Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

What Air Conditioning System Is Best For You?

Monday, December 30th, 2019

couple-making-choiceWinter is here and we are days away from the first day of January…and we are talking about air conditioning? Yes! Because we are in Florida, most of us use our AC units far more than our heaters throughout the year, making cooling units a subject to discuss no matter what month it is.

Maybe you are in need of a new air conditioning unit for your home. Maybe you are looking to switch to a new type of system. Whatever your reasoning, if you are in the market for air conditioning installation in West Palm Beach, FL, we can help. Not only do we offer top-tier installation services, but we also have the knowledge you need to help you choose the AC system that will best meet your needs.

Temperatures may be getting brisker at the moment, but that actually makes it the best time to look into a new air conditioning unit. Let’s dive into your options

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Why Professional AC Repair is Vital

Monday, December 16th, 2019

technician-repairing-ACThe wintertime holiday season is here but Boca Raton is going to have a warm, temperate December, which is par for the course for us. Temperatures are expected to drop by just a few degrees soon, just in time to give us a Christmas week in the 70s…accompanied by thunderstorms galore.

Before those clouds roll in though, we want to ask if your AC system is ready to continue keeping you cool throughout the rest of the year and into 2020, especially should you play host to your family and friends in the coming days. If you aren’t sure of your answer, you may be in need of professional air conditioning repair in Boca Raton, Fl.

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Why DIY AC Repair Spells Trouble

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

trained-hvac-technicianThe holidays are in full swing, which means lots of gatherings, food, and fun. Here in Boca Raton, it also means our air conditioners are likely going to be running quite steadily too, since our climate doesn’t exactly get too chilly. You want your home to be comfortably temperate and you should be able to achieve that as long as your system keeps on going.

But what happens when your AC stops chugging along and starts clanking the day away?

If and when you encounter a repair need for your air conditioner (and you will–they don’t last forever, unfortunately) you might be tempted to try to fix the issue yourself. While this option might seem faster or cheaper, we want you to know that it is vital to get help from a trained HVAC technician rather than trying to take on repairs yourself.

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Should I Repair or Replace My HVAC System

Monday, November 18th, 2019

air-conditioner-with-tools-and-technicianThe heat certainly hasn’t gone anywhere. However, it is becoming a little less aggressively warm and there is a chance that you might be able to use your air conditioning system a little less than normal. On those days that you discover you can stay comfortable without your cooling system running, you may want to take the chance to consider if it is time to check on it.

Your cooler sees a lot of wear and tear because it gets used throughout a large portion of the year. Maintenance will keep it running for a good long while, but eventually all that use adds up. When it does, this creates a need for repairs or, if your system has been around long enough to earn its driver’s license, a replacement.

If you aren’t sure whether your cooling HVAC in Fort Lauderdale, FL needs to be repaired or fully replaced, we can help.

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Does My Heat Pump Need a Tune-Up?

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?”

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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