Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Common “End of Season” AC Repair Needs

Monday, October 21st, 2019

technician-working-on-outside-air-conditioner-unitLet’s face it, fall may be here according to the calendar but it really doesn’t feel much different here in Palm Beach, Fl. With temperatures that rarely drop below the 70s, we truly don’t have to worry about warming our homes much, if at all. Our HVAC systems are tasked, however, with keeping our homes cool nearly year-round.

When you put that kind of demand on a cooling system, you can imagine the level of wear and tear it can create. Without proper care, your air conditioning system can easily run into problems because of how often it is used.

So what might be some “end of season” issues that your cooler might be running into? We can give you the details on potential repair needs that your system might need help with below.

And while you are reading, you should consider getting the ball rolling by scheduling repair service for your Palm Beach, Fl HVAC system sooner than later.

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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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3 Common Cooling Issues You May Encounter This Summer

Monday, March 14th, 2016

In an ideal world, you’ll never run into any issues using your cooling system. However, even well-maintained air conditioners need regular maintenance and occasional repairs. Hopefully you don’t face any detrimental issues this summer. However, read on for 3 common cooling issues you might encounter, to help you prepare if you find yourself needing repairs.

1. Your Unit Doesn’t Turn On

There are a couple different factors that may be at play here. Your first instinct may be to call for repairs, and we’ll be happy to help. However, first you should check to see that your thermostat is set in the “cooling” position, and that your system is receiving power. Though these may seem obvious, the fact is that with multiple occupants in the home, settings can get adjusted without your knowing. Of course if your system is still having electrical problems after you’ve checked this, you’ll need the assistance of an experienced HVAC technician.

2. Your Unit Blows Warm Air

Dirty filters are a very common culprit for warm air. It’s not that your AC isn’t producing cold air, but that the cooler air can’t flow through the ductwork properly. Clean air filters will not only help this, it protects the inside components of your AC and helps it perform properly. You should also make sure that the outside unit is running, and that there are no leaves, dirt, or other debris obstructing airflow. One last thing that may be causing warm air to flow through your system is insufficient refrigerant, which a licensed HVAC professional will need to replenish for you.

3. Your Unit Cycles Frequently or Will Not Turn Off

If your AC unit is too large for your home, it will go through a process called short-cycling. This is when it shuts off and on rapidly. This rapid cycling can also occur if an air handler is blowing cool air directly onto the thermostat. On the contrary, if your system won’t cycle off, the unit may be too small for your home. It could also be due to low refrigerant levels or a faulty relay switch. Either of these would need to be repaired by a professional.

Call Envirotech Air Quality Services for air conditioner repair and maintenance in Wellington, FL and surrounding areas.

 

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AC Problems You Need An Air Conditioning Professional to Fix

Monday, April 16th, 2012

In a hot climate, it’s great to be cool. Air conditioning lets us sleep and helps us be our best through the hottest days.  It’s such a part of our lives that it’s easy to forget that our air conditioners must be regularly maintained.

Some things are easy for the homeowner.  Other repairs are complicated, technical and require a professionally certified HVAC company like Envirotech Air Quality Services to accomplish.

Doing the Basics

For window mounts or the big units on the side of the house, regular cleanings and a filter change should be a part of every season. It’s not hard to remove the cover and replace the panel of webbing that catches lint and other particles out of your conditioned air.

Some warm water and a good shot of compressed air gently on the exposed fins will help to increase the longevity of the unit.  Be careful not to put pressure on the fragile fins and coils or use hot water that could cause corrosion.

Make sure the drain is clear, always cover the unit or store it away when more naturally cool temperatures take over and you’ve got conditioned air and relative peace of mind in the years ahead.

Big Problems

Without the regular service, however, your  air conditioner begins to work much harder to produce the same amount (or less) of cool joy and parts begin to break down.  With total neglect, the unit itself may need replacement much sooner than was promised when you paid for it. These are repairs that could be avoided and require a professional to make.

The key ingredient to cooling is a chemical called a refrigerant that is capable of transforming rapidly from gas to liquid and back again at low temperatures. This runs through two intricate tubes, a compressor, and a critical expansion valve that controls the process.  It is a delicate and complicated process that calls for expertise and the right tools, especially since the refrigerant is considered hazardous and requires special handling.

When the air gets stuffy, it could be that the fan is the problem.  Belts could be worn, loose or broken.  The motor may be low on oil and is stained to the breaking point.

If mysterious signs of water or mold are showing up on the inside of the house near the unit, there could be a problem with the condensate that is released with the heat when air is cooled.  This could be a simple or complicated fix, but should be checked out professionally to ensure all is well.

We offer 24 hour service, so give Envirotech Air Quality Services a call anytime if you are having trouble with your air conditioner!

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