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

Our Guide to Replacing a Mini Split

Monday, August 7th, 2023

If you already have a ductless mini split air conditioner and it’s time for a replacement, you may be wondering what to expect. A ductless AC is unique from any other type of air conditioning system and so is the installation process.

Although without the attached ductwork, it may be surprisingly simpler. Give our team a call when you’re ready to make the investment in a ductless AC replacement in Starke, FL. You can also keep reading to learn more about ductless AC replacement installation and what to expect. 

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Why Your Home Needs Better Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Did you know that your home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside? When you are outdoors, fresh air is constantly circulating. But the air in your home can quickly become stale as it collects allergens and contaminants. 

Indoor air quality has an impact on many aspects of your life. It can even impact how well your air conditioner operates to cool your home. If you’re interested in an air purifier in Starke, FL, our team would love to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an air purifier for improving your home’s indoor air quality.

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AC Short-Cycling—What Might Cause It

Monday, June 15th, 2020

service-tools-air-conditionersYou may not have heard of ­short-cycling, but you may have noticed it in your house. It’s when your air conditioning system turns on and off more often than normal. Your air conditioner’s cooling cycle is the process of it turning on at a request from the thermostat, running until it registers the house has reached the thermostat setting, then shutting down until the thermostat makes a request again. Most AC cycles last for 15 minutes or more, and if you keep the thermostat at the same setting during the day, the cycles should have a steady pattern.

When that pattern becomes the AC turning on and off multiple times over an hour—less than 15 minutes on at a time—then it’s short-cycling.

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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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3 Advantages of Installing a Ductless Mini Split

Monday, June 5th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this season, you have many different options available to you. Each type of air conditioning system has its own advantages, suited to a different set of individual circumstances. Before you make a decision on which system you should install, though, you should closely examine the advantages of each. Let’s take a look at three of the advantages associated with installing a ductless mini split.

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Why You Should Replace Your Air Conditioner if it Uses r22/Freon

Monday, March 27th, 2017

You may not think about the refrigerant in your air conditioner very often (or at all.) However, it’s still a very important part of keeping your system running properly. In fact, without refrigerant, your air conditioner wouldn’t be able to absorb heat and vent it out of your home.

Refrigerant is not actually a name for a specific fluid, though. Instead, it’s a blanket term for a number of different materials that are used for the same general purpose. For many decades, the most common type of refrigerant in use was Freon. In fact, this is still the name most people come up with when you ask them what refrigerant is. However, Freon has a number of problems associated with it that have led to it being phased out of use in air conditioners over the years. Now, Freon is all-but-gone from the field, which is part of the reason that you should replace your air conditioner if it uses the fluid. Learn more about why you should install a new system if your old one uses Freon, by reading below.

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How Long do Ductless Systems Last?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Climate control systems are expensive, for the most part. They’re also necessary for a lot of people, which means that the name of the game is to get the best return on investment possible. The way to do that is to make it last for as long as you can, and to replace it before it suddenly dies on you. If you’re using a ductless system, you should know that the average one lasts about 10-15 years. You can use that range as a guide, but the best way to tell whether you need a new ductless system is to keep watch for certain warning signs.

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The Advantages of Upgrading Your Thermostat

Monday, January 9th, 2017

How often do you replace your thermostat? Is it as often as you replace the other parts of your heating or air conditioning system? If not, you may actually be unknowingly decreasing the effectiveness of your climate control systems. It’s important that you upgrade your thermostat at least as often as your heating and air conditioning systems. Read on to find out why.

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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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The Problem of Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, October 31st, 2016

As we get closer to winter, you’re going to start using your furnace for longer and longer hours on a daily basis. More use means more wear and tear on the system, which means more chances for problems to occur. One of the most dangerous problems that can happen to your furnace is called short cycling. Read on to find out where short cycling comes from, and why you need to call for repairs if it starts happening to your furnace.

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