Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Commercial HVAC’ Category

Detecting Problems With Your Commercial Air Conditioning

Monday, June 28th, 2021

commercia-hvac-fans-in-rotationAlong with our great services for homeowners throughout North Central Florida, we also provide service for light commercial HVAC in Alachua, FL, and the rest of our service area. (Light commercial means systems 25 tons and under.) As local business owners ourselves, we understand the difficulties a company can face when their cooling systems give out in the middle of summer. You may depend on the AC to keep customers, clients, and employees happy, or the AC may do a critical job cooling down equipment. No matter how you use your commercial air conditioning, when it fails you’ll need our experts on the job to repair it. 

You want to catch potential AC problems early, before they turn into a full system breakdown leaving your facility without cooling. This presents difficulties, because AC equipment usually sits on the roof of the building. But you still can watch for these warning signs that will tell you to call our team for repair service.

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When is it Time to Replace Your Commercial Air Conditioner

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Commercial air conditioners are very sturdy systems, but they are not invincible. Sooner or later, you’re going to replace yours. When the time comes to replace your commercial air conditioner, it pays to be able to recognize the signs. You don’t want your first warning to be when the whole system breaks down on you. The sooner you can recognize when you need a commercial air conditioner, the better off you’ll be. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the signs that it’s time to replace your commercial air conditioner.

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Is Your Commercial AC Ready for Summer?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Having a comfortable atmosphere in your business space is critical to your business’s daily operation, and with spring almost here, it’s time to schedule commercial AC maintenance for your Gainesville business. You may be saying to yourself that your system just had a maintenance appointment this fall, but it’s recommended that commercial systems are scheduled for maintenance bi-annually. Why? Commercial HVAC systems are large and complex, and many systems perform both heating and cooling. Plus, you don’t want to risk experiencing poor performance from your system just because you didn’t schedule maintenance. Only trained commercial experts should work on your commercial HVAC system, so call the experts you can trust: Touchstone Heating and Air, Inc.

What Are the Benefits of Maintenance?

Maintenance is a full tune-up of your commercial HVAC system, so there are a number of benefits to scheduling AC maintenance:

  • Better energy efficiency – staying on budget with heating and cooling costs can be tough, but maintenance helps your system to work optimally, which reduces the system’s energy usage.
  • Better comfort – the cleaning and adjusting your system receives during a maintenance appointment allows it to achieve your set temperature without a problem, ensuring that your office space will be comfortable.
  • Prevents repair – during a maintenance appointment, the technician will closely inspect your system and its working parts to make sure there are no existing or developing problems. Should a problem be discovered, you’ll be alerted.
  • Extends life of the system – each year your system goes unmaintained, it loses 5% of its energy efficiency; conversely, following through with bi-annual maintenance keeps your system operating within 5% of its original efficiency level. Keeping your commercial AC in good working order year after year helps extend its life, which is great for you and your business.

Always Call a Commercial Expert

Commercial HVAC systems are very different from residential ones, so it’s important to always call for a commercial expert when needing any kind of work for your business’s HVAC system.

The commercial experts at Touchstone Heating and Air, Inc., have the commercial experience needed to perform any kind of commercial HVAC work, so call us today!

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Only Allow Specialists to Service Your Commercial AC System

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Because of Florida’s warm climate, you will rely on the air conditioning system in your commercial space almost every month of the year. Keeping the AC in prime working order so that it is always ready to provide you with crisp and relaxing cool air without excess energy waste is important to keep a business running smoothly and its employees, customers, and/or clients happy. To make sure that the air conditioner in your commercial space can live up to your expectations, arrange for prompt repairs when necessary and regular maintenance once a year.

But when it comes to scheduling these services, you can’t simply turn to any HVAC contractor. A commercial AC must have commercial experts to install, maintain, and repair it. For your light commercial air conditioning in Jacksonville, FL (25 tons and under), look to the dependable name of Touchstone Heating and Air Inc. We have served North Central Florida businesses with quality comfort since 1998.

Why commercial HVAC specialists are essential for your business

It is easy to think of light commercial air conditioners as nothing more than larger siblings to the ones found in homes. But this is rarely the case. Even if it were, a larger system is already more complex to work on for someone inexperienced with it. The amount of cooling that commercial ACs must provide makes them difficult to service for anyone who has not received special training. Just the horsepower required to run the fan motors makes them significantly different than anything seen in the largest system used for homes.

In general, the design of commercial air conditioners is dissimilar to residential ones. Most home ACs are “split systems” that consist of an indoor cabinet and an outdoor cabinet that connect through refrigerant and power lines. Most commercial air conditioners, on the other hand, are “packaged units” that place all the components, including both the evaporator and condenser coil, into one cabinet that is customarily housed on the roof. These systems require special training to repair and maintain.

Commercial air conditioners must provide comfort for a large number of people; even smaller businesses must worry about keeping a larger number of people comfortable than in a home. Specialists in commercial HVAC technology know exactly how to service air conditioners so they will take care of everyone in a commercial space; this is not work that you can expect from a technician only familiar with home ACs.

With all the strain that your commercial air conditioning in Jacksonville, FL will experience each year, you will eventually need to schedule service for it.

Call Touchstone Heating and Air Inc. today and talk to our light commercial HVAC technicians to arrange for whatever work you need done.

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Why You Should Schedule Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Keeping your commercial property comfortable can improve the productivity of your employees and keep your clients and customers happy. If you own or manage a commercial property in Gainesville, you need a high-performance HVAC system to keep your property at a reasonable temperature. But when your commercial system needs maintenance, it can cause a lot of problems for your business. In order to avoid poor work conditions and costly repairs, the technicians at Touchstone Heating and Air Inc. recommend scheduling commercial HVAC maintenance twice a year. Here are some of the reasons you should call for maintenance for your business today.

  • No Complaints: One of the most important reasons to schedule maintenance is to avoid complaints from your clients, customers, tenants, and employees. If even a small part of your HVAC system is not working as it should, such as a bent fan blade, it may take longer for your unit to cool or heat your property. Technicians check for problems like these and make sure your unit is in top shape.
  • Efficiency: Commercial systems use a lot of energy as it is, but repair needs and dirty components can cause your HVAC system to use more energy than it needs to. Cleaning and adjusting components may save you a lot of money every month.
  • Less Risk: A poorly maintained system has a much greater risk of breaking down. And a costly repair or replacement is a big deal in the middle of a busy work day. Stay informed about repair needs before a major breakdown by scheduling commercial HVAC maintenance.
  • Longer Lifespan: Maintenance can actually extend the lifespan of your system. If parts of your system are not working as they should, other components have to work harder, causing your system to wear down prematurely. Maintenance reduces wear and tear, keeping your system at its best so that it lasts as long as possible.

During maintenance, a technician will clean and adjust components of your system and let you know of any problems that need further repairs. Commercial units are complex, so be sure to only trust experienced technicians with such a big job.

For commercial HVAC maintenance in Gainesville, call the specialists at Touchstone Heating and Air Inc. today. You’ll be glad you did!

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