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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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Furnace Problems to Watch for

Monday, November 7th, 2016

You’re going to be using your furnace more and more often over the next few months, which will increase the amount of strain on the system. More strain means more problems, so you should keep an eye out for any signs that something is wrong with the furnace. If you want to know a bit more about the problems that can afflict your furnace, read on.

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Watch for These Common Furnace Problems During Winter

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Of all the times of year that a furnace is used, the winter is the most stressful. This is, after all, the season in which the furnace is used on a daily basis. All of that added wear and tear makes it far more likely for problems to develop. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, keep an eye out for these common furnace problems.

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How Furnace Maintenance Prevents Repairs

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

By the beginning of winter, it’s been a long time since you’ve run your heating unit. Layers of dirt can build up, and pieces can fall into a state of disrepair. By the middle of winter, the parts of your heating system may be so worn down that performance suffers dramatically. The best way to keep this from occurring is by scheduling maintenance every year.

During maintenance, a technician simply makes a few adjustments that only a trained expert knows how to make. This includes cleaning some of the components as carefully as possible, tightening electrical connections, and fixing any parts that are a little loose, bent, or installed incorrectly. Here’s how maintenance helps to prevent furnace repair in West Deptford.

Lightens the Workload

The most important thing that maintenance does for your furnace is that it lightens the workload for your system. The unit has to work extra hard anytime a piece is not quite as it should be. This means that parts can begin to break down. Replacing only these parts may not solve the problem, as other parts have become overworked as well. As a technician cleans and adjust parts that interfere with normal operation, the entire system can run as needed, not just one or two parts.

When your furnace no longer has to work so hard, you’ll notice a lot of other benefits as well. For one, the system will run more efficiently. You may notice that your bills begin to lower right away. The unit may also last years longer than expected, and it should heat your home more quickly than it did before.

Learn about Problems Early on

Another benefit of scheduling maintenance is that you can find out whether your system needs repairs before it fails entirely. A breakdown in the middle of the heating season is a major inconvenience, but your technician will tell you now if something is not quite right, so you can handle it now rather than later.

Call us today at SPS Mechanical Inc. for professional furnace repair or maintenance in West Deptford. Maintenance is a great step to take at any time of year, and our experts have years of experience to get your system into the top shape possible.

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How to Avoid Unecessary Furnace Repair

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Modern furnace manufacturers build their products with reliability and durability in mind. (As well as safety, but that’s a subject for another post.) Furnaces shouldn’t require numerous repairs to keep them operating during their estimated lifespan. You can expect an increase in repair needs as a furnace approaches the end of its service life; this is one of the warnings that you should schedule new furnace installation.

But furnace repair needs can crop up at any point. Some you can’t avoid. Most you can. We’ll give you advice on how to keep the second kind away from your furnace in Haddonfield, NJ.

Call SPS Mechanical Inc. whenever you need repairs—or help keeping your furnace repair-free.

Ways to prevent problems in your furnace

The mandatory step in furnace problem prevention is to schedule professional maintenance every year. This regular maintenance is often called “preventive” maintenance for good reason: it tunes-up, cleans, and adjusts your furnace to prevent malfunctions from starting. Maintenance inspectors check over all the components and systems of a furnace to see that everything works the way it should and age isn’t biting into it too deeply. If there are problems, you’ll have early warning to get them taken care of.

There’s an important maintenance step you can take care of yourself: changing the furnace filter regularly during periods of regular use. The filter catches debris that might enter the furnace through the return air vents, and if the filter becomes too clogged, it will reduce air flow and permit contamination to enter the cabinet and cause numerous malfunctions.

You can reduce the stress on your furnace so it won’t age rapidly with some simple adjustments to how you heat your home. It’s rarely necessary to turn the thermostat up to the furnace’s maximum (90°F for most gas furnaces). The U.S. Department of Energy recommends keeping the thermostat set about 68°F and putting on an extra layer of clothes. If that’s too cold, you can ease up into the 70s, but don’t push higher than that. When you’re asleep, turn down the thermostat. This will make your furnace work less—and you’ll save money on your heating bills as well.

Start with maintenance today

SPS Mechanical Inc. has a Total Maintenance Solution program. If you sign up, you’ll receive two precision tune-ups per year (furnace and air conditioner), priority scheduling, and a 15% discount on all flat-rate services. This is an investment in your furnace’s performance and future, and it will pay off immensely. Call us today to keep your furnace in Haddonfield, NJ running efficiently.

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What Furnace Noises Mean: A Heating Guide

Monday, December 17th, 2012

A proper installation, high-quality maintenance service and exceptional repair service from your professional service provider can help to ensure the efficient, effective performance of your furnace. Part of your job as a homeowner is to pay attention to your furnace and getting it the service it needs to maintain high performance levels. A lot of people ignore seemingly minor issues with their home heating systems, taking a reactive approach to its maintenance regiment. This is one of the worst things you can do to the furnace in your Woolwich Township home. Listen to what your furnace is telling you and contact the furnace service experts at SPS Mechanical as soon as you suspect a problem with your furnace.

You may notice a lot of different sounds coming from your furnace. No furnace is completely silent during operation, but the development of new, alarming sounds requires the attention of a professional. A loud, shrill noise, for instance, may indicate a problem with the motor or some other moving part in the furnace. This may be a simple case of inadequate lubrication, but only a professional service provider will be able to tell you for sure.

Some ticking and rattling is not uncommon when your furnace shuts down. It is often just the sound of various hot components cooling off, like you hear from your car engine after a drive. If these sounds seem to be growing more and more intense, though, you may have a problem requiring repair service.

Another common furnace sound is a bumping or banging from the furnace itself – not the ductwork or pipes. While loose pipes or ductwork may rattle or bang, indicating a need for tightening, a similar sound from within the furnace may be more serious. A damaged belt may be to blame, or some other component may have worked loose.

Furnace repair is never a “do-it-yourself” project. Even if you think that an issue with the operation of your furnace is no cause for alarm, you still must contact a professional Woolwich Township heating contractor to be sure. Call us to ensure the safe, efficient operation of your furnace.

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