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

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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Alternatives to Oil and Propane Heating

Monday, December 31st, 2018

blue-question-markThe cost to heat your home with oil or propane is only rising with each year. Across the nation, natural gas is the cheaper, cleaner alternative. But even if you don’t have access to natural gas, you can still benefit from switching to electricity.

In this post, we’ll explain why switching to gas or electricity is more convenient, along with advice on which heating system you should use for those fuel sources.

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Should I Replace My Furnace?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

gas-burnerThe days are getting colder, and you’re probably already starting to rely on your furnace for warmth during the day. As you use your furnace more and more over the next few weeks, you’re going to be putting a lot more strain on the system. Before we get too far into heating season, it’s a good idea to make sure that your furnace is up to the task of dealing with that strain over the next several months. If your system doesn’t have enough in it to get you through the whole winter, it’s probably a better idea to replace it now than to wait for it to break down in the middle of the season.

The best way to tell whether or not your system needs replacing is to have a technician examine it for you. Before you take that step, though, consider the symptoms below for some additional guidance.

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Why You Might Want to Install a Boiler System This Winter

Monday, January 29th, 2018

boiler-installationThere are a lot of different home heating systems available on the market today, each of which is suited to a different set of individual circumstances. If you’re in the market for a new home heating system, it’s a good idea that you take a close look at each heating system type.

That way, you can determine which one would provide the most benefit for your needs before installing it. Have a look at some of the unique qualities a boiler can bring to the table, including the advantages it can offer to your home this winter.

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Now is a Great Time for Furnace Maintenance

Monday, January 1st, 2018

gas-furnaceWinter is the time of year when furnaces are placed under the greatest amount of stress. We’re going to assume that you’re already using your furnace on a pretty regular basis to keep your home warm and comfortable, which means that it’s got a much higher chance of developing some sort of issue.

The way to mitigate that added likelihood of problems cropping up is to schedule preventive maintenance. Read on to find out why furnace maintenance is such a good idea, and why you should have it done as soon as possible.

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