Air On Demand Blog: Archive for the ‘Energy Savings’ Category

How Often Should I Replace My Home’s Insulation?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

loft-insulationJust having walls and a roof is not enough to separate the indoor air from the harsh, outdoor air. That’s where insulation comes in.

Insulation is essential for keeping warm air where it needs to be. In summer, that means keeping the warm air outside of your home. In winter, it means keeping the warm air inside the home.

Not only will insulation help you feel more comfortable, but it will also help keep your home cool or warm—meaning less money spent on running the HVAC system.

However, insulation isn’t perfect. It can deteriorate over time and might need to be reapplied every few years. Since insulation stays out of sight and out of mind, many homeowners don’t realize that it might be the reason for their rising heating or cooling bill.

In this post, we’ll go over how often insulation should be replaced and why you should get help finding the right type and amount of insulation.

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Year-Round HVAC Efficiency Tips

Monday, November 26th, 2018

money-savings-efficiency-balancingKeeping your HVAC system efficient is the key to giving it a long lifespan, less repairs, and better performance. And most of all, it gives you extra money that you don’t have to put toward the energy bill!

Air conditioners and furnaces operate differently, so you can expect them to come with their own methods for maintaining efficiency. But this time, we want to go over efficiency tips that apply to both systems.

No matter if you’re using an air conditioner, furnace, or even a heat pump, you’ll be able to get some wisdom-nuggets out of the following tips.

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5 Energy Saving Tips for the Holiday Season

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

family-christmas-giftsYou’ve spent enough money this holiday season. Why spend any more on your energy bills than you have to? You’re happy to have friends and family near for the holidays, but this can mean a bigger bill at the end of the month after all that cooking, air conditioning and heating, and holiday lighting. We want to help you keep these costs under control.

Follow these tips to save energy over the holidays, without sacrificing any of the joy and cheer.

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FPL Rebates No Longer Available!

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

*ALERT* *ALERT* *ALERT* *ALERT* *ALERT* *ALERT*

HAVE YOU HEARD? ….. Just in from FP&L “…Changes to FPL’s Residential Air Conditioning Program Standards Effective January 1, 2015…” *

Due to changes in the federal manufacturing standards for residential air conditioning systems, Florida Power and Light will be changing their utility rebate programs.

Effective January 2015 the current utility rebates for air conditioning systems will be drastically cut (by 65%) and may be completely gone in the near future.

To see more about the changes click here: FPL Ends Energy Rebate Program

NOW is the TIME ….if your current air conditioning equipment is more than 8 years old or in need of major repairs, now is the time to take advantage of the REBATES before they are gone.

For more information, please call our offices at 786-735-9271 and we will be glad to discuss these changes.

 

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Understanding the Importance of Ductwork in Your Home

Monday, February 11th, 2013

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

Dcut Sealing | Miami | Air On DemandMost home owners hardly ever think about the ducts in their home unless there is an issue. However, leaky ducts themselves are a huge problem in many homes and many homeowners are not aware of the potential danger and financial loss caused by this. John Lippert, a specialist in energy efficiency and renewable energy, wrote this great article about the threat of leaky ducts for the U.S. Department of Energy website.

  • Leaky or damaged ductwork will leak conditioned air into the attic or crawlspace, costing you money and decreasing efficiency
  • Backdrafting can draw carbon monoxide down your chimney, which can be very dangerous to you and your family
  • Warm moist air can be pulled from outside due to leaky ducts, leading to mold and mildew in your home
  • Duct tape IS NOT the solution for leaky ducts, leave duct sealing to the professionals

Air On Demand offers ductwork installation, maintenance, repair and sealing services in the Miami area. Let us help diagnose your energy efficiency issues and make sure no hazardous backdrafts or mold growth is occurring in your home. Call Air On Demand today!

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SoBAY Home Show

Friday, November 16th, 2012

SoBay Home Show | Miami | Air On DemandAir On Demand will be exhibiting at the SoBAY Home Show. December 1st and 2nd starting at noon the home show will feature designers, manufacturers and retailers of all varieties of home products. This family friendly event features a kids area, wine tasting and live music.

Air On Demand will have information about all of the latest air conditioning, heating and indoor air quality services and products. We also offer pool heater, ductwork and commercial HVAC services to residents and businesses in the Miami-Dade area.

Check out our specials offers and promotions online, and visit our booth at the SoBAY home show for more opportunities to save!

