Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

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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Why Am I Getting Low Air-Flow From My AC?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

cooling-vent-on-wall-of-homeThere’s a number of reasons for why you could be getting low air-flow from your air conditioner. Admittedly, not all of them will require you to drop what you’re doing and immediately call an AC repairman. At the same time, some of them actually do require immediate attention, and ignoring them is the last thing you’d want to do.

In this post, we’ll go over causes of low air-flow from the best to worst case scenarios. If it sounds like any of them are happening in your AC, be sure to take the appropriate action.

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3 Little-Known Causes of AC Repair

Monday, December 11th, 2017

When an air conditioning system breaks down, technicians often look to the usual suspects. Old age, refrigerant leaks, and just standard wear and tear can all be the reason an air conditioner is not performing properly, as you may expect. Some of the causes that are the “usual suspects” to a technician, though, may surprise you.

Did you know that these 3 things could cause your air conditioner a lot of damage—and that they commonly do? Many homeowners don’t realize that a dirty air filter, closed-off vents, or a faulty installation can do so much to affect the wellbeing of their central air systems, and these are all things that are usually preventable. Check out these 3 little-known causes of AC repair, and do what you can to prevent these possibilities!

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3 Reasons to Schedule AC Repair the Moment You See a Problem

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Waiting a while to do the things we don’t want to do can be tempting. But, usually, taking care of problems right away is the better choice. You may not want to get your oil changed, for example, but you know that your car will suffer as a result of that action. You might not want to vacuum, but you know your allergies will act up if you don’t. And you may not want to clean the bathtub, but you know it gets harder and harder to clean the longer you wait and allow dirt to build up.

Waiting to repair your air conditioning system may seem tempting. You want to put off spending money for as long as you can, after all. But it turns out that the longer you wait, the worse things can get. It’s so important to repair your air conditioner the moment you notice a problem within the system. Here’s why.

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4 Central AC Repairs You Should Watch Out For

Monday, August 21st, 2017

woman-fan-hotAC repairs can take you by surprise, but there are often signs to watch out for before your system completely breaks down. Today, we want to help you learn about the most common air conditioning problems we see, along with the signs you can look out for before you encounter serious trouble.

Air conditioning troubles can lead to high bills, water damage to the home, and a shutdown of your system. When you spot the signs of trouble, call a central AC repair specialist as soon as possible! Contact our team today.

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Take So Long to Cool?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

woman-fan-hotThere’s nothing quite like another beautiful sunny day—besides maybe an air conditioned home. You feel lucky to live in such a beautiful state, but even luckier to have an air conditioner you can turn to when outside temperatures get a little too high. That’s what makes it all the more frustrating when your air conditioner won’t run the way you want it to.

Is your central AC system taking way too long to cool your home? It’s a common problem, but we may have some good news. In some cases, there’s an easy fix. And sometimes, homeowners just need to change the way they think about their air conditioners and the way they use their thermostats. For any other AC repair, we’re here for you!

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

Monday, March 20th, 2017

changing-air-filter-homeSpring is here, and the allergies are too. This time of year, you may be used to taking allergy medication and spending money on doctor’s visits, or perhaps restricting outdoor time in order to keep allergies under control. But what if we told you that the biggest problem was likely within your own home?

We spend about 93% of our time indoors, according to a study by the EPA. And air quality inside of the house can be just as bad as outdoor air quality—if not worse.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

AC-unit-flowersIn our previous blog, we discussed some options to try if your air conditioner is not working properly. The circuit breaker is something you can and should try if the AC unit shuts off completely, or will not start up at all. Look for the switch that controls your AC system and try resetting it (or replacing a blown fuse if you have an older electrical panel).

This may do the trick. However, you might find yourself with a broken-down air conditioner again shortly after all of this. Your AC system should not trip the circuit breaker that often, and it indicates a major problem within your air conditioner. Thankfully, your local contractors are here to help with AC service in Homestead, FL. Call Air On Demand for more information, and read on to find out a few possible explanations for this type of AC trouble.

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Your AC System Should Not Run Out of Refrigerant

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

When our technicians show up to fix an air conditioner that is not quite doing its job, we often hear, “Does it just need more  Freon™ ?” Refrigerant, the name of the chemical blend used in air conditioners ( Freon™ is a brand name, likely not used in your air conditioner) can evacuate from an air conditioner over time.

But the thing is, it’s not really supposed to.

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