Johansen & Anderson Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Joliet’

Your Old Air Conditioner: Repair or Replace?

Monday, June 24th, 2024

When your air conditioner reaches the end of its life, you will be dealing with the cost and the logistical planning of purchasing a new system and having it installed. And that’s not something you want to do before it’s necessary. But you also don’t want to wait too long. Waiting could leave you in the middle of a heat wave with a dead air conditioner.

What is the right time to replace your air conditioner? Is there a point after which it’s simply not worth repairing an old air conditioner? Well, it’s a little more complex than a straightforward timeline. Here are the things to keep in mind as you’re deciding whether to repair or replace your old air conditioner.

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Our Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Checklist

Monday, May 13th, 2024

A broken-down air conditioner is an unpleasant, sweaty hassle. But with summer approaching, you know it’s something you might end up dealing with. Of course, it would be terrible to wait for a technician and pay for a repair if the problem was something you could easily fix yourself. But you’re not an HVAC expert. How would you know what to do?

It’s important to leave actual repairs to the professionals. Opening up an air conditioner and tinkering around is unsafe for you and for the air conditioner, and it will void your warranty. But there are some simple things you can definitely sort out yourself if you know what to look for. Here’s a quick checklist you can use to troubleshoot a broken-down air conditioner before you decide repairs are necessary.

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3 Benefits of Late-Season HVAC Replacement

Monday, March 18th, 2024
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We’ve almost made it through another winter! Spring is coming soon. If you’ve been looking forward to being able to turn off your heating system, you’re almost there. And there’s no doubt that it’s a relief—especially when it comes to paying your utility bills—when you can stop heating your home. But what if your relief is because you were afraid your heating system wouldn’t make it through the winter?

If you’ve got a struggling heating system, and you know you’ll need to replace it in the near future, we urge you to start that process now. Why would you replace your heating system at the end of the season? There are a few major benefits you’ll enjoy if you don’t wait until fall. 

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4 Strange Boiler Sounds & What They Mean

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Boilers are fantastic heating systems. The heat they provide is very even, keeping your whole home perfectly comfortable. They’re longer-lasting than pretty much any other option, sometimes running for three decades before they need to be replaced. And they also require fewer repairs than other types of heating systems, largely because they have fewer moving parts which can break down.

However, no system is perfect. Nothing works forever without encountering a single problem. So on rare occasions, your boiler will have trouble and need repairs. It’s always best to have boiler repairs done promptly so the problems won’t get worse. How can you tell it’s time for repair? Listen for these sounds.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Water heater problems are a huge inconvenience! Whether you’re experiencing basement puddles or cold showers, you can’t just let the problem keep getting worse.

But it can be hard to tell exactly what needs to be done. How can you tell whether you should have your water heater repaired or replaced? Here are some key things you should know that can help with your decision.

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Boiler Repairs That Can’t Wait

Monday, November 27th, 2023

There are so many reasons why boilers are an ideal home heating system. They’re long-lasting and very effective, providing more even heat than most systems. And one of the best things is that they don’t generally need repairs as often as furnaces or other heaters.

But even the almighty boiler occasionally experiences a problem. The important thing is to recognize that a problem is happening and get repairs promptly before a small issue becomes a big one. How do you know when your boiler is having a problem so you won’t neglect an urgent repair need? We’ve got some information for you.

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Heat Pump or a Furnace: Which Is Better for Illinois?

Monday, September 18th, 2023

It’s about to get chilly out there again, folks. How happy are you with your heating system? Did it do a fantastic job last winter? Is it still relatively new? Or do you have some concerns? If your heater is getting older, would need repair in order to get running again, or just isn’t performing efficiently, it’s time to consider what you might want to replace it with. 

You’ve surely heard that heat pumps are incredibly efficient. But do they work in our climate in Illinois? Or would a furnace be better?

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Why Is My Commercial Walk-In Cooler Not Cooling?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

A commercial walk-in cooler is an absolutely critical part of many businesses. Not only does it make things more appealing, but it also ensures health and safety by keeping foods and beverages at a temperature that prevents bacterial growth.

In some medical or laboratory settings, a cooler preserves the integrity of medications, vaccines, or samples. Regardless of the type of business using commercial coolers, the one thing nobody wants is a cooler that isn’t cooling. If your commercial walk-in cooler isn’t staying cold enough, it needs to be addressed immediately. Here’s what you should know.

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4 Common Problems with Commercial Freezers

Monday, June 26th, 2023

A commercial freezer is a critical component of many businesses. When it doesn’t work the way it should, the business can suffer lost inventory or worse, health and food-safety concerns. But if you don’t have years of experience with commercial freezers, it can be hard to tell what’s a minor issue and what requires prompt repair. Here are four problems that commonly occur with commercial freezers. If you spot any of these, your freezer needs a qualified technician to perform repairs. 

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5 Signs You Need Boiler Repair

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Boilers are extremely effective and reliable heating systems. In fact, they’re based on technology that dates back to the 1600s! Today’s modern boilers are a bit more complex, but they apply the same principle.

Despite their reliability, there are times when something goes wrong. If you’re able to spot the signs that your boiler needs repair, you can catch issues early and keep problems from getting bigger. Here are five things to keep an eye out for, so you can get repairs when they are needed.

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