SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Commercial Services’ Category

A New Commercial HVAC FAQ

Monday, December 26th, 2022

Are you nervous about your next big commercial HVAC purchase? You’re not wrong for feeling that way. These purchases can be incredibly expensive and depending on the type of business you have or the situation you’re in, you might be operating on thin margins. When a heater breaks down in the middle of the winter, it’s an unfortunate but necessary expense to get a replacement.

If you’re scared about how expensive it might be to get a new commercial HVAC installation in Gloucester County, NJ, we completely understand. In order to alleviate some of the pressure and help you be in a better space to avoid spending any unnecessary money, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions about commercial HVAC units. We’ll discuss their sizes, their types, and why you might be better of with a specific type of system over a different one.

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How Commercial Plumbing Problems Can Halt Operations

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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Businesses require plumbing systems that are in tip-top shape in order to serve their customers and meet health codes. Restaurants need access to clean, hot water, residential buildings must supply hot water for tenants, and there’s also a need for hot water in bathrooms and drinking fountains in certain public places for legal reasons. 

Commercial plumbing is much more complicated than residential plumbing. Unlike residential piping, commercial plumbing encompasses pipes, valves, fixtures, and other components to accommodate a larger volume of water on any given day.

When problems arise, if they’re not fixed immediately and appropriately, there can be major consequences. Buildings and businesses must meet certain standards and failing to do so can result in a lawsuit or an issue with the permits.

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Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Commercial Air Conditioner

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Commercial air conditioners are very sturdy systems. They have to be, in order to keep up with the demand. Sooner or later, though, they all break down permanently and need to be replaced. When your commercial air conditioner gets close to the end of its lifespan, you’re going to want to get it replaced as soon as possible. Replacing a system as large as a commercial air conditioner can take a while, and the last thing you want is to be without air conditioning on a hot day. So read on for a list of signs that you need to have your commercial air conditioner replaced.

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Signs You Need Commercial HVAC Repairs

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

An air conditioning and heating system working at its best is an asset for a company. However, it’s easy to take the comfort for granted and assume the system will continue to operate at the height of efficiency without interruption. Considering the amount of work that a commercial HVAC system must perform year-round for a busy company, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that eventually it will encounter malfunctions that will require professional attention.

Here are a few signs to look for that will alert you to an HVAC system that is struggling because of a repair need. Call SPS Mechanical Inc. for professional technicians who can handle the work to restore your commercial HVAC in Glassboro, NJ. We also offer regular maintenance which will make sure that your business’ heating and cooling is never taken for granted and always receives the care it needs to keep running.

Indications of Repair Needs for Commercial Systems

  • Uneven heating or cooling: Always pay close attention to employees who have noticed hot or cold spots in the building. Your employees will be accustomed to steady temperatures, and they will quickly notice changes that lead to discomfort. Uneven heating/cooling is usually a sign that something has gone wrong with the thermostats or the dampers in the ventilation system, but it could also indicate that the actual air conditioner or heater is beginning to struggle and cannot send out conditioned air to all parts of the work space.
  • Skyrocketing power bills: As a business owner, you will keep close track of expenses. Should you notice an increase in your power bills that you cannot account for due to changes in work schedules, the issue may lie with an HVAC system that has started to work inefficiently due to malfunctions. It could be loss of refrigerant, strained motors, dust and dirt in the system, clogged filters, or general wear and tear due to lack of maintenance. Call for technicians to investigate.
  • Odd smells from the vents: Acrid and musty smells that start to permeate a building often come from the vents. This could indicate breaks in the ventilation system, or it could come from overheating engines or a compressor inside the heater or air conditioner. Don’t hesitate when these odors start, since a burnt-out compressor is one of the most expensive repairs an air conditioner or heat pump can need.

Only Hire Commercial Repair Specialists

Repairs for commercial systems require technicians trained specifically to handle them. You cannot call up any commercial HVAC repair company and expect quality results. When your Glassboro, NJ commercial HVAC starts to encounter trouble, look to the services at SPS Mechanical Inc. If you sign up for our commercial maintenance plan to help prevent future repairs, you’ll receive priority service, discounts, no overtime charges for 24-hour repairs, and zero trip charges.

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Why are Commercial HVAC Systems Modular?

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Commercial HVAC systems usually appear on the roof of the buildings they cool, and differ in numerous ways from residential air conditioning systems. Here in Woodbury, commercial HVAC systems are a common sight, and you may have noticed that they’re modular in nature, with multiple commercial units in place on the roof of just a single building. Why are commercial HVAC systems modular? The answer says a lot about why they differ from residential systems.

Every air conditioning unit it built to handle a certain power load. If it ever exceeds that power load, it will labor to do its job and may damage key components in the process. In residential homes hat’s not usually much of a factor. You measure the square footage, account for things like insulation and sun exposure, and install a single unit capable of handling the entire building. But that’s just not practical with business spaces. Office space may not be filled all the time and old tenant leave and new ones take their place. A prudent office manage doesn’t want to cool space that no one’s using, but if you have just a single air conditioning unit, you won’t have a choice. In addition, some businesses may need more cooling power than others; for example, if they have a large number of computer hard drives that need to be kept cool at all times. That speaks to the same thing: businesses need flexibility in their power load if they intend to cool the air effectively.

Modular systems provide that. In cases when you need more power, you can simply add another unit without having to replace the entire system. And if you need less power, you can just shut one of or remove it just as easily. Modular units also make it easier to conduct repairs without cutting off air to the entire building; no small concern if you want your customers and employees to be comfortable.

For more on why Woodbury commercial HVAC systems are modular, or to install or repair such a system in your building, give SPS Mechanical a call. We have the skills and experience you need, so don’t hesitate to set up an appointment today! For commercial HVAC installation or other HVAC services in Woodbury, contact us today and speak with one of our specialists.

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