May 21st, 2018
We may be experiencing our stereotypical rainstorms for now, but soon enough temperatures will begin to warm and we’ll need fully effective and efficiently operating air conditioning systems. Do you know what shape yours is in? If your answer is “no,” or you haven’t even thought about it recently, now is the time to schedule a maintenance tune-up.
There are a few maintenance tasks you can complete on your own. This includes changing your air filter every 1–3 months. Many people believe that the air filter is in place to protect their indoor air quality, but it’s actually there to protect the inside components of your HVAC systems from dirt and debris that can negatively affect airflow. Another maintenance task you can do on your own is ensuring that the outdoor unit is clear of debris, for the same reason.
But if you want to help your air conditioner perform at its best, and prevent repairs in the meantime, you need to schedule maintenance tune-ups once a year (or twice a year, if you use a heat pump!)
May 7th, 2018
Temperatures may not be trending too far upward just yet, but soon enough we’ll be ready to switch our thermostats in cooling mode. When that time comes, you might not notice anything wrong with your air conditioner, if something is amiss. However, if you skipped your maintenance session or if you’ve neglected air conditioning repair in Glenview, IL even though you knew it was necessary, it’s time to ask if you can rely on your system to get you through the whole summer.
Midsummer air conditioner repairs are a hassle for homeowners, with full breakdowns of course being an even bigger hassle. You’ll most likely have to stop what you’re doing if this happens to you, and potentially even cancel plans in order to call in a pro during one of the busiest times of the year for HVAC contractors. Chances are, you’d prevent that if you could. Lucky for you, you can prevent AC repairs!
April 23rd, 2018
One of the most common questions Morton Grove, IL HVAC professionals get is in regards to why it costs them so much to run their heating and cooling systems. The short answer to that is “it depends,” but it can have a lot to do with how well you care for that system. It may be malfunctioning due to neglect, standard wear and tear, or an undiagnosed repair need.
Another possibility, of course, is that you aren’t using your air conditioner as efficiently as you can. Keep in mind that while your heater gets quite the workout in winter, your air conditioner goes through the same during our long, hot summers. Keeping these systems operating at peak performance can help make your HVAC systems more affordable to run. But what can you do that you might not be already?
April 13th, 2018
We are often asked how much a new air conditioner installation costs, and the real answer is that pricing varies widely. Prices for a complete installation can typically range from $3500 for a smaller, basic unit, with a standard installation to $9000 or more for a larger, high end system with a more difficult installation. This post will share several important considerations with you to help you narrow down that range.
April 9th, 2018
When you live in the Chicagoland area, you get used to cold weather—so used to it that it can be in the 40s and 50s and yet we’re out in shorts and T-shirts (rain pending). So when spring officially hits, most of us are more than ready to shut off our furnaces for the season and turn our attention to our cooling systems.
But, while we do encourage scheduling AC maintenance as early as possible, we also discourage you from not giving your furnace another thought before you finish using it for the season. Your furnace may be experiencing issues that require Northbrook, IL furnace repair, and ignoring those issues can lead to full system breakdown when you need your furnace next fall. Keep reading for some warning signs you should watch out for that indicate something is amiss with your furnace, and call our team right away if you notice any of them in your heating system.
March 26th, 2018
There are a number of individuals out there who are willing to do work on your commercial Glenview, IL HVAC system, whether it is your heater, air conditioner, or ventilation system. But do they have the right experience? Sure, a general handyman hired by your building manager might be able to adjust a loose part, or fix a small plumbing problem in your building, but they do not have the training and expertise that professional HVAC technicians do—especially in the commercial space.
Fortunately, there are plenty of qualified commercial HVAC professionals out there. But only some of these are great at what they do, with the training and skills that go above and beyond what you can expect from a handyman or even an HVAC technician who has only ever worked in residential spaces. Keep reading to learn more about the qualities you should look for in a commercial HVAC technician.
March 12th, 2018
With temperatures still on the chilly side, we’re likely to still see some snow well into spring, but if you’ve lived in the Glenview area for even just a year, you know that heat waves can surprise us, and therefore it’s essential that you be ready for one. There are a number of maintenance tasks to do around your home to get it ready for spring, some of which will help your HVAC systems work more effectively and efficiently.
February 26th, 2018
If we had to take a guess at the type of heater you have to warm your home during our typically long and chilly winters, we’d probably be safe in assuming you use a natural gas furnace. After all, these are the most popular heaters throughout the country, and their popularity is highest in states with climates like ours. Natural gas is a cost-effective fuel source—much more so than electricity. Because most homes also have ductwork running through them, furnaces are also more popular than boilers in general.
Furnaces today are built to the highest safety standards, and will operate even safer if you keep up on yearly maintenance appointments. But even the best and most well-cared for gas furnace has the potential for gas leaks and combustion hazards that require prompt Glenview, IL furnace repair. With a gas furnace, the biggest repair concern a cracked heat exchanger. Ignoring a damaged heat exchanger can lead to a huge safety hazard.
February 12th, 2018
Most homes in our area, and even throughout the country, use some form of forced-air system such as a furnace to keep warm during the cooler months. This is what most homeowners are familiar with, and it’s a very good option for some homes, which is why so many people use furnaces and heat pumps. However, it’s not the only option for your home heating solutions!
Radiant heating has become increasingly popular in recent years, though it’s actually been around for quite a while! In fact, the ancient Romans even used a form of radiant heat. It is a great option for those looking for a different, perhaps more efficient, way to heat their home. Keep reading to learn more about this Park Ridge, IL HVAC system, how it operates, and how it can benefit your household.
January 29th, 2018
There are few things more disconcerting than a broken-down heater in the dead of an Illinois winter. This is especially the case if we’re talking about your business or commercial property, as opposed to your home. While at home you have a few family members to worry about, in a commercial property you have dozens or potentially even hundreds of occupants whose comfort is your responsibility.
The good news is that when you do need commercial Park Ridge, IL HVAC service , we are the team to call. In fact, you should be sure to schedule annual maintenance with us for your heater, and for your air conditioner, as this is the best way to keep repairs at bay. But when you do need those commercial HVAC repairs, we’re the team to trust. We can diagnose whatever problem you have and resolve them accordingly.
But how do you know when to call for Commercial HVAC repairs?