Touchstone Heating & Air Inc Blog : Archive for August, 2015

Take Control of Your Humidity

Monday, August 31st, 2015

We all know about the moisture down here. The subtropical climate here can be difficult to get through, and you’ll need a powerful and efficient central air unit or heat pump to keep you and your family cool, of course. Any air conditioner (or refrigeration unit) must control the humidity in some way–dehumidification is part of the thermodynamic process–but there are plenty of good reasons to consider supplementing that humidity control with a dedicated dehumidifier. Let’s take a look at how this might benefit your Starke, FL home. 

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How a UV Air Purifier Benefits You

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Indoor air quality is largely affected by airborne contaminants. There are millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants floating around in the average home’s indoor air, including things like viruses, bacteria and mold spores. These biological contaminants are among the most dangerous you’re liable to encounter in your home. Some of the biological contaminants can make you sick, or even put you in the hospital in rare cases. For this reason, a UV air purifier is highly recommended in areas with suspect indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at how a UV air purifier works, and the benefits of using it.

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What Qualifies as an Air Conditioning Emergency?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

There are a myriad of different problems that can afflict an air conditioning system. Some of them are bigger than others, but all of them should be dealt with as quickly as possible. Even so, there are a handful of problems that can destroy the system if not fixed immediately. If you notice that your air conditioner is exhibiting symptoms of one of these problems, you should turn it off and call for emergency repairs. Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms of these problems that you should watch for.

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When to Replace Your Ductless Air Conditioner

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners, like all systems, have a natural lifespan. There will come a point when no matter how well you’ve taken care of it, you’ll have to replace your ductless system. What is important is that you recognize the signs that your ductless air conditioner is nearing the end of its lifespan.  That way, you can have it replaced before it gives out on you. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your ductless air conditioner needs to be replaced.

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How Often do I Need to Replace My Geothermal System?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Considering how much of a financial investment climate control systems are, it’s only fair to want to know how long your system is going to last. Geothermal systems are a bit harder to gauge than other systems, due to their unique construction. However, there are still a few easy ways to tell whether or not you need to replace your geothermal system. Let’s take a look at some of those ways now.

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