Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog: Archive for October, 2016

How to Reduce Your Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The weather is slowly but surely cooling down, and soon you’ll be using either your fireplace or your heating system on a regular basis. If your heater is gas-powered, however, are you sure it’s ready to safely do its job? However minor the risk may be these days, there’s still a possibility that your gas-powered appliances can leak carbon monoxide into the house.

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the fuel-burning process. In order to vent safely outside, all the components of your heating system and/or fireplace need to be in good working order: the flue pipe, vent pipe, chimney, etc. However, something can go wrong, and it’s important to know how to prevent it.

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Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, October 24th, 2016

With the weather as nice as it has been in recent weeks, it may seem premature to start thinking about frozen pipes. However, winter is well on its way, and when it hits you don’t want to be stumped by a plumbing emergency brought on by frozen pipes.

Frozen and subsequent burst pipes are one of the most common reasons for emergency plumbing service calls during winter. We are of course happy to perform appropriate repairs as needed, but we also want to help you prevent this problem from happening at all, if possible. But what exactly can you do?

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Keep Warm Efficiently This Winter with a Heat Pump

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Temperatures are slowly dropping, showing that while we aren’t quite in the throes of winter yet, it’s not very far off. In fact, you might already need a heater to get through the chilly nights we’ve had. And hopefully if you already have a heating system, it’s ready to do its job effectively and efficiently. When you live in Utah, it’s vital that you have a reliable heating system in your home!

If you are considering a new heating system installation or replacement this year, you’d do well to thinking about a heat pump. This system has plenty to offer homeowners of all types. Keep reading to learn more about heat pumps and their benefits.

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How to Make the Air in Your Home Less Polluted

Monday, October 10th, 2016

When the weather is as mild and calm as it’s been here in the past week or so, it’s likely that you aren’t concerning yourself too much with your HVAC system. You should of course be scheduling heating maintenance so that you are prepared for a drop in temperatures. In the meantime, now is a great time to take a break and think about your indoor air quality.

Indoor air pollution doesn’t always get the attention it deserves since it’s not easily detectable. But there are actually higher risks associated with this type of pollution than the quality of the outside air, particularly throughout Utah. But how can you reduce your risks?

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Why Does Your Furnace Need a Tune-Up?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Utah winters are not something you want to face without a properly and efficiently working furnace. And the only way to ensure you have just that is by scheduling regular furnace tune-ups. There’s no way you can face an entire winter season without servicing your furnace—all that stress and strain will eventually create problems and can even cause premature system shutdown.

Keep reading to learn more about why it’s so important to schedule a tune-up for your furnace.

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3 Potential Furnace Problems to Watch for This Winter

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Hopefully as we get closer and closer to winter, you’ve taken the time to schedule a maintenance appointment. This is more than just a quick check of your heater—during this appointment our technicians fully inspect and clean your furnace, checking for repair needs and making appropriate adjustments.

Additionally, we’ll check for troubling symptoms such as worn fan belts and corroded wiring that can cause bigger problems later on if they are not addressed right away. This helps to reduce the need for furnace repairs. However, if you either haven’t scheduled maintenance or you have an aging system, you should always keep an eye out for potential problems. We’ve covered 3 of the most common below.

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