Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Richmond Heights’

3 Little-Known Causes of AC Repair

Monday, December 11th, 2017

When an air conditioning system breaks down, technicians often look to the usual suspects. Old age, refrigerant leaks, and just standard wear and tear can all be the reason an air conditioner is not performing properly, as you may expect. Some of the causes that are the “usual suspects” to a technician, though, may surprise you.

Did you know that these 3 things could cause your air conditioner a lot of damage—and that they commonly do? Many homeowners don’t realize that a dirty air filter, closed-off vents, or a faulty installation can do so much to affect the wellbeing of their central air systems, and these are all things that are usually preventable. Check out these 3 little-known causes of AC repair, and do what you can to prevent these possibilities!

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What Are Some of My Options for Amana Air Conditioners

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

So you need a new air conditioning unit but are unsure of how to choose from all of the brands and products available out there. At Air on Demand, we’d like to help you out with part of that equation. Amana has been around since 1934, and this company continues to set the industry trends and develop the innovative technology used for comfort systems around the world. An Amana air conditioning system can bring you lasting comfort and reliability right in your own home or in a commercial setting. Discover your options in our brief primer on the Amana air conditioners available in Richmond Heights.

Products

When you choose from the Amana line of products, you can get a conventional air conditioning unit with an outdoor unit and choose from their line of quality indoor air handlers. These units provide superior comfort and efficiency, variable speed settings, and more. Ask your technician about Amana’s entry level ASX line of air conditioners for residential homes just starting out with a whole-home air conditioning system, or consider choosing from the ASXC line for the best in efficiency and performance Amana has to offer.

Amana even has a line of high quality commercial units if you’re shopping for AC for a small or large commercial property. This includes packaged rooftop units which remain out of sight of clients, customers, employees, and tenants, while keeping the whole building conditioned to your needs.

Efficiency

Furthermore, Amana offers their products in a wide range of efficiencies, with some units boasting a SEER greater than 18. The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of a unit is displayed on any air conditioner sold in the U.S. A higher SEER means a more efficient system, which will amount to greater savings as time goes on. However, you can choose an Amana system with a lower SEER if the cost of installation is a concern.

Air on Demand is proud to be a certified dealer of Amana air conditioners. Learn more about the benefits of these air conditioning systems, schedule repairs, or receive a thorough maintenance inspection by calling us today and asking about Amana air conditioners in Richmond Heights.

*We now offer Air on Demand air conditioners to Richmond Heights and the surrounding areas. Call us today to learn more about our air conditioners and air conditioning services.

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Signs of Low Refrigerant Levels in Your Air Conditioner

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Low refrigerant is one of the more common causes of repair needs for air conditioning systems. You most likely won’t see a refrigerant leak, but there are symptoms of which you should be aware when it comes to your air conditioning in Richmond Heights, FL.

A Closed System

Your air conditioner is a closed system; in other words, it doesn’t require a fuel like oil in order to run. All your air conditioner’s components are housed in either the indoor or outdoor unit, and the refrigerant, the chemical used in cooling the air, travels in a continuous loop; this means the refrigerant level never changes for the life of your system – unless a leak occurs.

Signs of Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant leaks can start out quite small, but one thing you can count on is that they will get worse over time. Here are some signs that your refrigerant may have sprung a leak:

  • Warm Air – when the refrigerant is low, the heating and cooling process within your system can’t work properly. The result can be warm air blowing into your system because the air isn’t being conditioned.
  • Icing – low refrigerant means that certain parts of your air conditioner are staying too hot while others are staying too cold. This is because the heat release isn’t occurring as it should due to the lower level of refrigerant. When one area of your AC is very warm and the other is cold, condensation can develop – but because the cold part is very cold, that condensation freezes, causing ice to develop on your air conditioner.
  • A/C Won’t Turn On – some systems have a safety switch that triggers when the refrigerant in the system runs low. The switch is designed to stop your air conditioner from running if the refrigerant drops to a specific level. If your AC has one of these switches, and there is a refrigerant leak, your system may not turn on.

