Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

Duct Sealing and Its Benefits for Your Home

March 13th, 2017

duct-sealing-benefitsIn our last blog post, we discussed signs that it might be time to upgrade your HVAC system’s ductwork. While it’s important to understand the important role that your ductwork plays in the functionality of your HVAC systems, and why upgrading it when the time is right is vital, there are other Lake Worth, FL duct services that may make more sense than replacement when you discover air duct problems.

One of these professional services is duct sealing. You may be wondering why you would need to have this done professionally—after all, that’s what duct tape is for, right? Unfortunately, store-bought duct tape is not aptly named, and thus not appropriate for any ductwork issues. Professional duct sealing involves the use of professional-grade mastic and requires special skills and training to complete.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Ductwork?

February 27th, 2017

upgrade-dyctwork-timeWhen it comes to caring for your home and your family, the last thing on your mind is probably the efficiency of your HVAC systems or your Royal Palm Beach, FL indoor air quality. However, you might be surprised to find just how much these two factors play a role to your home’s comfort and your family’s health.

And of all the components of your HVAC systems, your ductwork plays an integral role in just how efficiently and healthfully you are running your home. Damaged or improperly installed air ducts can cause air to leak into areas that aren’t meant to be conditioned, and can also cause contaminants and allergens to infiltrate your home.

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Frozen Evaporator Coil: A Sight You Never Want to See!

February 13th, 2017

frozen-evaporator-coilWhile other parts of the country are concerned about the service their heating systems are providing, we are dutifully using our AC systems, with temperatures still remaining steadily in the 80’s. That being said, it’s only natural that you want to ensure your air conditioner is working as effectively and efficiently as it should be.

One of the most common misconceptions about air conditioning systems is that it’s okay to see ice developing on it. After all, AC systems produce cold, so it’s only natural that they freeze over, right? Wrong! This is actually a sign of something going awry with your system, and requires immediate attention. We offer the best in West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning repairs, but in the meantime we’d love to share with you why you may experience this AC problem and what should be done about it.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance: It’s Never Too Early

January 23rd, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceWhile the West Coast dealt with heavy rain and hail storms in recent weeks, and parts of the Midwest and Northeast have been battling freezing temperatures and snowy weather, we’re finally getting to enjoy the mild weather that we’ve been waiting for since last spring. With temperatures hovering in the 70°s, it’s finally just about time we can turn off our air conditioning systems and leave our windows and doors open to let in the cooler air.

But does that mean you should forget about your Wellington, FL air conditioner all together? Certainly not—now is actually the perfect time to consider scheduling a tune-up for your AC system! In most cases, it’s recommended that you schedule this service right before your air conditioner’s heaviest period of use—so right before the summer. However homeowners in south Florida are in a unique situation in that our temperatures are high enough for AC use starting as early as April! So for you, fellow Florida homeowner, it’s never too early for this service.

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Signs it’s Time for a Heat Pump Replacement

January 16th, 2017

Heat pumps are excellent systems for keeping your home comfortable all year round. But no matter how well you take care of it, it’s not going to last forever. The progression of time and just normal use will eventually wear out your system. When that happens, it’ll be time to replace it.

You certainly don’t want your heat pump to die on you in the middle of a hot summer day, so now is the perfect time to determine if your heat pump is in fact ready for replacement. Keep reading for some of the common signs that your system is suffering.

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When Is the Last Time Your Heat Pump Was Maintained?

January 10th, 2017

Preventive maintenance is one of those services it’s important to invest it to ensure the functionality of your HVAC system throughout the year. Since we don’t have to worry too much about heat here in Florida, we often just think about our AC systems when it comes to scheduling maintenance. But what if you have a heat pump? This 2-in-1 system, which is perfect for climates such as ours with hot summers and mild winters, requires more than just once-a-year maintenance. Keep reading to learn why.

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How Do Clean Ducts Improve Your AC Efficiency?

January 2nd, 2017

It’s the time of year when weather cools down a bit, and you finally have the chance to think about whether your AC system needs replacing or not. If it is time for you to consider an air conditioner replacement, we have good news for you! With the purchase of a 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) or higher air conditioner, we are offering a free UV light system to help improve your home’s indoor air quality and improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. But, why should this matter?

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Can Germicidal Lights Really Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

December 27th, 2016

Are you aware of the biological contaminants that could be infiltrating your home right this very minute? We don’t mean to startle you, however, we do have a solution for you! Germicidal lights—also referred to as UV air purifiers or UV lights—act as air purifiers, eliminating harmful particles from your HVAC system that could enter your indoor air. These particles include mold, mildew, and other various microorganisms. Keep reading to learn about the numerous benefits of germicidal lights.

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Maintain Your Walk-In Cooler to Avoid These Problems

December 19th, 2016

For many businesses, particularly those in the food and beverage industries, the functionality of their walk-in cooler is essential to their success. From catering businesses to restaurants and grocery stores, business owners and managers rely heavily on the functionality of these appliances to stay in business.

Therefore, when you need repairs they need to be addressed right away. Some problems have relatively simple solutions that we can help you resolve quickly. Others are more complex, however, and can result in significant business interruption. There is not always a way to avoid these issues 100%, however one way to significantly reduce the risk of running into problems such as those we’ve outlined below is by having your walk-in cooler regularly maintained.

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How Does Sealed Ductwork Help Your HVAC System?

December 12th, 2016

If you have a ducted HVAC system, then you likely have some understanding of just how important your ductwork is to the performance of your HVAC system. Unfortunately, not many homeowners think about this integral part of their heating and air conditioning system until something goes wrong—neglecting it for the most part. This is mostly because the ducts are hidden from view.

Ductwork also has no mechanical components, so it’s understandable to believe that they wouldn’t have very many issues. Air ducts often have leaks, however. They could be coming from small tears here and there throughout the ductwork, but even small leaks can add up to big problems. The solution to this isn’t a costly replacement of your ductwork (hopefully), but rather professional air duct sealing. Keep reading to learn some reasons why you should invest in this service.

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