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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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3 Things to Think about Before Installing a New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Spring has arrived and throughout Southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Southeast Pennsylvania, homeowners are looking towards the heat of summer. Now is a great time to install a new air conditioner, taking advantage of the mild weather before the heat rises, and likely saving money this summer on monthly electric bills. But before you make the purchase, you need to plan carefully. Here are 3 things to think about before installing a new air conditioner.

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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 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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Air Conditioning Installation Preparations for Summer

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Getting ready for the summer with a new air conditioning installation can feel a bit overwhelming, especially if you’ve lived with your previous AC for many years and this is the first time you’ve had to schedule a replacement job. Even though installation is a large task, most of the responsibility won’t fall on you if you make sure you have the right HVAC contractor handling the work.

When you’re looking for the right team to handle your air conditioning installation in Woodbury, NJ, come to SPS Mechanical Inc. We have a staff of NATE-certified technicians who can deliver the quality, speed, and professionalism that will make the job smooth from the first step to last.

Here are a few ways we suggest you prepare for new AC installation for the summer.

Take the time to choose the best system

You shouldn’t simply settle for any air conditioner that’s in your price range, nor should you pick out the unit with the highest SEER (efficiency rating) and decide that’s all that matters. There are many factors involved in selecting the right unit: it needs to be the right size to cool down your whole house but not waste energy; it should have an efficiency that will deliver you savings without costing too much upfront to install; and it should have features that you need and will use. Your installation professionals will help you with this part of the job: listen to their advice and you will end up with the system that will do what you need it to do.

Consider a heat pump

You might decide to replace the AC with a heat pump, which works much like an air conditioner except it can switch the direction that it moves heat and work as a heater in the winter. Heat pumps have many advantages—but they don’t work for every home, so consult with your installers about whether a heat pump is a good investment or not.

Enroll in a maintenance program

This is a way to grant yourself peace of mind. A maintenance program delivers yearly inspections and tune-ups that will keep away repairs, maintain the system’s efficiency, and extend its lifespan. What better way to secure your initial investment than by joining a program that will help you get the most from it? Maintenance programs often have discounts for repairs as well other perks.

At SPS Mechanical Inc., we have an excellent installation team that will help you select the best system, size it, and then install it so you will have years of problem-free cooling. We also have a maintenance program that delivers two tune-ups a year (the second is for your heater), 15% discounts on our flat-rate services, and you’ll never pay for overtime.

Make your air conditioning service in Woodbury, NJ a pleasure and not a pain: call SPS Mechanical Inc. to get started.

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Why Size Matters With Any Air Conditioning Installation

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Air conditioners are made in different sizes to accommodate a wide range of cooling needs. Many people believe that determining the size of their system is dependent only on knowing the square footage of the property. The truth is, several factors need to be calculated in order to choose the correctly sized unit for your home. Why? Because if the air conditioning system is either too big or too small, you will not achieve the comfort or efficiency level you want for your property. That is why you should schedule your air conditioning installation in Deptford Township, NJ with SPS Mechanical, Inc.

Calculating Appropriate Size

Your home needs a specific amount of cooling power to be comfortable and efficient. To correctly assess how much cooling you need, a calculation should be done by a professional that takes into account the following factors:

  • Square footage
  • Level of insulation
  • Heat gain during the day
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Orientation of your property

What Happens When Your System Is Too Big?

Bigger is not better when it comes to your air conditioning system. While your home will cool quickly, it will actually cool too quickly and the AC will not dehumidify the air. Why? The inside air cools too fast, which doesn’t allow your system enough time to remove the humidity. Your air conditioner may also run on short cycles – known as “short cycling” – because it is cooling too fast; this, in turn, can make the system inefficient and potentially costly.

What Happens When Your System Is Too Small?

A system too small for the size of your property will inadequately cool your home. As such, there is potential risk of the system constantly running in order to achieve the temperature set on your thermostat.  A constantly-running system is a stressed system, with parts and components experiencing potential premature wear-and-tear, overheating or breakdown.

A second problem with a system that is too small is inefficiency. While the system may have tools to make it efficient, the constant running can make it inefficient.

Let an Expert Help

Size really does matter when it comes to choosing an air conditioning system for your home. Have questions about an air conditioning service in Deptford Township, NJ? Our expert technicians can answer all of your questions regarding your AC needs. Call SPS Mechanical, Inc. today!

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