Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

Is There Mold Hiding in Your Air Conditioner?

May 21st, 2018

close up of mold growthWhen you live in the Boynton Beach area, you know that your home is prone to many issues unique to this environment. Namely, we’re talking about mold growth. There are steps you can take to prevent this problem in your home. Or, maybe you’ve never had a mold problem in your house. But, are you sure?

Unfortunately, there’s one area of your home that is not visually accessible, where mold could very well be hiding. We’re talking about your ductwork. Once it’s there, you’ll need a professional to come in for mold remediation if you want to protect your indoor air quality and your health. Fortunately for you, our team specializes in this type of air conditioning service in Boynton Beach, FL. But what if you could prevent this mold growth to begin with?

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Can a Ceiling Fan Really Help with AC Efficiency?

May 7th, 2018

wooden ceiling fan on grey ceilingWe know you may be wondering how a ceiling fan can possibly help cool you off at all when temperatures are already soaring over 80°F and humidity levels are at a point that you need your dehumidifier running on a daily basis. Chances are, you’re running your air conditioner just as often.

But what if there was a simple way you could possibly reduce your chances of needing a premature air conditioning repair in Boynton Beach, FL, and boosting your AC efficiency? A professionally installed ceiling fan can do the trick! Keep in mind, ceiling fans also have the potential to hurt your energy usage, if not used the right way—which we’ll get to later on in this post.

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Signs of a Failing Cooling System

April 23rd, 2018

technician's hands working on ac unitAs much as we would like it to be the case, no machine or appliance lasts forever, no matter how well it’s made or cared for. Your air conditioning system is no exception. It has a limited lifespan and when it reaches the end of it, it’s a good idea to have the system replaced before it completely breaks down on you.

Plus, those repairs may prove to be worthless if you discover you need a new system altogether.

Our team is happy to conduct an inspection and help you determine if your air conditioning system is on its last legs. This way, you can schedule a replacement at your convenience, preventing an emergency loss of cooling.

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Don’t Ignore Your Noisy Ductwork

April 9th, 2018

woman covering her ears and looking shockedHomeowners often underestimate just how important the ductwork of their HVAC system is to their home comfort. It’s easy to take for granted that this ductwork will stay in good condition no matter what happens, since for the majority of the time they’re out of sight (and therefore, out of mind). It’s also easy to put off air conditioning repair in Boca Raton, FL until you absolutely need it, but this can be a big mistake.

But, your air ducts can sustain damage from corrosion and age, or even poor initial installation. Eventually, this will have a significant negative impact on how well your HVAC system is able to function, and will cause your cooling system to function inefficiently, becoming a waste of energy and a drain on your wallet. So, if your ductwork is making odd noises or showing any other symptoms of disrepair, it’s best that you not ignore them—these signs indicate that your ductwork needs professional attention, now.

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“How Much Can I Expect to Pay for a New Air Conditioner?”

March 26th, 2018

air conditioner unit on pile of moneyThe short answer? “It depends.” But spring is officially here, and if your current West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning system is struggling—and repairs are not an option—then the time to consider what you’re going to replace your cooling system with, is now.

When the familiar sticky, humid and hot weather graces us yet again with its presence this summer, you want the peace of mind that comes with a fully functional and efficiently working air conditioner. But what sorts of factors determine what exactly your new AC unit will cost?

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Now Is the Time to Take Care of AC Repairs

March 12th, 2018

technician working on outside unit of an air conditionerGiven that our version of a “cool spring day” in the Boca Raton area is a day when the lowest temperature is 80°, it goes without saying that our air conditioners get quite the workout. If you aren’t already using your AC system, you will be very soon, and hopefully, you’ve already scheduled your AC maintenance appointment.

During this appointment, our technicians thoroughly clean and inspect your entire air conditioner, make any minor adjustments that may be needed, and alert you to any Boca Raton, FL air conditioning repair needs that exist. That latter point deserves the most attention on your part. Just because a repair need is “minor” or doesn’t seem to be impacting the air conditioner right now, doesn’t mean it can wait.

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HVAC Efficiency Tips You Can Trust

February 26th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundWhen you live somewhere as hot as we do, it really doesn’t matter what time of the year it is—you need a fully effective and efficiently functioning air conditioning system. Unfortunately though, running your air conditioner can be costly, especially when temperatures are at their highest. And when they are that high, you likely want to blast your air conditioner—which is not only a waste of money but is also potentially damaging to the system itself.

The good news is, when you need an HVAC contractor in Fort Lauderdale, FL to give you some great energy-saving tips, you needn’t look too far! Our team is here to help you give your cooling system a break and to help you use that cooling system more efficiently so you don’t find yourself battling unaffordable energy bills.

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The Impact of Shoddy Ductwork on Your HVAC Systems

February 12th, 2018

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsMost homeowners don’t often think about how important their ductwork is for either of their Fort Lauderdale, FL HVAC systems, whether it’s their forced air central air conditioner or heat pump system. After all, this component of your cooling and heating system is out of sight, hiding in walls, floors, ceilings, and crawlspaces.

But if you had your ductwork installed by an amateur or if you haven’t had your ductwork checked in a while, it could be damaged. And if you have air ducts that are affected by leaks, bad connections, or poor construction, you can be experiencing issues that lead to poor HVAC efficiency and potential HVAC repair needs, too. One of the most common problems we see in regards to shoddy ductwork is that it wasn’t properly sized for the home and HVAC system.

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AC Repairs You Can Prevent with Maintenance

January 29th, 2018

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.Why are we so persistent about letting our customers know of the benefits of air conditioning maintenance? Well, not only will it help you save money over the long run by preventing the biggest and costliest of emergency repairs, but you can help your cooling system last longer and work more efficiently too.

Boca Raton, FL air conditioning repair needs tend to crop up when you need your cooling system the most. And while we may be in the cooler portion of the year, it’s going to heat back up soon enough. So scheduling maintenance service now is the best way to prevent AC repairs, but what repairs are we talking about?

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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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