Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for January, 2013

West Palm Beach Indoor Air Quality Tip: UV Germicidal Lights Vs. Air Cleaners

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Are you trying to decide whether you should install a UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) light or an air cleaner in your West Palm Beach home? Call the indoor air quality experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services to help you decide by going over each type of air filtration system. Both systems can target certain indoor air pollutants, but it’s best to compare the systems if you aren’t sure which one is right for you.

UV germicidal lights destroy harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, that spread sickness. They can also help eliminate mold and mildew spores that can cause allergic reactions or other respiratory issues. UV germicidal lights are installed inside ductwork or near the air handler of your HVAC system so that these harmful organisms are not distributed throughout your home when you turn on your heating or cooling system.

Air cleaners are also installed to work with your heating and AC system. There are two basic types of air cleaners: electronic and mechanical air cleaners, and each target different types of indoor air pollutants. Mechanical air cleaners target larger particles, while electronic air cleaners target smaller particles. Neither are designed to provide the type of protection that UV germicidal lights can provide. For ultimate protection, some homeowners choose to install both UV germicidal lights and air cleaners.

While you can help improve indoor air quality and reduce allergies with a combination of air cleaners and UV germicidal lights, there are other considerations, such as proper ventilation, that can also improve the indoor air quality in your West Palm Beach area home.

Get started today with an indoor air quality assessment with Envirotech Air Quality Services. We can help you get cleaner, healthier air inside your home, so call any time to learn more about our indoor air quality services!

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Wellington, FL Mold Removal Question: How Is Mold Remediation Done?

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Here in Florida where the humidity levels tend to be high, mold can be a serious problem for many households. Not only does mold have a foul odor, it can also be hazardous to your respiratory health. Mold reproduces by releasing millions of spores into the air, which can have a serious impact on the air quality in your home.

When you have a mold infestation, you should never try to get rid of it yourself. Not only does this pose a health hazard to you, but the mold will likely just grow back. When you have a mold problem in Wellington, FL, you should always call a professional mold remediation specialist. At Envirotech, we have the necessary equipment, training and licensing to perform complete mold remediation services in Wellington, FL.

Signs of Mold Growth

If you’re not sure if you have a mold problem, here are some of the signs.

  • Musty odor – Mold has a distinct musty smell. If you start to notice that smell in your home, you should probably call for a mold inspection. You may also notice the smell when you turn on your heating or air conditioning system. This could mean that you have mold in your ducts.
  •  Allergies – Mold spores are often a source of allergic reactions for many people. If you start to notice that you are sneezing or coughing more often, it might be that mold has started to grow in your home.
  • Water and moisture – If you have recently had a water leak, a burst pipe or flooding, there is a good chance that mold has started to grow. If your home was not properly cleaned, sanitized and dried after the water damage, mold can start to grow there.
  • Moisture meter – This tool measures the moisture in porous materials in your home like wood, concrete and drywall. This helps our mold remediation specialists determine if the mold growth was a one-time event or if it persistent because of high moisture levels in your home.
  • HEPA vacuums – HEPA filters are very strong filters that are designed to remove a large quantity of contaminants from the air.
  • Humidity gauge – As its name implies, this device lets us measure the humidity in your home.
  • Chemicals – At Envirotech, we use EPA registered cleaning agents to safely and responsibly remove the mold in your home.

Tools of Mold Remediation

If you have any questions about mold remediation in Wellington, FL, call Envirotech today!

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Save up to $2, 200 with Tax Incentives and Rebates!

Friday, January 18th, 2013


HVAC Rebates | Palm Beach | Envirotech Air


Recently approved legislation reinstated the 25C tax credits for qualified high-efficiency HVAC equipment that expired at the end of 2011. Homeowners who purchase a new high efficiency HVAC system qualify for a federal tax credit of 10% of the purchase price up to $300.

Coupled with FPL rebates, this can reduce the cost of installing a new high efficiency AC system by as much as much as $2, 200 (depending on the tonnage and SEER efficiency rating of the new system.)

Contact Envirotech today to see how we can help you find a system that fits your needs and your budget. FINANCING AVAILABLE!

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West Palm Beach Mold Removal Guide: Why Schedule Professional Mold Remediation Services?

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Few problems that a homeowner may encounter in their house can cause as big a headache as the discovery of mold. If mold is found in your house you need to contact a professional mold remediation service provider rights away. The sooner you are able to resolve the mold issue in your West Palm Beach home the better, both for the condition of your home and your own health. Should mold make its way into your home, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services to handle your mold remediation services. We are always happy to help make your home a healthier place to live.

Only a professional mold remediation service provider can handle your mold problem successfully and safely. Mold can grow very quickly, and by the time it is discovered the safety of your home may already be compromised. The quick, efficient resolution of this problem is necessary to ensure the safety of your home.

If mold is not caught quickly and completely, effectively removed it can continue to release spores into the air. You will not be able to see these spores most likely, but you will be able to see their effects. That is because when these spores land they begin to grow. This can be a real concern if you have any water issues or your home is prone to flooding. Damp areas promote mold growth.

Once your West Palm mold remediation specialist has completely removed the mold from your home, efforts must be made to reduce the moisture levels in your home. A good dehumidifier can go a long way in the fight against the recurrence of your mold problem. The advice of a qualified professional in this situation is a great resource. Be sure to ask questions and to be open to the solutions suggested by your service provider.

The fight against mold problems in your West Palm Beach home is simply not one that you can fight on your own. To protect your home from the dangers that mold can create, you must call a professional mold remediation service provider. Call Envirotech Air Quality Services the moment you even suspect a mold problem in your home.

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3 Potential Benefits to Your Lake Worth, FL Business from HVAC Maintenance

Monday, January 7th, 2013

When you run a business you do not want to leave anything to chance. If you operate a business in the Lake Worth, FL area you may think that you are too busy to worry about problems such as commercial HVAC maintenance, but the truth is that you cannot afford to ignore this necessary service.

There are a number of potential benefits in keeping up with regular commercial HVAC maintenance. At Envirotech Air Quality Services, we believe that it is important for business owners to consider these examples before deciding that HVAC maintenance is not a priority. Contact us when you decide to schedule service.

  1. A comfortable environment is a great way to keep your business productive. If your employees are leaving their comfortable homes to come into work every morning you should not be putting their comfort in their work space at risk. Keep your commercial HVAC equipment operating properly and you’ll see your employees’ appreciation in their work.
  2. There is no way to make the great first impression that you are undoubtedly aiming for if you are meeting with potential investors, customers or employees in an uncomfortable environment. If you cannot be bothered to provide workers and guests to your place of business with a comfortable experience you will probably not instill much confidence into these people. Make the right impression with a comfortable, professional work place.
  3. Regular, professional maintenance is the best way for you to cut down on the need for repair services. Your commercial HVAC system, no matter the size of your business, is under near constant stress. Scheduling routine maintenance will ensure proper operation of the different components comprising this system, allowing for safe, efficient and dependable operation.

For more information about how regular HVAC maintenance can benefit your business, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Call today to schedule service in Lake Worth, FL.

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