Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Miami’

Why Is My AC Screaming? And Other Noise Complaints

Monday, April 15th, 2019

covering-earsIf you find that your AC is making a noise that can appropriately be described as “screaming,” it’s not because it’s excited about finding the best ice cream parlor this summer. It’s probably a refrigerant leak, and it’s very serious.

That being said, you may be wondering if it’s ever a good thing for your air conditioner to be making certain noises. That answer is “No.”

Strange noises from your air conditioner should always be investigated. There’s a high probability that whatever’s causing the noise can lead to more damage if it isn’t taken care of soon.

We’ll list some of the most common noises below and explain what the issues might be.

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The Start of Spring Marks the Best Time for AC Maintenance

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

ac-maintenanceSpring has just begun here in Florida! Of course, given the climate in our state, this shift in the seasons doesn’t mark anything too substantial.

Nonetheless, spring is an important milestone for your HVAC system. Your AC works tirelessly throughout the year, so there’s no better time than spring to slow down and ensure that everything is still running the way it should.

That’s where maintenance comes in!

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Why Isn’t My AC Cooling Like It Used To?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

woman-using-fanDo you ever get the feeling that your air conditioner just isn’t as good as it used to be?

Without numbers, it can be hard to justify this feeling. How do you know it’s not all in your head? Or, maybe the summers have just been hotter than usual?

Well, you don’t have to doubt yourself—there are plenty of real reasons why your AC might not be performing like it used to. Some of them you could have guessed on your own, while others are a bit more esoteric. But don’t worry, we’ll explain all of them:

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It’s Time for Spring HVAC Cleaning

Monday, March 18th, 2019

spring-cleaningThe time for spring cleaning is just around the corner! While your spring cleaning checklist may contain everything from waxing the floors to dusting the shelves, there’s one part of your home that you just can’t touch without the right equipment:

The air.

Dusters and cleaning products can only do so much. When it comes to spring cleaning your indoor air, you need the right combination of tools and services. We’ve listed a few things you can do to improve your air quality, for both cleanliness and efficiency.

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Just How Dirty Can Ducts Really Get?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

dirty-ductWhen it comes to your ducted HVAC system—such as those used by central air conditioners, furnaces, or heat pumps—we often like to inform our readers about keeping them maintained. After all, the ducts are one half of the HVAC system. Without them, heated or cooled air generated by the unit would have no way of traveling into the rooms of your home.

One big problem is when your ducts become too dirty. That may lead you to ask, “What does too dirty mean,” and, “Just how dirty can the ducts really get?” We’ll try to answer that in today’s post.

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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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When Do I Need Duct Replacement?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

blue-question-markWhen you first had your air conditioner installed, you may not have thought much about the ducts. After all, not many homeowners do. The ducts are the conduits that transport cooled air through to every room of the home, but it’s easy to take them for granted when you’re staring at a big shiny new air conditioning unit.

After a few years of faithful service from your AC, it will be wise to start considering service for the ducts. Just because they don’t have moving parts doesn’t mean that they won’t need some service. If things are particularly bad, they might even need replacement.

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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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Prepare Your HVAC System for the Cold and Flu Season

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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