Brilliant Home Services Blog : Archive for October, 2016

Boiler Maintenance: Yes, You Need It before Winter!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We recently took a look at 5 reasons why boilers make a great pick for heating a home. But if you already have a boiler, you know all about these advantages. This is the post for you: how to make sure that you keep getting those same advantages winter after winter from your home’s boiler.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Start Heating?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If you use a heat pump for your home comfort around the year, you rely on it switching over to heating mode when the first cold day of the late fall arrives. After all, that is what a heat pump is designed to do: smoothly change between running as an air conditioner and a heater.

But what if you turn the heat pump on in heating mode, only to find that there isn’t hot air coming from the vents? If the air is still cold, or it’s room temperature, then there may be something wrong with the heat pump that will require calling our HVAC professionals to fix it.

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Signs You Need Professional Electrical Repairs

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Repairing the electrical system in your home is a job that must be left to professional electricians. It’s mainly an issue of safety, since poor work on the wiring or other parts of the electrical system (such as the breaker panel) can cause high voltage shocks or lead to a higher danger of electrical fires. Professionals are knowledgeable about the local electrical code and they will make sure that your house is up to code on every job they do.

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5 Reasons to Install a Boiler for Your Home

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Although more homes use furnaces for cold-weather comfort than any other type of heating system, boilers are popular options and remain competitive. When you’re at point where you need to choose a heating system for a new home, a boiler will probably be on the list of options. Below is a list of reasons that you may want to go with a boiler rather than a furnace or other forced-air system.

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Ceiling Fans Are Helpful in Winter As Well

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

During a long summer in Chicago, a professionally installed ceiling fan is an immense help with keeping cool and lowering electrical bills. The movement of air through a space helps to remove the heat envelope from around people’s bodies, and this makes them feel cooler. Thanks to ceiling fans, an air conditioner can usually be set 8°F higher, or even turned off for long stretches, saving energy.

But aside from their decorative function (and many ceiling fans are beautiful to look at), is there anything you can do with a ceiling fan during the cold weather of winter?

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