Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Kendall’

A Hissing AC Isn’t Normal

Monday, July 19th, 2021

ac-condensor-and-wrenchesAs the temperature here in Florida gets hotter and hotter, making sure that your air conditioning system is working properly is crucial to stay cool and comfortable. With all the hard work your AC is doing this summer, it is possible that it will develop problems. A properly working air conditioner should run without making any noise. If you hear any strange noises from your AC, it is a sign that you have a major problem on your hand, and you need to hire a professional for AC repair in Kendall, FL.

One of the best ways to tell if your air conditioner is struggling is to listen to it. Do you hear a strange hissing sound? A continuous hissing sound coming from your air conditioning system could be a symptom of several possible problems with your unit.

We’ll tell you what could be causing the hissing noise and what you should do about it.

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3 Ways to Help Your AC Perform Better

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Your air conditioning system is the main thing in your household protecting you and your family from the searing heat of the summer sun in Kendall. Unfortunately, your AC could potentially be accounting for the majority of your home energy expenses during the summer months.

If you are like most homeowners, you might be searching for ways to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency and cut down on energy bills. While it is easier said than done, we have some tips that can help your AC perform better and cost less through the course of the year.
We’ve created this guide to tell you about three ways you can help your AC perform better so that you can cut down on energy costs without compromising on your comfort.

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Reasons to Invest in AC Maintenance

Monday, February 1st, 2021

ac-condensor-and-wrenchesEven in January, we don’t really need to stress too much about having to bundle up. Some of us may trade our flip-flops for close-toed shoes when the sun sets but we don’t need to dig out thermal wear.

Living around here certainly has its perks, especially when it comes to the milder weather. That said, our weather really creates a lot of demand on whatever system you use for your home air conditioning in Kendall, FL. Even in the midst of “winter,” we may have to turn on the AC to cool things off during the day.

That means a lot of wear and tear on one system. Thankfully we have maintenance services that can keep the impact of wear and tear to a minimum so you can continue to rely on your AC all year long.

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Are You Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

AC-inspectionDid you know that refrigerant doesn’t get “used up?” This substance isn’t a fuel source the way that some people mistakenly believe. And it really is a common misconception! That’s why we want to take a moment to clear up any confusion so that way you know how and why you might be losing refrigerant and why it is a problem!

Understanding a little bit more about your air conditioning system can only help you in the long run. This is because it will help you to know when you need to schedule air conditioning repair in Kendall, FL. And when that time comes, make sure you reach out to a professional for those repairs.

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What Is Short Cycling?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

spinning-ac-fanWhen your air conditioner is running well you will enjoy a nicely cooled home. This is especially true when you run your air conditioner when it is well-maintained and it is operating efficiently. If your system isn’t working well though, it is going to impact your comfort and your energy bills.

One of the problems that you might encounter with your AC system if it has a problem that needs to be fixed is short cycling. Short cycling will hinder your system’s ability to cool your home and will require Kendall AC repair services. Short cycling should not be ignored! Make sure you reach out to us as soon as you notice this issue so we can get your AC unit working right again.

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Where to Install a Ductless Air Conditioner

Monday, 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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What Might Go Wrong with Your Heat Pump Pool Heater

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers pool heater services. Please visit our service page to learn more about our Florida air conditioning services.

When you first purchased a swimming pool, you intended to use it all year long in order to get the most out of your investment. Of course, you didn’t envision that the water could become so cool, even in the beautiful Florida weather. A cold pool can make it less enjoyable and can keep you from getting the most out of your investment, which is why many homeowners choose to add on a pool heater as well.

If you own a heat pump pool heater, annual maintenance is key to keeping it working as it should all year round. While these are some of the most efficient types of pool heaters available on the market, there are a few things that may go wrong over time. Let’s take a look.

  • Refrigerant Leaks: Heat pump pool heaters use refrigerant to absorb heat from the outdoor air, heat it up even further at the compressor, and transfer the heat to a heat exchanger through which water from the pool becomes heated. If refrigerant is low, you may notice insufficient heating or your system may fail to operate, and a technician will have to seal the leak(s).
  • Broken Fan Motor: A large fan draws in air from the outside so that refrigerant can absorb the heat. If the fan motor breaks due to electrical problems or debris blocking the motor, a technician may need to repair or replace the motor or the fan.
  • Heat Exchanger Problems: The heat exchanger is built to be fairly durable, but it could still fall victim to corrosion due to chemicals in the pool.
  • Faulty Compressor: The compressor is the unit that heats up refrigerant to an extreme temperature and raise the pressure so that it can heat the water and pump back through the unit. If this is impaired, it may require a brand new unit.
  • Improper Sizing: Unfortunately, a broken down pool heater, one that uses far too much energy, or a heater that doesn’t quite seem to do its job effectively may be the wrong size for your pool. Only let an experienced professional size your new water heater to prevent these sorts of problems from occurring.

Heat pump pool heaters are some of the most durable and efficient on the market, but they may need repairs at some point in time. Call Air on Demand for quality installation, maintenance or repair for pool heater in Kendall.

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Signs You Need to Call for Commercial HVAC Services

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.
 
If your business is housed in a building with a properly installed HVAC system to provide heating and cooling, you shouldn’t encounter many problems with operating. However, because commercial systems are required to run for many hours—far more than any residential system—they will suffer from a large amount of wear and tear. Although regular maintenance will go a long way to alleviating this issue, you may still need to call in professionals to handles repairs.