Don’t Just Recharge – Get It Fixed

Simply recharging your refrigerant isn’t enough to fix your problem – the leak needs to be repaired. Otherwise, you are refilling your refrigerant that will just leak back out. Refrigerant leaks can be challenging to find, and it’s important to know what you are doing when repairing a refrigerant leak. The bottom line: it’s best to have a professional check and repair any issues you may be experiencing with the refrigerant in your air conditioner.

Think you may have a refrigerant leak? Call Air On Demand today and schedule an appointment with one of our Richmond Heights air conditioning experts.

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Miami Air Conditioning Repair FAQ: How a Faulty Thermostat Affects Your Comfort

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

There are a lot of components which make up your air conditioning system. If even one of these components is not able to function properly it will have a seriously negative impact on your system as a whole. Make sure that your air conditioner is able to keep you comfortable as efficiently and effectively as possible by contacting a Miami air conditioning repair technician on our team at the first sign of trouble. We are happy to help you get the exceptional performance you need from your home cooling system.

One of the most important components of your air conditioner is also the one that you have the most direct interaction with: your thermostat. Of all the different devices and mechanical parts of your AC, none has such a direct impact on the way in which you use your system as the thermostat with which you control it. Because the thermostat on your wall function as the control panel for your entire air conditioning system, any problems with its operation can have serious implications for your comfort.

If, for instance, your thermostat cannot sense the temperature in your properly, your AC will fail to come on when you need it to. Faulty wiring can cause such a problem, but so too can simple issues like the placement of your thermostat. If it is located in an area that is not indicative of the true temperature in your home it can cause your AC to turn on and off at inappropriate times. That’s why it is so important that your thermostat installation is completed by a skilled, qualified professional.

Do not let a faulty thermostat in your home decrease your overall comfort. Contact Air on Demand today to learn more about how you can keep your home comfortable through the successful use of your thermostats. If you have any reason to believe that your thermostat is not functioning properly, call the Miami air conditioning repair technicians at Air On Demand right away.

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Exploring Your Miami Air Conditioning Options

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

You need to have efficient and consistent air conditioning in Miami. We all love the heat and the sunshine, but we also want to be able to enjoy the cool air inside our homes. There are a few different types of systems that are available to homeowners who want to replace their current air conditioning system or install a new one in their new home.  For over a decade, the friendly air conditioning experts in Miami at Air On Demand have provided quality services for all different makes and models of AC systems. We love helping our customers find efficient alternatives to their current systems. Check out some of the different kinds of air conditioning systems that you can choose from.

Central Air Conditioning

The most common type of air conditioning system is the traditional central AC unit. This type of system is also referred to as a “split system” because it uses an indoor evaporator unit and an outdoor condensing unit. They are a very effective way of cooling your home.

Heat Pumps

Heating pumps are another option for homeowners. Heat pumps operate exactly like a central AC system with one major difference—they can reverse the process and provide heating for your home as well. They are able to absorb heat from the outside air and bring it into your home to provide highly efficient heating.

Ductless Mini Split Systems

Ductless mini split air conditioning systems are a terrific option for many homeowners because they have a few unique benefits. Not only do they provide both heating and cooling, they also allow homeowners to avoid the energy loss that results when your cooled air moves through your ductwork. Ductless mini split systems consist of several wall-mounted units located in each room or zone of your home. They naturally offer zone control because homeowners can adjust the temperature of different zones in their home independently of each other.

Make sure that you get good air conditioning in Miami with professional services from Air On Demand. We have over a decade of experience working with all different types and brands of systems. One of the best things that you can do for your home’s new air conditioning system is to get it installed by a professional. Give us a call today.

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Miami, FL Air Conditioning Repair: My AC is Blowing Warm Air

Monday, April 29th, 2013

A well-maintained air conditioner is critical to the comfort of a Miami, FL home. Although we love the sun down here, it’s encouraging to know that we can find some respite from the heat and humidity when we go home for the day. Unfortunately, like all mechanical systems, air conditioners are prone to wear and tear, especially considering how much use they endure in our area. One such problem occurs when we find that our AC begins to blow warm air. Fortunately, you can rely on the Miami, FL air conditioning repair expertise of Air on Demand to ensure that your AC works well. Call us today!

