SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

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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Now is a Good Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechnicianSummer is not far off now. Soon you’ll be using your air conditioner on a daily basis to keep your home comfortable, which means more strain and wear on the system. The more you use your air conditioner, the more likely it will be to develop problems of various kinds. Fortunately, there is a way to make sure that you can rely on your air conditioner throughout the summer without having to worry about it malfunctioning when you need it the most: maintenance.

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It’s Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

Monday, March 13th, 2017

It may seem more than a little absurd to say this in March, when the temperature on any given day could easily dip below freezing, but the sweltering months of summer are not all that far off at all. Before long, you’ll be relying on your air conditioning system to keep you cool on a daily basis. That means more stress on the system, which means a greater chance for problems to occur. If you want to make sure that your air conditioner is in top shape for the summer, you should schedule maintenance for it within the next few weeks. That will give you peace of mind regarding your system’s readiness for the next hot season.

That means more stress on the system, which means a greater chance for problems to occur. If you want to make sure that your air conditioner is in top shape for the summer, you should schedule maintenance for it within the next few weeks. That will give you peace of mind regarding your system’s readiness for the next hot season.

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3 Ways to Prep Your AC for the Heat

Monday, June 20th, 2016

With temperatures already starting to soar, you may have already had the chance to test out your AC this cooling season already. Hopefully, everything is running smoothly, though now is the time to look for signs that your AC may be in need of repair. And even if your central air unit or heat pump is operating just fine, there is always room for improvement. Keep reading for 3 of the best ways to prepare your cooling system for the next 3 months. 

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Why Air Conditioning Maintenance is Important

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Loads of homeowners know that air conditioner problems are progressive, meaning that they get worse the longer they are allowed to continue. As such, most homeowners know to call for repairs as soon as they realize that their air conditioner may have a problem. Far too few homeowners, however, take the extra step and actually have their systems professionally examined once a year. Air conditioner maintenance is a vital part of keeping your system healthy and functioning properly. Read on for more information.

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Problems Air Conditioning Maintenance Can Catch

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Keeping your home’s air conditioning system tuned-up and adjusted is important for its performance during summer. Without maintenance, your air conditioner will run less efficiently and have a higher risk of unnecessary repairs and breakdowns. Maintenance also gives you an opportunity to find out about problems developing inside your AC so you can have them remedied before summer arrives.

We hope you’ve already scheduled your air conditioning maintenance in Gloucester County for the spring. If you haven’t, give SPS Mechanical Inc. a call and ask about our excellent maintenance program.

A few issues a maintenance technician can discover during a visit

  • Dirt developing along the coils: For an air conditioner to work properly, its two sets of coils—the indoor evaporator coil and the outdoor condenser coil—must remain clean and without obstructions so they can properly absorb and release heat. If dirt and dust start to enter the cabinets and contaminate the coils, it will lead to a reduction in cooling power and could even cause icing across the indoor coil. The repair technician will detach the coils and clean them so they will not have problems.
  • A miscalibrated thermostat: One of the first tests that a maintenance technician runs is on the thermostat to see that it registers correct indoor temperatures. If the thermostat has a miscalibration of even a few degrees, it will have an adverse effect on your air conditioner’s performance, leading to inferior cooling. The technician will adjust the thermostat so it works properly.
  • Low refrigerant: The refrigerant that cycles through an AC and carries heat from the indoors to the outdoors must remain at a set level (known as its “charge”). Under regular conditions, refrigerant will not be “used up” during operation. However, leaks from broken connections or pitted corrosion along the refrigerant line can cause the charge to drop and impair the air conditioner’s performance. A repair technician will track down the leaks to seal them, and then recharge the refrigerant to its proper level.
  • Motors wearing down: The blower motors in an AC will wear down over time because of dirt or insufficient lubrication. If caught soon enough, the motors will receive cleaning and new lubrication to keep them running. Sometimes, the technician will need to arrange repairs to replace a motor that is too worn.

Don’t wait to have maintenance done

The longer you delay maintenance, the more problems your air conditioner can develop. Don’t procrastinate until the summer heat arrives: call SPS Mechanical Inc. and ask about our Total Maintenance Solution program today. We can handle your needs for air conditioning maintenance in Gloucester County so you’ll have a cool, comfortable summer.

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When to Replace Your Air Conditioning Air Filter

Monday, May 6th, 2013

It is very important that you allow a qualified, trained professional to handle your air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance needs. There is no other way to ensure that any service is completed properly for maximum efficiency and performance levels. Plus, attempting to service your air conditioner on your own can be dangerous and may void some warranties. There are a few simple maintenance tasks you can handle on your own, though. One is replacing your air conditioning air filter. It may not sound like that big a deal, but the Sewell, NJ air conditioning technicians at SPS Mechanical know that it is actually very important.

If your air filter is to dirty it can create too much air flow resistance. This means that your air conditioning system will need to work harder than it ought to in order to force air through the air filter. This extra effort can take a toll over time, even causing damage to your air conditioner. Plus, this will require more energy from your air conditioning system, meaning that you will be paying more money for a less effective air conditioning performance. Changing your air filter regularly can help avoid these issues.

When it comes to how frequently you should change your air filter there are a lot of factors to consider. Generally speaking, it is a good idea to change standard air filters every month or two. However, this can be affected by a number of different things, including the type of air filters that you use. The location of your home and your proximity to major roadways and construction will also play a role in this decision, as well as the presence of any pets and overall air quality in your home. It never hurts to simply take a look at your air filter. If you think it looks dirty, go ahead and change it.

If you have any further questions about when to replace your air conditioning filter in Sewell, NJ, call SPS Mechanical. We can help you make the right decisions about changing your air conditioning filter. Contact us today to learn more.

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Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance in Cherry Hill, NJ

Monday, April 29th, 2013

While most homeowners are diligent when it comes to AC repairs, there is always room for improvement when it comes to routine air conditioning maintenance. There are many benefits to keeping your AC in top shape year round, from energy efficiency to improved system life. While there are some things you can do as a homeowner, you should also consider enrolling in a maintenance program. This comprehensive annual precision tune-up checks all the major components and connections, cleans your AC, and makes any necessary adjustments to refrigerant levels and belts. For air conditioning maintenance in Cherry Hill, NJ, call SPS Mechanical today!

Let’s take a look at just a few of the benefits you will reap when you maintain your air conditioning system:

  • Energy-efficiency. Efficiency measures the ratio between your electrical input and your cooling output. Routine maintenance is one of the most cost-effective ways to ensure that you’re getting the most money per cooling unit. Cleaning your air filter regularly as well as ensuring there are no leaks in your ductwork can drastically improve your airflow, causing your AC to run less often.
  • System life. Your air conditioner is a big investment. During peak usage, it tends to be the largest user out of all your powered appliances. For that reason, you want it to serve you well for years to come. Routine maintenance goes a long way towards keeping your system like new. It also tends to reduce the need for major repairs down the road. Dirt, dust and other debris are common culprits of premature replacement.
  • Comfort. You expect comfort during the cooling season. The whole reason you purchased your AC is to ensure that you don’t have sleepless nights and unpleasant afternoons while you’re at home. The best way to ensure that you continue to stay comfortable is regular inspection and cleaning.

For more information about our maintenance program, or to schedule a comprehensive check-up on your air conditioning system in Cherry Hill, NJ, call SPS Mechanical, today! 

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