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

When a Furnace Is About to Go

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Furnaces are tricky because they’re so important, but they’re still invaluable parts of our homes. You might feel better calling for a furnace repair when it starts acting up, but if you’re constantly calling for repairs or getting an ancient system fixed up, you might be feeling that stress again soon. This is why there are two separate services for customers, repairs and replacement, designed to address different problems that you might be encountering.

Let’s ask a simple question. Do you need furnace replacement in Gloucester County, NJ? Or would you be better off with just a quick furnace repair? If you can’t confidently answer this question, then you’re not alone. A lot of homeowners struggle to figure out what to do in this kind of situation. Luckily, we’ll go into the details of how you can tell when your system needs replacement.

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How Often Does My Heater Need Repairs?

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Heating repairs are an inevitability of having a heating system. It’s not your fault, and it’s usually not the fault of your prospective HVAC contractor, but it’s just a reality of life. We put a lot of stress on these systems year after year, and the job they have is absolutely immense. Keeping an entire living space warm throughout the winter for several years in a row is going to at least result in one or two components falling apart. That’s when you should call for repairs.

But there’s a big difference between a once-in-a-while repair and repairs every single year. The first one is going to be unavoidable no matter what heating system you have, while the latter is a signal that your system needs replacement.

Sound confusing? Don’t worry, it’s actually quite simple when you boil it down. Let’s talk about how often your heating in Deptford Township, NJ is going to need repairs and when it’s time to call it quits.

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How Safe Is a Furnace Really?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

When homeowners invest in a new furnace installation in Gloucester County, NJ, this is one of the things they ask. Sure, everyone who is selling a gas furnace is going to say that they’re safe, but how can you make sure that your gas furnace is not going to put you or your family in danger?

To put your mind at ease, it’s helpful to know about the components of the system and the science of how it works. Gas furnaces are ingenious inventions because of their ability to burn natural gas at a slow and steady rate without putting your family at risk. Sure, burning gas produces carbon monoxide and smoke, but with some of the safety mechanisms we’re about to discuss, a well-maintained furnace is practically never going to leak any of those fumes into your home or around your family members.

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A Leaking Boiler: 3 Common Causes

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

So, you’ve investigated your boiler system and you’ve come to realize that it’s leaking. Perhaps it was the plethora of puddles that sat underneath the system or the various pipes connected to it. Or, maybe it was the “drip drip drip” that you could hear coming from the basement in the middle of the night. Regardless of how you found out, it’s happening and it needs to be fixed.

Boilers are reliable heating systems, but they can run into unique problems that other heaters don’t, like leaks. Just because your boiler is leaking, doesn’t mean the whole system is shot, but the cause could be one of many things.

First of all, we recommend doing yourself a favor and calling our team for boiler repairs in Sewell, NJ. That’s a great start and it will ensure that your system gets fixed by a professional. Next, read on to uncover why your boiler might be leaking!

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Switch from Oil to Gas Heating Today!

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Are your heating bills rising? The cost of oil for heating homes and businesses has grown in the last few years. That makes it more difficult and expensive to create a safe, comfortable place to live. However, many people realize they don’t have to keep up with oil prices. Instead, they are considering the benefit of making a switch to a gas furnace in Deptford Township, NJ. Making this move may seem like a big one, but there are real benefits to doing so now.

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5 Reasons to Go Pro Today!

Monday, March 7th, 2022

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC is a necessity in today’s world. It’s hard to imagine that a few decades ago it was a rarity.

So you want to have HVAC work done in your house. Great Idea!

And, you plan to DIY the HVAC in your house. Not a great Idea!

DIY can be tricky. Homeowners might do it incorrectly, break some parts, or make some unintentional mistakes that cause hazards. That’s why you need professional HVAC service.

They have the skills, experience, and knowledge to set up the HVAC as needed. Here are 5 reasons to go for professional service today.

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Let’s Find the Optimal Heating Temperature

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Keeping your home at the optimal temperature for maximum comfort regardless of the time of day and as efficiently as possible is the ultimate good move. Winter, in particular, in the Washington area is rough on the heating units in our homes but, most of all, on us homeowners. Let’s make heating more of an essential than a nice thing to have, and hope your unit doesn’t break down at this time.

But not to worry, heaters are better than ever, and if yours does break, there is reliable heater repair in Washington Township near you. In this blog post, we will be looking at keeping our homes comfortable while keeping utility bills as low as possible. 

So if you’re ready to realize savings, keep reading to learn more.

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What Is the AFUE of a Furnace?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Before buying a furnace, there are several factors to consider for the Sewell, NJ homeowner. Beyond the price, fuel source, and maintenance expectations, it is just as essential to consider the AFUE.

But what is the AFUE? How do you determine the AFUE? Not to worry, because this guide will explain everything you need to know about AFUE ratings.

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It’s Not Too Late for Furnace Maintenance!

Monday, December 27th, 2021

If you’re playing any kind of sport or physical activity, it’s important to do some stretches and to stay hydrated. If you skipped that at the beginning of the game, it’s not ideal, but you can always do some stretches and drink water at halftime, or even at the end of the game, to make sure you’re staying healthy and safe.

Think of furnace maintenance as stretching and hydration for your furnace while it does physical activity. Without it, things can get dangerous, and your furnace and start breaking down. And even if you skipped it when it was ideal (like this fall), it’s never too late to invest in it now.

Maintenance is one of those furnace services in Washington Township that is worth the price even when purchased late in the season. Today, we’re going to cover why that is and help you get in touch with our team to schedule maintenance.

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5 Tips to Warm a Cold Home

Monday, December 13th, 2021

If you’ve got a home that’s particularly cold no matter what you set the thermostat to, then you can always count on a call to us to get the job done. Once you pick up your phone and call our number, we’ll be on our way to your house to make some targeted repairs and get your heater back up and running. Easy as pie, right?

Well … then what happens? What if you’re waiting for our technicians to arrive, or you’ve got a lot of elderly family at your house and you need to keep things warm? We’re not big fans of “giving up,” so this blog is dedicated to all those who might be stressed about the time when you need to keep things warm even when your heater won’t.

First, don’t forget to call our team for heating repair in Glassboro. Then, keep reading for our expert advice!

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