Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Posts Tagged ‘HVAC’

Why It’s Important to Consult with a Professional for an HVAC Installation

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Your HVAC system provides both heating and cooling to your home, and if it is poorly installed or incorrectly sized, your new home and your comfort can suffer. If you are building a new home, or doing a major remodel to an existing one, it is important to hire a professional design-build contractor for your Orlando home.

Size Matters

HVAC systems are not one-size-fits-all, and ductwork for an HVAC system also needs to be measured and installed correctly to ensure your home gets the air volume it needs to be comfortable. When it comes to the actual unit, your Downtown Air & Heat technician will do two calculations to help ensure that your HVAC unit will supply the right amount of heating and cooling for your home. The first calculation is the heat load and the second is the cooling load. Both calculations take into account the following factors:

  • Orientation of home
  • Floor plan
  • Number of stories
  • Number of rooms and occupants
  • Level of insulation
  • Types of windows and doors
  • Daytime heat gain

Ductwork Installation

Having a well-planned, properly-sized duct system is equally important for your HVAC to run properly and your comfort. First, the ductwork should be wide enough to accommodate the volume of air being delivered to your living spaces; if it is too small or too big, the delivery will be compromised. Second, planning a system with clean lines, i.e., little to no kinks, helps ensure that the air travels in as straight a line as possible for your home.

Assistance from Start to Finish

When you hire an expert to design and build your home’s HVAC system, you’ll have the help you need from start to finish. A design and build HVAC expert will handle all the heating and cooling calculations, review your HVAC options and then install the system.

If you plan to install an HVAC system in your new home or remodel, call the specialists at Downtown Air & Heat and schedule a consultation today!

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Why is it Important to Change Your Air Filter Regularly?

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Every Air Conditioning and HVAC system has an air filter which is responsible for removing dirt, dust, debris and other contaminants from the air that is cycled into your home. If not changed regularly the air filter can become clogged and/or dirty which will pass poor quality air into your home and cause the unit to run less efficiently. Changing your air filter every month will not only improve the overall air quality in your home but it will also help protect your system by increasing longevity and efficiency.

If you have questions about where to get air filters, how to change them or would like a system inspection give us a call today at 407-408-7105. It’s important to maintain the life of your machine and ensure the best possible quality of air being cycled into your house. Downtown Air & Heat wants all of our Greater Orlando Area neighbors to be safe, clean and get the most out of their HVAC units!

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