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

Odors From Your Heat Pump? Here’s What to Do

Monday, February 19th, 2024

The air blowing out of your heat pump should never produce an odor. If it does, that’s a major red flag that something is wrong inside of the unit. You should never ignore bad odors coming from your heat pump, even if they seem relatively minor.

Bad odors are usually a sign that you need heat pump repair in Lake City, FL. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the more common odors that may come from your heat pump and what they mean. If you notice any of them, give us a call to schedule a service appointment at your earliest convenience. 

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5 Ways Maintenance Saves Money

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

We talk a lot about air conditioning maintenance and why it is so important to invest in the service. We may sound a little bit like a broken record, but we just can’t stress the importance enough. You may see AC maintenance as just another expense. But we encourage you to look at the service as an investment.

In fact, we are highlighting five ways that maintenance can actually save you money so that you can look at it more as an investment than an expense. In many cases, AC maintenance in Lake City, FL actually pays for itself. You can keep reading to learn more about five ways that you can save money when you schedule this valuable service.

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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Since many heaters can last for upwards of 30 years, there’s a very good chance that your older heater may be highly outdated.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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How Expensive Is Too Expensive?

Monday, August 21st, 2023

When it comes to making HVAC repairs in your home, you have to rely on the knowledge and expertise of industry technicians. When you receive a quote or bill for a repair job, you may wonder if the price is fair or not. We are sharing some tips for how you can identify whether a repair job is too expensive and whether you are being quoted fairly. 

We also have recommendations for what you should do if something major goes wrong inside of your air conditioner and you have a repair bill up into the thousands of dollars. When you need HVAC repair in Lake City, Florida, we hope that you will give our team a call. We are always here to help with all of your HVAC needs, including understanding a repair quote so you understand what you are getting and what to expect out of the service.

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4 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Your AC Run Better

Monday, July 24th, 2023

You want to get the most out of your air conditioner, and we don’t blame you. It was an expensive upfront investment and you want to get the best results without any hiccups along the way. The good news is, we have some tips to help you achieve this goal.

And if anything does happen with your air conditioner, and you need to schedule central AC repair in Lake City, FL, our team can help. You can keep reading to learn about the four ways that you can help your AC to run smoother and more efficiently. Then give our team a call to schedule your service appointment if you have any concerns.

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How AC Tune-Ups Will Save You Headaches This Summer

Monday, May 15th, 2023
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You’ve heard us say over and over again that AC maintenance is crucial for keeping your air conditioner working at its best. There are both short-term and long-term benefits to AC maintenance, but the short-term benefits are perhaps the most enticing. 

You want to have peace of mind this summer that your air conditioner will work great no matter how hot it gets outside. Our team can help by providing services like air conditioning maintenance and air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL. Keep reading to learn more about why a spring AC tune-up will benefit you this summer season.

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Welcome March! And Welcome Air Conditioning Maintenance!

Monday, March 6th, 2023
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The month of March means the end of winter and the beginning of spring. That doesn’t necessarily mean an immediate change to spring weather, but warm weather is never far away here in Florida. 

March is a great time to think about how you’ll keep your house comfortable throughout the steady heat of the middle of the year. For all of us at Touchstone, this when we get to work helping customers with air conditioning maintenance. This is one of the most important services we offer, because it helps our customers enjoy the best performance from their cooling systems and get the largest return on their investment in home comfort. Maintenance eliminates most of the problems an AC may have. Best of all, it bestows peace of mind for our customers who don’t want to get trapped with a broken AC in the middle of a July heatwave. 

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Several Common Repairs Your Heat Pump May Need

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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It’s always heat pump season. That’s one of the amazing things about these systems: they provide comfort for both hot and cold weather. Right now, with colder winter weather than we’re used to in Florida, you’ll rely on your heat pump to deliver warm air to your house and family.

But what if it doesn’t? Although heat pumps are built to rigorous standards, they can still malfunction like any other complicated electronic device. Even with the best maintenance—which can eliminate more than 50% of repair needs—you still may need to call our technicians for heat pump repair in Lake City, FL at some point.

With that in mind, let’s look at some of the more common repair needs that can crop up for a heat pump.

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How AC Refrigerant Coils Work—And How They Can Go Wrong

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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An air conditioning system has many different parts that combine together to provide cool comfort for a house. The part of an AC that does the direct cooling of the air is the evaporator coil, which works in conjunction with a second coil, the condenser coil, to allow for the heat exchange process that’s at the core of how an air conditioning system works.

Today, we’re going to look closer at how these coils work, as well as how they may end up requiring professional AC repair in Lake City, FL.

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It’s Spring—And That Means It’s the Season for an AC Tune-Up!

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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No matter where you live, one of the best parts about spring is seeing the days lengthen, the flowers bloom, and the weather get warmer. At the same time, homeowners understand that spring is also a time to consider routine maintenance around the house. Many of us look at our homes to see if they need work, such as loose shingles, peeling paint, damaged windows, or clogged gutters.

But what about our HVAC system? For too many of us, the air conditioner is an unseen force that keeps us comfortable in the summer months. Nonetheless, an HVAC system also needs maintenance. Let’s look at the benefits of AC maintenance in Lake City, FL.

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