Stellar Service's AC Tips & News

HVAC unit

How Long Should My HVAC Unit Last?

Friday April 27, 2018

Your HVAC unit is a huge investment and its crucial to your comfort as the temperature gets hot. Considering how much money your air conditioner costs, you want to maximize the lifetime of your unit, and maximize your investment.

Where You Live Plays A Role

The lifespan of your AC unit can be determined by where you live. In Florida, the humidity and heat mean that your air conditioning has to work harder and longer than in colder climates.

Read more »

Old thermostat

How Does Your Thermostat Work?

Wednesday April 4, 2018

Thermostats aren’t often a device that you think about. If you own an HVAC unit then you own a thermostat, but you may have never thought about the impact it has on your comfort.

The thermostat measures the temperature in your house and tells the AC unit that it needs to turn on or off, either heating or cooling your house. When you buy a home you inherit the previous owner’s thermostat, and depending on its age,

Read more »

Ceiling fan rotating fast

How to Use Ceiling Fans with your AC Unit (And Save Money)

Wednesday February 28, 2018

How Ceiling Fans Work

Ceilings Fans have been a common method for cooling homes for over a hundred years now, but how do they work?

Fans work by the same principle as wind chill, air moving across your skin disperses body heat and evaporates perspiration, making it feel cooler than it actually is. When used in combination with your AC unit, ceiling fans can help make your house feel cooler and save you money in energy costs.

Read more »

Young woman in a bun hides half of her face with her sweater

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.

Read more »

Close up on a pile of ice

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.

Read more »

Fireplace with a stone background

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.

Read more »

Orange leaves growing on a tree on a clear blue sky

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,

Read more »

Palm trees being blown in 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.

Read more »

Three portable air conditioners on a hardwood floor

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.

Read more »

Hand replacing a mini split's air filter

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.

Read more »