Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Boca Raton’

Is Your Heat Pump Struggling?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

heating-and-cooling-vent-high-on-wallIf you have a heat pump system, it likely spends the majority of its time in “cooling mode.” That’s understandable, but it’s important that you remember what this much demand on a mechanical system means. Summertime is the most stressful time of year for your heat pump, which means even more here, where it’s pretty much always hot.

Now is the most likely time for problems to occur, but if you are able to identify any heat pump problems before they grow worse, you can potentially avoid a sudden breakdown. Keep reading for some of the signs that your heat pump needs repair:

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AC Compressor Problems: Is It Worth a Repair?

Monday, September 24th, 2018

compressor inside air conditionerOver the years, natural wear and tear means that there are a number of problems that can crop up with your air conditioning system. Especially here, where it has to work so hard, for so long, to keep you comfortable. You may find yourself facing refrigerant leaks, failed capacitors, and even ductwork breaches. While maintenance will help prevent the most sudden and costliest of air conditioning repairs in Boca Raton, FL, the need for repair will still come up.

There is one repair in particular that is especially unpleasant to face—a broken down or damaged compressor—the heart of your cooling system.

With most air conditioning components, replacement is typically the best option. But if you have a broken down compressor, then the question arises, “should I replace just the compressor, or the entire air conditioner?” Our educated and trained staff can help you make this decision, but you should know there’s a good chance we’ll recommend full system replacement. Here’s why:

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Signs of a Failing Cooling System

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

technician's hands working on ac unitAs much as we would like it to be the case, no machine or appliance lasts forever, no matter how well it’s made or cared for. Your air conditioning system is no exception. It has a limited lifespan and when it reaches the end of it, it’s a good idea to have the system replaced before it completely breaks down on you.

Plus, those repairs may prove to be worthless if you discover you need a new system altogether.

Our team is happy to conduct an inspection and help you determine if your air conditioning system is on its last legs. This way, you can schedule a replacement at your convenience, preventing an emergency loss of cooling.

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Don’t Ignore Your Noisy Ductwork

Monday, April 9th, 2018

woman covering her ears and looking shockedHomeowners often underestimate just how important the ductwork of their HVAC system is to their home comfort. It’s easy to take for granted that this ductwork will stay in good condition no matter what happens, since for the majority of the time they’re out of sight (and therefore, out of mind). It’s also easy to put off air conditioning repair in Boca Raton, FL until you absolutely need it, but this can be a big mistake.

But, your air ducts can sustain damage from corrosion and age, or even poor initial installation. Eventually, this will have a significant negative impact on how well your HVAC system is able to function, and will cause your cooling system to function inefficiently, becoming a waste of energy and a drain on your wallet. So, if your ductwork is making odd noises or showing any other symptoms of disrepair, it’s best that you not ignore them—these signs indicate that your ductwork needs professional attention, now.

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Now Is the Time to Take Care of AC Repairs

Monday, March 12th, 2018

technician working on outside unit of an air conditionerGiven that our version of a “cool spring day” in the Boca Raton area is a day when the lowest temperature is 80°, it goes without saying that our air conditioners get quite the workout. If you aren’t already using your AC system, you will be very soon, and hopefully, you’ve already scheduled your AC maintenance appointment.

During this appointment, our technicians thoroughly clean and inspect your entire air conditioner, make any minor adjustments that may be needed, and alert you to any Boca Raton, FL air conditioning repair needs that exist. That latter point deserves the most attention on your part. Just because a repair need is “minor” or doesn’t seem to be impacting the air conditioner right now, doesn’t mean it can wait.

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AC Repairs You Can Prevent with Maintenance

Monday, January 29th, 2018

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.Why are we so persistent about letting our customers know of the benefits of air conditioning maintenance? Well, not only will it help you save money over the long run by preventing the biggest and costliest of emergency repairs, but you can help your cooling system last longer and work more efficiently too.

Boca Raton, FL air conditioning repair needs tend to crop up when you need your cooling system the most. And while we may be in the cooler portion of the year, it’s going to heat back up soon enough. So scheduling maintenance service now is the best way to prevent AC repairs, but what repairs are we talking about?

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How Can I Upgrade Air Conditioning in Boca Raton?

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

It may not be the right time to replace your air conditioner, but it’s always the right time to upgrade your current one. You’ll get better efficiency, air quality, and energy bill savings if you invest in some upgrades to your AC. Take advantage of the cooler days in the fall to hire a professional to come to your home in Lake Worth, FL for air conditioning update advice and service.

Envirotech has many options to help you get more from your current AC. Here are just a few of them:

  • A programmable thermostat: If you have an old manual thermostat or a standard digital one, having a programmable model installed in your home will provide you with greater comfort, convenience, and value. A programmable thermostat can shut off the air conditioner when you’re not home, and then turn it back on a half hour before you arrive, so you’ll return to a cooled-down home. With a programmable thermostat working for you, you’ll see savings on your monthly electric bill. There are numerous options on newer thermostats, so consult with experts on which model will perform best for you.
  • UV germicidal lights: The humid weather in Florida makes it a prime breeding ground for all kinds of biological contaminants. The dark, damp environment inside your ductwork is particularly inviting for mold growth. If you want keep these pollutants out of the air you breathe, then consider having UV germicidal lights installed. The high frequency waves from these special lamps damages the cell structure of microbacteria and stops mold from taking hold inside your ducts and near the vents.

