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

Pros and Cons of a Ductless Mini Split

Monday, May 27th, 2024

If you’ve been thinking of ditching your more traditional forced air system for a ductless mini split, there are a few things you need to know first. While ductless mini splits offer a wide variety of unique benefits, there are also some downsides that it is important to consider before making the leap.

Just give our team a call when you’re ready to learn more about ductless mini splits in Alachua, FL. You can also keep reading to see why so many homeowners are switching to ductless heating and cooling.

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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.

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Address Mold and Mildew With an Air Purifier

Monday, March 4th, 2024

If you’re struggling with mold around your home, it definitely needs to be treated. But aside from that, you also have to take steps toward preventing mold growth from happening again in the future. Otherwise, you’ll just keep facing mold growth again and again in a never ending battle. 

Installing an air purifier in Alachua, FL, is a great way to combat mold in your home. You can keep reading for more about the benefits of an air purifier and how a whole-house model works to improve your indoor air quality. Then give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment to talk about what type of air purifier you want and how it would benefit your home and family.

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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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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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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.

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Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Home’s Air Quality

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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Over the past two years, a huge shift has taken place in how people live in their homes. I.e., they live in them a lot more now. With a massive shift to work-from-home, many homeowners have discovered aspects of their houses they didn’t know they needed to change, such as available work space. Many people also found out that their homes have poor air quality.

Low indoor air quality isn’t a new phenomenon, but its effects have become more noticeable as people spend more time in their homes. If you have concerns about your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), you can start by asking yourself some questions:

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Is Your Furnace Running Inefficiently?

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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Your home’s furnace plays a pivotal role in your overall comfort and well-being. Being the essential resource that it is, it’s also something that necessitates a great degree of value and prioritization. Supporting your furnace is an essential practice in bolstering your home’s heating, as by doing so you can properly identify and mitigate issues that could end up costing you time, money, and peace of mind.

In this regard, it’s a common intent among homeowners to know how to assess their furnace’s performance, so as to ensure it’s functioning to the best of its capacity year-round.

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How Long Will My Furnace Last?

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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Nothing lasts forever, and the same goes for the furnace in your house. Sure, it won’t see as much use in Florida as, say, in colder states like New York, Maine, or Rhode Island. Regardless, you still want to get the most out of your furnace even if it isn’t seeing much use.

In this article, we’ll go over how long you can expect your furnace to last, some issues that can shorten its lifespan, and when it’s time to get a new one.

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Amateur AC Repair Errors We Often See

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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Please don’t attempt to make repairs to your air conditioning system on your own if you’re not a trained HVAC technician. And don’t let amateurs take on AC repairs either. It’s that simple: the modern central air conditioner is a complex piece of refrigeration technology that requires years of training and special tools to repair. 

If you have a malfunctioning cooling system in your home, the best way to deal with it is to call us to schedule AC repair in Alachua, FL. We’re responsive professionals with more than two decades of history fixing all types of air conditioning problems.

We can use our experience repairing ACs to explain why amateur tampering can go so wrong. We’ve often inspected air conditioners and discovered mistakes made from some non-professional attempts to fix them. If your current AC was already in your house when you moved in, you may not even realize your cooling system has these “amateur patches,” and they can lead to trouble later. Here are a few of the more common botched repair errors we see.

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