SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog: Archive for May, 2016

What Happens if Your Air Conditioner is the Wrong Size

Monday, May 30th, 2016

“Bigger is better” is a phrase that is very much a part of American consumerist culture, and sometimes it’s even true. When it comes to selecting an air conditioner, though, this is not necessarily the case. An air conditioner needs to be properly sized for the home in which it is installed. If it isn’t, it’s going to experience far more problems and have a much shorter lifespan than it otherwise would. Let’s take a look at what can happen if your air conditioner isn’t properly sized.

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The Benefits of Heat Pump Installation

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to install a new air conditioning system if you don’t have one. Before you go ahead and install a central split system, though, you should consider all of the options. Heat pumps have a wide range of benefits to offer those homeowners who install them. Let’s take a look at how a heat pump operates, and how it can help you stay cool this summer.

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Why Short Cycling is a Threat to Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Have you ever noticed your air conditioning system turning on and off every couple of minutes? If so, don’t ignore it. That behavior is called short cycling, and it’s a massive problem. If not taken care of quickly, short cycling can easily shorten the lifespan of the system. Read on to find out what causes short cycling, and why it’s such a big problem for your air conditioner.

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Does My Heat Pump Need Refrigerant?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

It’s that time again, when summer is getting into full swing and homeowners are busy making sure that their climate control systems can keep them cool throughout the season. One of the most common questions we get during this time is whether or not heat pumps need to be refilled with refrigerant before the summer starts. Let’s take a look at what refrigerant is, how it interacts with your heat pump, and the only time you’ll ever need to refill it.

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Keep an Eye Out for These Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Summer is the time of year when air conditioning systems are under the most stress, which means it’s also the time of year when they are most likely to develop problems. Quick reaction time is of vital importance when it comes to preventing damage to your air conditioning system. In order to react as quickly as possible, you need to be familiar with the signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now.

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