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Common “End of Season” AC Repair Needs

Monday, October 21st, 2019

technician-working-on-outside-air-conditioner-unitLet’s face it, fall may be here according to the calendar but it really doesn’t feel much different here in Palm Beach, Fl. With temperatures that rarely drop below the 70s, we truly don’t have to worry about warming our homes much, if at all. Our HVAC systems are tasked, however, with keeping our homes cool nearly year-round.

When you put that kind of demand on a cooling system, you can imagine the level of wear and tear it can create. Without proper care, your air conditioning system can easily run into problems because of how often it is used.

So what might be some “end of season” issues that your cooler might be running into? We can give you the details on potential repair needs that your system might need help with below.

And while you are reading, you should consider getting the ball rolling by scheduling repair service for your Palm Beach, Fl HVAC system sooner than later.

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When Is the Best Time for an Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

air-conditioner-unit-outside-homeYou like making sure that your home is run well, from the chores list to the operational efficiency of your appliances. You make the most of scheduling maintenance for your home comfort systems. But one of the biggest questions on your mind is, “When is the absolute best time to get a tune-up for my air conditioner?”

Thankfully, we can offer you an answer. It is actually during the off-season.

Read on to learn more about the best time to schedule AC maintenance!

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How to Determine If Your Air Conditioning Refrigerant is Leaking

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Summer is on its way, and here in Palm Beach, FL, that means your air conditioning system needs to be ready to go. One of the most common problems that technicians experience with air conditioning systems is a loss of refrigerant. The chemicals required to facilitate the cooling process require specific amounts in order to work, determined by the exact model of your air conditioner. When those levels drop – usually through a leak or a loss in the system – it can create serious strain on the system, resulting in higher bills and a greater chance of a breakdown. A good maintenance or repair session can nip that problem in the bud, but how can you tell if those levels are low? Here’s how to determine if your air conditioning refrigerant is leaking.

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Mold Removal Tips: Is Your Palm Beach Home at High Risk for Mold?

Monday, November 11th, 2013

We have to contend with the high humidity in the region, often averaging over 70% for most of the year. That makes for a natural breeding ground for mold and homeowners who aren’t careful could find themselves with an infestation in their homes. Mold growth can create allergic reactions in people, irritate the nose and throat and cause similar health problems. A good cleaning service can provide solid mold removal tips, but before it reaches that stage, you have to ask: is your Palm Beach home at high risk for mold?

It starts with the surroundings in your yard. Mold grows in compost and areas with rotten or rotting vegetation. That can include fallen leaves and mulch as well as areas with standing water In particular, look for those conditions around vents or air conditioning units: anywhere that spores might enter into your ventilation system

Inside the home, mold can grow anywhere where excessive moisture can be found. That includes potential leaks in the plumbing, wet spots in the duct system, neglected areas in the basement or  attic: anywhere out of sight and that may be wet.

Dealing with mold means enacting preventative measures as much as handling an outbreak after it occurs. Keep your house dry and clean up any leaks or spills immediately. You can also help by scheduling regular maintenance on your air conditioning system and having your ducts cleaned periodically. A trained professional can clear any clogged drains in the system, remove condensate moisture and pull existing mold from the duct system before it has a chance to really flourish.

Is your Palm Beach home at high risk for mold? If it’s clean and dry, probably not. But hidden corners such as the duct system can’t always fall under your watchful eye. In those cases, the experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services can help. We handle Palm Beach mold removal and can provide many mold removal tips as well as cleaning your home with courtesy and professionalism. Pick up the phone and call us today to set up an appointment.

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When to Schedule Professional West Palm Beach Mold Assessment

Monday, March 25th, 2013

In the high humidity conditions of West Palm Beach, FL, mold growth can be a serious problem. Not only do the toxic spores affect the health of residents, it can also destroy the structure of your home, as well as the belongings in it. Flood or water damage often triggers extensive mold growth, which can only be taken care of by a professional mold removal expert. If you’re concerned about mold growth in your home, then you should get in touch with the West Palm Beach mold remediation team at Envirotech Air today!

