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Why Consider Installing Packaged Air Conditioning Units for Your Business

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.
 
If you own or manage a commercial property, it’s important to keep your business as comfortable as possible to ensure the comfort of your tenants, customers, clients, and/or employees. A comfortable work space means more productive employees and returning clients and customers. That’s why you want the best air conditioning system available for your business, and the best option for many business owners is a packaged air conditioning unit.

Packaged air conditioners contain every component in a single cabinet, usually installed on the rooftop although it may also be set on the ground. Professionals recommend large commercial packaged units for most businesses, for the following reasons.

  • Save Space: Packaged air conditioning units help to save space. With residential air conditioners, there is generally an indoor unit and an outdoor unit, and an outdoor unit. All of the components of a residential unit are located in a single cabinet connected to the ductwork, which may be installed on the rooftop so it does interfere with your business.
  • Quick and Easy Service: If you need air conditioning maintenance, repairs, or replacement, the job may go more smoothly with a packaged rooftop unit. The technician stays out of the way during repairs or maintenance. And the job may move more quickly than it would with a split-system, as all of the components are in a single cabinet.
  • Modular Units: Packaged air conditioning units are modular, meaning technicians can easily change the cooling capacity of a system by simply adding or removing individual modules. As your business grows and changes, it’s important to be able to adapt your surroundings along with it. The size of your air conditioner generally depends on many factors, including how many people are in the building, so that it does not run into any problems. It’s convenient to be able to adjust the cooling capacity without replacing the entire unit.
  • Cooling and Heating in One: Finally, packaged air conditioning units can combine the components of both your heating and cooling system, so that you can save additional space.

When you need commercial HVAC services in Homestead, you need a technician who is experienced with large commercial units. Don’t trust just any technician; call the commercial cooling experts at Air on Demand today!

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Warning Signs It Is Time for Commercial HVAC Replacement

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.
 
A professionally selected and installed HVAC system for your commercial building should last for many years with only minimal performance problems…provided that it receives routine maintenance and targeted repairs as necessary. However, any complex mechanical appliance will eventually reach a point where stress wears it down so much that continued repairs will only keep it running for short periods of time. The repair expenses plus the higher energy cost of running the HVAC system will make it imperative to have the old system replaced.

This is a big decision to make, and you will not want to make it lightly. To help you determine when it is time for a new installation of a comfort system for your company, call on the commercial experts at Air on Demand. We will take care of your heating and cooling in Doral, FL with commercial HVAC services of the highest quality.

Here are a few warning signs to watch for that will tell you it’s time to contact us for an HVAC system evaluation:

Hot or Cold Spots in the Work Place

One of the clearest signs that a heating and cooling system is starting to fail is when you or your employees notice spots in the office that are hotter or colder than they should be. Sometimes this indicates trouble in the thermostat; but if thermostat adjustments and repairs do not solve the problem, then you may have an HVAC system that is on its last legs and struggling to provide you with the level of conditioned air that it once did.

Escalating Utility Bills

You keep a close watch on all the bills for your company, so you will have a good idea what to expect to pay each season to heat and cool it. When these bills start to rise—and continue to rise—for no easily discernible reason, you should have professionals look into the issue to discover if the HVAC system has developed irreparable damage.

Numerous Repairs

Most HVAC systems will require the majority of repairs during the last two years of their service lives. When you find yourself calling for repairs a few times a year just to keep the system up and running, then you’re probably throwing away money on a heater or AC that will never again work at peak performance level. If any single repair for the system would cost half of the price of a replacement, it is more economical to opt for the replacement.

Our team at Air on Demand will see if your company will benefit from repairs or if you should arrange for a new installation. We can help with all the commercial HVAC services in Doral, FL necessary to keep your employees and customers comfortable and content.

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How Do Commercial HVAC Systems Differ from Residential Systems?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.

