Air On Demand Blog

Prepare Your HVAC System for the Cold and Flu Season

December 10th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseIt’s commonly believed that the flu can only spread through coughing and sneezing, but research from this year has shown that the virus can remain present in the air for minutes or even hours.

This spells trouble for homeowners who rely on their HVAC system. After all, an efficient HVAC system encourages that most of the air in the home is recirculated throughout. That means stubborn viruses and germs can take a ride through the air circulation, thus increasing the risk of exposure. Aside from the flu, poor indoor air quality can also spread colds and pollutants that aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.

But that doesn’t mean you and your HVAC system are powerless against these contaminants. In this post, we’ll show you the steps to giving your home a deep clean and how to even fight back against germs.

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Year-Round HVAC Efficiency Tips

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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Air On Demand Hosts Dinner for Local Veteran’s in Palmetto Bay

November 19th, 2018

Miami, FL – November 13, 2018 – Air On Demand, a local family owned air conditioning and heating company located in Cutler Bay, hosted a Veteran’s Day dinner at The American Legion in Palmetto Bay on Sunday, November 11th.

Every year, on Veteran’s Day, the American Legion of Palmetto bay hosts an “Early Bird Dinner”  in which they provide freshly prepared meals for their local veterans, American Legion Members, and their families. This year’s dinner marks the first year that a local company sponsored this event.

“As a local and family owned business, we [Air On Demand] make it a priority to be involved in the local community through sponsorships and event participation to get to know our community, the families, and other local businesses. This year, it was a great privilege to be able to not only honor our veterans, but to help a local organization in the process.”

With the help of volunteers and caterers, Air On Demand was able to provide a Veteran’s Day meal for over 70 veterans and family members.

“This was such a great event, and we hope to make a tradition out of this,” says Mike, an American Legion member and a long-time equipment specialist at Air On Demand.

For more information on this event and to learn more about Air On Demand,  call 305.259.5669 or visit www.airondemand.com.

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Why You Can’t DIY Duct Services

November 12th, 2018

cleaning-vent-grate-acWe hate to break it to you, but you just can’t do your own duct services. While we certainly can’t stop you from trying, we think you’re going to have a bad time. And it’s not because we think you’re incapable of doing it. Rather, it’s the fact that duct services require tools and techniques that just aren’t available to the average homeowner. We’ll explain further down below:

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3 Indoor Air Quality Myths

October 29th, 2018

virus-cells-germsIndoor air quality is one of those topics that garner plenty of misconception and myths. Most of what we know about IAQ is backed by research and tests, as opposed to what’s visible by the eye. And from the perspective of the HVAC services, there’s no shortage of misconceptions about air quality, so we’ll go over a few of them here today.

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A Brief Guide on Air Conditioner Refrigerant and Leaks

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

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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Where to Install a Ductless Air Conditioner

September 17th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioner-unitDuctless mini-split systems are constantly praised for their efficiency, low operating costs, and ability to both heat and cool your home. But there’s one thing that always holds people back from being completely sold…

Where the heck are you supposed to install that giant air handler?

Since it’s required that one unit occupy each room you want to heat or cool, it means you’ll need to install a big, rectangular air handler on the wall. It’s understandable that this could seem obtrusive. In reality, many homeowners completely forget about their air handlers, but it’s hard to see that before you install one for yourself. In this post, we’ll explain the basic requirements for placing a ductless mini-split unit.

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Why Can’t I Feel the Air From My Air Conditioner?

September 3rd, 2018

spinning-ac-fanWhat’s the point of an air conditioner if it doesn’t emit a refreshing blast of cold air? While this problem isn’t common, it’s not unheard of. In fact, many kinds of air conditioner problems can result in low or warm air flow from your air conditioner. If you’re having any kind of air flow problems, the next best step is to call for AC repair in Homestead. You can also read more to see just how important it is to call when there’s an air flow problem.

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Is It a Good Idea to Replace My Ductwork?

August 19th, 2018

worker-insulating-duct-in-atticOne part of the central air conditioner is the air conditioning units themselves. The other part is the ductwork, the series of vents that disperse the cooled air through your home. It makes sense that AC units can be replaced and changed over the years, but what about the ducts? Aren’t those more-or-less permanent fixtures?

Actually, the ducts can—and should—be replaced just as often as you would replace your air conditioner. Below are a few reasons why you’d want to replace the ducts.

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