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When You Join an AC Maintenance Program, You Save!

AC-unit-money-pileDo you feel ready for the warm weather ahead? You might not have your summer wardrobe all picked out, but when you join a maintenance program, your home air conditioning system is all set.

We recommend air conditioning maintenance once a year, no matter how old a comfort system is, in order to maintain the efficiency and performance of an AC unit. And the easiest way to schedule this service is by joining an AC maintenance program. Learn about how this works and how it helps you save below, and call our team to learn more about our maintenance program in Lockport, IL.

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Get Ready for Warmer Weather with an AC Tune-Up

AC-outdoor-unit-toolsWarmer weather is ahead, and that means it’s almost time to start up the air conditioner. Before you do, it’s always a good idea to call in an air conditioning technician to have a look at your AC system. This means more than a simple checkup. A quality technician will perform a thorough inspection and tune-up that protects your unit.

Today, we’re going to tell you all the ways an AC tune-up benefits you. Throughout the spring and summer months, you can expect to…

  • Save money
  • Feel more comfortable
  • Reduce the chances of AC repair

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6 Ways to Improve Heating Efficiency

lose-money-heatSaving money isn’t always easy when temperatures drop and you need your heating system to run almost all the time. Heating systems take up a large portion of our energy and fuel expenses, sometimes accounting for the highest amount of energy use when the weather is chilly. And you know that it’s not practical to simply shut your system off.

Improve heating efficiency with these 6 tips from our expert technicians. Call a professional technician to schedule service for your furnace in Plainfield, IL.

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4 Facts to Know about Your Boiler

radiator-relaxing-boilerBoilers provide a comforting heat that other heating systems simply cannot match. Heat radiates out into a room, rather than moving through ductwork and vents in a home, as hot water allows for easy, reliable heat transfer.

There is a lot of confusion surrounding boilers and their associated components: underfloor heating systems, radiators, and baseboard heaters. As experienced heating technicians, we hear a lot of misconceptions every day, and we feel it’s our job to clear them up. Read on to learn what we think any boiler owner should know, and call our team for boilers in Lockport, IL.

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What Makes a Ductless Mini Split Different from Your Other Options

ductless-living-roomYou’ve got several options for your home when there is no air duct system to move heat and air around the house. For heating, many locals have an electric or radiant heating system to emit heat throughout the house. And for cooling, you might choose a window air conditioner or room unit mounted into the wall.

However, this is not necessarily the best set up. If you’ve been looking into other options, it’s time to consider a ductless mini split system in New Lenox, IL. Call our technicians to find out if this is really the best choice for you.

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What You Should Check before Calling for Heating Repairs

filter-change-ductsOf course, major heating repairs are not something we recommend for the average homeowner as a do-it-yourself project. Repairing a furnace is not easy. We know because our technicians train for years to continue to learn the latest techniques for heating repair—their training is never complete! No single online guide or manual could prepare someone to properly diagnose and repair such a complex system.

Still, there are many times we show up for heating repairs, only to find that the problem could have been resolved by the homeowner. Could it be a simple fix? If you’re heater is broken down completely or just not functioning properly, try the following. You may just prevent a call to a heating technician.

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What Is the Efficiency of My Heating Equipment?

Sometimes, when homeowners are concerned about their utility bills, we get questions about how their heating equipment may be contributing. It’s a safe assumption; we often encourage people to keep an eye on their bills because heating systems take up a large portion of your monthly utilities. Higher-than-usual bills could be a sign of a problem within the system.

We also get questions about the heating efficiency of their furnaces. Many people wonder whether their heaters are simply not efficient enough and if they are simply stuck with these high bills. Below, we’ll show you how to tell what efficiency rating your heater has, but we also explain that efficiency isn’t everything.

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How to Choose the Right Water Heater for Your Home

When you need a new water heater, the whole process can seem a bit overwhelming. You suddenly have a decision to make, and there are more options available than you may think. Deciding between tank or tankless, high-efficiency or not, and the different sizing options can be tough, but we are here to offer a little help to residents of Channahon, IL.

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3 Ways to Save on Comfort in the New Year

Looking for more ways to save money in the new year? We want to help with your New Year’s resolutions and help you become more financially stable. That may require an investment on your part, but it’s worth it in the long run!

Your heating and air conditioning systems can account for about half of your monthly bills. Yikes! Make them run more efficiently in 2o17. Consider these comfort upgrades!

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Sign Up for a Maintenance Agreement in the New Year

Ready to start saving money in the new year? It’s time to make some major changes in your life, especially if you want to cut back on your energy bills and start saving big. Signing up for a maintenance program with a local HVAC (heating and air conditioning company) is a great place to start. The right HVAC company can enter you into a heating and AC maintenance agreement that helps you save on the systems that tend to use the most energy.

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