SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Hot HVAC Myths to Dispel

Monday, June 29th, 2020

What makes these myths so hot? Well, we’re constantly reminded that they exist by homeowners with broken down air conditioners who tried to do something they shouldn’t have. In the information age, one of the most difficult problems to traverse is the issue of easily found—but uneasily vetted—misinformation. This applies through all fields and even right here in the HVAC industry.

What kinds of myths are we talking about? Well, if you keep reading, we’ll get into some details about the myths we encounter all the time. We’re not blaming anyone for falling into this trap, since the correct information can be hard to find sometimes. Before we get started, just remember that if any information seems odd or doesn’t make sense to you, feel free to call us for our professional opinion or AC repair in Deptford Township, NJ.

Myth #1: Your AC Installation Doesn’t Matter

Air conditioners require precision installation services in order to work properly for their service lifespan. If anything goes wrong in that installation process, you could deal with the consequences years down the line. That’s why we push professional installation services over amateur services so much because it makes so much of a difference. If you’re dealing with a repair issue that’s making your head spin, don’t count out the fact that it could have all been started by something that was poorly installed. Seriously, don’t ever count out installation issues being the root of the problem.

Myth #2: Bigger Is Always Better

We see this a lot here in New Jersey. An air conditioner that’s too big for your home is fine, right? That’s not actually the case at all.

Air conditioners need to be sized appropriately for the homes they’re going to cool. This requires complex calculations that figure out the relative air volume of your home and how much energy needs to be consumed in order to cool that volume in an allotted time. This means if you have an air conditioner that’s too big, it’s going to do something called “short-cycling,” where it doesn’t complete a full cooling cycle because it cools your home too quickly. This is actually pretty terrible for the system and its longevity, because it will strain certain parts of the system and leave other parts neglected. Seek professional installation to ensure that your air conditioner is correctly sized.

Myth #3: Finding the Lowest Price

Our culture of consumerism has made it kind of a sport to find the best deal for the lowest price. It’s always a thrill to be grocery-shopping or car-shopping, and finding the product you want for half the price you thought you’d get it for. While we understand how exciting that can be, it doesn’t really work like that in the HVAC world. When you pay for professional service instead of amateur service, you’re probably paying more—but you’re getting someone with certifications, training, expertise, and technical equipment. You’re essentially paying more for someone who really knows what they’re doing, which can mean all the difference to homeowners who don’t know HVAC technology very well. You really do get what you pay for in this industry.

Call us at SPS Mechanical Inc. for top-notch AC services you can count on.

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AC Efficiency Tips to Beat the Heat

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Air conditioners have trouble in the summer, especially when they experience unexpected heatwaves like the one we’re getting now. Sure, they’re designed explicitly to deal with hot temperatures, but to consistently deal with hot temperatures effectively and efficiently for 15 years? Sometimes there’s a bit more that needs to be done before your AC can achieve that goal.

Today, we’re going to talk about some nifty tricks that can keep your energy bills low and your home cool. By performing some helpful tasks around the house, you can cool your home down to a greater extend, allowing you to alleviate pressure on your AC by raising the thermostat temperature a little bit. Also, our signing up for AC maintenance in Deptford Township, NJ can be a huge boon to your efficiency all on its own.

We urge you to seriously consider what we’re about to talk about.

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To Repair or Replace, That Is the Question!

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Pardon our Shakespeare, but this might be one of the hardest questions that homeowners ask us about. We imagine it’s pretty difficult for people who have been scammed in the past by HVAC amateurs who convinced them to get rid of their perfectly functional air conditioning systems for the newest and most expensive piece of equipment on the market. After all, a good salesman should try to sell the most expensive equipment, right?

That’s wrong, or at least we’d like to think it’s wrong.

When deciding whether to replace or repair your air conditioning system, there are a variety of factors to consider. We’re not interested in making a quick buck from an unsuspecting customer, all we care about is providing quality cooling solutions for homeowners at the cheapest price. So, if you’re concerned about needing an AC replacement in Woolwich Township, NJ then keep reading!

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Choosing the Right Contractor

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Contractors that are reliable and experienced can be hard to come by these days. We would say it’s all due to amateurs flooding the industry with bad opinions and myths over facts, but that’s not the whole truth. Homeowners often don’t know what to look for when they’re searching the field for a reliable heating or air conditioning technician to get their repair done well.

