Air On Demand Blog: Archive for the ‘Ductwork Systems’ Category

When Do I Need Duct Replacement?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

blue-question-markWhen you first had your air conditioner installed, you may not have thought much about the ducts. After all, not many homeowners do. The ducts are the conduits that transport cooled air through to every room of the home, but it’s easy to take them for granted when you’re staring at a big shiny new air conditioning unit.

After a few years of faithful service from your AC, it will be wise to start considering service for the ducts. Just because they don’t have moving parts doesn’t mean that they won’t need some service. If things are particularly bad, they might even need replacement.

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How Duct Cleaning Improves HVAC Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 28th, 2018

cleaning-vent-grate-acKeeping your home cool and comfortable isn’t the only thing you should worry about during the coming summer. Poor indoor air quality can also have a significant impact on your health and comfort.

Fortunately, there are ways to improve both your indoor air quality and the efficiency of your air conditioner this summer. The best way is to have your ducts cleaned before you get too far into the summer season.

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Why Duct Cleaning Should Be a Home Cleaning Priority

Monday, January 8th, 2018

cleaning-vent-grate-acKeeping your own home clean can be tough. It’s something of a part-time job if the home is big enough, but you know it’s better to keep things clean than to deal with the consequences later. Vacuuming and dusting furniture is important for keeping allergens and pollutants from spreading around. And most homeowners know that you should keep electronics clean or else they may become damaged beyond repair.

These same ideas should be kept in mind when it comes to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Duct cleaning should be just as important as washing your clothes or dusting the shelves, in our opinion. We’ll show you why in today’s guide!

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Your Ducts Are Making You Warmer

Monday, June 20th, 2016

*Air On Demand no longer offers duct sealing or repair services. Please visit our ductwork service page to learn more about our ductwork options.

You’re not very comfortable in the summer, even when you have your AC system running, but it could be a lot worse. You might assume, like many people, that this is just something you’ll have to put up with, and something that so many of your neighbors and friends deal with too.

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Do You Have Dirty Ducts? How to Find Out

Monday, February 15th, 2016

You might not know too much about the air ducts in your home. They’re behind the walls, after all, and up in the attic or in crawlspaces. And most of the time, you probably don’t have too many concerns about the state of your air ducts.

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How Duct Cleaning Improves Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 31st, 2015

There are several complex mechanical and electrical components that make your central air conditioner run. But none of these would be of much help without a central duct system to deliver the cool air from your AC to the rest of the house. The air ducts are essential to the operation of your air conditioner, but they are largely ignored when it comes to maintaining the AC system. While air duct cleaning usually is not necessary as an annual service, we recommend scheduling duct cleaning every now and then to improve your air quality and the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner. Find out more about the benefits of this service below.

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Why You Should Be Concerned about Leaky Ducts

Monday, June 15th, 2015

There are a lot of mechanical and electrical parts to an air conditioner that all work together to keep you cool. Protecting some of these parts with annual air conditioning maintenance may help to keep the system around for longer, prevent repairs, and keep the whole system performing better and more efficiently. Unfortunately, one area of the AC is too often neglected: the ducts.

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How Can Duct Repair Improve Your Air Conditioning?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

*Air On Demand no longer offers duct sealing or repair services. Please visit our ductwork service page to learn more about our ductwork options.

The ducts in your home provide a pathway from the air handler to the vents in your home. Any disruption in this path—kinks in the ductwork, holes, cracks, or even a collapsed duct—makes it a lot more difficult for air to move efficiently. Cold air begins to fill unoccupied spaces, such as the attic or crawlspace, and though it may still enter your home, it does so slowly. This means that you end up paying extra to cool the living spaces, which is why prompt duct repair is so important.

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The Benefits of Sheet Metal Ducts

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Ducts are necessary for forced-air air conditioning and heating. The ducts in your home serve as a pathway, so that conditioned air can travel into every room in your home. Duct installation is a long and involved process that requires careful planning, precise measurements, and the right type of tools and level of expertise. And you’ll need to select the right type of duct for the job.

Sheet metal ductwork is the most common type of ductwork installed in homes, but it’s not the only type. Some technicians prefer fiberglass duct board, while others prefer flexible ducts. So why does sheet metal remain king? Let’s take a look in today’s guide to installing new sheet metal ductwork in Homestead.

Proven Effectiveness

The main reason to choose sheet metal ductwork is that it is proven to be effective. If you have a new home or an existing home that needs a good set of ducts, sheet metal ductwork is long-lasting and durable. When installed correctly and properly maintained, you may not need any repairs for a long period of time.

Sheet metal ducts have a couple of other benefits as well. Many technicians find that they’re easier to install. There are so many sizes and types of fittings available that sheet metal ductwork should be efficient in nearly any home. Sheet metal ducts can stay cleaner for longer and won’t collect dust as easily as fiberglass duct board.

The Importance of Professional Installation

What you should always keep in mind is that professional installation is key to ducts that run efficiently. Without the right technician for installation, you may notice many problems with your air conditioning and heating system. Most homes have a problem with leaky ducts, which can cause an air conditioner or heater to run up to 30% less efficiently. Often, this is due to amateur installation rather than the work of a skilled HVAC contractor specializing in sheet metal ducts.

Call the experts at Air on Demand for installation of new sheet metal ductwork in Homestead. We install, repair, and seal ducts so that your air conditioning and heating system runs in the most efficient manner possible.

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The Advantages of Professional Sheet Metal Ductwork Design

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Your ductwork is an integral part of your HVAC system. As such, it should be designed for maximum efficiency and longevity. One of the best ways to ensure you achieve this, and more, with your ductwork, is to have sheet metal ductwork fabricated for your home. Having ductwork tailored to your home and HVAC system has a number of benefits, but without professional help, you could encounter ongoing problems down the road. For over 13 years, Air on Demand has been fabricating sheet metal ductwork for customers in Homestead, FL and all over the Miami area, and we can make sure you have a ductwork system designed and fabricated to last for years to come.

Why Should I Consider Custom Ductwork?

Here are some reasons custom ductwork can be a good choice for homeowners:

  • Helps distribute air to all rooms evenly
  • Helps to create a system with neutral air pressure, which is optimal for the operation of your system and your comfort
  • Helps your system to achieve its highest level of energy efficiency
  • Reduces wear and tear on your system
  • Helps improve indoor air quality

It’s All About Correct Calculation

When you hire a professional to create custom ductwork, the following items should be taken into consideration in order to create a ductwork system perfectly suited for your HVAC system and your home:

  • Correct heating and cooling calculations – by doing load calculations, your fabricator can correctly size the ductwork to ensure that your home receives the proper air load.
  • Creation of ducts that have the straightest route from your air handler to a given room – ductwork that has many turns can make it harder for your system to deliver the necessary air flow to your living spaces.
  • Have a matching return duct for every supply register – having matching supply and return ducts helps keep the circulation in your home optimal.
  • Properly secure seals with metal binding and mastic – ductwork that is properly sealed has significantly less air loss, which helps increase energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and puts less stress on your system.

Having the right ductwork for your home makes all the difference between being comfortable and energy efficient, and not. Call Air on Demand and schedule an appointment with one of our fabrication experts to see how custom sheet metal ductwork in Homestead, FL can help your home.

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