Archive for August, 2016

Common Late Season Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, August 29th, 2016

West Palm Beach, FL is heading into the last part of the summer, and there’s still a few more weeks of hot weather ahead. Your air conditioner has likely been working every day since the summer began, and with more work ahead of it, now is the time to check for any late-season problems that may be creeping in. If you haven’t scheduled a maintenance session with a qualified service yet this year, now is the time to do so. It can give you a good sense not only of what issues may be lurking in your system, but of things you may want to address in the off-season. (more…)

What Do You Need in a Commercial AC Service?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

If you own a business or manage an office space here in Boynton Beach, FL, you know how much a reliable air conditioning system matters. Commercial HVAC units are put to the test each and every day in summers as warm as hours, and breakdowns simply aren’t an option. In a residence, if your air conditioner fails, you can hunker down and wait for the cavalry. That’s simply not an option for commercial enterprises. Even a few hours without air conditioning can turn your business into an oven: driving away customers, dropping productivity to zero and even endangering key pieces of equipment like computers. You need a service that can handle commercial HVAC systems to take care of the problem. But how can you tell what you need, and which service is the most reliable? Here are a few tips. (more…)

When to Call for Emergency AC Repair

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

You can never tell when an air conditioner is going to run into trouble, and with high temperatures still dominating here in Boca Raton, FL, any kind of breakdown needs a swift response. The good news is that we offer emergency repair services 24/7, so we can be there for you no matter when the trouble arises. But when is an emergency call necessary? Are there times when you can just sit on the problem until normal business hours? That’s up to you to decide, but there are a few factors that can help you make the decision. (more…)

Insulation Helps Your House in Summer and Winter Alike

Monday, August 8th, 2016

*Astro Air Inc. no longer offers Attic Insulation services. Please visit our Indoor Air Quality service page to learn more about our services.

A lot of homes in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area have very little insulation. Insulation is supposed to keep homes warm in the winter, and with winters here as mild as they come most people don’t see a need for extra insulation in their home. In point of fact, however, insulation can help lower your heating costs even in places with warm winters like our. More importantly, it can help you save money in the summer as well, and now makes an excellent time to add more attic insulation to help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Here’s a quick breakdown of how insulation helps your house in the summer and winter alike. (more…)

How to Respond to an AC Breakdown

Monday, August 1st, 2016

No one wants to think about an air conditioner breaking down, especially with summers so hot here in West Palm Beach, FL. Timely maintenance and preventative repairs can keep such risks to a minimum, but things happen, and if your air conditioner suffers a sudden breakdown, you need to know what to do to keep your home as comfortable as possible until a trained repair service can arrive. The steps are simple and easy to follow, and in some cases, they may even correct the problem without need to call in an air conditioning repair service. (more…)