How Commercial HVAC Maintenance Impacts Your Business

January 23rd, 2023
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When you have a commercial building full of tenants, employees, or customers, it’s absolutely vital to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to schedule routine maintenance. There are many benefits to having your commercial HVAC system maintained by a team of professional technicians. Let’s go over those benefits now.

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What Causes a Commercial Cooler to Freeze Up?

January 9th, 2023
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Does your business’s commercial cooler have a steadily growing layer of icy buildup around the inside? Does it remind you of Antarctica? Is it trying to take over the space you’d like to fill with products for sale? There is one very simple reason for this: warm, humid air. If there wasn’t any humidity in the air, there wouldn’t be any water that could turn into ice. 

So how is this humid air getting into your commercial cooler? Well, that question doesn’t have quite such a simple answer. We’ll explain some of the main reasons for ice to develop inside your commercial cooler to give you a better idea of what you can resolve yourself and when to call for repairs.

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Why Is My Water Heater Not Heating Up?

December 26th, 2022
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A lack of hot water coming from your plumbing fixture is a thoroughly unpleasant problem to have, especially if you were trying to take a shower. But what could be causing it? Is your water heater broken? Do you need to call a plumber?

There are a couple of things you can check when your water won’t get hot, before you decide that your water heater actually needs repair. We’ll also give you some idea of the things that might be wrong if the water heater is the root of the problem.

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What Are the Signs of a Furnace Going Bad?

December 12th, 2022
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There are plenty of minor concerns—and sometimes even major ones—that can be completely resolved with thorough, professional furnace repair. But sometimes, repairs either cannot fully resolve a problem or are so costly that you would be better off investing in a new furnace. How can you tell which situation you are in? And how can you make sure you don’t have to replace your furnace any sooner than is absolutely necessary?

We’ll go over some common symptoms that indicate that it’s time for furnace repair, as well as some indicators that you might want to think about replacing your furnace. We’ll also discuss the two best ways to prolong your furnace’s life.

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Why is My Heat Running but Not Heating?

November 28th, 2022
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It’s a confusing and frustrating feeling when you hear your heating system running, but your house doesn’t warm up! What could possibly cause that?

And how do you get your house warm? Especially as winter really starts to set in, you don’t want to dawdle while your home gets chillier and chillier. We’ll discuss some of the problems that might cause your heat to run without heating your house up, and some quick solutions that might resolve the problem.

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Why is My Boiler Leaking Water From the Bottom?

November 14th, 2022
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It’s the time of year when it’s absolutely critical to make sure your heating system is in good enough shape to keep you warm for the winter. If there are any problems, they need to be addressed now, so you don’t end up with a major heating failure in the dead of winter. And if your heating system is a boiler, that means making sure any leaks are repaired.

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Killing Germs with the Power of Light: UV Air Purifiers

October 17th, 2022
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Autumn is such a lovely season in Illinois, with perfectly in-between weather and beautiful foliage. But you may have already caught a cold or worse, especially if you have kids in school or daycare. And with more seasonal celebrations and gatherings on the horizon, and more and more time spent indoors as the weather gets colder, you’re even more likely to get sick. Is there anything you can do to reduce your risk?

Yes! UV air purifiers can offer a dramatic increase in your indoor air quality as they decrease the number of contaminants you breathe in. How do they work and what are the benefits? We’re so glad you asked.

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SEER2 Changes in 2023 to Impact HVAC Customers

October 3rd, 2022
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Here at Johansen and Anderson Inc, we value our customers. This is why we want to ensure that you are always informed of changes in the HVAC industry that may have an impact on your budget and your comfort. With that, it’s important that we inform you of an impending law change and its deadline. 

Beginning January 1, 2023, the minimum efficiency standards–SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating)–will be much higher than it is now. This change is being implemented by the US Department of Energy, and it will dramatically impact the costs to purchase and install new total comfort systems like air conditioners and heat pumps

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It’s Never Too Early for This Important Heating Service!

September 19th, 2022
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You might still be trying to squeeze in some last summer fun, enjoying the warm days, and even still running your air conditioner on occasion. After all, it’s barely autumn yet. But even if you don’t want to think about it yet, winter will come, and you don’t want to be caught unprepared when it does.

Scheduling a fall inspection for your furnace can mean the difference between a cozy home as soon as you need it and a shivering wait for emergency repairs. There are several reasons to schedule furnace maintenance in New Lenox, IL right away, even if you are still wearing sandals and sunscreen.

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Can I Still Schedule an AC Tune-Up?

September 5th, 2022
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Life is busy, and sometimes, things that don’t seem very urgent get put off until a later date. But if you’ve put off having a technician visit this summer for air conditioner maintenance, should you bother scheduling it now, as summer is starting to wind down? The short answer is yes, AC maintenance is definitely worth prioritizing sooner rather than leaving until next spring, and there are several reasons why.

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