SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog: Archive for April, 2015

When Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

No matter how well you take care of your air conditioner, there will come a time when you have to replace it. With summer approaching, now is the time to evaluate whether or not your system can make it through another hot season. If not, you’re going to want to get it replaced before the days start heating up. Do you know how to determine whether or not your system needs replacing, though? If not, read on to find out.

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3 Air Conditioning Problems that can Cause a Breakdown

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We are now officially in the air conditioning season. As the days continue to warm up, it is important to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the increased strain of daily use. Part of keeping your system in top condition is recognizing when it’s developing a major problem. The sooner you recognize and react to these problems, the better condition your AC will be in. The following are 3 common air conditioning problems that can cause a major breakdown if left unaddressed.

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Pinhole Leaks: What You Need to Know

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Most of the plumbing pipes used in today’s homes are made of copper, and for good reason. Copper is long lasting, rust-resistant, and doesn’t bleed into the water that runs through it. This is in contrast to iron and lead pipes, which frequently rusted out and leaked dangerous material into the water supply.

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3 Indications that it’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

Monday, April 6th, 2015

No one wants to have to replace their air conditioner. Buying an air conditioner is a significant investment, and the longer yours lasts the greater your return on that investment. Unfortunately, no matter how well you look after your air conditioning system, you will eventually need a new one. What is important is recognizing when that time has arrived. The following are 3 of the biggest indications that it’s time for a new air conditioner.

Rise in Your Electric Bill

Your electric bill is going to fluctuate from month to month anyway, as your demand for electricity rises and falls. If you notice your bill rising steadily over a few months, though, it may be an indication that your air conditioner is wearing down. This is because the parts that make up the air conditioner have become so worn that they can no longer provide the same level of output they once did. This forces your system to stay on for longer, which costs more money.

Repairs Happen More Frequently

All of those worn out parts in your old air conditioner will eventually fail completely. As each part wears down at a slightly different rate, an air conditioner near the end of its life will often have multiple parts fail in relatively rapid succession. When that happens, you should think about installing a new air conditioner.

General Age

Age itself is a decent indicator of the health of your air conditioning system. Most air conditioners are designed to last between 15 and 20 years. If your air conditioner is older than 15 years, and you’re having problems with it, it might be time to have it replaced. Even if it isn’t encountering any serious issues yet, modern systems will have surpassed it in terms of energy efficiency and output.

If you think it may be time to replace your air conditioner, call SPS Mechanical Inc. We provide air conditioning installation services throughout Southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Southeast Pennsylvania.


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Protect Your AC by Scheduling Repairs Early on

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

In the middle of a heat wave, it’s difficult to get by without an air conditioning system that works to its full capacity. But early on in the cooling season, repairs may not seem so urgent, especially if your unit has not yet broken down. But if you think that a strange noise or a lack of cooling power is not so big of a deal, think again. Your air conditioning system deserves attention as soon as possible, no matter what the time of year.

We offer quality air conditioning repair service in Sewell, NJ. Call the experts at SPS Mechanical Inc today. We also provide AC maintenance, so you can find out about air conditioning trouble before it occurs.

The trouble with waiting too long for repairs

If you wait too long for air conditioning repair, you may find yourself with bigger problems later on down the line. All of the parts of your air conditioner must be in top condition if you want your entire system to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. When one part is worn, bent, slowed, or otherwise damaged, the system may continue running, but it will take a lot longer for it to cool down your home.

This means that all of the other components will work a lot harder in an attempt to cool down your home. Other parts may become overworked as well, and begin to wear out. Electrical parts may fail, motors may fail, and the compressor could suffer from over-exhaustion. This will result in some costly repairs, and potentially a sudden breakdown right when you most needed your air conditioner to run.

You should always pay attention to the signs of air conditioning trouble so that you can schedule service early. If the temperature on the thermostat doesn’t seem to match the temperature in the home, don’t ignore it. If you notice your air conditioner makes unusual noises during operation or seems to have trouble starting up, this means trouble. An air conditioning expert can diagnose your system and find a suitable repair or replacement part before the heat really picks up.

Call SPS Mechanical Inc. at the first sign of problems for air conditioning repair in Sewell, NJ from professionals you can trust.

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