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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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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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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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Heating Options to Consider This Season

Monday, November 20th, 2017

gas-burnerLooking for a new heater to keep your home comfortable this season? You have a lot of options to choose from, if you are. Each heating system has its own set of advantages, and is suited to different home situations. You’re going to want to make sure that you carefully consider the pros and cons of each type before you install one, just to make sure that you get the best one for your needs. Let’s have a look at a couple of the more popular heating types available on the market, and why you might want to consider installing one of them.

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Do I Need a New Heating System?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Heating systems can last quite a while, with proper care and maintenance. They don’t last forever, though. Eventually, you will need to install a new system. With summer coming to an end, it’s important to evaluate your heater for signs that it’s unfit to take you through another cold season. Read on to find out more about how to tell if you need a new heating system before winter starts.

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Things to Consider for New Furnace Installation

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Installing a new furnace is a great opportunity to increase your comfort, as well as the energy efficiency and reliability of your hating system. With so many types of systems and fuels to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to deciding upon a new heating installation in Woodbury. There are some initial steps to take before choosing a new heating system, and we’ll outline a couple of these below. It’s important to remember that trained professionals aren’t just available for help with your installation; they also have expertise that can help you choose an excellent heating system for your home. For over 20 years, SPS Mechanical Inc., has helped multiple customers with new heating installations, so if you are ready for a new heating system, call us today.

Energy Efficiency

Today’s furnaces are very energy efficient, but to best understand how energy efficient a particular furnace will be is to check its AFUE rating. AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency and is the measure of a furnace’s efficiency in converting fuel to energy. For example, a furnace with an AFUE of 85% means that 85% of the fuel the furnace consumes is used to heat your home; the other 15% turns into exhaust that is vented out the flue. The AFUE rating can help you determine just how energy efficient a unit you need and want for your home, so it’s important to review the AFUE rating of any new furnace before purchasing.


Having a system that isn’t correctly sized, whether it’s too big or small, can cause problems and compromise your comfort. To avoid this, it’s important to properly calculate the correct heating load of your home. The following factors should be included:

  • Floor plan
  • Number of occupants
  • Number of rooms
  • Types and number of windows and doors
  • Square footage
  • Orientation of your home
  • Insulation levels

Installing a new heating system for your home in Woodbury can help improve your comfort and energy efficiency, but only when you have the right help. Call SPS Mechanical Inc. today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.

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When to Schedule Your Heating Installation

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Everyone secretly hopes that that their heating system will last forever, but even the most stalwart furnace eventually needs to be replaced. That number may even be higher depending on the kind of home you own. In West Deptford, it’s best to know when to schedule your heating installation, so you won’t get caught flat when the winter comes and the temperatures start to fall.

Ideally, you may want to schedule a heating installation in the late spring, when temperatures are warm and you won’t need a furnace for a while. This allows you to plan the installation at leisure and schedule it without having to rush things through before the first snowfall arises. Spring also has the benefit of comparatively mild temperatures, which makes it easier on the installation professional so he won’t have to labor in the New Jersey heat.

Another school of thought holds that the early fall is the best time to schedule a new installation.  Service professionals tend to be a little less busy in the fall than they are in the spring and summer, when air conditioning service calls take up a lot of their time. Furthermore, scheduling the installation in the early fall means that the furnace won’t be sitting idle for months on end before you need to use it.

Specifics depend on individual circumstances of course. You may find that your old furnace simply can’t function a day longer, in which case installation needs to take place as quickly as possible. Family vacations, time off from work, and other considerations may become involved as well. But no matter what your circumstances are, you’ll do better to consult with an experienced professional before you schedule your heating installation in West Deptford.  At SPS Mechanical, we possess the skill and know-how to install your new heating system properly, and we act with an eye on your complete satisfaction in everything we do. Our friendly experts are standing by, so call us today to set up a consultation.

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