When summer rolls around, most people are concerned with keeping cool more than anything else. While this is certainly understandable, there are other factors that affect your comfort. The main thing you have to worry about other than temperature is humidity. Humidity is often portrayed as some type of villain. Every time there’s a hot day, you can’t avoid having at least one person remarking, “At least it’s a dry heat!”
As of April of this year, the new Department of Energy water heater regulations are in effect. These new regulations dictate that all new water heaters produced conform to a higher standard of quality in terms of energy efficiency. While this will be a good thing in the long run, it means that prices for that first wave of new water heaters will be higher as manufacturers try to maintain their profit margin. Continue Reading
Summer is here, and homeowners across the country are starting to rev up their air conditioners for the hot season. However, you should know that going from not using your air conditioner at all to using it daily can have some nasty effects. The system has had time to settle during the winter months, and it might have developed one or two problems that need addressing before you start placing it under a lot of strain. Read on to find out more about the problems that can crop up when you start using your air conditioner more often, and why air conditioning maintenance is so important. Continue Reading
As the days start to warm up, more and more people are going to be running their air conditioners on a regular basis. Though central air conditioning is effective as a whole, it is not a very precise system. This is primarily the result of two things: reliance on a single thermostat and inability to moderate output to different parts of the home. Continue Reading
Of all the parts of the air conditioner, refrigerant is the most vital to its operation. It is the lifeblood of the air conditioning system, without which the entire unit won’t function. It is important that you know how your air conditioner uses refrigerant and what problems can occur with it. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to keep your air conditioner in good condition. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at your air conditioner refrigerant. Continue Reading
We’ve talked before about the 2015 changes to water heater regulations by the Department of Energy. Despite the large amount of information available to those who know where to look, plenty of homeowners are still unaware of the impact that these regulation changes will have on them. Time is running out to install a new water heater before these regulations take effect.
The more you know about your air conditioner, the better equipped you’ll be to recognize when it’s having a problem. You don’t have to be able to take your system apart and put it back together; you just need to know enough about the parts of the air conditioner to know when they’re having issues. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the most important parts of the air conditioner: the compressor. Continue Reading
Chloe’s Sunshine Playground held its grand opening on Saturday, May 9, 2015 to coincide with Chloe’s 8th birthday. Hundreds of residents attended with their families to participate in the playground’s opening and share in the celebration. After the ribbon was cut, approximately 100 children of all abilities and ages were able to swing, climb and play the rest of the afternoon. Fundraising is underway for Phase 2 of the playground’s construction that will include a splash pad. For more information and updates, check their Facebook page at Chloe’s Sunshine Playground.
Click here to watch interviews and local coverage of the playground’s grand opening!
Air conditioners across the country are starting to see more and more use as summer gets closer and closer. Obviously, making sure that your air conditioner is in good physical condition is paramount to staying cool this summer. However, there is another thing you can do to make sure that your air conditioner is operating as efficiently as possible: duct sealing. Read on to find out more about why duct sealing is so important to ensuring that your air conditioning system operates to its full potential. Continue Reading
Join us this Saturday, May 9 for the grand opening of Chloe’s Sunshine Playground in Syracuse. The grand ribbon cutting and opening will take place from 12:30-2:30pm at Centennial Park (1800 South 2000 West).
Rentmeister has been a proud supporter of the community’s new playground, and sponsored the annual Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast benefiting the playground. The playground, named after Chloe Bennett of Syracuse City, will help bridge the gap and accommodate all children so they can play together.