Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Royal Palm Beach’

Is It Ever Okay to See Ice on an Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Frozen air conditioning with icicleThe short answer to this is “no,” but if the questioner part of you is wondering why, stick around! We’re going to explain.

To understand why this is a problem you first need to understand how your air conditioning in Royal Palm Beach, FL operates. You might already know that it is a refrigerant-based system and that it works similarly to your home’s refrigerator. Both these appliances utilize a chemical refrigerant to absorb heat from the inside and move that heat to the outside. This is why you notice the outside condenser unit blowing out heated air when the AC is operating.

But neither of these systems requires ice to function. We understand how this misconception occurs—after all, the cooling system is sending out chilled air—but this just isn’t the case. Transferring heat from one place to another using refrigerant just doesn’t require ice, and it shouldn’t produce it, either.

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How to Prevent Mold Growth When You’re Away from Home

Monday, July 17th, 2017

prevent-mold-growth-away-homeWhether you own a vacation home here in Florida, or you’re leaving on vacation for a few weeks elsewhere, a vacant home means a home that is exposed to weather conditions, humidity, and in turn, the development of mold. Of course, if mold growth does occur, you can turn to our team for effective Royal Palm Beach, FL mold remediation. However, in the meantime, we’re happy to share some mold prevention tips with you!  

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Is It Beneficial to Run My Ceiling Fan All Day?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

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What many people do not realize about ceiling fans is that they do not actually cool the air in the room of which they’re running. People leave the ceiling fan on in the home all day, only to find that the room they come home to isn’t any cooler.

So you may be wondering, is there any point at all to using ceiling fans? Yes! However, there are correct ways to utilize this appliance, and potentially wasteful ways to use it as well.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Ductwork?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

upgrade-dyctwork-timeWhen it comes to caring for your home and your family, the last thing on your mind is probably the efficiency of your HVAC systems or your Royal Palm Beach, FL indoor air quality. However, you might be surprised to find just how much these two factors play a role to your home’s comfort and your family’s health.

And of all the components of your HVAC systems, your ductwork plays an integral role in just how efficiently and healthfully you are running your home. Damaged or improperly installed air ducts can cause air to leak into areas that aren’t meant to be conditioned, and can also cause contaminants and allergens to infiltrate your home.

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How Do Clean Ducts Improve Your AC Efficiency?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It’s the time of year when weather cools down a bit, and you finally have the chance to think about whether your AC system needs replacing or not. If it is time for you to consider an air conditioner replacement, we have good news for you! With the purchase of a 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) or higher air conditioner, we are offering a free UV light system to help improve your home’s indoor air quality and improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. But, why should this matter?

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Don’t Let These Condensate Drain Problems Get You Down

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Your AC system has been working hard over recent months to keep you cool by utilizing a refrigerant cycle to remove the heat from the air within your home and exhaust it outdoors. This helps lower the temperature in your home, and also helps reduce humidity. When there is too much humidity in the air, your evaporator coil helps to control moisture levels, while the condensate tray and drain help evacuate that moisture from your home.

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What Does a Frozen Evaporator Coil Mean?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

As we are all very well aware, there’s really no rest from the heat when you live in Florida, save for a couple months of somewhat cooler weather. This is why it’s so important to take care of our cooling systems, by scheduling maintenance and by staying on top of repair needs. The last thing you want during a blazing hot day is to be stuck with a malfunctioning AC unit.

A common service call we get in regards to air conditioners is that of ice developing on the indoor evaporator coil. Many clients ask us if this is normal, since after all, your AC system is supposed to send out air that feels like it was chilled by ice. But no, you should never see ice developing on any part of your air conditioner if it’s working properly. Keep reading to learn what this could mean.

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Should I Have My Problematic Air Conditioner Compressor Replaced?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

While many parts of the country are preparing for fall by ensuring their heating systems are in good shape for the coming cooler temperatures, we are still using our air conditioning systems on a consistent basis. Hopefully, you haven’t had any trouble with your home cooling system, particularly if you had it properly maintained before the summer season began. However, no system is completely immune to problems, whether it be a refrigerant leak, breached ductwork, or a failed capacitor.

One of the most serious AC issues you can find yourself facing is that of a failed compressor. The compressor is essentially the heart of your cooling system. In many cases, replacing the compressor is not only possible but also recommended. However, if your system is aging or showing other trouble, then you may want to consider an entire AC replacement.

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How to Determine if You Need Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, August 8th, 2016

It’s no secret that summers are pretty intense here in Florida, with temperatures and humidity becoming unbearable without the right air conditioning system. Investing in an effective and efficient air conditioning system is vital to your comfort and the comfort of your family. And while regular maintenance will help prevent the costliest of repairs, it’s important to stay alert to possible issues with your system to avoid even a day without that comfort.

There is no such thing as a 100% reliable air conditioning system. There may come a time where something has gone wrong with your AC and you have no clue what to do about it. The good news is that our staff is highly trained in all air conditioning issues and can quickly diagnose and fix just about any AC problem. But how do you know if you need repairs? Read on to discover a few warning signs.

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One Simple Way to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The summer season has officially begun, although of course for the typical Florida resident, summer weather has already become pretty unbearable. As such, you’ve likely been using your air conditioning system, a lot. Naturally, in addition to keeping cool you want to ensure that your indoor air quality is healthy as well.

When they’re out of use in the cooler seasons here, air ducts develop dust, dirt and other debris that can negatively impact the health of you and your family, not to mention the ducts themselves. While this is not a service that needs to be done as often as your yearly maintenance appointment, it is certainly a service to heavily consider.

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