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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|

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|

How to Protect Your A/C This Summer

Whether you argue with your loved ones that your house is too cool at 68 degrees or not, keeping your air conditioning unit in pristine condition this summer will help you when the hottest days come through. In today’s blog, we are going to review why it’s so important to maintain your air conditioning unit and what simple actions can be taken to maintain it too. The first question is why should you maintain your air conditioning unit? You may be thinking, “My air conditioner is working great. Why would I need to maintain [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:38:33-04:00May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

4 Tips on how to pick the right HVAC Company

You need a new HVAC system, but how do you decide what company to use to help? Do you Google and pick the first name you see? Do you call the guy down the street that does HVAC on the side? You could do either, but before you decide on a person or company to do the installation, follow these four suggestions. By asking the right questions, you could save yourself hundreds of dollars in headaches later. 1. Do your homework – In the world of quick internet searches, anyone can show up online [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:36:30-04:00May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|
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