ServiceMax Blog: Archive for October, 2015

Do Boilers Also Need Heating Maintenance Every Year?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Although boilers are not as common residential heating systems as furnaces, they are still popular, and many homes today enjoy the even warmth and energy-saving performance of the hydronic heating from boilers.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Whole-House Humidifier for Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Temperatures are falling as we move deeper into the fall and closer to winter. Now is the time to prepare our homes and heating systems for the rigors of another Skokie, IL cold season. That means you should have professional heating maintenance scheduled (if you haven’t done so already) and take care of replacing old heaters if they are no longer working well.

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Furnaces vs. Boilers: What Is the Best Choice for a New Home?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

The type of heating system put into a home is often limited by the home’s construction. For example, a house that has a ventilation network of ducts in the walls and floors will benefit from having a forced-air system (such as a furnace or heat pump) that attaches to ductwork. In homes that lack ductwork, a boiler is often an excellent choice for heat distribution.

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I’ve Got a Busy Fall: Can I Skip Heating Maintenance This Year?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

We understand that the fall season can often be one of the busiest times of the year. It hardly seems like the summer has ended before planning for Halloween and Thanksgiving and visiting relatives and kids going to school start consuming all the days of the calendar. With all that’s going on, do you really need to worry about one more thing like scheduling heating maintenance? Why not put it off until next year?

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