Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Archive for June, 2015

Easy Energy-Saving Tips to Help with This Summer’s Cooling

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Summer is well underway here in Orlando, FL, and by now you have probably gotten at least one utility bill reflecting your AC usage. Did you look at it and gasp? The good news is that the experts at Downtown Air & Heat have some helpful tips that are easy to implement and that can save you energy throughout the summer months.

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Is Your Commercial Air Conditioner Performing Poorly?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

As a business owner, you know that it’s critical to have a comfortable space in which to conduct your daily business and operations. A big part of the comfort level comes, at this time of year, from your commercial AC. However, you may have noticed some signs that your commercial air conditioner isn’t performing quite as it should be. What kinds of signs are we talking about? Things like:

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Why Should I Consider a Zone Control System for My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Some homes are fine having a single thermostat to cool the homes, but many other homes have the challenge of uneven cooling throughout the day because of daytime heat gain or specialized architecture. If you have trouble keeping all the areas of your home in Orlando, FL, cool and comfortable, you may want to consider the installation of a zone control system.

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What Is SEER and Why Is It Important?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Just about every type of mechanical system or unit comes with a rating that tells you how much energy the device will use or how the device is expected to perform in terms of fuel usage. For air conditioners, this rating is known as SEER: seasonal energy efficiency ratio. Technically SEER is a rating that describes the ratio of cooling in BTUs to the amount of energy that is consumed; the energy consumed is measured in watt hours. However, you won’t have to worry about being this technical. What you have to know is a) what the scale is and b) what the numbers mean, and the experts at Downtown Air & Heat can help with that.

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Why Do I Have to Change the Air Filter on My AC?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Every whole home ducted air conditioning system comes with an air filter, but unlike other components in your AC system, the air filter needs to be changed every three months. Why? The standard air filter that is part of your system collects dust and dirt, and within 3 months’ time, the amount of dust and dirt collected can be considerable. If you aren’t sure how to change your air filter, the trained experts at Downtown Air & Heat are here to help you.

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