Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog: Archive for July, 2016

Maintain Your Air Conditioner to Prevent Breakdowns This Summer

Monday, July 25th, 2016

It’s safe to say that summers in our area are no easy walk in the park. In fact you may just want to stay indoors for the rest of this month to be on the safe side! All kidding aside though, this hot weather can be more than uncomfortable—it can be unhealthy.

This is particularly true for elderly or ill individuals. As such, it’s absolutely vital that you have an effectively functioning air conditioning system and that if any AC emergencies crop up they be taken care of right away. So how can you best prevent AC breakdowns this season?

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Save on Utilities by Upgrading to an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner!

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Many homeowners don’t realize just how important efficiency rating is to an appropriately functioning air conditioning system. They tend to avoid purchasing high-efficiency products and appliances due to their upfront costs, and don’t consider what they’ll be saving month-to-month.

Before you can truly understand the important of energy efficiency, however, you need to know how an air conditioner’s efficiency is represented. Most AC systems come with what is called a SEER rating. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, and the higher this number is, the more energy efficient model the system is.

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One Way to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency Today

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

There’s no denying that summer is officially here, and temperatures are only going to increase. As a result, you want to ensure that your AC system is as prepared as it can be to handle the work you’re putting it through. If you haven’t already scheduled an air conditioner tune-up, now is the perfect time to do so. In the meantime, there is one maintenance task you can do on your own, that will significantly improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system: change your air filter.

This component is designed to protect the inside of your HVAC system, and it can become clogged with dust, dander, lint, and other debris. This debris makes your AC less efficient and also decreases your indoor air quality. So how do you know when you should clean or change your air filter? It depends on a few factors, including what type of filter you have. Keep reading for more information.

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The Benefits of Maintenance Plan Enrollment

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Did your air conditioning system come with an extended warranty? If so, there’s something very important you should know. If you don’t receive routine annual maintenance visits for your AC from qualified HVAC technicians, your warranty may be null and void.

Be sure to take a look at the terms of your warranty to find out more. However, even without this caveat, there are numerous benefits to enrolling in a maintenance plan for your air conditioning system. Having your unit regularly inspected and cleaned is always a good idea. We’ve highlighted some benefits below.

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Are Air Conditioners Getting More Expensive?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

With rising energy costs, it may seem to you that it’s costing more and more each year to run your air conditioning system. Perhaps you’re tempted to avoid using it for as long as possible to save some hard-earned cash. But honestly, this isn’t economical nor is it practical.

Rather, you want to find ways to enjoy the cooling comfort of your AC while remaining budget friendly in the process. If your system is over a decade old, then the best way to do this is to replace it with an air conditioner unit that has a much higher efficiency. But will this really save you money?

The short answer is yes. Keep reading to learn why!

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