SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for June, 2015

How Your Air Conditioner Compressor Can Cause a Breakdown

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Air conditioning problems are always something you should keep an eye out for, but it’s especially important during the summer. This is because the added stress of keeping up with demand for cool air all day, every day, for several months absolutely increases the chances of a problem developing in the system. One of those problems is a damaged or broken compressor, which can cause a complete system breakdown and is typically expensive to repair. In order to avoid dealing with the unfortunate consequences of such a problem, take a look at how you can tell that your air conditioner compressor is in trouble.

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Heat Pump Issues You Should Know About

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to provide both heating and cooling functions. Many homeowners are using their heat pumps on a daily basis to keep cool during these warm summer months. Along with that increased load, though, comes the increased chance of problems cropping up. Since you can prevent more damage to your heat pump the faster you react to problems, let’s examine some common issues you should know about.

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When Is It Time to Replace My Heat Pump?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Heat pumps are great pieces of equipment for heating and cooling your home, and they can last a long time with proper care and maintenance. However, no matter how well you look after your heat pump you will eventually have to replace it. When your heat pump gets towards the end of its life, it’s a good idea to recognize it as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might find yourself with a dead heat pump in the middle of a hot summer day. Read on to learn how to identify when it’s time to replace your heat pump.

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Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Commercial Air Conditioner

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Commercial air conditioners are very sturdy systems. They have to be, in order to keep up with the demand. Sooner or later, though, they all break down permanently and need to be replaced. When your commercial air conditioner gets close to the end of its lifespan, you’re going to want to get it replaced as soon as possible. Replacing a system as large as a commercial air conditioner can take a while, and the last thing you want is to be without air conditioning on a hot day. So read on for a list of signs that you need to have your commercial air conditioner replaced.

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Why You Should Check Your Water Heater Anode Rod Every Year

Monday, June 1st, 2015

If you use a storage water heater, as most people do, then your water heater is in constant contact with water from the day it is installed to the day it is replaced. All of that water exposure raises the likelihood of oxidization over time to 100%. So why is your water heater tank not rusted out, then? The answer lies with a deceptively simple part called the “anode rod.” Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and why you should keep a close eye on it.

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