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Are You Ready for a New Water Heater?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

tankless water heater on ground in homeWater heaters are built for durability. They’re made to last even with the massive amount of demand placed on them daily. Routine maintenance and prompt repairs can extend the life or you water heater even more, but sooner or later the system won’t be able to keep up.

If your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s a good idea to know about it beforehand so you can start making plans for a replacement system. Otherwise, you just might find yourself without hot water one morning. Nobody wants to face that bright and early in the morning. As experts in Bountiful, UT plumbing services, we’re happy to share with you some of the signs you should watch for that indicate you’re in need of a water heater replacement.

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The End of Winter Is No Time to Ignore Heating Repairs

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Young woman shivering during the winter seasonSpring has officially begun, and with that it is time to start turning attention to our air conditioning systems—ensuring they’re well maintained and ready for the warmer temperatures soon to hit.

But before we get to that, what kind of shape is your furnace in? Can it make it all the way to next winter without any problems? Can it make it to the end of this heating season without any problems? If you aren’t sure, or if you were flat-out told your heater is in need of repairs, then right now is the time to take care of those Bountiful, UT furnace repair needs.

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Do Your Drains Need Cleaning?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.The drain and sewer portion of your plumbing system is one of its most important components. Without a well-maintained drain system, you could find yourself facing some serious issues that will affect your entire Bountiful, UT plumbing system.

Fortunately, it’s not difficult to keep your drain system in good condition. You just need to ensure that you schedule routine drain cleaning. Keep reading to learn some of the signs that you’re in need of a drain cleaning appointment sooner than later.

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Plumbing FAQ: Your Questions, Answered

Monday, January 1st, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundWhen it comes to resolving your plumbing problems, we are the team to call. You can reach out to us anytime to schedule service or even to just ask a question for one of our Bountiful, UT plumbers. We’re happy to help you with whatever your plumbing needs may be, which is why we’ve provided a guide below where we answer some of the most common plumbing questions we receive from homeowners.

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The Holidays Are Upon Us: Is Your Plumbing System Ready?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

person's hands washing lettuce in the kitchen sinkWe’re just a few short days away from the start of the holiday season, which makes now the perfect time to prep your home, start planning holiday parties, and maintain your plumbing system!

Wait, what’s that?

That’s right, your plumbing system needs attention, now. Think about the increased guests in your home that you likely have over the holiday season. This increases the use of your plumbing system exponentially. And we’re here to help. Of course, maintenance from a professional Bountiful, UT plumber is the first step toward prepping your plumbing system for the holiday season. However, there are a number of other precautions you should take to help prevent the following issues.

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Improve the Efficiency of Your Heater This Season!

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

couple in their home on a cold night wearing winter pajamasWith temperatures already cooling down around our parts, it’s only a matter of time before we all begin using our heating systems. And as hard as your air conditioners had to work to keep you comfortable this summer, it’s understandable that you would like to use your heater as efficiently as possible, to save energy and subsequently, money. Ensuring you are using your heater as effectively and efficiently as possible is as easy as following the tips below.

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Can You Ignore Late Season AC Repair Needs for Now?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

an air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. In just a couple of weeks, the official end of summer will be here. That may not mean much for other parts of the country that are warm almost all year long, but for us it means we soon get to shut off our air conditioners in favor of our heating systems.

Speaking of your air conditioner, however, being as late as it is in the season, chances are high that it has built up a good amount of wear and tear from the few months of steady work it has gone through. That being said, you could very well find yourself in need of air conditioning repair in Bountiful, UT. You might think that since it’s the end of the season, you can wait on repairs—but making any delay could leave you with unintended consequences next year, or even in a few weeks when you begin to use your heater!

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Beware These Summer AC Issues

Monday, August 14th, 2017

the heat wave is coming,business man holding a electric fanWhy do we consistently tout the benefits of professional air conditioning maintenance? Mostly because it’s the only way to ensure the reliable operation of your cooling system throughout its entire lifespan. If you have a conventional air conditioner, then you should schedule this service once a year. If you have a heat pump, it should be every 6 months.

With this service, you can fend off the costliest of repairs or breakdowns, but remember—even the most well-cared for cooling system may eventually need a Bountiful, UT air conditioning repair. Below, we’ve covered some of the most common repair calls we get and that you should beware of.

