Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

Can an HVAC Contractor Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

January 15th, 2018

image of a house being handed from one hand to anotherWere you aware that your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of the outdoor air quality in the community where you live? This is particularly true in south Florida, where for a good majority of the year we deal with stifling humidity. Our homes are tightly built to allow for better AC efficiency, as is of course needed, but this makes your indoor air quality even worse.

The ideal relative humidity level in your home is between 30-50%. For most of the year, ours is well above 50%, leading to excess moisture in the home which results in mold and mildew development and other problems that affect the health of your family and the physical structure of your house. But, can a Fort Lauderdale, FL HVAC contractor improve your indoor air quality?

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Tips for Caring for Your Heat Pump System

January 1st, 2018

hvac return vent on wall inside homeIf you have a heat pump system, then you know how great of a heating and cooling system it makes. Your heat pump uses the same components for both heating and air conditioning, and it does so efficiently. But this also means that instead of working hard for just one season, it’s working hard all year long, which results in a higher need for care.

Our winters may be mild and short, but when it comes to caring for your heat pump system, our first word of advice is to schedule your HVAC maintenance biannually, versus once a year like you would a conventional Boynton Beach, FL air conditioning system or heating system.

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This Winter, Don’t Let Cold Germs Get the Best of You!

December 18th, 2017

uv lightWhile it may be true that we don’t experience the freezing, dry-as-a-bone winters that other parts of the country do, there is still one winter woe that homeowners throughout the sunshine state have to contend with—cold and flu bugs.

There may not be much you can do to prevent the conditions that make these illnesses more common this time of year, but there is a way to help decrease the spread of germs in your home. A UV germicidal light installation in West Palm Beach, FL is a safe and effective way to make your home healthier and happier. Keep reading to learn more!

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Hosting a Holiday Party? Follow These AC Tips!

December 4th, 2017

outdoor string lights hanging on a line in backyardThe AC system installed in your home is designed to handle the comfort needs of you and your family. True, some families are larger than others, but overall they’re meant to manage the comfort needs of your household members, and maybe a couple of guests.

So long as you have your air conditioner professionally installed, it will easily match the comfort requirements of your family so that it can perform efficiently and keep you comfortable while helping you save money on your energy costs.

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What’s the Appeal of Commercial Rooftop AC Units?

November 20th, 2017

row of modular rooftop ac units on top of commercial buildingThere are a number of ways in which commercial AC systems are similar to residential systems—the goal of these units is to keep your business cooled down and comfortable, just like a residential cooling system keeps your home comfortable. However, they’re different in a lot of ways too. For instance, they almost always need to cool a lot more space, and have specific cooling needs that must be met for your business to function—for instance, keeping computer systems from overheating.

These unique business needs require specialized care and attention that only a company who specializes in commercial HVAC services can provide. Be sure to trust only a company of this kind for your Boynton Beach, FL commercial HVAC services. Now—let’s talk about one of your commercial AC options, the rooftop unit.

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Now is the Time to Schedule AC Tune-Ups and Repairs!

November 6th, 2017

outside unit of an air conditioner with tools and hands resting on topIt’s definitely not a secret that our part of Florida is home to some pretty serious heat and humidity for the majority of the year. And at the height of the summer season, this heat can become unbearable. Therefore, it’s essential that you have your air conditioner maintained on a regular basis—but why are we talking about this now?

Because temperatures are cooling off a bit, and if you didn’t have your AC tuned-up before summer began, or if you are utilizing a year-round heat pump system, then now is as good a time as any to schedule your next AC tune-up, and any subsequent repairs.

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Does Commercial AC Need More Attention Than a Residential System?

October 23rd, 2017

commercial rooftop units for air conditionerSummer seems to last forever here, as the warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately have proven. While homeowners in other parts of the country are starting to turn off their air conditioners in favor of their heaters, ours are still chugging along. Even though you’re still using your cooling system, as temperatures even out a bit, it is the perfect time to have your system maintained and checked for any Coral Springs, FL air conditioning repair needs—especially if we’re talking about your commercial AC system.

The good news is, our team is highly experienced with the commercial HVAC needs in our area, and we can handle any problems that your commercial space may have. It’s important to utilize an HVAC company that has specific experience handling these large unique AC systems, since they are much different than a simple residential system.

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The Best Time to Schedule Commercial HVAC Maintenance

October 9th, 2017

rooftop ac units on top of buildingWhen you hear the term HVAC Maintenance you may only think of maintaining your air conditioner within your home. As important as it is to keep up on this vital HVAC service, however, your residential system isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. That is, not if you’re a commercial property owner or manager.

No matter the size or function of your commercial setting, proper HVAC function not only contributes to the comfort of your employees, customers, clientele, and/or tenants, but is also essential to protecting equipment from overheating or breaking down prematurely. Whereas you only need to worry about the comfort of a few people within a home, businesses must concern themselves with the comfort of many, which is why investing in professional commercial HVAC services in Boynton Beach, FL is so important.

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Why Is My AC Freezing Over?

September 25th, 2017

icicles on blue background iconThe first thing you should know is that ice development on your air conditioner is absolutely not normal. We understand why you might see ice on your AC system and think that it simply means your system is working too well. But your air conditioner is there to cool the air, not to create sub-freezing temperatures. An AC that is freezing over is definitely a good reason to call in West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning repair professionals.

Keep reading to learn more about when ice may actually form on your air conditioner, and how it’s able to. We should mention, not all causes of this problem are terribly serious, but one of them can be. Also, the results of ice itself can have serious consequences for your cooling system. It’s always better to be safe than sorry—so after ruling out an obvious quick fix, be sure to give us a call.

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Will I Ever Need to Replace My Condenser Unit?

September 11th, 2017

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.The outside unit of your air conditioner is called the condenser unit, and it serves an essential function. Your cooling system doesn’t simply “create” cold air. Instead, since cooling is not an energy that can be generated, the air conditioner removes heat from a space first. Refrigerant—a chemical heat-transfer fluid—absorbs the heat from inside your home and releases it outside, thanks to the condenser unit.

You may have noticed that the space around your outdoor unit is always warm—this process is why. The condenser unit is where heat dissipates into the air from the refrigerant that’s circulated through the system. This portion of your air conditioner also houses the compressor, which is the hardest-working component of the entire cooling system.

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