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

Do You Really Need a Whole-House Humidifier?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

portable-humidifierCold air can be dry. Combine that with a heater running day and night—now the air is even drier. It’s an endless cycle of miserably dry air!

For some homeowners, the next step is to go out and buy a portable humidifier. They might buy several of them, or just one for the bedroom of the family member that is most sensitive to dry air.

If this situation sounds familiar, then you’re most likely fed up with the limitations of these portable humidifiers. That’s why a whole-house humidifier in Deptford Township, NJ would be one of your best investments.

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4 Signs It’s Time for a Duct Inspection

Monday, March 11th, 2019

duct-sealing“Duct services” isn’t something that we mark on our calendars and count down toward. In fact, if your HVAC system is relatively new, there’s really no need to think of it except on an as-needed basis.

However, once your HVAC system starts to take on a few years, it’s not a bad idea to have your ducts inspected annually. As you’re about to learn, issues in the ducts can contribute to some major inefficiencies and comfort issues in your home. Learning to recognize when you need duct services can do a lot of good in helping you stay comfortable and improve your HVAC energy savings.

Here are four signs that you should schedule an inspection of your ducts:

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Duct Services (And How Not to Perform Them)

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

duct-cleaning-brushIf there’s any part of your HVAC system that’s consistently forgotten about—aside from the air filter—it would have to be the duct system. Yet, the ducts provide one of the most essential functions of the entire HVAC system: they circulate the air through your home!

Likewise, those ducts need just as much professional attention as any other part of your HVAC system. And we really do mean a professional! In this post, we’ll explain why you need duct services from an expert of HVAC and energy savings in Deptford Township.

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The Advantages of Aeroseal Duct Sealing

Monday, December 19th, 2016

The ducts in your home are an integral part of your climate control systems, which means that they should receive just as much care as your air conditioner or heater. If you haven’t been scheduling professional services for your ducts, don’t worry. You can always start right now and improve your climate control systems in the process. One of the best ways to improve your ducts is to have them sealed, and one of the best ways to do that is with Aeroseal.

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Air Cleaners That can Benefit You This Winter

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Every time you inhale, you are exposing yourself to millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Normally, these contaminants are widely enough dispersed that your body can easily defend against them. However, prolonged exposure can result in a wide range of negative health effects. Common airborne contaminants include dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, and germs. These can cause all sorts of negative health effects, from allergy attacks to the flu. In order to defend against this, you should install an air cleaner in your home. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular air cleaner types on the market.

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Improve Your Health with Duct Cleaning This Winter

Monday, February 1st, 2016

When was the last time you thought about the ducts in your home? Probably not very often, which is no surprise. Most homeowners don’t give a lot of thought to their ducts, primarily because they don’t demand a lot of attention. Ducts are designed to be unobtrusive, and as a result they often get neglected. Ducts need certain professional services in order to operate to their full potential, though, and without them you’re going to run into problems. Let’s take a look at one of those professional services, duct cleaning, and how it can help you.

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Get Your Ducts Cleaned This Winter

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Winter is here, and you’re probably already relying on your heating system to keep you warm on a daily basis. If you use a forced air heating system, there’s more to consider than simply keeping the heater in good condition this winter. You also need to make sure that your ducts are well-maintained this winter, especially if you want to stay as healthy as possible. Read on to find out how your ducts and your health are connected.

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3 Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Your air ducts are the delivery system for your air conditioner’s cool air. Just as dust and dirt can create problems with the indoor and outdoor units of your air conditioner, they can also create problems with your air ducts. This is one of several reasons why it is so important to have your air ducts cleaned thoroughly by a professional. Do you know the last time your air ducts were thoroughly cleaned? If not, here are 3 reasons to consider having SPS Mechanical handle your duct cleaning service in Glassboro, NJ:

Indoor Air Quality

Your air conditioner cools the air by taking the warm air in your home and returning it as cool, dry air. In order to do this, your air conditioner pulls air from your property into the system. The air in your home can contain dust, dirt, pet dander, and other microbes that are floating around. This debris can deposit in your system, often in the air ducts. If the ducts aren’t cleaned, these items will build up, creating a layer of dust, dirt and other things that get transported back into your home, compromising the air quality.

