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

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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Why Professional AC Repair is Vital

Monday, December 16th, 2019

technician-repairing-ACThe wintertime holiday season is here but Boca Raton is going to have a warm, temperate December, which is par for the course for us. Temperatures are expected to drop by just a few degrees soon, just in time to give us a Christmas week in the 70s…accompanied by thunderstorms galore.

Before those clouds roll in though, we want to ask if your AC system is ready to continue keeping you cool throughout the rest of the year and into 2020, especially should you play host to your family and friends in the coming days. If you aren’t sure of your answer, you may be in need of professional air conditioning repair in Boca Raton, Fl.

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Why DIY AC Repair Spells Trouble

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

trained-hvac-technicianThe holidays are in full swing, which means lots of gatherings, food, and fun. Here in Boca Raton, it also means our air conditioners are likely going to be running quite steadily too, since our climate doesn’t exactly get too chilly. You want your home to be comfortably temperate and you should be able to achieve that as long as your system keeps on going.

But what happens when your AC stops chugging along and starts clanking the day away?

If and when you encounter a repair need for your air conditioner (and you will–they don’t last forever, unfortunately) you might be tempted to try to fix the issue yourself. While this option might seem faster or cheaper, we want you to know that it is vital to get help from a trained HVAC technician rather than trying to take on repairs yourself.

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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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