Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

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.

Continue Reading

Need Mold Remediation? Only Trust a Pro

August 28th, 2017

mold spots developing on white wallOne of the most irritating problems you may deal with in your Florida home is the presence of mold. Mold is a lot more harmful than many people realize, and—unfortunately—a lot harder to get rid of than many homeowners realize. That’s why you need an experienced Wellington, FL mold removal company on your side. Fortunately, you have that with Envirotech.

But first, it’s helpful for you to know a bit more about mold—what it is, why it’s harmful, and why you should only trust a pro. Keep reading to learn more.

Continue Reading

When Is the Last Time Your Ducts Were Inspected?

August 14th, 2017

shot of air conditioner vent in the atticIf you are like most residents in Florida, you very likely use a centralized air conditioning system for your cooling needs. And unless you have a ductless system, that air conditioner involves the use of ductwork. Your ductwork is something that is mostly hidden from view, and is what enables the effective cooling of your home. But because of its visual inaccessibility, when there is something wrong it can be hard for the average person to detect.

This is where professional Palm Beach Gardens, FL ductwork services, such as duct testing, sealing, and repair, come in. But are damaged ducts really as big of a deal as we make them out to be? Are ductwork services really necessary? Well, if you want your HVAC systems to function as effectively and efficiently as they should throughout their lifespan, then the answer is yes. Keep reading to learn more.

Continue Reading

Why Rooftop Units Are a Great Commercial HVAC Investment

July 31st, 2017

rooftop-units-great-commercial-hvac-investmentAs summer moves right along, you are probably focused on many things—running your business, ensuring that customers, employees and/or tenants are happy, and making sure your building is a comfortable space.

What’s that—you haven’t been focusing on that last point? It’s not usually something at the top of mind for business owners or managers, but it’s important nonetheless. An uncomfortable commercial environment can lead to a number of problems, not the least of which being a significant business interruption.

There are many factors that contribute to a comfortable commercial environment, with one of the biggest players being how effective and efficient your Lake Worth, FL commercial air conditioning system is. Whether you were already prepared to replace your commercial AC system soon or you’re wondering what your cooling options are, rooftop units are well worth your consideration.

Continue Reading

How to Prevent Mold Growth When You’re Away from Home

July 17th, 2017

prevent-mold-growth-away-homeWhether you own a vacation home here in Florida, or you’re leaving on vacation for a few weeks elsewhere, a vacant home means a home that is exposed to weather conditions, humidity, and in turn, the development of mold. Of course, if mold growth does occur, you can turn to our team for effective Royal Palm Beach, FL mold remediation. However, in the meantime, we’re happy to share some mold prevention tips with you!  

Continue Reading

3 Indications Your AC Needs Service

July 3rd, 2017

ac-needs-service-3-indicationsSummer is officially here! Although, we probably didn’t have to tell you that—for us, summer is here pretty much all year round. This also means that our air conditioners work a lot harder than they do in other parts of the country. As such, they’re much more likely to run into operational trouble, particularly if they haven’t been regularly maintained.

Maintenance is the number one way to fend off the worst of your air conditioning repairs in West Palm Beach, FL. It’s during this appointment that our professional technicians fully inspect your cooling system for any problems, plus we clean and adjust any components that need it—these steps help your air conditioner run more efficiently, lower your cooling bills, and so long as you stay on top of any recommended repairs, fend off emergencies.

Continue Reading

Mold Development: How to Prevent and Find It

June 19th, 2017

mold-development-prevent-findIs your home healthy? What we mean is, how’s your indoor air quality? According to WebMD, the indoor air quality in anyone’s home throughout the country is typically worse than that of the outdoor air in terms of pollution.

There are many causes for this, but one particular issue we’re all too familiar with in Florida, due to the high humidity, is the development of mold. Mold can appear in a number of areas throughout your home—your shower, within your ductwork, and even in closets or other cool and dark spaces throughout your living space.

Continue Reading

Signs That Your AC Is Ready for Replacement

June 5th, 2017

ac-replacement-ready-signsSummer is just about here, but for us did it ever really go away? You’ve likely already been using your air conditioner for weeks, and soon enough you’ll be relying on it daily. AC systems suffer extra stress in places like Florida, particularly during this time of year.

No amount of professional maintenance and care will keep your system running forever, either. This is why it’s important that you know when it’s time to replace your cooling system with a new one. If your AC is displaying any of the following signs, then it’s time to consult with one of our HVAC professionals about the possibility of a Palm Beach Gardens, FL air conditioning replacement.

Continue Reading

Flooded Home? Consider Your Mold Risks

May 22nd, 2017

consider-mold-risks-flooded-homeWhen you have a plumbing emergency in your home, your risk for mold is probably the last thing on your mind. Instead, you might first be scrambling to find a professional plumber to fix the problem. Then, you are likely wondering how much it’s going to cost to clean or replace your water-soaked carpet, reduce the risk of electrical shock if the water was near any appliances, and frankly—just get your home back in order.

Below, we’ve discussed just how to clean up water damage in your home, whether it’s the result of burst pipes or if your home was flooded during a weather-related event. If you’re reading this after you’ve cleaned your home up and dried out your carpet though, what you may actually need is a professional Lake Worth, FL mold assessment appointment. In the meantime, keep reading for preventive measures to take should you ever experience an emergency like this in the future.

Continue Reading

Is It Beneficial to Run My Ceiling Fan All Day?

May 8th, 2017

ceiling-fan-beneficial

What many people do not realize about ceiling fans is that they do not actually cool the air in the room of which they’re running. People leave the ceiling fan on in the home all day, only to find that the room they come home to isn’t any cooler.

So you may be wondering, is there any point at all to using ceiling fans? Yes! However, there are correct ways to utilize this appliance, and potentially wasteful ways to use it as well.

Continue Reading