Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Archive for April, 2016

Signs that You Need Duct Repair

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Longwood, FL residents are in the midst of preparing for another long, hot summer, which means making sure their air conditioners are in working order. But your inspection and analysis shouldn’t be limited to the air conditioner itself. Your ducts, which take conditioned air from the central unit to the rest of your house, can suffer from damage and wear just like any other component, and when they run into trouble, it can seriously impact the efficiency of your system. A trained technician can repair damaged ducts, but before you can call one in, you need to spot the signs of duct repair yourself. Here’s a few common ones to look for.

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How Does Proper Air Filtration Benefit My Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The air filter is a part of every air conditioning system: a screen that filters the dirt and dust out of the air as it moves through the ducts. Central Florida can feature a lot of pollen in the air and other contaminants as well. For those who need more extensive protection, you can have an electronic air filter installed that can cover any and all dirt and dust that creeps into your ducts. For the rest, make sure you clean or replace your filter regularly in order to keep it from clogging. Proper air filtration is a big benefit to the quality of your indoor air, but it can also benefit your air conditioner more directly. Here’s how.

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What is an Air Conditioning Capacitor?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Here in Orlando, FL, our air conditioners are an absolute lifeline during the heat of summer. Temperatures climb to stiflingly high levels, and when repairs need to happen, they need to happen very quickly indeed. The more you can educate yourself about the various components that make up your system, the more readily you can respond to a problem. Today, we’re going to talk about the capacitors in your air conditioner, which usually serve two distinct functions. In some air conditioners, you have two separate capacitors, and in others, you have one capacitor that does both jobs. In both cases, the component stores an electric charge for running the fan motor and other key parts.

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How Does a Zone Control System Save Me Money?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Spring is here, and already our temperatures here in Longwood, FL are growing warm. You may be looking for new ways to improve your air conditioning’s performance this summer: cutting down on those high bills without reducing the comfort levels in your home. The solution is a zone control system, installed in your existing air conditioning system and allowing you to exercise a greater degree of control than previously anticipated. How does a zone control system save you money? Read on for the answers.

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