Air On Demand Blog: Archive for July, 2013

What are the Benefits of Trane Air Conditioning in Miami?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

If you’re in the process of buying a new air conditioning system for your home, then you probably know that there are a huge range of manufacturers.  At Air on Demand, we recommend Trane air conditioning systems because they have the same commitment to the quality of their workmanship that we have in our business. Read on below to learn more about Trane air conditioning systems and why they are a good choice for your home.

Here are a few of the reasons why we recommend Trane air conditioning systems to our customers.

  • Efficiency – With how much use your air conditioning system gets throughout the year, you need to make sure that it operates as efficiently as possible. Trane offers some of the most efficient AC units on the market with up to 20 SEER ratings.
  • Long-lasting – When you buy a new air conditioning system you want it to last for as long as possible. Trane air conditioning systems are tested over and over again to ensure that they will be able to provide you with efficient and consistent services.
  • Comfort – You shouldn’t compromise on your home’s comfort, especially here in Florida where air conditioning is so important. With a Trane air conditioning system, you can rest assured that your home will stay nice and cool no matter how warm it gets outside.

If you’re interested in installing a Trane air conditioning system in Miami, just call the experts at Air on Demand.

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Miami, FL Air Conditioning FAQ: When Should I Replace My AC?

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

A good air conditioning system should last quite a while when it’s been professionally installed, perhaps even longer if it’s maintained properly. In Miami, FL, air conditioning units often get pushed to the limit when summer temperatures rise and humidity seems to take over. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your old AC for a newer model. But when is the right time and what should you consider when making the decision?

The biggest factor when considering air conditioning replacement is how well your current system functions. If you’ve had it for a long time, you may want to consider installing a new system, although that may not be necessary if you’ve maintained it well and it continues to function efficiently. Instead, look for signs that your current system isn’t doing its job, which may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Your air conditioning can’t seem to get your house cool enough, or you’re constantly adjusting it to find a comfortable temperature.
  • Your house is too humid or feels as humid as it does outdoors, even when your air conditioning is running.
  • Your air conditioning is noisier than usual, which may indicate a problem with the cooling coil or another major piece of equipment.
  • You need to have your air conditioning serviced with increasing frequency, or your air conditioning requires multiple expensive repairs.
  • Your electric bills are going up, especially in the summer time, even though you’re not using any appliances more than normal.
  • You have older or outdated equipment that doesn’t keep up with your current needs; for instance if you spend a great deal of time out of the house and you don’t have a programmable thermostat to turn the AC on and off automatically for you.

Whatever the reason, you should consult the advice and expertise of a trained professional when deciding to replace your AC. Air on Demand has over 10 years’ experience servicing air conditioning units in the Miami, FL area and can help you make a sound decision based on your individual needs. Our installation professions are courteous and efficient, and we pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time, every time. Call us today and find out about our AC replacement and installation services.

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Congratulations to Trane for 100 years!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Air on Demand congratulates Trane, the manufacturer of many systems we install and service, on 100 years of partnership. In 1885 James Trane opened his first plumbing business in La Crosse, Wisconsin and is widely viewed as one of the best area plumbers. Fast forward to 1913, James Trane, with the help of his son and daughter, produce their very first steam heating system. Soon after James’ son, Rueben Trane, starts a program that helps train recruits on service, selling and engineering Trane products to help increase the adoption of their products. Meanwhile he also invents a new “convector radiator” which is more efficient and lightweight, which quickly becomes the new standard for heat exchangers within the industry. With the success of the new “convector radiator” Rueben discovers that you can also cool air with the same system and shortly after the Trane Unit Cooler is invented.

While these were some of the first steps towards becoming an industry leader there have been many other steps along that way that have help Trane become an industry leader in HVAC systems. We at Air on Demand congratulate Trane on their 100 year anniversary and wish them well on the next 100 years as a partner and industry leader. If you live in the Miami area and need service, repair or would like to discuss installing one of their industry leading solutions call us today at Air on Demand to speak with one of our specialists.