So, if you’re one of those homeowners—the first thing we want to say is that it’s not your fault. Homeowners don’t often have the time or the information available to sift through the amateur technicians in our field, so we understand why it might be difficult or frustrating, to say the least. However, when it comes to finding the right HVAC contractor in Deptford Township, NJ, there are a few guidelines we’d like to mention.

Take a look below and keep these points in mind if you’re in the market for a reliable professional.

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HVAC Tips for Springtime

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Springtime is reserved for opening the windows, pulling out the porch furniture, setting up the garden, and yes—scheduling springtime AC maintenance. Anyone who is concerned with HVAC in Sewell, NJ must know that air conditioners are not supposed to function year after year without routine maintenance. If you’re one of the homeowners that’s at least a little intrigued as to what “air conditioning maintenance” means, then you’re starting to ask the right questions!

While AC maintenance is a specific service that HVAC contractors like us provide, it should be combined with several tips and tricks that you can do for your air conditioner as you pull it out of hibernation and get it ready for the scorching summer to come.

Not sure of what you could be doing to prepare for summer? Well, that’s what we’re here for!

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Everything You Need to Know About Short-Cycling

Monday, September 9th, 2019

As summer winds down to a close, its easy to forget about your air conditioner while you start to get your heater ready for winter. However, there are still a few hot and muggy days to come, and if you’re not careful, your AC could still be showing signs of a major problem that you haven’t noticed yet. This isn’t just a bad sign for your system this year, but could become prominent when you get your AC system ready for next year!

Short-cycling is one of those problems that you should always be on the lookout for. There are many things that can cause short-cycling but believe us when we say, it’s never good. That’s why vigilant homeowners with a good ear can catch short-cycling early and can get proper service for HVAC in Sewell, NJ as fast as possible.

But, as with all AC problems, the devil is in the details.

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Choosing the Right Technician for Your AC Work

Monday, August 26th, 2019

So, if you’re wondering about finding a thorough contractor for work on your AC, chances are your system is already broken. Don’t worry, it happens. Air conditioners don’t last forever. In fact that only usually last 10-15 years. Finding a technician that can help you out of this situation is just a part of life- and we can help you parse out what you should be looking for.

Well, depending on your home comfort needs, there are some ideal characteristics you should be zeroing in on while you try to find the right person to fix or replace your broken air conditioner. Do you want to be sold the most expensive AC unit up for sale? Do you want an AC to be installed only for it to be broken down within a month with no warranty or repair process in place? Absolutely not. When it comes to air conditioning service in Sewell, NJ, you deserve a technician who meets your needs.

Let’s talk about what those needs are.

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Is Your AC Working with a Fresh Filter?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterWhat do pools, air conditioners, and your coffee machine all have in common? They all use filters! When it comes to pools and coffee machines, the problems with a clogged filter can be more obvious. A pool without a filter can be a huge safety hazard, and coffee brewed with a bad filter can taste pretty disgusting. However, less people know about the problems with a clogged AC filter- which makes it all the more frustrating when those same people don’t replace their filters when they should.

Don’t be one of those people. A clogged filter can cause a multitude of problems that just compound and get worse as time goes on, leading to the need for costly air conditioning repair in Sewell, NJ.

Not convinced? Wait until you hear what could go wrong.

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How to Care For Your AC

Monday, June 17th, 2019

AC-manifoldIf you’ve visited this blog before—and we certainly hope that you’ll poke around and take some of this useful information to heart!—then you already know that we almost always advocate for calling a professional air conditioning technician when it comes to air conditioning service in Sewell, NJ.

Almost.

The fact of the matter is that there are actually a few tasks that you can handle on your own that will help your air conditioner to succeed. So read on, think about what your air conditioner may need, and give us a call with any questions that you may have. Our goal is to ensure your comfort all summer long, no matter how hot the weather outside may get.

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3 Minor AC Issues (That Can Ruin a Summer Day)

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

ac-repairIs there anything more frustrating than that one little, teeny-tiny thing that just so happens to cause the most amount of problems? There are plenty of examples out there in real life, but in particular, we’re talking about how one small issue with your air conditioner can put your AC out of commission.

Now, these problems aren’t going to destroy your AC and force you to buy a new one. However, they certainly can cause your AC to overheat, stop operating, or keep you from getting cool. In other words, you won’t be able to get relief from the heat until you’ve gotten air conditioning repair in Sewell, NJ. We’ll go over just three of them so that you can know what to expect next time your AC seems to be giving you trouble.

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