Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Maintenance’

Maintenance Is the Best Way to Avoid Future Furnace Problems

Monday, September 18th, 2023

You don’t want to come home this winter to find out that your furnace stopped working while you were away one day. The good news is that it’s easy to stay ahead of furnace problems and even prevent them from happening at all.

The answer to future furnace problems is furnace maintenance. And if you haven’t scheduled an appointment for a furnace tune-up yet this year, now is a great time to do so. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of furnace maintenance ahead of the winter season.

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Is It Too Early for Heating Maintenance?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Fall has arrived and with it cooler temperatures. You may not have heating tune-ups on your mind, but it’s the perfect time to schedule heating maintenance with our expert team. But why would you want to schedule a tune-up when you haven’t even turned your heater on yet? Well, that’s exactly why! You haven’t had to use your heater this season, and when you do use it you want it to work perfectly the first time. 

If you need to schedule heating maintenance in Layton, UT, our team is here to help. In fact, we have an Ultimate Service Agreement, which is our unique maintenance program that ensures we check your heater annually for repair needs. If you’re wondering whether it’s too early for heating maintenance, read on to learn why now is the best time to schedule your appointment.

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What a Cracked Heat Exchanger Means for Your Furnace

Monday, January 11th, 2021

three-gas-jets-igniting-blue-flameFirst off, a point we want to make clear is that a cracked heat exchanger means more for your home, health, and safety in general than it does simply the furnace. We don’t say this to send you into panic mode, but rather to stress the importance of caring for your furnace properly.

Furnace care involves scheduling maintenance each and every year, for starters. Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust all the components of your heating system, ensuring that it operates as effectively and efficiently as possible. Maintenance also helps prevent repair needs, because it gives our professionals the opportunity to find small issues before they become bigger ones.

And one “small” issue that could quite literally become a big emergency is a cracked heat exchanger. This is more common in older systems (those that are 10-15+ years old) but even if you have a newer system, it’s a good idea to understand what a heat exchanger does, and why a damaged one is bad news. Read on!

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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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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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How Does Maintenance Prevent Repair?

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Did you know that up to 50% of all heating repair calls can be eliminated by scheduling maintenance for your heating system? That may seem like a big number, but it’s no surprise to the technicians here at Rentmeister Total Home Service. We think maintenance is so important that we not only offer an in-depth maintenance plan, but every maintenance appointment involves a checklist of 23 items to be completed as well. It’s recommended that heating maintenance is completed every 12 months, so if it’s time to schedule yours, call us today!

What Happens During a Maintenance Visit?

Here is a general overview of what happens during a routine maintenance appointment with a Rentmeister Total Home Service technician:

  • Thorough inspection of entire system
  • Cleaning of components
  • Lubrication of all moving parts
  • Safety checks, especially for combustion systems
  • Small repairs (worn fan belts, frayed wiring)
  • Performance testing
  • Check of all electrical components
  • Check and testing of burner assembly

So how does maintenance help prevent repair? The key is the thorough inspection of your system. During this inspection, the technician will look for any existing or developing problems. This preventative step allows the technician to take care of small things during the appointment, and make you aware of larger issues before they can become bigger issues. Getting ahead of repairs helps to prevent them, which can also save you money down the road.

Other Benefits of Heating Maintenance

  • Better energy efficiency – the cleaning, adjusting and lubrication of the components allows the system to operate optimally
  • Better comfort – a worn and dirty system can have a hard time achieving the comfort level you want; when the system is tuned-up, it can perform as needed
  • Extends life of equipment – maintenance keeps your systems and its components in good working order, which helps reduce premature aging

Maintenance doesn’t just help prevent repairs; it provides a full system tune-up that can help improve overall performance and increase energy efficiency. Get ahead of winter weather and schedule your heating maintenance in Salt Lake City with your Rentmeister Total Home Service technician today.

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When Should I Schedule Heating Maintenance?

Friday, October 10th, 2014

If your heating system malfunctions in the middle of a particularly cold night, it can be frustrating, leaving you waiting for a technician and paying for unexpected repairs. You need a reliable heater for the cold winter months in Salt Lake City, which is why scheduling professional heating maintenance every year is vital.

Heating maintenance ensures the well-being of your unit because a technician completely inspects your unit for damages. This means you can schedule any necessary repairs early on, before they damage your system and it stops working when you need it most. Furthermore, parts of your unit are cleaned or adjusted as needed, to keep dirt and minor wear and tear from affecting your system.

So when is the right time to schedule heating maintenance? If you haven’t already called for maintenance this year, the best time is now! Don’t wait for issues to occur before calling a technician. There may be problems with the parts of your system that are hidden from view or are not yet large enough to cause an obvious problem. Waiting longer for maintenance increases your chances of your system malfunctioning. As winter goes on, the parts of your system may become overworked, which can lead to reduced heating or a failed system. And a technician has the right tools and training to catch repair needs that may not be immediately apparent.

