Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Archive for September, 2015

Why Is Cleaning the Coils Important?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Air conditioning systems use two sets of coils to cool your home: the condenser coils that are in the outdoor unit and the evaporator coils that are in the indoor unit (if you use a ductless cooling system, these coils will be inside the blowers). The coils play a major role in the heat release/cooling process, so it is important that they are well-maintained. During annual or bi-annual maintenance, they will be carefully and thoroughly cleaned. Otherwise, problems will ensue.

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Why Zone Control Is Good for You and Your HVAC System Year-Round

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Trying to make your entire home completely comfortable with a single thermostat can be a challenge for many households for many reasons. There’s individual preferences, the possibility of specialized architecture like floor-to-ceiling windows, or trying to evenly cool or heat multiple floors. No matter the challenge, we have a great solution: a zone control system.

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Will You Need a New Air Conditioner for Next Summer?

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

It’s hard to focus on next summer when we aren’t quite finished with this one, but when you live in an area like Orlando, you have to work to beat the heat. Homeowners don’t typically like to think about replacing a major system like a cooling system, but a purchase like this provides you with the opportunity to upgrade your system, achieve better energy efficiency and better comfort. Many people wait until their AC systems completely die before replacement, but we can tell you that it is always better to be ahead of the curve and replace before it becomes an emergency. If you aren’t sure how to determine whether or not it really is time to replace, here are three major factors to consider before next summer:

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What Is Duct Sanitizing?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Your ductwork can become an unknowing host of a fair amount of unwelcome contaminants and debris. This is because ductwork is dark, can be moist, is out of sight (most of the time) and naturally draws contaminants into it with the flow of the air. As such, your ductwork can become a wonderful environment for biological growths like mold, mildew and fungus, not to mention a nice place to live for certain kinds of animals and insects. Speaking plainly, these issues can lead to adverse health and environmental conditions, which is why one of the professional duct services we offer for homes in Orlando is duct sanitizing.

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