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Air On Demaind: A Greener Business

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Green Business | Miami | Air On DemandThe Pinecrest Tribute: E-mail vs. Paper? The Answer Does Make A Difference

According to a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report:
• Nearly 4 billion trees per year are cut down due to the paper industry.
• Today, the world consumes about 300 million tons of paper each year.
• The U.S., which contains only 5% of the world’s population, uses 30% of all paper.

If we look at the big picture, reducing paper waste affects not only trees. One must think about the entire process involved in producing printed material. What impact does the machinery and trucks used to harvest the trees have? What about the factories and chemicals that are used when making paper? Have you ever seen the smoke stacks at a paper factory? How about the vehicles that are used in transporting the paper from the factory to a local printer? Then how does
the printed material make it to the end user? The full impact is almost immeasurable. At Air On Demand, we have dedicated ourselves to finding ways to reduce those numbers and our impact on the environment. We have moved our Service Technicians from the old style “carbon service receipt” to new modern laptops. We are using laptops and wireless internet to communicate and dispatch real-time information to our Service Technicians in the field. All service receipts are completed using mobile applications, no more “old carbon” receipts. We don’t even have to print a “paper” receipt unless a customer requests it. In many cases, we just e-mail customers their service receipts. Not only does this new technology help us reduce paper waste, it allows us to be more efficient and allows us to give our customers the best service available! For more information, please call Air On Demand at 305-259-5669.

Air On Demand provides top quality air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, ductwork, and commercial HVAC service to Miami, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, and the surrounding areas.

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Is Your Miami Home Environmentally Friendly? Call Air On Demand!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Press | Miami | Air On Demandwww.thetribune.net
ONE OF MIAMI’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
Phone: 305-669-7355
Local Contractor Going “Green”
Air On Demand is an environmental leader in the residential air conditioning industry. Our mission is to become recognized as the most environmentally oriented, customer friendly, air-conditioning company in the Miami area. Our values include unwavering excellence and quality in the products and services we provide.
Nothing feels better than coming home to a house which is environmentally friendly. Many companies have been slow in adopting environmental or “green” alternatives. At Air On Demand, we’ve embraced this challenge. We have started by converting five trucks in our service fleet from gas to fuel-efficient diesel trucks. We aren’t just a service company. We try our best to look at every aspect of an air-conditioning system to be sure we are helping our customers achieve the best energy efficiency possible. Many times we are able to help homeowners save up to 30% on their monthly utility bills. This not only helps our customers, but the energy savings reduces the impact on the environment as well. We’re a dedicated and reliable resource to help homeowners in reducing their carbon imprint on the environment. This is not just wishful thinking. Air On Demand is here to demonstrate how to take the first steps to achieve a “green” home.
S h a n n o n Blaylock, Air On Demand owner, is passionate about the “green” movement. She notes that, “If we can reach just a hundred people a year imagine what changes can begin to happen.” If you are interested in learning about ways to make your air-conditioning system more environmentally friendly please give us a call at 305-259-5669.

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Miami AC Guide: Simple Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool

Monday, May 14th, 2012

As the days get hotter and hotter, you want to keep your home as cool as possible. While cranking up your Miami air conditioning system is tried and true solution, there are other ways you can keep your home cool (and help your AC work better). Improving your air conditioner’s energy efficiency is an added benefit of many of these tips.

  • A ceiling fan can help circulate the cool, air conditioned air through your home. A ceiling fan will also make you feel colder, so you can turn your thermostat up a few degrees, saving energy.
  • Pay attention to where you place your thermostat. If your thermostat is near a device that produces a lot of heat, like a TV or an oven, it will read the wrong temperature for the room and cause your AC to cool your home too much. A thermostat that is improperly calibrated can have the same issue. An accurate thermostat will keep your home comfortable, and it will save energy if you no longer have to constantly adjust the thermostat setting in attempt to get the right temperature.
  • Your landscaping can also affect how well your air conditioning system works. Adding trees or shrubs will shade your air conditioner, which leads to it using less electricity. However, make sure the plants to do not restrict the air flow.
  • Close curtains during the day to prevent added heat from entering your home. The curtains can add a layer of insulation that can keep your home cool.
  • Annual maintenance is the best thing you can do to keep your AC cooling effectively. A technician will clean your unit and replace any worn parts, so your air conditioner will be able to keep your home cool all summer. It also improves energy efficiency, which is something that you can appreciate every month when you get your energy bills!

Air conditioners cool and dehumidify your air, which can go a long way towards making your home comfortable this summer. By following these few simple steps, you can keep your home cool and save energy, which is something that everyone can appreciate. For more information about how to keep your Miami AC in peak condition this summer, give Air On Demand a call today!

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