Air On Demand Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

3 Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your AC

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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There’s not much to running an air conditioner, right? Don’t you just “set it and forget it?”

For the most basic operation, yes—there’s really not much to running an air conditioner. However, when we talk about owning an air conditioner, it’s a completely different story. Homeowners need to exercise more responsibility in order to keep their air conditioners lasting as long as they possibly can.

The owner of an air conditioning system is typically not an HVAC contractor themselves, of course, so it’s no wonder that they sometimes make mistakes in operating their AC. In this post, we’ll go over three mistakes. Avoiding these will help you keep your cooling bills low and help avoid the need for air conditioning repair in Homestead, FL.

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Why Is My AC Screaming? And Other Noise Complaints

Monday, April 15th, 2019

covering-earsIf you find that your AC is making a noise that can appropriately be described as “screaming,” it’s not because it’s excited about finding the best ice cream parlor this summer. It’s probably a refrigerant leak, and it’s very serious.

That being said, you may be wondering if it’s ever a good thing for your air conditioner to be making certain noises. That answer is “No.”

Strange noises from your air conditioner should always be investigated. There’s a high probability that whatever’s causing the noise can lead to more damage if it isn’t taken care of soon.

We’ll list some of the most common noises below and explain what the issues might be.

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The Start of Spring Marks the Best Time for AC Maintenance

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

ac-maintenanceSpring has just begun here in Florida! Of course, given the climate in our state, this shift in the seasons doesn’t mark anything too substantial.

Nonetheless, spring is an important milestone for your HVAC system. Your AC works tirelessly throughout the year, so there’s no better time than spring to slow down and ensure that everything is still running the way it should.

That’s where maintenance comes in!

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Why Isn’t My AC Cooling Like It Used To?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

woman-using-fanDo you ever get the feeling that your air conditioner just isn’t as good as it used to be?

Without numbers, it can be hard to justify this feeling. How do you know it’s not all in your head? Or, maybe the summers have just been hotter than usual?

Well, you don’t have to doubt yourself—there are plenty of real reasons why your AC might not be performing like it used to. Some of them you could have guessed on your own, while others are a bit more esoteric. But don’t worry, we’ll explain all of them:

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Don’t Wait Until the End of the Season for AC Repairs

Monday, March 4th, 2019

service-timeLet’s say you’ve just noticed some issues with your AC. But at the same time, you also plan to get AC maintenance at some point closer to the start of summer. So is it better to hold off on the repairs and lump them all in with the upcoming maintenance appointment, or is it better to have that maintenance now and pay for repairs sooner than anticipated?

The latter certainly sounds less convenient, but in our professional opinion, it’s the best course of action—and we’re not just saying that because we’re an AC repair company in South Miami. Putting off repairs, for any reason, is always going to cost you more in the long run. Here’s how:

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4 Reasons Your AC Energy Costs are Rising

Monday, February 18th, 2019

ac-savingsIf your cooling costs are rising every month, don’t be so quick to assume that it’s due to excess use. Unless you’re using a smart thermostat or regulating temperatures very closely every day, it would be difficult to truly assess whether you’ve been using more energy than usual.

Assuming your AC use has remained moderate, there are several other reasons your costs may be on the rise, and they could be enough to warrant air conditioning repair in Homestead, FL. Here are just four of them:

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The Truth About Maintenance Services

Monday, January 21st, 2019

air-conditioner-moneyHere’s the truth about maintenance:

No one really likes having it done.

That’s because it’s in our human nature to seek cures rather than preventives.

For example, annual maintenance on your air conditioner is essential to reducing monthly expenses, ensuring a long life for the unit, and for reducing the need for repairs. Maintenance can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Yet, most homeowners would rather wait to call a Miami HVAC company until their AC is in dire need of repair. However, repairs are usually more expensive than maintenance. You’re also much more likely to make a hasty purchase on a replacement AC when you’re stuck in the heat.

So, how does a maintenance plan help overcome this? Allow us to explain.

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All About Washable HVAC Air Filters

Monday, December 24th, 2018

man-holding-disposable-filterAir filters are one of the simplest components in your entire HVAC system. Yet, simply neglecting to replace it can bring complete destruction and chaos to your system.

To be fair, we’re only slightly exaggerating. A clogged air filter can tank your efficiency, cause short cycling, airflow issues, and in the case of a furnace, can cause it to overheat. Before calling in for AC repair issues in Miami, we almost always recommend changing the air filter first.

If you hate having to go out and buy a new filter, however, you might want to invest in a washable one.

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A Brief Guide on Air Conditioner Refrigerant and Leaks

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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