Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Pool Heater’

How Is a Swimming Pool Heater Sized?

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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

A swimming pool doesn’t have to be a seasonal luxury, especially in Miami, with our wonderful year-round weather. With the proper pool heater keeping the water warm and inviting, you can enjoy your pool through cool and overcast days as if it were summer.

However, a pool heater is only worthwhile if it’s the right size to heat up the water in the pool. Proper sizing is an important part of pool heater installation, which is one of many reasons you should only hire professionals to handle the job. Air on Demand has provided heating services for more than two decades; put your trust in us to find the right type and size pool heater for South Miami, FL to keep you happy every month of the year.

Similar to how the power of air conditioners is measured, swimming pool heaters are rated by their output of BTUs (British Thermal Units). A BTU is the energy required to change the temperature of 1 pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. (To compare to another measurement of heating, 1 BTU = approx. 1055 joules.) To correctly size a pool heater, an installer must determine how many BTUs the heater must create to raise the pool’s temperature to a comfortable level.

This isn’t only a question of figuring out the volume of water in the pool. Surface area is crucial. The pool loses heat rapidly off the surface, and the pool heater must heat the water faster than this loss. Once the heater reaches an ideal temperature, it must then maintain only enough power to compensate for the surface area loss.

The next factor to consider is temperature rise, which is the desired water temperature minus the ambient air temperature.

The technician now takes the surface area and the temperature rise and uses a chart to determine the required heating output per hour, measured in BTUs.

It doesn’t end there, however. Pool heaters have an efficiency rating their manufacturers set that measures how well the heater transfers its energy to the water, expressed as a percentage. The technician will multiply the BTUs required per hour by this efficiency rating to find the heater that can provide the correct amount of heat.

Does this sound like too much number-crunching for you? You don’t have to worry—this is why you bring in experts like those at Air on Demand to install your pool heater in South Miami, FL. Contact us today, and we’ll find the right heater for you in no time at all, and you won’t even have to touch a calculator.

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What Does the Installation of Pool Heaters in Miami Entail?

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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

A home pool is a fantastic luxury to have in Miami: a crystal clear swimming pool reflecting a clear blue sky is an ideal that many people have about what life in our city is all about. There’s no reason you shouldn’t get year-round enjoyment from your pool and make it more than a spring and summer way to relax. That sky doesn’t have to be clear blue for you to take a pleasurable dip… as long as you have the proper pool heater installed.

Air on Demand doesn’t only handle air conditioners and home heaters—we also handle keeping your pool heated and inviting even when it doesn’t have the Florida sun shining down upon it. We offer installation on a variety of pool heaters to fit all pool sizes and budget needs. Contact us for pool heaters in Miami, FL to keep your happy all year.

What happens with pool heater installation?

First, the installers need to determine how best to heat your pool. It requires a specialist to figure out what heater will fit best with yours and supply the proper heating capacity to provide a comfortable temperature. Another factor the installers will consider is the price of electricity in your area.

The actual installation process does not take long, and it doesn’t require anything as drastic as draining your pool. However, the installers will need to clean your pool of debris and check the pH level of the water to make sure it is balanced before they start.

The installers will then hook up the pool heater using PVC pipes from the pool filter return valve to the intake valve on the heater, which will run the filtered water into the heater. Another PVC pipe will run from the outlet valve of the heater toward your pool’s return valve: this carries the warmed water into the pool. The installers will make sure all the connections are secure and that the heater is receiving power from it source (this will usually be electric). The installers won’t leave your pool until they are certain the heater is working correctly without any leaks.

Call experts for to handle your installation and maintenance

Because of the factors involved in choosing the proper pool heater and making sure it is hooked up correctly, you should only rely on pool heating professionals to perform this job. After you’ve had your installation, make sure your heater continues making your pool a pleasurable home oasis with regular maintenance. Air on Demand offers an 8-point pool heater maintenance check. Call Air on Demand today to see about our services for your pool heater in Miami, FL.

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Why Does My Pool Heater Need Refrigerant? A Miami Pool Heater Question

Monday, February 11th, 2013

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

One of the benefits of living in Miami is that we get to enjoy a lot of warm weather. If you have a pool, you likely want to enjoy it as often as possible. During the winter, your pool heater works hard to keep the water warm. Having an understanding of how your pool heater works is a great way to be able to recognize problems when they start to develop. A great place to start is with a quick discussion of how your pool heater uses Refrigerant.

How a Gas-Fired Pool Heater Works

Pool heaters work very similarly to the heating systems in your home: instead of heating water they heat air. With a gas-fired pool heater, the flame heats up a series of copper coils. Cool water from the pool is pulled into the heating system and passed through coils. The hot water is then recirculated back into the pool.

