Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for May, 2016

How to Keep Cool in Summer without Over-straining Your AC

Monday, May 30th, 2016

A summer in Chicago can be a tough haul, even for a home with a powerful air conditioning system. If you’re looking for ways to stay cool this season while also giving you air conditioner a bit of break, we have some suggestions for you:

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Do I Really Need Whole-House Surge Protection?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

You probably have a number of important electronic devices in your home that you want to make certain are safe from sudden surges in the electrical system. Computers, television monitors, charging smart phones, entertainment systems, medical equipment, etc. Although using power strips for the outlets is a good idea and definitely a wise investment, they are not sufficient to stop all power surges. Yes, you do need to have whole-house surge protection!

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How Attic Fans Help in the Summer (And in the Winter as Well)

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Keeping your home cool during a summer in Chicago often means paying steep electrical bills. A central air conditioning system must draw a great deal of power to operate the compressor that’s at the heart of its operation. There are a number of ways to reduce your AC costs without having to make major sacrifices in comfort, however. One of these is to have attic fans installed.

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The Benefits of a Dehumidifier for the Summer

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The summers in Chicago can often be sweltering, and much of it is due to the high levels of humidity that make a standard warm day into something far more unpleasant. You can’t change how humid the outdoors is, but you can change the humidity inside your home thanks to a special whole-house dehumidifier.

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3 Benefits of Spring Maintenance for Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Spring cleaning involves more than just getting organized and making your home look brighter and more inviting. You need “spring cleaning” for your air conditioning system as well to make sure that it’s prepared to handle another hot Chicago summer season.

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