Preparing for snow

With the inevitable winter snowstorms on the horizon, homeowners must be aware of the necessary steps to prepare your home's HVAC unit for potential large snowfalls. While these units are our saving grace in the warmer months, they are very susceptible to damage during the colder ones, mainly when snow is introduced into the equation. Here are seven tips to help you prepare for that upcoming snowstorm: Check your insulation and eliminate drafts: Energy Star suggests that 9 out of 10 homes are not sufficiently insulated, leading to higher energy costs and inadequate indoor heating. [...]

By |2020-11-20T22:10:59-05:00October 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

When to repair a water heater

Hot water is something many of us can’t go without. To protect the luxury of warm showers in the morning and hot baths at night,  it’s imperative that homeowners take care of their water heaters. While water heaters have a general lifespan of 8-12 years, with regular maintenance, you can ensure your home’s unit reaches that 12-year mark. Although often unnoticed, your water heater is one of the hardest working devices in your home. It is working tirelessly 24 hours a day to ensure your home has warm water on demand. As a result of [...]

By |2020-11-20T22:02:01-05:00September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Replacing Your Heating System

Replacing your home’s heating system can be a daunting task. With a wide range of options and terminology, even the handiest people can often feel overwhelmed. Luckily, RG Mechanical is here to help. Here are some helpful tips to determine if you may need to replace your home’s heater: Is your system 15 years or older? Traditionally, residential heating systems have a lifespan between 15-20 years. It is suggested that at the 15-year mark, homeowners evaluate their system’s performance and begin to plan for a replacement. Does your system require frequent repairs? Older units [...]

By |2020-10-02T14:44:23-04:00September 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Regular maintenance can extend your water heater’s life, but at some point, all heaters require replacement. Here are some helpful tips to determine if it’s time to consider a replacement:  Your unit is older than eight years old.  A residential water heater’s average life span is between 10-12 years (with gas water heaters generally lasting between 6-8 years). However, most experts recommend you begin the planning process around year eight. An easy way to determine the age of your home’s unit is to reference the serial number.  Your unit is rusting. Rust can come [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:51:23-04:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

How to Choose A Service Provider for Air Duct Cleaning

We hear too often, how someone has chosen a company to do air duct cleaning in the past and they feel that the company didn’t do a good job. So, to help you avoid that, we’ve come up with some handy tips on how to choose a company to do your HVAC Cleaning.  Tip #1: Check references: At RG Mechanical many of our new customers have already checked our references, because their friends have recommended us. Tip #2: Make sure the company you use is licensed and insured. Tip #3: Beware of the $99 [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:46:24-04:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Air Duct Cleaning – FAQ

Air duct cleaning is a popular service that came about in response to an increase of air pollution.  So, what is air duct cleaning?  It is the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components. These components can include supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers.  Why is air duct cleaning important? The air ducts help cold and warm air travel throughout your home. When the system components are not maintained than dust, pollen, and other debris build-ups. Air ducts can also collect moisture, which in turn can cause mold.  If [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:42:12-04:00August 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Meet Elijah Main -Everyone’s Right Hand Man

Elijah Main came to RG Mechanical in the fall of 2019 by way of a construction trades vocational class at VUJC. And he did such a good job for us, we decided to hire him when his class was over. Being just 18, he’s a fresher face than some we have here, but don’t let that fool you. Elijah is becoming a right-hand man to nearly everyone here. Elijah can be found doing almost anything at RG. He assists the technicians, runs parts, cleans up, and generally lends a hand wherever he’s needed. He [...]

By |2020-10-02T17:19:28-04:00July 1st, 2020|Our Team|

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About HVACs

At RG Mechanical, we may use industry terms and have industry knowledge that our customers do not understand. So, to help our customers out, we have created a simple blog to answer some of our most frequently asked questions! If you have other questions that are not on this list, we encourage you to call us at (812) 389-8480 or send us the inquiry on our contact form. 1. What does HVAC stand for?  The answer is simple- it is an acronym that stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. HVAC systems offer those [...]

By |2020-11-02T01:44:50-05:00July 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Benefits of Using a Programmable Thermostat

Updating technology and products to smarter and energy-efficient options helps to save money on energy bills. There are many possibilities to become more energy efficient in your home range from installing Energy Star appliances to buying more efficient windows and doors. More specifically, when it comes to HVAC systems, it has become common practice to have a programmable thermostat, also known as a smart thermostat, installed in homes. For most homes in the United States, heating and cooling costs make up the most significant portion of most household’s total energy usage. Incorporating a smart [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:40:32-04:00July 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Meet Karen Wiscaver, Bookkeeper

It’s hard to say which Karen Wiscaver knows her way around more: the Huntingburg area or a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. She’s been balancing books for over 40 years and enjoying all that our community has to offer for over 50 years. Having grown up in Jasper, Karen was born into “numbers” as her father was also an accountant. Karen’s “hidden talent” may be one of the worst-kept secrets in the office. She says it’s “working on an Excel spreadsheet” but we’re not sure there’s anyone left at RG Mechanical that hasn’t found it out. [...]

By |2020-10-02T17:13:33-04:00May 18th, 2020|Our Team|
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