Touchstone Heating & Air Inc Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Is It Too Early to Think About AC Maintenance?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedMost HVAC contractors recommend their customers schedule maintenance for their air conditioning systems during the spring. This fits the maintenance in at an ideal time, when the weather is starting to warm up but isn’t yet warm enough to make an AC necessary. HVAC contractors are less busy in this period, making scheduling simple.

The situation is a bit different in Florida. The official start of spring isn’t until the third week of March, but our weather can warm up much faster with higher humidity. It’s a good idea to be prepped for hot conditions starting in April.

So if you’re already thinking about arranging for AC maintenance here in late February—that’s good! We think it’s best to arrange for your regular maintenance before the rush of other homeowners who realize the weather is starting to turn hot.

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Check the Outdoor AC Cabinet in the Fall

Monday, October 8th, 2018

touchstone-new-ac-yorkAlthough we experience some wet and cold days during the winters in North Central Florida, we also still have hot days. Air conditioners are expected to work throughout the year around here. That means you need to make sure your home’s AC is prepared to get through each season. The biggest concern is summer, which is why we stress having professional maintenance done in the spring, right before the period when the AC will run the most.

It’s fall now, and you won’t be arranging for professional maintenance for the cooling system (unless you didn’t have it done during spring, in which case, better late than never). But we recommend you take a few steps to check on the air conditioner to make sure no problems are developing and that it’s set to handle any warm days ahead. If you do need air conditioning repair in Gainesville, FL, call us and we’ll be there to take care of it.

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How Corrosion Can Affect Your AC

Monday, September 10th, 2018

ac-units-scrapyardCorrosion is a major enemy of most metal devices and appliances. With air conditioners, corrosion along the evaporator or condenser coils is responsible for 40% of system failures. Corrosion can happen quickly and may result from years of moisture exposure.

If you notice corrosion starting anywhere on your home’s cooling system, call for professional AC repair in Alachua, FL. The sooner you have the problem dealt with, the less likely you’ll need to replace the air conditioning system years before its time.

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A Short-Cycling Air Conditioner—Why It’s Bad News

Monday, June 18th, 2018

spinning-fan-cuIs your AC turning on and off again? It’s definitely not normal.

Short-cycling occurs when your AC turns on and off, over and over, without going through a proper cooling cycle. In the short-term, short-cycling will stop your home from getting cooler. In the long-term, you’re looking at costly repairs and possibly even replacement.

The bad news is that short-cycling can have a profound effect on your next energy bill. The good news, though, is that the earlier you take care of the problem, the better off you’ll be.

Keep reading to find out why short-cycling is more than just an annoyance.

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Summer Cooling Tips to Lower Your AC Bills

Monday, May 21st, 2018

stack-of-billsTemperatures are rising in Florida, but the rain is also falling, so we aren’t quite into the full heat of summer yet. Your utility bills won’t show the price spike you expect when your air conditioning system starts running on a regular basis.

When the price spike comes, we’d like to help you keep it from being quite so steep. Here are a few simple tips to help lower air conditioning bills over the summer without having to make big sacrifices in comfort. Some you can do on your own. Others require the assistance of AC professionals—but they’re definitely worth it.

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Ways That Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance Saves Money

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

money-saving-piggy-bankOne of the most important services that we offer our customers is routine maintenance service for their cooling and heating systems. We strongly recommend homeowners arrange for a maintenance tune-up and inspection in spring for their air conditioning systems. The work we do on your AC, such as tightening electrical connections, lubricating moving parts, and checking for a drop in refrigerant pressure, will give the system the best chance of making it through another sweltering Florida summer without suffering a breakdown. That will give you peace of mind, one of the best rewards.

There are other reasons to have routine air conditioning maintenance in Lake City, FL each year. Many of those reasons are about saving money. The price you pay for regular maintenance will come back to you with interest through the many ways AC maintenance reduces various costs.

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3 Surprising Things That Affect Air Conditioning Efficiency

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

heat-pump-cashAir conditioning efficiency is something that’s a hot topic in Florida. You might think your high bills are normal, something you’re stuck with whenever the weather is warm simply because you live here. Then, a neighbor tells you they’re paying about half of what you do every month! This is an example of why many people call our technicians for help cutting down electricity bills.

It is possible. In some cases, a change in the way you use your air conditioner will help improve your bills to an extent. However, you might find out that your system needs repair. We’ll help you learn about some of the surprising things that affect AC efficiency in our area in today’s list.

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The Simple Step that Makes Your Air Conditioner Live Longer

Monday, August 28th, 2017

technician-changing-filter-ventRegular maintenance, as we’ve discussed before, is key to keeping your air conditioner running smoothly for longer. This is something that should always be handled by a professional technician, someone who knows the ins and outs of central AC systems and can spot AC repairs sooner. Regular tune-ups involve many steps, but not every step of air conditioning maintenance can (or should) be handled by the pros.

Completing this one simple step, once a month at least, can make your air conditioner run better, last longer, and use less energy—meaning that overall, you save!

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4 Common AC Repairs: Don’t Wait to Fix These!

Monday, August 14th, 2017

AC-repair-contractorYour air conditioner is, of course, more than just a box that shoots cold air out. It’s a complex collection of mechanical and electrical components that all work together towards a goal of removing heat from your home’s air in order to move refrigerated air into it.

That said, when any single component runs into trouble, the entire air conditioner may be soon to follow. It doesn’t take long for one worn-down part to begin wreaking havoc for the entire system. The other parts have to compensate for the loss, and that can cause wear that’s tough to remedy.

Don’t let your air conditioner go into a state of disrepair for longer than you should. Check out a few of the most common AC repairs we make and learn why you shouldn’t wait to call for repairs.

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Want to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Shape This Summer? Read This

Monday, April 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-serviceYou’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often over the next few months. More use means more wear and tear, which means more chances for a problem to develop. If you take certain steps, though, you can make sure that your air conditioner is in top condition to cope with the added demand. Have a look at the two major things you can do to ensure the health of your AC.

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