Efficient Heating and Cooling Services installs commercial grade sump pumps to ensure your pumps will be working when you need them most
Sump pumps are responsible for pumping excess ground water from the basement to the outside of the home. For those of you who have experienced water back up in your basement, you know all about how much damage can be caused. A pump is your best defense against this ever happening. A pump can save you money in the long run by maintaining the value of your home and by protecting against water damage.
There are three types of sump pumps. Two of them work on electricity and one of them works on waterpower. The two electric sump pumps include a pedestal pump and a submersible pump. Pedestal pumps are not meant to get wet. They stand upright with a motor a few feet above it. Submersible pumps are installed in the ground and work under water.
Pedestal pumps work best in basements that require frequent water drainage. They are typically more affordable, repairs are less expensive, and they will last much longer. However, they are noisier. Submersible pumps cost more, but they are concealed completely and much quieter. Water pumps run off your home’s plumbing system. They operate at a slower rate, but will save you money by not requiring electricity.
In addition to the types of sump pumps, there are also several automatic switches to decide on. Automatic switches activate the pump when water reaches a certain threshold. They not only protect the pump, but they guard against unexpected floods. There are three main types of switches including a diaphragm switch, vertical action float, and tethered float.
Ensure you and your investment are safe from flooding in the event of a power outage with a sump pump battery backup system.
Worried about a power outage during a bad rainstorm? We also install commercial strength battery-operated back-up pumps for when your electricity goes out. These pumps continue to keep your home dry for up to 8 hours without power, more than enough time for 98% of power outages to be corrected.
Little Giant Battery Back-Up Pump
The SPBS-12 provides extra protection in the event the primary sump pump fails, an obstruction in the sump pit blocks flow, or a power outage occurs. The Little Giant back-up sump pump system also functions as an alarm system if the primary pump fails to empty the sump pit.
A controller/charger monitors the battery condition and charges the battery when required. It also alerts the homeowner when the system has operated or when possible flooding conditions exist.
- 12 VDC Pump
- Controller/Charger/Alarm, 10 amp
- Float Switch
- Check Valve for 12V Pump
- PVC Tee for connection to existing 1 1/2? discharge pipe of primary pump
- Battery Box (battery not included)
- Pump mounting brackets and clamps
Call on the Efficient Heating & Cooling Services team at (518) 348-3900 if you encounter any problems with your sump pump or battery. To schedule your consultation and estimate, please call or contact the sump pump service technician.