Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for November, 2012

3 Benefits to Expect After Your Heating Installation

Monday, November 26th, 2012

At Envirotech Air Quality Services, we’ve been installing new heating systems in the West Palm Beach area for many years. We love seeing the excited faces of our customers after we’ve done the job and they can get back to enjoying a comfortable home. We thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of some of the benefits that you will likely receive once your new system is in.

Increased Efficiency

Even in just the last 5 years there have been some big advancements in heating technology. If you’re replacing an older furnace or heat pump, you will most likely see an increase in efficiency. For example, many older furnaces have an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of about 60%. This rating measures how much of the fuel consumed by the furnace is actually turned into heat. With a 60% AFUE it means that the furnace is wasting 40% of the fuel that it burns. Newer furnaces can have an AFUE rating of 95% or higher.

Less Repairs

If you had an older system, you may have started to notice that it required more and more repair services. This is not only inconvenient, it can also be expensive. By replacing it, you’re setting your home up for more consistent heating services from your furnace.

More Comfort

With a new heating system in your home, you will likely enjoy more even and comfortable heating in your home. As heating systems age, one of the problems that people experience is uneven heating throughout their home. This is due, in part, to ductwork and old fans. With a new system, those issues will disappear and could potentially result in a more comfortable home.

If you’re interested in have a new heating system installed in your West Palm Beach home, contact the experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services. We can help you pick out the right system for your home and then make sure that it is installed correctly. Give us a call today! 

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Stuart FL Heating Tip: Why Schedule Heating Maintenance Now?

Monday, November 19th, 2012

You probably don’t think about the heating system in your Stuart, FL home very often.  However, you use it almost every day during the winter. It only makes sense that regular maintenance on it would also reduce the potential for costly heating repairs. Below, we’ve outlined some of the reasons why you should schedule regular heating maintenance visits for the heating system in your Stuart, FL home.

Reduced Repair Costs

When you get regular heating maintenance for your furnace or heat pump, it can potentially reduce repair costs. The reason why is that during regular maintenance visits, your heating technician will be able to find small issues before they become larger, expensive repairs. Fixing problems early is a great way to keep your heating system working well.

Extended Life

Another benefit of regular heating maintenance is that it can also potentially extend the life of your heating equipment.  Over time, your heating system will start to wear out. It will develop small issues that, if left unattended, may eventually cause the entire system to break down. When you have your system regularly inspected, the heating technician can catch these issues and fix them.

Increased Efficiency

As your heating system wears down, it has to work harder to heat your home. The bearings in your fan wear out, the fan belt deteriorates, etc.. All of these things slowly decrease the efficiency of your system. With regular maintenance, the process of deterioration can be slowed down. Your heating technician can replace fan belts, lubricate bearings, and keep your system working effectively. These kinds of regular maintenance projects increase the overall efficiency of your heating system.

If you’re interested in learning more about heating maintenance for your home in Stuart FL, then call the heating technicians at Envirotech Air Quality Services. We can help you develop a regular schedule for heating maintenance and make sure that your system is working as best as it can.

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What’s in Your Air? Why Indoor Air Quality Matters in Your Jupiter FL Home

Monday, November 12th, 2012

At Envirotech we believe that everyone deserves total comfort in their homes. We also believe that that is goal is not accomplished by simply maintaining comfortable air temperature. That is why we offer great products and services to help improve the quality of the air that you breathe in your Jupiter, FL home. If you have any concerns about indoor air quality in your home or are interested in learning more about how to improve it contact Envirotech today. We are always happy to help our customers improve their comfort and quality of life at home.

There are a lot of different airborne pollutants that can find their way into your home and which may have a negative effect on the quality of the air that you breathe. Dirt, dust and pet dander are among the most common and can seriously impact comfort for those residents already suffering from allergies or asthma. There are a number of other airborne pollutants that may also infiltrate your home, and these depend on a number of different conditions. The presence of smokers in your home, nearby construction, environmental considerations and even traffic patterns can lead to the presence of such contaminants indoors. There are also biological pollutants that may be reducing the quality of the air in your home, such as allergens and bacteria. These biological pollutants can pose a health risk for the people in your home, especially those with already weakened immune systems. This all may sound overwhelming, but the good news is that with the help of an indoor air quality expert from Envirotech you can have the clean, pure air you deserve in your home in no time.

There are a number of indoor air quality products that, when professionally installed, maintained and serviced, can provide you with the high-quality air that you need. Mechanical filters are a great way to start. These filters are installed in your heating and air conditioning system and trap airborne pollutants in their filtering materials as they pass through. Electronic air cleaners that give pollutants and electrical charge to remove them from the air are another option. If biological pollutants are a concern in your home you may want to consider the installation of UV germicidal lights. These devices use small, safe amounts of UV radiation to destroy biological pollutants, making your indoor air safer and pure.

For most homes a combination of air quality devices and services is the best way to approach an air quality problem. To start breathing better air in your Jupiter, FL home call the indoor air quality professionals at Envirotech today. We’ll help you determine the best course of action for your specific air quality needs.

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How to Get Your Wellington FL Heat Pump Ready for Winter

Monday, November 5th, 2012

With winter rapidly approaching you need to start thinking about preparing for the cold days and nights that lie ahead. This includes ensuring that your Wellington FL heat pump is prepared for the task of keeping you warm throughout the season. Here are a few simple tips to help you make sure that your heat pump is ready to perform. If you have any questions about how to make sure that you get the best heating performance possible from your heat pump call the experts at Envirotech for answers. We’re happy to help you get your heat pump ready for the winter season ahead.

First of all, clean out your air filters. This is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of your home heating system. Clean air filters means that there will be less airflow resistance, which in turn means that your heat pump will not have to work as hard to heat your home.

Also, make sure that all air intake registers are free of any blockages. Pull furniture away from walls, move boxes out of the way and make it as easy as possible for air to flow throughout your home. This allows for even, consistent heating throughout your home.

It is also important that you inspect you heat pump’s outdoor unit. Before you start using your heat pump this winter clear away any debris, branches and leaves that may have accumulated over the spring and summer. You need to be sure that the airflow around the outdoor heat pump unit is unobstructed. This improves efficiency while also reducing the risk of damage to your heat pump.

Finally, the most important thing that you can do to prepare you heat pump for winter is to call for professional maintenance service. There is no better way to ensure the proper, efficient and dependable performance you need from your heat pump. Schedule maintenance before you need to put your heat pump to use. This will allow your professional heat pump technician to tune up your system for maximum efficiency, and it is also a great opportunity to diagnose and repair any small or developing problems before they can cause serious headaches. Operating you heat pump in even slightly compromised condition degrades your system and increases the likelihood of a break down. Make sure that your heat pump is ready for action with regular professional maintenance.

Follow these simple steps and know that you’ll get the performance that you need from your Wellington FL heat pump this winter. Let Envirotech know if you have any more questions or would like to schedule service. We’re happy to help, so call today.

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