How to Find an Efficient Air Conditioning Replacement

May 25th, 2015

If you need a new air conditioning system, money is a big concern. Most people are unprepared to replace their air conditioning system, so some budgetary adjustments must be made at the last minute. However, you still want a quality air conditioning system for your home. Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Issues That Lead to Compressor Damage

May 18th, 2015

Many experts describe the compressor as the “heart” of the AC, as this is the part responsible for pumping refrigerant (perhaps best described as the life-blood of the AC). Without a compressor, your air conditioner could not run, and replacing a compressor is no simple task. In fact, if it is time to replace the compressor, you often have to replace the entire outside unit—which comes with quite a price tag. Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Repair FAQ: Is It the Thermostat?

May 11th, 2015

Your air conditioner should continue to run until the temperature in the room meets the temperature displayed on the thermostat. Once this goal is achieved, the air conditioner shuts off until the temperature in the room begins to rise again. So when the air conditioner does not switch on automatically, what’s the first thing most homeowners check? The thermostat. Continue Reading

What are the Benefits of an Air Conditioning Maintenance Plan?

May 4th, 2015

Summer starts early in Miami, FL, and even though we’re barely into May, the heat and humidity are already starting to rise. You need your air conditioning system to be at its absolute peak when the temperatures rise. The last thing you want is a breakdown just when you need your system the most. A regular maintenance plan, scheduled before the summer season begins, can be just what you need to prevent any serious repairs. What are the benefits of an air conditioning maintenance plan? We’ve provided a brief list below. Continue Reading

Can Your Air Conditioning Problem Be Repaired?

April 27th, 2015

If you have an older air conditioner, it can be tough to guess whether a problem is indicative of a failing system. Unless you have experience repairing air conditioning systems, it is not so clear whether an air conditioning issue means that it needs to be replaced. You hope repairs are possible, but you do not want to repair a system that will only break down again sometime soon. While only a contractor can tell you for sure, here are a few signs that air conditioning replacement may be the best option. Continue Reading

How Can Duct Repair Improve Your Air Conditioning?

April 20th, 2015

The ducts in your home provide a pathway from the air handler to the vents in your home. Any disruption in this path—kinks in the ductwork, holes, cracks, or even a collapsed duct—makes it a lot more difficult for air to move efficiently. Cold air begins to fill unoccupied spaces, such as the attic or crawlspace, and though it may still enter your home, it does so slowly. This means that you end up paying extra to cool the living spaces, which is why prompt duct repair is so important. Continue Reading

What Can You Do to Prevent Air Conditioning Repair?

April 13th, 2015

If you’ve ever been stuck without air conditioning on a hot summer day, you know that this is never an ideal situation. You’re left looking for a reputable AC company to come out during the busiest season while you search for ways to keep cool. Why not take steps today to prevent AC repair later on? Using your air conditioning system efficiently, changing the air filter regularly, and scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance service with an HVAC professional can all help to keep your air conditioning system in top shape for the cooling season. Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Today

April 6th, 2015

Are you considering passing on your annual air conditioning maintenance visit this year? You may want to think again. Scheduling maintenance now means you likely won’t encounter any stress about your AC system later on in the season. Annual AC maintenance gives you peace of mind that your unit will perform at its best throughout the season, and that any repairs will be few and far between. Whether it has been five years or one year since your last maintenance check, now is the best time to schedule a visit, and here are three good reasons to call today.

1. Maintenance Improves Efficiency

One of the primary reasons homeowners get on a maintenance schedule is that regular maintenance can help a homeowner to save money over the years. A lot of dust and debris can collect over the span of a year, and cleaning off some of the parts allows them to run in top condition once more. When everything works together as intended, your unit can run as efficiently as it was designed to.

2. Prevent the Need for Repairs

Regular air conditioning maintenance can reduce the chances that you will need to make any major repairs for the rest of the cooling season. This is because a one-time tune-up involves steps which remediate some of the problems that commonly occur with AC systems throughout the year. Straightening bent coils, for example, allows heat to dissipate outdoors with ease. Tightening electrical connections prevents the need for electrical repair.

