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How a Dirty Filter Affects Your Furnace

January 8th, 2018

air-filter-close-upWith the winter weather getting as harsh as it does here in Illinois, it should come as no surprise to hear us suggest that you do everything possible to ensure the successful operation of your furnace. Investing in a great furnace, scheduling routine furnace maintenance, and handling furnace repairs in Romeoville, IL promptly will help to ensure that this is the case. There is one other step that too many homeowners overlook, though, and that is changing the air filter.

Now, you’re probably wondering why your furnace technician doesn’t just change your air filter during your scheduled tune-up. The answer is that he or she does. However,  it needs to happen more frequently than once a year. Much more frequently, in fact. Typically, your furnace’s air filter is going to need to be changed once every 1-3 months. Failure to do so can have a number of different negative effects. Read on to learn more about how a dirty air filter can negatively affect you.

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Have You Considered Radiant Heating?

December 25th, 2017

dog-under-blanketIf not, why not? Radiant heating is a great way in which to heat your home evenly, effectively,  and reliably. Like any other heating system, radiant heating does have its pros and its cons.  For those homeowners that prefer radiant heating over forced air heating, however, the pros far outweigh any of those cons. Our Plainfield, IL HVAC professionals are happy to help you determine if radiant heating is the right option for your home. If so, we’ll set your system up properly.

The installation of a radiant heating system is a big job, and you’ll see why as further discuss the way in which these systems work. And while radiant heating systems do tend to be very reliable, you need to understand that no heater will ever be 100% dependable. Schedule your radiant heating installation, repair, and maintenance services with our team to guarantee that every job is done right, every step of the way. We want to guarantee your comfort.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

December 11th, 2017

cold-manWe are certainly starting to feel cold temperatures hinting that winter is truly right around the corner now, aren’t we? With that in mind, most homeowners have already taken stock of their home heating systems, hopefully getting them tuned up for the season and scheduling repairs for any issues that may have popped up. Unfortunately, there is really no way to guarantee that you won’t run into any problems as the heating season progresses. You may just find that your furnace is not functioning properly at some point.

Now, certain problems with a furnace may manifest themselves with very subtle symptoms. Others, however, are quite obvious. It doesn’t take an HVAC expert to realize that a furnace blowing cool air is not one that is operating the way it should. It does require a professional heating technician to complete any necessary furnace repairs in Plainfield, IL,  though. If you notice that your furnace is blowing out air that is cooler than it should be, contact us to have the problem resolved promptly.

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How Does a Boiler Distribute Heat?

November 27th, 2017

radiant-systemThere are furnaces heating many, many homes and properties throughout the country. While some people find it hard to argue with the quick, effective comfort that forced air heating has to offer, others would not dream of giving up their boilers. There are a lot of benefits that come with the use of a boiler when heating one’s home, and many of them stem directly from the way in which the boiler distributes heat. It is this heat distribution that we’re discussing today.

Now,  it is important to note that no boiler, no matter how well made or how meticulously tuned up, is going to function at peak performance and efficiency levels if not expertly installed and serviced by trained professionals. Let us help you find the right boiler for your home, and we’ll also guarantee that it is integrated into your property with the expertise that the job demands. And when you need boiler repairs in Naperville, IL, we’re here for that, too.

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HVAC FAQ: How Can I Boost Efficiency?

November 13th, 2017

money-houseEvery homeowner out there wants and, we believe, deserves to live comfortably. More than that, though, they deserve to live comfortably in an affordable. Unfortunately, this endeavor is sometimes more difficult than many homeowners first realize. There are a lot of factors that can influence the efficiency with which you heat and cool your home, and not always in the ways that you’d like. The good news? Our Plainfield, IL HVAC service technicians are here to help you heat and cool your home in a more affordable manner.

Now, you may be thinking that you’d like to boost energy efficiency, but you simply cannot afford to replace your HVAC system. There’s more good news, if this is your way of thinking. There are actually plenty of ways in which to improve upon heating and cooling efficiency that do not necessitate the installation of a new, more efficient system. That is obviously going to be an effective manner of doing so, but let’s first look at some alternatives.

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Don’t Skip Your Heating Tune-Up

October 30th, 2017

chilly-manAfter a long, hot summer season, the cooler days of autumn can feel like a very welcome respite from the heat. That being said, winter will soon follow. At that point, the weather makes the switch from cool and comfortable to very cold. That is why you need your heating system to be ready for anything that the winter season can throw your way, weather-wise. In order to ensure that this is the case, schedule your heating tune-up with the professionals on our team.

Chances are that heating maintenance is a more involved process than you realize. It requires much more than the cleaning of a cabinet and the changing of an air filter, though these are certainly a couple of important steps in a heating tune-up. No matter what type of heater you use to keep your home comfortable throughout the winter season, it is your responsibility to keep it in great working condition with annual maintenance. Our team will make sure that you enjoy reliable and effective heating in Romeoville, IL.

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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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