There are some of the signs that you may need call on commercial HVAC services in Kendall, FL. Make sure that you contact a company with experience on heating and cooling businesses; this isn’t a job that anyone familiar with residential HVAC can handle. Look to Air on Demand and our NATE-certified technicians for the next time you need service to restore the comfort of your workplace.

Here Are Signs to Call for Commercial HVAC Services

  • Uneven temperatures: A common issue that can occur in commercial HVAC systems is trouble with the zone dampers and the thermostats. Commercial systems are larger than residential ones, and they need to use multiple thermostats to control a large number of zones. When people in the workspace start to complain about rooms that are too stuffy or too cold, the issue may be with the zone control. It’s also possible that the packaged rooftop unit has lost cooling/heating power (such as because of leaking refrigerant). Call for professionals to look into the uneven temperatures.
  • Appearance of water condensation in the workplace: This is an issue specific to a Miami summer. Because air conditioning helps to combat high humidity levels (when it absorbs heat from the air, it also absorbs moisture), when it starts to malfunction, humidity inside the building will rise. This will first show up as condensation along windows and other external surfaces. At the first sign of condensation problems, call for assistance from repair professionals.
  • Strange smells from the vents: Acrid or moldy/musty smells coming from the vents usually point to repair issues. The burning smells sometimes point toward motor and electrical problems inside the rooftop unit(s) that will need to have technicians replace the burnt out parts. Musty and moldy smells usually indicate that there are leaks and breaks along the ventilation system that will require sealing. Bring in commercial specialists to look over the system and determine where the issues are and then fix them.

Air on Demand takes pride in the skill of our team for providing quality HVAC services in Kendall, FL. When the comfort of your employees, customers, clients, and/or tenants is in jeopardy because of a malfunctioning HVAC system, make us your first call. Contact us today and let us know about you commercial HVAC needs.

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Advantages of Rooftop Air Conditioning Units

Friday, May 30th, 2014

*Air On Demand no longer offers commercial HVAC services – view a full list of our air conditioning services here.
 
When it comes to keeping your business comfortable during a long Florida summer (and on into the warm fall and even times during winter), you need to have the most durable air conditioners working for you. If you have yet to install a rooftop package unit, we suggest that you look into this possibility for your next installment. Rooftop package units have numerous advantages.

Whatever HVAC system you choose to install for your business, you should turn to Air on Demand to handle the installation work as well as the regular maintenance and any repairs the system may need during its long services life. Call us today and talk to one of our NATE-certified technicians about how we can install a rooftop unit in Kendall, FL for your company.

Rooftop unit benefits

  • No need for a split unit: The standard central air conditioning system is a split system with an indoor unit and outdoor unit, which takes up extra space inside your business that you could more efficiently use for other purposes. With a rooftop package unit, all the components are stored in a single cabinet: the compressor, the evaporator coil, the condenser coil, and the blower fans. This not only frees up space inside your building, it also reduces problems from noise pollution, so you have a quieter workspace.
  • (Almost) no space limitations: The roof is the limit when it comes to the size of your commercial AC. You can have multiple rooftop package units together to supply as much air conditioning power to your business as necessary, without using up one extra inch of valuable workspace. No matter how big or how many rooftop units you need, they won’t become eyesores for the company either, since they remain well out of sight of all but helicopters.
  • Heat pump option: You can choose to have your rooftop AC installed as a heat pump, and that means you’ll have heating for the short winters taken care of at the same time—and no extra space needs to be sacrificed.
  • Humidity controls: Maintaining balances humidity is an important part of everyday life in Florida homes and businesses. Packaged rooftop units from Trane come with humidistat technology that can control the moisture level inside your business and regulate the introduction of fresh air, creating a work environment comfortable for everyone.

Turn to commercial professionals

To care for a rooftop unit or install an AC unit  in Kendall, FL requires the work of commercial HVAC specialists. Don’t trust this job to just anybody with a license: look to certified commercial experts, like those at Air on Demand. We have a long partnership with Trane to provide you with a variety of the finest products for commercial heating and cooling. Contact us today to prepare for the most comfortable summer your business has yet experienced.

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Miami Air Conditioning Tip: Basic Components of Your AC System

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Now that the cooling season is upon us, many Miami homeowners are turning on their AC. But quite a few of them don’t know how their air conditioning system works, which can make it hard to tell if their system needs repair. While it’s up to us to ensure that your system operates at its full capacity, informing new and current clients about the basic components of your air conditioning system is also part of our job at Air on Demand.  The sooner you recognize a problem or lack of performance, the more opportunity our Miami air conditioning technicians have to fix that problem quickly. Lingering problems could turn into larger ones. When you need air conditioning repair, maintenance, or replacement, call Air on Demand.

All of the basic components work as part of a refrigeration cycle, not unlike the refrigerator that keeps your food cold. Here are a few of the most important components:

  • Refrigerant. Refrigerant is the chemical mixture that travels throughout the indoor and outdoor coil systems, passing through a condenser and an evaporator. When air passes over the coils, it is cooled and circulated throughout your home. While R-22 refrigerant is now being phased out for R-410A, which does not contain ozone-depleting chlorine.
  • Compressor. This motorized pump pressurizes refrigerant, which allows it to change into liquid and gas at certain points in the cooling cycle. It runs on electricity, and in a split system is typically housed in the outdoor unit along with the condenser.
  • Expansion valve. This device is located between your hot coils and cold coils, and it controls the rate of pressurized liquid refrigerant entering the evaporator.
  • Thermostat. The thermostat is the user interface of the cooling system. It allows you to create a set point, which is your desired system temperature. It communicates this to the air conditioning system itself and adjusts airflow accordingly.

If you need AC repair in Miami, call Air on Demand today!

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