Air On Demand Blog: Archive for July, 2016

Properly Designed Ducts Are Key to Efficient Cooling

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Are you wondering why your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home efficiently? If this is always a problem for your home, you might need a replacement air conditioner. You may have problems within the air conditioner that can be repaired. Or it might not be an issue with the AC system at all.

Why Duct Design Matters So Much

Your air ducts are an important part of your air conditioner—obviously. They are the pathway that leads from your air conditioning unit to the various rooms of your home. But you probably have never thought much about whether they are doing their job properly.

If your air ducts have too many twists and turns, it takes longer for air to reach the rooms of your home. That means you won’t feel as comfortable even as the unit is running at full capacity. And your energy bills go up because it takes longer to cool the home. The same is true if there are cracks and holes in the ductwork.

Are Your Ducts Suffering?

Peering into your vents with a flashlight may not reveal much about the state of your ductwork. You need professional technicians to tell you for sure how much air you are losing from inefficient duct design or leaky ductwork. But there are some signs to look out for.

  • Some rooms are cooler than others.
  • Your energy bills are outrageous.
  • The system takes a long time to reach the right temperature.

If your air conditioner is not working the way it is supposed to, call in a professional company that works on both air conditioning systems and the ducts that lead air away from them. That way, you can get an assessment and professional repairs that can help to improve your ducts for decades to come.

For duct services and AC repair in Miami, FL, call Air On Demand!

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

We often recommend heat pumps to our customers looking for a new central air conditioning system—especially if they complain about a lack of heat for those rare colder days. It seems silly to have a separate whole-home heating system in our area. A heat pump allows you efficient whole-home heating and AC from a single system that uses the same components for both.

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How a Ductless Mini Split System Works

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We know there are a lot of people out there still living without central AC. If you’re in Florida, you’ve probably already found a way to stay comfortable—and that most likely involves using a portable air conditioner or a window AC unit.

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Leaky Refrigerant Is a Bigger Problem Than You Might Think

Monday, July 4th, 2016

When your air conditioner breaks or begins to do a poor job of cooling down the house, you hope there’s only a small problem. We get this question a lot, in some form or another: “Do I just need to add refrigerant?” You might assume that adding refrigerant (you may have heard it called “Freon™”) is a simple fix. But this usually isn’t the case.

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