SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog

Your AC Should NOT Be Doing This

July 26th, 2021

Okay, there might be a few things your air conditioner shouldn’t be doing, but we want to be very clear about one of them. Most problems that occur within an air conditioner can be detected through normal means by a homeowner. A clogged condensate drain will show up as leaking water or mold growth. A refrigerant leak will give off a “chloroform-like” scent as well as a bubbling and hissing sound. When it comes to short-cycling, however, many homeowners don’t even know this is a problem.

If you’re like many other homeowners, then you’re probably vigilant about your air conditioning in West Deptford. You want to know the moment when something is wrong so you can get it fixed, right?

If you’ve never heard the term short-cycling before, or you have but you’re not entirely sure why it’s a problem, then this post is for you.

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Beat the Heat AND High Prices With Us

July 12th, 2021

It’s no secret at this point that the HVAC industry is encountering some unprecedented price hikes for components and full system installations. As the pandemic starts to slow down, many—if not all—homeowners are making the decision to finally upgrade their home comfort system to better suit their needs.

If you’ve been in the market recently for a new air conditioner, your head is probably spinning with the thought of paying so much. You’ve probably even looked at certain HVAC amateurs who could install a system for a cheaper price, but you’re likely not getting the quality air conditioning service in Glassboro that you deserve. So, what’s the solution?

If you keep reading, we’ve got a quick guide on how to handle the current situation. We won’t charge you exorbitant prices unless it’s absolutely necessary, so the earlier you call us the better off you’ll be!

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The Hidden Costs of a Water Leak

June 28th, 2021
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Homeowners have always faced various plumbing problems over the years, especially leaks that cause water to seep everywhere. Depending on the severity of the leaks, they can be major problems that result in flooding, or they can be minor leaks that remain hidden for several months and cause significant damage over a long time. No matter how big or small the leaks are, they can burn a hole in your pocket without you even realizing it.

Do you have a plan to detect and fix leaks? If you do not already have one by now, it is time for you to think about making a change. This post will discuss the hidden costs of a water leak that will help you understand the importance of identifying and fixing any leaks immediately. And of course, if you face any plumbing problems like leaks or a clogged drain in Sewell, NJ, you can contact us to come and fix it for you immediately.

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Central AC Vs. Heat Pump Cooling

June 1st, 2021

Sometimes comparing two completely different air conditioning systems can be like comparing apples and oranges. As local professionals, we completely understand this, which is why we like to pay an up-close and personal visit with your system to make sure it’s running as it should. However, until then, we need to compare two important systems so that you’ve got a baseline of what type of air conditioner you will want in the future.

If your air conditioner is on its way out, or it’s starting to buckle under the pressure of harsh summer heatwaves, then you might be looking for a new system to replace it. In this case, we want you to keep reading so we can fill you in on some great options when it comes to air conditioning installation in Sewell, NJ.

There are two main types of air conditioners we’re going to explore today: central AC systems and heat pump units.

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The Importance of Video Pipe Inspection

May 17th, 2021

“Why would anyone stick a video camera down their drain? What’s the point of that?”

We get it, it sounds like a joke. That is until you’re saved from making an expensive repair when you realize the clog you’ve been dealing with isn’t as large as you thought it was. And it was all thanks to video pipe inspection!

This is a service that’s been around for quite some time, but homeowners seem surprised when they encounter it. Video pipe inspection performed by a plumber in Woodbury, NJ isn’t an experimental, cutting-edge service. It’s standard practice these days, and we’d like to explain to you why it’s so important that you have this service done every once in a while on your plumbing system.

So, let us take the time to convince you why video pipe inspection is one of the best things you can have done for your plumbing system. (And don’t forget to call our team to have it scheduled!)

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HVAC Tips: How to Choose a Contractor

May 3rd, 2021

Forgive us if we might be biased in answering this question, but we think we’ve got some insight to share. We get questions about this all the time, and it’s important that we be honest with our customers, our neighbors, and our friends and family. Choosing a contractor for HVAC service is hard, and unless you ask the right questions or search for the right team, you might be left in the dust with a subpar repair that makes you unhappy.

Sure, we might believe that we’re the best team to call for HVAC in Deptford Township, but it doesn’t really matter what we believe. It’s what customers believe and think. When you look at our reviews and how our business’s reputation has developed, it’s not hard to see.

So, we hope you’ll join us as we talk about some of the best ways to differentiate the bad, the good, and the best HVAC professionals you can hire.

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The Advantages of Early Drain Cleaning

April 19th, 2021

You might be wondering about the difference between early drain cleaning and normal drain cleaning, and that’s a normal thing to think about! After all, you’re probably used to calling us for drain cleaning services when you’ve noticed your drains are either slowing down or suffering from a complete clog.

The truth is that you could gain more benefits from early drain cleaning than from calling us when it might be too late. Scheduling drain cleaning services by a plumber in Sewell, NJ yearly, in the same way you would schedule HVAC maintenance, is a great habit to get into. This would minimize the number of clogs you deal with in the long run, while also improving the quality of your plumbing system.

Today, we’ll go over all of the advantages of hiring a plumber for this kind of work before you’re in the middle of a crisis!

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Everything You Need to Know About Standby Heat Loss

April 5th, 2021

This might seem like an obscure blog topic, but bear with us. Time and time again we see homeowners who are the unknowing victim of a water heater that’s wasting energy. The term standby heat loss refers to the heat that gets lost from a tank water heating system that’s not being used. While this is an unfortunate reality of tank water heating systems, your standby heat loss doesn’t have to be quite so bad.

Water heaters in Glassboro are complex, which is why our team is stacked with specialists who know their way around one. If you’re seeing a skyrocketing energy or fuel bill from your water heater, then we implore you to keep reading and call us for help. There are upgrades, improvements, and repairs that our team can make that are specifically designed to mitigate standby heat loss and make sure your water heater is as efficient as possible.

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“Why Am I Being Forced to Get a Backflow Preventer?”

March 22nd, 2021

In the past few years, we’ve gotten a lot of calls from homeowners about backflow prevention. Certain municipalities in our area are starting to require both backflow prevention services and certifications for homeowners who have older homes. While we agree with this concept, it might seem like tyranny to those homeowners that don’t know much about their plumbing systems.

We get it, as your expert plumbers who perform drain cleaning in Deptford Township, we don’t want to tell any homeowners how to live. However, backflow prevention can help mitigate some of the worst sewer clogs and problems that can come up in a home’s lifespan.

It’s time to take a second to think about why backflow prevention is so important. Then, we’ll start talking about why our team can be in and out of your home in record time, to install a backflow preventer so you can go on with your life.

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Furnace Maintenance? Now?

March 8th, 2021

Yes absolutely. Well, let us explain first.

Maintenance for your furnace is probably something you associate with the fall—and for good reason! Fall is a slower season for our team and it’s also when temperatures are mild enough to not need the full power of your furnace system. You’ve got plenty of time in the fall to schedule maintenance and relax when your system calls for repairs as well. However, if you missed maintenance in the fall, it’s not the end of the world.

Sure, springtime might not be an ideal time to invest in maintenance for your furnace in Sewell, NJ, but it’s better than not getting maintenance at all. Skipping maintenance will result in lower efficiency, more frequent repairs, and a shortened system lifespan. You’re better off calling us for maintenance now, even as you’re taking your air conditioner out of hiatus for another summer!

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