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

The Hidden Perks of an Electric Furnace

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

We think that sometimes electric furnaces get a bad rap. They’re overshadowed constantly by their bigger brother, the natural gas-powered furnace, which isn’t necessarily good. Electric furnaces are offered in markets far and wide for a reason, and we’d like to talk about why.

For starters, natural gas furnaces are extremely different from electric furnaces, even though they share a similar name. These differences, when pointed out, give homeowners a better clue as to why electric furnaces might actually be better systems for specific homes in our area. While you might have been told that natural gas furnaces are better for a home, an electric furnace in Sewell, NJ might actually be better for your home. Electric furnaces occupy a specific area of the heating industry, and we’re going to shine a light on that today.

Want to know more? Keep reading as we get into the details.

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Our Comprehensive Heating Safety Checklist

Monday, December 28th, 2020

We’re moving into the dead of winter, which means your heater is working day in and day out. While we want our homeowners to know that heaters operate incredibly safely, we also don’t want to lie: gas furnaces can become a safety hazard if they’re neglected, ignored, and improperly maintained. Just like a fireplace can become dangerous, a gas furnace can quickly become a problem for your family’s safety if you’re not vigilant.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to go anywhere else to find the information you need. We’ve got our very own comprehensive heating safety checklist right here. We’ll make sure your heating in Glassboro stays comfortable while your family remains safe. There are steps you can take to make things better. Just remember to take good care of your heating system, so it takes good care of you.

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Our HVAC Advice: 4 Tips You Need to Know

Monday, November 30th, 2020

It’s getting late in the holiday season, which means it’s time to tighten the belt and save some money. Between shopping for presents, cleaning your home for any guests (either virtual or in a quarantine-bubble), or the massive grocery trips for cooking materials, you’ve got your hands full. The last thing on your mind right now is your heating system or the comfort of your home.

That is, until your heater breaks down. That could be the tipping point that makes you feel like canceling all your holiday plans. The truth is that this is a possibility, but a team that performs quality HVAC in Woodbury, NJ can absolutely make your life a lot easier and save you money as well.

We’re going to give you four seasonal tips that should help keep things running smoothly. Your home, your budget, and your peace of mind will be in much better shape if you listen to the advice of pros.

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Make Sure Your Heating Is Secure This Year

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

What does secure heating mean? Well, to many homeowners, that probably means waking up on Black Friday or Christmas Morning with a hot cup of coffee and warm, cozy temperatures indoors that have been uninterrupted all night. To others, it might mean getting the heating bill at the end of the month and seeing that prices are still lower than you thought they would be, leading to a wide smile. Secure heating might mean different things to different people, but they all have one thing in common: a great heating contractor.

HVAC service in Deptford Township waxes and wanes in popularity from season to season. Right now, people are enjoying the sweater weather for the first time. When winter comes, we’ll be getting calls left and right about heater repair.

So, before things get hectic, let’s talk about why you could benefit from working with our team over any of the others in our area of New Jersey.

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The Unique Advantages of Radiant Heat

Monday, February 24th, 2020

While not many homeowners know exactly what radiant heat entails, they do know what a radiator is. Radiators are actually much older than people think, being invented in 1854 and widely used as a residential heating appliance for pretty much the entire 20th century. However, if you think a boiler and radiant heating is a heating method of the past, you’re poorly mistaken.

Radiant heating is an incredibly effective and efficient way to heat your home. There’s no wonder it’s a solution that’s been around for generations, it works extraordinarily well. But before anyone tries to convince you that purchasing a boiler or radiant heating system is the right move, it’s a better idea to be informed on exactly how these systems work and what they entail.

So, buckle up. We’re about to take a journey through the advantages of radiant heating in Sewell, NJ and discuss some benefits that you might not even be aware of!

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Is Natural Gas an Option for You?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

We reckon a lot of homeowners have seen the “natural gas conversion” section of our website and have been hesitant to click it. It’s understandable, when you don’t work with natural gas or oil systems every day, it can be daunting to know just what type of service could benefit you the most. Well, here we are to talk about what exactly this type of service is and how it could possibly help you and your home’s heating system.

To be blatantly honest, we offer these particular heating services in Sewell, NJ because natural gas is just leagues more efficient and clean-burning than other fuels like oil, and it’s a much more convenient solution than having to get your propane tank refilled every so often. We’d like to introduce you to heating solutions that are powered by natural gas.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Boiler?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Boilers last for an incredibly long time when maintained correctly. We’ve seen boilers that are old enough to be getting their Ph.D. degree, while still being able to effectively heat a home. That being said, not every boiler is going to last this long and we’re here to give you some tips to help you see if it’s time to replace your old faithful.

Think of heating in Sewell, NJ like you would an older car. Sure, a 20 or 30-year-old car might have its problems, but if it’s lasted this long, it shouldn’t be too hard to keep it up to snuff right? Well, when it comes to boilers, you’re going to want to make sure it works and that it works as efficiently as possible. Otherwise, you’re basically burning money every month for energy costs that you’d rather not pay.

Interested? Let’s see if your boiler could use a replacement.

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Signs You Might Need a Heater Replacement

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Heaters don’t last forever. Anyone who has ever owned a house for longer than 15 years should know that. However, sometimes that line between repair and replacement can be blurry and hard to decipher. For homeowners, it’s usually a case of not really wanting to think about a heater system, since the best work a heater can do is leave you comfortable enough where your HVAC worries are far and out of your mind.

The bad news is, there will be repairs and replacements in your future. The silver lining to that bad news is that there are some signs that could point you in the right direction if you’re confused as to which is better.

So, let’s get to the bottom of it. How can we figure out if you need a few simple repairs on your system or a whole new heater replacement in Sewell, NJ?

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Benefits of Converting to Natural Gas Systems

Monday, February 25th, 2019

money-see-sawWhile we can appreciate the benefits of oil-fueled heating systems, here’s the truth:

Natural gas is doing the same job, but better.

If you’ve been thinking about converting to natural gas, now is as good a time as any to do it. The benefits of natural gas system are hard to ignore. Plus, you won’t have to change your life too much to accommodate it—you can still use furnaces and boilers with natural gas. Here’s why it’s a good idea to switch now:

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The Great Debate: Forced-Air Heating vs Radiant Heating

Monday, February 11th, 2019

infloor-heatingIn the world of HVAC, there are two methods of heating: radiant heat and forced-air.

Forced-air has dominated the country for a few decades now. You know them personally as furnaces, heat pumps, and ductless mini-splits.

On the other side, you have radiant heat. This type of heating is used in boilers and the aptly named radiant heating systems.

If you’re in the market for a new heater in Deptford Township and have been considering new options, keep reading. We’ll describe the differences between the two.

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