3. Extend the Lifespan of the Unit

If you could hold off on air conditioning replacement for just a year longer, wouldn’t a maintenance visit be worth it? It’s no secret that air conditioning systems do not come cheap, so keep your unit around for longer by taking one day out of the year for a visit from an experienced technician.

Call the professionals at Air on Demand for air conditioning service in Homestead, FL. We can help you to prepare for warmer weather with a thorough AC tune-up and full inspection.

Why You Should Consider Replacing Your AC Before a Breakdown

April 2nd, 2015

You’ve depended on your air conditioner for many years, and so far, it’s served you well. However, it’s a tough fact to face, but eventually, your air conditioning system will break down. Many homeowners do not ever consider replacing their air conditioning systems until a total system breakdown occurs. But this can end up being a costly and inconvenient mistake.

At Air on Demand, we recommend replacing your air conditioner before it breaks down. When an air conditioner reaches a certain age, it’s often worth it to take the plunge and find an efficient replacement to last you another several years. Give us a call today for air conditioning installation and replacement in Homestead and the surrounding areas.

Older air conditioners cost a lot to run

Is your air conditioner over 10 years old? If so, you’re probably paying quite a bit on your monthly cooling costs. An air conditioner already takes up a large portion of your bills during the cooling season. And when you have an older air conditioning system, it likely occupies an even larger portion of your energy spending. This is because older air conditioners have worn-down components and are simply not designed to run as efficiently as newer models.

Besides, your old unit may require repairs frequently. It actually costs a lot less to replace an entire system than it does to replace each component individually. Choosing a quality contractor to replace your unit now means fewer service calls, lower energy costs, and better performance so that your family members feel more comfortable.

A sudden AC breakdown may be costly

If your air conditioning system were to break down suddenly on a very hot day, you would have a lot of unexpected expenses to worry about. You may have to take a day off of work to deal with the problem, or find another place for your family members to go during the day. And replacing a broken unit is often more expensive than replacing one that works. But when you schedule replacement ahead of time, you can plan for the cost, decide on any potential financing options, take the time to choose a new unit, and feel more prepared for the entire experience.

Call the friendly people at Air on Demand today for professional air conditioning installation in Homestead, FL.

Choosing a Quality Air Filter for Your HVAC System

March 25th, 2015

Picking up an air filter for your HVAC system is as easy as going to your local hardware store and grabbing the one that fits your unit—right? Not if you want quality filtration for your indoor air quality. As it turns out, air conditioning and heating filters were not originally designed to improve our health. In reality, a filter’s first function is to keep debris out of the HVAC system. Imagine if a large piece of debris jammed a motor. This would result in a costly repair, which is why a filter first and foremost protects the unit.

Over time, professionals found ways to filter smaller particles out of the air with more advanced air filtration systems. The HVAC filter you use currently does provide some level of filtration. But it may not filter some of the most common contaminants that stay in the air you breathe. A quality air filter will help to eliminate some of the most common pollutants found in homes in Miami, FL. So how do you choose the right one?

Look for the MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating! The MERV is a number 1-12 which lets you know how effective that filter is. A filter with a MERV of 3 is effective enough to eliminate dust mites but not pollen in many cases. A MERV of 4 can get rid of pollen, while it takes a MERV of 8 to eliminate mold spores that pass through the filter.

Unfortunately, if you choose a filter that has a MERV that is too high, it can damage your system. Your air conditioner needs a certain amount of airflow in order to work properly, and a filter that is too thick will prevent air from flowing in, which could lead to frozen coils and overworked parts.

It’s best to work with a technician when choosing the best filter for your health, family, and HVAC unit. The indoor air quality experts at air on Demand offer air filtration service, and can even help you to find an electronic filter for advanced purification. Give us a call today to get our quality air filtration services in Miami, FL.