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Expoloring Your Heating Options

October 16th, 2017

cold-couple-couchAnother hot summer has drawn to a close, and we are already into autumn. You should definitely enjoy the crisp fall season while it lasts, but you should also be keeping an eye on what is certainly just down the road: winter. The coldest time of the year is going to be upon us before you know it, and you are not going to be waiting for its arrival before flipping on your heater to take the chill out of the air. If you want to do so successfully and reliably, you may need a new heating system.

Our Naperville, IL heating technicians are some of the finest in the business, and they’re the ones that you’ll want handling your heating service needs. Whether you are installing a brand new heater in a brand new home or you just need to replace an existing heater with a new one, though, you really need to take the time to choose your heater carefully. Here is a basic rundown of some common options.

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Don’t Let Dirty Coils Damage Your AC

October 2nd, 2017

AC-coilIf you take a look at the upcoming weather forecast, you will notice that there are not many warm days ahead of us. That does not mean, however, that you should ignore any signs of trouble with your air conditioning system, even this late in the game. Sure, we’re going to be turning to our heaters rather than our ACs before long, but you never know when you’ll need to cool down a bit on a random hot day.

Even if you do not run into an issue before the start of the heating season this year, we recommend that you file the following information away for cooling seasons to come. While many homeowners may not be particularly familiar with their air conditioner coils, these components play a vital role in the cooling of one’s home. Don’t let dirty coils impede your air conditioning in Naperville, IL. Read on to learn about how big of a problem dirty coils can really be.

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Signs That Heating Repairs Are Needed

September 18th, 2017

furnace-wiringLooking ahead in the forecast, you’ll see that we’re getting a bit of a warm weather bonus this September. Nights are cooling off, but we’ve got plenty of days in the high 70’s headed our way, with the 80’s making an appearance and maybe even a guest spot from the 90’s! That being said, looking ahead to October shows business as usual, and we are definitely on the tail end of the air conditioning season. That means that your heater is going to be stepping up to bat before long.

In our last post, we discussed why you may want to replace your heater moving into this fresh heating season. We’ll certainly be addressing the need for an annual heating tune-up before long. Today, though, we want to give you some pointers for spotting signs of trouble with your heater in Bolingbrook, IL. Even after your system is tuned up, there is no guarantee that it is going to make it through the season without issue. Prompt heating repairs are always in your best interest, so here are some tips to keep in mind. 

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Now Is a Good Time to Replace That Heater

September 4th, 2017

service-timeWe’re just inching our way into September right now, and many homeowners are probably going to have a hard time letting the warmth and comfort of the sunny summer days go. Let go we must, though, as all summers must pass. If you’re looking for a project to help distract yourself from the chilling of the air surrounding you, while also preparing for the really cold weather just around the corner, we suggest that you take stock of your heater and get your heating replacement in Bolingbrook, IL out of the way now.

Investing in a new heater may not have the excitement level of booking a tropical vacation or purchasing a sleek new vehicle, but it is something that we all have to do eventually. Replacing a heater before you really need it to go into full service mode is always preferable to waiting too long and winding up with a heating replacement during the coldest time of the year. Here are some tips to help you decide if the time is right for a heating replacement.

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Why Are There Hot Spots in My Home?

August 21st, 2017

AC-Technician-at workThe whole point of using a whole-house cooling system — or a whole-house heating system, for that matter — is to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout your entire house efficient and conveniently. If you are walking through your home, only to discover that there are various hot spots sprinkled throughout it,  then there is a problem that needs to be addressed. What exactly that problem is can vary greatly,  though. If you want to resolve the issue successfully,  it is important that you know exactly what the root cause of the situation is.

Only trained professionals can do this with certainty. You may be dealing with a malfunctioning air conditioner, or the cause of the problem could be entirely outside of the AC itself.  Whatever the case, you can count on our technicians to get the bottom of things. Once we have, we can repair the system as needed or make recommendations for required services that are not in our wheelhouse. Get your air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL back on track ASAP!

