How AC Tune-Ups Will Save You Headaches This Summer

May 15th, 2023

You’ve heard us say over and over again that AC maintenance is crucial for keeping your air conditioner working at its best. There are both short-term and long-term benefits to AC maintenance, but the short-term benefits are perhaps the most enticing. 

You want to have peace of mind this summer that your air conditioner will work great no matter how hot it gets outside. Our team can help by providing services like air conditioning maintenance and air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL. Keep reading to learn more about why a spring AC tune-up will benefit you this summer season.

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Why Your Home Needs Better Indoor Air Quality

May 1st, 2023

Did you know that your home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside? When you are outdoors, fresh air is constantly circulating. But the air in your home can quickly become stale as it collects allergens and contaminants. 

Indoor air quality has an impact on many aspects of your life. It can even impact how well your air conditioner operates to cool your home. If you’re interested in an air purifier in Starke, FL, our team would love to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an air purifier for improving your home’s indoor air quality.

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Watch Out for AC Condensate Drainage Troubles

April 17th, 2023

When your air conditioner cools the air in your home, it also removes some of the humidity to help the air feel cooler. After all, drier air feels cooler than if there is extra humidity in the air. When your air conditioner removes moisture from the air, that moisture has to drain out somewhere.

That’s where your condensate drain line comes in. Still, it’s possible for this drain line to get clogged and allow water to back up into your AC and home. If you think that you need to have service for your air conditioning in Newberry, FL, our team is here to help. Keep reading to learn more about problems with your condensate drain, how to identify them, and what you can do to help.

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The Best Ways to Make Keeping Cool Cost Less This Year

April 3rd, 2023

Spring is here, and the weather is warming up. We are all going to be using our air conditioners more, and likely looking for ways to keep energy costs down. You want to stay cool, but you don’t want to overspend on those efforts. And it can be very easy to forget and turn your thermostat down a couple of degrees only to find out the next month that your energy bill doubled.

The good news is, you can stay cool without worrying about energy costs with our pro tips. And if you think that your AC needs a tuneup, you can give us a call for AC in Newberry, FL. In the meantime, keep reading to learn how you can save money on keeping cool this summer.

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Before Your AC Really Gets to Work, Find Out If Anything Is Wrong With It

March 20th, 2023

It’s time to start thinking about the heat. Not just the warmer weather of spring, but the real scorching days of midsummer. Right now is the best time to make sure that you have an air conditioning system in your home that can handle the intense Florida heat.

“My AC has worked fine before,” you might say. “What will stop it from working fine again?”

Past performance isn’t a good guide to future results, especially when you consider the wear and tear an AC in Florida goes through. Your air conditioning system may have hidden malfunctions you don’t know about. Before you throw your AC into the hottest weather of the year, it pays to know if anything isn’t right with it. Scheduling timely AC repair in Wellborn, FL or elsewhere in North Central Florida will save you from dealing with your cooling system failing abruptly when you need it the most.

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Welcome March! And Welcome Air Conditioning Maintenance!

March 6th, 2023

The month of March means the end of winter and the beginning of spring. That doesn’t necessarily mean an immediate change to spring weather, but warm weather is never far away here in Florida. 

March is a great time to think about how you’ll keep your house comfortable throughout the steady heat of the middle of the year. For all of us at Touchstone, this when we get to work helping customers with air conditioning maintenance. This is one of the most important services we offer, because it helps our customers enjoy the best performance from their cooling systems and get the largest return on their investment in home comfort. Maintenance eliminates most of the problems an AC may have. Best of all, it bestows peace of mind for our customers who don’t want to get trapped with a broken AC in the middle of a July heatwave. 

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Will an Air Purifier Remove All the Contaminants in My Home?

February 20th, 2023

The simple answer to this question is “no.” Science has yet to devise any type of single air purification or air filtration system that will remove 100% of airborne contaminants from a living space. Your house contains multiple sources of airborne pollutants (furniture material, building materials, paints, varnishes, cooking products, hobby products, cleaning chemicals, cosmetics, and people) that are continually emitting contaminants into the air. No air purifier can remove all of them and give you a “clean” home. The clean rooms found in healthcare facilities and industrial facilities are the closest it comes to contaminant-free environments.

This doesn’t mean an air purifier in Sanderson, FL for your home has no value. You can’t remove 100% of the contaminants, but you can get close. The right use of air purification and air filtration professionally installed into an HVAC system can remove more than 98% of unwanted particles from circulating through your house. That’s an impressive amount. But what’s the right air purifier for the job?

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Some Important Info About Electric Furnaces

February 6th, 2023

Electric furnaces are heating systems found in many homes in Florida. They’re far more common here than in more colder parts of the country. You may be considering installing an electric furnace in your home, or perhaps you’d like more information about the one you already have. We’re glad to help out, whatever the case. But here’s something you might not have known:

Electric furnaces can outlast many other heating systems

Because electric furnaces don’t have the strain of combusting fuel and the presence of combustion gases like natural gas furnaces, and they don’t have as many moving parts as heat pumps, they will not wear down as fast as either. Where a natural gas furnace will usually not last much longer than 15 years and heat pumps can last around 10 to 15 years, a quality electric furnace can last beyond 15 years. 

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Do You Have Leaky Air Ducts? Here Are the Best Ways to Tell

January 23rd, 2023

Leaks in the air ducts of a home’s ventilation system are a major problem. It’s easy to overlook how much of a problem because ductwork is purposely hidden from sight in a home behind walls and in the attic. But if you have leaky air ducts, they’ll cost you in money, comfort, and even health.

The solution to leaky ducts is to call us to schedule duct services in Madison, FL. We’ll test the ducts to determine the level of air leakage and then seal up all the leaks, restoring the ventilation system to airtight condition once more.

To call us for duct services, you first have to know there’s a problem. How can you do that when you can’t see most of the ductwork? There are several signs that can warn you of these air leaks listed below.

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Several Common Repairs Your Heat Pump May Need

January 9th, 2023

It’s always heat pump season. That’s one of the amazing things about these systems: they provide comfort for both hot and cold weather. Right now, with colder winter weather than we’re used to in Florida, you’ll rely on your heat pump to deliver warm air to your house and family.

But what if it doesn’t? Although heat pumps are built to rigorous standards, they can still malfunction like any other complicated electronic device. Even with the best maintenance—which can eliminate more than 50% of repair needs—you still may need to call our technicians for heat pump repair in Lake City, FL at some point.

With that in mind, let’s look at some of the more common repair needs that can crop up for a heat pump.

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