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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

February is ending with a few warm weather surprises here in Chicagoland. Some days have even gotten up into the 60s! But we can’t let this deceive us into believing that it’s already time to shut down our furnaces for the season: March is infamous for the way it can throw harsh cold snaps at us, and even April can turn chilly. Your gas furnace isn’t done with its workload yet—and it’s more important than ever to act fast and call for furnace repairs if you should notice any furnace behavior that doesn’t look right.

And water leaking from the bottom of your furnace? Yeah, that definitely doesn’t look right!

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Replace that Old Boiler before It Breaks Down!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

With winter here in full force, you can’t afford to have your home’s boiler give out on you. If you arranged for professional maintenance for your boiler before the winter started, it ought to be in excellent shape. But nothing is certain, especially if you have an old boiler that’s getting close to replacement age.

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Some Winter Behavior You May See from Your Heat Pump

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heat pumps are becoming more popular with each year. Because of advances in the technology of heat pumps, they are more effective in colder weather than ever before, making them an option for places with often extremely chilly winters like Chicago.

This might be your first winter with a heat pump. You may have had one installed in spring or summer, or you may have moved into a new house that uses a heat pump. There is some behavior from a heat pump during the winter that you may not be used to and can lead you to believing that there’s a malfunction with it. Most of these behaviors actually aren’t problems. Here are the two most common:

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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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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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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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How Should I Pick an Air Filtration System for My Home?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The most basic way to improve a home’s indoor air quality is to install an air filtration system that removes unwanted airborne contaminants from circulation. Although air filters can’t target all pollutants, in many homes they may be all that’s needed.

If you’re thinking about finding air filters to improve your household’s air quality, you need to understand that picking the ideal filtration system requires the assistance of IAQ experts like the ones on our staff. We’ll explain why below.

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Some Additions to Consider with a New Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 18th, 2016

You’ve decided that it’s time to retire your worn-down and inefficient air conditioning system so that you and your family can enjoy a much more comfortable summer. Great idea! We’re glad to be of service when it comes to an AC system replacement. But we would also like to offer you the best in other options that can make your new air conditioner work at its best and provide many more benefits. Below are 3 options to consider having done as part of a new system installation:

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The Great Benefits of Smart Wi-Fi Thermostats

Monday, June 20th, 2016

What type of thermostat do you have in your home running the HVAC system? An old manual slider-and-dials model, or a no-frills digital display? It’s time for an upgrade! Even if you have a standard programmable digital thermostat, there’s a much better option just waiting for you: a smart Wi-Fi thermostat.

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