If you stay alert to high moisture conditions in your home, you can often catch mold growth before it begins to integrate itself fully into your home. Here are some signs you should schedule professional mold assessment:

  • Flooding or water damage. Once the post-flood cleanup is done, the next step is to call for mold assessment. With the humidity levels already high, homes can be difficult to dry out, and even when thorough inspections have come and gone, water can often reach inside and between walls, allowing mold to grow on surfaces out of view. Stay alert to your sense of smell, which may be able to detect a mold problem when your sight cannot.
  • Visible mold growth. While this seems obvious, mold growth can quickly spread if not taken care of as soon as possible.
  • Frequent allergic reaction or other health issues. Mold is a common allergen. While some people are not as sensitive as others are, mold can cause skin and respiratory irritation. Unseen mold is a common culprit of mysterious health problems in the home.
  • Strong odor. While humid air can often be stuffy and uncomfortable, you’ll know mold when you smell it. That musty odor is often the telltale sign of a mold problem. It’s important to trust your senses in this case.

Mold assessment requires a full evaluation of your home, including its heating and cooling system, to determine the level of mold in the house as well as where it’s most prevalent. It must be done before proper mold remediation can take place. For mold assessment and remediation in West Palm Beach, FL, call Envirotech Air today! 

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Save up to $2, 200 with Tax Incentives and Rebates!

Friday, January 18th, 2013


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Recently approved legislation reinstated the 25C tax credits for qualified high-efficiency HVAC equipment that expired at the end of 2011. Homeowners who purchase a new high efficiency HVAC system qualify for a federal tax credit of 10% of the purchase price up to $300.

Coupled with FPL rebates, this can reduce the cost of installing a new high efficiency AC system by as much as much as $2, 200 (depending on the tonnage and SEER efficiency rating of the new system.)

Contact Envirotech today to see how we can help you find a system that fits your needs and your budget. FINANCING AVAILABLE!

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Why You Need Professional Mold Removal in Wellington, FL

Monday, December 17th, 2012

There are few situations that may besiege your home less desirable than the development of a mold problem. The growth of mold in your Wellington, FL home poses a serious indoor air quality problem and can create a serious health hazard when the spores are airborne. This is not a situation that your air filters and cleaners are capable of handling. If you or an inspector have discovered mold growth in your home it is important that you call Envirotech right away. We have the mold removal services you need to make your home a cleaner, safer place to live.

Your risk for mold growth is increased if you have experienced any flooding or water damage in your home. It is always a good idea to have a Wellington, FL mold removal professional inspect your home following such an event. Do not let an unfortunate problem like water damage become a serious health risk.

Mold releases spores into the air in your home, which can then enter your air duct system and be dispersed throughout your entire home. If you find a patch of mold you must understand that cutting that patch out and cleaning it up is not enough to solve the problem or eliminate the risk. The mold may have infiltrated your ductwork and begun growing in different areas of your home by the time you discover that one area of growth.

Only a professional mold remediation expert can help you completely resolve your mold problems in Wellington, FL. Part of this process, in addition to removing existing mold, is to take the necessary measure to prevent it from developing again. We have the information and products you need to control moisture levels in your home and to recognize the threat of another mold problem before it begins. Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today to get the mold removal solutions you need and the air quality you deserve.

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Stuart FL Heating Tip: Why Schedule Heating Maintenance Now?

Monday, November 19th, 2012

You probably don’t think about the heating system in your Stuart, FL home very often.  However, you use it almost every day during the winter. It only makes sense that regular maintenance on it would also reduce the potential for costly heating repairs. Below, we’ve outlined some of the reasons why you should schedule regular heating maintenance visits for the heating system in your Stuart, FL home.

Reduced Repair Costs

When you get regular heating maintenance for your furnace or heat pump, it can potentially reduce repair costs. The reason why is that during regular maintenance visits, your heating technician will be able to find small issues before they become larger, expensive repairs. Fixing problems early is a great way to keep your heating system working well.

Extended Life

Another benefit of regular heating maintenance is that it can also potentially extend the life of your heating equipment.  Over time, your heating system will start to wear out. It will develop small issues that, if left unattended, may eventually cause the entire system to break down. When you have your system regularly inspected, the heating technician can catch these issues and fix them.

