Brilliant Home Services Blog : Archive for September, 2016

The Great Fall Furnace Dilemma: Is It Time to Replace That Old Furnace?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

In our recent blog posts, we’ve written about how important regular maintenance is for your home heating system. You want this task taken care of long before the first cold day arrives! (If you still need to schedule maintenance, fill out this form and click on “maintenance visit” as the type of service you require. We’ll take care of the rest—it’s that easy!)

In this post, we’re going to look at a bigger winter preparation step: replacing the entire furnace. If you have an old gas furnace, we recommend that you consider having it replaced with a new one during the fall.

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A Generator Needs Fuel—What’s the Best One to Use?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

We strongly recommend that homeowners in Chicagoland invest in a whole-house generator before the winter arrives. There is no better way to defend your comfort over the season than with a back-up for electricity in your home. You can contact our generator professionals to find the ideal whole-house generator to meet your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Last week we wrote a post about one of the most important services to schedule for a home in the fall: heating system maintenance. This is something that you must have done every year if you want to keep your heating system safe, energy efficient, long-lived, and at the lowest danger of experiencing a sudden winter breakdown.

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Do I Need to Have My Heating System Maintained Again When I Did It Last Fall?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Summer is soon going to enter the rear-view mirror and then fall will arrive in Chicago. That means it’s time to begin to plan ahead for the cold weather. One of the most important steps for winter planning is to schedule a visit from an HVAC technician to inspection and tune-up a home’s heating system.

“But I did that last year,” you might think. “Does my heater really need this job done every year?”

The short answer is: yes, absolutely. We’ll get into the longer answer below.

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