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The Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

tools-on-ac-unitAir conditioning is one of those things you can’t take for granted. There’s nothing like the heat of a Joliet summer to remind you of this. The last thing you want in the midst of hot and balmy summer conditions is a messy system breakdown.

Breakdowns are avoidable. If you want to sail smoothly through summer this year it’s time to schedule a maintenance appointment. The ideal time to tune-up your air conditioner for summer is in spring. While it’s a little late now, it’s never too late. Contact our team today to schedule preventative maintenance services in Joliet, IL.

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Is Winter Making Your Water Heater Work Harder?

Portrait of a smiling plumber at workMany homeowners encounter troubles with their water heaters during winter. If you notice that you wait longer for warm water to run from your faucets in winter, you’re probably suffering from the effects of our cold fall weather here in Joliet. Just like it’s hard to get ice cold water in the summer, it’s hard to get warm water in winter. Keep reading below to find out what you can do about lowered water heater efficacy during winter.

If you follow all of these tips and still find that your water isn’t as hot as you want it to be, it might be time to upgrade your system. If you need great water heater installation in Joliet, IL then contact our expert team today.

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As Temperatures Cool Down, Start Thinking About Your Furnace

winter-homeIt’s fall and temperatures are finally starting to cool down here in Joliet, now is the perfect time to start preparing your furnace. If you noticed that you had any heating inconsistencies throughout the past year, then now is the time to handle these problems before temperatures really plummet. If you need expert furnace services in Joliet, look no further than our team here at Johansen & Anderson.

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Are You Not Getting Enough Hot Water from Your Water Heater?

plumber-hot-water-heaterIf you are constantly taking lukewarm showers, it’s because you are not getting enough hot water from the water heater heater. Water heater issues are frustrating because they have a multitude of causes. It’s a huge inconvenience for everyone in your home. If you’re getting frustrated with a lack of hot water, call on our team at Johansen & Anderson Inc. for water heater repair in Joliet, IL.

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What’s That Knocking Sound Coming from the Water Heater?

plumber-hot-water-heaterSometimes, a noise coming from an appliance is a major pain, and it may even alert you to danger in the system. Other times, however, a noise is so faint that it causes little alarm and you feel content to go about your day. A water heater can occasionally make a knocking or popping noise that falls somewhere between these two extremes.

We don’t think any noise from your water heater (or other home system) should be ignored. A knocking noise, especially, can indicate problems that can accelerate the longer you let them go on. We explain what this noise may be and what you should do about it in the guide below.

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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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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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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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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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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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