Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Should You Install Your New Air Conditioner on the Roof or Ground?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

If you live in Orlando, you’ve probably noticed air conditioners on the roof and on the ground. When you are faced with the dilemma on which location will be better for your home, you should first identify the differences between the options. Here is a number of aesthetic and practical factors to consider.

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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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Older Air Conditioners May Be Feeling the Strain

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Summer doesn’t end in Orlando, CA just because the kids go back to school. Hot weather often continues late into the year, and with months of regular use under its belt already, your air conditioner may be feeling the strain as never before. This is especially true for older systems with more wear and tear under their belt. If your system has been around for more than a few years, you need to pay close attention to it this kind of year, and watch for signs of wear and tear. 

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Beware of AC Capacitor Problems

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Air conditioning season never really ends here in Casselberry, FL, but this is the time of the year when we see the most problems with local systems. Summer has been going for months and with plenty of hot weather still to come, your system is likely under a great deal of strain. Older components may begin to buckle, and if a breakdown occurs, you need to get the problem resolved quickly. In particular, your air conditioner’s capacitors are vulnerable to breakdowns, and when they run into trouble, your whole system may be affected.

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Check for Air Conditioning Problems Today!

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Summer starts early in Longwood, FL, and chances are you’ve already been running your air conditioner nonstop. That’s only going to get worse as spring turns to summer, and the last thing you want is a major breakdown in the middle of one of our patented central Florida heat waves. Right now is an excellent time to check for any potential problems, allowing you to get your air conditioner repaired while you still have time. That way, your system will be ready to go when summer officially arrives, and you stand much less of a chance dealing with any nasty surprises when the mercury rises. Here’s a quick breakdown to help you out.

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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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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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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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