Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Archive for October, 2016

Your HVAC System Can Keep You Healthy

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We depend on our heating and air conditioning system to keep us comfortable no matter what the weather does. But that’s not the only role it can serve, and if you aren’t using it to address other issues, you might not be taking the best advantage of the technology. Indoor air quality products installed in your system can help improve the air in your home and cut down on the circulation of germs and cold bugs.

This can be a huge benefit to any household, but in particular households with elderly residents or newborns should look into it, since the very old and the very young are often more vulnerable to illnesses. Here are a few ways to maintain high indoor air quality:

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Does Your Home Need a Heat Pump?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Maitland, FL benefits from long, hot summers and very mild winters. That makes autumn an ideal season to assess your heating and cooling needs and replace an HVAC system that may be on its last legs. It also means that heat pump technology makes an excellent option for both heating and cooling your home: a single unit that does it all. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works and why it might be a good fit for your household. 

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Does Your AC Have Water Damage?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew didn’t spare the Orlando, FL area, and as our community assesses the damage and begins to rebuild, don’t forget to give your HVAC system a good close look. Weather of this magnitude can cause damage you may not even be aware of, and with warm temperatures an issue late into the year, the sooner you can get your air conditioner back on its feet, the better. The first step is to contact your insurance company and find out how much they will cover when it comes to repairs.  Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to determine how damaged your AC is and what can be done to make things right.

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Check Your HVAC System for Damage

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has struck the Casselberry, FL area, and we wish all members of our community the very best when recovering from the damage. It’s not the first hurricane to strike, nor will it be the last, but its effects are certainly going to be felt for a while to come. Its impact can extend to your heating and air conditioning system as well, and the last thing you want to do is turn either one on in the next few days or weeks, only to realize that it has suffered a serious breakdown or is otherwise in need of repair. The sooner you can get a jump on those issues, the better.

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Now is the Time to Address Trouble with Your Ducts

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Most homes in Winter Park, FL rely on traditional forced air systems to stay cool during the summer months, which most residents know can stretch well into the fall. Older systems begin to show the strain this time of year, after months of regular service and with plenty more warm days still to come in 2016. That can extend to your duct system too, which is charged with carrying cool air from the AC itself to the various corners of your homes. If you can spot the signs of trouble in your ducts, now is an excellent time to address the problem.

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