ServiceMax Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Evanston’

Iced-Up AC? Here’s Why

Monday, July 8th, 2024

Many issues your air conditioner might encounter can cause it to make strange noises. Occasionally, an AC problem will cause strange smells. Much of the time, a problem with your air conditioner will make it less effective, leaving your home either not cool enough overall or uneven in temperature, with some cool spots and some hot ones. But another thing a struggling air conditioner can create is ice!

Ice might not seem like a bad thing. After all, your air conditioner is supposed to make things cold, right? Well, if you’ve got ice building up on your AC evaporator coil, it’s not good. In fact, it will only get worse. Here’s why.

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Prompt AC Repair Will Save You Money

Monday, April 15th, 2024

When your air conditioner is behaving oddly or causing you concern, how urgent is it to get it repaired right away? In some cases, you have a genuine emergency on your hands, particularly if your AC won’t work at all—or you have to turn it off to stop something terrible like water damage—in the middle of a heat wave.

But when the situation isn’t quite that bad, how do you decide whether to get repairs right away or wait and see? Is it ever safe to postpone AC repair? Our recommendation is that all air conditioner concerns deserve prompt attention. It can save you a lot of time and money! Here’s how.

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Signs You Need Electrical Panel Replacement

Monday, April 1st, 2024

As the seasons rush by, we often focus on the most urgent needs of our home. We need our heating system to work well for the winter. We need our air conditioner to work well for the summer. And if there’s an emergency—say, something going dramatically wrong with the plumbing—we take care of that. But in the meantime, things can go wrong more quietly and subtly.

It’s easier to ignore minor problems. But then we can end up getting used to them, and not realizing that they’re gradually getting worse and worse. In order to avoid catastrophe, we need to keep paying attention to small problems, especially problems with our home electrical systems. Eventually, electrical panels need replacement. Failing to do that in time is a major fire hazard. How can you tell it’s time to replace your electrical panel?

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What You Can Do to Stop Your Boiler From Freezing

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Winter temperatures in our area are no joke. But it might sound a little bit like a joke when even your heating system might freeze solid! If your home is heated by a boiler, water is running through pipes, and wherever there are water pipes, freezing is a risk. Don’t let that happen! Here’s how.

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Why Your Furnace’s Burners Aren’t Coming On

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Ah, the comforting whoosh and hum of a running furnace. It’s a cozy reminder that your heat is working and your home is being kept nice and warm. But it’s also one of those things you don’t pay much attention to. It’s the absence of that sound that you really notice. What could be going wrong?

If your furnace is trying to start but not getting running, a variety of things could be occurring. Here are the most likely culprits if your furnace’s burners aren’t coming on. Chances are, it’s straightforward for a qualified professional to fix.

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The Top Boiler Problems You May Encounter

Monday, December 11th, 2023

If you have a boiler to heat your home, congratulations! What a great heating system. They provide particularly even heat, can last up to thirty years, and best of all, they rarely need repairs. But if you’re reading this, chances are, this could be one of those times when boiler repairs are necessary.

Here are the top problems you might be facing. 

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How to Early Detect Gas Furnace Problems

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Have you started up your furnace yet this fall? If you haven’t, you’ll be doing it soon. And this is the perfect time for a little refresher course in how to keep your gas furnace happy. Annual maintenance is important, of course. But once you have that done, you should also keep an eye (or an ear) out for any problems.

Knowing the signs of common furnace issues can save you considerable time and money and help you steer clear of major inconvenience. Detecting gas furnace problems as promptly as possible helps you keep repairs small and avoid having a total breakdown in cold weather.

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Even If You Have Ducts, You Can Still Find Uses for a Ductless Mini Split

Monday, July 10th, 2023

It’s been around fifty years since new homes in the US started to be built with ductwork as one of the standard home systems. This was when central air conditioning started to be very popular. So unless you live in a home that’s more than half a century old, chances are good that your house has ductwork. So why would you want to know about ductless HVAC systems?

There are some major advantages to ductless systems, and one of them is that their versatility means you might want one even if you have ductwork. We’ll explain some situations that would be perfect for a ductless system even in a home with ducts.

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4 Issues That Cause Frequent Circuit Trips

Monday, April 18th, 2022

A circuit trip is the result of safety measures put in place to protect your home from electrical fires and to protect you from electrocution. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t frustrating, especially if your electrical panel is outside of your home.

When a circuit breaker trips, it means stopping what you were trying to do to go reset that circuit. Frequent trips are bothersome because you will spend more time going back and forth to your electrical panel than doing the things that need to be done.

If you are experiencing frequent circuit trips, you may want to contact an electrician in Evanston, IL to address the core cause behind the problem. Let’s look at some of the issues that could cause frequent circuit trips so you know what to expect.

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Do You Need Maintenance or Repairs for Your AC?

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Let us be clear about something: if you haven’t gotten a maintenance appointment scheduled for your air conditioner yet, you definitely need to have the system maintained ASAP. This is a necessary service to keep your system running at its best for as long as possible.

The question remains whether or not you need some extra work for your system. If you are wondering whether to schedule maintenance or an AC repair in Evanston, IL, you can count on us to help you figure it out.

Let’s look at some of the indicators you can check for so that you know when to contact us for service, and what service you may want to ask about.

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