Would you mow several acres of lawn with a push mower, or use a motorcycle for a family of 5? These are strong examples, but they demonstrate one of the key ways residential HVAC systems are different from commercial ones: size. While there are common, fundamental mechanics between commercial and residential systems, the systems are not the same. Working with professionals who have the knowledge and experience needed for commercial HVAC service is important for both you and your business. For over 30 years, Air on Demand has been providing commercial HVAC services in Pinecrest, and our trained technicians are available for any commercial repair you may need.

What Are the Differences?

As we stated above, one of the biggest differences between commercial and residential HVAC systems is their size. But there are others that are also important:

  • Many are packaged units – because commercial HVAC systems have to cover a great deal more square footage than the average household, they are often manufactured as one large unit called a packaged unit. These units are called packaged because all the components – the compressor, condenser and evaporator – are all housed in a single cabinet. This makes repair work easier because the components are more accessible.
  • Complex drainage – a commercial HVAC system covers large spaces; as such, the drainage system is far more complex than the simple condensate tray and drain you’ll find in a residential property.
  • Use of modular units – over the last few years, modular units have become very popular in the commercial HVAC industry due to their flexible nature. As businesses move in and out of spaces, cooling needs can vary; with a modular system, these needs can be met without having to re-design the cooling for that space. If less cooling is needed, one of the modular units can be removed; if more is needed, a modular unit can be added.

Having the proper amount of cooling is vital to your business. Do you really want to trust it to a company that doesn’t specialize in commercial HVAC services in Pinecrest? If you have been experiencing problems with your commercial HVAC system, call the professionals you can count on: Air on Demand.

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What Is the Difference between Rooftop Units and Other ACs?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.
 
When it comes to commercial air conditioning, the great workhorses are rooftop units. People are accustomed to seeing rows of air conditioner cabinets along the top of office and retail buildings. Some commercial buildings still use “split” systems that are similar to the ones seen in residential housing, while restaurants and bars often use ductless heat pumps that send conditioned air wall-mounted blowers that are connected to an outdoor condenser. But the rooftop unit, because of its space saving quality and ease of service, continues to be the most popular for business use.

What actually differentiates rooftop units from other HVAC systems, aside from their location? We’ll look into this, and it may help you make the decision for what sort of heating and cooling system you want for your business location.

For detailed information on how rooftop units in Coral Gables, FL will work for your company, call Air on Demand and ask about commercial HVAC services today.

What Sets the Rooftop Unit Apart From Other ACs

Rooftop units are what are known as package units in the HVAC industry. A package unit is set apart from a split system, which is the common type of air conditioner/heat pump found in houses. A split system has an outdoor cabinet and an indoor cabinet with different sets of components. The outdoor cabinet has a compressor, fan, and a condenser coil; the indoor cabinet has a blower, dampers, air handler, and evaporator coil, and hooks into the ventilation system.

With a rooftop package unit, all the components are housed in one cabinet stored on the top of the building. Both sets of coils, to release and absorb heat, are in the cabinet along with the compressors and the fans. The unit connects directly into the building’s ventilation system to circulate the air.

Rooftop units can be configured either as air conditioners, or as heat pump capable of both heating and cooling. With installation of a humidistat on a rooftop unit, it can also control humidity and permit the ventilation of fresh air into the system; this is a benefit that split systems do not have, and it is a great asset for increasing indoor air quality.

Rooftop units come in an enormous array of types and sizes, and you will need to have professionals help you select the right unit or units to install for your business. The comfort of your employees, customers, and/or clients rests on making the correct decision for rooftop units in Coral Gables, FL, so make sure you have an experience commercial HVAC company handling the work for you: call Air on Demand for installation and AC repair in Miami. We carry Trane rooftop units from 1.5 tons up to 162 tons of cooling capacity.

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Signs You Need to Call for Commercial HVAC Services

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.
 
If your business is housed in a building with a properly installed HVAC system to provide heating and cooling, you shouldn’t encounter many problems with operating. However, because commercial systems are required to run for many hours—far more than any residential system—they will suffer from a large amount of wear and tear. Although regular maintenance will go a long way to alleviating this issue, you may still need to call in professionals to handles repairs.

