Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

Is Your AC in Need of One of These Repairs?

July 2nd, 2018

HVAC technician working on outdoor unit of an air conditionerSummer is officially here, but for us, it may feel like it never really left. Your air conditioner has already been working hard so far this year, and if you want it to continue to do so effectively and efficiently, it’s important to keep up on your AC maintenance sessions as well as your West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning repair needs, as they crop up.

Neglecting repairs can lead to a domino effect, with the affected component causing other components to wear down or break down, until eventually your whole air conditioner fails. This is why it’s so important to tackle repairs as needed, and to know what signs to look for that indicate you need repairs to begin with. What repair needs should you be on the lookout for?

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Beware of These Ductless Repair Needs

June 18th, 2018

ductless system being adjusted by a technicianThere is an option out there for both cooling and heating that has been growing in popularity recently. That’s the ductless system. Instead of operating through a network of ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless system basically breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans in order to distribute conditioned air throughout the home in the form of air handlers, mounted high up on the wall of the room it’s intended for.

If you’ve ever been in a home or building (they’re most often seen in hotels these days) and have seen something on the wall that resembles a window air conditioner but doesn’t go back through the wall, then you’re looking at a component of the ductless system—an air handler—which is connected to a single outdoor unit, essentially creating the same effect as a central heat pump without the air ducts. There are numerous advantages to using this type of air conditioning in Coral Springs, FL—namely, its efficiency.

But, there are also unique needs to be aware of. In particular, repair needs.

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Boost Your Cooling Efficiency with These Tips!

June 4th, 2018

top view of a outside AC unitWhen you live in a climate such as ours, you don’t really get much of a break from the heat at all. That means your air conditioner doesn’t get a break from operating, and as such can cost you a lot in energy bills. Naturally, you’d like to spend as little as possible in order to keep cool and comfortable in your home. The good news is, there are a few ways to do so without avoiding the use of your air conditioning in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, which would pretty much be unbearable to do.

Follow these guidelines below and not only will you see lower cooling costs, but you can help your air conditioner work more effectively and efficiently in the years to come.

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Is There Mold Hiding in Your Air Conditioner?

May 21st, 2018

close up of mold growthWhen you live in the Boynton Beach area, you know that your home is prone to many issues unique to this environment. Namely, we’re talking about mold growth. There are steps you can take to prevent this problem in your home. Or, maybe you’ve never had a mold problem in your house. But, are you sure?

Unfortunately, there’s one area of your home that is not visually accessible, where mold could very well be hiding. We’re talking about your ductwork. Once it’s there, you’ll need a professional to come in for mold remediation if you want to protect your indoor air quality and your health. Fortunately for you, our team specializes in this type of air conditioning service in Boynton Beach, FL. But what if you could prevent this mold growth to begin with?

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Can a Ceiling Fan Really Help with AC Efficiency?

May 7th, 2018

wooden ceiling fan on grey ceilingWe know you may be wondering how a ceiling fan can possibly help cool you off at all when temperatures are already soaring over 80°F and humidity levels are at a point that you need your dehumidifier running on a daily basis. Chances are, you’re running your air conditioner just as often.

But what if there was a simple way you could possibly reduce your chances of needing a premature air conditioning repair in Boynton Beach, FL, and boosting your AC efficiency? A professionally installed ceiling fan can do the trick! Keep in mind, ceiling fans also have the potential to hurt your energy usage, if not used the right way—which we’ll get to later on in this post.

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Signs of a Failing Cooling System

April 23rd, 2018

technician's hands working on ac unitAs much as we would like it to be the case, no machine or appliance lasts forever, no matter how well it’s made or cared for. Your air conditioning system is no exception. It has a limited lifespan and when it reaches the end of it, it’s a good idea to have the system replaced before it completely breaks down on you.

Plus, those repairs may prove to be worthless if you discover you need a new system altogether.

Our team is happy to conduct an inspection and help you determine if your air conditioning system is on its last legs. This way, you can schedule a replacement at your convenience, preventing an emergency loss of cooling.

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Don’t Ignore Your Noisy Ductwork

April 9th, 2018

woman covering her ears and looking shockedHomeowners often underestimate just how important the ductwork of their HVAC system is to their home comfort. It’s easy to take for granted that this ductwork will stay in good condition no matter what happens, since for the majority of the time they’re out of sight (and therefore, out of mind). It’s also easy to put off air conditioning repair in Boca Raton, FL until you absolutely need it, but this can be a big mistake.

But, your air ducts can sustain damage from corrosion and age, or even poor initial installation. Eventually, this will have a significant negative impact on how well your HVAC system is able to function, and will cause your cooling system to function inefficiently, becoming a waste of energy and a drain on your wallet. So, if your ductwork is making odd noises or showing any other symptoms of disrepair, it’s best that you not ignore them—these signs indicate that your ductwork needs professional attention, now.

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“How Much Can I Expect to Pay for a New Air Conditioner?”

March 26th, 2018

air conditioner unit on pile of moneyThe short answer? “It depends.” But spring is officially here, and if your current West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning system is struggling—and repairs are not an option—then the time to consider what you’re going to replace your cooling system with, is now.

When the familiar sticky, humid and hot weather graces us yet again with its presence this summer, you want the peace of mind that comes with a fully functional and efficiently working air conditioner. But what sorts of factors determine what exactly your new AC unit will cost?

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Now Is the Time to Take Care of AC Repairs

March 12th, 2018

technician working on outside unit of an air conditionerGiven that our version of a “cool spring day” in the Boca Raton area is a day when the lowest temperature is 80°, it goes without saying that our air conditioners get quite the workout. If you aren’t already using your AC system, you will be very soon, and hopefully, you’ve already scheduled your AC maintenance appointment.

During this appointment, our technicians thoroughly clean and inspect your entire air conditioner, make any minor adjustments that may be needed, and alert you to any Boca Raton, FL air conditioning repair needs that exist. That latter point deserves the most attention on your part. Just because a repair need is “minor” or doesn’t seem to be impacting the air conditioner right now, doesn’t mean it can wait.

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HVAC Efficiency Tips You Can Trust

February 26th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundWhen you live somewhere as hot as we do, it really doesn’t matter what time of the year it is—you need a fully effective and efficiently functioning air conditioning system. Unfortunately though, running your air conditioner can be costly, especially when temperatures are at their highest. And when they are that high, you likely want to blast your air conditioner—which is not only a waste of money but is also potentially damaging to the system itself.

The good news is, when you need an HVAC contractor in Fort Lauderdale, FL to give you some great energy-saving tips, you needn’t look too far! Our team is here to help you give your cooling system a break and to help you use that cooling system more efficiently so you don’t find yourself battling unaffordable energy bills.

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