SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

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Now is a Great Time for Furnace Maintenance

January 1st, 2018

gas-furnaceWinter is the time of year when furnaces are placed under the greatest amount of stress. We’re going to assume that you’re already using your furnace on a pretty regular basis to keep your home warm and comfortable, which means that it’s got a much higher chance of developing some sort of issue.

The way to mitigate that added likelihood of problems cropping up is to schedule preventive maintenance. Read on to find out why furnace maintenance is such a good idea, and why you should have it done as soon as possible.

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Careful of These Water Heater Problems

December 18th, 2017

tank-water-heaterPeople tend to worry about the strain their heaters are put under during the winter, and their air conditioners during the summer. Very few worry too much about their water heaters, though. That’s unfortunate, because though water heaters are designed to be quite tough, they are not invincible.

It’s important that you be able to identify problems with your water heater as quickly as possible, so that you can have it repaired before it gets any worse. The following are some of the more common water heater problems that your system may find itself dealing with.

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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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