Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Installation’

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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“How Much Can I Expect to Pay for a New Air Conditioner?”

Monday, March 26th, 2018

air conditioner unit on pile of moneyThe short answer? “It depends.” But spring is officially here, and if your current West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning system is struggling—and repairs are not an option—then the time to consider what you’re going to replace your cooling system with, is now.

When the familiar sticky, humid and hot weather graces us yet again with its presence this summer, you want the peace of mind that comes with a fully functional and efficiently working air conditioner. But what sorts of factors determine what exactly your new AC unit will cost?

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Should I Have My Problematic Air Conditioner Compressor Replaced?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

While many parts of the country are preparing for fall by ensuring their heating systems are in good shape for the coming cooler temperatures, we are still using our air conditioning systems on a consistent basis. Hopefully, you haven’t had any trouble with your home cooling system, particularly if you had it properly maintained before the summer season began. However, no system is completely immune to problems, whether it be a refrigerant leak, breached ductwork, or a failed capacitor.

One of the most serious AC issues you can find yourself facing is that of a failed compressor. The compressor is essentially the heart of your cooling system. In many cases, replacing the compressor is not only possible but also recommended. However, if your system is aging or showing other trouble, then you may want to consider an entire AC replacement.

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Is it Time to Start Considering an Air Conditioner Replacement?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

“Repair It” or “Replace It” is a common argument we go through with ourselves about various conveniences in our lives—our cars, our electronic equipment, and of course our air conditioning systems. Many times—and most ideally so—repairing your air conditioner is sufficient.

Modern air conditioning systems are designed to be very sturdy and last for more than a decade with routine preventive maintenance. The majority of malfunctions that you may run into are those that a skilled HVAC technician from our team can fix quickly. However, there will come a time when your AC system simply can’t handle any more, and it will become more cost-effective to replace the system all together. We’ve listed some signs that it may be time below.

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Why a Bigger Air Conditioner Is Not Always Better

Monday, March 7th, 2016

If you’re thinking of replacing your air conditioner this year, it’s important to take a few factors into consideration. A common misconception about air conditioning is that a bigger unit will run less and cost less. Think of your AC system like a car: the more you drive your car in stop-and-go traffic rather than the highway, the faster it wears down. Your air conditioner must continuously shut on and off to compensate for its size if it is too big, a process known as short-cycling. This makes your system inefficient.

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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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Should I Replace an Old AC with a Heat Pump?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Replacing an aging air conditioner can be a great opportunity. Why? Not only will you benefit from greater energy efficiency and better reliability, you can also install a new kind of system that may benefit your home more than your current setup. One option for your new air conditioning installation in West Palm Beach is a heat pump. The name “heat pump” may be confusing, but be assured that a heat pump can offer your home great cooling in addition to great heating. While the operation of a heat pump is quite simple, the device itself is complex, and calls for professional installation. Envirotech Air Quality Services has been helping with air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance since 1987, so if you are in need of a new AC system, call us today.

Benefits of a Heat Pump

One of the best ways to assess whether or not you should replace your aging air conditioner with a heat pump is to review the benefits a heat pump can offer you:

  • Both heats and cools – thanks to a component called a reversing valve, a heat pump can provide your home with both warm and cool air. This means if you have been using separate systems, you can pare down your whole-home systems to one manageable device.
  • Better energy efficiency – a heat pump does not use any fossil fuels and only needs a small amount of electricity to operate – about 25% of that of an air conditioning unit. This can save you money on energy costs, particularly if you have a combustion heating system.
  • Better humidity control – because heat pumps operate on a low, continuous cycle instead of blowing forced air, the moisture control can be up to 30% better than with a traditional air conditioning system.

If you are looking for your air conditioning installation in West Palm Beach to provide great year-round comfort and better energy efficiency, a heat pump may be just what you need. Call Envirotech Air Quality Services today and schedule an appointment with one of our trained installation experts.

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Things to Look for With an Air Conditioning Installation Service

Friday, June 13th, 2014

As we head into the hot season, you may be thinking it’s time for a new or replacement air conditioning installation for your West Palm Beach, FL property. Buying a new air conditioner is a multi-step process, and should be done with trained professionals to ensure you buy an air conditioner that provides the proper level of cooling needed for your home. For over 30 years, Envirotech Air Quality Services has been installing air conditioning in West Palm Beach, FL, and we have a few tips for you to consider before purchasing.

Things to Consider with a New Air Conditioner

There are several different things to consider when purchasing a new air conditioner:

  • Types of air conditioners available for your property – there are several types of air conditioners available for residential homes, all of which can cool effectively – but knowing which one is best for your property takes more than knowing cooling capacity. Understanding your choices can help determine which type of air conditioner would be best for your home.
  • Knowing how to calculate for proper size – there is one important question that needs to be answered when calculating for the right-size air conditioner: how much cooling does your property really need to stay comfortable? This question requires the calculation of several factors, including insulation levels, square footage, daytime heat gain and more. Failure to complete these important calculations before purchasing a new air conditioner can mean the difference between being comfortable and uncomfortable in your home.
  • Inspect your duct system – just having a duct system does not mean it is ideal for cooling, particularly if the ducts are fairly old. You also need to know what kind of condition your ducts are in, as faulty ductwork can result in up to a 30% air loss. A thorough inspection of your ductwork prior to purchasing an air conditioner is an important step in the installation process.
  • Work with a qualified company – installing an air conditioning system requires knowledge of many mechanical items, special tools and the ability to troubleshoot quickly. A qualified company like Envirotech Air Quality Services does this kind of work every day, ensuring a sound installation for all our customers.

