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

If Your Furnace Isn’t Working, Here Are Some Steps to Take First…

Monday, December 14th, 2020

ThermostatBefore we go further in this post, we want to be clear: we are not recommending you attempt to repair your furnace on your own. There is a big difference between the troubleshooting steps outlined below and actually taking out tools and tinkering around inside your furnace. Anything more complicated than the steps we recommend is something to leave to a certified HVAC professional. Not only will the professional know how to accurately diagnose and repair the furnace, they’ll be able to do it safely. Amateur work of any kind on a furnace can lead to dangerous situations.

Now that we’ve got that cleared up—what can you do when your furnace isn’t working before you call us for heating repair in Alachua, FL?

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Why Is the Furnace Turning On and Off So Frequently?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

covering-earsIf you’re asking this question, then you’re doing a good job of paying attention to the behavior of your home’s heating system. Detecting early indications of malfunctions in a heater is essential to ensuring you arrange for repairs to fix the problem when it’s still small and to avoid potential health hazards. Odd sounds, strange smells, high bills—all are warnings you may need professional service for your furnace in Starke, FL.

Now, about that problem you’ve noticed with the furnace turning on and off rapidly …

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To Repair or Replace That Older Furnace

Monday, March 12th, 2018

furnace-heating-maintenanceThe furnace may be the most common heating system in the country, but it’s still got its share of problems. In truth, furnaces only have a lifespan of about 10-15 years, at least if you expect it to run efficiently. Then again, heaters in Florida do not get as much of a workout as they do in other parts of the country, so it’s not too surprising to have heaters last longer than expected.

How do you know which is the right choice for your furnace? We want to help point you in the right direction. Think carefully about the condition of your furnace, and follow our advice in the guide below. When you’re ready to find out for certain, contact our team and we will give you an honest assessment of your home furnace.

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Troubleshooting an Electric Furnace

Monday, January 29th, 2018

cold-man-thermostat-handsIn this part of the country, we don’t see a lot of gas heaters. Electric furnaces do a fine job of warming up Florida homes (although we do recommend a heat pump to the energy-conscious Floridian instead). A major benefit to electric furnaces is that they are so durable, which is why it may be surprising when you notice yours has run into trouble, or won’t start up at all.

The good news is that you may be able to fix the issue, or at least get to the bottom of the trouble, yourself. We’ve got your guide to doing so below, but be sure to call in qualified technicians when you need them!

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Furnace Noises That are Warning Signs of a Problem

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Your furnace is going to be under a lot of strain over the next couple of months, which means that problems will be more likely to occur. It’s important that you know the warning signs that your furnace is developing a problem. One of the easiest ways to tell that your furnace is having issues is to listen for any strange noises coming from it.

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Furnace Issues to be Aware of

Monday, November 21st, 2016

As we move into winter, you should keep an eye out for any signs that your furnace is experiencing a problem. More strain on the system means more wear and tear, which means a greater likelihood for issues to crop up. The faster you can catch these issues, the better off your furnace will be. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the furnace problems you need to be aware of this winter.

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Furnace Problems You Should Know About

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Winter is the most stressful time of year for furnaces, which of course means that it’s also the time of year when furnace problems are most prevalent. If you’re using a furnace to keep your home warm this winter, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for any problems that may develop. The sooner you can get problems repaired, the more damage you can prevent. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some furnace problems that you should know about.

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Beware of Furnace Short Cycling

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Have you noticed your furnace turning itself on and off every couple of minutes? That’s called “short cycling,” and it’s a serious threat to the health of your system. If not fixed as quickly as possible, it can easily shorten the life of the system and make breakdowns more likely. Let’s take a look at why short cycling happens, and the damage it can cause.

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The Problem of Short Cycling

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Winter is finally here, and that means you’re probably relying on your furnace on a daily basis. There are a couple of precautions that you need to take while you’re using your furnace that often, one of which is cleaning the air filter every couple of months. If you don’t do this, you run the risk of causing short cycling to occur in your system. Let’s take a closer look at short cycling, and the damage it can cause to your furnace.

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Strange Furnace Noises, and What They Mean

Monday, November 9th, 2015

As the days start to get colder, you’re going to start relying on your furnace to keep you warm on a day-to-day basis. At some point, you may start to hear strange noises coming from your furnace. Unusual noises are often the first sign of a problem with your system. Let’s take a look at some of the more common noises that you need to listen for.

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