Why Rely on Professionals for Your Commercial Refrigeration Installation

July 30th, 2014

If you need commercial-grade refrigeration to run your business, you want to make sure that you receive the best possible installation for the units. A failing refrigerator or freezer, or one that doesn’t live up to your cooling needs, isn’t something you can afford if you run a quality restaurant, manage a cafeteria, or own a delicatessen. To avoid these problems, entrust the installation of your commercial refrigeration in Wellington, FL only to experienced commercial experts.

Envirotech Air Quality Services has served South Florida since 1987 with quality commercial services. We handle installation and maintenance for all types of commercial cooling needs: air conditioning, walk-in coolers, freezers, ice machines, refrigerators. We also keep a staff on call 24 hours a day for repairs should your commercial refrigerator or freezer encounter problems.

The Professional Installation Difference

Putting in refrigeration for a business isn’t anything like taking a trip to an appliance store, pointing at a model that matches the available space you have, and saying “I’ll take that one.” You need have the right refrigerator to fit the specific needs of your business. It must be large enough for your storage requirements, but not too large that it becomes a needless energy drain. The level of cooling is also crucial, since not all food and liquids need the same temperatures. When you meet with your professional installers, you can describe in detail what you need from your new refrigerator, and they will know how to match you with the right new unit.

Putting in the new unit takes skill (not to mention some equipment and extra people to manage the heavy lifting). The refrigerator must be correctly hooked up to the power system (you wouldn’t want a refrigerator that causes the power to short-circuit every time its compressor kick in!) and necessary water lines hooked into it. The installers will make certain that the system vents exhaust correctly and safely and won’t cause your workspace to overheat unnecessarily.

Perhaps most important of all, the installers will make certain that your refrigerator will keep your business up to health codes. You don’t want a faulty refrigeration unit and spoiled food to cause your establishment to fail a health inspection! Skilled commercial installers will keep health code regulations in mind throughout the job.

For your Wellington, FL commercial refrigeration needs, look to Envirotech Air Quality Services. We are a one-stop location for installation, replacement, repairs, and maintenance for commercial cooling… available 24/7 for your convenience and peace of mind. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment with us.

Is It Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

July 21st, 2014

In Lake Worth, FL it’s important to have a well-maintained air conditioning system that will last throughout the years. There are many things you can do for your system that will improve both performance and efficiency, including cleaning or changing the air filters every month, calling for repairs as soon as they’re needed, and calling for air conditioning maintenance once a year.

A good time to schedule annual air conditioning maintenance is right before the cooling season, when you get the most use out of your air conditioner. But in the middle of summer, is it too late to schedule air conditioning maintenance?

When It’s Not Too Late

Air conditioning maintenance can improve performance and restore the efficiency of your system any time of year. If your air conditioner seems to be running just fine, maintenance is still important for the continued performance of your system and to prevent the likelihood of future repair needs.

During maintenance, an AC technician inspects your system, cleans components such as the condenser and evaporator coils, checks the refrigerant levels, and lubricates motors. If these parts are not maintained, you may spend more on your energy bills every month than you need to. Also, if any part of your system needs repair, the technician will inform you so that you can get it fixed as soon as possible. This is a vital service for the well-being of your system, as it saves you money every month and much less costly than repairing a sudden breakdown.

When It’s Too Late

However, if you notice problems with your air conditioner, you should call for air conditioning repair instead. Repairs should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your system. If you notice significantly reduced cooling capacity, loud noises, or any other problems, it could indicate a serious repair need. You should schedule repairs now, and ask about scheduling maintenance later on to prevent the likelihood that the problem will occur in the future.

Remember, scheduling AC maintenance service in Lake Worth may save you a lot of money later on. To schedule service, call Envirotech Air Quality Services today!

How to Help Your AC Unit Cope with High Humidity

July 15th, 2014

Here in West Palm Beach, the humidity can really slow you down. You can usually cope with high humidity by walking into an air conditioned room, but how do you help your air conditioner deal with the effects of humidity, too?

Air conditioners help dehumidify the air as they cool. As the temperature of the air is reduced in the indoor evaporator unit of your AC, condensation forms on the evaporator coil and is released through a condensate drain line. If your home is very humid, there will be more moisture in the air, which means more condensation will form.

If the humidity is too high, however, your air conditioning system may use so much effort removing moisture from the air that it cannot properly cool your home. This is particularly true if your system is older or if it was sized improperly for your home. Older systems often simply cannot perform as well as newer AC units, while over-sized systems run for short periods of time, which means they cannot run long enough to remove humidity. Your best option in this case may be to replace the entire system.

