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

Tips to Boost HVAC Efficiency

Monday, February 11th, 2019

family-in-home-looking-comfortableWhile in other parts of the country homeowners have had to deal with freezing temperatures and worry over their heating efficiency and effectiveness, we’re just about getting ready to use our air conditioners on a daily basis again. In a city where it feels like we’re using those cooling systems nearly year round, it makes sense that you would like to do so as efficiently—affordably—as possible.

One way to do this is to make sure that you are having this HVAC system maintained on an annual basis (biannually if you’re using a heat pump) and that you’re keeping up on repair needs. Of course, lack of proper maintenance isn’t the only reason for potential AC inefficiency—and the good news is there is almost always something you can do to help boost your home’s HVAC efficiency. Read on!

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Is a Dirty HVAC Air Filter Really a Big Deal?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

man holding air filterThe short answer to this question is “yes,” but we don’t expect you to take that at face value. You may think that we tell you to change your air filter because a dirty one contaminates the air in your home, but this isn’t totally correct. Sure, an air filter can help with indoor air quality, but that is not why it’s in your HVAC system to begin with.

Rather than preventing allergens from moving back into your air stream, it’s designed to block particles from damaging the inside of your HVAC system by pummeling the components within with dirt, dust, and other debris. When your air filter becomes too dirty and clogged up, it can do just as much damage to your HVAC system, whether we’re talking about an air conditioner or a furnace or heat pump.

Keep reading for some specific reasons why a dirty HVAC air filter really is a big deal:

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Myths Your HVAC Contractor Wants to Debunk

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Myths or Facts concept with business woman hand drawing on blackboardThe internet is without a doubt a very useful resource when it comes to getting information on pretty much any problem you might have. However, sometimes too much information can cause issues, since not all that information is always true or applicable to your specific case (think: people who google minor symptoms and suddenly suspect their illness is far more severe than it actually is).

This false information, or lack of customized information, impacts what you do with your HVAC systems too—and unfortunately can lead you to make mistakes in regards to your system efficiency. You could wind up paying more for less comfort as a result. What you really need is an HVAC contractor in West Palm Beach, FL to tell you what’s what. That’s what we are here for! Keep reading to discover some of the most common myths that we’d like to debunk for you today.

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HVAC Efficiency Tips You Can Trust

Monday, February 26th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundWhen you live somewhere as hot as we do, it really doesn’t matter what time of the year it is—you need a fully effective and efficiently functioning air conditioning system. Unfortunately though, running your air conditioner can be costly, especially when temperatures are at their highest. And when they are that high, you likely want to blast your air conditioner—which is not only a waste of money but is also potentially damaging to the system itself.

The good news is, when you need an HVAC contractor in Fort Lauderdale, FL to give you some great energy-saving tips, you needn’t look too far! Our team is here to help you give your cooling system a break and to help you use that cooling system more efficiently so you don’t find yourself battling unaffordable energy bills.

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Can an HVAC Contractor Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

image of a house being handed from one hand to anotherWere you aware that your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of the outdoor air quality in the community where you live? This is particularly true in south Florida, where for a good majority of the year we deal with stifling humidity. Our homes are tightly built to allow for better AC efficiency, as is of course needed, but this makes your indoor air quality even worse.

The ideal relative humidity level in your home is between 30-50%. For most of the year, ours is well above 50%, leading to excess moisture in the home which results in mold and mildew development and other problems that affect the health of your family and the physical structure of your house. But, can a Fort Lauderdale, FL HVAC contractor improve your indoor air quality?

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