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3 Facts to Change the Way You Think about Air Conditioning

man-desk-fanMost people don’t know much about the system they use all summer long. And for the most part, they don’t need to! That’s why we’re here. Our trained technicians go through years of training to ensure they are prepared to fix any AC problem you may come across, or to install an air conditioner that fits your home perfectly.

Still, it’s nice to know where all that comfort comes from, and to have the information you need to make an informed decision about when it may be time to repair or replace your air conditioner. That’s why we’ve provided some important information that can help you understand your home’s central AC a little better.

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Options You Should Know about for New AC Installation

ductless-living-roomWe get excited about air conditioning. It’s our bread and butter, after all, and something we’ve studied and trained to know all about. We understand that others may not get so excited about all the nuts and bolts, but there is something we can all be grateful for: today’s air conditioners work better than ever before. They last longer, cool better, and use less energy than ever before—especially if you have the right air conditioner for your home.

If you’re looking into a new air conditioning installation, it’s important to find one that matches the needs of your home, family, and budget. And we’re here to help! Call our trained technicians for more information about all of the options you should know about when you’re picking out a new air conditioner.

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4 Ways to Make Your Home’s Air Conditioner More Effective

air-conditioning-unit-outdoorsIf you have a central air conditioning system, you probably can’t imagine summers without it. It’s a major investment, but one that makes your life a lot easier throughout the hottest months, and that’s why it’s so frustrating when the AC doesn’t work quite as well as you’d expect.

There may be something you can do to improve the performance and efficiency of your central air conditioner. You can feel more comfortable and lower your monthly bills, which may require a small change to your habits or a major system overhaul.

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4 Things to Do Before You Start Up Your Air Conditioner

AC-outdoor-unit-toolsBefore your air conditioner starts up again for the heat of the spring and summer sun, you may want to give your comfort system some extra thought. Your air conditioning system won’t run perfectly forever. But if you intervene, you may be able to help keep your unit in better shape, and you could save money and stress later on. Here are a few things we think any homeowner with a central air conditioner in Joliet, IL should do before the season is in full swing.

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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 air conditioning breakdowns

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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 such as a furnace or boiler. And for cooling, you might choose a window air conditioner or room unit mounted into the wall.

However, this is not necessarily the best setup. 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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