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

You Might Want to Replace Your Air Conditioner Once it Reaches This Point

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Air conditioners are well-built systems, and can last quite a long time if they are taken care of well enough. However, just because you can make your air conditioner last for several decades, doesn’t mean you should. If you want to save money on your air conditioner operating costs, it’s best to replace your system when it gets too old. Read on to find out more about why you should replace your old air conditioner after about 20 years.

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Why Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, September 14th, 2015

With summer ending soon, many homeowners are getting ready to turn off their air conditioners for the year. If you have a heat pump, though, you’re probably going to continue using it throughout the winter. Heat pumps are well known for their ability to provide both heating and cooling functions. While this is quite convenient for homeowners who use them, it also means that they require different treatment from more traditional climate control systems. Let’s look at why your heat pump needs preventive maintenance at least twice a year.

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Why Your Air Conditioner is Icing Over

Friday, September 11th, 2015

If you notice ice building up on your air conditioner, you have a problem. While it may seem like ice is a sign that your air conditioner is doing its job, it’s actually an indication that your evaporator coil is malfunctioning. Air conditioner ice can become a serious threat to the system if it’s left alone for long enough. Let’s take a look at why air conditioner ice forms, and why it’s so dangerous.

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What You Need to Know About Short Cycling

Monday, September 7th, 2015

If you’ve ever noticed your air conditioner turning itself on and off every few minutes, you have a short cycling problem. Short cycling may seem like a harmless quirk, but it’s actually a big threat to the air conditioner. If you hear your system short cycling, you need to turn it off and call for repairs immediately. Let’s take a look at why short cycling happens, and the kind of damage that it can inflict on your system.

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