Posts Tagged ‘West Palm Beach’

Air Conditioners Need Balanced Power Levels

Monday, March 19th, 2018

air-conditioning-warm-airSpring is officially here and summer won’t be far behind. If your air conditioner struggled to make it through last summer, now is the right time to purchase a new one. Doing so gives you the luxury of scheduling the replacement at your convenience, as well as allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a new system (such as greater efficiency and lower strain) all summer long.

One of the big factors you should consider with your new air conditioning system is the comparative power output level of the new unit. A trained technician can help you with specifics, but it pays to consider why power levels are so important. (more…)

What Are UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

UV-air-purifierAny homeowner in the area should be concerned about contaminants in their home. Weather like ours is quite humid for most of the year, which can foster the growth of germs, mold and bacteria. Viruses and other unwelcome visitors can enter your home as well: spreading illnesses and adding to the musty gross feeling when you take in a breath.

You can combat this in a simple way that makes use of your existing centralized air conditioner. UV germicidal lights, installed at the apex of your ducts by a trained professional, can make a huge difference in the health and comfort of your household. Here’s a breakdown on how it all works. (more…)

Don’t Trust Closed Vents for Air Control

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Most homes in West Palm Beach, FL have a system of ducts that channels conditioned air from your heater or air conditioner through the various rooms in your home. It’s an elegant system — effective and inexpensive — but it can run into trouble from time to time and not all of its problems come from wear and tear. The vents in most duct systems can be closed to prevent conditioned air from entering the room, and many homeowners use that to channel warm or cool air into one single part of the house. It works, to a point, but it can also lead to problems, especially in the winter. (more…)

Do You Have a Breach in Your Ducts?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Most homes in the West Palm Beach, FL area still rely on forced-air furnaces and air conditioners to keep their homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s an inexpensive and reliable system, which is what accounts for its popularity. But problems to occur from time to time and not all of them are located in the system itself. The ducts, which are ostensibly protected behind walls or in spaces like your attic, can suffer damage from a number of ways. A breach in your ducts, in particular, is cause for concern, and needs to be addressed by a trained professional as quickly as possible. Why is it a problem and how can you detect a breach in your ducts? The answers can be found below. (more…)

What Does Emergency Service Mean?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

No one likes to think about needing emergency service for their air conditioning system, but sometimes it’s necessary. Problems with your system can’t always wait for an appointment, which means your AC service needs to offer 24/7 protection. You usually need to call an emergency service when the problem is 1) unable to wait and 2) takes place in the middle of the night, on the weekends, or sometime other than normal business hours. When you summon an emergency service, you have a right to expect certain things take place. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Low Air Flow Means Trouble for your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Summer in West Palm Beach, FL means that high temperatures and higher humidity are a daily occurrence. Your air conditioner needs to be able to function all day every day during the worst heat waves, and when signs of trouble arise, you need to get them addressed immediately. Otherwise, you could be looking at a breakdown right when you need your system the most, turning your home into an oven in the process.


3 Ways to Tell You Need a New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Air conditioning is nothing to be taken lightly, especially in a town like West Palm Beach where the heat gets intense during the summer. If you have an older air conditioner, you may be rolling the dice letting it go another season: risking a breakdown right when you need the system to function at its peak. Replacing an air conditioner now may be the best option: sparing you the trouble of having to scramble to get it repaired or replaced when it breaks down in the middle of the summer. But when are repairs the best option and when should you replace your old air conditioner with a new one? Here are three pointers to guide your way.

1. Efficiency is Dropping

Air conditioners don’t need to break down to let you know their race is run. As time goes on, parts will become worn and the system itself will struggle to do the job. That means your monthly energy bills will steadily climb until your wallet cries uncle. If those bills get high enough, then replacing your old system with a newer, more efficient one may be the best option for your.

2. Repairs are Increasing

Air conditioning repairs are never fun, and as your system grows older, you’re going to find yourself paying for them more and more often. Alternatively, you may only be facing one repair job, but it’sexpensive enough to merit replacing thee entire system instead of pussyfooting around with a repair effort that will only delaying the inevitable.

3. It’s Just Too Old

An older machine might not necessarily be at the end of its run, especially if you’ve kept it maintained over the years. But once the warranty expires, you need to keep careful track of its efficiency, and if those bills get too high or repairs start to mount,  it’s probably time to put it to rest.

Call Astro Air Inc. today for all of your air conditioning replacement needs in West Palm Beach, FL. 


How Does Insulation Help my AC?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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

Insulation doesn’t get a lot of attention in West Palm Beach, FL. It’s maintain associated with keeping the heat in your home during the winter and since our winter season only lasts a few short months, few people see it as a priority over maintaining their air conditioning. But in face, the two are more closely related than you think, and increased insulation in your attic and elsewhere can actually help your AC in a number of ways. (more…)