October 8th, 2018
Just like anything else in your home, your heating system collects dust when it’s not in use. This is particularly true if you have a clogged air filter or if you don’t have a powerful enough air filter in place. What this means, is that when you go to turn on your furnace or heating system for the first time this year, the dust will burn off and you’ll likely smell an odor.
Another problem some homeowners face, at least if their system wasn’t maintained yet this year, is strange sounds when they turn on their system for the first time during the heating season. Whether you’re dealing with smells or sounds when you turn on your heater, we have pertinent advice for you. Keep reading!
September 24th, 2018
We get it, heating maintenance is one of those recommendations that is easy to dismiss. After all, isn’t it just a luxury service for those people who can afford it? You don’t actually need maintenance, right?
Wrong. In fact, we’d venture to say you can’t afford to go without maintenance. Preventive tune-ups are one of the most important Glenview HVAC services you can get for your heater. It helps the system last longer, reduces repair needs, keeps your heater functional for as long as possible, and increases home safety.
But we understand you might not take that at face value. Keep reading to learn what exactly HVAC maintenance entails and why it’s so important for your heating system and your home.
September 10th, 2018
There are a number of people out there willing to work on your air conditioner, or heating system. Many of them, however, have limited experience in the industry and may still have a thing or two to learn about before working on your system. Therefore, we don’t advise you put the well-being of your HVAC systems at risk by hiring anyone less than a pro.
Fortunately, there are plenty of qualified HVAC contractors out there. But only some of these are great technicians with the training and skills that go above and beyond. So, when searching for such a company, what qualities should you look for?
August 27th, 2018
If you did not have your air conditioner maintained before the summer began, chances are it’s not holding up well—at least, not if it’s an aging system. The end of summer is when we get the most calls for air conditioning repair in Glenview, IL. This is because your AC system has been under immense stress all season long, and as we near the end of summer its parts may have become worn down (again, especially if you didn’t have pre-season maintenance done).
July 30th, 2018
There’s a commonly overlooked component of your air conditioner that you should probably be paying more attention to. At least, if you want your cooling system (and heating system too, if you use a forced air heater) to operate efficiently and effectively, you’ll pay attention to this component. We’re talking about your ductwork!
Some parts of your air ducts may be easy to see—perhaps they’re exposed in an area of your attic. However most ductwork is hidden behind walls and in crawl spaces, and it can be a bit trickier to discover repair needs. So how do you know when something is wrong, and why does it matter?
July 16th, 2018
With how much we use our HVAC systems around here, it makes sense that you would want to do everything you could to save energy, so that you could save money as a result.
Well, the quality of your thermostat and how you use that thermostat plays a pretty big role in this, not only during the coming hot weather but in the fall and winter as well when you switch over to using your heater. Keep reading to learn more about the relationship between your HVAC systems and your thermostat, and to learn what your thermostat options are, from basic digital models to smart thermostats, which give you precise control over your heating and cooling.
July 2nd, 2018
If you’ve been following our blog regularly, then you know we talk about maintenance a lot. This is due to how important of a service it is. Many homeowners think this is a sort of “luxury” service that people who can afford it get for their HVAC systems. But air conditioning maintenance in Park Ridge, IL is actually a necessity, for a number of reasons.
First off, it helps our technicians spot small problems with your cooling system before they grow into much larger ones. In turn, it helps your system operate smoother and last longer, which is great news for your wallet. But what actually happens during AC maintenance? What does this service provide?
June 18th, 2018
Are you concerned that this is the summer your home’s current air conditioner will finally quit its ability to keep your home cool and comfortable? If you are, or if you’ve already made the decision to replace your air conditioner, the time to get a new one is now. However, we encourage you to take your time in this decision—know what the cost factors are, and don’t rush out and buy the biggest system you can get within your budget.
The reason we say this is because too many homeowners go out and get the largest cooling system they can find without realizing that bigger doesn’t always mean better. In fact, you can be doing more harm than good to your overall cooling system by going this route. This is why it’s important to trust only those professionals who are educated and appropriately trained in Glenview HVAC services for your air conditioner installation.
June 4th, 2018
The ductless air conditioning and heating system isn’t a new concept—this type of heat pump system has been around for years, most popular in Europe and Japan, where homes and buildings quite often lack the space to put in bulky ductwork. It’s easy to add ductless air handlers to a few rooms and allow for an effective distribution of cooled (or heated) air.
Ductless systems have become an increasingly popular choice for air conditioning in Northbrook, IL recently. But does this type of air conditioner make sense for you and your home? Well, it just might! Let us help you take a look at when ductless cooling and heating make sense.