Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog : Archive for September, 2016

Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Geothermal System

Monday, September 26th, 2016

With the sudden dip in temperatures last week, we’re all well aware that fall is officially here, and reminded of how important our heating systems are going to be very soon. If you have an aging geothermal system, it’s vital that you take notice of your heater.

Geothermal systems are designed to last a very long time, typically longer than other HVAC systems, but they are not immune to the natural wear and tear of time. Keep reading to learn more about the signs of an aging geothermal system that may need replacement.

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Should you Have a Gas or Electric Furnace Installed?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Temperatures may still be mild in these parts, but with the official start of fall just a few days away, it is now time to start thinking about your heating system and if it’s up to par for the coming winter season. If you know you need a replacement soon, you might be considering a furnace installation. But should you go with a gas-powered system, or would electric be a better choice for you? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of each.

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Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

Friday, September 9th, 2016

With temperatures still steadily in the high 70s and low 80s, it may seem silly to begin thinking about our heating system already. However, we all know how quickly the weather can turn and temperatures can drop—particularly at night—as we come closer to the cooling season. With the official start of fall just a little over a week away, now is the time to schedule your heating system maintenance appointment.

Having your heating system serviced now, before you need it on a consistent basis, is the best way to ensure that it serves you well throughout the winter season. A tune-up of your heating system will assist your heater in running efficiently and effectively, prolonging the system’s lifespan and reducing the need for repairs. Read on to discover what happens during maintenance to ensure the system is ready for winter.

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Why Should You Include Zone Controls with Your HVAC Installation?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Though recent temperatures may make you believe otherwise, fall is well on its way. This is the perfect time to consider replacing an outdated or failing HVAC system, whether it’s the air conditioner you just used all summer or a new furnace before the heating season starts.

Arranging for an installation now means that you’ll be able to easily reach our professionals. We’ll be less likely to be out on emergency calls often required during the summer or wintertime. And while you’re at it, you should definitely consider adding a zone control system to the installation.

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How is a Heat Pump Different from a Standard Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Many homeowners throughout the country are choosing heat pumps as an alternative to a central air conditioning system, and a furnace. A heat pump functions as an air conditioner, in that it evaporates and condenses refrigerant to move heat from inside your home to the outside. However it can also switch the function of its two sets of coils in order to move heat into the home. This means that it functions as both and air conditioner and a heater, for optimum year-round comfort.

While a heat pump does work in the same fashion as an air conditioner—it has indoor and outdoor coils, a compressor, a thermostatic expansion valve, condensate drains, and fans—it has very specific components that help it function as a heater. Keep reading to learn more about the parts of a heat pump that makes it different from a standard air conditioning system.

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