Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog: Archive for December, 2015

Use Zone Control to Improve Your Heating System

Monday, December 28th, 2015

One of the biggest disadvantages associated with central forced-air heaters is their inability to modulate their output for different areas of the house. Since each room in a home tends to be insulated slightly differently, central heating often creates hot and cold spots in rooms that heat up or cool off faster than others. This leads to a lot of wasted energy, as well as a fair bit of discomfort for those in the home. Fortunately, there’s a fairly easy way to fix this issue. Read on to find out more about zone control.

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3 Furnace Problems You Should Watch for

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Winter is the most stressful time of year for furnaces, many of which work on a daily basis to keep their homes warm. That kind of daily use makes it more and more likely for the furnace to develop all kinds of problems. Since furnace problems get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to continue, it’s a good idea to call for repairs as soon as you notice anything strange with your system. Let’s go over a few furnace problems that you might run into this winter.

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Be Aware of These Strange Furnace Noises

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Furnaces make all sorts of noise during operation, and if you’ve had your furnace for longer than a few days, you are probably familiar with all of the usual sounds that the system makes. Some sounds, however, are not typical to furnace operation. It is these sounds that you need to listen for, as they indicate various problems with your system. The sooner you can identify a strange sound as an indication of a problem, the sooner you can get your system repaired and the more damage that you can prevent. Let’s take a look at a couple of the more common problem sounds that a furnace might make.

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Why Your Heat Pump Is Icing Over

Monday, December 7th, 2015

As you rely on your heat pump to keep you warm throughout the winter, you may notice ice starting to form on the outside unit. This is not necessarily a problem, but under the wrong circumstances it can definitely have a negative impact on the performance of the heat pump. In order to help you keep your heat pump in good condition, let’s take a look at when ice becomes a threat to the system.

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