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

DIY AC repairs: A costly mistake

Monday, April 1st, 2024

There is such a wealth of knowledge available on the internet today. It’s easy to think that you can complete a quick search online to figure out what is wrong with your air conditioner and fix it yourself. But air conditioners are very intricate systems. What you think it’s a problem might really be something else instead.

It’s so important that you call a professional anytime you need AC repair in Alachua, FL. You can keep reading to learn more about the risks you face when completing DIY air conditioning repairs. Then give our team a call when you’re ready to schedule service for your unit.

Continue Reading

Pros Vs. Amateurs: A Customer’s Guide

Monday, December 25th, 2023

When you need service for your residential HVAC system, you want to partner with a team of experts. You may have friends or family members with the best intentions offering to help with any HVAC issues at your home, but it’s a bad idea to have anyone work on your heater or air conditioner if they don’t have the proper certifications.

Instead, give our team a call if you’ve been looking for a professional HVAC company in Fort White, FL. We can help you with all of your HVAC problems, big and small. You can keep reading to learn more about the difference that you experience when partnering with a team of HVAC professionals.

Continue Reading

How to Measure Your Heat Pump’s Efficiency

Monday, December 11th, 2023

When purchasing any type of HVAC system, you want to understand the energy efficiency so you can make the best purchase decision. But heat pumps are a little different since they operate as both air conditioners and heaters. This means that there is a unique method for measuring heat pump efficiency.

Will you need to schedule HVAC service in Madison, FL, our team is here to help. We can help you pick the best heat pump option for your home and family. Before you schedule an appointment, you can keep reading to learn more about heat pump efficiency ratings, what they mean, and how to choose a high-efficiency heat pump.

Continue Reading

Upgrade Your Whole HVAC System With a Heat Pump

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Are you ready to upgrade the HVAC system in your home? If you’re considering replacing your central air conditioner, a heat pump is a great option. These particular HVAC systems are great for our climate because they offer high level of energy efficiency in how they operate. 

Give our team a call when you’re ready to schedule HVAC installation in Newberry, FL. You can also keep reading to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your system from a standard central air conditioner to a heat pump. Even though the two systems are very similar, heat pumps offer unique benefits that set them apart.

Continue Reading

Do These AC Noises Mean It’s Time for Replacement?

Monday, July 10th, 2023

When you hear an unusual sound coming from your air conditioner, you want to call for service sooner rather than later. Unusual sounds always mean that something is wrong with your AC, and putting off a maintenance call can lead to a system breakdown.

If you’re having AC problems and think it may be time for an AC replacement in Alachua, FL, our team can help. You can keep reading to learn more about unusual sounds and what they might mean is going on inside of your air conditioner.

Continue Reading

Are Heat Pumps Good For Florida?

Monday, June 12th, 2023

If you’re shopping around for a new air conditioner this summer, you may be considering a heat pump system. This type of air conditioner is great because it also offers heating all in the same unit. That means you don’t have to have a separate air conditioner and heater.

Heat pumps work great here in Florida, and you can keep reading to learn more about why. Then give our team a call for AC replacement in Newberry, FL. Whether you end up choosing a heat pump or other type of air conditioning system, our team can help with all of your AC needs.

Continue Reading

The Best Ways to Make Keeping Cool Cost Less This Year

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Spring is here, and the weather is warming up. We are all going to be using our air conditioners more, and likely looking for ways to keep energy costs down. You want to stay cool, but you don’t want to overspend on those efforts. And it can be very easy to forget and turn your thermostat down a couple of degrees only to find out the next month that your energy bill doubled.

The good news is, you can stay cool without worrying about energy costs with our pro tips. And if you think that your AC needs a tuneup, you can give us a call for AC in Newberry, FL. In the meantime, keep reading to learn how you can save money on keeping cool this summer.

Continue Reading

The Importance of Routine HVAC Maintenance This Time of Year

Monday, February 12th, 2018

time-service-clockIf you’re from another part of the country, you might mistake a Florida February for springtime (a very rainy spring season, that is). For the rest of us, these temperatures are just a delightful benefit of living in Lake City. This is a time when you don’t have to worry about much in terms of home comfort, aside from shutting the windows and keeping an umbrella by the door.

That doesn’t mean, though, that you should forget about your air conditioning system altogether. In fact, we think this is the best time of year for an appointment with a local technician. Even if your air conditioner appears to be working, you can benefit from maintenance in the off-season. Learn more in the guide below!

Continue Reading

2 New Features of Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, December 18th, 2017

modern-thermostatYou may be excited to tell someone to check out the features on your new smartphone or the quality of your new TV. But when it comes to essentials in the home like an air conditioner, does it really matter whether you’ve got the latest and greatest technology? We think so.

Today, we want to highlight two features you may come across when installing or updating an air conditioning system. You might be surprised by how much more convenient the AC is to use and how much you save. You’ll be telling all your friends about the “coolest” new AC features!

Continue Reading

How to Get Healthy Air from Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, December 4th, 2017

woman-blowing-noseThere’s nothing better than central AC if you own a home in Florida. Those of us with it cannot imagine life without it. And yet, central air conditioning does have its flaws. One of the biggest flaws is only really evident to those of us with severe allergies, asthma, or any other immune disorder. But it can be a problem in any home.

As the air conditioner cycles, it sucks in air from around the home before cooling it. Some particulate will get filtered out by the air filter. But some contamination still tends to get through. Getting healthier air may require some work and an investment, but it’s worth it in the end.

Continue Reading