Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

Is Your Air Conditioner About to Call it Quits?

April 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-quitsSometimes, a malfunctioning air conditioner makes itself known. But other AC issues are not always as obvious, or don’t seem urgent. However, we recommend calling in a technician the moment you notice your air conditioner just isn’t functioning the way you expect. It may be that rather than needing an AC repair, you actually are in store for a West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning replacement.

And when you live somewhere as warm and humid as we do, scheduling this replacement now rather than later is vital. If you do decide to replace your cooling system this year, be sure to have the installation done by a professional. There are a number of reasons for this that go beyond convenience, as it’s important to get the proper size and cooling load for your home.

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Is the Condition of Your Ductwork Hurting Your Household?

April 11th, 2017

ductwork-condition-hurting-householdOne of the biggest threats to the indoor air quality in your Wellington, FL home is leaky, damaged, or dirty ductwork. Not only can leaky ductwork reduce your comfort in your home as conditioned air escapes into unoccupied spaces, but pollutants can also make their way in and throughout your entire living space. And if your ductwork is dirty? You can suffer ill effects plus your HVAC efficiency will be decreased.

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How Much Will a New Air Conditioner Cost?

March 27th, 2017

new-air-conditioner-costOne of the most frequently asked questions our team hears is, “how much will a new air conditioner cost?” The short answer is, “it depends.” We know, you came here for a simple answer. But it’s important to know what factors impact the cost of a new AC system in Palm Beach Gardens, FL so you can make an educated choice rather than a hasty one.

For example, you’ll want to select the correct size. This is not as simple as you may think either—our professionals conduct what’s called a load calculation to determine what the appropriate size is. If you go too small, the system can’t adequately cool your living space. But go too big, and the system will shut on and off too rapidly—an inefficient process known as short-cycling.

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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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