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

Why Ice is Forming on Your Heat Pump

Monday, November 30th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to stay warm this winter, you may start to notice ice forming on the outside part of your system. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your system is in trouble. In fact, it’s pretty much bound to happen if you start up your heat pump on especially cold days. Ice on your heat pump can become a problem under certain circumstances. Read on to find out where heat pump ice comes from, and how to deal with it.

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The Problem of Short Cycling

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Winter is finally here, and that means you’re probably relying on your furnace on a daily basis. There are a couple of precautions that you need to take while you’re using your furnace that often, one of which is cleaning the air filter every couple of months. If you don’t do this, you run the risk of causing short cycling to occur in your system. Let’s take a closer look at short cycling, and the damage it can cause to your furnace.

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Do I Need to Replace My Furnace?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Winter is here, and if you aren’t yet relying on your furnace on a daily basis you soon will be. Along with that added use comes added stress, and some of us have furnaces that just won’t be able to cope. If your furnace can’t get you through another winter, it’s highly advisable that you have it replaced now. Otherwise, you may have the system break down on you in the middle of winter. No one wants to be without heat for a week or more while they scramble to find a new heating system. Keep an eye out for these signs that your furnace needs to be replaced.

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Strange Furnace Noises, and What They Mean

Monday, November 9th, 2015

As the days start to get colder, you’re going to start relying on your furnace to keep you warm on a day-to-day basis. At some point, you may start to hear strange noises coming from your furnace. Unusual noises are often the first sign of a problem with your system. Let’s take a look at some of the more common noises that you need to listen for.

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Now is the Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Floridians are lucky when it comes to winter; we don’t have to deal with cold weather until December at the earliest. However, that doesn’t mean that you should neglect your home heating preparations until the last minute. Heating maintenance is a vital part of making sure that your system can handle the onslaught of winter. Read on to find out more about the benefits of heating maintenance, and why you should schedule it this fall.

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