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

HVAC Tip: Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Ducts circulate the heated and cooled air from your HVAC system throughout your home. They exist inside the walls and underneath your floors. Duct cleaning, therefore, is an essential part of maintaining the health of your heating system. At times, you may feel that the indoor air quality of your home is suffering, that the filtered air is no longer as fresh as it once was, or that you smell something musty. All of these can be indications that you may benefit from a duct cleaning by a local Sewell, NJ HVAC contractor.

The quality of air you breathe in your home or business ultimately depends upon the cleanliness of your ducts. By checking for excessive dust and other debris in your ducts, from the air handler through the various conduits, take-offs and branches, dampers and plenums, all the way to the diffusers and grilles, a duct cleaning professional can ensure the efficiency and  effectiveness of your heating and cooling system. The first step in this process is to pay attention to various indicators:  the need to sweep or dust more often, if you experience headaches or congestion when you wake up in the morning, blocked airflow in parts of your home, or a stale odor when turning on the furnace or the air conditioner. If you or any of your family members experience any of these problems, please call a local Sewell, NJ HVAC professional. Cleaning your ducts will not only give you some relief, but also some peace of mind. There is no substitute for knowing that your heating system is in top form during the cold months.

Think of duct cleaning as important to the health of your home as mopping the kitchen floor, or vacuuming the bedroom. Protecting the integrity of your home is as simple as scheduling a professional duct inspection and cleaning. Call SPS Mechanical today.    

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Benefits of Installing a Whole-Home Humidifier

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Are you tired of dealing with dry skin and sinuses during the winter in your home in Woolwich Township? A whole-home humidifier could help alleviate some of these symptoms and improve indoor air quality. In the winter when the heater can dry out the air inside your home, having proper moisture control is essential. While a room humidifier only works in a certain area of your home, a whole-home humidifier works with your heating system to add moisture to your entire home. Here are some benefits of installing a whole-home humidifier to help you decide which one is right for you.

When the air is too dry inside the home, it can feel colder, which causes many homeowners to turn the thermostat up higher than necessary in the winter. In addition, the heater in the winter can sometimes dry out the air excessively, and worsen issues related to poor indoor air quality issues. If you have severe dry skin, sinus problems, and other respiratory issues, you may want to consider some type of whole-home humidifier.

Air that is too dry can also damage wood furnishings and floors, along with carpets, rugs, paintings, and other valuable items. Many people think that because room humidifiers are cheaper, they are the better choice and can do the trick just as well; however, this is not always the case. Room humidifiers can cause your heating and cooling system to work harder if there are not certain moisture control settings. Whole home humidifiers are sensitive pieces of equipment that can maintain the right amount of humidity in the home.

Another benefit is that proper moisture control can reduce the chances of mold or mildew growth inside your home. Compared to room humidifiers, whole-house systems add much more controlled amounts of moisture. They also are designed to work with many types of heating systems, including heat pumps, radiant heating, and much more.

Call the Woolwich Township heating experts at SPS Mechanical if you have further questions. We can help you select the right whole-home humidifier for your home and needs.

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