Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

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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Common Signs You Need Your Heater Repaired

Monday, February 8th, 2016

We’re getting into the latter half of heating season here in Orlando, FL and soon enough, it will be time to turn off our heaters and turn on our air conditioners. This is usually the time when breakdowns strike your heating system, as regular use can take its toll and leave you without reliable heating during the mild days and chilly nights still to come. The sooner you can summon a repair technician to handle such breakdowns, the better. But not every breakdown announces itself so obviously, and while it’s easy to call for repairs when the system won’t turn on, it’s harder to notice the more subtle signs of a problem. Here’s a brief list for you to watch out for as winter enters its final few weeks.

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Why Should I Hire a Heating Systems Repair Specialist?

Monday, February 17th, 2014

If you’re a business owner, you’ll often rely on the maintenance crew from the building to take care of minor mishaps that can occur in your workspace, such as broken doorknobs, flickering fluorescent lights, and occasional problems in the vents. But when it comes to the heating system you have for your business, if it’s a heater that you own and pay for, it’s best to contact a professional HVAC company that handles commercial work to take care of it. A heating systems repair specialists can do the specific and targeted job to get the work done correctly and with little chance of it re-occurring.

If you’re looking for professional heating system repair in Orlando, FL for your company’s requirements, contact Downtown Air & Heat today. We think you’ll like our work so much that you’ll put us down as your regular heating repair specialists for all your needs.

What can a heating systems repair specialist do for my business?

The HVAC system in your business place is much more complicated than what you will find in a home. It requires more power to run and must work for a larger number of people. Keeping the system working at peak level is essential for the comfort of both your employees and customers, and to maintain a check on heating bills. The need for precision while working on a large system calls for a technician with extensive, expert training in commercial HAVC.

Most business use rooftop packaged units for heating and cooling; these machines require a level of advanced knowledge to service that is often beyond residential HVAC technicians, and certainly beyond the skill of standard maintenance crews. These systems also need a dedicated technician who can keep up maintenance on the unit and detect if it is developing problems that may lead to repairs, and to figure out when the unit will need replacement.

Heating systems repair specialists will also be considerate concerning your business and how important it is to keep it tidy. They work in protective covers to keep your workspace clean and will go out of their way to avoid disruptions to work flow.

Where can I find a good heating systems repair specialist?

Right here, at Downtown Air & Heat! We have the best of both worlds, since we handle residential and commercial HVAC work. We have specialists for the work you’ll need, and they can take care of your installation and replacement services, including heating and cooling systems up to 25 tons. We have a staff of NATE-certified technicians ready for your needs for heating systems repair in Orlando, FL.

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Does My Heat Pump Need a Repair Service?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Heat pumps are invaluable in Florida weather, since they provide the perfect level of cooling (with humidity control) during the long, damp summers, and don’t encounter trouble providing efficient heating during the brief chilly spells of the winter. In colder parts of the country, heat pumps often need the assistance of a back-up system like a natural gas furnace, but they can work fine all on their own in Florida.

A heat pump is an intricate piece of technology that relies on a balance of numerous components to work correctly: chemical refrigerant, compressors, capacitors, multiple motors and fans, a reversing valve, and copper lines and coils. It requires special technical training to know how to properly repair one, and it also requires specialized equipment. If you encounter trouble with your heat pump, you most likely will need to call a professional repair service.

Downtown Air & Heat has 24-hour emergency service to help you out when you need heating repair service in Orlando, FL. If you experience any of these problems with your heat pump, they are a good sign that you need to call us for repairs:

  • Heat pump will only blow cold/hot air: If you cannot get your heat pump out of one of its modes, then it is likely that its reversing valve has failed. Only a professional can correctly remove and replace the broken valve. (The problem might also lie in your thermostat, and this also needs expert repairs.)
  • Icing develops on the coils: Ice along the coils doesn’t mean that the heat pump is getting too cold; it usually means that somewhere it is leaking refrigerant and cannot absorb enough heat. A repair service can locate where the leak is, seal it, and then recharge the refrigerant to its proper level.
  • Heat pump won’t start: If your heat pump won’t turn on at all, there are a number of possible reasons. One frequent cause for this is a burnt-out start capacitor, the device responsible for starting the motors with an electrical charge. Like the other components in a heat pump, this needs the work of a professional to replace it.

If you cannot immediately locate a simple source for an issue with your heat pump (incorrectly set thermostat, disconnect from a power source), don’t try to open up the cabinet and tool around with the components on your own. You don’t want to risk causing further damage to the heat pump with amateur work. An experienced technician should be able to locate the problem and fix it fast.

Call Downtown Air & Heat. We have NATE-certified technicians on staff who have the training and tools to take care of your heating repairs in Orlando, FL.

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Common Heating Repairs

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

While Florida is not exactly known for its cold weather, residents of our service area know that a good working heater is a necessity during the winter months. But over time, you may find that your heater no longer works as it should, or that it makes a strange sound. It’s important to take care of any problems immediately so that they do not worsen or create further damage. At Downtown Air and Heat, we can take care of your heating repair needs, however major or minor they may be. Call us today.

Here are some common heating problems to keep an eye out for:

  • Heater won’t start. If you find that your heater won’t start, then you may want to consider a few things before calling for professional assistance. Firstly, take a look at your circuit breaker to make sure that your heater has not merely tripped the circuit; also, take a look at the thermostat to double-check that the system is calling for heating. If you own a furnace, your pilot light might be out; if you have a heat pump, then the capacitor may be faulty.
  • Inadequate heating. It’s important to make sure that your home has excellent heating at all times. Don’t settle for anything less. If you find that your heater no longer works properly or is otherwise underperforming, then you need to consider calling a professional. There are numerous reasons why your home could be suffering from inadequate heating so you need to make sure that your heater receives a professional diagnosis that can get to the root of the problem.
  • Can’t adjust temperature. If you find that your heater does not respond to your temperature adjustments, then you may have a problem with the thermostat itself. As your primary user interface, your thermostat has to be in good working condition at all times. You could also have a problem with the control board.

Call the professionals at Downtown Air and Heat for excellent heating repair service in Orlando, FL. We can diagnose any issue that you may have and recommend a cost-effective solution.

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