Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

Is it Time to Start Considering an Air Conditioner Replacement?

August 22nd, 2016

“Repair It” or “Replace It” is a common argument we go through with ourselves about various conveniences in our lives—our cars, our electronic equipment, and of course our air conditioning systems. Many times—and most ideally so—repairing your air conditioner is sufficient.

Modern air conditioning systems are designed to be very sturdy and last for more than a decade with routine preventive maintenance. The majority of malfunctions that you may run into are those that a skilled HVAC technician from our team can fix quickly. However, there will come a time when your AC system simply can’t handle any more, and it will become more cost-effective to replace the system all together. We’ve listed some signs that it may be time below.

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Does Air Duct Cleaning Really Impact Your Cooling System?

August 15th, 2016

As we near the end of summer, there’s no doubt that your air conditioning system—and its ductwork—got a good workout. Naturally, your system will have accumulated dirt and dust during the last few months, and your air ducts are a natural place for those particles to settle. However, if these irritants are left in your ductwork to build-up, then your air conditioner can start to experience issues.

Fall will be here before we know it, and that’s a great time to catch up on HVAC maintenance. In addition to scheduling an AC maintenance appointment, it may be a very good decision to also schedule duct cleaning. Keep reading to learn more about this service.

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How to Determine if You Need Air Conditioning Repairs

August 8th, 2016

It’s no secret that summers are pretty intense here in Florida, with temperatures and humidity becoming unbearable without the right air conditioning system. Investing in an effective and efficient air conditioning system is vital to your comfort and the comfort of your family. And while regular maintenance will help prevent the costliest of repairs, it’s important to stay alert to possible issues with your system to avoid even a day without that comfort.

There is no such thing as a 100% reliable air conditioning system. There may come a time where something has gone wrong with your AC and you have no clue what to do about it. The good news is that our staff is highly trained in all air conditioning issues and can quickly diagnose and fix just about any AC problem. But how do you know if you need repairs? Read on to discover a few warning signs.

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Is an Electronic Air Cleaner Right for Your Home?

August 1st, 2016

How’s the air quality within your home? If your temperature is comfortable and your AC is working well, you are probably thinking “just fine!” However, have you noticed any allergy symptoms? Or how about an excessive amount of dust on your surface areas? During the seasons in which we use our HVAC systems most, our doors and windows are naturally sealed up tight. This is great for efficiency, but not so great for your indoor air quality.

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Beware These Common Ductless Problems

July 25th, 2016

A ductless air conditioning system is among the most energy efficient home comfort appliances you can get on the market today. This system decentralizes your air conditioner by allowing for multiple units to be spaced throughout your home, and allowing you to customize your air conditioning with zoning. This means you can cool only the parts of your home that you need to, and save a lot of money as a result.

Ductless systems are not immune to problems however, and as such you’ll want to ensure that you have a reliable repair service on hand. The good news is that if you have a problem with one of your indoor air handlers, you can likely still use your other ones while that one gets fixed. We’ve shared below some common ductless problems you’ll want to watch out for.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Short-Cycling So Bad?

July 18th, 2016

Have you noticed your air conditioner turning itself on and off every few minutes? If so, you are experiencing a problem called short-cycling. While this may seem harmless, it can actually cause a large amount of damage to your air conditioner if the problem isn’t taken care of right away. Keep reading to learn more about what causes this short-cycling process and why it’s bad for your air conditioner.

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Air Duct Cleaning Frequency and Other FAQs

July 11th, 2016

It’s no secret that HVAC systems have brought America homes immeasurable benefits in recent decades. There have been a number of advancements and improvements made, which has increased the efficiency and effectiveness of central air conditioner units as well as other types of HVAC systems. No air conditioner or furnace is immune to problems though! With central systems particularly, you have to keep in mind that air conditioners and heaters are complex appliances with snakes of ductwork making their way through your home.

As a result, your air ducts serve as a collection point for numerous contaminants, which can negatively impact your health. For this reason, regular duct cleaning services are a must. But how do you know if duct cleaning is really worth it? This may not be a service you’ve heard a lot about, but we’ve shared some commonly asked questions below to help you determine if you should invest in duct cleaning or not.

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One Simple Way to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

July 4th, 2016

The summer season has officially begun, although of course for the typical Florida resident, summer weather has already become pretty unbearable. As such, you’ve likely been using your air conditioning system, a lot. Naturally, in addition to keeping cool you want to ensure that your indoor air quality is healthy as well.

When they’re out of use in the cooler seasons here, air ducts develop dust, dirt and other debris that can negatively impact the health of you and your family, not to mention the ducts themselves. While this is not a service that needs to be done as often as your yearly maintenance appointment, it is certainly a service to heavily consider.

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How to Choose the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home

June 27th, 2016

Even though summer has only just officially begun, we’ve been feeling the heat for a while now. With that being said, hopefully you haven’t run into any detrimental problems with your air conditioning system. If you have though, and you are considering replacing your air conditioning system, then you have some considerations to make.

First off, you’ll want to decide if your current system is truly the best type of AC for your home and your needs. You’ll also want to consider its efficiency rating and the make and model of the air conditioner. That’s not all though. We’ve listed below some other very important factors.

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How Can You Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer?

June 20th, 2016

It’s no secret that summers in Florida can be unbearably hot. This is especially true if you don’t have a fully functioning air conditioner turned on almost nonstop. However as someone who lives here, you know how costly that can end up being. The good news is though, there are ways to use your AC as much as you need to and still save money.

Chances are high that your bills are higher than they need to be. Don’t waste your energy on running your AC haphazardly. Below we’ve shared a few methods to help you run your air conditioner more efficiently this season.

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