Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Installation’

3 Steps to Ensure a Successful Heating Installation in Miami

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Are you preparing to have a new heater installed in your home for those occasional cold winter days and nights in Miami? Then you should make sure you follow these 3 steps to get the most successful installation possible.

Air on Demand has many years of experience with heating installation in Miami, FL, so when you’re ready to have a new heater, contact us by phone or through this website. Our Price First Pricing© policy will guarantee that you know exactly how much we will charge you before the work begins.

1. Proper sizing

Heating systems do not come in “one size fits all” models. The heater installed in your home must match its heating requirements. This involves more than the size of the space you need to heat: it must take into account factors such as insulation, the number of people living in the house, window placement, etc. A heater that is too large will cause as many problems as one that is too small, so you need to ensure that you get the right size heater. Have the same technicians who will install your heater perform a heat load calculation for your home to determine its needs for heating: this will allow them to choose the perfect sized heater for you.

2. Let professionals handle the installation

We hope that before you get to the actual job of installing the heater, you have already brought in professionals to help you select a unit and size it. Now leave the job of the installation to these trained technicians. You won’t save money in the long run when your heater fails to operate correctly because of a shoddy installation. Professionals will get the job done fast and properly, leaving you with minimal worries.

3. Make sure the right professionals handle the job

Not all “professional” contractors are equal. You should rely on an installation company with the experience and the credentials to back up their work. Look for a contractor with many years in the business, and who has NATE-certified technicians on staff. (NATE stands for “North American Technical Excellence” and is the only certification for training recognized throughout the HVAC industry.)

We want you to have a great heating installation in Miami, FL to help you through the rough spots of the approaching winter. Turn to us to take care of the job: we have more than 10 years serving Miami, and all of our technicians are NATE-certified to give you top-of-the-line service. Contact us today to start the installation process right.

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Why Choose Electric Heat Strips in Miami

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

When you live in Miami, Florida, the heating system in your home is not really a priority. You’re probably more concerned about how you’re going to keep yourself cool during the heat. Because we rarely need heat in Florida, having a large heating system, like a furnace, is not strictly necessary or cost effective. One popular alternative is a heat strip system. Here we explore some of the reasons why a heat strip might be a good idea for your home.

What is a Heat Strip

For those who are unfamiliar with heat strips, they operate in a similar fashion to portable electric space heaters that you plug into your wall. Heat strips have coils of wires that heat up the air around them. They are typically installed in your central AC unit. When needed, they heat up and your air conditioning system’s fan blows air over them. The heated air is carried through your normal air conditioning ducting and delivered to the rooms in your house.

Benefits of a Heat Strip

  • Few moving parts – The heat strip pretty much just sits in your air conditioning system waiting to be used. All it needs is a power source and a connection to your thermostat so there really aren’t any moving parts. This makes them durable and low maintenance.
  • Heat up quickly – The heat strip using electric resistance to create heat. This is a very fast process. If you’ve used a portable electric heater, or a toaster, the coils get red and generate heat quickly.
  • Easy to maintain – Heat strips, because they are comprised of few parts, are very easy to clean and maintain.
  • Easy to Install – With compatible units, the heat strip is almost a plug-and-play component. Professional installation is usually quick and less expensive than some traditional systems.

If you have any questions about your heat strip or if you’d like to know if a heat strip is a good option for your home in Miami, call Air On Demand today

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Richmond Heights AC Tip: Matched HVAC Systems

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Interchangeable parts have made fixing many appliances and machines much easier. From your car to your vacuum cleaner, you can replace broken parts with new components from a variety of different manufacturers. And while this very convenient for a lot of different kinds of machinery, when it comes to your Richmond Heights HVAC system, it is not necessarily a good thing. In fact, your heating and cooling system will work much better if the components are matched.

What is a Matched System?

A matched HVAC system is one in which the parts are designed to work together. For instance, an air conditioner and a furnace made by the same company can be matched, as can a heat pump and a furnace. Usually, the outdoor components, such as the air conditioner or the heat pump, are designed to work best with specific models of indoor components, such as the air handler or furnace.

Increased Efficiency

While a matched system might seem to limit your HVAC options, it more than makes up for any loss of variety with increased efficiency. Because all the parts with designed and made by the same manufacturer to work together, the system is able to perform at peak effectiveness. And while you can replace one part of a matched system without impairing overall function, you will often lose energy efficiency.

For these reasons, it is a good idea to make use of a matched system in your home if possible. If you are installing a new air conditioning system in your Richmond Heights home, this means you might want to consider replacing your furnace at the same time. You should also try to replace any broken components with ones that match your current setup.

To learn more about matched systems or to have one installed in your Richmond Heights home, give Air On Demand a call today!

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