SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2015

How Often Do Air Conditioners Need to Be Replaced?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Air conditioners are sturdy systems, and they can last a long time with proper maintenance. Unfortunately, they cannot last forever. A lot of homeowners know that there will come a time when they have to replace their air conditioner, but they aren’t sure when that time will be. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you may need to replace your air conditioner.

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Common Heat Pump Problems

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Heat pumps can develop operational problems, just like any other system. And just like any other system, those problems are progressive. If you let problems with your heat pump system progress for long enough, they can grow into very serious issues. With that in mind, it is a good idea to call for repairs from HVAC professionals as soon as you recognize that your system is having problems. Let’s take a look at some of the common symptoms that indicate that your heat pump needs repairs.

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Why Air Conditioning Maintenance is Important

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Loads of homeowners know that air conditioner problems are progressive, meaning that they get worse the longer they are allowed to continue. As such, most homeowners know to call for repairs as soon as they realize that their air conditioner may have a problem. Far too few homeowners, however, take the extra step and actually have their systems professionally examined once a year. Air conditioner maintenance is a vital part of keeping your system healthy and functioning properly. Read on for more information.

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Why You Need Your Backflow Prevention Device Checked Once a Year

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You may not even realize it, but there is a pretty good chance that your home is equipped with a backflow prevention device. Backflow is a potentially serious plumbing problem, caused when a sudden shift in pressure sucks sewer water back up through the house’s plumbing pipes and into your home. This contaminates your household’s plumbing system with waste water, requiring that the whole thing be cleaned out. In the interest of public health, most cities require a backflow prevention device to prevent this from happening. Read on to find out why you need to have your backflow prevention device checked at least once a year.

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Why You Should Consider a Heat Pump this Summer

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Traditional home cooling systems are a good way to keep comfortable during the summer, but they are not the only methods available. Heat pumps are a great alternative for homeowners looking for a different option to the typical air conditioning system. Why bother switching to a heat pump, though? There are a couple of different reasons. First, let’s take a look at what a heat pump actually is. Then, we’ll discuss the advantages of using one over other air conditioning options.

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