At Envirotech Air Quality Services, we specialize in improving air quality. We offer mold remediation and extensive duct cleaning services. We can install new thermostats, and our professionals can suggest other improvements to your air conditioning in Lake Worth, FL. When you want to take your AC to the next level in comfort and efficiency, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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What’s in Your Air? Why Indoor Air Quality Matters in Your Jupiter FL Home

Monday, November 12th, 2012

At Envirotech we believe that everyone deserves total comfort in their homes. We also believe that that is goal is not accomplished by simply maintaining comfortable air temperature. That is why we offer great products and services to help improve the quality of the air that you breathe in your Jupiter, FL home. If you have any concerns about indoor air quality in your home or are interested in learning more about how to improve it contact Envirotech today. We are always happy to help our customers improve their comfort and quality of life at home.

There are a lot of different airborne pollutants that can find their way into your home and which may have a negative effect on the quality of the air that you breathe. Dirt, dust and pet dander are among the most common and can seriously impact comfort for those residents already suffering from allergies or asthma. There are a number of other airborne pollutants that may also infiltrate your home, and these depend on a number of different conditions. The presence of smokers in your home, nearby construction, environmental considerations and even traffic patterns can lead to the presence of such contaminants indoors. There are also biological pollutants that may be reducing the quality of the air in your home, such as allergens and bacteria. These biological pollutants can pose a health risk for the people in your home, especially those with already weakened immune systems. This all may sound overwhelming, but the good news is that with the help of an indoor air quality expert from Envirotech you can have the clean, pure air you deserve in your home in no time.

There are a number of indoor air quality products that, when professionally installed, maintained and serviced, can provide you with the high-quality air that you need. Mechanical filters are a great way to start. These filters are installed in your heating and air conditioning system and trap airborne pollutants in their filtering materials as they pass through. Electronic air cleaners that give pollutants and electrical charge to remove them from the air are another option. If biological pollutants are a concern in your home you may want to consider the installation of UV germicidal lights. These devices use small, safe amounts of UV radiation to destroy biological pollutants, making your indoor air safer and pure.

For most homes a combination of air quality devices and services is the best way to approach an air quality problem. To start breathing better air in your Jupiter, FL home call the indoor air quality professionals at Envirotech today. We’ll help you determine the best course of action for your specific air quality needs.

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Why Install a Water Source Heat Pump in Boca Raton?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Water source heat pumps have gained some popularity in recent years. But some people in Boca Raton are unfamiliar with the benefits of water source heat pumps and how they can both heat and cool your home. We’ve put together a description of how water source heat pumps work and some of the benefits to installing one.

How Water Source Heat Pumps Work

Water source heat pumps are a component of a geothermal heating and air conditioning system. As their name implies, water source heat pumps use water or a water/refrigerant mix to both heat and cool your home or building. There are two types of water source heat pumps: closed loop and open loop. In a open loop, water from a source like a river or lake drawn into a pipe and circulated to the heat exchanger where heat is extracted. The water is then returned to the lake. In a closed loop system, a refrigerant is circulated through a closed loop of pipes and absorbs the heat from the ground.

Increased Efficiency

Water source heat pumps use the renewable energy found in ground. The water source heat pump doesn’t require any fuel to burn in order to create heat. This reduces typical heating costs dramatically. Additionally, with high-efficiency heat pumps, the electricity required to circulate the water can be drastically reduced.

Less Space

Without the need for a noisy compressor, the systems necessary to run a geothermal system take up less space. This makes them very good candidates for retrofit projects. For homes and businesses that have the space for the loops, a geothermal system might make a lot of sense.

Durability

Geothermal systems are known for their longevity. Because much of the system is underground, it experiences very little wear from the elements. The loops can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years. The heat pumps often have a lifespan of 20 years as well.

If you’d like to learn more about water source heat pumps then call the experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services. We have years of experience working with Florida Heat Pump water source heat pumps. We can help you decide if a water source heat pump is right for your home in Boca Raton. Contact us today!

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Boca Raton AC Guide: The Ins and Out of Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioning

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

If you’re thinking about installing a new air conditioning system in Boca Raton or replacing your existing system, don’t overlook the possible benefits that a ductless mini split system can offer. Like any cooling system, ductless mini splits have their pros and cons. If you think that this type of system may be right for you, call a technician at Envirotech Air Quality Services today. We have all the information you need to help you make the right decisions for your cooling needs.

One of the biggest benefits that ductless mini splits offer is right in the name. If you don’t have the room in your home for bulky ductwork, or if you simply don’t want the expense, this type of system does not require it. That’s due to the innovative design of ductless mini splits. Like a central forced air system, ductless mini splits have two main units. One sits outside and contains the noisy components. The other is a wall mounted blower that is virtually silent. The two units are connected not by ductwork but by a conduit fed into your home through a small hole drilled in the wall. This contains a power cable and refrigerant lines, and is all that is needed to complete the system.

The unobtrusive installation of a ductless system makes it quick and affordable to install. An added benefit is the ability to divide your home into cooling zones by simply using multiple blowers all attached to the same outdoor unit. Because each blower is controlled individually by a separate thermostat it is easy to maintain different temperatures in different zones, boosting efficiency while saving you money.

It is important that your ductless mini split system is properly sized and, following installation, maintained. That’s why it is important to have qualified professionals help you through this process. Envirotech can ensure that you get the proper mini split system for your cooling needs and that you understand its operation to guarantee maximum efficiency.

Ultimately, the choice is yours and yours alone. Do your research before committing to anything and, again, call Envirotech with any questions or concerns you still have regarding ductless mini split installation in Boca Raton.

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