Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Fort Lauderdale’

3 Ways to Help Your HVAC

Monday, July 27th, 2020

heating-and-cooling-vent-high-on-wallKeeping your home cool and comfortable when you live in Florida is no easy feat. Thankfully, you have our team on your side to help you accomplish this task. With the help of our expert air conditioner services, we can keep your Fort Lauderdale, FL HVAC system working effectively and efficiently.

We are happy to help keep you comfortable all year long but did you know there is more than one way to help out your air conditioning system? We aren’t saying you should attempt a repair on your own (that’s a job best left to us) but there are things you can do to help reduce wear and tear and improve your AC operation small ways.

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The Perks of a Programmable Thermostat

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

programmable-thermostatWe are spending far more time in our homes these days which means it is all the more important to make sure that your home’s air conditioner is running well. You don’t want to be stuck sweating at home for days on end.

When your AC system starts struggling though, it is important to remember that the unit itself isn’t always the cause of the problem. Sometimes the issue may lie in a thermostat that is giving up the ghost and needs to be replaced.

If your thermostat is on its way out, it is the perfect time to consider the benefits of a programmable thermostat in Fort Lauderdale as a replacement!

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AC Maintenance Season is Here!

Monday, March 9th, 2020

air conditioner with tools on top and technician's hands working on itWe know that, because this is Fort Lauderdale, heating season never truly hits. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have times when we are able to comfortably let our air conditioning systems take a rest. That time of year is coming to an end though as the temperatures are about to spike again.

Whether your air conditioner got a little bit of a break or not, now is the best time of year to schedule maintenance in Fort Lauderdale, FL for it. We want to make sure that you take a moment to think about when you last got a maintenance tune-up for your AC because, if it has been a while, it is in your best interest to get a check done soon.

Maybe you are wondering why you should get maintenance now, or why bother with it at all. We can answer those questions for you and also show the added benefits that you’ll enjoy if you opt into our maintenance program.

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Should I Repair or Replace My HVAC System

Monday, November 18th, 2019

air-conditioner-with-tools-and-technicianThe heat certainly hasn’t gone anywhere. However, it is becoming a little less aggressively warm and there is a chance that you might be able to use your air conditioning system a little less than normal. On those days that you discover you can stay comfortable without your cooling system running, you may want to take the chance to consider if it is time to check on it.

Your cooler sees a lot of wear and tear because it gets used throughout a large portion of the year. Maintenance will keep it running for a good long while, but eventually all that use adds up. When it does, this creates a need for repairs or, if your system has been around long enough to earn its driver’s license, a replacement.

If you aren’t sure whether your cooling HVAC in Fort Lauderdale, FL needs to be repaired or fully replaced, we can help.

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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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HVAC Efficiency Tips You Can Trust

Monday, February 26th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundWhen you live somewhere as hot as we do, it really doesn’t matter what time of the year it is—you need a fully effective and efficiently functioning air conditioning system. Unfortunately though, running your air conditioner can be costly, especially when temperatures are at their highest. And when they are that high, you likely want to blast your air conditioner—which is not only a waste of money but is also potentially damaging to the system itself.

The good news is, when you need an HVAC contractor in Fort Lauderdale, FL to give you some great energy-saving tips, you needn’t look too far! Our team is here to help you give your cooling system a break and to help you use that cooling system more efficiently so you don’t find yourself battling unaffordable energy bills.

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The Impact of Shoddy Ductwork on Your HVAC Systems

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsMost homeowners don’t often think about how important their ductwork is for either of their Fort Lauderdale, FL HVAC systems, whether it’s their forced air central air conditioner or heat pump system. After all, this component of your cooling and heating system is out of sight, hiding in walls, floors, ceilings, and crawlspaces.

But if you had your ductwork installed by an amateur or if you haven’t had your ductwork checked in a while, it could be damaged. And if you have air ducts that are affected by leaks, bad connections, or poor construction, you can be experiencing issues that lead to poor HVAC efficiency and potential HVAC repair needs, too. One of the most common problems we see in regards to shoddy ductwork is that it wasn’t properly sized for the home and HVAC system.

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How to Get Your Wellington FL Heat Pump Ready for Winter

Monday, November 5th, 2012

With winter rapidly approaching you need to start thinking about preparing for the cold days and nights that lie ahead. This includes ensuring that your Wellington FL heat pump is prepared for the task of keeping you warm throughout the season. Here are a few simple tips to help you make sure that your heat pump is ready to perform. If you have any questions about how to make sure that you get the best heating performance possible from your heat pump call the experts at Envirotech for answers. We’re happy to help you get your heat pump ready for the winter season ahead.

