Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Archive for January, 2016

3 Upgrades to Help Your Heater Perform at its Best

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A house is not unlike the human body, in that it has multiple different systems that need to work in conjunction together in order to provide a pleasant and comfortable environment for your family. Here in Orlando, FL we don’t spend a whole lot of thought on our heating systems, since most of the year is devoted to keeping our homes cool, not warm. But you may be spending more than you need to on your heating bills every month, in part because you don’t have any auxiliary systems working in conjunction with it. These upgrades are easy to install and can make a huge difference with your HVAC system, not just in the winter, but all year round. Here are 3 of them that can help your heater perform at its best.

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How Do UV Lights Keep My Family Healthy?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

We often focus on temperature control as the sole means of keeping our homes comfortable, and considering how hot our Orlando, FL summers can get, it’s not hard to see why. But we also deal with high humidity, which promotes germs, bacteria and all kinds of other problems in our home. Biological contaminants can do more than make our air feel stagnant and gross. They can foster colds, flus and all kinds of other health problems. That’s a concern to everyone, but especially those with new babies, elderly relatives or those suffering the asthma in their household. The solution to biological contaminants is a UV germicidal light, placed in your HVAC system and screening the air as it circulates through your ducts.  How do they keep your family healthy? Read on for the answers.

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Good Ways to Reduce Asthma Attacks in Your Home

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Orlando, FL has a lot to recommend it, but we also suffer from a hot and humid climate, and if you suffer from asthma or a similar condition, you can feel the effects of our atmosphere every time you draw breath. Unfortunately, the heat and humidity aren’t going anywhere, but you can reduce asthma attacks in your home by installing indoor air quality products and conducting other activities designed to improve the cleanliness of your air. Here are a few options for you to think about if someone in your household is asthmatic.

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Common Features of Commercial HVAC Systems

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Businesses and commercial spaces need proper HVAC systems just like homes do. Otherwise, your employees won’t be able to work comfortably and customers will go somewhere more pleasant to do business. That’s a huge concern here in Orlando, FL, especially considering the heat of our long summers. But despite having the same basic features and goals, commercial HVAC systems differ from their commercial brethren in a number of ways, most designed to cover a greater amount of space with minimal fuss and bother. The more you understand about the common features of commercial HVAC systems, the better you can address potential problems and concerns.

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