Air On Demand Blog

Answering Your Questions about Air Filters and Allergy Control

April 17th, 2017

virus-cells-germsWhen spring arrives, we see allergy symptoms spike. Beautiful weather and fresh blooms bring lots of joy, until the coughing and sneezing begins. This may continue even when you stay indoors, unless you have a quality air filter to help keep things under control.

Here, we answer your questions about air filters and allergy control. Choosing the right air filter in Homestead, FL can be difficult, but our technician are here to help! Give us a call for more information about indoor air quality and more.

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Air On Demand: A Miami Ygrene-Certified Contractor

April 3rd, 2017

Ygrene-certified-badgeThe #1 reason homeowners don’t upgrade old, failing air conditioning equipment until the last possible minute: cost. If you think that you cannot afford a new AC system before summer starts, think again. Finance your new air conditioner in Miami through the Ygrene Works program, and payment is easier and more affordable than ever before.

Air On Demand is proud to be an Ygrene certified contractor, helping homeowners to get quality, high-efficiency air conditioners and other home upgrades with easy payments made through your property taxes. Call our team to learn more.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

March 20th, 2017

changing-air-filter-homeSpring is here, and the allergies are too. This time of year, you may be used to taking allergy medication and spending money on doctor’s visits, or perhaps restricting outdoor time in order to keep allergies under control. But what if we told you that the biggest problem was likely within your own home?

We spend about 93% of our time indoors, according to a study by the EPA. And air quality inside of the house can be just as bad as outdoor air quality—if not worse.

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What Really Makes a Ductless Mini Split Different?

March 6th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitAre you one of the many residents without central air conditioning in the Cutler Bay, FL area? You may have found other ways to cool down the house, like a room AC unit that doesn’t require ducts to run. However, most of these solutions are inefficient and undesirable.

If you are missing the duct system required for standard central AC, we have a solution. Ductless air conditioning is unlike any cooling system you’ve tried. Find out what makes a ductless mini-split cooling system different below, and call our team for more information.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

February 20th, 2017

AC-unit-flowersIn our previous blog, we discussed some options to try if your air conditioner is not working properly. The circuit breaker is something you can and should try if the AC unit shuts off completely, or will not start up at all. Look for the switch that controls your AC system and try resetting it (or replacing a blown fuse if you have an older electrical panel).

This may do the trick. However, you might find yourself with a broken-down air conditioner again shortly after all of this. Your AC system should not trip the circuit breaker that often, and it indicates a major problem within your air conditioner. Thankfully, your local contractors are here to help with AC service in Homestead, FL. Call Air On Demand for more information, and read on to find out a few possible explanations for this type of AC trouble.

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DIY Thermostat Troubleshooting: Try This First

February 6th, 2017

digital-thermostat-handWhen your air conditioning system doesn’t work properly, the first thing you check is probably the thermostat. This is a good start. While the issue often does not originate in the thermostat, it’s important to rule out any obvious issues. But do you really know what to check for?

Before you contact a technician, you may want to try these tips. Often, we show up to “fix” something the homeowner could have done with relative ease.

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How to Clean a Reusable Air Filter

January 23rd, 2017

dirty-filter-reusableSome things are designed to be thrown away. That Styrofoam container you got with your takeout order? Trash it! But that plastic container you saved last night’s pasta in? That one can be reused time and time again.

Air filters that work with your home’s air conditioning system are the same way. There are some filters designed for only one use (although “one use” is about a month). Others can be used time and over and over—as long as you keep them clean.

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How Professionals Clean Your Ducts and Why You Shouldn’t Trust an Amateur

January 16th, 2017

When professional heating and cooling technicians clean the ducts in your home, you can count on cleaner air and a healthier living space. But we cannot say the same about when you let an amateur clean out your ductwork. Your ventilation system requires specialized equipment to make it clean, and that’s something that only a qualified heating and air conditioning technician can provide for you.

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How Often Should You Have Maintenance for Your AC System?

January 9th, 2017

Air conditioners don’t last forever, like any other appliance in your home. But there are some things you can do to make yours last a little bit longer, and to keep it running efficiently while it’s around.

You take your car in for an oil change every few months because you want it to have a long, efficient life. Scheduling air conditioning maintenance offers similar benefits, but the technician comes to you!

So how often should you schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment if you’re in the Miami, FL area? Our experts say: at least twice a year.

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Your AC System Should Not Run Out of Refrigerant

January 2nd, 2017

When our technicians show up to fix an air conditioner that is not quite doing its job, we often hear, “Does it just need more  Freon™ ?” Refrigerant, the name of the chemical blend used in air conditioners ( Freon™ is a brand name, likely not used in your air conditioner) can evacuate from an air conditioner over time.

But the thing is, it’s not really supposed to.

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