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Can Duct Cleaning Benefit My Air Conditioning?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Duct cleaning can benefit your air conditioning system. Your central air conditioning system depends on the cooperation of its components: your compressor pump pressurizes the refrigerant, the evaporator coil absorbs the indoor thermal energy, the condenser coil and exhaust fan dissipate the heat outside. Your ductwork is an essential part of this system that distributes the air conditioned air throughout your home. Cleaning your ducts can be just as important as replacing your air filter, or keeping your coils free of dust and debris. In this post, we’d like to show you the beneficial impact that duct cleaning can have on your AC. For air conditioning services in Swedesboro, NJ, call SPS Mechanical today!

  • Performance: The performance of your AC depends upon the cleanliness of the ductwork. Dirty and dust-filled ductwork can account for significant airflow loss, which can severely impact your system’s ability to cool your home effectively.
  • Comfort: The cleanliness of your ductwork can dramatically affect your comfort. Not only in terms of keeping cool—although that is important—but also in terms of your indoor air quality. Dust, pollen, dander, and mold are common inhabitants of neglected air ducts. Duct cleaning allows you to get rid of such noxious particles on a regular basis. If you’re particularly sensitive to allergens, you should consider installing an air filtration unit in your cooling system.
  • Energy-efficiency: Your AC has a SEER number, which stands for its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This estimate seeks to measure the mathematical ratio between electrical energy input and cooling output in terms of an entire cooling season. While it’s only an estimate, it is important consideration for energy efficiency.  No matter how efficient your AC is, if it is not paired with excellent ductwork, it will never realize its full potential. Ducts that leak or that are circulating dirt that clog your AC’s filter can have a big impact on energy efficiency.

Duct cleaning is important to the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Make sure you aren’t holding your AC unit back with neglected ductwork. Call the experts at SPS Mechanical for air conditioning in Swedesboro, NJ today!

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Air Conditioning Repair Tip: Common User Errors

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Whether you’ve just bought your air conditioner or have ran it for years, you may not realize that it requires a certain amount of care to run smoothly and to minimize repairs. In short, there are some common user errors that many homeowners do that may have adverse effects on their systems. While we certainly don’t expect you to know the details of the air conditioner’s operation, a little bit of know-how goes a long way towards extending the life of your system and improving the comfort of your home during the summer months. For more information about air conditioning repair in Swedesboro, NJ, call SPS Mechanical today!

  • Forgot to change the air filter: Regularly changing your air filter is one of the things that even the least technicial of us can learn to do. It’s important to the integrity of our system. While the air filter is there to prevent the passage of pollutants and dust from entering your living space, when it becomes dirty or clogged, it can actually begin to impede airflow, which can result in damage to other parts of the system, in addition to inadequate cooling.
  • Bigger is not better? No, it’s not. Your air conditioner needs to be appropriately sized to your home. This depends not only on the volume of air in your living space, but also on the quality of your insulation and the orientation of your home with respect to the sun. Choosing the largest possible system with the hope that it will easily handle your cooling needs may only lead to excessive cold air and frequent short cycling, which can dramatically reduce your energy-efficiency. You need a professionally sized system that will maximize your efficiency without sacrificing performance.
  • Maintenance is unnecessary: You might think that if your AC is under 5 years old, then it doesn’t need anything. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a common user error. Routine maintenance and cleaning by a professional is the best way to ensure that your cooling system operates effectively and efficiently for years to come. Without it, however, the efficiency of your AC can dramatically depreciate.

These are just a few of the mistakes that can lead to problems with your air conditioning. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to ask a certified professional. For air conditioning repair in Swedesboro, NJ, call SPS Mechanical today! 

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What Furnace Noises Mean: A Heating Guide

Monday, December 17th, 2012

A proper installation, high-quality maintenance service and exceptional repair service from your professional service provider can help to ensure the efficient, effective performance of your furnace. Part of your job as a homeowner is to pay attention to your furnace and getting it the service it needs to maintain high performance levels. A lot of people ignore seemingly minor issues with their home heating systems, taking a reactive approach to its maintenance regiment. This is one of the worst things you can do to the furnace in your Woolwich Township home. Listen to what your furnace is telling you and contact the furnace service experts at SPS Mechanical as soon as you suspect a problem with your furnace.

You may notice a lot of different sounds coming from your furnace. No furnace is completely silent during operation, but the development of new, alarming sounds requires the attention of a professional. A loud, shrill noise, for instance, may indicate a problem with the motor or some other moving part in the furnace. This may be a simple case of inadequate lubrication, but only a professional service provider will be able to tell you for sure.

Some ticking and rattling is not uncommon when your furnace shuts down. It is often just the sound of various hot components cooling off, like you hear from your car engine after a drive. If these sounds seem to be growing more and more intense, though, you may have a problem requiring repair service.

Another common furnace sound is a bumping or banging from the furnace itself – not the ductwork or pipes. While loose pipes or ductwork may rattle or bang, indicating a need for tightening, a similar sound from within the furnace may be more serious. A damaged belt may be to blame, or some other component may have worked loose.

Furnace repair is never a “do-it-yourself” project. Even if you think that an issue with the operation of your furnace is no cause for alarm, you still must contact a professional Woolwich Township heating contractor to be sure. Call us to ensure the safe, efficient operation of your furnace.

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