SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Deptford Township’

All About Backflow Prevention

Monday, January 14th, 2019

backflow-regulatorWhen water flows into your home or property, it doesn’t seem like there’s much to it. There’s a pipe, and it brings water when you turn on the faucet. Simple, right?

Well, it only seems simple when proper backflow prevention safeguards are in place. Your relationship with water gets a lot more complicated when you consider the fact that water going the opposite direction can be a huge hazard.

We’ll explain what “backflow prevention” really means and why it’s so important to get the OK from certified backflow prevention experts.

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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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Is It Time to Flush Your Water Heater?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

tank-water-heaterIf they gave trophies to home appliances, water heaters would be winning one every year (and we’re not talking about the obligatory trophies they give to all the kids on the team). Nearly every appliance in your home relies on the water heater. If the sink gets clogged, sure, you might not be able to use your sink for the day. But if something happens to the water heater? The sink, the washer, and the shower are out of commission (unless you like freezing showers).

What we’re trying to say is: You have to take care of your water heater. One way to do that is by flushing the sediments that collect at the bottom of the tank.

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Duct Services (And How Not to Perform Them)

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

duct-cleaning-brushIf there’s any part of your HVAC system that’s consistently forgotten about—aside from the air filter—it would have to be the duct system. Yet, the ducts provide one of the most essential functions of the entire HVAC system: they circulate the air through your home!

Likewise, those ducts need just as much professional attention as any other part of your HVAC system. And we really do mean a professional! In this post, we’ll explain why you need duct services from an expert of HVAC and energy savings in Deptford Township.

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Qualities of A Good HVAC Contractor

Monday, November 19th, 2018

service-technicianWith the internet, we’re able to do a Google search for an HVAC contractor and find dozens of results. It’s never been easier to find local contractors. Yet, it’s never been harder to decide on a local contractor. Choice-overload is real, and it’s preventing you from dialing the right contractor.

But even among all the contractors out there, a good contractor is going to operate in a way that goes above and beyond just simple repairs or installation. Keep reading and we’ll explain a couple of qualities that make a good HVAC contractor in Deptford Township stand out.

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When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Plumber-with-drain-snakeIt’s pretty easy to fall into the trap of ignoring the drains in your home, thinking that they’ll just take care of themselves. After all, what kind of maintenance could drain pipes possibly need? Well, drain cleaning, for one. Drain cleaning helps to keep your drains free of waste buildup and other blockages, and ensures that it runs as smoothly as possible. If you haven’t cleaned your drains in a while, the following are just a few of the indications that you should probably have it done sooner rather than later.

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You Might Need a New Water Heater if it Fits This List

Monday, July 16th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters can last quite a while, but they don’t last forever. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your water heater if you’ve had it for a while, so that you can tell as early as possible whether or not the system is in need of replacement. If you miss the warning signs, you risk suddenly finding yourself without hot water when your system breaks down on you. So, consider consulting a technician about installing a new water heater if your current system fits this list of symptoms.

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Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Energy Efficiency With These Steps

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Air-ConditionersSummer is when you’re going to be using your air conditioner the most, of course. You’re going to want to take some steps to improve your system’s efficiency, then, both because it will lower the odds of issues coming up, and will save you money in the long run. Have a look at some of the ways that you can improve the efficiency of your air conditioner this summer.

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Watch Out for These Signs That Your Air Conditioner is Malfunctioning

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechnicianSummer puts a lot of strain on your air conditioner, which increases the odds of it malfunctioning in some way. Even if you’ve taken steps to lower the chances of that happening, like scheduling preventive maintenance, there is still a possibility of some sort of issue cropping up between maintenance appointments. While you’re using your air conditioner on a regular basis this season, make sure that you keep an eye out for the following signs that your system is in trouble.

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Now is a Good Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechnicianSummer is not far off now. Soon you’ll be using your air conditioner on a daily basis to keep your home comfortable, which means more strain and wear on the system. The more you use your air conditioner, the more likely it will be to develop problems of various kinds. Fortunately, there is a way to make sure that you can rely on your air conditioner throughout the summer without having to worry about it malfunctioning when you need it the most: maintenance.

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