Air On Demand Blog

Why You Can’t DIY Duct Services

November 12th, 2018

cleaning-vent-grate-acWe hate to break it to you, but you just can’t do your own duct services. While we certainly can’t stop you from trying, we think you’re going to have a bad time. And it’s not because we think you’re incapable of doing it. Rather, it’s the fact that duct services require tools and techniques that just aren’t available to the average homeowner. We’ll explain further down below:

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3 Indoor Air Quality Myths

October 29th, 2018

virus-cells-germsIndoor air quality is one of those topics that garner plenty of misconception and myths. Most of what we know about IAQ is backed by research and tests, as opposed to what’s visible by the eye. And from the perspective of the HVAC services, there’s no shortage of misconceptions about air quality, so we’ll go over a few of them here today.

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A Brief Guide on Air Conditioner Refrigerant and Leaks

October 15th, 2018

copper-coil-tubingAC refrigerant leaks are something you shouldn’t have to worry about too much—especially if you’ve only just been using your AC for a couple years now. However, it doesn’t hurt to know the warning signs. And to know those, it helps to understand what refrigerant is and why it matters.

In this post, we’ll give you a brief rundown on what refrigerant is and what to expect from refrigerant leaks.

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AC Efficiency Tips for the End of Summer

October 1st, 2018

woman-using-fanThe Florida weather has no intention of letting up on us just yet, but in the next few months, we should see some lower temperatures. And if that’s the best Florida can give us, we’ll just have to take it.

Regardless of how the Florida weather wants to treat us, it doesn’t change the fact that we’ve put our air conditioners through the brutal summer heat for a whole season. That means now’s a good time as any to check up on your AC, and maybe even adjust your energy use.

Below are three tips for maximizing your efficiency at the close of the summer season.

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Where to Install a Ductless Air Conditioner

September 17th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioner-unitDuctless mini-split systems are constantly praised for their efficiency, low operating costs, and ability to both heat and cool your home. But there’s one thing that always holds people back from being completely sold…

Where the heck are you supposed to install that giant air handler?

Since it’s required that one unit occupy each room you want to heat or cool, it means you’ll need to install a big, rectangular air handler on the wall. It’s understandable that this could seem obtrusive. In reality, many homeowners completely forget about their air handlers, but it’s hard to see that before you install one for yourself. In this post, we’ll explain the basic requirements for placing a ductless mini-split unit.

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Why Can’t I Feel the Air From My Air Conditioner?

September 3rd, 2018

spinning-ac-fanWhat’s the point of an air conditioner if it doesn’t emit a refreshing blast of cold air? While this problem isn’t common, it’s not unheard of. In fact, many kinds of air conditioner problems can result in low or warm air flow from your air conditioner. If you’re having any kind of air flow problems, the next best step is to call for AC repair in Homestead. You can also read more to see just how important it is to call when there’s an air flow problem.

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Is It a Good Idea to Replace My Ductwork?

August 19th, 2018

worker-insulating-duct-in-atticOne part of the central air conditioner is the air conditioning units themselves. The other part is the ductwork, the series of vents that disperse the cooled air through your home. It makes sense that AC units can be replaced and changed over the years, but what about the ducts? Aren’t those more-or-less permanent fixtures?

Actually, the ducts can—and should—be replaced just as often as you would replace your air conditioner. Below are a few reasons why you’d want to replace the ducts.

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Why Am I Getting Low Air-Flow From My AC?

August 6th, 2018

cooling-vent-on-wall-of-homeThere’s a number of reasons for why you could be getting low air-flow from your air conditioner. Admittedly, not all of them will require you to drop what you’re doing and immediately call an AC repairman. At the same time, some of them actually do require immediate attention, and ignoring them is the last thing you’d want to do.

In this post, we’ll go over causes of low air-flow from the best to worst case scenarios. If it sounds like any of them are happening in your AC, be sure to take the appropriate action.

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Call for Repairs ASAP If You Notice These AC Symptoms

July 23rd, 2018

Are you not sure if your AC is acting funny? It’s not surprising that many people let their AC continue to run despite showing signs of trouble. In fact, it’s quite understandable, since most homeowners aren’t air conditioning experts.

We’d never want you to neglect an air conditioning problem, so in this post, we’ll go over some clear signs that your AC is in trouble. If you experience any of them, it’s a good idea to turn off the system and immediately contact an expert of central AC repair in Miami.

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How an Older Air Conditioner Tanks Your Energy Efficiency

July 9th, 2018

old-air-conditioner-needs-replacementIf your air conditioner is nearly 10 years old and still working properly, the natural thing to assume might be that you’ve got a real sturdy AC on your hands.

We don’t blame you for thinking so, but the truth is that air conditioners are sensitive devices that balance performance and efficiency. As soon as the parts begin to wear down, you’ll be dealing with an AC that’s struggling to keep up with standard performance.

In this post, we’ll go over a few reasons how an old air conditioner can seriously drive down your energy efficiency (and drive up your energy bills). If you haven’t had issues yet, use this post as an opportunity to check-up on your AC.

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