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

Odd Air Conditioner Noises? Call for Repairs!

Monday, September 10th, 2018

woman covering her earsSummer is the season where it’s most likely for air conditioner problems to crop up—especially toward the end of the season. Your cooling system is placed under a lot of stress and the additional wear and tear of the summer season means it’s more likely for various components to break down.

It’s important, then, that you get your AC system checked out by a trained and experienced professional if you notice any signs that something is amiss. Keep reading as we take a look at one of the more common indications that your AC is malfunctioning—strange and unfamiliar noises. But what noises do we mean?

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If Your Air Conditioner is Making Odd Sounds, Call for Repairs

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWe’re going to bet that you are using your air conditioner quite a bit to keep cool these days. That’s all well and good, but as long as you’re going to be using your system that often it’s a good idea to beware of any problems that might develop.

The faster you can detect if your air conditioner needs professional repair, the faster you can have it fixed and the better off it will be. If your air conditioner is making odd noises during operation, it’s a sign that it needs to be repaired. Have a look at some of the more common sounds that indicate a problem, and what they mean.

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Warning Signs That Your Air Conditioner is in Trouble

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWith summer just a couple of weeks out, you should be keeping a close eye on your air conditioner. You’re going to start using it more often to keep your home cool and comfortable, which means more strain on the system. Summer is the number one time of year for air conditioner problems to develop. If you want yours to stay in good shape throughout the summer season, you should keep a sharp eye out for warning signs that the system is in poor shape. The faster you can identify that your air conditioner is having trouble, the faster you can get it repaired and the better off it will be. Have a look at some of the signs that your air conditioner needs to be repaired immediately.

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Why Short Cycling is a Threat to Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Have you ever noticed your air conditioning system turning on and off every couple of minutes? If so, don’t ignore it. That behavior is called short cycling, and it’s a massive problem. If not taken care of quickly, short cycling can easily shorten the lifespan of the system. Read on to find out what causes short cycling, and why it’s such a big problem for your air conditioner.

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Keep an Eye Out for These Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Summer is the time of year when air conditioning systems are under the most stress, which means it’s also the time of year when they are most likely to develop problems. Quick reaction time is of vital importance when it comes to preventing damage to your air conditioning system. In order to react as quickly as possible, you need to be familiar with the signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now.

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How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

Monday, April 11th, 2016

You don’t need to know every little detail about how your air conditioner works in order to use it properly. That’s why you call us for all of your air conditioning needs. However, it’s still a good idea to have some understanding of how your air conditioner works so that you can identify problems with it. Let’s take a look at one of the core components of your air conditioning system: refrigerant, and how it operates.

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How Your Air Conditioner Compressor Can Cause a Breakdown

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Air conditioning problems are always something you should keep an eye out for, but it’s especially important during the summer. This is because the added stress of keeping up with demand for cool air all day, every day, for several months absolutely increases the chances of a problem developing in the system. One of those problems is a damaged or broken compressor, which can cause a complete system breakdown and is typically expensive to repair. In order to avoid dealing with the unfortunate consequences of such a problem, take a look at how you can tell that your air conditioner compressor is in trouble.

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3 Air Conditioning Problems that can Cause a Breakdown

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We are now officially in the air conditioning season. As the days continue to warm up, it is important to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the increased strain of daily use. Part of keeping your system in top condition is recognizing when it’s developing a major problem. The sooner you recognize and react to these problems, the better condition your AC will be in. The following are 3 common air conditioning problems that can cause a major breakdown if left unaddressed.

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Protect Your AC by Scheduling Repairs Early on

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

In the middle of a heat wave, it’s difficult to get by without an air conditioning system that works to its full capacity. But early on in the cooling season, repairs may not seem so urgent, especially if your unit has not yet broken down. But if you think that a strange noise or a lack of cooling power is not so big of a deal, think again. Your air conditioning system deserves attention as soon as possible, no matter what the time of year.

We offer quality air conditioning repair service in Sewell, NJ. Call the experts at SPS Mechanical Inc today. We also provide AC maintenance, so you can find out about air conditioning trouble before it occurs.

The trouble with waiting too long for repairs

If you wait too long for air conditioning repair, you may find yourself with bigger problems later on down the line. All of the parts of your air conditioner must be in top condition if you want your entire system to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. When one part is worn, bent, slowed, or otherwise damaged, the system may continue running, but it will take a lot longer for it to cool down your home.

This means that all of the other components will work a lot harder in an attempt to cool down your home. Other parts may become overworked as well, and begin to wear out. Electrical parts may fail, motors may fail, and the compressor could suffer from over-exhaustion. This will result in some costly repairs, and potentially a sudden breakdown right when you most needed your air conditioner to run.

You should always pay attention to the signs of air conditioning trouble so that you can schedule service early. If the temperature on the thermostat doesn’t seem to match the temperature in the home, don’t ignore it. If you notice your air conditioner makes unusual noises during operation or seems to have trouble starting up, this means trouble. An air conditioning expert can diagnose your system and find a suitable repair or replacement part before the heat really picks up.

Call SPS Mechanical Inc. at the first sign of problems for air conditioning repair in Sewell, NJ from professionals you can trust.

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How Does Low Refrigerant Affect Air Conditioning?

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Refrigerant is an essential part of air conditioning operation. Without it, an AC cannot carry out heat exchange: the shifting of heat from one location (inside your house) to another (outside your house). It takes only a small loss of refrigerant in an air conditioner will lead to many problems. When you encounter AC refrigerant loss, summon professional repairs right away.

No matter what time of day or night you need air conditioning repair in Sicklerville, NJ, count on SPS Mechanical Inc. to answer your call. We have NATE-certified technicians on staff with the training to address any trouble in your AC, from low refrigerant to burned -out motors.

The Problems of Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant is a chemical blend designed to make an easy phase transition between liquid and gas and back again using only a small amount of energy. The transitions absorb and release heat, and this makes refrigerant the ideal vessel for moving heat from indoors to outdoors.

The refrigerant must stay at a specific charge (i.e. level) in an air conditioner that is balanced to the system’s size. During normal operation, refrigerant does not “get used up.” However, refrigerant can leak from an AC due to damage, corrosion, and loose connections. When the charge drops, it affects the air conditioner’s cooling power.

Refrigerant at a lower charge than it should be inhibits the indoor coil from absorbing the proper amount of heat. This will not only reduce the cooling ability of the AC, it will cause the evaporator coil to begin to ice over because the refrigerant’s temperature is not rising high enough. The more the coil develops ice across it, the less it can absorb heat, leading to a downward cycle that will eventually end in no cooling power at all.

Low refrigerant also damages the compressor, the “heart” of the air conditioner where the liquid refrigerant is squeezed into a high pressure gas. The compressor is designed to match the refrigerant charge, and if it drops, the compressor will start to overwork and will soon break. Replacing the compressor of an AC is an expensive repair that you want to avoid at all costs.

Detecting and Repairing Refrigerant Loss

There are a few signs of loss of refrigerant: reduced cooling, ice appearing along the indoor coil, and hissing sounds. At the first indication of any of these, shut off the system and call for a repair technician.

Repairs for refrigerant loss involve finding the source of the leak, fixing it, and then recharging the refrigerant to its correct amount. The new refrigerant must be the correct blend, and the system cannot be overcharged (which is as damaging as being undercharged). Always rely on trained professionals for this task.

When low refrigerant afflicts your home’s comfort, let SPS Mechanical Inc. be your HVAC company for quality air conditioning service in Sicklerville, NJ. Give us a call today!

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