Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘heating maintenance’

Maintain Your Heat Pump as Spring Starts—No Matter the Weather

Monday, March 20th, 2017

service-reminder-watchAlthough Chicago had a far better week of later winter weather than the Northeast, which suffered under the chill and snowfall of Winter Storm Stella, we’re still experiencing temperatures that can dip down into the 20s during the nights and struggle to make it out of the 40s during the day. This isn’t a surprise for March: even though spring starts officially this week, Chicagoland must deal with cold spells through April and sometimes into May.

No matter the weather outside, however, this is the time of the year to consider your heat pump and its annual maintenance. This is both a preparation for the coming summer season and a way to close out the winter.

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Winterizing Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

Monday, November 28th, 2016

A service that we stress at this time of year is arranging for a heating inspection and tune-up. This is the best way to head into the winter with confidence that your heater will work at its best, with high efficiency and low chance of a breakdown. Call us today if you haven’t scheduled your heating maintenance yet.

But your air conditioner needs a type of maintenance for the winter as well. You won’t be using the system through the coming season, but the outdoor unit of a split system AC (which is probably the type you have) can suffer damage over the season from snow and rust. It’s a good idea to winterize the outdoor unit of your air conditioner so it will be in the best condition possible when spring comes around once more.

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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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