In fact, the prospect of fewer repairs is not the only reason to call a technician early in the heating season. Scheduling maintenance early on also keeps you from paying too much on heating. If parts of your unit are worn down, other parts often have to work harder to pick up the slack, which means your unit will use more energy than it should. And with some types of heaters, maintenance can even protect your home and safety, preventing water damage and gas leaks.

For a thorough inspection of your heating system, call the dependable team at Rentmeister Total Home Service. We offer complete heating maintenance in Salt Lake City for any type of heating system as well as 24-hour emergency service, in case your unit suddenly breaks down.

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3 Reasons You Need Heating Maintenance Now

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The winters in Utah may mean vacations for visitors, but for residents they mean a time to switch on our heaters to keep warm and cozy until spring. You will ask a lot from your heating system during the next few months. If it could talk, your heater would ask only one thing from you: a regular maintenance check-up.

If you’re thinking to yourself right now, “Oh no, I haven’t scheduled a maintenance visit for my heater since… uh, well, it’s been a while,” don’t panic. It’s never too late to start regular maintenance if you’ve neglected it. But the time to get going is now. We’ll explain the 3 big reasons why.

Rentmeister Total Home Service delivers professional heating maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT. We have a 100% guarantee that if you aren’t satisfied with our performance, we’ll give you a complete refund.

3 reasons to schedule heating maintenance now

1. Avoid winter emergencies: You know that if your heater breaks down, it will break down on the coldest day of the year. That’s only logical, because that’s when it will do the most work. However, scheduling repairs will prove difficult at this time—because everyone else’s heater that didn’t get maintenance will also break down, and HVAC technicians will have crowded schedules. With preventive maintenance, you can avoid an icy emergency and a long wait.

2. Avoid increased energy bills: If you’ve noticed that your power bills have risen each winter, and you can’t account for it because of regular inflation, than it’s probably because your heater is working inefficiently due to wear and tear. A maintenance check will find out why your heater is overworking and your technician will fix or replace the worn parts, as well as provide a general tune-up that will get your heating system back to peak performance levels.

3. Avoid loss of heating power: Your heater doesn’t have to break down entirely to give you grief. If it starts to suffer from malfunctions, it will perform its job ineffectively. The heat in your home will become uneven, and you’ll find many rooms turning cold that once were pleasantly warm. Regular maintenance visits include a check on the heating power and air flow of your system, so you’ll always have the level of warmth you need.

Scheduling regular maintenance is an investment in the future of your home comfort: it means savings on your power bills, fewer repairs and emergency calls, and an extended lifespan for your heater. But in the short-term, it means you’ll have a much better chance of getting through winter without your home abruptly becoming an ice box!

Rentmeister Total Home Service offers an Ultimate Service Agreement to bring you two precision tune-ups a year (one for your heater and one for your AC), a 5-year warranty on all parts, and 15% off all service repairs. Contact us today for your Salt Lake City, UT heating maintenance!

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How Heating Maintenance Improves your Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Salt Lake City heating maintenance is a necessary step to keeping your heater up and running in the midst of our sometimes harsh climate. We experience our share of cold weather in the winter, and a reliable heater is the best weapon you have against the snow and sleet. Repairs are inevitable for any appliance, but a good maintenance schedule can defer them and even catch little issues before they become a big problem. Just as importantly, heating maintenance helps your unit operate much more efficiently, saving you considerable money in monthly heating bills. Here’s how heating maintenance improves your energy efficiency.

To clarify, heating maintenance isn’t the same thing as repairs. Indeed, if an issue arises that requires repairs, you’ll likely need to schedule a separate service call to handle it. But a maintenance session can spot those problems and let you do something about them before they get out of hand. On a more specific level, a maintenance session serves as a sort of “tune-up.” The service technician cleans off any dirt or dust that has accumulated in the system, tightens any loose parts or fittings, and replace small components (such as screws and washers) with new ones.

The effect of that is to reduce strain and stress on the system by ensuring that everything is functioning the way it should. That means that the unit uses less energy than it might in order to properly heat your home. Your monthly heating bill will be lower, and more importantly, the chances of a larger problem developing will be reduced. That improves not only general operating efficiency, but could prevent a problem that will keep you from being able to run your heater otherwise.

For heating maintenance in Salt Lake City, you can count on Rentmeister Total Home Service to lend a hand. We know how heating maintenance improves your energy efficiency, and want you to save as much money as possible by keeping your unit in the best shape it can be. Give us a call today; we can set up a reliable maintenance schedule and help ensure that your heater is running at optimum efficiency.

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