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Air Conditioning Installation in Miami, FL: Why Sizing is Important

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Are you in the market for a new AC? Whether you’re starting out from scratch or merely replacing one of your components, you need to make sure that you have an AC that matches your living space. One of your major concerns during this process should not only be the quality of the equipment, but also the quality of the installation itself. There are numerous system types and brands available today, but what makes an AC truly perform well is the care with which it is installed in your home. In today’s post, we’d like to focus on just one aspect of the air conditioning installation process in Miami, FL: why the size of your AC is important.

During the installation process, your installer will complete a load calculation of your home that seeks to assess exactly what your cooling needs are for that particular living space. This begins foremost with a measure of the interior volume of the living space, but may include other factors such as the house’s design, location, insulation, among others. Here’s why sizing is so important:

  • Performance: You need your air conditioning system to perform well. The comfort of your home depends upon it. But if your AC is improperly sized, then it may not give you the cooling output you need to keep all areas of your home cool.
  • Energy efficiency: With that struggle to manage a larger living space comes the burden of higher energy costs. When your AC is too small for your living space, then it will have difficulty meeting the energy efficiency ratings upon which your selection was based. Because this is a system you will depend on for the years to come, you could be setting yourself up for consistently high energy bills.
  • System longevity: Another consideration is the longevity of the system. As a major investment in the comfort of your home, you need to make sure that your AC lasts as long as possible. But this is impossible if it is incorrectly sized. If it is too large, then it may short-cycle frequently, which can lead to increased wear and tear on system components.

The size of your AC needs to be just right. Call Air on Demand for excellent air conditioning installation services throughout the Miami area.

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Miami Air Conditioning Issues: My AC Keeps Tripping My Breaker

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

If your air conditioning system keeps tripping its breaker, it can be a serious problem. While this problem could be related to your electrical system, there are a few issues with your AC unit that could be causing the issue. Call the Miami air conditioning repair technicians at Air on Demand today if this issue is happening at your home.

  • Electrical Problems – Faulty wiring or a bad capacitor can cause problems with your circuit breaker. This is something that your AC technician will check during your annual maintenance visit, but electrical problems can develop at any time.
  • Compressor Problems – if you compressor is overloaded or is starting to fail, it can cause your breaker to trip as it needs more energy to cool your home.
  • Frozen or dirty evaporator coil – In order to cool the air in your home, your AC uses a fan to pass your home’s warm air over a series of evaporator coils. If the coils get frozen or dirty, then your air conditioning system won’t be able to provide your home with enough cooling. This will cause it to work harder and to need more electricity, which might also cause issues with your breaker.
  • Low refrigerant – Another common cause of an AC system tripping the breaker is low refrigerant. Your air conditioning system uses a compressed refrigerant to remove heat from your home and exhaust it outside. If it doesn’t have enough of that refrigerant in the system then it means that it can’t do its job as efficiently which will require it to use more energy and thus, trip the breaker more often.

If your home’s air conditioning system is tripping the breaker on a regular basis, make sure that you call for immediate air conditioning repair. The Miami air conditioning experts at Air on Demand can help you with any AC issues that you might be having.

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Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The 4th of July will forever hold a very special place in the history of the United States of America. On this day in 1776, the second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.

Not only is Independence Day an important day in our nation’s history, but for many people it is a day that is filled with memories from celebrations of years past. Fireworks, barbeques, baseball games, fairs, carnivals, patriotic music and ceremonies are all scattered through our memories as we’ve participated in annual parties, get-togethers, picnics and family gatherings throughout the years. John Adams, our 2nd president, was right when he said that our Independence Day “…ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

The 4th of July is truly a day to enjoy but also to remember and respect the sacrifice that many brave men and women made over 200 years ago to give us the freedom that we cherish today. However you celebrate Independence Day, make sure that you take a moment to remember what this day is really about.

We wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

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