ServiceMax Blog: Archive for March, 2016

Now Is the Time to Have Your Air Conditioning System Professionally Maintained

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The early spring weather is still on the cool side here in Chicagoland, and most likely you haven’t had to run your air conditioning system much yet. But the weather will soon start to warm up, and the cooling system in your home will settle in for many months of steady work. Make sure that the AC is ready for the stresses of the middle of the year with professional maintenance. This is the best way to prevent breakdowns, unnecessary repairs, and loss of energy efficiency—and it will also help the equipment enjoy the longest life possible.

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What Does the ENERGY STAR Label Mean on ACs and Heaters?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

If you’ve purchased any type of appliance or electronic device in the last couple of decades, you’ve more than likely heard of the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

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Closing Air Vents in Your House Is Not a Way to Save Money!

Monday, March 14th, 2016

One of the services that we offer to homeowners in Chicagoland, and have offered since we started in business in 1998, is the installation of zone control systems. What these systems do is give the homeowner the ability to close off sections of the ductwork so that the forced-air heater and air conditioner do not send conditioned air to unoccupied rooms. This is a way to reduce heating and cooling costs in a home, and it’s helpful for larger homes or homes that have rooms (such as guest rooms) that are often unoccupied.

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Is an Air Purifier Enough for Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

HVAC systems are an excellent addition to our homes, providing indoor comfort year-round. However, they do introduce pollutants into our indoor air, such as dirt, dust, pollen, and other particles that can affect your allergies.

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