There are a few reasons why your AC may be blowing warm air:

  • Dirty condenser coil: Your condenser coil is responsible for dissipating the thermal energy from the hot gas refrigerant into the outside air, with the help of an exhaust fan. Over time, it can begin to accumulate dust and other debris, which can deter this dissipation process. Under severe conditions, this can actually disrupt the refrigerant cycle and cause the hot gas refrigerant (rather than cool liquid refrigerant) to pass into the evaporator coil; hence, the warm air blowing through your ductwork. 
  • Clogged air filter: The air filter is designed to prevent the accumulation of dust and other debris from damaging or disrupting the operation of your system components. However, if it becomes clogged, it can begin to impede airflow, causing problems in the air handler and evaporator coil. For example, if your evaporator coil freezes over, then it cannot adequately cool the air.
  • Low refrigerant: You may encounter warm air if your system has particularly low levels of refrigerant. The refrigerant is chemically designed to undergo radical changes of temperature and pressure in order to move the heat extracted from the indoor air of your home outside. However, its “charge” must be exactly right in order for the system to operate effectively and efficiently.

These are just a few of the possible reasons why your AC may be blowing warm air. Call Air on Demand for excellent Miami, FL air conditioning repair services! 

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Miami Air Conditioning Guide: Simple Ways To Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

Monday, March 18th, 2013

As it begins to heat up in Miami, you need to make sure that your air conditioner will run all summer long. But more than that, you also need to make sure that it’s running efficiently so that you’re not wasting energy and therefore not wasting money. Here at Air on Demand, we’re committed to informing our new and current clients about simple ways they can improve their air conditioning efficiency this cooling season. For more information, or to schedule an air conditioning maintenance in Miami, call us today!

Energy efficiency is not only about reducing costs in utility bills, but also about reducing the energy that each homeowner uses for cooling, which is especially high during the summer months. Here are some easy and simply ways to improve air conditioning efficiency:

  • Enroll in a maintenance plan. This is the best way not only to improve your efficiency, but also to extend the lifespan of your system, as well as improve your comfort. Annual tune-ups make your system run cleanly and efficiently by removing debris, lubricating parts, and performing comprehensive inspections. Members of our maintenance plan also enjoy repair discounts, priority service, and no overtime charges. It’s a cost-effective way to boost your AC efficiency.
  • Clean your air filter. Your air filter prevents pollutants and debris from entering into your indoor air, but when they become dirty or clogged, they can actually impede the passage of cool air. This can cause increased moisture in your system and in general causes your system to work that much harder. Cleaning or replacing your air filter is an important and simple step to maintaining indoor air quality and efficient performance.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. These are excellent ways to customize your indoor temperature to certain times of the day and days of the week. It also improves efficiency by permitting automatic and gradual shifts in temperature, as well as turning your cooling on and off automatically, depending on your work schedule.

These are some simple ways to improve air conditioning efficiency in your Miami home. For AC maintenance, call Air on Demand today. 

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Miami Air Conditioning Guide: What You Need to Know About Environmentally Friendly Air Conditioning Refrigerant

Monday, March 4th, 2013

An important part of how your air conditioner makes your home cool during the hot Florida summer is a chemical mixture known as refrigerant. As it gets circulated through your air conditioner’s coils, the refrigerant changes from a liquid to a gas inside the coils in order to cool the air as it passes over them.

Up until fairly recently, CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) were used in most air conditioning systems. When it became widely understood that the use of CFCs had ozone-depleting side-effects, many manufacturers switched over to more environmentally friendly refrigerants. The US Environmental Protection Agency officially phased out the use of CFC-based refrigerant in 2010 for new systems.

Nowadays, R-410A is the most common environmentally friendly refrigerant on the market. Being ozone-friendly requires a refrigerant that doesn’t use chlorine. Aside from the impact on the environment, switching to an eco-friendly refrigerant also reduces the risks of toxic chemical exposure in the event your refrigerant leaks. There are many alternatives on the market. To learn more about whether you can make the switch to a new refrigerant or new system, talk to the Miami, FL air conditioning experts  at Air On Demand.

If your air conditioner needs frequent repair is getting older, it may be more cost-effective to replace your unit rather than repair its broken components. Speak to a pro at Air On Demand today to understand what your air conditioning replacement and installation options are. Upgrading to a new environmentally friendly unit may not only help you save the environment, it may also reduce the amount of energy you use to cool your home.

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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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