Stellar Service's AC Tips & News

The Positives of Using a Heat Pump

The Positives of Using a Heat Pump

Wednesday January 24, 2018

If you live in Florida, chances are your house is heated by a heat pump. Though typically not as powerful as a traditional furnace, heat pumps are a great option to heat your home.

Pro: Energy Efficiency

Heat pumps work by using electricity to move air. They can either heat or cool depending on how they are set. To heat a house, a heat pump moves warm air through your home.

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How to Keep Your Commercial Ice Machine From Freezing Up

How to Keep Your Commercial Ice Machine From Freezing Up

Friday December 15, 2017

Nothing can be more frustrating to you and your customers than having your ice machine freeze up and stop working. Knowing some of the common causes can help you diagnose your machine and get it operating again at full capacity.

At Stellar Services, we specialize in servicing commercial ice machines, so if you find you’re experiencing issues, please give us a call! We would be happy to take a look and find the solution that works best for you and your budget.

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What You Need to Know About Wood Heat

What You Need to Know About Wood Heat

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Wood fires can be romantic. They conjure pictures of families gathered around the hearth during the holidays, sipping hot cocoa. As the weather begins to get colder, many families start to think about getting their fireplaces ready and wood stacked up for winter.

But wood fires also pose potential hazards, and left unchecked, can result in dangerous situations. Knowing how to properly operate a wood heat source is essential to keep you and your family safe during the colder Gainesville days and nights.

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5 Tips to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Winter

5 Tips to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Winter

Monday October 9, 2017

While we are only just now starting to see the effects of fall here in Gainesville, the cooler chill in the air is a reminder that those cold days are just around the corner. Before you know it, it will be time to turn on the heat for the season. It’s important to prepare your HVAC unit before the cold air hits to ensure it is operational, energy-efficient, and most of all, safe.

At Stellar Services,

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4 Hidden Signs of AC Damage After a Hurricane

4 Hidden Signs of AC Damage After a Hurricane

Thursday September 14, 2017

Recently, Hurricane Irma ripped through the state of Florida, causing all manners of damage. From roofs to windows, to trees falling in the middle of a house, Hurricane Irma certainly left her mark on Florida.

Here in Gainesville, FL, while the damage wasn’t as severe here as it was for residents on the coast, we still experienced a significant amount of rain and wind. We are still in the midst of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and the damage is still being felt in many homes.

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Pros & Cons of Portable Air Conditioners

Pros & Cons of Portable Air Conditioners

Thursday August 10, 2017

Portable air conditioners are becoming a popular trend in Gainesville and around the country. They offer cooling comfort for the hotter rooms in a house or they can serve as the primary source of cooling for a home. While they may seem like a great option for those looking to cool their home, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of purchasing one of these units. We also have information on the other different types of air conditioners on our blog.

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6 Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Efficiently

6 Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Efficiently

Monday July 10, 2017

When it comes to surviving a summer in Florida, air conditioning is not just a luxury, it’s a necessity. The heat and humidity are a serious concern, so it’s vital to make sure your air conditioning unit is running efficiently. To avoid a possible air conditioning breakdown, there are a few things to pay attention to that can help you avoid costly damage. However, if your AC unit is broken, you can count on the experts at Stellar Services in Gainesville FL to repair or replace your unit.

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Rising Cost of R-22 Refrigerant - What It Means for Your AC Repairs

Rising Cost of R-22 Refrigerant – What It Means for Your AC Repairs

Monday June 12, 2017

The summer months are in full swing, which means your AC unit will be working harder than it does all year to keep your home cool and comfortable. Many air conditioning units use R-22 refrigerant to tune up the cooling system. However, the rising cost of R-22 refrigerant may make you faint before the heat does.

So why are R-22 refrigerant costs rising and what can you do about it? Read on to learn more.

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5 Signs That You Need Duct Cleaning

5 Signs That You Need Duct Cleaning

Thursday May 4, 2017

Air duct cleaning is an essential part of regular HVAC maintenance and helps your system run more efficiently. Duct cleaning can also help improve the overall air quality in your home by removing a dust and other irritants from the air you breathe.

But, how do you know when your air ducts need to be cleaned? And how often should you schedule duct cleaning? As your local Gainesville, FL HVAC professional, we have some tips on what you should look for when deciding to get your air ducts cleaned.

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What to Know Before You Buy an Allergen Air Filter

What to Know Before You Buy an Allergen Air Filter

Thursday April 6, 2017

In Florida, pollen season is especially powerful. We never truly get a “break” from seasonal allergies in Florida. Different plants and trees tend to produce pollen here all year long. The heat and humidity can also contribute to other allergens such as mold and mildew.

Your HVAC filter can help protect you and your family from allergens, but there are a few things you should know before you buy one.

Use the MERV Scale

As stated in one of our previous blogs,

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