Air On Demand Blog: Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Everyone at Air On Demand wants to wish you a very happy New Years! We hope you have a fun (and safe!) time saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in the new.

If you are a person who makes resolutions, why not try to make your home more environmentally-friendly next year? Upgrading your air conditioning system can reduce the amount of energy you need to keep your home comfortable. You can also save energy by adding insulation and sealing any air leaks. A greener home is not only better for the environment, but it also saves you money by reducing your utility bills. Call Air On Demand to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your HVAC system.

Have a great New Year’s Eve!

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Happy Holidays from Your Local Miami HVAC Contractor!

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Everyone at Air On Demand wishes you a very happy holiday! We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful customers who make our business possible. We look forward to working with you in the future. Have a wonderful celebration, and enjoy this time with friends and family!

And a quick reminder, if you haven’t yet scheduled a maintenance visit for your HVAC system, you could be losing money. Annual maintenance will not only cut down on repair costs, but it also ensures that your system is running as efficiently as possible, which lowers utility bills. A comfortable, efficient home is a gift that everyone can appreciate.

Happy Holidays from Air On Demand! 

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3 Ways Your Miami Business Can Benefit from Regular HVAC Maintenance

Monday, December 17th, 2012

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.
 
When you own a business it is your responsibility to ensure that the environment in that business is comfortable for your clients, customers, tenants and employees. No one wants to sit in or visit an uncomfortable office. Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance can benefit your business in a number of ways. Here are 3 common examples. When you are ready to schedule professional HVAC maintenance service in your Miami business call the experts at Air on Demand. We offer the high quality, dependable HVAC maintenance service you need to make your business a success.

  1. Regular, professional maintenance is the best way for you to keep your commercial HVAC system operating as intended. This allows you to keep your clients and employees comfortable, happy and productive. Keep your staff happy and make a good impression on prospective clients with regular HVAC maintenance.
  2. Regular HVAC maintenance is also the best way to keep your commercial HVAC equipment operating as efficiently as possible. Don’t wind up paying more money for less performance from your HVAC equipment. Let a trained professional inspect, tune-up and, if necessary, repair your HVAC equipment to ensure that you are getting the most efficient, cost-effective performance possible from your heating and air conditioning system.
  3. In addition to keeping people comfortable and happy, regular professional maintenance can also greatly reduce the likelihood that you will have problems with your HVAC equipment requiring costly repair services. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you can keep repairs as infrequent and minor as possible.

For more information about how professional HVAC maintenance service can benefit your Miami business, contact Air on Demand. We have all the training and skills necessary to keep your HVAC equipment working properly. Call today and let us help your business succeed.

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Miami Heating Tip: How Zone Control Can Benefit Your Heating System

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Are you thinking of upgrading your heating system with a zone control system in your Miami? The heating experts at Air On Demand can help you out with this get more out of your forced air heating system and get better overall home efficiency with zone control. Call us any time to set up a consultation.

How does it work?

Zone control systems can be integrated into your forced air heating system. First, dampers are installed inside your ductwork, and these can be open or closed by a control board. When they are open, that area or “zone” will get more heat, but when they are closed, less heat is sent to that room. This is more effective than simply closing off vents or closing doors because it adjusts the air pressure inside the air ducts. When you simply shut off a room, there isn’t enough airflow, which can cause other problems.

Energy Savings

Depending on how many zones you want, you can save a lot of energy by not heating your entire home at once. If you aren’t sure, call Air On Demand for advice. When you hire one of our qualified technicians, the technician will test efficiency levels and fully assess your current system. Once we make our recommendations and install the zone control, we will make sure you know how to use the zone control system and the various thermostats to get the most energy savings.

Call the Miami heating experts at Air On Demand for Zone Control Installation and Service!

In addition to installation, we can also repair or maintain your zone control for lasting results. Whether you want to retrofit your current forced air heating system, or you need a new heating system for a home you are building, call Air On Demand for all your Miami zone control needs.

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Why Should I Care About My Home’s Ductwork? A Miami Heating and Air Conditioning Guide

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Forced-air heating systems like furnaces or electric heat strips are extremely popular in Miami. They provide reliable and relatively cheap heating for your home. They also require little maintenance to keep them running well. However, there is one aspect of those systems that are rarely considered: the duct work. At Air On Demand, we do a lot of work on ducts in the Miami area. We thought it would be helpful if we put together some of the reasons why people should pay attention to their ducts.

Why Is Ductwork Important?

Well, the ducts are an essential part of your heating and air conditioning system. They deliver the heated and cooled air to each of your rooms. They have a critical job to do and without proper maintenance, your whole home can suffer.

Duct Leaks, Pinches and Cracks

Without proper maintenance and care, your ducts can start to cause a lot of problems for your home. Here just a few of them:

  • Wasted heat – You pay good money to heat the air in your home. In order to get from your furnace or AC system to your rooms, that air has to travel through your ducts. If your ducts have leaks or cracks in them, that heat could be escaping to the outside. This is obviously wasteful and undesirable.
  • Reduced efficiency – During a proper installation of ductwork, the heating contractor will try to make sure that the ducts take the shortest and straightest route from the air handler to each room. However, with a bad installation job, your ductwork might have unnecessary bends or even pinches in it. This makes it harder for the air handler to push the air and reduces efficiency.
  • Contaminants – While it is a good idea to let fresh air in from outside, you want to be able to control the quality of the air that comes in. If your ducts have cracks or are leaking, you might be letting in air that is filled with contaminants. This can lower the quality of your air and might increase the negative effects of allergens.

If you have any questions about the ducts in your home in Miami, contact the experts at Air On Demand. We have years of experience offering working with ducts throughout the Miami  area. Call us today!

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