How Often Will an Electric Furnace Need Repairs?

January 23rd, 2023

Electric furnaces are starting to be installed more and more often throughout the country. As people look for ways to move away from fossil fuels, it makes sense that we’d look to reduce our use of natural gas. Switching to an electric furnace from a gas one is one of the ways to do that.

But just because an electric furnace doesn’t use gas doesn’t mean that it won’t encounter issues. The reality is that your electric furnace will need repairs if and when it encounters trouble. If you want to keep your furnace around for the longest number of years possible, you’ll occasionally require electric furnace repair.

Here’s how to tell that you need to get repairs for your electric furnace.

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Boilers v. Furnaces: Pros and Cons

January 9th, 2023

During the winter season, we rely heavily on our heaters. Even people with the best tolerance for cold weather need some form of home heating. If you are considering an upgrade for your heating system, or possibly considering a switch to a different type of heater, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about your options.

Two of the most popular heating systems in the area are boilers and furnaces. While both heat your home, these systems do so in highly different ways. You may find yourself asking which is better, a Glenview boiler vs. furnace. We are happy to tell you everything you need to know.

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Should You Plan For a Boiler Replacement?

December 26th, 2022

Your boiler is highly important for heating your home. You may even use it as your water heater. So the idea of a boiler failure, especially during the winter season, is concerning. We know that you don’t want to be without home heating for even a day, especially in this area, so we want to help you get ahead of the problem. So how long do boilers last? Let’s talk about that.

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Give Yourself The Gift of Better Comfort With a Mini Split System

December 12th, 2022

Getting gifts for everyone can be a big hassle some years. What do you get for the people you love who are impossible to buy for? Well, we have an idea that you and everyone else in the house might enjoy: a highly efficient home comfort system.

We know this isn’t an especially exciting gift but hear us out. Investing in a great home comfort system is a gift to you and everyone else who spends time in your house, plus it will be a gift that keeps on giving. It does so with great energy savings, better comfort, and increased ease of use.

Want to learn more about getting a good system for your home in time for the holidays? Read on!

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You Need a Reliable Smoke Detector During Heating Season

November 28th, 2022

We’ve all heard stories of a smoke detector rousing a person just in time to help them exit a burning home. But (hopefully) this isn’t a situation you are too familiar with. More often we view our smoke detectors as something that overreacts when we burn dinner.

Don’t be fooled though. Smoke detectors can keep you safe, prevent safety hazards from putting your life at risk, and can even mean the difference between a burnt outlet and a burnt home. So yes while your smoke detector might add insult to injury when it goes off due to a burning dinner item, we’d still advise keeping yours in optimal condition.

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The Problem With a Cracked Heat Exchanger

November 14th, 2022

Gas-powered furnaces are powerful, efficient, and safe. Their efficiency has improved wildly since they began being used in the United States, as has their effectiveness. Of course, the safety of the modern gas furnace has also improved, otherwise they wouldn’t be used in the modern household.

All that said, a worn-down furnace may develop a problem that can become an increasingly dangerous issue: a cracked heat exchanger. Here’s what you need to know.

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Answering Your Boiler FAQs

October 17th, 2022

Boilers are used throughout Chicago and the surrounding areas. This is because they are highly effective at heating our homes even in the face of some seriously cold weather. But these systems are like other heaters in that they still need regular upkeep to help them do their job.

We want to make sure that you get the best performance from your boiler for the longest number of years. To do that, we are going to give you some helpful information to teach you more about how your boiler is meant to work so you know if and when it needs service.

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“Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Bad?”

October 3rd, 2022

Having a heat pump in your home means that you have a reliable source of home comfort throughout the year. However effective and efficient these systems may be though, they can still run into trouble. When your system hits a bump in the road, schedule heat pump repair in Chicago as soon as possible.

There can be situations when you aren’t sure if or when you need those repairs though. We can help with that too. Below we’ve collected some common questions that residents like you have asked that we can answer. With this information, you’ll be better equipped to figure out if and when you should book a repair with our team of expert HVAC technicians.

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Let’s Figure Out If You Need an AC Upgrade

September 19th, 2022

If you have been asking yourself “How old is my AC unit?” or “Why is my AC always breaking down?” then it is a good idea to start seeing whether or not you need an AC repair or an upgrade. That said, you need to be certain because air conditioners are expensive.

Here are four things you can look at to help you decide.

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 5 Ways to Save Energy This Summer

September 5th, 2022

We all want to enjoy a comfortable and convenient home. But there is a price attached to using the energy needed to operate appliances, such as your home’s lights and air conditioner. The question that everyone is going to be afraid to answer though is how big that price tag is going to be.

There is more than one way to try to save energy while being able to still use all of your home’s appliances. We like to do everything we can to help ensure that you can save money and minimize energy use, which is why we’re offering these tips to help you out.

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