Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog

Does My Heat Pump Need a Tune-Up?

November 4th, 2019

heat-pump-being-adjusted-by-technicianYou rely on your heat pump year-round but more often than not you use it to keep your home cool and comfortable for the many warm days that we enjoy here in West Palm Beach. Those convenient air handlers help you to save money and manage the temperature inside your house without taking up too much space.

At the end of the day, you really should appreciate all the hard work your heat pump does because without it you would be sweating your days away in discomfort. And it even helps keep you warm when the air outside gets a little cooler than normal.

Because your heat pump helps keep you comfortable it is worth it to ensure that this system stays in good working order. The question is, how do you know when it is time for a tune-up?

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Common “End of Season” AC Repair Needs

October 21st, 2019

technician-working-on-outside-air-conditioner-unitLet’s face it, fall may be here according to the calendar but it really doesn’t feel much different here in Palm Beach, Fl. With temperatures that rarely drop below the 70s, we truly don’t have to worry about warming our homes much, if at all. Our HVAC systems are tasked, however, with keeping our homes cool nearly year-round.

When you put that kind of demand on a cooling system, you can imagine the level of wear and tear it can create. Without proper care, your air conditioning system can easily run into problems because of how often it is used.

So what might be some “end of season” issues that your cooler might be running into? We can give you the details on potential repair needs that your system might need help with below.

And while you are reading, you should consider getting the ball rolling by scheduling repair service for your Palm Beach, Fl HVAC system sooner than later.

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When Is the Best Time for an Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

October 7th, 2019

air-conditioner-unit-outside-homeYou like making sure that your home is run well, from the chores list to the operational efficiency of your appliances. You make the most of scheduling maintenance for your home comfort systems. But one of the biggest questions on your mind is, “When is the absolute best time to get a tune-up for my air conditioner?”

Thankfully, we can offer you an answer. It is actually during the off-season.

Read on to learn more about the best time to schedule AC maintenance!

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5 Signs You Need AC Repairs Now

September 23rd, 2019

vent-register-on-wallLet’s face it: the fall season does not mean your air conditioner will be turning off anytime soon. Florida tends to enjoy keeping the climate warm and humid year-round, which is why your cooling system sees a lot more action than your heating system.

Because your AC tends to take on more work, it also sustains more wear and tear. Especially with the risk of thunderstorms and continued high heat on the horizon, you will want to make sure that your equipment is in peak working order, keeping your home dry and cool.

Before your air conditioner gives out when you need it the most, you should determine if it might be time for a repair.

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“Pop, Bang, Boom”: Sounds You Never Want Your AC to Make

September 9th, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsIt’s going to start to cool down soon in other parts of the country, and homeowners will begin to prepare their heaters for the winter ahead. But those of us here in the Fort Lauderdale area are still using AC systems on a pretty routine basis. That said, those AC systems go through a lot, accumulating wear and tear faster than AC systems in other parts of the country.

That wear and tear may present itself as loose components, causing banging noises within your system, or a dirty compressor, which will cause it to “hard-start” and create what sounds like a booming noise. These aren’t the only sounds to be concerned with when it comes to your air conditioner—and when you do hear any of the sounds we’re about to describe below, you’ll want to make sure you contact a pro for inspection right away.

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“Can I Remove Ice from my AC Myself?”

August 26th, 2019

ice-on-air-conditionerThe short answer to this is “no,” but we promise to elaborate.

Essentially, trying to scrape ice off of your air conditioner yourself could end up further damaging it, plus removing the ice doesn’t solve the problem that caused the ice buildup to begin with!

So, what does cause that ice buildup? It’s not a normal occurrence, despite your air conditioner cooling the air. We understand how it could be easy to believe that ice might be involved, but transferring heat from one place to another using refrigerant as an air conditioner does, does not use ice, and shouldn’t create it either.

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Mold and Your Cooling System: What You Need to Know

August 12th, 2019

view-inside-ductwork-that-needs-cleaningCould you imagine even one summer day in your home without an air conditioner? We rely on these systems pretty heavily here in the Lake Worth area, so to be told something is wrong with your air conditioner can be pretty frustrating—especially if you’re told that problem is mold.

Fortunately, we are the team to turn to if mold is the issue, as we are one of the very few HVAC companies in the area who are licensed in mold remediation. But, we’re guessing you’d like to know what causes this problem and even more, how to prevent it. Read on to learn more!

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Why Ductless Systems Make Good Investments

July 29th, 2019

ductless-air-handler-being-turned-on-by-remoteDid you know you could cool and heat your home all from one system? True, we rarely need to add heat on any given day in the West Palm Beach area, but that’s even more of a reason to get a 2-in-1 system rather than replacing a furnace or some other heating system that’s barely used when it gets too old.

For many homeowners in our area, a ductless system (also called a ductless mini-split due to its setup), ductless systems are becoming the preferred choice. They’re great for affordably and conveniently keeping your home comfortable all year long.

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A Malfunctioning AC Compressor: Should You Repair or Replace?

July 15th, 2019

compressor-in-outdoor-ac-unitOver the years, there are a variety of issues that can crop up with your HVAC systems. Particularly your air conditioner, which goes through a considerable amount of work.

You may find yourself facing problems like refrigerant leaks, failed capacitors, or breached ductwork. Fortunately, most of these are fairly simple to repair, and in many cases even possible to prevent.

There is one air conditioner problem, however, that is particularly unpleasant to face and doesn’t have a simple solution—a broken down or damaged compressor.

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Common Causes of Mold Growth in Your AC (And What to Do about It!)

July 1st, 2019

corner-of-room-with-mold-and-mildewYou likely don’t think much about this problem—you might not even know it was a problem! But because your air conditioner provides you with the cool air that you breathe in every day during the summer and beyond, it’s definitely a problem that should concern you.

Sure, you could call someone to clean out your ducts, but is that really resolving the problem, or temporarily relieving symptoms? (Hint: It’s the latter!)

We’ll get to what you can do about mold growth that’s an effective solution. But first, let’s talk about the common causes of this mold development.

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