R-22 Phase Out and What to Expect

November 11, 2019

Starting in 2010, Environmental Protection Agency rules halted the manufacturer of air conditioning equipment that uses the refrigerant R-22. Scientists identified R-22, also known as Freon, as a substance that contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer. Older air conditioners using R-22 remain in operation, but repair costs are escalating due to the phase-out of R-22. Limited Supply Driving up Repair Costs The law will make the production or importation of R-22 illegal after Jan. 1, 2020. After this date, existing supplies of the refrigerant may still be used to repair equipment manufactured prior to 2010. Without any way...

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How Does Upgrading Your Heating System Actually Save You Money?

October 18, 2019

Some homeowners are fortunate enough to have a heat pump or furnace that has lasted 15 or 20 years and is still going. It seems like a great deal, but keeping that old equipment may be costing them more in the end. At in Wentzville, we specialize in home heating services and would like to take this opportunity to explain how upgrading your heating system can actually help you save. Total Cost of Ownership While it can be hard not to focus on the initial expense, the total cost of ownership is really what matters, and there are ways to...

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Is AC Maintenance Worth It?

September 13, 2019

It’s nearing the end of the season, and you’re considering getting maintenance done on your air conditioning. You’re probably wondering about the cost involved and whether the service is truly worth the money. The answer is quite simple: If you depend on your air conditioner, the maintenance will help preserve it and will also prevent the need for unnecessary repairs that could have been resolved through an AC maintenance call. Air conditioning maintenance agreements offer a discounted rate on service and will allow you to receive maintenance services more often. Many agreements also offer priority service at no added charge...

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Why Maintenance Packages are Important

August 5, 2019

Renaud Brothers Heating & Cooling  is the company you call when something goes wrong with the heating or cooling system in your Wentzville home. Our skilled technicians are specially trained to diagnose problems and get things running again. Over the years, we have seen the difference that scheduled maintenance can make in the performance and lifespan of your home comfort systems. Maintenance packages are a wise investment in your home. Higher Efficiency With normal wear and tear, your heating/cooling system will lose some of its efficiency and power. This means that the unit will have to use more energy to...

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3 Ways to Conserve Energy at Home

July 10, 2019

Homeowners are now more aware than ever of how much energy they’re using. Whether it’s because of monthly utility bills or eco-friendly consciousness, many Wentzville residents are dead set on reducing energy consumption. Fortunately, there are several easy ways you can do this. 1. Adjust the Thermostat There’s no question that it can get hot and sticky during the summer here in Missouri; likewise, the winters can be frigid. Cooling or heating your home is a necessity if you want to stay comfortable. That being said, you can probably live with a little adjustment in how you control the climate....

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Starting a Career in the HVAC Industry

June 10, 2019

With the cost of four-year degrees on the rise, many people are considering careers in the trades. HVAC, also known as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, is an industry that can offer steady work at a good salary to motivated individuals. In addition, no four-year degree is needed to enter this field. Understanding Licensing Requirements Not all states require HVAC technicians to be licensed, although those who work with refrigerants must hold federal certification to ensure safe handling of these chemicals. Missouri happens to be one of the states that do not require licensing. However, many municipalities throughout the state...

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