SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

December 4th, 2017

burst-pipeOne of the worst things about winter is having various things freeze on you that you’d really rather had stayed thawed. Pipes, for example. Ice may be a perfectly lovely thing out on a lake, where you can go skating. In your plumbing system, not so much. Frozen pipes can cause quite a bit of damage to your plumbing system, leading to pipe replacement and other expensive remediation services. If you want to avoid the cost and headache of dealing with those kinds of issues, read on to find out how to prevent frozen pipes over the next few months.

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Heating Options to Consider This Season

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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Should I Replace My Heating System This Fall?

November 6th, 2017

gas-burnerWe’re already getting deep into heating season, but there is still time left to get your climate control situation in order if you haven’t already. If your current heating system is unable to get you through another winter, now would be a very good time to install another one.

If you’re not sure whether or not you need to replace your system, it’s a good idea to have a look at the list below. These are not the be-all, end-all indicators of whether or not a system is near the end of its life. However, they are a good way to help determine whether or not you should call for further consultation with a professional.

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The Advantages of Installing a Ductless Mini Split

October 23rd, 2017

ductless-mini-splitThere are a ton of different heating options available on the market today. Each is suited to a number of different situations, none is suited to every situation. If you are in the market for a new heating system this fall, it’s important that you make sure that you examine all the options before making a decision. You want to find the best heating solution for your needs, after all. Have a look at ductless mini split systems, how they work, and the advantages that one could offer you if you were to install one this fall.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

October 9th, 2017

plumber-water-heaterAs we move deeper into the fall season, now is the time to take stock of your home and see what needs to be done to prepare it for the winter. Part of those preparations might include installing a new system in your home, like a water heater. Water heaters are designed to last for quite a long time, especially if they are properly taken care of. No system lasts forever, though. Sooner or later, you’re going to need your replace your system. If you aren’t sure whether or not your water heater needs to be replaced, there are a number of signs to look for.

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Heat Pump Issues to Be Aware of

September 25th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWe’re finally getting to the end of summer, which is great news for people sick of hot days. If you’re using a heat pump as your sole method of climate control, however, you still need to keep an eye out for any issues that might arise with the system.

Since you’re probably going to be using your heat pump throughout the heating season as well, you need to remember to keep an eye out for any issues that may develop. Let’s go over some of the more common heat pump problems you should be aware of as a result of strain put on the system.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Schedule Pipe Inspections

September 11th, 2017

water-lineOne of the biggest problems with plumbing systems is how difficult it can be to keep them in good condition. When an air conditioner or heater malfunctions, it can become pretty clear early on that you need to call for repairs. If nothing else, you can always give the system a quick look if you’re concerned that it might be malfunctioning in some way.

The plumbing system, though, is hidden throughout the house. You aren’t going to be able to really inspect it without professional equipment, which is why it’s a good idea to schedule a pipe inspection appointment at least once a year.

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Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Output Might be Low

August 28th, 2017

air-conditioner-blowingSummer is just about the worst possible time to start experiencing air conditioning issues. It’s also the time of year when air conditioners are most likely to have problems. One of the first signs that the air conditioner is in trouble that most homeowners notice is dropping output. Have a look at some of the reasons why your air conditioner output is low, and what to do about it.

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Be Careful of These Symptoms That You Have a Plumbing Problem

August 14th, 2017

burst-pipePlumbing problems can be difficult to detect without professional equipment and experience. Most of the system is hidden from view, and the problems that typically afflict it are subtle to begin with. This is part of the reason why we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year. However, you should familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is having some kind of issue. On the off chance that a problem does occur between maintenance appointments, you can detect it quickly and have it repaired. Be aware of the symptoms below, and what they mean.

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If Your Air Conditioner is Making Odd Sounds, Call for Repairs

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWe’re going to bet that you are using your air conditioner quite a bit to keep cool these days. That’s all well and good, but as long as you’re going to be using your system that often it’s a good idea to beware of any problems that might develop.

The faster you can detect if your air conditioner needs professional repair, the faster you can have it fixed and the better off it will be. If your air conditioner is making odd noises during operation, it’s a sign that it needs to be repaired. Have a look at some of the more common sounds that indicate a problem, and what they mean.

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