Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Short Cycling is a Big Problem

Monday, May 30th, 2016

As spring turns to summer in Casselberry, FL, you’re going to start using your system a lot more often than normal.That means you need to pay careful attention to the signs that something is wrong, and act quickly when you spot them. One of the more subtle symptoms of a damaged air conditioner is short cycling, which is an air conditioning turning on, running for a short period of time and turning off… only to turn back on again just a few minutes later. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but in fact it can be devastating to your system as a whole.

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Repair or Replace? How to Make That Decision for your AC

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Summers in Orlando, FL are too brutal to go without reliable air conditioning, and the longer your system runs, the sooner the day will arrive when you have to make a choice. Do you keep sinking money into repairing and maintaining an older system, or do you bite the bullet and get a new one? If you’re wrestling with that possibility, now is the ideal time to think about a replacement. But some older systems can still do quite well, and with regular maintenance, yours may still have plenty of life left. How expensive is too expensive when it comes to repairs? Only you can answer that question, but we have a few quick references to help you out.

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How Can I Tell if I Need a Dehumidifier?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Residents of Longwood, FL are used to dealing with high temperatures in the summertime. Humidity is also a problem in our neck of the woods, and with that mugginess can come a host of problems for your home and family. In many cases, an air conditioner doubles as a dehumidifier, but it can’t always handle the load. Every home is different, and in some cases, you may be doing just fine keeping the humidity at bay. If you aren’t, a whole-house dehumidifier installed by a trained technician could be the best thing for you… but how do you know if you really need one? Luckily, there are some telltale signs that can help you make that determination. Here’s a quick list of some of them for your perusal.

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How to Protect Your Home from Allergens

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Casselberry, FL has a lot of allergens in the air, as does most of central Florida when it gets hot. If you suffer from allergies, summer can be a miserable time of year, and while your home may provide some respite, mold spores and similar allergens can find you there too. Luckily, there are some common-sense steps you can take to keep your home clean and help anyone suffering from allergies in your family stay happy and healthy this summer. Or, if you’re of a mind, you can install something a little more ambitious in your HVAC system. We’ve provided a brief list of both below.

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Follow These Steps Before Calling for AC Repair  

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

No one likes to think about their air conditioner breaking down, especially with our hot summers here in Orlando, FL, and when they do happen, they seem to happen right in the middle of a heat wave when you need the problem fixed as quickly as possible. But some problems are actually quite simple to address, and can be fixed with a little troubleshooting on your part. Before you call in a repair service, take the time to follow these simple steps. You won’t lose much time if the problem still demands professional attention, and you may save yourself the cost of an unnecessary service call.

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