How a Heat Pump Pool Heater Works

Obviously, gas-fired pool heaters don’t use Refrigerant. However, heat pumps do. Instead of burning gas to create heat, heat pumps are able to move heat from one place to another. Heat pumps use a refrigerant to absorb heat from the outside air and move it into your pool water. A fan blows warm outside air over a series of coils that are filled with Refrigerant. The refrigerant absorbs the heat and carries it into another series of coils. Water is passed over the hot coils where they absorb heat. The new warmer water is then pumped back into the pool.

If you need pool heater repairs in Miami, call Air on Demand. We can send one of our expert technicians to your home to quickly repair any problems.


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Miami Pool Heater Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Your Pool Heater

Monday, February 4th, 2013

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

Owning a swimming pool is a great luxury. And with a properly functioning, efficient pool heater from Air on Demand you can enjoy your swimming pool for more of the year and with greater comfort. In order to get the great performance you deserve from your pool heater, though, you must take a few steps to keep up its operational levels. Here are some tips on getting the most out of your pool heater in Miami .

The first step that you must take to get the most efficient pool heater possible is to schedule a professional installation with a service provider that you can trust. If you live in the Miami  area, that is as simple as calling the pool heater experts at Air on Demand. If your pool heater installation is botched or your heater is improperly sized, it is just not possible for you to get the level of heating performance that it should be capable of.

Pool heater maintenance is the perfect way to keep your heater working as efficiently and effectively as possible. We offer a great 8-point pool heater maintenance plan, including the checking and cleaning of the contactor, fan motor, capacitators and more. If you pool heater is not in prime operating condition then you should not be forcing it to operate. Having it professionally inspected and tuned up is the best way to ensure that you are not putting its performance or condition at risk.

When your pool heater exhibits signs of a problem, whether it is not working effectively or at all, it is important to schedule professional repair services immediately. Call us the moment that you suspect there is a problem with your heater. The longer issues go unresolved the more serious they are likely to become.

Do not let your pool heater cause you problems. Call Air on Demand today to get the pool heater services you need in Miami . We’ll make sure that you are able to get the most out of your pool heater.

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Miami Pool Heater Tip: What You Should Know About Replacing a Pool Heater

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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

Is it time to replace the pool heater in your pool? Call the experts at Air On Demand for all your Miami pool heating needs. We offer a wide selection of quality brands and models of a variety of pool heaters, including heat pump models and electric resistance pool heaters. Whether you are installing a pool heater for the first time or replacing an older model, we can take care of the entire process.

Because every situation is unique, we’ll match the right size and model for your specific pool. There are some factors to consider as you compare the different models and make your decision on which new pool heater is best for your needs.

Your safety is our priority, so we make sure to install pool heaters that meet the highest industry standards in terms of safety testing. You can also find models that feature environmental chamber testing, performance testing, fatigue testing, and some models even include shipping and handling tests. You’ll also want to consider how easy the heater will be to maintain. Routine maintenance will also ensure safety and help extend the life of the equipment.

If your current pool heater needs a repair, call us as soon as you notice a problem. Sometimes, it is more cost-effective to replace, and if that is case we will help you choose a new model. Newer pool heaters will be more efficient than older pool heaters and use less energy,

Let the Miami  pool heater replacement experts help ensure that your pool stays safe and comfortable all year long. Call us today to get started!

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Why Schedule Pool Heater Maintenance in Miami

Monday, January 14th, 2013

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

There are few things more relaxing in life than a swim in a heated pool. Throughout the fall and winter, though, your pool heater may not get to do much relaxing of its own. That is why it is so important that you schedule pool heater maintenance service in Miami. Anyone that has ever turned their pool heater on only to take an icy dip later in the day surely understands the necessity of keeping your pool heater dependable. For any and all pool heater maintenance services you need, contact the experts at Air On Demand.

Pool heater maintenance is absolutely necessary if you want to be able to rely on the dependable performance of your pool heater. There is no better way to ensure that each every component of your pool heater is in good working condition than with regular, professional maintenance. A pool is a big investment of both time and money. Do not get stuck only using it for part of the year.

Regular, professional maintenance can also help keep your pool heater as efficient as possible. A pool is a great luxury, and a heated pool is even more of a luxury. Do not get stuck paying more than you should to keep your pool comfortably warmed. By scheduling regular, professional maintenance you can be sure that your pool heater is working as efficiently as possible.

There is no better way to avoid scheduling repair services for a broken down pool heater than with professional maintenance service. Even if you do not use it that frequently, your pool heater is going to suffer some wear and tear during operation. If this happens and you continually force your pool heater to operate in a compromised condition you can do some serious damage to the device. Contact a Miami professional to schedule the maintenance service that your pool heater needs.

Do not make the mistake of neglecting your pool heater in Miami. Doing so will only ensure an interruption to your pool heater service and the enjoyment of your pool. Contact Air On Demand to schedule pool heater maintenance today.

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