There are a few things you can do on your own to help your AC unit cope with high humidity:

  • On a humid day, keep the doors and windows shut to prevent increased humidity levels. Ventilating your home during the hottest part of the day will only allow more moisture into the air, which means your air conditioner will have to work harder to keep you cool.
  • Use exhaust fans in your home when you take a shower, cook, or do any other activities that may produce excess moisture in the air. This allows the moisture to exhaust outdoors so your AC won’t have to deal with it.
  • Schedule regular maintenance so that an AC technician can inspect your indoor evaporator unit and your condensate line to ensure nothing is decreasing the performance of your system.

Envirotech Air Quality Services offers air conditioning services in West Palm Beach, FL. For air conditioning repair, maintenance, or replacement, give us a call today!

How Does Duct Cleaning Benefit My Home?

July 10th, 2014

Duct cleaning is something that homeowners often neglect. This makes sense in some ways: the ductwork of a house remains hidden from sight most of the time, so it doesn’t often cross people’s minds that it might become dirty and dusty. But make no mistake, regardless of how clean a home you have, contamination will start to develop inside the closed environment of the ducts. The air that circulates into the return air vents on average will move 40 pounds of dust a year through the ductwork. It only takes about two years for the interior of a home’s ventilation system to develop serious clogging from dirt, dust, and other debris.

Regular duct cleaning from professionals to clear out your ventilation system will benefit your home in multiple ways. We’ll look at the most important ones here.

Call Envirotech Air Quality Services for duct cleaning in Wellington, FL that will do the thorough job you need. We can also handle any repairs and replacements necessary for your ductwork.

The Ways That Duct Cleaning Benefits Your Home

  • Increased indoor air quality: The heat and air sealing on modern houses means they have scant circulation of fresh air, and this leads to stale and polluted indoor air that can adversely affect the health of residents. Low indoor air quality can trigger asthma and allergies, and cause cold- and flu-like symptoms such as coughing, breathing trouble, skin and eye irritation, problems sleeping, headaches, and nausea. Eliminating the reservoir of contamination inside ductwork will help reduce these problems and improve health in general.
  • Better heating and cooling efficiency: Even a thin layer of dust inside ductwork will place resistance against the airflow from a home’s forced-air heater or air conditioner. This will force the HVAC system to work harder and drain more power to compensate, and bills will rise. The worse the contamination grows, the more it will cost to keep the HVAC system running—and it may even end up needing serious repairs or early replacement. Duct cleaning gives your heater and air conditioner “clean” lungs so they can work their best.
  • A cleaner home: All the dust that the ventilation system collects and then blows out into your air is that much dust that you can’t easily eliminate from your home. You may notice that your house turns dusty soon after you clean it, and no amount of cleaning takes hold for long. Cleaning inside your ducts will help you with cleaning outside the ducts.

Cleaning a house’s ventilation system requires special equipment and training, so make certain you call experienced professionals for the job. In Wellington, FL, duct cleaning from Envirotech Air Quality Services will make sure you have the cleanest ventilation system possible. Our technicians are NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association)-certified so you know you will get a top-quality job. Contact us today to schedule your next service appointment with us.

The Famous Painting of the Declaration of Independence Isn’t What You Think It Is

July 4th, 2014

If you grew up in the United States, you probably first saw John Trumbull’s painting of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence in an elementary schoolbook. This oil-on-canvas 12’ x 18’ painting hangs in the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. It is one of the most famous symbols of freedom in the country and almost every citizen can conjure it from memory.

Except… the painting isn’t of the singing of the Declaration of Independence. The actual title of the work is Declaration of Independence, and although it does portray an important moment in the history of the document that announced the Thirteen Colonies’ decision to break away from British rule, the event in the painting occurred on June 28, 1776, not July 4, 1776.

John Trumbull, a Connecticut native who fought in the Revolutionary War and whose father was the state governor, was commissioned to create the painting in 1817. He did painstaking research on the figures in the picture and also visited Independence Hall to see the actual chamber where the Second Continental Congress met. Trumbull only included 42 of the original 56 signers, because he could not find adequate likenesses for 14 or them, and added a few figures who were not present (most of whom declined to sign the actual document). In fact, the men depicted in the painting had never been present in the same room at one time.

So if the painting does not portray the signing of the Declaration of Independence, what is happening in the image? The Trumbull’s scene depicts the presentation of the draft of the declaration to the Continental Congress for editing and approval. The five-man drafting committee (John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin) is handing over their finished work, which congress would then edit carefully over the next few days before voting on it and signing it on the day that we now celebrate as the start of the United States of America.

