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

Why Your Furnace Air Filter Matters

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Did you know that the filter on your furnace has a major impact on how your furnace can operate, as well as your indoor air quality? It’s true. Selecting the right type of filter and changing it out on time each month is one of the best ways to take care of your furnace and improve your indoor air quality.

When you do experience furnace problems, you can give our team a call to schedule furnace repair in High Springs, FL. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about why your furnace air filter is so important and how you can maximize its efficiency.

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5 Quiet Signs of a Malfunctioning Furnace

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Is your furnace malfunctioning? Problems don’t always have to be blatant and in your face for something to be wrong. Many homeowners wait to call for furnace repair until something major happens. But by that time, the damage is already significant.

We encourage you to take a different approach. Be proactive in scheduling furnace repair in Newberry, FL whenever you think that something might be wrong. It’s better to stay ahead of the issues by taking care of your furnace to prevent major problems. You can keep reading to learn more about five less obvious signs that your furnace is experiencing issues.

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Can You Save Money By Upgrading Your Furnace?

Monday, November 13th, 2023

If you have an older furnace, it could be costing you a lot of money. Older furnaces are less efficient and can be significantly more to operate from month to month. And aside from the actual costs, older furnaces can also lack overall comfort.

If you have a furnace that is 15 years or older, it’s time to schedule furnace service in Alachua, FL. Our team can assess your current unit and talk to you about your options for upgrading. You can keep reading to learn more about how investing in a new furnace can actually save you money.

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Your Furnace Might Not Be Safe Anymore

Monday, October 16th, 2023

There is a period of time toward the end of your furnace’s life when you have to decide between investing in repairs or replacing the entire unit. Sometimes repairs make sense, but when repairs cannot address safety concerns then it is time to replace your old system with a newer and safer model.

Since many heaters can last for upwards of 30 years, there’s a very good chance that your older heater may be highly outdated. If so, it’s time for a furnace replacement in Lake City, FL. Keep reading and learn more about the reasons that your older furnace may not be safe to operate any longer.

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Is Your Furnace Going Bump in the Night?

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

It may be a spooky season, but that doesn’t mean you want your furnace to participate by giving you scares. If your furnace is showing signs that something is wrong, it is better to address your concerns now instead of putting off service until later.

Our team is here to help with heating repair in Alachua, FL. You can keep reading to learn more about the signs that your furnace is facing some struggles that need to be addressed before temperatures drop even more this winter. Then give us a call to schedule your service and rest easy knowing that your furnace is in the best shape possible.

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Some Important Info About Electric Furnaces

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Electric furnaces are heating systems found in many homes in Florida. They’re far more common here than in more colder parts of the country. You may be considering installing an electric furnace in your home, or perhaps you’d like more information about the one you already have. We’re glad to help out, whatever the case. But here’s something you might not have known:

Electric furnaces can outlast many other heating systems

Because electric furnaces don’t have the strain of combusting fuel and the presence of combustion gases like natural gas furnaces, and they don’t have as many moving parts as heat pumps, they will not wear down as fast as either. Where a natural gas furnace will usually not last much longer than 15 years and heat pumps can last around 10 to 15 years, a quality electric furnace can last beyond 15 years. 

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Yes, Your Heating System Can Be TOO Powerful!

Monday, December 26th, 2022

This HVAC fact often comes as a surprise to people. After all, what’s wrong with having a heating system in your home that’s more powerful than necessary? True, it costs more to buy a more powerful system, but it means you can always have the extra heat boost when you need it, and when you don’t need it, you can just turn it down.

None of this actually works out, because furnaces and heat pumps don’t operate with a throttle where you ramp up and down how much thermal power the heater puts out. Aside from wasting money on getting a heater that’s too powerful for your house, an oversized heater will create other problems that will cost you in both money and comfort. 

Let’s take a closer look at why an oversized heating system is bad news for your home.

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How Does an Electric Furnace Work?

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Electric furnaces are a common option for heating in Florida. In regions with colder winters, electric furnaces can become costly to operate and they don’t have the heat capacity and heating speed of using a gas-powered furnace. In our short and mild winters, however, electric furnaces are cost-effective and just plain effective. For homes that don’t have a connection to a gas main, using an electric furnace in Newberry, FL is an excellent option for winter heat.

If you’d like to know more about electric furnaces and how they operate, we’re glad to share our knowledge with you. 

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How Heating Maintenance Improves Your Winter Safety—Even in Florida

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Each fall, we make it a point to remind our customers to schedule heater maintenance in Wellborn, FL and elsewhere in North Central Florida. It’s easy for people who live in a warm climate to let their home heating needs slip past. There simply isn’t the same urgency in Florida when it comes to winter as there is in a place like Wisconsin. But heating maintenance is still important in our region, and that’s why we make a bit of noise to ensure the homeowners know it’s the time of year to get their heating maintenance appointment on the calendar before the winter.

There are several reasons why these annual inspections and tune-ups for home heating systems are important, even in the Sunshine State. Maintenance ensures the best performance from a heater when necessary, lowers the occurrence of malfunctions, and keeps energy efficiency high. But even without those factors, there’s an important reason to always have heating maintenance … and that’s safety.

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Get Ready for the Season Ahead With Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 17th, 2022

It’s October, and even if the weather is still warm, this is when we recommend our customers arrange for their annual heater maintenance in Fort White, FL and throughout North Central Florida. 

Unfortunately, people often forget the importance of heating maintenance in a place that gets as warm as Florida, but this is an important service, as we’ll explain below. 

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