SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog: Archive for March, 2015

Now Is the Time to Convert to Natural Gas Heating

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Do you still rely on heating oil to get through the winter? This means dealing with regular fees and deliveries which may or may not be as reliable as you need them to be. Of course, this may seem like your only option if you’ve relied on this system for a long time. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. The friendly technicians at SPS Mechanical Inc. offer natural gas conversion so that you no longer have to worry about heating oil. Give us a call today to switch out your system in Deptford Township.

There are a couple of major reasons you may decide to convert your unit to natural gas. Natural gas is cheaper than heating oil. Furthermore, the cost of running your system may lower as well, especially if you replace your boiler or furnace with a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR qualified system. New units use far less energy than older heating systems, and you may notice that your bills drop by as much as one-fourth. And, your new system may have fewer parts, as it won’t require additional pumps to bring oil into the system, which means it uses less energy.

Often, homeowners simply choose natural gas conversion to make life a little less complicated. In the dead of winter, it would not be ideal to run out of heating oil unexpectedly. Natural gas is reliable and safe. You’ll never run out of natural gas as the line runs directly to your home. And if the gas line is not located near the current heater location, technicians can extend the line.

Now is the best time to schedule natural gas conversion. Though it may seem to last forever, warmer weather will be here soon. And this is a great opportunity to be without heat for a length of time while technicians work on your system (though they can provide a temporary heater as well). Don’t wait until winter returns before you have to think about the hassles of heating oil again. And make sure you choose professionals as these are the only people qualified to safely work with natural gas.

Call the heating professionals at SPS Mechanical Inc. for more information or to schedule an appointment for our natural gas conversion in Deptford Township.

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Do You Need Heating Repair or Replacement?

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

One of the most frustrating things that can happen on a very cold day is if your heater stops working on a very cold day or night. Not only do you have to go without heat for a little while, you also have to worry about the future of your heating system. Will a repair be enough to keep the unit going? Or will you need to replace the entire heating system? We’ve put together a brief guide to when replacement is the best option. But only a technician can determine with certainty what lies ahead for your system.

When you’re in need of heating repair in Haddonfield, call on the help of the experts at SPS Mechanical Inc. We have all of the experience necessary to find the right solution for your heating trouble, whether it’s a boiler, furnace, or heat pump.

When Is Heating Replacement Necessary?

Only a professional can determine for sure whether your system is finally done for. But there are a few signs that may alert you to this. If you seem to make heating repairs far too frequently, this may mean that your unit’s time is up. If these are small electrical repairs or similar minor issues, it may not be so big of a deal. But if it seems like you are replacing pipes, motors, and other large parts, a replacement heater may be a more cost-effective option. As the parts of your system begin to wear down, the pieces become overworked, and they may wear down one by one. You may end up spending more to replace all of the individual parts than you would on purchasing a whole new system.

Other signs that a system should be replaced include old age and rusting, at which point a system is no longer viable. You may also choose to replace an older system in need of repair. If a system is nearing the end of its lifespan, it can break down at any time. A new system will run more efficiently than your older unit anyway, as today’s systems save far more energy than they once did. Often, the monthly savings make up for the initial cost.

Call the friendly people at SPS Mechanical Inc. for heating repair or replacement in Haddonfield. We offer 24-hour emergency service, so you can get help at any time of night.

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3 Plumbing Installations You May Need

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

You plumbing system consists of many important components that work together to provide you with all of the conveniences that go along with modern plumbing. You may feel as if your plumbing system works adequately as-is. However, there are a few plumbing installations that could greatly improve not only your plumbing system but your quality of life as well. Call the plumbers at SPS Mechanical Inc. for more information about how you can get these plumbing installations in Sicklerville and check our guide.

Water Heater

Of course, you probably already have a water heater installed in your home. However, you may not have the most efficient water heater for your particular needs. If your water heater is oversized, it will use up more energy than your family needs to use. But if it’s undersized, you may not get enough hot water in your home. We can resize your new water heater unit in order to make sure it accommodates your family members’ needs. We can also help you select between a tank and tankless model if you’re considering more options for your home.

Water Treatment System

A water treatment system can improve the quality of the water throughout your entire home. While many homeowners rely on localized filters that remove contaminants from only one area of the home, this ignores the reality that these contaminants exist throughout the entire home. Filter contaminants from the entire water supply with a filter or specialty cartridge, or a reverse osmosis system, one of the most effective water filtration systems. We also install chemical feed pumps to eliminate contaminants from the water in your well.

Garbage Disposal

If you need a new garbage disposal unit, the installation cannot wait. Garbage disposals protect your plumbing from clogs that can eventually allow waste to backup through your drains. Make cleanup and cooking easier by installing a new garbage disposal unit for your kitchen sink. You can even upgrade your existing unit to one with better horsepower if you want yours to be more effective.

Call our plumbers at SPS Mechanical Inc. for plumbing services in Sicklerville. We offer new installation or repairs and maintenance for your existing units.

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How Furnace Maintenance Prevents Repairs

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

By the beginning of winter, it’s been a long time since you’ve run your heating unit. Layers of dirt can build up, and pieces can fall into a state of disrepair. By the middle of winter, the parts of your heating system may be so worn down that performance suffers dramatically. The best way to keep this from occurring is by scheduling maintenance every year.

During maintenance, a technician simply makes a few adjustments that only a trained expert knows how to make. This includes cleaning some of the components as carefully as possible, tightening electrical connections, and fixing any parts that are a little loose, bent, or installed incorrectly. Here’s how maintenance helps to prevent furnace repair in West Deptford.

Lightens the Workload

The most important thing that maintenance does for your furnace is that it lightens the workload for your system. The unit has to work extra hard anytime a piece is not quite as it should be. This means that parts can begin to break down. Replacing only these parts may not solve the problem, as other parts have become overworked as well. As a technician cleans and adjust parts that interfere with normal operation, the entire system can run as needed, not just one or two parts.

When your furnace no longer has to work so hard, you’ll notice a lot of other benefits as well. For one, the system will run more efficiently. You may notice that your bills begin to lower right away. The unit may also last years longer than expected, and it should heat your home more quickly than it did before.

Learn about Problems Early on

Another benefit of scheduling maintenance is that you can find out whether your system needs repairs before it fails entirely. A breakdown in the middle of the heating season is a major inconvenience, but your technician will tell you now if something is not quite right, so you can handle it now rather than later.

Call us today at SPS Mechanical Inc. for professional furnace repair or maintenance in West Deptford. Maintenance is a great step to take at any time of year, and our experts have years of experience to get your system into the top shape possible.

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