Protect Outside Vents from Snow and Ice

Protect Outside Vents from Snow and Ice

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.

Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter – Checklist

Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter – Checklist

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.

When Do You Need HVAC Cooling Tower Maintenance?

When Do You Need HVAC Cooling Tower Maintenance?

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.

5 Reasons to Install Touchless Faucets

5 Reasons to Install Touchless Faucets

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. 

Skid Design & Pre-Fabrication for Georgia Power Plant

Skid Design & Pre-Fabrication for Georgia Power Plant

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.

Wm. T. Spaeder & New Health Industry Expansions in Erie, PA

Wm. T. Spaeder & New Health Industry Expansions in Erie, PA

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.