One last, odd, fact: two of the five-man drafting committee, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both died on July 4th—although many years later.

Our family at Envirotech Air Quality Services hopes that your Fourth of July (or Twenty-Eighth of June if you decided to start celebrating early) is a memorable and happy one.

What to Look for in an Air Conditioning Repair Service

June 27th, 2014

When your air conditioning needs repair, searching around for an air conditioning repair service can be nerve-wracking. Whether something seems to be working incorrectly or your system won’t turn on, you should call a technician as soon as possible to get your AC back to normal and keep you feeling cool and comfortable. You want to call someone who can answer your questions accurately and professionally and provide you with the services you need to get your system back in working order. But how do you know which repair service to call?

If you live in Lake Worth, FL and are currently dealing with an air conditioning system that needs repair, don’t wait to contact a trained technician. If you don’t know what to look for in an AC contractor, Envirotech Air Quality Services has put together this guide so that you can find the right specialist for your repair needs.

Trained Specialists

When you call an air conditioning repair service, you want the technician who visits your home to be trained in every aspect of AC repair. The HVAC specialist you contact should have experience and training with your specific type of system. For example, if you have a ductless mini split system, you don’t want to talk to a technician who is only trained in central AC systems. Furthermore, contractors who are highly trained not only fix the problem; they can also recommend services to prevent similar problems from occurring in the future.

Professionalism

When contacting an AC repair technician, you want to speak with someone who will answer your questions with professionalism. Even something that seems like a small repair issue could turn into a whole-system breakdown later on, so you want a technician who takes your concerns seriously. If you have a damaged part in your AC system, you’ll want to know whether it has affected any other parts of your air conditioner and whether it may cause affect your system in the future. A professional technician will not only fix the problem, but will also check for other issues to ensure your system is running smoothly.

For quality air conditioning repair in Lake Worth, Envirotech Air Quality Services has highly-trained, professional, licensed technicians waiting for your call. Contact us today and schedule your next service appointment.

Problems with the Blower Array in Your Air Conditioner

June 20th, 2014

Here in Wellington, air conditioning repair services must deal with all manner of problems. That includes the blower and fan array, which pushes cooled air out of the AC system and into the ducts leading through your home. Problems with the blower array in your air conditioner are often just as problematic as problems with the refrigerant or compressor mechanism. Without the blower, the cool air can’t reach your home, and the air conditioner might as well be useless. The good news is that the causes of those problems are centered in a few very specific places.

Most of the time, problems with the blower array stem from the fan motor, which suffers from the same difficulties that any other motor does. If too much strain is placed on it, it will overload and shut down. (A reset button is located on the motor in the event that this is a one-time occurrence.) It can also encounter problems with frayed electrical wires and faulty connectors, which will disrupt power to the motor, and the fan belt may become frayed as well, preventing the moor for effectively turning the fan blades.

In some cases, the fan blades themselves may be the problem. If they are knocked out of alignment, or get bent or broken, the air won’t flow the way it should. (The turning blades may also damage nearby components as well.) Blades can also be damaged by twigs or other debris that slip in through the vents and get caught in the turning mechanism. In these instance, the technician usually needs to replace the fan blades completely, though sometimes it’s enough simply to clear the blockage from the turning mechanism.

No matter what the problems are with the blower array, you need a trained professional to handle them properly. And the experts at Envirotech Air are here to help. AC repair is a core part of our air conditioning service in Wellington, FL and we have experience handling blower problems of all varieties. If you have any questions or concerns about the performance of your blower array, then give us a call. You’ll be glad you did!

Things to Look for With an Air Conditioning Installation Service

June 13th, 2014

As we head into the hot season, you may be thinking it’s time for a new or replacement air conditioning installation for your West Palm Beach, FL property. Buying a new air conditioner is a multi-step process, and should be done with trained professionals to ensure you buy an air conditioner that provides the proper level of cooling needed for your home. For over 30 years, Envirotech Air Quality Services has been installing air conditioning in West Palm Beach, FL, and we have a few tips for you to consider before purchasing.

