Touchstone Heating & Air Inc Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Heat Pump Not Switching to Cooling Mode?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeThis is the time of the year when you’ll probably appreciate having a heat pump to take care of both your warm and cool weather comfort needs. As the weather swings back and forth during spring, you can simply switch your heat pump between its two different modes—heating and cooling—with only a single adjustment on the thermostat. No reason to think about having to shut down a heater for the year, and your thermostat programming doesn’t have to change much.

But what if the heat pump won’t turn over into cooling mode? This is one of the more common troubles a heat pump can run into, and it’s also one our technicians are familiar with fixing so the heat pump can go back to work.

We’ll take a brief look at what might be going on with a heat pump stuck in one mode.

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HVAC Fall Planning: Maybe a Heat Pump?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

cold-and-hot-house-symbolsPlanning for winter in Florida may sound a touch strange to people who live elsewhere, since we enjoy mild winters that sometimes feel more like a cooler extension of summer. But this is a period of heavier rains and sometimes weather that makes a heating system necessary. We don’t need extremely powerful heaters the way homes in Minnesota do, but we still need to have reliable and energy-efficient ones.

And this brings us to the heat pump as part of fall HVAC planning. A heat pump is an ideal way for you to enjoy heating and air conditioning in Newberry, FL around the year. It’s one of the best comfort options available for Florida homes.

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4 Things You Should Know About a Heat Pump

Monday, March 26th, 2018

sun-and-snowflake-badgeThe heat pump has become a popular home comfort installation in Florida because it’s a fantastic fit for our weather. A heat pump works as both an air conditioner and a heater: its cooling mode is powerful enough to overcome hot Florida summers, the heating mode is efficient and energy-saving for the mild winters. For many homeowners, having their year-round comfort taken care of with a single installation is a huge benefit!

Heat pumps are new to many people, so we’d like to share four important facts about them with you. If you want to know more, or you’re ready to schedule installation for a heat pump in Lake City, FL or elsewhere in North Central Florida, get in touch with a member of our team.

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The Perfect Year-Round Comfort System for a Florida Home

Monday, January 15th, 2018

service-tools-air-conditionersThere’s nothing quite like central air conditioning if you live in Florida. We’re known for our humidity and our hot summers that last longer than in the rest of the country. But we get our share of cold days as well—especially in Northern Florida. That’s why we think there’s nothing quite like central air conditioning…except, perhaps, a heat pump.

If you’re looking for the perfect air conditioning and heating system for your home, consider a central heat pump or a ductless heat pump. For more information, contact our friendly team, and read on for an overview of what this system can do for your home.

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What You Should Know about Heat Pumps

Monday, November 20th, 2017

First, you should know the number one thing about heat pumps: it’s heating and cooling in one. One unit, that looks a lot like a conventional central air conditioner, can bring heat into a home and take heat out. In Florida, where we provide AC services, it doesn’t make much sense to have a separate furnace that to provide heat, but there are the occasional cold spells, making a central heater a convenient system to have—especially when it works with your AC. So what else should you know about this versatile comfort system?

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If Your Heat Pump Meets This Criteria, It’s Time for a New One

Monday, June 19th, 2017

heat-pump-cashThe middle of summer is just about the worst possible time to have your heat pump break down on you. Unfortunately, no amount of care and maintenance can keep a heat pump functioning forever. Sooner or later, there absolutely will be a time when you need to replace your heat pump. You need to be able to tell when your heat pump is getting to the end of its lifespan, so that you can have a new one installed before the current one permanently breaks down. If your heat pump can’t get you through another summer, consider replacing it now. Have a look at the following signs that you need a new heat pump.

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3 Advantages of Installing a Ductless Mini Split

Monday, June 5th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this season, you have many different options available to you. Each type of air conditioning system has its own advantages, suited to a different set of individual circumstances. Before you make a decision on which system you should install, though, you should closely examine the advantages of each. Let’s take a look at three of the advantages associated with installing a ductless mini split.

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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 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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Why is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heat pumps are popular primarily for their ability to switch between heating and air conditioning functions. If the heat pump becomes stuck in one mode, though, it can quickly start to seem like more of a hindrance. If your heat pump can’t seem to switch into heating mode, read on to find out why.

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