Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Everyone at Envirotech Air Quality Services wants to wish you a very happy New Years! We hope you have a fun (and safe!) time saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in the new.

If you are a person who makes resolutions, why not try to make your home more environmentally-friendly next year? Upgrading your air conditioning system can reduce the amount of energy you need to keep your home comfortable. You can also save energy by adding insulation and sealing any air leaks. A greener home is not only better for the environment, but it also saves you money by reducing your utility bills. Call Envirotech Air Quality Services to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your HVAC system.

Have a great New Year’s Eve!

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Happy Holidays from Your Local West Palm Beach HVAC Contractor!

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Everyone at Envirotech Air Quality Services wishes you a very happy holiday! We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful customers who make our business possible. We look forward to working with you in the future. Have a wonderful celebration, and enjoy this time with friends and family!

And a quick reminder, if you haven’t yet scheduled a maintenance visit for your HVAC system, you could be losing money. Annual maintenance will not only cut down on repair costs, but it also ensures that your system is running as efficiently as possible, which lowers utility bills. A comfortable, efficient home is a gift that everyone can appreciate.

Happy Holidays from Envirotech Air Quality Services!

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Why You Need Professional Mold Removal in Wellington, FL

Monday, December 17th, 2012

There are few situations that may besiege your home less desirable than the development of a mold problem. The growth of mold in your Wellington, FL home poses a serious indoor air quality problem and can create a serious health hazard when the spores are airborne. This is not a situation that your air filters and cleaners are capable of handling. If you or an inspector have discovered mold growth in your home it is important that you call Envirotech right away. We have the mold removal services you need to make your home a cleaner, safer place to live.

Your risk for mold growth is increased if you have experienced any flooding or water damage in your home. It is always a good idea to have a Wellington, FL mold removal professional inspect your home following such an event. Do not let an unfortunate problem like water damage become a serious health risk.

Mold releases spores into the air in your home, which can then enter your air duct system and be dispersed throughout your entire home. If you find a patch of mold you must understand that cutting that patch out and cleaning it up is not enough to solve the problem or eliminate the risk. The mold may have infiltrated your ductwork and begun growing in different areas of your home by the time you discover that one area of growth.

Only a professional mold remediation expert can help you completely resolve your mold problems in Wellington, FL. Part of this process, in addition to removing existing mold, is to take the necessary measure to prevent it from developing again. We have the information and products you need to control moisture levels in your home and to recognize the threat of another mold problem before it begins. Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today to get the mold removal solutions you need and the air quality you deserve.

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West Palm Beach Heating Tip: What Happens During Routine Heating Maintenance Visits

Monday, December 10th, 2012

One of the best things you can do for your West Palm Beach area home is schedule routine heating maintenance visits with Envirotech Air Quality Services. This should happen at least once a year, and twice a year if you have a heat pump that both heats and cools your home.

Ideally, this visit should take place before the heating season begins, but you can schedule it at any time. Here are some of the things your technician will do during that visit.

When one of our qualified heating technicians performs a routine tune-up, the technician will thoroughly inspect the entire system, including the ductwork. This ensures that there are no hidden warning signs and gives the technician an opportunity to make any needed repairs or adjustments before they cause larger problems.

These visits also give us an opportunity to test the efficiency and provide tips or suggestions on the ways you can improve overall home efficiency. You can also help maintain efficiency by changing air filters, vacuuming out air vents, and ensuring that nothing is hindering proper airflow.  If we see any major causes for concern, such as a furnace that is about to wear out, we will give you an honest assessment and go over your options so that you can decide whether to repair or replace.

If you decide that it is more cost-effective to replace your heater, we can go over the many different high-efficiency models that we can install for you. Don’t wait until a minor issue becomes a major repair and expense.

It’s never too late to get a tune-up! If you need to schedule your heating maintenance visit with Envirotech Air Quality Services, call one of our West Palm Beach heating specialists any time!

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Lake Worth, FL Heat Pump Guide: How to Make Your Heat Pump Clean Your Air

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

If you live in Lake Worth, Florida and you have a heat pump, you likely use the cooling mode much more often than the heating mode. We are fortunate to have such warm weather and to have cooling equipment to keep our homes comfortable. But air quality is still an issue for many homes in the Lake Worth, FL area. In fact, the EPA suggests that indoor air quality is one of the top 5 leading threats to respiratory health in the United States. Ask anyone who suffers from allergies and they’ll tell you that even when they run their AC all year long, they still have problems with their air quality. While heat pumps do offer a degree of humidity control, by themselves they probably aren’t very good at filtering your air. At Envirotech Air Quality Services, we want our customers to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why we thought it would be helpful if we explained what you can do to make your heat pump work to clean your air.

How Does Air Quality Suffer in Lake Worth, FL?

Most of us keep our homes closed up tightly because we run our AC systems so much. We want to keep that cool air inside as much as possible. Because of that, air pollutants like dust, mold, pet dander and pollen can start to build up inside your air. This has a negative impact on the quality of air that you breath inside your home.

How Your Heat Pump Can Help

Your heat pump is responsible for cooling and heating all of the air in your home. The fan inside of it blows that air through your ductwork to each of your rooms. Your heat pump is perfectly situated to filter the air moving through your home. A whole home filtration system that works in conjunction with your heat pump is a terrific way to greatly increase the quality of air that you breathe in your home.

How Whole Home Air Filtration and Purification Works

Air filtration systems use either a mechanical or electronic filter to remove unwanted particles from the air. These filters are normally installed in the air handler or in the duct work of your home. Depending upon what kind of contaminants you want to remove, you can choose which type of filter you want.

Air purification is only slightly different than air filtration. Air purification systems actually work by destroying organic particles in the air. These types of systems include ultra violet germicidal lights that are placed inside your ducts. While ultra-violet light is virtually harmless to humans (unless you stand in the sun for too long) it is deadly to organisms like bacteria, mold spores and viruses. When you install UV lights in your ducts they can destroy these contaminants before they reach your lungs.

If you’re interested in learning more about home air filtration systems for the heat pump in your Lake Worth, FL home, contact the experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services. We have years of experience installing air filters and air purification systems. We would love to talk with you about the options that are available to you. Give us a call today!

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