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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Will Sleeping With the Windows Open Save Energy?

April 18, 2022

Will Sleeping With the Windows Open Save Energy? Home cooling costs often account for as much as 50% of the average homeowner’s energy bill. Although opening your windows to let the cool, nighttime air in might seem like the easiest and most practical choice, it’s not always the best energy-saving strategy. There are a few important things to consider before opening the windows in your home. You’ll Lose the Benefit of Air Filtration Your air conditioner helps you maintain a sufficiently high indoor air quality (IAQ). When it’s turned off and the windows are open, you’ll likely breathe in a...

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Why Should You Hire a Licensed HVAC Contractor?

March 17, 2022

There are plenty of projects that you can complete around the home by yourself. However, your heating and cooling system always needs a professional. Relying on licensed HVAC contractors will save you more money in the future than trying to complete maintenance or installations by yourself. Here’s why you should always hire the right technician for the job. Professional Skill and Equipment You likely don’t have the skill to properly handle the intricate parts that make up your heating and cooling system. Licensed HVAC contractors use the best equipment and tools to maintain and repair furnaces and air conditioners. They...

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What You Need to Know About Smart Thermostats

February 15, 2022

Smart thermostats are one of the latest innovations in the technology of heating and cooling homes. They can save you a great deal of money on your energy bills because they use artificial intelligence to heat and cool your home efficiently, all while keeping your place comfortable when you’re in it. Just how do they work? How Does a Smart Thermostat Work? Just like a regular thermostat, a smart thermostat is hardwired to your home’s heater and air conditioner. However, it also connects to your Wi-Fi system. These thermostats come with applications you can use on your phone, tablet, laptop,...

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 21, 2021

For a variety of reasons, you might not want to turn the air conditioner on too often this summer. Perhaps you’re trying to save money, or maybe you want to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Whatever your reason is, consider some tips for keeping cool at home without running the air conditioner. Install Strong Fans You can emulate the cool breeze of a summer evening in your home with the right fan. The size of the space that you want to cool down will dictate how many fans you need installed. Powerful fans can significantly reduce the number of...

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 13, 2021

When it’s time to replace or upgrade the air conditioning system in your Wheeling, IL, home, one of the top considerations will be the size of the cooling system you need. Air conditioner sizes are measured in British thermal units. The size of the AC unit your house needs is primarily based on its square footage, but there are a few other factors to keep in mind as well. 1. Determine Your Home’s Square Footage In Wheeling, a typical house needs about 20 BTU per square foot of space for optimal air conditioning power. If you’re not sure of how...

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Thermostat technology has advanced a lot over the past several years. The most advanced thermostat technology is smart thermostats. There are several reasons to upgrade to one. Advanced Features On old thermostats, you had to manually monitor them, which was very inconvenient. Programmable thermostats were introduced in the 1990s. Programmable thermostats came out in the 1980s. While far better than older thermostats, they can be difficult to program and don’t offer enough flexibility. The first smart thermostat was released in 2007. The first one, the Ecobee, featured Wi-Fi connectivity, so it could be controlled remotely. Smart thermostats are far easier...

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What is Radiant Heating?

March 9, 2021

When it’s time to replace your Elk Grove Village, IL, home’s heating system, you’ll have a lot of options. If you’re adding onto your home or remodeling, you may also wonder what type of heating system is best for your new living space. Radiant heating is an effective way to heat your home, and it doesn’t require ducts. Here’s what you need to know about what radiant heating is so that you can make an informed decision about your indoor comfort. What Radiant Heat Transfer Is Radiant heating is a type of infrared energy. It’s the effect you feel when...

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 8, 2021

When it comes to furnaces, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, the process of sizing a furnace to fit a Wheeling home involves some fairly complex calculations. If this process is ignored, you could end up with a furnace that’s either too large or too small. It’s good to be able to understand what goes into the furnace-sizing process so that you can be sure your HVAC company is offering you the right products. Here is how the technicians at match a furnace to a home. Cubic Volume One important consideration when it comes to furnace size is cubic volume....

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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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