Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

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Is It Beneficial to Run My Ceiling Fan All Day?

May 8th, 2017

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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.

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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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