Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Miami’

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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Why You Can’t DIY Duct Services

Monday, November 12th, 2018

cleaning-vent-grate-acWe hate to break it to you, but you just can’t do your own duct services. While we certainly can’t stop you from trying, we think you’re going to have a bad time. And it’s not because we think you’re incapable of doing it. Rather, it’s the fact that duct services require tools and techniques that just aren’t available to the average homeowner. We’ll explain further down below:

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3 Indoor Air Quality Myths

Monday, October 29th, 2018

virus-cells-germsIndoor air quality is one of those topics that garner plenty of misconception and myths. Most of what we know about IAQ is backed by research and tests, as opposed to what’s visible by the eye. And from the perspective of the HVAC services, there’s no shortage of misconceptions about air quality, so we’ll go over a few of them here today.

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AC Efficiency Tips for the End of Summer

Monday, October 1st, 2018

woman-using-fanThe Florida weather has no intention of letting up on us just yet, but in the next few months, we should see some lower temperatures. And if that’s the best Florida can give us, we’ll just have to take it.

Regardless of how the Florida weather wants to treat us, it doesn’t change the fact that we’ve put our air conditioners through the brutal summer heat for a whole season. That means now’s a good time as any to check up on your AC, and maybe even adjust your energy use.

Below are three tips for maximizing your efficiency at the close of the summer season.

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Is It a Good Idea to Replace My Ductwork?

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

worker-insulating-duct-in-atticOne part of the central air conditioner is the air conditioning units themselves. The other part is the ductwork, the series of vents that disperse the cooled air through your home. It makes sense that AC units can be replaced and changed over the years, but what about the ducts? Aren’t those more-or-less permanent fixtures?

Actually, the ducts can—and should—be replaced just as often as you would replace your air conditioner. Below are a few reasons why you’d want to replace the ducts.

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