There are some of the signs that you may need call on commercial HVAC services in Kendall, FL. Make sure that you contact a company with experience on heating and cooling businesses; this isn’t a job that anyone familiar with residential HVAC can handle. Look to Air on Demand and our NATE-certified technicians for the next time you need service to restore the comfort of your workplace.

Here Are Signs to Call for Commercial HVAC Services

  • Uneven temperatures: A common issue that can occur in commercial HVAC systems is trouble with the zone dampers and the thermostats. Commercial systems are larger than residential ones, and they need to use multiple thermostats to control a large number of zones. When people in the workspace start to complain about rooms that are too stuffy or too cold, the issue may be with the zone control. It’s also possible that the packaged rooftop unit has lost cooling/heating power (such as because of leaking refrigerant). Call for professionals to look into the uneven temperatures.
  • Appearance of water condensation in the workplace: This is an issue specific to a Miami summer. Because air conditioning helps to combat high humidity levels (when it absorbs heat from the air, it also absorbs moisture), when it starts to malfunction, humidity inside the building will rise. This will first show up as condensation along windows and other external surfaces. At the first sign of condensation problems, call for assistance from repair professionals.
  • Strange smells from the vents: Acrid or moldy/musty smells coming from the vents usually point to repair issues. The burning smells sometimes point toward motor and electrical problems inside the rooftop unit(s) that will need to have technicians replace the burnt out parts. Musty and moldy smells usually indicate that there are leaks and breaks along the ventilation system that will require sealing. Bring in commercial specialists to look over the system and determine where the issues are and then fix them.

Air on Demand takes pride in the skill of our team for providing quality HVAC services in Kendall, FL. When the comfort of your employees, customers, clients, and/or tenants is in jeopardy because of a malfunctioning HVAC system, make us your first call. Contact us today and let us know about you commercial HVAC needs.

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Advantages of Rooftop Air Conditioning Units

Friday, May 30th, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.
 
When it comes to keeping your business comfortable during a long Florida summer (and on into the warm fall and even times during winter), you need to have the most durable air conditioners working for you. If you have yet to install a rooftop package unit, we suggest that you look into this possibility for your next installment. Rooftop package units have numerous advantages.

Whatever HVAC system you choose to install for your business, you should turn to Air on Demand to handle the installation work as well as the regular maintenance and any repairs the system may need during its long services life. Call us today and talk to one of our NATE-certified technicians about how we can install a rooftop unit in Kendall, FL for your company.

Rooftop unit benefits

  • No need for a split unit: The standard central air conditioning system is a split system with an indoor unit and outdoor unit, which takes up extra space inside your business that you could more efficiently use for other purposes. With a rooftop package unit, all the components are stored in a single cabinet: the compressor, the evaporator coil, the condenser coil, and the blower fans. This not only frees up space inside your building, it also reduces problems from noise pollution, so you have a quieter workspace.
  • (Almost) no space limitations: The roof is the limit when it comes to the size of your commercial AC. You can have multiple rooftop package units together to supply as much air conditioning power to your business as necessary, without using up one extra inch of valuable workspace. No matter how big or how many rooftop units you need, they won’t become eyesores for the company either, since they remain well out of sight of all but helicopters.
  • Heat pump option: You can choose to have your rooftop AC installed as a heat pump, and that means you’ll have heating for the short winters taken care of at the same time—and no extra space needs to be sacrificed.
  • Humidity controls: Maintaining balances humidity is an important part of everyday life in Florida homes and businesses. Packaged rooftop units from Trane come with humidistat technology that can control the moisture level inside your business and regulate the introduction of fresh air, creating a work environment comfortable for everyone.

Turn to commercial professionals

To care for a rooftop unit or install an AC unit  in Kendall, FL requires the work of commercial HVAC specialists. Don’t trust this job to just anybody with a license: look to certified commercial experts, like those at Air on Demand. We have a long partnership with Trane to provide you with a variety of the finest products for commercial heating and cooling. Contact us today to prepare for the most comfortable summer your business has yet experienced.

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