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Can I Put More Refrigerant Into My AC on My Own?

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe can answer this question in two simple responses:

  • No, you can’t
  • You don’t need to*

Homeowners often ask this question about refrigerant because of a basic misunderstanding about what refrigerant is and what it does. We’re going to go into more detail to address the question because it helps people grasp how air conditioning systems work, and because it can help alert to a serious AC repair issue.

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Could Your Furnace Be Unsafe to Run?

old-basement-furnaceConcerns about the safety of natural gas furnaces are common. We often have customers ask us if it’s really safe to have a natural gas furnace in their home.

The first thing we tell people is that gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system found across the U.S. If furnaces had any type of bad safety record, they wouldn’t be allowed so extensively into homes. The manufacturers of modern gas furnaces are required to design their systems with numerous safety features and to meet many national, state, and local requirements. When you see the ENERGY STAR label on a furnace, it not only means the furnace meets the standards for energy conservation, but it was also built to meet demanding safety standards.

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3 Ways to Start Saving on Heating

money-saving-piggy-bankThe end of the heating season is often a rough one. March and April can throw some of the coldest days of the year at us, and you can expect to see higher utility bills until the spring thaw finally sets in for keeps. But you’re probably paying too much for your heating—there are many small mistakes or tasks you may forget that will raise energy use and your bills.

Here are three ways you can start saving energy. They aren’t difficult to do—the last one only requires picking up the phone and calling our office!

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Will a Furnace Work without a Filter?

filter-change-ductsMost people associate a filter with one important thing: air quality. Filters keep dust from blowing around the home. More importantly to many people, it picks up allergens like pollen and pet dander, and may even stop the circulation of some germs that could make you ill.

However, not everyone suffers from allergies, asthma, or other conditions that would require excellent indoor air quality. If you’re one of the lucky few who doesn’t suffer from allergies, you might not worry too much about the filter. In fact, many such people—especially those who don’t want to deal with regular filter changes—have asked us this question: “Can’t I just run the furnace without a filter?”

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Preventing HVAC Safety Risks

gas-furnace-burner-flamesHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are a modern innovation, so we rarely think of the safety risks sometimes associated with them. Today’s heating systems are safer than ever before, but there are still injuries and even deaths associated with them each year. Caring for your heating system, along with knowing the risks, can help you avoid them.

Today, we present a brief guide on how to keep your HVAC systems free from danger, or how to detect potential dangers early. In case of emergency, or when you worry about a safety risk, contact a 24-hour heating contractor, like our team!

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Repair Your Air Conditioning System Before It’s Too Late!

AC-outdoor-unit-toolsWe all have the urge to procrastinate every now and again. But that rarely ever gets us the results we need. Waiting too long to repair your air conditioning system is no exception. As the warmer weather comes to a close, you need your air conditioner less and less, so it may not seem like such a big deal when you find it needs repair.

However, you owe it to yourself and your wallet to get that problem under control. Find out why the end of the season is a great time to repair your air conditioner, and what can go wrong if you wait, in the guide below. Call our air conditioning experts any time to get the repairs you need today!

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Is Your Air Conditioner Really Cleaning the Air?

germs-black-background-blueYou probably already know that your air conditioning system has a filter. And many people assume that the filter in their air conditioning system is doing an adequate job of filtering out allergens and other pollutants and keeping the air clean. But were you aware this is not the filter’s primary job?

As it is set up now, your air conditioner may not really be cleaning the air. Luckily, there are many solutions to poor indoor air quality, and we’ll give you some information here. For the best indoor air quality advice and customized systems just for your home, call your local AC technicians. Contact our team for AC service in Plainfield, IL!

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6 Ways to Improve Heating Efficiency

lose-money-heatSaving money isn’t always easy when temperatures drop and you need your heating system to run almost all the time. Heating systems take up a large portion of our energy and fuel expenses, sometimes accounting for the highest amount of energy use when the weather is chilly. And you know that it’s not practical to simply shut your system off.

Improve heating efficiency with these 6 tips from our expert technicians. Call a professional technician to schedule service for your furnace in Plainfield, IL.

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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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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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