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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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3 Signs Your Heater Needs an Inspection

Today’s heating systems are safer than they have ever been before. Thankfully, carbon monoxide leaks, gas leaks, electrical issues, and other heating safety concerns have become less common—but these types of issues are still possibilities.

In addition, a heating system can break down at any time if it doesn’t get the attention it needs. Why risk it? Here are three signs you may need to schedule an inspection from a professional heating technician. Call us when you decide it’s time for heating service in New Lenox, IL.

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3 Ways to Make Your Heating System Last Longer

We’ll admit it: shopping for a heating system isn’t exactly fun. You want to delay it for as long as possible, which means you will need to take preventative measures to keep your current furnace or boiler around for longer. Follow these three tips, which may help to improve on the lifespan of your heater, while keeping your bills as low as possible.

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Water Heater Maintenance: Just As Important as Heating Maintenance

This time of year, we encourage everyone in our service area to have heating maintenance completed as soon as possible. But there is another service you may have neglected that we think is just as important.

A failed hot water heater could be quite problematic this time of year, especially if you have guests over for the holiday season. Make sure the hot water heater gets the maintenance it needs to run smoothly, with water heater maintenance from a qualified specialist in the Lockport area.

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Call a Commercial Service Specialist to Check on Your Heating

Owning or managing a commercial property takes a lot of work. You may have hired someone to be on-site to maintain little things around the building as they go bad. But unless you call commercial heating specialists to work on your heating equipment this year, you cannot be sure that your property is safe from a potential heating system breakdown or even a safety hazard.

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Dual Fuel Systems Help with Comfort and Savings in Cold Climates

If you live in a cold climate, you might struggle to find a happy medium between comfort and efficiency. It may not seem as though the conventional options available to you for a new heating installation are effective enough, so you might find yourself looking at alternative systems that allow you to save energy and fuel while staying as comfortable as possible.

Our recommendation for heating in Lockport, IL is a dual-fuel system. This type of heater combines the energy-efficiency of a heat pump with the power and durability of a gas furnace.

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