Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog : Archive for August, 2016

3 Signs That It Is Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Water heaters are developed to last a long time, and have been a trusted appliance in homes and businesses throughout the community for decades. If your water heater is properly maintained, then it will almost certainly last its entire intended lifespan. It won’t last forever though.

At some time or another, you’ll need to start exploring the need to replace your water heater system. To avoid costly repairs later on or interruption from a faulty water heater, you’ll want to be able to recognize the signs that your water heater is struggling. But how do you really know if it’s time for a replacement?

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Ensure Your Air Conditioner Can Make It Through the End of Summer

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Officially, summer is going to be over in one short month. However, that certainly doesn’t mean we’ll all of a sudden be hit with cooler temperatures, or that we’ll get to stop using your our conditioning systems.

The end of summer is actually when air conditioners work the hardest, particularly if they are aging and struggling to do their job. Breakdowns are most common during this time of year, but there are steps you can take to prevent this. We’ve highlighted these steps below.

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Combatting Hot Spots in Your Home

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Summer may only be here for a few more weeks, but we certainly still have some warmer weather to contend with. As a result, we continue to run our air conditioners on a regular basis so that we can maintain a cool home. Hopefully your cooling system has been working for you and hasn’t run into any big problems this season.

However, have you noticed that certain rooms in your home are warmer than others? This is usually a sign that something is amiss with your air conditioner or ventilation system. It is first important to ensure that the trouble isn’t from the rooms themselves—such as windows that aren’t properly sealed. If that’s not the problem, then it may be one of the following factors.

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How Does Professional Duct Sealing Help Your Air Conditioner Perform?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

If you already have a central air conditioner installed in your home, then you likely have a basic understanding of how important it is to have high quality ductwork installed as well. Your air ducts provide a direct path for both your heating and cooling units to distribute air to the various areas of your home. But since they are mostly out of sight, it’s rare that a homeowner thinks much about them, until they have a problem.

Air ducts have no mechanical components, so therefore they shouldn’t have many issues, right? Unfortunately this is a common misconception—most air ducts develop leaks at one point or another. Granted, these leaks may only be coming from small tears here and there, but these small leaks can add up to a much larger problem.

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How Does a Clean AC Filter Benefit You?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When summertime comes and we are met with soaring temperatures, the only thing on your mind when it comes to your HVAC system is how well the air conditioner works. While this is of course a vital part of your home comfort, you should also consider your indoor air quality. The efficiency and effectiveness of your air conditioner is heavily affected by one small component: your air filter.

Our expertly trained team is here to conduct your regular air conditioning maintenance and will be happy to go over the many options of high efficiency air filters we have available. However, it’s important that you pay close attention to the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system. This filter is designed to protect the inside components of your AC system, but if it’s compromised then it will affect not only the system itself, but also your indoor air quality.

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These Factors Put Stress on Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, August 1st, 2016

As summer wears on, your air conditioner is likely being used on a consistent basis. Summertime heat naturally places a huge amount of stress on a residential air conditioning system. As a result you’ll see higher energy bills and an increased risk of AC problems from mechanical issues to full breakdowns if your system is aging or hasn’t been properly cared for.

Could a well-maintained AC system be worked too hard? The answer is yes. But the good news is that there are a few methods to follow that can take some of the work stress off your AC and help get your energy and repair bills under control. Keep reading to learn more.

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