Air On Demand Blog: Archive for May, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Every year on the final Monday of May, citizens of America come together to honor those who have served our country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day came to prominence after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen soldiers on either side. Although its origins are somewhat ambiguous, it has always been about bringing people together to recognize our country’s military personnel and history. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who have served our county.

Memorial Day also marks the beginning of summer. We hope that you have a wonderful day off, and that it is a great start to your summer!

If you need air conditioning service in Miami this season, we are here to help!

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Dirty Air Filters and Miami, FL Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Are you looking for something that you can do to keep your home cooling system working well all summer long? Your system’s air filter performs the vital task of protecting your AC from the accumulation of dust and debris. Fortunately, every homeowner can change his or her air filter at home: it’s both easy and necessary. In this post, we’d like to explain a little more about the importance of air filters and how they can disrupt the functionality of your system when they become dirty or clogged. For comprehensive Miami, FL air conditioning repair, call Air on Demand today!

Your air filter is installed there to keep dust, pollen, dander, and other debris from entering into your AC system. When this stuff gets in your blower motor or on your coils, it can lead to a serious disruption of the refrigerant cycle, whose effectiveness in large part depends on the cleanliness of the AC’s components. When it becomes dirty or clogged, it can actually begin to impede airflow. It actually stops cool air from entering into your ductwork and being distributed throughout your home. But the dangers of a dirty or clogged air filter don’t end there.

A clogged air filter can actually cause damage to your system. When airflow is impeded at your air handler, for example, your evaporator coil can freeze over due to the volume of cold air building up in your system. Moreover, this can cause your compressor to work that much harder to try and create enough cooling to break through the air filter, which has now become a barrier. This can lead to compressor overheating. It’s critical that you ensure that your system remains clean so that you can reduce repair needs whenever possible.

You should make sure you change your air filter about once a month during the cooling season. Speak to your local AC technician about what filter is best for your home. There is a wide range of types and brands on the market, and you need to find a balance between airflow efficiency and protection. Call Air on Demand today for comprehensive Miami, FL air conditioning repair services. 

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Miami Air Conditioning Repair Guide: What Causes Common AC Problems?

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Is your AC making a strange sound? Are you having difficulty keeping your home cool when it is hot and humid outside? Your AC is a complex system that needs professional installation and maintenance to work properly. But sometimes, it may come to need air conditioning repair as well, whether due to wear and tear, physical damage, or just plain old age. Air on Demand is committed to informing its customers about how to improve their air conditioning systems. As one of the leading providers in the area, we’d like to explore some of the reasons for air conditioning repair in Miami, so call us today for more details.

Let’s take a look at some common signs of the need for air conditioning repair so that you can stay alert during the cooling season:

  • Inadequate cooling: This is a common issue, but it’s also one that a great variety of potential causes. Only a hands-on professional diagnosis will be able to determine with certainty what the root problem is. First, check your thermostat to make sure that it is appropriately calling for cool air. Next, check your air filter to make sure that it isn’t excessively dirty or clogged, because this can produce serious airflow issues that can lead to inadequate cooling.
  • Spike in energy bills: If you opened up your electrical bill only to find that your bill dramatically increased from one month to the next, without a corresponding increase in your cooling usage, then you may have an issue with your AC that needs repair. You may have an airflow issue somewhere within your system, or dirty coils that need to be professionally cleaned.
  • Frozen evaporator coil: If your indoor coil is frosted over, then your air filter may be clogged, or you may have too much humidity in your system. A frozen coil can cause the system to shut down for defrosting. And during the hottest months of the year, this can become a serious problem.

Make sure that you get the home cooling that you deserve this summer. Call Air on Demand for comprehensive air conditioning repair services in Miami

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Miami, FL Air Conditioning Repair FAQ: Problems Caused by Dirty Coils

Monday, May 6th, 2013

If you live in the Miami, FL area, then you rely heavily on the integrity and performance of your air conditioning system, whether it’s a Trane central air unit or highly ranked Panasonic ductless split AC. Even the most durable systems require repair at some point, though. One common cause of problems in your AC system is dirty coils. While we strive to keep our ACs clean throughout the year, sometimes this can be difficult. Even so, you should make sure that you’re replacing your air filter about once a month during the cooling season. For comprehensive Miami, FL air conditioning repair, call Air on Demand today!

Your AC air filter is designed to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris on your coils, among other components. Let’s take a look at a few of the consequences of dirty coils:

  • Inadequate cooling: This is perhaps the most irritating consequence of dirty coils. Our ACs work hard enough during the long hot Florida summer; dirty coils only strains them further. Your evaporator coil absorbs the heat from your indoor warm air, and then your air handler circulates the cooled air throughout your ductwork.  Your condenser coil dissipates the thermal energy from this process into the outside air, and provides cool refrigerant to the evaporator unit. Both of these units cannot perform their respective duties unless the coils themselves are free of debris.
  • Energy inefficiency: Nor will your AC use energy efficiently if it is hampered by dust and debris on its coils. Because the heat exchange processes are constantly impeded, your entire system will require more energy to operate than usual. The severity of this inefficiency will vary, but it may lead to substantially higher energy bills every month.
  • System damage: With the deficiency in performance and energy usage comes the risk of system damage. When your AC has an imbalance within its system, this can cause increased wear and tear and may lead to damage, if not taken care of as soon as possible.

Make sure you change your air filter on a regular basis to prevent dirty coils. For superior Miami, FL air conditioning repair or maintenance, call Air on Demand today! 

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