First of all, clean out your air filters. This is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of your home heating system. Clean air filters means that there will be less airflow resistance, which in turn means that your heat pump will not have to work as hard to heat your home.

Also, make sure that all air intake registers are free of any blockages. Pull furniture away from walls, move boxes out of the way and make it as easy as possible for air to flow throughout your home. This allows for even, consistent heating throughout your home.

It is also important that you inspect you heat pump’s outdoor unit. Before you start using your heat pump this winter clear away any debris, branches and leaves that may have accumulated over the spring and summer. You need to be sure that the airflow around the outdoor heat pump unit is unobstructed. This improves efficiency while also reducing the risk of damage to your heat pump.

Finally, the most important thing that you can do to prepare you heat pump for winter is to call for professional maintenance service. There is no better way to ensure the proper, efficient and dependable performance you need from your heat pump. Schedule maintenance before you need to put your heat pump to use. This will allow your professional heat pump technician to tune up your system for maximum efficiency, and it is also a great opportunity to diagnose and repair any small or developing problems before they can cause serious headaches. Operating you heat pump in even slightly compromised condition degrades your system and increases the likelihood of a break down. Make sure that your heat pump is ready for action with regular professional maintenance.

Follow these simple steps and know that you’ll get the performance that you need from your Wellington FL heat pump this winter. Let Envirotech know if you have any more questions or would like to schedule service. We’re happy to help, so call today.

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Fort Lauderdale Mold Remediation Tip: Mold Assessment and Removal

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Mold assessment and removal is a critical service especially here in Fort Lauderdale where humidity levels can be high for much of the year. Mold can be a health risk for your family which is why it is a good idea to have a professional mold assessment and removal company inspect your home if you suspect you have a problem. We’ve put together some commonly asked questions and basic information for you to look over to give you a good starting point if you’re thinking about have your home inspected for mold.

Why Is Mold Dangerous?

Mold reproduces by releases spores into the air. When they land on something organic like a piece of wood in your home’s structure or in your lungs, they begin to grow. As long as they have moisture and oxygen they will continue to grow. In the case of wood, mold can rot out your home’s structure which can be costly to replace. Mold can also cause a number of respiratory issues when inhaled in high concentrations.

What Can Cause Mold?

Mold requires two things to grow: moisture and oxygen. Since oxygen is present in virtually every space in your home, moisture is the only other ingredient that mold needs. Some common sources of moisture are excessive home humidity, flooding, leaking plumbing, clogged air conditioning condensate lines or corroded water heater tank. When water sources like these go unnoticed or un fixed, it can create the perfect environment for mold growth.

What Is the Frist Step Towards Mold Removal

If you suspect that you may have a mold problem, the first step is to call a Fort Lauderdale mold assessment and removal company. Whether your home has suffered any kind of water damage or if you think you may already have a mold problem, a trained technician can help you find and eliminate that mold. Mold removal technicians are trained to locate mold growth, especially in areas that may not be immediately apparent.

At Envirotech Air Quality Services, we are trained to assess, remove and repair damage done by mold growth. Call us today to learn more about our mold removal services in Fort Lauderdale.

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Boynton Beach Air Conditioning Question: Why Is My AC Buzzing?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Some Boynton Beach air conditioning systems make quite a bit of noise. During standard operation alone, they can make several different sounds – from rattling and clacking to the constant hum of the motor. However, the sound should be consistent and should not be overwhelming. A buzzing sound is almost certainly a sign of a problem, but how serious is that problem and should you act on it immediately or wait a bit to see if it goes away? There are three possible reasons for a buzzing sound from your air conditioner – here is what each means:

  1. Faulty Disconnect – If the compressor tries to start and cannot, it will make a buzzing sound. This is usually due to a faulty disconnect or bad fuse. A bad fuse can be replaced quickly by the homeowner, but a bad disconnect should be inspected and checked by a Boynton Beach AC professional. Because this involves working with  heavy electrical equipment, special tools and expertise are needed to complete the work safely.
  2. Missing Isolation Feet – Your air conditioner has rubber feet inside that hold up the compressor to minimize vibrations and keep the system stable. If the system is older, those feet can harden and crack, or they could have been faulty to start with. If this happens, it can result in a buzzing sound as the compressor vibrates against the concrete below.
  3. Loose Parts – Loose parts due to bad washers, loose bolts or other mechanical issues can also cause a buzzing sound. This is often very easily fixed though you will likely need a professional to fully diagnose the problem before repairs can be made.

There are other issues that can result in a buzzing or similar type of sound. They include things like a failing contactor or failing hard start capacitor. Most such problems are electrical in nature, however, and therefore require a professional to repair. If this is the case, call Envirotech Air Quality Services right away to inspect and check your system to find and eliminate the cause of the buzzing.

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