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Steps for Choosing a New Air Conditioner

June 29th, 2020

ac-with-toolsUh-oh! Did your air conditioner just give out? Or maybe it has been struggling more than usual lately? If you don’t have a reliable air conditioning system, things will get pretty uncomfortable this summer, even if your system sounds like it’s running. When your air conditioner is on its last leg, you are going to want to schedule an air conditioner replacement in Winnetka.

If you need to get a replacement service, you should contact the team at ServiceMax to ensure the job gets done right. Our trained technicians can help you identify when you need to retire your old unit, and we can even assist in the selection of your new one.

Let’s take a look at what you need to consider when it comes to replacing your old cooling system.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Help?

June 1st, 2020

spinning-fan-closeupIt is so wonderful to be able to enjoy multiple days of warmth and sunshine in a row after a winter that felt like it might never end. With that said, it is not as easy to enjoy this weather if you have no reprieve from it. Even the biggest sun-worshipper eventually needs a way to cool off, but when you need air conditioning repair in Winnetka this is easier said than done.

The good news is that you aren’t alone when it comes to dealing with this issue–we can help. The professional technicians on our team will arrive at your home ready to diagnose and fix whatever the problem with your unit is while keeping you and your home safe from start to finish.

The first step to getting this done is to figure out if you need a repair service for your cooling system. Check out these indicators to see if any sound familiar.

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Reducing Your Use While Staying Home

May 4th, 2020

houseIt is impossible to ignore the fact that most of us are spending increasing amounts of time at home. This is helping us to stay safe but it has certainly thrown a lot of things out of whack. From canceled trips and events to just general stir-craziness, it can be tough to stay home most of the day. What’s more, it can make things a lot tougher on our energy bills. When you are home all day, your energy use is often going to go up quite a bit whether it is from increased time spent cooking, needing to keep your HVAC system on more regularly, or even just needing to have the lights in the home on for a couple of extra hours a day.

We know that things have been more stressful than usual lately so we want to do our part to help. That is why we have collected some tips and tricks to help you keep your home energy efficient during this time and reduce your use so you have one less thing to worry about. Let’s get started.

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Why Bother with Maintenance?

April 9th, 2020

wrenchesWe encounter this question all the time: “Why would you bother with maintenance for your HVAC system when you still need repairs?”

Believe it or not, there is a point to maintenance and a large number of benefits for you and your comfort systems when you schedule maintenance too.

We don’t expect you to believe us right off the bat on this one. That is why we have gone the extra mile and collected some details on HVAC maintenance and its benefits. If you are considering whether or not you should schedule your yearly maintenance appointment, perhaps reading some of the info below can help you decide.

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Why Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

March 9th, 2020

tankless-water-heater-diagramThings have been exciting lately. You and your loved one have finally purchased your first home together and you are starting to get settled in. The home is just about perfect and aside from a fresh coat of paint in one room and a new sink in the spare bathroom, you are in love. That is why, when you go to take a hot shower and find out that the water heater isn’t working right, you are quite upset.

Let’s be honest, having a bad water heater is bad enough. Replacing a water heater, however, is another level. This isn’t an easy job to do by any stretch of the imagination. But it does offer you a great opportunity to really think about what water heater is going to best meet your needs and your lifestyle.

We get that replacing an old water heater isn’t pleasant but it does leave you a perfect chance to consider other options like tankless water heaters in Chicago, IL.

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Furnace Maintenance is Important

February 10th, 2020

service-reminder-stopwatch“Better late than never.”

This phrase is one that many of us have heard over and over again. The reason being is because it’s pretty true. Better to do your taxes late than never, or better to get your car serviced late than never. The alternatives to these two examples are unpleasant to think about, we know. When it comes to your furnace, the alternative to never having maintenance done on your heating system is also unpleasant.

All too often we have encountered clients who skipped their annual maintenance services for their furnaces in Chicago, IL because it was too late. What they end up with, of course, is a furnace that didn’t operate nearly as well as it would have otherwise. Some people even ended up with expensive repairs that could have been avoided.

So, why schedule late maintenance? Because it is always the better option.

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Post-Holiday Water Heater Repairs

January 13th, 2020

service-reminder-stopwatchThe holidays are finally over! No more buying gifts, planning parties, cleaning to prepare for visits, or anything! It’s all done!

The holiday season can be a lot, and while most of us enjoy the fun events and visits from loved ones, we also come away pretty worn out. And you know what else gets worn down by this busy season? Your water heater.

We promise it is true. Between the dishes washed, the bathroom trips, the food made and so on, your water heater has been working hard. Of course, water heaters in Chicago, IL do need to continue to provide hot water. This is Chicago after all–icy showers are really not an option. So whether you need maintenance or repairs, we’ve got you covered.

The question now is, what might be going on with your hot water heater that requires help from a professional?

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The Most Important Furnace Repair to Make

December 30th, 2019

furnace-burners-smallThere are a variety of furnace repairs that you may need to make throughout your system’s service life. However, there is one particular repair need that is more important than most others simply because it involves the safety of you and everyone else in your household.

We are discussing the heat exchanger. The repair that may need to be made is if that heat exchanger has a crack in it. Not only can this issue create a problem with your furnace’s ability to heat your home but it can be fairly dangerous too.

If and when you encounter the need for furnace repair in Chicago, IL, whether it is a filter replacement or a cracked heat exchanger, make sure you work with e pro to get the job done right.

For now, however, let’s delve into why you should be concerned about a cracked heat exchanger.

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You Don’t Have To Choose Stale Air To Stay Warm

December 16th, 2019

clean-fresh-warmIt is wintertime in Chicago and it goes without saying that there aren’t many people who would want to spend extended periods of time outdoors. The problem that you’ve been facing, though, is that you still feel uncomfortable indoors. While you certainly aren’t freezing, it feels like your skin is drying out and your lungs are craving fresh air that you could get if you just opened a window…which is obviously something that you can’t do when its freezing cold out there.

We know that the cost of fresh air during the winter in Chicago isn’t one that anybody can opt for. But what if we told you there was a way to enjoy fresh air into your home during winter without sacrificing all of your warmth?

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4 Signs Your Boiler Needs Repair

December 2nd, 2019

Waking up in the morning to a home full of warmth is a great feeling, especially when it is icy and cold outside. There is just something special about being able to walk around barefoot inside thanks to the hard work of your boiler.

You really do rely on your boiler heater to keep your home comfortable, especially during some of the wild weather that hits Chicago. And, being the grateful and smart homeowner that you are, you know that your boiler needs the care to keep running.

That is why you are curious about what to look for that lets you know when your boiler needs repairs before you are facing a full boiler installation in Chicago, IL. If you want to learn more about this subject, then read on and, when you are ready, reach out to us to schedule your next repair service.

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