Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner’

5 Ways To Help Out Your AC This Summer

Monday, May 18th, 2020

overheated-woman-with-fanSummertime is never a season of low heat or dry breezes. Instead, it is usually filled with high temperatures and heavy humidity. This is exactly why it is important to have an effective air conditioning system around to help keep your home cool and dry. Even if you have a wonderful A/C system that has been able to keep you cool and comfortable over the years, it doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t appreciate a little help every now and again.

Your air conditioner works hard to keep you cool and can do this even more effectively with your help. There are several different things you can do that will help your system optimize its energy use and more effectively and easily cool your home. Interested in learning what additional habits you can add to your daily regimen to help keep things temperate? Read on!

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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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Guarantee Satisfaction with Your Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Quick, think of the 3 ways in which you’d ideally like to spend your money. If replacing your air conditioner didn’t make it into the top 3, we understand. Remember, though, that not all wise investments are the most exciting in theory. An air conditioning replacement in West Palm Beach, FL may not be that exhilarating, but it can certainly be hugely beneficial. Our summer season is just far too long and far too hot to take any chances with the operational quality or reliability of your home cooling system. If you think that you may need an air conditioning replacement, give us a call today. Our AC replacement professionals are here to guarantee your 100% satisfaction with your new air conditioning system. 

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Why Is My AC Working at Reduced Efficiency Levels?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

When  your utility bill comes in the mail each month, you shouldn’t open it with an impending sense of doom, nor should you be shocked by what you see upon reviewing it. That being said, there are a lot of reasons as to why your air conditioning system in Royal Palm Beach may start to operate at reduced efficiency levels. Considering just how long and hot our summer seasons can be, it is vital that any problems resulting in poor efficiency levels be resolved at once. While you should never attempt to service your system on your own, it does make sense to have some idea as to what can lead to subpar efficiency. Here are a few reasons as to why your system’s efficiency may slip. Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services to get your home cooling system back on track.

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Why a Frozen Evaporator Coil Is a Serious Problem

Monday, July 13th, 2015

You may not be a professional HVAC technician but, living in Florida, it is a good idea to have a general sense of how your AC functions. The evaporator coil is one of the most important components in the system, and any issues with your evaporator coil can leave you unable to cool your home in an effective or efficient manner. There are a few reasons as to why your evaporator coil may freeze up. It may be dirty, your air filter may be clogged up, or you could have a refrigerant leak. Regardless of what causes the problem, you must schedule prompt air conditioning repairs in Palm Beach Gardens. To do so, just dial our number and schedule your repairs with the experts here  at Envirotech Air Quality Services.

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3 Reasons to Consider an AC Replacement

Monday, June 15th, 2015

When we invest in something like an air conditioning system, we expect that system to last for a good, long while. That being said, no air conditioner is going to run forever. Determining when the time is right for an air conditioning replacement in West Palm Beach, FL, though, can be rather tricky. You don’t want to spend your money on an AC replacement when you don’t really need one, of course. However, it is also inadvisable to wait for your system to break down entirely before replacing it. Envirotech Air Quality Services has 3 tips to help you decide if the time is right for your air conditioning replacement service. If you decide to move ahead with your AC replacement, make sure that ours is the number that you dial.

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3 Ways That Your AC Installation Can Make or Break Its Performance

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

We all know how important it is to have a great air conditioning system installed in our homes. The summer weather around here is just far too hot, for far too much of the year, to take any chances with the quality of our air conditioners. What some homeowners may fail to realize, though, is just how important the quality of their air conditioning installation in West Palm Beach, FL really is.

Even the best air conditioning system will fail to impress if it is not installed by a skilled, trained professional. Below you’ll find some information regarding the impact, positive or negative, that your air conditioning installation can have on the overall performance of your system. If you are ready to schedule an outstanding air conditioning installation for your home, give Envirotech Air Quality Services a call today.

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AC Guide from Palm Beach: Indoor Air Conditioning Components

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Cool air on a hot day is a precious commodity, but modern technology has made it as basic in our lives as a part of most homes, businesses and the places we visit.  Often taken for granted, the process of air conditioning in Palm Beach has many components that combine to give us peace of mind and a good night’s sleep.

Air Conditioning 101

Utilizing a process of rapid evaporation and condensation, air conditioning is a process which involves the rapid evaporation and condensation of chemicals called refrigerants.  These are compounds that have properties allowing them to change from gas to liquid and back again at low temperatures.

When evaporating into a gaseous state, the refrigerant absorbs heat.  Compressed tightly together again, it condenses back into liquid, releasing that heat in the form of condensation which can be evacuated to the outdoors. Air is blown over the cooled liquid in the circulating system and distributed to the rooms through a system of duct works.

Round and Round

The refrigerant circulates through a closed loop system and maintains a delicate balance of pressure to compel its transformations. There are four components to the system:

  • the compressor
  • the condensing coil
  • the expansion valve, and
  • the evaporator coil

Starting with a compressor, the molecules are packed together tightly, creating and absorbing heat and becoming liquid.  The heated liquid enters the condenser coils, a series of delicate fins which allow the heat to dissipate to the outside.

The expansion valve controls the amount of liquid entering the evaporator coils.  If too much refrigerant is allowed at once, the system “floods” and is too dense to evaporate.  If there is too little, it idles inefficiently.

The evaporator coils are similar to the condensing coils with a series of fins, only these absorb heat from the conditioned space as the expanding refrigerant returns to gas and heads towards the compressor.

Inside and Out

Unlike the closed loop refrigerant system which is all about containment and control, the distribution system is about sending the heated and cooled air in different directions.  Employing two fans and extensive duct work, the heat is absorbed at one point and released to the outside at another.

Warm air from the conditioned space is blown over the evaporating coil where the heat which is needed to fill the expanding spaces between molecules gets absorbed by the gas.  The same blower that draws the heated air blows the cooled air back into the home, office or business.

Along the condensing coils, during the process of returning to liquid, the heat is released and blown to the outdoors by a second fan.

To learn more about how to keep your home cool this summer, give Envirotech Air Quality Services a call!

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