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HVAC FAQ: What Is Short Cycling?

February 17th, 2017

HVAC-repair-technician-on-the-jobWe live in an area where we have cold winters and hot summers. That means that your heating and air conditioning systems are both of equal importance. Any problems with either of these systems really must be dealt with as soon as possible. Ignoring any signs of trouble with your HVAC systems will only give existing problems the time that they need to get worse and to do more damage to the system(s) in question.

Short cycling is a problem that can affect both heating and air conditioning systems. Like any other HVAC problem, there are many different reasons as to why short cycling may occur. We’ve provided some information regarding the potential causes of short cycling below. Remember, if you need any heating or air conditioning repair services in Bolingbrook, IL, give the professional technicians on our team a call right away.

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A Few Drawbacks of Forced Air Heating

February 6th, 2017

gas-furnace-burnersBefore we get into this topic, we want to point out that forced air heating systems, and specifically the furnace, are still the most common type of heater used in the country. They have many benefits to offer countless homeowners. Like any other mechanical system, though, forced air heaters do have their drawbacks in certain scenarios. If you’re thinking about replacing your heater in Bolingbrook, IL once this winter has passed, you should take such issues into consideration.

That’s what we’re here to help with today. Not only will we bring up some potential issues that homeowners may have with forced air heating systems, but we’ll also talk about alternative systems and even a few services that can help to eliminate any such problems. You depend upon your heater way too much to put up with a subpar performance. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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Why Use an ERV in My Home?

January 23rd, 2017

family-enjoying-their-comfortThere are many great heating systems on the market today, and homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to manufacturer, make, and model. The ability to heat your home successfully is certainly not out of grasp. The problem that many homeowners struggle with is how to heat their homes effectively while also doing so efficiently, and without putting their indoor air quality on the chopping block.

It may sound like a tough balancing act, but there is a single piece of equipment that allows you to achieve this seemingly lofty goal. Give us a call and have an energy recovery ventilator installed in your home. With an ERV in Bolingbrook, IL, your indoor air quality is protected, along with your budget and your comfort. Sound too good to be true? Well, we’re happy to explain how it’s possible. 

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Don’t Let Dry Air Cause Problems This Winter

January 16th, 2017

Heating your home successfully is a vital part of ensuring your comfort during the long winter season. Equally important, though, is maintaining great indoor air quality. This extends beyond removing pollutants from the air in your home. You also need to maintain sufficient humidity in your living space.

Air conditioners actively dry out the air in a way that heaters do not. However, during the winter, you are already dealing with air that is dryer than during the summer season. That is why a whole-house humidifier in Bolingbrook, IL can be such a powerful ally.

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Make Sure That Your Heater Is Properly Sized

January 9th, 2017

Living in Illinois means cold winter weather. If for any reason you find yourself in need of a new heater in the middle of the winter season, it’s understandable that you might want to rush through the system selection and installation process. When you work with us, the job will be done fast, but it will also be done right every step of the way.

You really don’t want to overlook key aspects of your new heater, such as its size. Only trained professionals can guarantee that your new heater in Bolingbrook is of the right size for your home. We can help you to avoid many problems associated with improperly sized heating equipment.

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Don’t Leave a Dirty Filter in Your Heater

January 2nd, 2017

If you use a forced air heating system, be it a furnace or a heat pump, then you need to be sure to change your filter. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but failure to do so on a regular basis can result in some pretty serious issues. Fortunately, it’s a very simple thing to handle.

Now, you may think that it’s enough to leave your heating maintenance to a professional. It’s true that your filter will be changed during annual maintenance. However, you cannot leave it up to your professional just once a year to change the filter in your heater in Bolingbrook, IL.

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December 30th, 2016

HNYWe hope everyone has a safe and prosperous New Year!

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The Great Water Heater Debate: Tank or Tankless?

December 26th, 2016

Some say that variety is the spice of life. Too much variety can make for some tough decision making, though. For instance, those homeowners interested in replacing their water heaters in Bolingbrook, IL just may find that choosing the right system for their needs is a bit trickier than they’d expected. There are just so many options to choose from!

We want to help make the process a bit easier for you, so today we want to discuss some pros and cons of both the tank and the tankless water heater. Read on, and feel free to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. 

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December 23rd, 2016

MCWe hope everyone enjoys this Christmas holiday!

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Don’t Ignore Strange Noises Coming from Your Furnace!

December 19th, 2016

The furnace is the preferred home heating system of many, which is not really hard to understand. Furnaces are fairly affordable, they heat homes promptly with their forced air heating style, and they can be very efficient. They are not, however, perfect. 

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