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What Are Some Common Heating Problems Cause by Faulty Thermostats?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The thermostat in your home has a greater importance to your comfort than you’ve probably realized. It serves as the control panel where you set the heater and air conditioner; but it’s also the sensor that tracks your home’s temperatures and sends instructions to the HVAC system. The thermostat not only controls activating your heater, but also when the blower motor turns on and off. When a thermostat develops faults, even small ones, it can lead to significant problems with your heating.

However, since many of these heating troubles can come from other sources, it can be difficult to tell when the thermostat is the actual cause. Whenever you encounter problems with your heater, call on a professional heating service in Bountiful, UT to investigate and diagnose the problem, and then track down the source.

Rentmeister Total Home Service is ready around the clock with emergency repairs, whether for your thermostat or anything else.

Problems a faulty thermostat can cause

  • Short cycling: This refers to when a heater shuts down prematurely without completing the regular heating cycle. Repeated short-cycling causes extreme wear and tear on a heating system and rapid aging, leading to repairs and possibly an early replacement. If a thermostat becomes miscalibrated and senses incorrect temperatures, it can start to force the heater to short-cycle.
  • Blower won’t stop running: Thermostats use separate wires to turn the blower motor of a heating system on and off. If the thermostat loses a connection in one of the wires, it will cause the blower motor to turn on and keep running unless you disconnect the whole system from the power. This wastes energy and will rapidly cause the motors to wear down.
  • Heater will not turn on: Another set of wires on a thermostat sends the signals to turn the heater on and off. A frayed or damaged wire will cause the heater to refuse to turn on at all. This is one of the most confusing of all problems a thermostat can trigger, since a heater that won’t come on might seem like a full system breakdown, when it only needs a small repair to the thermostat to repair it.

Sometimes, you’ll encounter heating problems from an incorrectly thermostat or a mistake in programming. You should always check the thermostat first when your heater begins to behave oddly, just in case the issue comes from a simple user error. Otherwise, call for professionals: if the problem is in the thermostat, the repair work requires experienced technicians to fix it.

You may wish to consider upgrading your thermostat when it develops faults to a more accurate model with better features. (There are now models you can control from a smart phone.) Ask your technician about your options.

Whatever problems you encounter with your heater, you can trust to Rentmeister Total Home Service for quality heating service in Bountiful, UT.

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Why Heating Repair Matters in the Summer Time

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

During the summer months, Bountiful, UT can expect temperatures that range between warm to extremely hot, with only a few days that might dip down into what we could term “cool.” (Other parts of the country might still consider this “warm.”) It seems a strange time to worry about the heater in your home, which will sit idle through most of the season and may never turn on at all.

However, professional heating repairs in Bountiful, UT still matters during the summer. Prevention through repair is an excellent way to prepare for the colder weather in the fall and winter.

At Rentmeister Total Home Service, we take our name seriously: we offer services for your whole home, from air conditioning, to plumbing, to water heaters, to fireplaces. We can take care of the repairs you need for your heating system to ready it for winter or the odd rainy day. You can reach us any time of the day or night when you need emergency repair service.

The reason that heating repairs still can make a difference during the summer is because there’s no better time to have major work done on a system than when you don’t actually need the system to work for you. And if your heating system has malfunctions that require professional repairs, you probably already know about it: as the winter closed out, you may have noticed a slight decline in heating coming from the vents leading to your furnace, or strange noises emanating from the system’s cabinet. Did your power bills seem abnormally high at the end of the season? That’s another possible tip-off that you have repair issues inside your heater that could use summertime attention. Don’t wait to schedule the work until winter and the days when the heater should be working at warming you. Besides, if you delay much longer, the problem may worsen and cost you more to fix.

If you have a heat pump, you need to remain especially vigilant about heating repairs for a simple reason: your heat pump is also your air conditioner, and during the summer it will undergo a great deal of stress that will affect its ability to provide heat as well. Make sure your heat pump receives immediate repairs when needed during the summer.

Rentmeister Total Home Service has kept people warm during winter and cool during summer since 1953. For your heating repair in Bountiful, UT—no matter the time of year—call us.

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