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End of Season AC Care Tips

September 10th, 2018

We’re exiting summer and entering fall here in Utah and you should be winding down your air conditioning system. Your air conditioner has worked hard all summer to keep you cool in our arid heat. Make sure you treat your system well so it’s ready to run again next summer. At Rentmeister Total Home Service, we provide the best service for your air conditioning in Salt Lake City, UT. We’re committed to ensuring that your unit will last you for years to come.

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Is a Heat Pump Worth Your Investment?

August 27th, 2018

floor mounted heat pump systemWith summer slowly but surely coming to an end in another month or so, your air conditioner has put in a lot of work. So, what if you noticed it wasn’t quite performing as well as you think it should, or as efficiently as it once did? It’s possible you need a repair, but if you have an aging system and you’ve already had numerous repairs, you may instead be considering a replacement.

What sort of cooling system do you have now? A traditional central air conditioner? If so, you may think your only option for an AC upgrade is to a newer model of the system you have now. There’s nothing wrong with getting another central system, however this is certainly not the only choice you have. Read on!

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Is It Time for a Thorough Drain Cleaning?

August 13th, 2018

Tapwater flowing into a kitchen sink and down the plughole.Of all the various components in your home that make your life convenient, one of the most important is the drain and sewer system—yet not many people think about this aspect of their home, until something goes wrong.

The fact is, if your drain system hasn’t been properly maintained by a professional Ogden, UT plumber, then you could find yourself facing serious problems for the entire plumbing system. But there’s good news—taking care of your plumbing system is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is schedule routine professional drain cleaning services, and avoid putting anything down the drain that could easily clog it up.

Unsure if you’re really in need of a thorough drain cleaning? Read on to discover a couple signs that it is time for you to schedule this service.

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Tips to Keep Cool When Your AC Breaks Down

July 30th, 2018

the heat wave is coming,business man holding a electric fanAn air conditioner breakdown is something that no homeowner wants to face. Granted, our summers are not as hot as those in other parts of the country, but still, they’re pretty unbearable without the right amount of indoor cooling.

So what happens when your Layton, UT air conditioning system breaks down? You can call for repairs, but waiting even an hour or two for a service professional on one of the hottest days of the year can be problematic for sure. And what if you need a complete system replacement? Then you’re out of luck for even longer. The good news is, we have some tips for you on how to stay cool while you wait for a technician to come service your AC.

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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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