Archive for February, 2016

Time to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Warm Weather

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Spring comes early here in Boca Raton, FL, and while we’ve enjoyed a few cooler months of winter (or what the calendar says is winter), warm weather returns to this part of the world very early in the year. Now is the time to make sure your air conditioner is ready to respond. That way, you can schedule any service or repair sessions from a technician at your leisure, instead of rushing around with hot weather bearing down on us. Here’s a few tips on getting your air conditioner ready for warm weather that you should follow. (more…)

3 Problems with Your Ice Machine

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

If you own or operate a restaurant in Boynton Beach, FL, you know how important a functioning ice machine is. Almost every drink you serve will have ice in it, and for food preparation, an ice machine is absolutely invaluable. When trouble arises with it, you’ll need to step in quickly and get it addressed lest it throw your business for a loop. Here’s a list of 3 problems with your ice machine that you should watch for. (more…)

Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

We don’t expect frost to show up on our outdoor appliances here in Boynton Beach, FL. Winters here aren’t exactly Siberia, and even when we have need of our heating systems, it’s more a matter of comfort than necessity. That’s one of the reasons why so many residents use heat pumps, which combine the effects of a heater and an air conditioner into one unit. If we lived further north, we could probably pass off the development of frost on the system as no concern, but here in paradise, it’s a sign that something’s wrong with the system. The good news is that there’s a quality company out there that can fix it properly. Here’s a look at some of the reasons: (more…)

How Do Air Cleaners and Dehumidifiers Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

We recommend installing indoor air quality products to our clients in Boynton Beach, FL for a number of reasons. Air cleaners help cleanse the air of dust, dirt and biological contaminants such as germs, which is beneficial to everyone, but especially households with sensitive family members like newborns and those suffering from asthma. High humidity, and the sweaty gross feelings it brings, can be tamed with the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier, which dries out the air and restores your comfort levels to something reasonable. Those are all good reasons to install such products, but did you know that both air cleaners and dehumidifiers can help your air conditioner too? Here’s how. (more…)

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Attic Insulation

Monday, February 1st, 2016

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

We live in Boynton Beach, FL, which means we don’t pay a whole lot of attention to heat efficiency and energy efficiency in your homes. This can actually be a big mistake. Home energy efficiency isn’t limited to heating and the steps we take in the winter can pay huge dividends in the summer. This is particularly true when it comes to your attic insulation. Attics are the front line of home energy efficiency, since warm air rises, and most issues with your home’s ability to retain heated or cooled air starts from there. Attic insulation is a huge step forward in helping your home reduce your heating and cooling costs. Here’s a quick breakdown on who it works. (more…)