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

What to Do about Mold Lurking in Your Ducts

Monday, May 6th, 2019

microscopic-view-of-mold-growthIt’s not pretty to think about—actually, it’s literally not pretty—but mold is a big problem where we’re from. High humidity and long summers create the perfect environment for mold and mildew buildup. And if your home has excess moisture in it, mold can even grow there.

Where’s the best place in your home for mold to thrive? It’s your ductwork, where it is cool and damp for the majority of the year as you use your air conditioner. There’s one way to prevent this, and that’s the installation of a UV air purifier. Also called germicidal lights or UV lights, a UV air purifier is harmless to people and pets, but kills microorganisms lurking in ductwork.

But what if the mold is already there? Is there anything you can do besides rip out all your ductwork and start from scratch? (Please don’t do this! There’s another way!)

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Can an HVAC Contractor Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

image of a house being handed from one hand to anotherWere you aware that your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of the outdoor air quality in the community where you live? This is particularly true in south Florida, where for a good majority of the year we deal with stifling humidity. Our homes are tightly built to allow for better AC efficiency, as is of course needed, but this makes your indoor air quality even worse.

The ideal relative humidity level in your home is between 30-50%. For most of the year, ours is well above 50%, leading to excess moisture in the home which results in mold and mildew development and other problems that affect the health of your family and the physical structure of your house. But, can a Fort Lauderdale, FL HVAC contractor improve your indoor air quality?

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Duct Sealing and Its Benefits for Your Home

Monday, March 13th, 2017

duct-sealing-benefitsIn our last blog post, we discussed signs that it might be time to upgrade your HVAC system’s ductwork. While it’s important to understand the important role that your ductwork plays in the functionality of your HVAC systems, and why upgrading it when the time is right is vital, there are other Lake Worth, FL duct services that may make more sense than replacement when you discover air duct problems.

One of these professional services is duct sealing. You may be wondering why you would need to have this done professionally—after all, that’s what duct tape is for, right? Unfortunately, store-bought duct tape is not aptly named, and thus not appropriate for any ductwork issues. Professional duct sealing involves the use of professional-grade mastic and requires special skills and training to complete.

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Discover What’s Lurking In Your Ducts This Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

air-ducts-in-an-hvac-systemIf you are like many Lake Worth residents, you may have started off your end-of-year festivities by attending the 2016 holiday tree lighting ceremony at the Cultural Plaza last Friday. Preparing for the holidays, however, is not just about attending community events–although we definitely support that! Holiday preparations also should include ensuring that your home is safe and healthy, both for you and your family as well as any guests you may be receiving this season.

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Keep Your Allergies in Check This Spring

Monday, April 4th, 2016

You don’t want to miss out on all of the fun that spring allows for just because your allergies are out of control. Of course, we cannot help you to reign in the allergens in the world at large. What we can do, however, is help you to ensure that the quality of the air within your home is as high as possible, so that you won’t suffer needlessly in your own living space. It’s important to remember that there are a lot of conditions which may adversely affect your indoor air quality, and that different solutions may be required for different situations. When you schedule your indoor air quality services in West Palm Beach, FL with a member of our staff, you can always count on getting the right solution to the problem at hand.

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Signs That Your Air Filter Needs to Be Changed

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Within your air conditioning system, there is an air filter. Because this air filter is designed more to protect your system from operational problems than it is to protect the quality of the air in your home, you may choose to use another, more efficient air filter within your system. Regardless of how many air filters you may use, and what their efficiency ratings may be, the fact of the matter is that failure to replace or clean your air filters regularly can lead to a number of different problems. We’ve listed a few instances below in which changing your air filter in Lake Worth, FL is advisable. If you have any questions regarding air filtration or indoor air quality in general, give Envirotech Air Quality Services a call.

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When Should UV Germicidal Lights Be Used?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

With all of the technology that is now available for use in residential settings, it is easier than ever for homeowners to live in the level of comfort that they deserve. This extends far past great heating and air conditioning systems, though. It is necessary to maintain great air quality in one’s home, as well as comfortable temperatures, if one hopes to live in true comfort. Modern indoor air quality products and services allow for homeowners to boost the quality of the air throughout their homes more easily than previously possible. It is important, though, that the right tools are used for the task at hand. When used properly and in the right situations, UV germicidal lights are a great way of boosting one’s indoor air quality in West Palm Beach, FL. Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services to learn more.

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Am I In Need of Professional Duct Sealing Services?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Striking the right balance between energy efficiency and great indoor air quality is a struggle that many homeowners have trouble in overcoming. A major reason for this is that many homeowners are unaware that they have poorly sealed ductwork through which conditioned air must travel. Professional duct sealing in West Palm Beach, FL is a great way in which to ensure that your air ducts are in the fine condition necessary for doing their job properly. Before you can schedule any necessary duct sealing services, of course, you must first realize that there is a need for such services to begin with. Read the following information, and contact Envirotech Air Quality Services if you have reason to believe that you require duct sealing service.

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3 Signs That You Need an Air Cleaner

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make is believing that pollution is really only something that they have to worry about outdoors. The fact is that many pollutants can make their way into your home, and in sometimes surprising concentration levels. We don’t want to alarm you, of course, but we are compelled to inform you of the fact that such pollutants can have adverse effects on your comfort and your overall health, as well as the condition of your HVAC equipment.

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3 Ways to Boost Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 25th, 2015

For most homeowners, keeping their homes comfortable means being able to both heat and cool their homes effectively. We are here to tell you that this is really only part of a bigger picture, though. While your heating and cooling systems are  surely of the utmost importance, so, too, is the quality of the air with which you surround yourself in your home. If your indoor air quality is subpar, there is simply no way in which you can live as comfortably as you ought to, let alone in as healthful a manner as possible. Ensure that your indoor air quality is high by taking the following tips to heart. Remember to schedule your indoor air quality services in West Palm Beach, FL with Envirotech Air Quality Services. 

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