Things to Consider with a New Air Conditioner

There are several different things to consider when purchasing a new air conditioner:

  • Types of air conditioners available for your property – there are several types of air conditioners available for residential homes, all of which can cool effectively – but knowing which one is best for your property takes more than knowing cooling capacity. Understanding your choices can help determine which type of air conditioner would be best for your home.
  • Knowing how to calculate for proper size – there is one important question that needs to be answered when calculating for the right-size air conditioner: how much cooling does your property really need to stay comfortable? This question requires the calculation of several factors, including insulation levels, square footage, daytime heat gain and more. Failure to complete these important calculations before purchasing a new air conditioner can mean the difference between being comfortable and uncomfortable in your home.
  • Inspect your duct system – just having a duct system does not mean it is ideal for cooling, particularly if the ducts are fairly old. You also need to know what kind of condition your ducts are in, as faulty ductwork can result in up to a 30% air loss. A thorough inspection of your ductwork prior to purchasing an air conditioner is an important step in the installation process.
  • Work with a qualified company – installing an air conditioning system requires knowledge of many mechanical items, special tools and the ability to troubleshoot quickly. A qualified company like Envirotech Air Quality Services does this kind of work every day, ensuring a sound installation for all our customers.

Your air conditioning service in West Palm Beach should be a successful experience that helps your home be as comfortable as possible. This is why it’s important to work with a company and name you can trust: Envirotech Air Quality Services. Give us a call today and let one of our trained experts help you with your West Palm Beach air conditioning installation.

How to Prepare for New Air Conditioning Installation

June 6th, 2014

You’ve decided to retire your old air conditioner and take advantage of a new, efficient system for the summer. We think that’s a great idea, and we want to help you make the most of your new air conditioning installation in Lake Worth, FL. We have some advice on what you should do to prepare for installation that will make sure you end up with the right system working the best that it can.

Envirotech Air Quality Services has helped people achieve superior home comfort since 1987. We have the skill and the experience you need for a great installation of the system that will keep you satisfied for many years to come.

Here are steps to take to prepare for new AC installation

  • Hire quality, licensed installation professionals: We can’t stress this enough: air conditioning installation is neither a “do-it-yourself” project nor one for an amateur team. You need experience and you need professionalism, or else you risk a system that won’t work well, will require years of repairs to keep it running, and will waste money through inefficient operation. Look to the experts instead: they will take care of the job fast and right the first time.
  • Have the system correctly sized: You cannot simply select the largest air conditioner you can afford and expect it to handle the job. An AC that is too large is as much a problem as one that is too small. To find the right size, look to professionals to perform a heat load calculation, which will determine how much cooling power your home needs to reach the comfort level you want.
  • Sign up for a maintenance program: What, sign up for maintenance before the system is even installed? Yes, absolutely. If you take care of this chore now, you’ll have one less thing to worry about in the future: the installers can arrange for the annual visit from a technician to tune-up and inspect the air conditioner to make sure it runs its best. Plus, most maintenance programs offer benefits and discounts.

Call us today for a great AC installation

Envirotech Air Quality Services offers quality air conditioning services in Lake Worth, FL, as well as skilled repairs and maintenance. Our Preventive Maintenance Agreement provides you with a 10% discount on repair parts in conjunction with your annual visit to see that your AC will work well for another year. Don’t trust to amateurs, and don’t try to figure out the installation on your own: have the job done speedily and correctly with our professional services. Give us a call today to schedule your next service with us.

Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

May 30th, 2014

Everyone knows what to expect out of their air conditioner, and while some problems can be very subtle, others are as plain as the nose on your face. For instance, “why is my air conditioner blowing hot air?” If you turn your AC on, and cool air doesn’t come out of your vents, there’s definitely a serious problem. Here in West Palm Beach, air conditioning repair services are on hand to hunt down the cause, which usually falls into one of a few specific categories. We’ve provided a quick breakdown of the most obvious ones below.

In the first case, a lack of refrigerant usually leads to a lack of cool air. Your air conditioner needs a specific amount of refrigerant in order to work as it should. When leaks spring up, ice forms on the evaporator coils, which not only represents lost cooling potential but forms a barrier between the remaining coolant and the air it’s supposed to cool.

Similar problems can also occur if the compressor runs into trouble, either because of a difficulty with the motor or some other problem with the array. That affects the amount of refrigerant shifting into liquid form, which can be just as damaging as a lack of refrigerant, as well as leading to a dearth of cool air.

In some cases, the problem may come from outside of the system. If a breach occurs, it could pull warm air into the ducts. Indeed, in some cases, the air flow will exacerbate the problem: pulling warm air in faster and faster until there is no cool air at all. This is likely the case if the system blows hot air through one vent only.

Regardless of the cause, you need to call in a professional whenever you spot your air conditioner blowing hot air. A variety of air conditioning services in West Palm Beach, FL can be performed by the experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services. We dedicate ourselves to your complete satisfaction, and we won’t rest until we’ve found the source of the problem. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!