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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

August 7th, 2017

AC-outdoor-unitHopefully not. There are a lot of different problems that can develop with any air conditioning system, but the refrigerant leak is one that tends to be quite serious. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, the effects of running an air conditioner that is low on refrigerant can be devastating to the system. Additionally, there is the fact that many homeowners don’t realize that there is a problem until it has been present for some time.

When that happens, the issue is given the opportunity necessary to really leave its mark. That is why it is so important that you understand some of the warning signs that you have a refrigerant leak on your hands. Acting fast can prove incredibly beneficial for your air conditioning system in Bolingbrook, IL. Read on, and be sure to let us know if you suspect that there is a problem of any kind with your home cooling system, refrigerant leak or otherwise. 

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My AC Has Sprung a Leak!

July 24th, 2017

HVAC-repair-technician-on-the-jobAir conditioners can develop leaks. Refrigerant leaks are, in fact, among the most serious of all problems that you may encounter with your home cooling system. However, air conditioners do not really leak water — at least not in the way that you may be thinking. After all, evaporative coolers aside, air conditioning systems don’t actually use water in their operation. They don’t have a water line supplying water to the cabinet. So why is there water surrounding your air conditioning system?

The good news is that you are not imagining the problem. There very well could be water surrounding your air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL, and the AC cabinet could well be the source of that water. So where does this water come from, if you’re not really dealing with a water leak in the AC? That is exactly what we’re here to explore today. Read on, and remember that we are here to resolve any air conditioning problems that you may encounter.

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Is the Humidity in Your Home Balanced?

July 10th, 2017

happy-family-outdoorsWe need to have some moisture in the air that surrounds us, right? Otherwise, we’d all be dealing with the ill effects that very dry air can have on our bodies, our health, and our properties. You can always have too much of a good thing, though, and having too much humidity in the air surrounding you in your home can lead to all sorts of problems. So how does one ensure that the humidity in his or her home is optimized? The answer is by using a whole-house humidifier and/or dehumidifier in Bolingbrook, IL.

In the following post, we’ll be looking a little more closely at the warning signs that humidity levels in your home may be less than ideal. Remember, with whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers, professionals services are required. When you are ready to schedule service, it is our IAQ technicians that you’ll want to work with for a job well done.

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AC Tip: Dirty Filters Are a Big Problem

June 26th, 2017

air-filterHere’s an important question for you, considering the time of the year. Have you scheduled your routine air conditioning maintenance for the season? If you haven’t yet, we encourage you still to do so. A little late is definitely better than a full year late when it comes to your air conditioning tune-up in Bolingbrook, IL. While the vast majority of your air conditioning maintenance must be completed professionally, there is one step that you can take on your own to help keep your system functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels. That is replacing your air filter regularly.

The air filter in your air conditioner serves a vital function — though it may not really be the function that you expect. More on that later. For  now, suffice to say that overlooking the replacement of your air conditioner’s air filter, which should generally be changed every 1-3 months, can have seriously negative consequences for your comfort and your system itself. Read on, contact our team with any questions that you may have, and live in the level of comfort that we know you deserve.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?

June 12th, 2017

ac-technician at workWe are well into June at this point, and chances are that you’ve already been running your AC a fair amount. With temperatures creeping up into the nineties, it is safe to say that the heat of summer is back, and that it won’t be going anywhere for a while. When you have run your AC this year, have you been happy with the results? While you may be tempted to just tolerate an uninspired performance from your air conditioner until the fall arrives, replacing it now really is the better option.

By planning your air conditioning replacement in Bolingbrook, IL, rather than waiting for the system to break down on potentially one of the hottest days of the year, you can limit any discomfort and inconvenience that you may face. Give us a call today if you are concerned about the overall performance or reliability of your air conditioner. Here are a few factors to keep in mind.

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