Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog: Archive for May, 2016

Are You Having Any of These Heat Pump Issues?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

As summer draws nearer and you start to rely on your heat pump cooling system more often, the wear and tear on the system is going to increase. The more wear and tear there is, the more likely it will be that your heat pump will develop problems, particularly since it is an appliance you use year-round.

In order to keep your heat pump in the best condition, it’s important to be able to identify problems as quickly as possible so you can have them repaired. Below, we’ve covered some of the most common heat pump problems that you should keep an eye out for.

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How to Prep Your Air Conditioner before Summer Comes

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Were you aware that your heating and cooling system can actually account for up to 50% of all your utility bills? It’s only natural that you would want to find ways to save as much money as possible, which you’re only able to do if your air conditioner runs effectively and efficiently.

AC units that are running at peak efficiency can significantly reduce your energy costs. But your air conditioner cannot run at peak efficiency without the right kind of care and maintenance. With that being said, we’ve shared some tips below to help you prep your air conditioner before summer comes.

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What Are the Most Common Air Conditioning Repairs You May Face?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

As the weather warms up, you’ve likely already been heading outside for springtime activities. You probably aren’t giving much thought to your air conditioner, since temperatures don’t require its use quite yet. However, the earlier you take care of small problems, the better chance you have of fending off bigger issues that could result in premature system failure.

If you’ve scheduled a maintenance appointment for this season, then you are one step ahead. But it also helps to be aware of the common air conditioning problems that necessitate repairs, regardless if you keep up on your maintenance or not. Keep reading for a few of the most common air conditioning repairs you might face.

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Common Signs That Your Kitchen Needs Repiping

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The process of repiping involves replacing an old or faulty length of pipe in your home with a new one. Whole-house repiping is recommended if you’ve had multiple plumbing problems and live in an older home with outdated plumbing. However repiping just a single length of plumbing is possible, and may be a more budget-friendly option for now.

Your kitchen is one area of your home where your plumbing is used the most and receives the most wear and tear. If you’ve been having problems, you may very well need kitchen repiping. But how do you know if it’s time? We’ve shared a brief list below of common signs that your kitchen needs repiping.

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AC Inspection: What Do HVAC Technicians Look At?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, air conditioning maintenance is a vital part of ensuring that your air conditioner functions as efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. By scheduling maintenance at least once a year, you will help reduce the chance of being stuck with a malfunctioning system in the middle of summer when you need it the most.

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What to Expect During Professional Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Your water heater is a vital component of your household, allowing you to comfortably shower, wash dishes, wash clothes, etc. Due to its importance, you should always schedule routine maintenance, so it can be inspected and repaired if necessary. The manufacturer’s manual that came with your water heater system should tell you how often this kind of maintenance is needed, but the general rule is to have it done once a year. What actually happens during a professional water heater maintenance appointment though?

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