Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Archive for May, 2015

What Is Duct Sealing?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Did you know that faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of your home’s total air loss? That’s a lot of air to lose, and you’ll lose it whether it’s cooling season or heating season. A great way to significantly reduce or even eliminate the problems created by faulty ductwork is to hire the experts at Downtown Air & Heat to perform professional duct sealing on your ductwork in Orlando, FL. What is duct sealing? We’ll explain below.

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3 Signs Your Heat Pump May Need Repair

Monday, May 18th, 2015

If you have a heat pump system in your home, you know how convenient it is to use one system to heat and cool your home. Because heat pumps work twice as much as separate heating and cooling systems, they can be more prone to developing repair needs. As the homeowner, it’s in your best interest to stay aware of signs that can indicate a problem has developed with your heat pump. However, it can be hard deciphering these signs sometimes, especially when your heat pump is still operable. To help you, the HVAC experts at Downtown Air & Heat have put together a short list of signs that it may be time to give us a call:

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How Can a Dehumidifier Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

It’s no secret that it gets hot and humid in Orlando, FL, during the summer months. The bigger question is: what to do about it? Most people rightfully tackle our tropical summers with whole home air conditioning, which is a great tool for staying comfortable. However, our humidity can sometimes become so intense that some extra help is required, and this is why we suggest the consideration of a whole house dehumidifier. A whole home dehumidifier is just as good for your air conditioner is it is for you, and when you hire experts, like the ones at Downtown Air & Heat, for installation and service, you can rest assured that you will gain all the benefits a dehumidifier offers.

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My Air Conditioner Has Capacitors?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Your air conditioning system has many different components that allow it to provide your home with the cool air it needs. However, without the right amount of electricity, your system won’t do a thing. The electricity that runs through your home’s air conditioner is alternating current, also known as AC, and this type of electricity may not be strong enough to give the different motors in your AC system the boost they need at start-up. This is where capacitors come in. However, it’s important to allow a trained expert to handle all aspects of your air conditioner, particularly where electricity is concerned, and the specialists at Downtown Air & Heat are here to help. If you suspect you may have an electrical problem with the air conditioner in your home in Orlando, FL, don’t take a risk by trying to repair it yourself; instead, call us and schedule an appointment.

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