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

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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Why Ductless Systems Make Good Investments

Monday, July 29th, 2019

ductless-air-handler-being-turned-on-by-remoteDid you know you could cool and heat your home all from one system? True, we rarely need to add heat on any given day in the West Palm Beach area, but that’s even more of a reason to get a 2-in-1 system rather than replacing a furnace or some other heating system that’s barely used when it gets too old.

For many homeowners in our area, a ductless system (also called a ductless mini-split due to its setup), ductless systems are becoming the preferred choice. They’re great for affordably and conveniently keeping your home comfortable all year long.

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A Malfunctioning AC Compressor: Should You Repair or Replace?

Monday, July 15th, 2019

compressor-in-outdoor-ac-unitOver the years, there are a variety of issues that can crop up with your HVAC systems. Particularly your air conditioner, which goes through a considerable amount of work.

You may find yourself facing problems like refrigerant leaks, failed capacitors, or breached ductwork. Fortunately, most of these are fairly simple to repair, and in many cases even possible to prevent.

There is one air conditioner problem, however, that is particularly unpleasant to face and doesn’t have a simple solution—a broken down or damaged compressor.

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Is Your Heat Pump Struggling?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

heating-and-cooling-vent-high-on-wallIf you have a heat pump system, it likely spends the majority of its time in “cooling mode.” That’s understandable, but it’s important that you remember what this much demand on a mechanical system means. Summertime is the most stressful time of year for your heat pump, which means even more here, where it’s pretty much always hot.

Now is the most likely time for problems to occur, but if you are able to identify any heat pump problems before they grow worse, you can potentially avoid a sudden breakdown. Keep reading for some of the signs that your heat pump needs repair:

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Common Air Conditioning Myths, Debunked

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

white-question-mark-on-blue-circle-on-white-backgroundWhen it comes to getting the most efficient use out of your air conditioner, there is a lot of information out there. For instance, you might have read that you need professional maintenance done on your system once a year (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump). You might have heard that if a compressor dies it’s best to replace the whole AC system (in most cases, this is true).

Unfortunately, there are also less helpful tips that homeowners have heard and believed over the years—tips that, if followed, can be detrimental to the overall performance and functionality of your cooling system. We’ve debunked some of the most common below.

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Ductless Systems Have These Unique Service Needs

Monday, May 20th, 2019

technician-working-on-ductless-air-handler

Are you using one of the most popular and highly efficient HVAC systems on the market today? That is, are you utilizing a ductless heat pump?

Instead of operating through a system of ductwork connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems essentially break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distribute conditioned air throughout the living space via mini air handlers mounted on the walls.

If you already have a ductless system in place, then you know this. If you’re considering purchasing one, great! We do want you to make an educated choice, however, and this means looking at all aspect of ductless units, including their unique service requirements. Just like any other type of HVAC system, ductless systems can experience problems. But sometimes their repair needs can be a bit different than a traditional air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace.

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How to Boost Your Cooling Efficiency

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

house-cutout-against-blue-skyOne of the most common questions our technicians get about air conditioning systems is how to spend less on using them each month. In other words, how do you use your air conditioner most efficiently in order to lower your energy bills? Considering how unbearably hot it gets in our area, it’s only natural that you may wonder this as well.

The good news is, in addition to scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance, there are a number of free ways to boost your cooling efficiency. Keep reading for tips on how to use your air conditioner most efficiently, and give us a call if you suspect operational problems.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Malfunctioning?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

outdoor-air-conditioner-unitSummer may not be here yet, but for homeowners in our area, summer is practically all year long. This means your air conditioner goes through a lot of work, and you should be keeping a close eye on the operation of this system to make sure no problems arise.

Summer is the number one time of the year for AC problems to develop in our area. So if you want yours to stay in top shape, you should keep a sharp eye out for warning signs that your system is in bad shape. The faster you can identify that your air conditioner is having problems, the faster you can get it repaired and the better off you’ll be. Take a look at some of the signs that your AC system needs to be repaired right away:

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What to Look at When Buying a New AC

Monday, March 25th, 2019

woman-looking-concerned-or-surprisedIf you’ve been thinking about investing in a West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning installation, now is the time. Our temperatures are already warm, but spring is still a great season to take a good hard look at your air conditioner and decide if you’re ready to head into another Florida summer while relying on it. After all, you don’t want it to stop working on you on the hottest day of the year. If you think you have an air conditioner that’s at a high risk of failing you this summer, please give our team a call to talk about your replacement options.

Rushing into an AC purchase can end up being a mistake, as you can wind up with a system that’s not properly matched to your home. Our professionals can help you navigate the many factors that go into buying the most efficient cooling system for your needs, starting by looking at the systems’ efficiency ratings. We’re talking about an AC’s EER and SEER. Read on to learn more!

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There’s No Bad Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, February 25th, 2019

air-conditioning-technician-working-on-air-conditionerWith temperatures staying relatively cool for now, you may not be using your air conditioner on a 24/7 basis. Therefore, if it’s shown any signs of disrepair, you’re probably tempted to wait. But soon enough those temperatures will rise again, and the last thing you need is to be stuck with a completely broken-down AC system when you need it the most. So why wait? Now is as good a time of any to take care of your air conditioning repair needs.

Of course, in order to do this, you need to know you have AC repair needs in the first place, right? Keep reading to learn some of the most common signs that you have an air conditioner in need, and contact our team when you’re ready to schedule service.

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