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

Time for a New Thermostat?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The holidays are here, and in addition to gifts for your friends and family members, you might want to think about giving your Orlando, FL home a present or two as well. Consider, for example, the current state of your thermostat. Thermostats are designed to last for decades without trouble, and if yours is more than ten years old, you’ve likely gotten a lot of use out of it. But there’re a drawback to that longevity: older thermostats can’t take advantage of some of the exciting developments in the field of the last few years. You might consider a replacement thermostat as a present to yourself and your family.

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Do You Have an Older Thermostat? Consider an Upgrade!

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Thermostats have few moving parts, and are thus designed to last for many years. If yours is still going after a decade or two, congratulations! As the saying goes, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That longevity can have an Achilles heel, however. By going with the same thermostat for so long, you may be missing out on some of the wonderful technological advances that modern thermostats enjoy. You might want to consider upgrading your thermostat this spring, to help you better cope with the onslaught of our Central Florida summers. (And if you still use an old mercury thermostat, you should replace it immediately: mercury isn’t safe to have in your home.) Here’s a brief list of popular features in modern thermostats, to give you some idea of what we mean.  

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Does Your Thermostat Need an Upgrade?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

As we head into fall, you may find your current thermostat lacking, especially if it is a dial or slide type of thermostat. It is very hard to achieve the control you need with an outdated thermostat like these, but there is a solution: allow the HVAC experts from Downtown Air and Heat to upgrade your thermostat. You may not think an updated thermostat has all that much to offer, but let us show you how a new thermostat can help with both your cooling and heating in Orlando.

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