Touchstone Heating & Air Inc Blog : Archive for January, 2017

What Happens When Your Furnace is the Wrong Size

Monday, January 30th, 2017

So you’re looking for a new furnace and you’ve got a lot on your plate. You’re probably buried in comparisons between fuel types, AFUE vs HSPF ratings, and a dozen other considerations. So, it can be pretty tempting at times to just go with whatever furnace fits in the space you have available just to get the whole process over with. We don’t recommend that for a number of reasons, one of the most important being this: size matters. If the furnace you install in your home is too big, or too small, you’re going to be amazed at how quickly things are going to turn sour for you.

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How Long do Ductless Systems Last?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Climate control systems are expensive, for the most part. They’re also necessary for a lot of people, which means that the name of the game is to get the best return on investment possible. The way to do that is to make it last for as long as you can, and to replace it before it suddenly dies on you. If you’re using a ductless system, you should know that the average one lasts about 10-15 years. You can use that range as a guide, but the best way to tell whether you need a new ductless system is to keep watch for certain warning signs.

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The Advantages of Upgrading Your Thermostat

Monday, January 9th, 2017

How often do you replace your thermostat? Is it as often as you replace the other parts of your heating or air conditioning system? If not, you may actually be unknowingly decreasing the effectiveness of your climate control systems. It’s important that you upgrade your thermostat at least as often as your heating and air conditioning systems. Read on to find out why.

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The Advantages of Installing a Heat Pump

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

There are a myriad of different heat pump system types available on the market. So many, in fact, that it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of different options available. Each heating system type has its place, though. What’s important is that you find the best one for your needs. Read on for some of the ways that a heat pump might help you this winter.

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