Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘HVAC’

Don’t Forget to Check Your Air Filter!

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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Think about your air conditioner. How many moving parts do you think there are that contribute to your system’s operation? The answers can range but there are certainly a large number of them. They aren’t the only important parts of your HVAC in Homestead–there are several parts in your system that don’t move that are highly important too.

One important part of your system that is often underestimated is the air filter. You may be a bit surprised to hear this but it is true! While the filter just sits in your return air duct, it does serve a highly important role that helps your HVAC system(s) run effectively and efficiently.

Let’s look at the details of why your air filter is so important and when you need to change yours out.

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Tips For Your Thermostat

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

digital-thermostat-handYour thermostat is a seemingly minor yet highly vital part of your HVAC system. Aside from occasionally adjusting the temperature or switching between heating and cooling mode, you might not spend much time considering your thermostat’s role in your home comfort.

We want you to know that your thermostat is actually a huge factor in how comfortable your home is. From the way that you use this part of your system, to keeping it well maintained, your thermostat can truly make or break your comfort levels.

With that said, we have some tips that you may want to start to incorporate into your regular habits. These tips will help you optimize your home comfort and we are happy to report they are pretty easy too!

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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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