Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog

A Dirty Air Filter and Its Impact on Your Home

July 17th, 2017

dirty-air-filter-impact-homeYou’ve probably heard this before—or at least, we hope you have—but it’s imperative that you change your air filter on a regular basis. Why is that? You might assume that a dirty air filter is a problem due to the contaminants it sends through the air, and this is the reason we keep stressing the importance of changing it. This is only somewhat correct, however.

Your HVAC systems’ air filter is there not only to block allergens from moving back into your airstream, but mainly to block particles from damaging the inside of your air conditioner by pummeling it or jamming the fan. When an air filter is dirty and clogged, however, it can do just as much damage to your Syracuse, UT air conditioning system. Keep reading to learn how a dirty air filter affects your home.

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Watch for These AC Compressor Problems

July 11th, 2017

watch-for-ac-compressor-problemsYour air conditioner’s compressor is essentially the heart of your AC system—it applies energy to the refrigerant and then propels it through the coils to carry out heat exchange. Without a functioning compressor, an AC system will not produce any cooling effect at all.

When air conditioners begin to show signs of trouble, the compressor is typically one of the main culprits that our repair technicians look at. Many common cooling system problems stem from problems with either this component or its motor, requiring air conditioning repairs in Ogden, UT. And since fixing an AC compressor is not something you can simply watch an online video about and figure out how to do on your own, you will need the assistance of a trained and experienced HVAC professional—which is what we’re here for!

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Why Are My Cooling Costs So High?

July 3rd, 2017

cooing-costs-high-whyOur winters may reach bitterly cold temperatures, but that doesn’t mean we get much relief during the summer. That’s right: each summer you’ll see higher electrical bills than you would in the spring or fall. This is because you’ll be constantly running your air conditioner, and your HVAC systems account for about half of all your energy costs! The electricity needed to run your AC motors and the compressor certainly does add up and can leave you feeling pretty broke during the summer.

But are you spending more than you should be on your cooling costs? If your bills start to rise higher than what you saw last year, or are more expensive in comparison to your neighbors despite comparable use, then something may be amiss with your cooling system. While in some cases this may necessitate a Clearfield, UT air conditioning repair, the problem may be simpler to solve than that. Keep reading to learn more!

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What to Do with a Toilet That Won’t Stop Running

June 19th, 2017

toilet-wont-stop-runningYour toilet is supposed to run, but only right after you flush it. Have you ever experienced problems with a continuously running toilet, though? While such an issue might not seem like a huge problem, it is wasteful, and certainly warrants a call for a Layton, UT bathroom plumbing repair or replacement.

A running toilet also means that you have the inability to flush most of the time. Therefore, it’s vital that you call for repairs as soon as you notice this problem. In the meanto,e, we’ve shared a few reasons as to why your toilet might continue to run longer than it should.

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Serving Breakfast to Benefit Chloe’s Sunshine Park

June 16th, 2017

chloe-sunshine-park-pancake-breakfastAs has become a tradition for Rentmeister Total Home Service, on Saturday, July 1st we will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast benefiting Chloe’s Sunshine Park. We’d like to invite our wonderful, valued customers, as well as family and friends, to join us.

Proceeds from the breakfast benefit Chloe’s Sunshine Playground Project, named after one of our youngest Syracuse City residents, Chloe Bennett. Chloe was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and West Syndrome. This limits her ability to speak, walk, and play on traditional playground equipment.

From her limitations, an idea was born–to create a place where Chloe, children like her, and their families could play together. In May of 2015, this dream became a reality. Chloe’s Sunshine Playground is an accessible park including features that enable ALL children to play side by side.

We look forward to seeing you on July 1st, 7:30-9 AM, and urge you to visit Chloe’s Sunshine Playground (1800 S 2000 W, Syracuse) with your own family!

 

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Refrigerant and Its Role in Your Cooling System

June 12th, 2017

refrigerant-role-cooling-systemWhat most homeowners don’t realize is that their cooling system’s refrigerant is one of the most important components there is to an air conditioner. Without the right amount of it, your AC system simply cannot do its job.

Therefore, it’s important that you understand the basics of how it works, and understand that if you are losing refrigerant, you have a leak—your system does not consume refrigerant like a car consumes gasoline. If you do have a refrigerant leak, then it’s time to invest in professional air conditioning services in Roy, UT.

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This Summer, We Encourage Your Kids to “Play Unplugged”

June 9th, 2017

Rentmeister is proud to participate in this years Play Unplugged contest, a 7 month-long event gearing up on Memorial Day each year that encourages kids to trade their electronics for getting outside to play instead. Kids get to head out and be active while earning incentives called “Brag Badges.”

Brag Badges are dog-tag style collectibles connected to lanyards that are fun and colorful. Various businesses throughout the community take part in this event, and hand out these badges for activities including, but not limited to:

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When a Cooling System Won’t Cool

June 5th, 2017

cooling-system-wont-coolWith temperatures already heating up, there’s no denying that summer is on its way. And when it hits here in earnest, you’ll be grateful for an air conditioner that functions effectively and efficiently. But what if yours isn’t doing its job?

Summer is without a doubt the worst time for your AC system to accumulate problems, of course. But unfortunately, it’s usually when issues are most likely to arise. And a drop in cooling output is one of the first signs that something is amiss with your air conditioner. Should you notice this, be sure to give us a call for professional Kaysville, UT air conditioning services, and in the meantime, read below for some reasons why this might be occurring.

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When Is the Best Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

May 22nd, 2017

best-time-air-conditioner-maintenanceEven the most efficient of professionally installed air conditioning systems can fail when they don’t receive routine care. When your air conditioner is running full-time over the summer to keep you comfortable, the occasional issue is to be expected. But repair needs will crop up more frequently if your cooling system doesn’t receive the level of professional service that it needs.

We recommend that you invest in an Ogden, UT AC tune-up once a year, and before you need it the most—so, now! Although, if you’re using a heat pump—which is a year-round system—then you’ll want to increase this service to twice a year. Keep reading to learn more about why you should never skip your routine maintenance appointment for your AC.

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What to Do When Your Cooling System Won’t Cool

May 16th, 2017

cooling-system-wont-coolTemperatures may still be relatively mild for now, but it’s only a matter of time before the weather warms up and we start relying on our air conditioners pretty consistently once more. When that time comes, hopefully you’ll be well equipped with a recently maintained and well cared for cooling system.

But what if you go to turn it on for the first time this cooling system only to discover that while it’s blowing air, that air isn’t cool? This is, understandably, a frustrating problem to have and may certainly warrant a call for professional Clearfield, UT air conditioning repairs. But before you dial our number, we have a few things we’d like you to consider.

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