SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog

Now is a Good Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

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.

Continue Reading

Need a New Air Conditioner? Find Out Here

May 7th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechnicianBefore too long, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner on a daily basis to keep yourself cool and comfortable. That makes now the perfect time to figure out whether you need a new air conditioner entirely, or whether you can get by with your current one for another year. If you try and make it through the summer with a system that isn’t up to it, you may have to replace it midway through the season. Trust us when we say that you don’t want to deal with that hassle if you can avoid it. Follow the list below to help you determine whether or not your air conditioner should be replaced before summer starts.

Continue Reading

Careful of These Nasty Plumbing Problems

April 23rd, 2018

plumber-water-heaterPlumbing systems are built to last. Many can survive for decades and decades with only a few pipe replacements here and there, provided you take proper care of them.

That’s the most important thing, though: taking proper care of your plumbing system. In order to do that, you’re going to need to know what kinds of issues your plumbing system is likely to run into, so you know when to call for repairs if you spot their warning signs. We’ve outlined some common plumbing problems, their symptoms, and what you should do about them below.

Continue Reading

Tips on Keeping Your Plumbing System in Top Shape

April 9th, 2018

plumber-water-heaterIt can be tough to keep your plumbing system healthy, especially since we’re willing to bet you don’t think about it that often. Most of the system is hidden from view, and most people take it for granted until something starts to go wrong with it. If you want to keep your plumbing system in the best possible shape for as long as you can, though, you’re going to need to take a couple of proactive steps.

Continue Reading

If Your Drains are Doing These Things, It’s Time for Some Professional Service

March 26th, 2018

DrainDrains are among those parts of the home that pretty much never get the respect or care they deserve. That may sound a bit Rodney Dangerfield for a plumbing blog, but it’s actually a serious issue that afflicts drains across the country. Drains are a vital part of keeping your plumbing system running properly. If they’re not properly maintained, they can eventually develop all kinds of nasty issues that will contribute to some hefty repair bills. Fortunately, if you react quickly to potential drain problems you can usually head them off before they get too damaging. The following are some common signs that you should call a professional to take care of your drains as soon as possible.

Continue Reading

Got a Plumbing Emergency? Don’t Panic!

March 12th, 2018

burst-pipeNo one likes waking up at 3 am to find that their second floor is flooded due to a burst pipe. Hopefully, that has never happened to you. If you do have a plumbing emergency of some kind happen in your home, though, you should know what steps to take to make sure it does as little damage as possible. If you act calmly and quickly, you might be able to salvage the situation before it really gets out of hand.

Continue Reading

The Importance of Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance

February 26th, 2018

heat-pumpIt’s that time again, folks. Time to get your heat pump ready for the cooling season by scheduling your spring maintenance. Yes, we know that it’s still rather chilly most days.

But, summer is not as far off as you think. If you don’t get your heat pump ready to deal with the added demand of the cooling season, you’ll be taking a big risk as far as the chances of problems developing go. Read on to find out why bi-annual preventive maintenance is such an important part of making sure that your heat pump stays in good shape at all times.

Continue Reading

Neat Tricks for Detecting Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

February 12th, 2018

burst-pipePlumbing leaks are among the most insidious and subtle problems that can affect a home. They may not be that threatening at first, but they can cause quite a bit of damage in the long run if they aren’t caught as early as possible.

The best way to catch plumbing problems early is to have a professional examine your system. In between maintenance appointments, though, you can still have a good chance of detecting leaks yourself if you know what to look for.

Continue Reading

Why You Might Want to Install a Boiler System This Winter

January 29th, 2018

boiler-installationThere are a lot of different home heating systems available on the market today, each of which is suited to a different set of individual circumstances. If you’re in the market for a new home heating system, it’s a good idea that you take a close look at each heating system type.

That way, you can determine which one would provide the most benefit for your needs before installing it. Have a look at some of the unique qualities a boiler can bring to the table, including the advantages it can offer to your home this winter.

Continue Reading

Why is My Heat Pump Not Heating?

January 15th, 2018

Air-FilterIf there’s one time that you don’t want your heat pump to fail on the job, it’s in the middle of record low temperatures. Still, for some of us that’s exactly what has or will happen this winter. If your heat pump isn’t actually heating your home properly, it might be for a number of different reasons.

All of them are going to require professional services to fix, so you should probably call for repairs right now if you suspect that there is something wrong with the system. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, let’s have a look at some of the specific reasons why your heat pump might be malfunctioning.

Continue Reading