RKM Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for January, 2019

The Best Times to Upgrade Your Heating System

Monday, January 28th, 2019

heating-system-repairsDepending on what kind of system we’re looking at, a heating system can last between ten and twenty years. Partway through that time, your eye might catch some new systems with better features, higher efficiency, or newer technology.

That begs the question: Is it bad to upgrade your system just because you want a new one? After all, you wouldn’t want to upgrade purely for the sake of upgrading.

There are some right times to upgrade to a new system, and we’ll explain them to you in today’s post.

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Why You Shouldn’t Try DIY Furnace Repair

Monday, January 14th, 2019

service-technician-tests-furnace-safelyYour furnace isn’t acting quite the way it should. Luckily, you’ve found a video online that seems to describe the problem perfectly (the furnace in the video isn’t the same model as yours, but it’s close enough, right?). All you need now is a pair of gloves, some goggles, a welding torch…

Let’s stop you right there. While we have plenty of faith in your ability to pull off a challenging DIY job, we also know that furnaces and HVAC equipment are not for the average DIYer. There’s a reason why only certified and licensed professionals are allowed to repair and maintain these systems. Actually, there are several reasons, and we’ll list them below.

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