SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Natural Gas Conversion’

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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Now Is the Time to Convert to Natural Gas Heating

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Do you still rely on heating oil to get through the winter? This means dealing with regular fees and deliveries which may or may not be as reliable as you need them to be. Of course, this may seem like your only option if you’ve relied on this system for a long time. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. The friendly technicians at SPS Mechanical Inc. offer natural gas conversion so that you no longer have to worry about heating oil. Give us a call today to switch out your system in Deptford Township.

There are a couple of major reasons you may decide to convert your unit to natural gas. Natural gas is cheaper than heating oil. Furthermore, the cost of running your system may lower as well, especially if you replace your boiler or furnace with a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR qualified system. New units use far less energy than older heating systems, and you may notice that your bills drop by as much as one-fourth. And, your new system may have fewer parts, as it won’t require additional pumps to bring oil into the system, which means it uses less energy.

Often, homeowners simply choose natural gas conversion to make life a little less complicated. In the dead of winter, it would not be ideal to run out of heating oil unexpectedly. Natural gas is reliable and safe. You’ll never run out of natural gas as the line runs directly to your home. And if the gas line is not located near the current heater location, technicians can extend the line.

Now is the best time to schedule natural gas conversion. Though it may seem to last forever, warmer weather will be here soon. And this is a great opportunity to be without heat for a length of time while technicians work on your system (though they can provide a temporary heater as well). Don’t wait until winter returns before you have to think about the hassles of heating oil again. And make sure you choose professionals as these are the only people qualified to safely work with natural gas.

Call the heating professionals at SPS Mechanical Inc. for more information or to schedule an appointment for our natural gas conversion in Deptford Township.

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Is It Possible to Convert My Home to Natural Gas?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Back in the day, once you chose a certain kind of heating system for your home, you were stuck with it until it was time to replace it. However, if you use a propane or oil system, you have the option to convert your system to natural gas. Handling the conversion process on your own can be challenging, as there are many steps involved with the conversion process. This is why hiring a heating services company that specializes in natural gas conversion in Sicklerville makes the process far easier. The experts at SPS Mechanical, Inc., have handled hundreds of natural gas conversions, so if you are interested in finding out more about converting your oil or propane heating system to natural gas, call us today!

Steps of Natural Gas Conversion

Some conversions may require more work than others, but here is a general overview of what to expect during the conversion process:

  • Find exact location of natural gas line – for any gas conversion to take place, it’s necessary to be in close proximity to a main gas line in your neighborhood. As such, the company will find out the location of the closest gas line to your home.
  • Survey of the site – this step entails calculating the heating load for your home, evaluating the existing heating system and determining how much gas piping will be needed for your home.
  • Coordination with the gas company – a gas load data sheet is created for the gas company and includes the following information: owner of the property, property location, the gas loads for any current gas appliances and what the gas load(s) will be for new gas appliances, and the make, model and gas requirements of the new heater.
  • Gas pipe installation – as soon as all permits are obtained, the gas piping is installed.
  • Gas pipe inspection – once all the gas piping is installed, it has to be inspected by the gas company to ensure it has been installed correctly.
  • New heater is installed – after the gas company approves the new gas piping, your new heater is installed and tested.

As you can see, handling a natural gas conversion on your own can be challenging. This is why working with experts, like the ones at SPS Mechanical, Inc., can make the difference between a difficult or easy natural gas conversion in Sicklerville. Ready to convert to natural gas? Call us today!

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Do You Need to Replace Your Water Heater for Oil to Gas Conversions?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

If any of the major appliances in your home run on oil or propane, you know just how much of a chore it can be to maintain them. You frequently have to get your oil tank refilled, which is a hassle in itself. Furthermore, you get stuck with the bill, which turns this inconvenience into a real nuisance. Thankfully, natural gas is one of the cheapest utilities available, and can be used for many household appliances like boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. If you want to make the switch for your home, a trained contractor is usually available in your area who is certified to perform such work.

But if you’ve been considering switching your appliances from oil to natural gas, you may have a few questions for your technician. The first question many homeowners ask is whether they’ll need to replace their older unit. Is it possible to convert an existing oil unit to natural gas? Or will I need to install an entirely new system? This will depend on many factors of your particular unit, but some of the details are described below.

Many contractors can actually convert some oil units into natural gas burning units. To do so, they must use oil-to-gas conversion kits compatible with your particular burner. A conversion burner can be installed in many residential heating appliances so that a technician can professionally hook up your home to a gas line.

Unfortunately, oil-to-gas conversion isn’t always possible. Some oil appliances simply were not built to use anything but oil to run and are not compatible with an oil-to-gas conversion kit. Oftentimes, homeowners find out that the only way to get natural gas to their appliances is by replacing the entire unit. However, there are many benefits to installing a new unit anyway.

Your new water heater or other gas appliances may be very efficient, saving you even more every month over an older oil appliance. Besides, a newer unit does not have any worn down parts, so you won’t have to worry about frequent repairs or breakdowns for a long time to come. Call the experts at SPS Mechanical Inc. to convert or replace your water heater and other appliances in Sicklerville and the surrounding area and to learn how you can convert any other oil appliance as well.

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