Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog : Archive for January, 2017

Proper Insulation Can Make or Break Your Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 30th, 2017

insulation-and-heating-efficiencyWith temperatures dipping below 20°F even during the warmest part of the day, it’s no wonder that we’re using our heaters on a regular basis. In doing so, it’s only natural that you want to save as much money as possible without sacrificing your comfort. If your heater is working inefficiently, however, then this will not be the case.

Ensuring your Roy, UT heating efficiency starts with scheduling appropriate maintenance. Regular heating tune-ups allow our professionals to fully inspect and clean your heater, while making any necessary adjustments and recommendations for repairs—which you’ll benefit from if you address these repair needs as soon as possible. Maintenance is not the only way to ensure efficiency, however. Proper insulation is vital to your comfort and system effectiveness as well.

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5 Potential Causes of a Continuously Running Toilet

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

One of the most annoying issues you might face in regards to your Syracuse, UT bathroom plumbing is a toilet that won’t stop running. Not only is it a nuisance to listen to, but it will also cost you significantly in excess water you aren’t using—something that will reflect on your monthly water bill. Running toilets also mean the inability to flush. Be sure to call for repairs as soon as you notice this problem. In the meantime, we’ve shared 5 reasons below that this may be occurring.

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Don’t Let Uneven Heating Get You Down this Winter

Monday, January 16th, 2017

One of the biggest concerns people have about their heating systems is that for whatever reason, they will fail to adequately heat their homes right when they need their system the most. Ideally, this will never be something you’d have to deal with, and investing in routine maintenance will make this occurrence less likely.

One problem many homeowners don’t think about is not necessarily a complete lack of heat, but uneven heating. This is when your heater is providing the correct temperature to your home, but some rooms are cooler than others. There are a few reasons that this might happen, but there’s no reason to let it get you down. Instead, learn the causes and give our professionals a call so we can repair the issue right away.

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What Does a Cracked Heat Exchanger Mean for Your Furnace?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Gas-powered appliances have a bad reputation for being hazardous, but this needn’t be a concern for you. Gas furnaces today are built with many more safety features than those of the past, and likely will never pose an issue for you—so long as it’s properly maintained and cared for. Routine maintenance and timely repairs will reduce the risk of you needing emergency heating repairs in Ogden, UT.

There is one problem in particular that could be hazardous should you skip maintenance or neglect repairs, and that is the case of a cracked heat exchanger. This calls for immediate repairs from a skilled HVAC technician, such as a member of our team. Give us a call if you suspect that you have this problem, and keep reading to learn more about your heat exchanger and why it needs to remain in good shape.

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Does Your Gas Fireplace’s Chimney Need Cleaning?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

When it comes to caring for your home and making sure it’s safe for you and your family, one task that often gets overlooked is the maintenance of your gas fireplace—something that should be scheduled about once a year.

However, there are times when creosote can build up faster than it normally would, and if that happens, your chimney will need to be checked more often. But how do you know if your chimney is in need of cleaning? Keep reading to learn about the signs that your gas fireplace’s chimney is dirty and in need of service.

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