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

Watch for These Heating and Cooling Issues This Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Thanksgiving is upon us, and just because the weather in Winter Park, FL stays much warmer than it does in the rest of the country, that doesn’t mean you won’t have concerns with your HVAC system if you’re going to be entertaining guests in your home this year. Proper heating and cooling is essential to a comfortable home, and you want your guests to be as comfortable as possible when they come to visit.

A little foresight and some judicious use of your thermostat can eliminate potential issues and ensure that everyone feels at their best. It may mean operating your heater or your air conditioning, depending on the weather on Thursday (or later in the year, if you’re hosting anyone in December).

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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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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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Get Ready for Summer with the Installation of a Dehumidifier

Monday, February 1st, 2016

We’re still in the middle of winter here in Orlando, FL, which means relatively cool temperatures. Summer will be here before you know it, however, and in addition to the soaring temperatures comes a truly stifling level of humidity. Your air conditioner can handle the heat just fine, but for the moisture levels, you should consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier in your system. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works and the kinds of benefits it can provide.

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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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Dirty Ductwork? Call Us for Cleaning!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

With the weather becoming cooler here in Orlando, you’ve probably been able to open up your windows and let some fresh air in. Wouldn’t it be nice to also have fresh air coming from your home’s ductwork? If it has been more than five years since your last ductwork cleaning, odds are your air isn’t all that fresh. But the experts from Downtown Air and Heat can help – with our professional duct cleaning services!

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What Can UV Lights Do for My Home?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

If you have been looking for an indoor air quality product that specifically targets biological contaminants, you are going to want to consider using UV (ultraviolet) germicidal lights. What are UV germicidal lights and how do they work? Let’s take a look below.

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How Can a Dehumidifier Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

It’s no secret that it gets hot and humid in Orlando, FL, during the summer months. The bigger question is: what to do about it? Most people rightfully tackle our tropical summers with whole home air conditioning, which is a great tool for staying comfortable. However, our humidity can sometimes become so intense that some extra help is required, and this is why we suggest the consideration of a whole house dehumidifier. A whole home dehumidifier is just as good for your air conditioner is it is for you, and when you hire experts, like the ones at Downtown Air & Heat, for installation and service, you can rest assured that you will gain all the benefits a dehumidifier offers.

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