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.

Holiday Plumbing Tips

Holiday Plumbing Tips

Even if it seems obvious, we all get busy over the holiday season with cooking, travel, guests and family which can lead us to forget the simple things. So here are a few gentle reminders for ways of avoiding clogged drains and other plumbing problems this Thanksgiving.

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. 

Installing Central AC in Your Old House

Installing Central AC in Your Old House

One of the questions we get as HVAC professionals is about installing central air conditioning in older houses. Many houses on the East Coast, and in Erie where our headquarters is located, were built 100+ years ago. It is entirely possible to successfully retrofit these historic structures without losing the integrity of the house, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

Furnace Tips:  Simple Cost Saving Solutions

Furnace Tips: Simple Cost Saving Solutions

While many people know Wm. T. Spaeder for its commercial and industrial work, we also have an active Residential Service Department cognizant of home owner needs.  We put together a quick list of tips that you can do over the winter months to help cut down on expenses and ensure that you have a “healthy” HVAC system.