Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for April, 2015

Should I Be Using UV Germicidal Lights in My Home?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Protecting the quality of the air that surrounds you in your home should be a top priority. For a number of reasons, though, indoor air quality is often overlooked, even as homeowners scramble to heat and cool their homes in an efficient and effective manner. Our technicians know just how vital air of a high quality is to your overall comfort and even to your health, though. That is why we have put together some information to help you determine if you’d benefit from the installation of UV germicidal lights in your West Palm Beach, FL home. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding the use of UV germicidal lights, or if you’d like to schedule service with a member of the Envirotech Air Quality Services team. 

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Signs That It’s Time for a Thorough Duct Cleaning

Monday, April 20th, 2015

If you, like so many other homeowners, choose to heat and cool your home with a system of air ducts, then it is vital that you keep your ductwork in fine working condition. This requires more than ensuring that your air ducts are not torn or disconnected, though; it also means that your air ducts must be immaculately clean within. The buildup of pollutants within your ductwork can lead to a number of different problems. Fortunately, they are nothing that a professional duct cleaning in West Palm Beach, FL cannot handle. We’ve put together some tips below to help you to determine if you are in need of a thorough duct cleaning. If so, make sure that Envirotech Air Quality Services is the company that you call to get the job done right.

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How Can I Repair My Air Ducts?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

When in prime working condition, air ducts are an effective and convenient way in which to ensure that conditioned air from your HVAC system is able to reach all of the corners of one’s home. The problem is, though, that many different problems may develop with air ducts. Over time, moisture dripping onto ductwork can lead to corrosion, for example, while remodeling or plumbing services may inadvertently result in the tearing of air ducts. Whatever the cause of damage to your air ducts, you are wise to have them repaired as soon as a problem is evident. You are also wise to accept the fact that only professionals can complete effective duct repairs. Schedule your duct repair services in West Palm Beach, FL with Envirotech Air Quality Services. 

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Option for Cooling My Home?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Recent years have seen a lot of advancements in the residential cooling industry. With this in mind, modern homeowners really must stop and carefully consider their next move when trying to determine how best too cool their homes. One option that the professional HVAC technicians at Envirotech Air Quality Services often recommend to our valued clients in the West Palm Beach, FL area is the heat pump. Heat pumps offer a number of unique benefits to homeowners seeking the ideal residential cooling system. Consider the information below, and contact a member of our staff with any further questions that you may have. If, after careful consideration, you decide that a heat pump is the right option for your home, know that you can count on us to install and service your heat pump with the greatest of care.

In terms of whole-house cooling, heat pumps operate much like a traditional split central air conditioning system. Heat is removed from the air in your home, and the cooled air is then redistributed throughout the house via a system of air ducts. Heat pumps are a bit more advanced in their operation, though, and are actually able to reverse their refrigerant cycle with the use of a component called the reversing valve. This is what really sets this type of air conditioning system apart.

In truth, calling a heat pump an air conditioning system is only half right. Reversing the refrigerant cycle means that a heat pump can actually use the ambient heat in the air outside in order to heat a home during the winter season. Not only is this incredibly convenient, allowing for year round comfort while using just one system, but it also allows you to heat your house with great efficiency. The heat in the air outside is the main source of heat, and only a small amount of electricity is used in order to facilitate the heat transfer process. Because our winters are relatively mild, a heat pump is actually a very appropriate heating system as well.

Heat pumps are a great option for any homeowner in this area to consider, but they are not for everyone; no HVAC system is. Weigh your options carefully, and remember to enlist the help of a trained professional to guarantee that you make your choice wisely. If you decide that a heat pump is ideal for your home, Envirotech Air Quality Services is here to help you get the very best performance that yours has to offer.

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Ways You May Be Damaging Your AC System

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

No air conditioning system will last forever, so you can expect to have to make repairs at some point in time. But are your actions incidentally contributing to a fast decline? If you don’t follow a few simple steps to keep your AC in prime condition, your air conditioner may actually fail long before its expected lifespan is over. You may also find yourself in need of repairs frequently. Call Envirotech Air Quality Services for air conditioning repair in Lake Worth, and take a look at some of the ways you may actually add to your AC’s woes.

  • Leaving your air filter untouched. Most homeowners associate the air filter in their HVAC systems with improving the indoor air quality. It’s true that this filter eliminates some harmful contaminants, but it also keeps your air conditioner out of trouble, as long as it’s kept clean. A dirty filter is too clogged for air to pass through with ease, so your air conditioning system will struggle to suck in warm air from the home, leading to mechanical problems.
  • Waiting to call for repairs. When a minor cooling issue comes your way, you may feel that you have time to delay air conditioning service for a while longer. But if you wait too long to schedule repairs, the problem can only worsen; it won’t get better on its own. You may end up with a total breakdown on your hands before long, on a day that you need it the most.
  • Running it non-stop throughout the day. If you keep your air conditioner running at low temperatures throughout the day, you’ll only wear out your system sooner. For optimum efficiency and lifespan, keep the temperature as high as is comfortable in the warmer months, and program your thermostat so that the temperature is higher when you’re away.
  • Neglecting to schedule maintenance. We recommend scheduling professional maintenance each year to keep your system out of trouble and at peak performance. A professional tune up includes cleaning and adjustments which can also dramatically lower your bills.

Get in touch with an expert at Envirotech Air Quality Services as soon as you notice trouble with your air conditioner. Call us today for air conditioning repair, maintenance, and more in Lake Worth and the nearby areas.

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