Increased Efficiency

As your heating system wears down, it has to work harder to heat your home. The bearings in your fan wear out, the fan belt deteriorates, etc.. All of these things slowly decrease the efficiency of your system. With regular maintenance, the process of deterioration can be slowed down. Your heating technician can replace fan belts, lubricate bearings, and keep your system working effectively. These kinds of regular maintenance projects increase the overall efficiency of your heating system.

If you’re interested in learning more about heating maintenance for your home in Stuart FL, then call the heating technicians at Envirotech Air Quality Services. We can help you develop a regular schedule for heating maintenance and make sure that your system is working as best as it can.

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Air Conditioning Contractor’s Tip: Ductless AC Troubleshooting

Monday, October 1st, 2012

A ductless AC system is a great solution for all of your Palm Beach home cooling needs. But there will probably come a time when your system doesn’t work exactly as it should. For many types of ductless AC problems, you’ll probably have to call a professional air conditioning technician. But before you do, there are a few things you can check to make sure professional attention is really necessary.

If You Hear a Strange Noise:

Some sounds are part of normal ductless AC operation. If you hear a sizzling sound from time to time when your system is in heating mode, there’s no need to call an expert. The sound is simply related to the automatic defrosting of various system components. Similarly, a squeaking sound while your system is running often results from small changes in the size of the cover of the unit due to temperature changes.

If Your System Doesn’t Turn On:

There are several normal situations that can result in a temporary loss of function in your ductless AC system. For instance, if you turn your system off, you have to wait for about 3 minutes before turning it back on again. That’s because of a built-in safety feature of the compressor that’s meant to prevent shorting out a fuse but that can make it seem like your system is malfunctioning.

This same mechanism will kick in if there is any type of interruption in power to the system, so you should always give your system a good 5 minutes and try to turn it on again. If it still doesn’t start, it’s time to call for professional help.

If Your Heating or Cooling Is Inadequate:

Inadequate heating or cooling can be due to a number of conditions. These include dirty air filters, an improperly set or broken thermostat, or a blocked outlet port or intake grille. If you check all of these elements and correct them and your ductless AC still isn’t performing the way it should, call Envirotech Air Quality Services to get to the root of the problem.

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Fort Lauderdale Air Conditioning Tip: Duct Sealing and Energy Efficiency

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Duct sealing is one of simplest measures that you can take to enjoy several benefits. Having your Fort Lauderdale home’s duct system sealed properly can make it safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient.

  • Duct Sealing Provides Energy Savings

Duct sealing can help you save a lot of money in your monthly utility bills. Studies prove that leaky air ducts can result in a 20% to 40% increase in home heating and cooling costs. Duct sealing helps increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system considerably and provides greater energy savings. It is the least expensive step you can take to make your home more energy efficient.

  • Safety

Duct sealing not only helps you achieve energy efficiency, but also makes your home a safer place to live in. Leaks in air ducts can allow all types of contaminants and allergens into the air in your home. Sealing your ducts helps improve the quality of your indoor air and so protects you and your loved ones from many health hazards.

  • Help the Environment

By sealing your ducts properly, you are doing your part to help protect the environment. Since duct sealing helps reduce energy wastage dramatically, it allows you to do your part to conserve energy. If you we use lesser energy, we can reduce the amount of pollution we create. Duct sealing offers an easy way to make our environment cleaner and healthier every day.

  • Increased Comfort

Leaky air ducts are one of the main reasons for reduced or inconsistent airflow in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Duct sealing helps regulate the HVAC systems in your home, thereby enhancing your comfort. It also helps the HVAC system to work at its peak efficiency, which in turn helps you achieve even greater energy savings.

With ever increasing energy prices, many homeowners are looking for ways to cut their utility bills.  However, you can reduce your energy bills by avoiding energy waste, and duct sealing is the most effortless way to do this.  So check your ducts for leakage regularly and have them sealed by trained Fort Lauderdale duct sealing professionals to achieve the highest possible levels of energy efficiency for your home. To schedule an appointment today, give Envirotech Air Quality Services a call!


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