Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

Should You Replace Your Compressor or Your Entire AC System?

September 26th, 2016

There are many problems that can develop with your home cooling system over the years. From failed capacitors to refrigerant leaks or damaged air ducts, potential AC repair needs are around every corner. Fortunately, most of these can be spotted early with proper maintenance, and repaired promptly.

One AC system issue that is particularly detrimental though, is that of a broken down compressor—especially if that compressor is beyond the point of repair. If you do face this air conditioning problem, you may be wondering if it is worth it to replace the compressor, or if you’d be better off replacing your entire air conditioner all at once.

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Avoid These Mold Problems All Year Long

September 19th, 2016

Have you ever noticed the presence of mold in your home? Hopefully, you’ve never had to deal with an infestation, particularly if it’s black mold. Not only does mold of this kind threaten your property, it can also be detrimental to your health and the health of your family. Fortunately, there is a solution: the mold assessing and remediation services that our experts perform. Keep reading to learn more about the problems you can avoid by having mold thoroughly removed.

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Should I Have My Problematic Air Conditioner Compressor Replaced?

September 12th, 2016

While many parts of the country are preparing for fall by ensuring their heating systems are in good shape for the coming cooler temperatures, we are still using our air conditioning systems on a consistent basis. Hopefully, you haven’t had any trouble with your home cooling system, particularly if you had it properly maintained before the summer season began. However, no system is completely immune to problems, whether it be a refrigerant leak, breached ductwork, or a failed capacitor.

One of the most serious AC issues you can find yourself facing is that of a failed compressor. The compressor is essentially the heart of your cooling system. In many cases, replacing the compressor is not only possible but also recommended. However, if your system is aging or showing other trouble, then you may want to consider an entire AC replacement.

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The Trouble with a Frozen Evaporator Coil

September 5th, 2016

For many parts of the country, the official start of fall in just a couple of weeks means that the weather will soon cool down and air conditioners will begin to be shut off for the season. As we are all well aware, this is not the case for Floridians!

In order to ensure that you’re ready for the remaining hot temperatures we have left, it’s important to keep an eye out for problems with your air conditioning system. This is particularly important this time of year, as your system has been hard at work all during summer, and the extra strain can cause a breakdown if the AC unit is not properly maintained and cared for.

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3 Signs That Your Heat Pump Is Struggling

August 29th, 2016

If your heat pump system all of the sudden stops working, then of course you know that you need repairs. However, there are other times where your cooling system may seem to be working properly, but you’ve noticed some concerning symptoms. So how do you know when it’s the right time to call for heat pump repairs?

If you want your heat pump cooling system to make it through the remainder of our summer—and fall—temperatures, then you should schedule air conditioning repairs at the first sign of trouble. We’ve provided 3 signs below that can indicate it’s time for you to invest in repairs.

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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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