ServiceMax Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

How Long Can You Expect Your Boiler to Last?

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

The weather is getting colder, the Halloween decorations are out, and it’s time to prepare for winter, so you’ll be ready to hunker down when the icy winds hit. One of the most important things to think about is how your heating system will fare during another long Chicago winter.

The age of your heating system is the main determining factor in when it’s likely to require replacement. Different heating systems have different life expectancies. Boilers are very long-lasting. But exactly how long do boilers last?

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Some Specific Repairs an Electric Furnace May Need

Monday, August 21st, 2023

More Americans heat with gas than electricity: 48% as compared to 37%, according to the US Census Bureau, with the rest using other fuels.

But there are many reasons for people to choose an electric furnace. A home may not be near enough to a natural gas line to be connected without considerable expense, or even so far that it cannot be connected at all. A homeowner may be able to generate their own electricity with solar panels or other green options, making electricity the lowest-cost option. They may prioritize safety above all else and simply not wan to have a gas appliance in their home. Or they may just love the idea that an electric furnace will last longer, giving them greater peace of mind and allowing them not to worry about replacing it for two decades or more. 

While there are many benefits to electric furnaces, they may still need repair on occasion. Here are the most common issues that electric furnaces run into.

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How Long Can I Expect My Home’s Boiler to Last?

Monday, July 24th, 2023

It can be a total nightmare when a major appliance unexpectedly needs to be replaced. That’s especially true for heating systems and air conditioners if they break down during the season when you need them the most. The best way to avoid being caught off guard by your boiler needing replacement is to know how long a lifespan to expect. How long do boilers last? 

The general answer is that boilers are quite a long-lasting type of heating system. But in order to give you a clearer estimate of what to expect from yours, we’ll go over some specifics.

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The Hard Starting AC—What It Means and What to Do About It

Monday, June 26th, 2023

The one thing you want to make sure of when it comes to your air conditioner is that you don’t let anything bad happen to your compressor. It’s the most vital part of the system, and it’s the most expensive component. Like a car’s transmission, when your AC compressor fails, it might just be time to get a new air conditioner. So you should always try to catch problems early if they might put strain on the compressor.

One AC problem that can indicate compressor issues, and can also cause damage to the compressor if it’s allowed to continue, is hard starting. Here are some details to help you catch this problem when it starts so you can get repairs before you end up needing to replace your air conditioner.

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Important Facts to Know About Your AC’s Service Life Expectancy

Monday, June 12th, 2023

When it comes to an important system like your air conditioner, you don’t want to be caught by surprise by a sudden need to replace it. While no one can tell you the exact day on which your AC unit will completely cease to function, there are some ways to get a pretty good idea. Here are the most important things to keep in mind when considering how long you should expect your air conditioner to keep working. 

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What to Expect From a Mini Split AC

Monday, May 1st, 2023

If you’ve heard of ductless air conditioning options and aren’t sure exactly what benefits they offer, we’ve got some information for you. Ductless mini splits can be used in a wide variety of situations and are becoming popular for some good reasons. Here are some of the things you can expect to enjoy when you decide to go ductless and get a mini split air conditioning system for your home.

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4 Signs to Know for When Your AC Needs Repairs

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Can you believe it won’t be long before you’re using your air conditioner again? Before the cooling season starts, it might be helpful to have some more information about keeping your air conditioner happy. You definitely don’t want it to break down just when you need it the most! Noticing a problem early can mean a quick, simple repair, while failing to notice a problem or allowing a struggling air conditioner to keep running without repair can mean doing more damage and having your AC unit completely stop working.

What are the most important things to watch out for, so you can get your air conditioner repaired promptly? Here are four signs you might spot.

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Why Filter Changes Are Important

Monday, February 20th, 2023

This is not the time of the year when you want to discover that your heater is struggling. Spring is on its way, but anyone who lives around here knows that this doesn’t mean we are likely to see a major reprieve from the cold.

If you are noticing that your heater is having trouble, there is a chance that you have a simple fix that you can make: a filter change. This simple habit can end up helping you avoid a good deal of needs for heating repair in Chicago over the years!

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Having Electrical Trouble? We Can Help

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Most of us have grown up with easy access to electricity as a reliable power source. Most people don’t think twice about turning on the lights by flipping a switch—at least until the lights don’t respond the way they should.

Here’s the thing though, you should be able to count on your electrical system to supply power if and when you need it. That’s why electrical problems can be such big issues—they are hard to deal with unless you are a trained electrician. That’s where we can help.

We want to make it easy to handle electrical trouble in your house. To help, we’ve created a list of situations that are worth reaching out to electricians in Chicago to address.

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Should You Plan For a Boiler Replacement?

Monday, 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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