Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

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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Could it be Time to Replace Your Heat Pump?

June 13th, 2016

Heat pumps are highly efficient systems used for both heating and cooling homes throughout the country. However, just like any other home comfort device, they don’t last forever. Old age and natural wear and tear will affect your heat pump system, and eventually it will need to be replaced.

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The Benefits of Having Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned

June 6th, 2016

If you have a central air conditioning system, then you may also very well have a furnace that shares ductwork with said system. After running for a full season, it’s more than likely that your air ducts got a good workout. It’s normal for your system to accumulate dirt and dust throughout months of use, and your air ducts can be the natural place for these particles to rest.

However, if dust and other debris is left to build-up, then this layer of grime can cause problems for your air quality and your air conditioning system. Spring is a great time to schedule maintenance for your HVAC system, so consider scheduling an air duct cleaning appointment with a trained professional soon.

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Does My Ductless System Need to Be Replaced?

May 30th, 2016

With the increasingly hot temperatures already upon us, it may be hard to believe that summer isn’t here yet. But the truth is, we haven’t reached the peak of the heat, and soon you will need your ductless air conditioner to work harder than it has all year.

If you have an aging system that’s required a lot of repairs in recent years, then it may be time to question whether it is going to last you this entire season. You should make sure it gets replaced now rather than running the risk of it dying on you in the middle of one of our hottest days. Keep reading to discover some of the most common signs that your ductless system is ready to be replaced.

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How Can I Help My Air Conditioner Run More Efficiently?

May 23rd, 2016

It’s no secret that Florida residents use their air conditioning systems a lot. In fact, it’s estimated that your HVAC system makes up about 50% of all your month-to-month energy bills. Therefore, it’s only natural that you want to find ways to save as much money as possible when operating this system.

The good news is, there are a few things you can do that may help lower your bills, that don’t involve completely shutting on your air conditioner when you need to use it. While many AC efficiency tasks require the services of a trained professional, below are some ways you can help your air conditioner run more efficiently.

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