When Should I Have a New HVAC Unit Installed?

July 20, 2022

You never know what the weather forecast for Chicago, IL will have in store. It’s not unusual to have all four seasons in the same week, and sometimes, all four seasons of weather take place in 24 hours. At , we install new HVAC units to keep your home comfortable. Depending on what type of HVAC system you need, here are some tips on the best time to have them installed. Best Time for a Furnace Installation The best time for a furnace installation is April through September. During these warmer months of the year, our heating system installation crews...

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Heat Pump or Furnace: Which Is Best for Your Illinois Home?

January 12, 2022

Midwestern winters get cold and stay that way for months. A high-quality heating system is crucial for making it through the winter. Two popular heating systems in this area are heat pumps and gas furnaces. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between the two and help you decide which is a better option for your unique circumstances. Furnace Basics A furnace burns fuel, typically natural gas, to create heat for your home that is shuttled from room to room via a vent system. Though not as efficient as a heat pump, furnaces have come a long way, and technology...

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How to Tell If My Furnace Is up to Code?

December 20, 2021

Many homeowners just assume that when the HVAC system in their home was installed, it was done according to code. Unfortunately, there are plenty of misinformed professionals who aren’t clear on what the current codes are in the Wheeling area. You could be out of code without even knowing, which could be illegal and unsafe. If you’re planning to renovate your home in the near future or would like to have a new furnace or air conditioner installed, this is the perfect time to learn more about the HVAC code. What Does It Mean to Be Out of Code? Local...

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Easy Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

November 18, 2021

The winters in Chicago can be brutal. The freezing temperatures, high humidity levels, and lake-effect snow can not only wreak havoc on your daily life, but they can also negatively impact your home and your comfort. Instead of suffering through the cold, follow these easy steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever winter may bring. Give Your Heating System a Tune-Up The simplest way to prepare for the harsh winter weather is to make sure that your heating system is up to the task of adequately heating your home. Proper maintenance is vital to ensuring that your furnace...

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Space Heater Safety Tips for Fire Prevention Week

October 13, 2021

During Fire Prevention Week, our company wants to ensure that everyone in the Wheeling, Illinois, community understands the risks of using space heaters. We have a few tips to ensure that everyone is safe when they use this supplemental heating source. Avoid Leaving Your Space Heater Alone If you do use a space heater, you should stay with it at all times. If you move from room to room, then you should shut off the space heater. Only Use a Space Heater for Supplemental Heating It isn’t safe to run the space heater all day and night. As supplemental heating,...

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What Is Done During Furnace Maintenance?

September 17, 2021

You should schedule your furnace maintenance twice a year, once in the spring before you turn your air conditioner on and again in the fall before the heat comes on. Having regular maintenance can help to prevent issues that may cause your HVAC system to malfunction. Inspecting the Parts of the HVAC System When the technician arrives at your home, the first thing they will do is inspect both your indoor and outdoor units. This will include checking things like your pilot light, the fan motor of both units, and wiring. If there are any issues present, they can repair...

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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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5 Common Boiler Problems

December 17, 2019

Although boiler problems can occur any time of year, they’re most likely to pop up after your boiler has been idle for a long time, such as at the end of summer. In the heating and cooling world, boilers have a reputation for being very dependable, but even the sturdiest boiler can experience performance issues. Boilers aren’t easy to fix on your own, so we recommend leaving repairs to the experts at in Wheeling, IL. Keep an eye out for these common boiler problems. 1. Inconsistent Heat and Hot Water If your boiler stops making heat and hot water or...

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3 Tips for Maintaining Your Furnace This Winter

November 12, 2019

One of the homeowner’s biggest fears is having a furnace breakdown in the dead of winter. If you want to avoid frozen days, then you need to make sure your furnace is in top condition and deal with any problems as soon as they arise. However, some preventative measures can go a long way. To make sure that your heating system works when you need it most, consider these three easy tips. 1. Test the Furnace Before You Need It Even if it’s only the end of summer or beginning of fall and it’s not too hot out, you should...

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Fixing Uneven Heating in Your Home

October 15, 2019

Having even heat in your home can make it a pleasant space in which to spend time. If you’re noticing that one of your rooms is cold while others are hot, there are steps that you can take to fix the uneven heating in your home. Regardless of the age of your home or the style of your heating system, you deserve to have a comfortable residence. Run the Fan The default setting for most heaters is to have the fan on “auto.” In this setting, the fan only runs when the heater is turned on and heating. If you...

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