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

Tips to Improve Your IAQ

Monday, February 10th, 2020

woman-blowing-noseHere in West Palm Beach, the weather tends to have a trend: hot and humid. While we are thankful for our air conditioning systems providing a haven from the heat outside, sometimes it can feel a little worse to be breathing the air indoors than it does outdoors. This is normally a sign that you need to take stock of your indoor air quality.

Your indoor air quality (IAQ) can impact both your comfort while at home and your health in the long run, depending on what is getting through your vents. We want to make sure you are optimally comfy while at home so we want to give you some tips to improve your indoor air quality in West Palm Beach, FL.

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3 Things to Know About Mold Remediation

Monday, January 13th, 2020

mold-spotsMold is never something that anyone wants in their home. Whether it is a too-old banana or musty, unwashed clothing, mold growth is never fun. And this goes double, if not triple, for mold in your walls, floors, or air systems.

Unfortunately, while Florida can be a fun place to live in, it is also humid. Really humid. And all that moisture puts our homes at risk of developing mold. We are locals to the area so we understand the problem–and we’ve made ourselves the pros to turn to for mold remediation.

We want you to know what you’re dealing with when it comes to mold in your home and why it is so important to get it gone ASAP.  That’s why below we’ve listed three key facts to remember about mold remediation services and how they help you.

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality from your HVAC Ductwork

Monday, December 17th, 2018

UV lightsHow can you best improve the quality of your indoor air? Well, there are a number of ways. First off, we want to start by telling you that your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of the outdoors, so we’re glad you’re looking up ways to change that! We aren’t just talking about temperature, either, though that is what many homeowners think of when they hear the term indoor air quality.

Temperature is certainly not the only air quality problem you’ll face in your home, and definitely not the only factor to consider how healthy you are in your home. One way to ensure better indoor air quality and less health risk is by having UV germicidal lights installed in your ductwork. These systems are also referred to as UV lights or a UV air purifier. They work to eliminate harmful particles within your ducts—mold, mildew, and other microorganisms that can make you and your family sick.

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Is There Mold Hiding in Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

close up of mold growthWhen you live in the Boynton Beach area, you know that your home is prone to many issues unique to this environment. Namely, we’re talking about mold growth. There are steps you can take to prevent this problem in your home. Or, maybe you’ve never had a mold problem in your house. But, are you sure?

Unfortunately, there’s one area of your home that is not visually accessible, where mold could very well be hiding. We’re talking about your ductwork. Once it’s there, you’ll need a professional to come in for mold remediation if you want to protect your indoor air quality and your health. Fortunately for you, our team specializes in this type of air conditioning service in Boynton Beach, FL. But what if you could prevent this mold growth to begin with?

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This Winter, Don’t Let Cold Germs Get the Best of You!

Monday, December 18th, 2017

uv lightWhile it may be true that we don’t experience the freezing, dry-as-a-bone winters that other parts of the country do, there is still one winter woe that homeowners throughout the sunshine state have to contend with—cold and flu bugs.

There may not be much you can do to prevent the conditions that make these illnesses more common this time of year, but there is a way to help decrease the spread of germs in your home. A UV germicidal light installation in West Palm Beach, FL is a safe and effective way to make your home healthier and happier. Keep reading to learn more!

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Ductwork?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

upgrade-dyctwork-timeWhen it comes to caring for your home and your family, the last thing on your mind is probably the efficiency of your HVAC systems or your Royal Palm Beach, FL indoor air quality. However, you might be surprised to find just how much these two factors play a role to your home’s comfort and your family’s health.

And of all the components of your HVAC systems, your ductwork plays an integral role in just how efficiently and healthfully you are running your home. Damaged or improperly installed air ducts can cause air to leak into areas that aren’t meant to be conditioned, and can also cause contaminants and allergens to infiltrate your home.

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How Do Clean Ducts Improve Your AC Efficiency?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It’s the time of year when weather cools down a bit, and you finally have the chance to think about whether your AC system needs replacing or not. If it is time for you to consider an air conditioner replacement, we have good news for you! With the purchase of a 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) or higher air conditioner, we are offering a free UV light system to help improve your home’s indoor air quality and improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. But, why should this matter?

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Can Germicidal Lights Really Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Are you aware of the biological contaminants that could be infiltrating your home right this very minute? We don’t mean to startle you, however, we do have a solution for you! Germicidal lights—also referred to as UV air purifiers or UV lights—act as air purifiers, eliminating harmful particles from your HVAC system that could enter your indoor air. These particles include mold, mildew, and other various microorganisms. Keep reading to learn about the numerous benefits of germicidal lights.

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Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home

Monday, October 17th, 2016

High humidity is a well-known problem here in Florida. It makes us feel hotter than we already are on almost a daily basis as it doesn’t allow sweat to evaporate from the skin, and it can impact our indoor comfort as well. Humidity forces your air conditioner to work harder to cool you off, which is not good for energy efficiency.

Most importantly, the excess moisture brought on by high humidity levels creates a rather nasty problem in homes: mold. Mold spores spread easily and create health hazards for even the healthiest of homeowners. It can grow on carpet, clothing, the backside of drywall, areas inside walls, and more. While our staff includes licensed mold remediators, we’d like to share with you how you can potentially reduce the risk of mold growth in the first place.

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UV Lights and How They Help You

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The average homeowner doesn’t concern themselves too much with the amount of biological contaminants present in their indoor air. But they probably should, considering that this can make them quite ill. The best way to fight off these types of pollutants is with UV germicidal lights, also referred to as UV air purifiers. They do act as air purifiers, eliminating harmful particles from your HVAC system such as mold, mildew, and other microorganisms.

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