Johansen & Anderson Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lockport’

What’s in Your Air? Allergens & More

Monday, June 10th, 2024
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Many people suffer with pollen allergies, which tend to be terrible right around now for those who react to tree pollen. But there are many other things that can float around in your air causing allergic reactions and respiratory symptoms as well as other types of illness. What allergens are in your air besides pollen? How can you improve your indoor air quality and breathe easier? We’ve got some info for you.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Modes?

Monday, April 15th, 2024
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A heat pump is very much like an air conditioner. Almost all of the components are the same or very similar. This means that when there’s a problem with how it’s working, chances are, it is one of the same problems that air conditioners encounter. This could be something like a problem with the blower fan motor, or refrigerant leaking from the coils somewhere.

However, there is one type of problem that heat pumps can have which is totally different from anything you’ve had to deal with from an air conditioner before. This is because of the one way that your heat pump really differs from an air conditioner. A heat pump can switch between heating and cooling with a component called a reversing valve. This part can fail, leaving your heat pump stuck in one mode.

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Yes, Your Boiler Needs Annual Maintenance

Monday, March 4th, 2024
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Boilers are truly fantastic heating systems. They’re great at keeping the temperature in a home very consistent. They use water to heat, so they don’t blow around dry air and dust like a forced-air furnace does. And they’re also less likely to require repairs than a furnace. This is because they have fewer moving parts and are less prone to corrosion.

But you know the one basic truth of the universe: nothing works perfectly forever. If you keep running that boiler, eventually, you’re going to run into a problem that requires repair. But there is something you can do to make it even less likely that your boiler will need repair: annual maintenance. It has other benefits, too!

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Heating Maintenance Is Worth Every Penny, and Might Be Cheaper Than You Think

Monday, January 22nd, 2024
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We talk a lot on this blog about heating maintenance. We really want everyone to know just how important it is. Yet the fact remains, not everyone has their heating system maintained every year. There are even folks who never have heating maintenance done! We’re concerned that they might be trying to cut expenses by not scheduling maintenance, when the truth is, they’re actually increasing their expenses.

If you’ve thought that paying to have a technician maintain your heating system sounds like a bill you don’t want to have to pay, please consider what we’re about to tell you. Heating maintenance will definitely save you money, and we believe in it so strongly that we’ve got a great offer that will save you even more.

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A Healthier You in the New Year: Air Filtration Systems

Monday, December 11th, 2023
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According to the National Institutes of Health, the most common category of New Year’s resolutions is those related to physical health and well-being. However, exercise and dietary change can be time-consuming and frustrating. How about a resolution about breathing? You do that all the time anyway. What if you could do that in a healthier way?

During the winter, the air in your home is easily contaminated and not easily aired out. Contaminants and germs can build up and cause illness. What can you do to make the air you breathe healthier? Let’s talk about the wide variety of air filtration systems and how they can help.

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Why You Need a Professional for Commercial HVAC Repair

Monday, October 16th, 2023
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Owning a building, commercial property, or business is a lot of pressure. Any time something goes wrong, the responsibility for it is entirely on your shoulders. When you’re pressed for time or money and you have tenants or employees making urgent complaints about being too hot or too cold, it’s tempting to take shortcuts.

Should you attempt to DIY a repair on your commercial HVAC system, or hire a general property manager or handyperson to do the work? Your repairs need to be done by a qualified HVAC technician, and not one who only has residential experience. You need a commercial HVAC expert. Here’s why.

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Why Boilers Are Still Popular for Home Heating

Monday, September 4th, 2023
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There are many options for how to heat your home these days. Forced air heat can be provided by a furnace that uses gas, propane, heating oil, or electricity to heat air that’s conducted through the same ductwork your central air conditioner uses. Heat pumps can warm your home, not by generating heat but by transferring it from one place to another.

It might seem like boilers are a very old-fashioned way to heat a home, and you might imagine ornate, antique radiators when you think of them. Modern boilers are not quite the same as the old-fashioned ones, and they’re still a popular choice for home heating. Here’s why.

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5 Signs You Need Air Duct Replacement

Monday, July 24th, 2023
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Ductwork for central air conditioning became common in the US in new homes that were built starting in the 1970s. For the first time, people had control over the temperatures of their homes, not just when it was too cold outside, but also when it was too hot. It was an amazing innovation, and central air conditioners and the ductwork they use to distribute their cooled air continue to be popular today. 

But every system has its pros and cons, and nothing works perfectly forever without needing to be repaired or replaced. Problems can occur with ductwork, especially if it has been in use for many years. What problems? We’ll give you a list. If you notice any of these things happening in your home, have your ductwork inspected by a professional. It may need to be replaced.

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The Benefits of Residential and Commercial HVAC Maintenance Programs

Monday, June 12th, 2023
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We say it all the time: regular professional maintenance is necessary for having a consistently functional HVAC system that will keep running for as long as possible. This is true of both residential and commercial HVAC systems. But you might still have some questions. Does your HVAC system benefit enough from maintenance to make it worth the cost? Let us introduce you to our residential and commercial maintenance programs.

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Why Your AC Makes That Sound

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Now that spring is here, we’re sure that you’re gearing up your air conditioner for the season ahead. In a perfect world, you’d never run into problems with your air conditioning system. In our world, however, it’s highly likely that you’ll encounter an issue or two with your air conditioning system. That’s when our professionals can step in to help you out. 

We know our stuff when it comes to AC repair in Lockport, IL. If your air conditioning system is noisy this season, then it’s time to have one of our team members handle things. We’re around whenever you need us for any type of AC service.

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