ServiceMax Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

5 Indicators Your Boiler Is On the Fritz

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

hands-over-a-radiatorIf you have a boiler heater in your home, it makes sense that you’d want to keep it working properly. These systems are incredibly powerful sources of radiant heat that can be used to keep your home comfortable and warm on the coldest of days. But what do you do when your boiler just…doesn’t seem like it wants to work right?

A malfunctioning boiler is one that will need a boiler repair in Chicago, IL. The sooner this task is taken care of, the better for your system and your home comfort. Trust us, you don’t want to have to get this system replaced early!

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What You Should Know About Boilers

Monday, March 8th, 2021

clean-fresh-warmAre you ready to have a heating system in your home that will provide you with a different kind of warmth? If you were looking for something different than a forced-air system, a boiler may be just what you need. These are radiant heating systems that offer powerful and reliable heat throughout the coldest parts of the year.

If you are considering a boiler installation in Chicago, IL, it is a good idea to learn a bit more about what boilers do and how to determine if they are the best fit for your heating needs.

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Enjoy a Safe, Fun & Comfortable Holiday Season With These Tips

Monday, December 14th, 2020

The holidays are right around the corner (or have already started for anyone celebrating Hanukkah) which means most of us are deep into preparations. The decorations are up, meals are planned, and family traditions are gearing up too. It has been a rough and awkward year for everyone, so it is important that we can celebrate this season with as much normalcy as possible. And normalcy does not include a faulty heater!

You deserve to enjoy a safe and comfortable holiday season, and we can help you do that. Check out our tips below that will give you ideas that will ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment of the end of one of the toughest years in history.

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How an Air Purifier Helps Your Home

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Many of us have spent a good deal of time in our homes over the past several months. Now as we get into the fall and winter season with its multiple holidays and chances for family gatherings, we are looking at even more time to enjoy the interiors of our homes. Warmth and clean air will make these weeks and months far more comfortable for you and your loved ones.

The systems we install and offer services for are going to ensure your home is optimally comfortable during the cooler weather. For today, we want to take an extra look at how an air purifier in Chicago, IL can help ensure your home has the best indoor environment possible.

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Reducing Your Use While Staying Home

Monday, 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 Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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