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The Impact of Humidity on Your Cooling System

July 16th, 2018

Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heatAs chilly as our winters are here in Utah, summers are nothing to dismiss. In fact, our summer can be pretty unbearable, without the right HVAC and indoor air quality products in place. Specifically, knowing how humidity impacts your air conditioning in Kaysville, UT is essential to your comfort and the comfort of your family.

High humidity can damage your air conditioner as it tries, ineffectively, to cool and dehumidify—a job that it does by nature but is not built for. This excess moisture also leaves your home feeling muggy and uncomfortable. Fortunately, this isn’t an issue we have to deal with too much in our area, but it’s important to be aware of so that you’re not overusing your humidifier too long as the weather warms.

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4 Toilet Tips You Probably Didn’t Know

July 2nd, 2018

toilet in bathroomYour toilet probably isn’t an appliance in your home you give a whole lot of thought to, even though it gets consistent daily use. Only when something goes wrong and the need for a plumber in Ogden, UT arises, do many people even think about this vital plumbing component.

We’d like to share some tips with you that could potentially help you avoid issues with your toilet. Whether you’d like to look into having a low flow system installed or you think there’s something wrong with your existing toilet that needs repair, our team is ready to help.

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These Signs Could Mean You Need Repiping

June 18th, 2018

white pvc pipe with blue cloth tied around itDo you remember the last time your house was repiped? If the answer is “No,” you might be living with old and corroded pipes. In that case, you’ll need a plumber to replace the bad pipes entirely.

Corrosion is a force of nature that’s unavoidable for most kinds of pipes. When left unchecked, corrosion can affect everything from your water’s flow to the taste and color. At worst, it can create leaks that will cost thousands of dollars in damage.

Corrosion is most common in the inside of the pipe, where you won’t be able to see it. But even if you can’t see it, there are a few signs that can help you find out if your home needs repiping.

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Care for Your Cooling System to Avoid These Problems

June 4th, 2018

technician working on outside unit of air conditionerWith temperatures beginning to warm up, residents throughout Utah are rejoicing and looking forward to summer. Of course, now is also the time to start thinking about our air conditioners and whether they are prepared to get us through the hotter temperatures. Without proper AC care, you can find yourself facing Roy, UT air conditioning repair needs that you otherwise wouldn’t. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do on your own to care for your cooling system, like changing out the air filter every 1–3 months and making sure the outside unit is clear of debris.

But to truly fend off repairs and to help your air conditioner perform better, you’ll want to invest in professional AC maintenance.

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Water Heater Price Increase Coming Due to Emission Guidelines

June 1st, 2018

As of July 1, 2018, the only water heaters permitted to be sold in the state of Utah for either commercial or residential purposes are ultra low-Nox emissions water heaters.

The purpose of these low emissions water heaters it to protect the air quality in our communities.

Prices for new and replacement water heaters will now range from $200-$400 more than standard water heaters currently on the market.

If your water heater is aging or has been experiencing problems, we encourage you to replace the system now before the new law goes into effect, to help save you considerable money.

Contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today for your water heater installation!

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“Help! My Cooling System Won’t Cool”

May 21st, 2018

Flushed man feeling hot in front of a fanWith temperatures already on a warming trend, there’s a good chance you’re getting some use from your air conditioner. It might not be for long stretches (we are still getting some cooler weather at night), however you are probably using it enough to discover whether or not you need air conditioning repair in Clearfield, UT. For instance, if you’re using your air conditioner but not feeling air as cool as you should, then there’s a problem!

Clearly, a cooling system that’s not cooling you off isn’t much use to your household! It’s just acting like a fan, and that will not help bring temperatures down. There are a variety of possible causes for this issue. Some are simple and you can correct them yourself, while others are bit more complicated and require the assistance of an HVAC professional. Others are critical, and could leave you facing a premature AC breakdown, so we urge you to call for repairs as soon as you notice lukewarm air or even lower cooling power coming from your AC.

In the meantime, here are some reasons it might be occurring, to help you troubleshoot to potentially avoid a repair call, or at least know what’s going on with your system.

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Are You Ready for a New Water Heater?

May 7th, 2018

tankless water heater on ground in homeWater heaters are built for durability. They’re made to last even with the massive amount of demand placed on them daily. Routine maintenance and prompt repairs can extend the life or you water heater even more, but sooner or later the system won’t be able to keep up.

If your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s a good idea to know about it beforehand so you can start making plans for a replacement system. Otherwise, you just might find yourself without hot water one morning. Nobody wants to face that bright and early in the morning. As experts in Bountiful, UT plumbing services, we’re happy to share with you some of the signs you should watch for that indicate you’re in need of a water heater replacement.

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It’s That Time of Year: AC Maintenance

April 23rd, 2018

Technician's hand working on an air conditionerWith spring officially here and temperatures just barely beginning to warm up, it may seem strange to already be talking about our air conditioning systems. However, this is the time of year that many homeowners are performing spring cleaning and spring remodeling tasks—and they often forget about one very important home component that needs spring and summer preparation: their air conditioning system.

One of the most important things you should be doing every spring is scheduling preventive Layton, UT HVAC maintenance for your cooling system. This will ensure that your air conditioning system is ready for the added stress of summer. Neglecting your maintenance session will make it more likely for problems to happen later on in the season. Keep reading for more information on why you should schedule this service today!

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Consider This with Your Bathroom Installations

April 9th, 2018

large bathroomWith temperatures warming up, home remodeling projects are on the top of the mind for many homeowners. Among these projects, bathroom remodeling is popular. Many homeowners try to attempt a remodeling job like this on their own, however, which can be a mistake. If you try this, you might end up damaging your plumbing, or doing an installation wrong because of inaccurate measurements. What you need is a qualified and experienced Layton, UT plumber for the job!

Our team is here when you need us, but in the meantime we’d love to share some factors that go into professional bathroom remodels that you might not have considered before.

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The End of Winter Is No Time to Ignore Heating Repairs

March 26th, 2018

Young woman shivering during the winter seasonSpring has officially begun, and with that it is time to start turning attention to our air conditioning systems—ensuring they’re well maintained and ready for the warmer temperatures soon to hit.

But before we get to that, what kind of shape is your furnace in? Can it make it all the way to next winter without any problems? Can it make it to the end of this heating season without any problems? If you aren’t sure, or if you were flat-out told your heater is in need of repairs, then right now is the time to take care of those Bountiful, UT furnace repair needs.

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