Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Casselberry’

Improve Your Heater’s Efficiency Before Winter

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Winter is still a few days away, and here in Casselberry, FL, it’s not exactly going to be a frozen wasteland. Even so, you’re going to be using your heater much more often than normal, which means higher bills and increased wear on the system. Some of that is inevitable, but just because you pay more to keep your home comfortable in the winter doesn’t mean you need to pay more than you should. You can improve your heating system’s efficiency before winter hits with the judicious installation of an upgrade to your existing system. We’ve provided a brief list of options below.

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Problems with Older Furnaces

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Furnaces are designed to last a long time, and with our mild winters here in Casselberry, FL, they can last even longer. But that doesn’t mean they will go on forever, and as they age, specific problems are bound to crop up. Once the warranty on your heater expires, you need to take careful note of any problems that arise. Some of them can be dealt with by timely repair sessions, but eventually one or more of them will likely require you to purchase a new heater. These problems can include, but are not limited to, the following:

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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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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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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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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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Is a Ductless Air Conditioning System Right for My Home?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

If your existing air conditioner is on its last legs, now is the time to consider a replacement. Summers in Casselberry, FL are too hot and humid to go through with a dying AC unit and performing an installation now means sparing yourself the possibility of a breakdown right in the middle of a Florida heat wave.

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