Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog: Archive for July, 2017

How to Keep Cool While Waiting for AC Repairs

Monday, July 31st, 2017

keep-cool-waiting-ac-repairsBeing stuck without a functioning air conditioner in the dead of summer is the absolute worst. Hopefully, you’ve reduced the risk of this happening by scheduling AC maintenance before the cooling season started. But, even with air conditioning maintenance, AC units—particularly aging systems—can still run into problems.

In the most ideal situation, you’ll be able to call our 24/7 number for emergency air conditioning repairs in Roy, UT, and you’ll be able to have the issue resolved in a few short hours. As much as we’d like to make this happen for you and will try our best to do so, sometimes issues are a bit more complex. Ffor example, your system could require a replacement of a part that’s not readily available. Or you may need a refrigerant recharge but have an older system with refrigerant that is being phased out.

In other words, you may very well be stuck without cooling for a day or two at some point during your air conditioner’s lifespan. So assuming you can’t hang out at your neighbor’s house all day, we’ve provided some tips below about what you can do.

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A Dirty Air Filter and Its Impact on Your Home

Monday, July 17th, 2017

dirty-air-filter-impact-homeYou’ve probably heard this before—or at least, we hope you have—but it’s imperative that you change your air filter on a regular basis. Why is that? You might assume that a dirty air filter is a problem due to the contaminants it sends through the air, and this is the reason we keep stressing the importance of changing it. This is only somewhat correct, however.

Your HVAC systems’ air filter is there not only to block allergens from moving back into your airstream, but mainly to block particles from damaging the inside of your air conditioner by pummeling it or jamming the fan. When an air filter is dirty and clogged, however, it can do just as much damage to your Syracuse, UT air conditioning system. Keep reading to learn how a dirty air filter affects your home.

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Watch for These AC Compressor Problems

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

watch-for-ac-compressor-problemsYour air conditioner’s compressor is essentially the heart of your AC system—it applies energy to the refrigerant and then propels it through the coils to carry out heat exchange. Without a functioning compressor, an AC system will not produce any cooling effect at all.

When air conditioners begin to show signs of trouble, the compressor is typically one of the main culprits that our repair technicians look at. Many common cooling system problems stem from problems with either this component or its motor, requiring air conditioning repairs in Ogden, UT. And since fixing an AC compressor is not something you can simply watch an online video about and figure out how to do on your own, you will need the assistance of a trained and experienced HVAC professional—which is what we’re here for!

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Why Are My Cooling Costs So High?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

cooing-costs-high-whyOur winters may reach bitterly cold temperatures, but that doesn’t mean we get much relief during the summer. That’s right: each summer you’ll see higher electrical bills than you would in the spring or fall. This is because you’ll be constantly running your air conditioner, and your HVAC systems account for about half of all your energy costs! The electricity needed to run your AC motors and the compressor certainly does add up and can leave you feeling pretty broke during the summer.

But are you spending more than you should be on your cooling costs? If your bills start to rise higher than what you saw last year, or are more expensive in comparison to your neighbors despite comparable use, then something may be amiss with your cooling system. While in some cases this may necessitate a Clearfield, UT air conditioning repair, the problem may be simpler to solve than that. Keep reading to learn more!

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