Your air conditioning service in West Palm Beach should be a successful experience that helps your home be as comfortable as possible. This is why it’s important to work with a company and name you can trust: Envirotech Air Quality Services. Give us a call today and let one of our trained experts help you with your West Palm Beach air conditioning installation.

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How to Prepare for New Air Conditioning Installation

Friday, June 6th, 2014

You’ve decided to retire your old air conditioner and take advantage of a new, efficient system for the summer. We think that’s a great idea, and we want to help you make the most of your new air conditioning installation in Lake Worth, FL. We have some advice on what you should do to prepare for installation that will make sure you end up with the right system working the best that it can.

Envirotech Air Quality Services has helped people achieve superior home comfort since 1987. We have the skill and the experience you need for a great installation of the system that will keep you satisfied for many years to come.

Here are steps to take to prepare for new AC installation

  • Hire quality, licensed installation professionals: We can’t stress this enough: air conditioning installation is neither a “do-it-yourself” project nor one for an amateur team. You need experience and you need professionalism, or else you risk a system that won’t work well, will require years of repairs to keep it running, and will waste money through inefficient operation. Look to the experts instead: they will take care of the job fast and right the first time.
  • Have the system correctly sized: You cannot simply select the largest air conditioner you can afford and expect it to handle the job. An AC that is too large is as much a problem as one that is too small. To find the right size, look to professionals to perform a heat load calculation, which will determine how much cooling power your home needs to reach the comfort level you want.
  • Sign up for a maintenance program: What, sign up for maintenance before the system is even installed? Yes, absolutely. If you take care of this chore now, you’ll have one less thing to worry about in the future: the installers can arrange for the annual visit from a technician to tune-up and inspect the air conditioner to make sure it runs its best. Plus, most maintenance programs offer benefits and discounts.

Call us today for a great AC installation

Envirotech Air Quality Services offers quality air conditioning services in Lake Worth, FL, as well as skilled repairs and maintenance. Our Preventive Maintenance Agreement provides you with a 10% discount on repair parts in conjunction with your annual visit to see that your AC will work well for another year. Don’t trust to amateurs, and don’t try to figure out the installation on your own: have the job done speedily and correctly with our professional services. Give us a call today to schedule your next service with us.

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SEER Ratings and Air Conditioning Installation in Lake Worth

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

One of the great benefits of today’s air conditioners is the energy efficiency with which they operate. Not only has technology allowed for better-performing systems, but federal regulations have also raised the standard at which air conditioners need to be produced and operated. The way this standard is conveyed to consumers is through something known as a SEER number. This is an important number to understand when investing in an air conditioning installation in Lake Worth, FL. Call Envirotech Air Quality Services to learn more.

What Is a SEER Number?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The minimum SEER allowed for both production and use of air conditioning systems changed in 2006 from 10 to 13; as such, all newly-produced air conditioners since 2006 need to meet a minimum SEER of 13. Therefore, whenever you install a new air conditioner, it meets the minimum standard of energy efficiency, and can go higher if you so choose.

SEER tells you how much energy the air conditioner will use to cool your property; the higher the SEER, the less energy is used. A higher SEER rating on an air conditioner doesn’t mean that it will cool your home faster or is a larger unit; rather, it will cool your home the same as an air conditioner with a lower SEER, but the AC with the higher SEER will use less energy to do it.

What SEER Should I Choose?

Less energy use typically means lower utility bills, but one item to factor in while considering SEER is that air conditioners with higher SEERs tend to cost more money. What you want to review with your Envirotech Air Quality Services installation expert is whether or not the monthly savings you can achieve with a higher SEER air conditioner can cover, and potentially exceed, the cost of the air conditioner at the time of purchase. Determining this requires some important calculations, so working with a professional on this calculation is strongly advised.

Do Not Choose an Air Conditioner Based on SEER Alone

It won’t matter what the SEER rating is if the air conditioner you purchase it too big or small for your home; this is why it’s important to work with an air conditioning specialist on your new installation. Items such as insulation, windows and home orientation all factor into determining the right-sized system, in addition to its energy efficiency.

Need Help Choosing an Air Conditioner? Call an Expert

Since 1987, Envirotech Air Quality Services has been conducting air conditioning installation in Lake Worth, FL. We have calculated size and energy-efficiency for multiple clients’ air conditioners, and we’d love to help you with yours. Call Envirotech Air Quality Services today and let one of our AC experts help you choose a new air conditioner that will be a great fit for your home.

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