Downtown Air and Heat Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Orlando’

Consider a Heat Pump for Your Home this Spring

Monday, February 29th, 2016

With warm weather well on its way, installing a heat pump is probably the last thing on your mind. What many Orlando, FL homeowners don’t realize, though, is that for areas with mild climates, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to both furnaces and air conditioners.

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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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Get Ready for Summer with the Installation of a Dehumidifier

Monday, February 1st, 2016

We’re still in the middle of winter here in Orlando, FL, which means relatively cool temperatures. Summer will be here before you know it, however, and in addition to the soaring temperatures comes a truly stifling level of humidity. Your air conditioner can handle the heat just fine, but for the moisture levels, you should consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier in your system. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works and the kinds of benefits it can provide.

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How Do UV Lights Keep My Family Healthy?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

We often focus on temperature control as the sole means of keeping our homes comfortable, and considering how hot our Orlando, FL summers can get, it’s not hard to see why. But we also deal with high humidity, which promotes germs, bacteria and all kinds of other problems in our home. Biological contaminants can do more than make our air feel stagnant and gross. They can foster colds, flus and all kinds of other health problems. That’s a concern to everyone, but especially those with new babies, elderly relatives or those suffering the asthma in their household. The solution to biological contaminants is a UV germicidal light, placed in your HVAC system and screening the air as it circulates through your ducts.  How do they keep your family healthy? Read on for the answers.

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Good Ways to Reduce Asthma Attacks in Your Home

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Orlando, FL has a lot to recommend it, but we also suffer from a hot and humid climate, and if you suffer from asthma or a similar condition, you can feel the effects of our atmosphere every time you draw breath. Unfortunately, the heat and humidity aren’t going anywhere, but you can reduce asthma attacks in your home by installing indoor air quality products and conducting other activities designed to improve the cleanliness of your air. Here are a few options for you to think about if someone in your household is asthmatic.

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Common Features of Commercial HVAC Systems

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Businesses and commercial spaces need proper HVAC systems just like homes do. Otherwise, your employees won’t be able to work comfortably and customers will go somewhere more pleasant to do business. That’s a huge concern here in Orlando, FL, especially considering the heat of our long summers. But despite having the same basic features and goals, commercial HVAC systems differ from their commercial brethren in a number of ways, most designed to cover a greater amount of space with minimal fuss and bother. The more you understand about the common features of commercial HVAC systems, the better you can address potential problems and concerns.

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Why Do I Have to Change the Air Filter on My AC?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Every whole home ducted air conditioning system comes with an air filter, but unlike other components in your AC system, the air filter needs to be changed every three months. Why? The standard air filter that is part of your system collects dust and dirt, and within 3 months’ time, the amount of dust and dirt collected can be considerable. If you aren’t sure how to change your air filter, the trained experts at Downtown Air & Heat are here to help you.

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What Is Duct Sealing?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Did you know that faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of your home’s total air loss? That’s a lot of air to lose, and you’ll lose it whether it’s cooling season or heating season. A great way to significantly reduce or even eliminate the problems created by faulty ductwork is to hire the experts at Downtown Air & Heat to perform professional duct sealing on your ductwork in Orlando, FL. What is duct sealing? We’ll explain below.

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How Can a Dehumidifier Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

It’s no secret that it gets hot and humid in Orlando, FL, during the summer months. The bigger question is: what to do about it? Most people rightfully tackle our tropical summers with whole home air conditioning, which is a great tool for staying comfortable. However, our humidity can sometimes become so intense that some extra help is required, and this is why we suggest the consideration of a whole house dehumidifier. A whole home dehumidifier is just as good for your air conditioner is it is for you, and when you hire experts, like the ones at Downtown Air & Heat, for installation and service, you can rest assured that you will gain all the benefits a dehumidifier offers.

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3 Signs That You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, April 27th, 2015

We live in Orlando, FL, which means that a reliable air conditioner is vital to handling the heat and humidity of the summer. Those hot days are just around the corner, and the last thing you want is to have a malfunctioning air conditioner when the temperatures hit triple digits. If you need maintenance or repairs, now is the time to do it, but how can you tell that a repair is necessary? Beyond the obvious (like the air conditioner simply failing to turn on), here are 3 signs that you need air conditioning repair:

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