Benefits to Replacing Your Filters

December 3, 2020

Regularly replacing the filters in your heating and cooling system is important for several reasons. Failure to do so can cause multiple problems that can cost you much more money than the cost of filters. Here are some benefits to consider. Extends HVAC Equipment Life Heating and cooling equipment often break down because the filter becomes dirty. As the filter gets more clogged, it restricts airflow. This can cause equipment to overheat, which reduces its longevity. Keeps Energy Costs Down A dirty air filter increases your energy bills. To operate efficiently, your HVAC system needs good airflow. When you regularly...

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3 Reasons Why Heating System Safety Checks Are Important

November 18, 2020

Cold breezes and snow from Lake Michigan will soon arrive in Wheeling, IL, and the surrounding areas, which means that it’s time to make sure your heating system is ready to efficiently and safely warm your home. A safety issue with your home’s heating equipment puts you and your family at risk of illness or injuries. Consider these three reasons why heating system safety checks are important. 1. Maintaining Good Indoor Air Quality A heating system that isn’t properly burning fuel contributes a lot of particles to your home’s air. Those particulates cause poor indoor air quality. If you breathe...

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What Is a Ductless Mini-Split HVAC?

October 20, 2020

Ductless mini-split systems are one of the newer heating and cooling options for your home in Wheeling, Illinois. Unlike a traditional HVAC system, a ductless mini-split system gives you the option to control the temperature in any room without wasting energy to heat and cool unoccupied areas. While these ductless options are more common in multi-family residences, they also have applications in businesses and single-family homes. It’s All in the Name If you are not familiar with the world of heating and cooling, you may be wondering what the difference between a ductless mini-split and a traditional HVAC system is....

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Eliminating Harmful Particles Through the Power of Air Cleaners

September 23, 2020

A significant share of the world’s population is exposed to pollution. Many believe that once they’ve made it inside, air quality is no longer a concern. This simply isn’t true. Indoor air quality is a major issue that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Utilizing air cleaners indoors is a surefire way to help control airborne particles that can stifle your health. How Do Air Cleaners Work? Air cleaners, which differ from air purifiers, capture airborne particulate matter known to cause health issues. Also known as air filters, these devices are the most common type of indoor air purifiers. In...

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Understanding the AC Installation Process

August 16, 2020

If you need a new air conditioning system, you might be wondering what happens during the installation process. These are the main steps that will occur from beginning to end. Choose the Best AC System for Your Home The first step is to choose which AC system is best for your home. The HVAC company will take into account things like the size of your home, the local climate, what features you’re looking for and your budget. Installation Team Arrives When the installers arrive, they will cover your carpets and other areas with a sheet to protect them. They’ll wear...

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5 COOL Facts About Air Conditioning

July 16, 2020

Due to the invention of air conditioners, people can enjoy summers a lot more than in the past. While air conditioners have become ubiquitous, there are some facts most people don’t know about them. The following are five cool facts about air conditioning you probably don’t know. 1. Air Conditioners Weren’t Created for the Comfort of People The first air conditioner was invented for a New York City publishing firm. The purpose was to protect paper and ink from high heat and humidity. Invented in 1902, it was termed an air conditioner in 1906. 2. Movie Theaters Used to be...

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How UV Lights Can Boost Your Indoor Air

June 16, 2020

Looking at ways to improve the air quality in a home is a high priority for many people. One of the best ways to improve the quality of air in your house is to use ultraviolet (UV) lights. UV germicidal lights are an excellent way to combat indoor contaminants to keep your air and HVAC system much cleaner. can install these lights to ensure your heating and cooling system stays clean while also improving the quality of air. UV Lights Improve Air Quality by Killing Microbes UV lights play a critical role in killing microbes that pass through your HVAC...

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Is It Bad To Leave My Windows Open When I Have My AC On?

May 14, 2020

If the air conditioner is on in your home, it is important that the windows are closed. Leaving the windows open may allow dirty or humid air to get into the house, which can negate the purpose of allowing the cooling system to run. Air Conditioners Work By Removing Moisture From the Air The main purpose of an air conditioner is to replace warm and moist air with cool and dry air. If a window is open, the system has to work harder to minimize the amount of moist air that is allowed to exist in a given space. If...

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What are the Benefits of Air Cleaners in my Home?

April 17, 2020

You might have been hearing a lot of fuss lately about the virtues of indoor air purifiers and find yourself wondering if they really are that great of an investment. To be clear, an air purifier is a system of fans that actually work together to pull the air inside your home through a filter. That filter will then take care of many harmful particles you would otherwise be breathing in. That being said, it is important to note the benefits of an air cleaner to help you make a purchasing decision. 1. You’ll Be Sure You Are Breathing Clean...

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How Scheduling Spring HVAC Maintenance Saves Money

March 11, 2020

As the days get warmer, you’ll need to start thinking about spring maintenance for your HVAC system. Both your heating and cooling elements can benefit from a little tune-up as you switch from mostly running the heat to mostly running your AC. Here are some of the many ways that your budget can benefit from HVAC maintenance. Help Your HVAC System Run More Efficiently After sitting inactive throughout the winter, your AC may have a little debris and buildup that might make it have to run harder than usual. During a tune-up, your technician will clean away any dust or...

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