SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for February, 2016

The Wonderful Nature of Anode Rods

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Any time you have a system dealing with large amounts of water on a regular basis, it will eventually have to deal with rust in one way or another. Water heaters are no different. Considering that they deal with water more or less constantly, from the time they are installed throughout their lifespans, you would think that they would not last more than a couple of years without becoming rusted out. However, there is a very specific reason why water heaters can deal with so much water without rusting. Let’s take a look at the anode rod, what it does, and why it’s a good idea to have it checked at least once a year.

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Air Cleaners That can Benefit You This Winter

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Every time you inhale, you are exposing yourself to millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Normally, these contaminants are widely enough dispersed that your body can easily defend against them. However, prolonged exposure can result in a wide range of negative health effects. Common airborne contaminants include dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, and germs. These can cause all sorts of negative health effects, from allergy attacks to the flu. In order to defend against this, you should install an air cleaner in your home. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular air cleaner types on the market.

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Things to Check Before Calling for Heating Repair

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Heating problems are never fun to deal with, but they happen to all of us on occasion. Before you call for repairs for your heating system, though, there are a couple things that you should check. In all likelihood, you’re still going to need to have a professional repair your system. Still, by checking some simple things you could save yourself a fair amount of time and money. Let’s take a look at some of those things now.

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When Should I Replace My Old Water Heater?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Water heaters are designed to last for quite a while, especially with proper care and maintenance. Eventually, though, there will come a point where your water heater just won’t be able to keep up any more. At that point, you should replace it with a new system. Read on to find out more about some of the signs that your water heater is nearing the end of its life and should be replaced.

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Improve Your Health with Duct Cleaning This Winter

Monday, February 1st, 2016

When was the last time you thought about the ducts in your home? Probably not very often, which is no surprise. Most homeowners don’t give a lot of thought to their ducts, primarily because they don’t demand a lot of attention. Ducts are designed to be unobtrusive, and as a result they often get neglected. Ducts need certain professional services in order to operate to their full potential, though, and without them you’re going to run into problems. Let’s take a look at one of those professional services, duct cleaning, and how it can help you.

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