Advantages of Preventative AC Maintenance

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Summer in New Orleans may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the heat is going anywhere! The air conditioners will still be rolling well into the Fall. Therefore, the amount of maintenance you put into your AC can make or break it. AC maintenance can help your system perform at its peak when you need it most. …

Excessive Humidity & Your Home

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People in South Louisiana are no strangers to humidity. Five minutes outside then your entire body is drenched with sweat and your hair is a foot tall from frizz. However, outdoor humidity is not the only concern. Humidity inside the home could become a major problem if not dealt with correctly. Indoor humidity could wreak havoc on your home and …

How To Prepare Your Air Conditioning Unit For A Hurricane

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Everyone in the New Orleans area knows how to prepare for impending hurricanes. From stocking up on non-perishables, water, and gas to boarding up windows and obtaining sandbags. Hurricane preparation is nothing new to the people of the Greater New Orleans area. One thing many people overlook when protecting their homes is their air conditioning unit. Whether you plan to …

Tips For Reducing Your Energy Bill This Summer

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Air conditioning units are essential to every home and business here in New Orleans, and for good reason. Everyone knows the heat during summer can be brutal. The summer heat can also be pretty brutal on the checkbook. As thermostats are being lowered, air conditioning units are working harder, just blowing the dollars away. But don’t worry, there are plenty …

HVAC System Maintenance During Your Spring Cleaning

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It’s almost spring, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning and HVAC System Maintenance. Your HVAC system needs some attention after a long winter as well. Spring maintenance helps your system perform at its best when warm days finally return, and it’s time to turn up your air conditioning. You can trust the professionals at River City Total Maintenance …

How to Optimize Your HVAC System for Crazy Weather

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You may be wondering how in the world you are going to optimize your HVAC system with this crazy weather. Don’t put your jackets and winter coats away just yet! It’s about to get cold AGAIN in New Orleans. Every year when the weather is back and forth as it has been recently, it becomes increasingly harder to know if …

Signs of HVAC Mold | RCTM | The HVAC Professionals

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House mold is a pretty big problem here in Louisiana due to the humidity. Most of the time, mold is what we think about when we are talking about the old sandwich in the back of the fridge. However, when mold is in your HVAC system or home, it’s very dangerous. Mold produces a substance called mycotoxin that leads to breathing problems, …

Space Heater Safety | RCTM

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How much do you know about space heater safety? We are very lucky in Louisiana to not be experiencing the Polar Vortex that states like Chicago are experiencing right now! Right now in the midwest, temperatures in the region plunged below Zero. Some state offices are closed and postal workers won’t be delivering mail in 10 states! In addition, thousands of …

How Humidity Affects Your HVAC System

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We know all about the effects of humidity here in Louisiana but did you know that humidity affects HVAC systems? humidity has a major impact on the effectiveness of air conditioning and heating systems. River City Total Maintenance wants to ensure that you get the most out of your HVAC system. Today’s best HVAC Systems may include humidifiers and dehumidifiers …

Make A Resolution for Your HVAC System

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The New Year is the ideal time to take a fresh approach to your home’s HVAC system. Whether you’re thinking about investing in a new system for your home or you want to get the most out of the one you have, the New Year is a great time to start making plans. We hope that in the New Year …