As you clear the snow from your property (e.g. driveways, sidewalks, etc.), we urge you to remember to also clear snow and ice from your furnace and appliance vents, chimneys, and gas and electric meters. Your outdoor gas meter and ventilation equipment are built to endure harsh winter conditions. However, the accumulation of heavy or hard-packed snow and ice on the meter or external fuel-burning equipment exhaust vents can pose a significant safety risk. This can lead to obstructed airflow, potentially causing damage to the meter and threatening your safety.
It’s no surprise that Erie winters can be some of the most brutal in the nation. But that doesn’t mean you should suffer needlessly in your home! By understanding common HVAC issues and their potential causes, homeowners in northwestern Pennsylvania can take proactive steps to address and prevent these problems, ensuring their heating systems operate effectively during the winter months.
Procore is a construction specific documentation management software that streamlines the overall building process by organizing digital documents into one place. Spaeder has begun implementing this technology over the past year and a half, allowing us to increase our efficiency and productivity.
Protecting your pipes from cold conditions is the key to preventing a pipe freeze. Here are a few simple ways to ensure that your system ready for the change in weather.
Restaurant grease trap cleaning is one of the most essential tasks for any restaurant owner. Failing to clean a grease trap can result in clogs, fines, and odors.
Recently, one of our long-standing customers, Curtze Foods, was having some difficulties with a jockey pump running due to a possible water main break. Our Fire Protection Foreman Abe Bretz went out to investigate.
Hydrojet sewer line cleaning is the best way to remove stubborn blockages from main sewer lines. Find out how it works and when you should use hydrojet cleaning.
Sprinkler Fitter Foreman Erik Williams talks about retrofitting a fire protection system at Wayne Middle School in Erie, PA. The school was built in 1914 and is being renovated. From older building materials (brick and plaster) to lack of original drawings, there are many challenges with these types of retrofits.
Cooling towers play an important role in a commercial HVAC system, and proper cooling tower maintenance can help ensure their efficiency and longevity. In this article, we’ll talk about when you should expect to have your cooling tower serviced by a professional, and we’ll mention a few things that can cause poor cooling tower function if left unmaintained.
Automatic faucets deliver just the right amount of water at the right flow and temperature. Since they work by sensors and with pre-set water temperatures, you don’t have to worry about people scalding themselves or wasting water by leaving the tap on. In this article, we’ll talk a bit about how electronic taps work and go over five main benefits of using them.
HVAC maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to support the health of your staff and employees. Good indoor air quality (IAQ) is important to both prevent negative health concerns and support a high-functioning workplace.
The history of HVAC is full of innovation. From ancient heating systems to modern comfort cooling systems, there’s a lot to explore.
In an office or home environment, the HVAC system provides occupants with fresh air, reduces carbon dioxide levels, and sets the temperature and humidity at comfortable levels. Hospital HVAC systems do those same things plus much more.
From frozen pipes to tankless water heater issues, here are 10 common commercial plumbing repairs for business owners in the Northeast to know about.
HVAC energy consumption in a commercial building counts for a large portion of total annual costs. Find out what you can do to save on HVAC energy bills.
Commercial HVAC systems are designed to last for many years, but they don’t last forever. Choosing the right time to upgrade your commercial HVAC system can allow you to take advantage of new technologies that save you money.
At the Donjon Dry Dock in Erie, PA, we replaced the 20” and 48” discharge piping on four pumps as well as four valves. All of the piping was fabricated in the fab shop of the Wm. T. Spaeder Company.
While COVID-19 spreads mostly through close personal contact, some evidence suggests it can become airborne and travel long distances in certain situations. That means managing air purification in interior spaces is an important part of public health.
Plumbing foreman Eric Bowman walks us through the finishing stages of a new patient care tower in Erie, PA.
Periodic HVAC inspections are essential for improving the longevity of your air conditioning and heating system as well as monitoring its energy efficiency.
Wm. T. Spaeder Company used the FARO laser scanner to create point clouds which can be used for reference in the BIM modeling process. Laser scanning provides near perfect measurements and takes the guess work out of modeling.
Plumbing foreman, Josh Estes, speaks about the work we are doing at the new Holiday Inn on Peach Street in Erie.
In the video, we discuss a little about the design-build process for a third-floor office space renovation at Citizen’s Bank in Erie, PA. We were contracted to complete the HVAC and Fire Protection.
In this video, we walk you through the process of testing a fire pump. These tests are conducted annually for our clients to ensure they have properly functioning fire protection.
Wm.T. Spaeder’s commitment to 24/7 mechanical repair and emergency services keeps your business running.
In Part II of this project showcase, we continue to follow foreman Eric Bowman as we move through the construction process of a large hospital project in Erie, PA.
We’re proud to be trusted to do the mechanical contracting for a number of large hospital projects. In this video, foreman Eric Bowman highlights some of what we are doing for a project in Erie, PA as we lay the groundwork during the initial stages of construction.
In late 2018, Wm.T. Spaeder was contracted by a water treatment design firm to design and fabricate thirteen (13) unique equipment skids for a large power plant in Georgia. This power plant was in the process of decommissioning their settling ponds and replacing them with a new wastewater treatment system to treat flue gas desulfurization (FGD) waste as mandated by new EPA regulations and these skids will become part of that complex treatment process.
With the upcoming health insurance split-up between Highmark and UPMC, both Allegheny Health Network and UPMC has taken steps to update their facilities. Our company was happy to contribute our services to the various plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection work at each facility including the Allegheny Health Network East Side Health & Wellness Pavilion, AHN St. Vincent Hospital and UPMC Hamot.