Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Posts Tagged ‘orlando fl’

Does Your AC Have Water Damage?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew didn’t spare the Orlando, FL area, and as our community assesses the damage and begins to rebuild, don’t forget to give your HVAC system a good close look. Weather of this magnitude can cause damage you may not even be aware of, and with warm temperatures an issue late into the year, the sooner you can get your air conditioner back on its feet, the better. The first step is to contact your insurance company and find out how much they will cover when it comes to repairs.  Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to determine how damaged your AC is and what can be done to make things right.

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Now Is the Time to Clean and Seal Your Ducts

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

To get the most out of your heating and cooling system, you need to ensure you have reliable ductwork to transport your air effectively and efficiently. As you get ready to transition from using your furnace to using your air conditioning system, now is the perfect time to schedule ductwork services in Orlando, FL

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Now Is the Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, February 15th, 2016

We may still have a couple months of winter left, but for Orlando, FL residents, air conditioners will get turned on soon enough. Because these systems are used so frequently, it’s only natural that you would want to prolong their life and increase their efficiency.

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3 Upgrades to Help Your Heater Perform at its Best

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A house is not unlike the human body, in that it has multiple different systems that need to work in conjunction together in order to provide a pleasant and comfortable environment for your family. Here in Orlando, FL we don’t spend a whole lot of thought on our heating systems, since most of the year is devoted to keeping our homes cool, not warm. But you may be spending more than you need to on your heating bills every month, in part because you don’t have any auxiliary systems working in conjunction with it. These upgrades are easy to install and can make a huge difference with your HVAC system, not just in the winter, but all year round. Here are 3 of them that can help your heater perform at its best.

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How Do I Tell How Efficient My New Heat Pump Will Be?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Just about anything mechanical you buy comes with some kind of rating to tell you how much energy the item will consume. With cars, it is the miles per gallon (mpg). With furnaces and boilers, the rating is AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). So what is the rating when it comes to your heat pump HVAC system? The acronym is HSPF, which stands for heating seasonal performance factor.

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Do You Know How Efficient Your Heat Pump Is?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Heat pumps are great HVAC systems to own in Orlando, FL. They provide excellent cooling during our long summer months and with the touch of a button on your thermostat, they can just as easily switch to heating during the short winter months. Heat pumps are known for their efficiency, which is why so many people choose them as their household HVAC systems. But do you know how to tell exactly how efficient your system is? It’s something called HSPF.

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The Importance of the AFUE Rating

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Most homeowners in Orlando, and elsewhere, don’t look at heating replacement as an opportunity, but it is on several levels. One way replacing a failing heating system is a great opportunity is by increasing your energy efficiency. It stands to reason that if you are replacing a heating system that is 10+ years old, there’s no doubt you will increase your home energy efficiency simply by purchasing and using an updated heating system. But if you really want to know just how efficient a particular furnace or boiler system will be in your home, the best thing to look at is the AFUE rating.

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Building a New Home? Make Sure You Have an Expert Calculate the Heat Load!

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We don’t have a huge call for heat here in Orlando, as we get plenty of it during the long summer months. But, we do get chilly enough during the short winter months to need a reliable heating system. Reliability isn’t the only aspect you want to have, though; you also need to make sure that any heating system you install is the correct size for your new home. Otherwise, you may be too chilly or too hot. The heating and cooling experts from Downtown Air and Heat can help you with the entire installation process, including the correct calculation of the heat load of your new home.

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Furnace Not Lighting?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

We aren’t quite in the throes of heating season yet, but if you have tried to start your furnace to get the chill out of your home during the evening only to find that it isn’t lighting, it’s time to give our heating experts a call. A combustion system that isn’t lighting could be suffering from a variety of issues, and it is very important that you allow a trained expert to handle the problem. Combustible fuel can be very dangerous, and there is absolutely no reason to take an unnecessary risk. Our pros can help you with your heating repair in Orlando – all you have to do is give us a call.

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Dirty Ductwork? Call Us for Cleaning!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

With the weather becoming cooler here in Orlando, you’ve probably been able to open up your windows and let some fresh air in. Wouldn’t it be nice to also have fresh air coming from your home’s ductwork? If it has been more than five years since your last ductwork cleaning, odds are your air isn’t all that fresh. But the experts from Downtown Air and Heat can help – with our professional duct cleaning services!

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