Equipment Life

Excessive build-up can restrict the airflow in your system, causing it to work harder to achieve the set temperature. Once your air conditioner is stressed, the  premature aging follows, along with the potential for earlier breakdown.

Energy Efficiency

If your air conditioner is struggling because of excessive dust and dirt build-up in the vents, it will need to use more electricity to do its job. By keeping your air conditioning vents clean, you can help increase the airflow, reducing your air conditioner’s use of energy.

Clean Your Ducts for Summer

Summertime is upon us, and your air conditioner is about to run full-time for the season – are your ducts ready, too? Don’t compromise your indoor air quality, your air conditioner or your monthly utility bills because of dirty air ducts. Call SPS Mechanical, Inc., today, and schedule your next duct cleaning with one of our HVAC experts in Glassboro, NJ.

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Can Duct Cleaning Improve My HVAC System in Cherry Hill, NJ?

Monday, September 16th, 2013

When it comes to the system of ducts that distributes hot or cool air from your HVAC system to your house, out of sight really can be out of mind. Unfortunately, when dust and dirt build up in your ductwork, it can impact the efficiency of the whole HVAC system. That’s a problem in Cherry Hill, NJ during our hot, humid summers.

Dirt and dust can build up in your ducts as a matter of course. Leaks or breaches in the ductwork can cause an influx of particles, as can dust or debris from inside the HVAC system itself. A thorough cleaning of the ducts will take care of the dirt, as can routine maintenance on the system itself.

When you schedule duct cleaning, make sure you hire a qualified professional. They will make sure the process covers the entire duct system, including vents and grills if possible. More importantly, the specialist will hunt down the source of the dirt and dust – such as cracks in the ductwork – and correct it. Otherwise, the cleaning merely delays the inevitable, as dust and debris will son build up again.

Luckily, the results will speak for themselves. Not only will a duct cleaning improve the quality of your indoor air, but the increased air flow allows your HVAC system to function more efficiently, saving you money with your monthly energy bills. If the time has come for a duct cleaning in your household, trust the job to SPS Mechanical. We pride ourselves on absolute customer satisfaction and have the know-how to do the job right. Our technicians serve the whole of Cherry Hill, NJ, so don’t hesitate to call us!

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HVAC Tip: Don’t Forget Your Ductwork

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Spring is the season of organizing your closet, cleaning out the garage, and repainting the bathroom. But many homeowners overlook that spring cleaning should also extend to their ductwork. After all, ductwork is responsible for both the efficient transmission of hot and cold air all year long, and can have a major impact on the indoor air quality of your home. Duct cleaning is a great way to improve the quality of your home as you prepare for the cooling season. This is especially true if you have allergies or respiratory issues like asthma. Fortunately, your Sicklerville, NJ duct cleaning experts are here to help you spring clean this year. Call SPS Mechanical today!

Comprehensive duct cleaning has a wide range of benefits, from improving energy efficiency to boosting air quality. Let’s take a look at a few of them:

  • Improved energy efficiency. Making sure that air passes through your ducts quickly and without obstruction is a great way to make your system more efficient. Even small amounts of dust and other debris can cause large reductions in cooling performance.
  • Improved air quality. As the intermediary between you and your heating and cooling systems, your ductwork is the last surface your air touches before it’s blown through the registers. As such, you depend on its cleanliness to delivery not only temperature-controlled air, but also conditioned and filtered air. When your ductwork becomes dirty, it exacerbates pollutants by making them airborne.
  • Reduce microbial growth. If you have high humidity conditions in your home, your ductwork may be prone to microbial growth, such as mold. Mold is a health hazard and tends to spread rapidly given the right conditions. Duct cleaning is a great way to eliminate pollutants and infestations.
  • Increase system life. When dust and debris get into mechanical parts, they tend to impede their effectiveness. Reducing the amount of debris in your ductwork improves the longevity of your entire heating and cooling system.

Along with duct cleaning, duct inspection and testing are excellent ways to make sure that your air is reaching you quickly. For comprehensive duct cleaning in Sicklerville, NJ, call SPS Mechanical today! 

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