Downtown Air and Heat Blog

Check Your HVAC System for Damage

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

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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Signs of Trouble with a Commercial Ice Maker

September 26th, 2016

We live in a tourist economy here in Winter Park, FL, and if you own or operate a restaurant, that means you need a commercial ice maker to help your business run. Ice not only makes drinks cool, it can provide vital help in keeping food cold. When your ice maker runs into problems, it can shut your entire business down. Even a day can prove disastrous. The good news is that there’s a trained service which can fix your ice maker swiftly and properly, in order to get your operation back up to sped again. But how can you spot the signs of trouble with a commercial ice maker? Here’s a few telltale signs.

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Count on Us for Commercial Maintenance Sessions

September 19th, 2016

A commercial heating and air conditioning system is very different from a residential HVAC system, and as such has very different needs. It has to heat and cool a much larger space, for starters, and must accommodate the specific needs of the business in question (computers that need to start cool, for instance, or a refrigeration system for restaurants and food preparation services).

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Older Air Conditioners May Be Feeling the Strain

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

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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Why Get Your Commercial Air Conditioner Serviced?

June 13th, 2016

Orlando, FL is based around a tourist economy, which means that businesses want their customers to be as cool and comfortable as possible before visiting Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter. If you run a business in the area, that means your commercial AC is a vital lifeline for your business. If it does down in the heat of the summer, your customers will happily depart and find someone else to meet their needs: costing you a huge amount each and every day it goes without fixing.

A good commercial air conditioning service can perform repairs on a moment’s notice, but far better than performing repairs is preventing the problem from occurring in the first place. For that, you need a quality air conditioning maintenance session, performed once or twice a year from a trained professional. It’s less of a repair than a tune-up: taking care of a lot of little problems and keeping an eye out for bigger ones.

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Check for Air Conditioning Problems Today!

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

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

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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