ServiceMax Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Skokie’

How UV Air Purifiers Work

Monday, May 27th, 2024
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The air you breathe has a huge impact on your health and well-being. And if you’re like the vast majority of Americans, you spend almost all of your time indoors, breathing indoor air. Unfortunately, indoor air is almost always much more heavily saturated with contaminants than outdoor air. 

Whether you’re concerned about allergens like pollen and dander or pathogens like viruses and bacteria, there’s an answer to your air quality problem: a UV air purifier. What does a UV air purifier do? How does it improve your indoor air quality? It’s really quite simple, but also impressive. We’ll tell you all about it.

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Your Air Conditioner’s Expansion Valve Might Need Repair

Monday, March 18th, 2024
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Some of the components of your AC system are obvious and easy to understand. If we tell you that there’s a blower fan, and a motor which powers it, you will have already assumed as much. You also know that there’s refrigerant, which flows through coils throughout the system. But some air conditioner components are a little more mysterious.

The more you know about your AC system, the more empowered you will be to take good care of it and keep it running as well as possible for as long as possible. For this reason, we love to provide HVAC education to our customers.

Today, we’d like to tell you about your air conditioner’s thermal expansion valve, and how to know if it might require repair.

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How Long Can I Expect My Electrical Panel to Last?

Monday, February 19th, 2024
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Your electrical panel, or circuit breaker panel, is like a traffic cop ensuring that all the electrical traffic in your home is flowing correctly. It also performs the critical job of shutting down certain circuits or sections of your home’s electrical wiring when a problem occurs. This prevents major hazards like electrical fires.

An electrical panel can last quite a long time, but it won’t keep working properly forever, and when it stops doing that critical job, serious risks can result. How long do electrical panels last? What if you don’t know how old yours is? How can you tell if you need to replace it? Here’s what you need to know.

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Some Ways You Can Use a Ductless Mini Split System in Your Home

Monday, February 5th, 2024
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Have you heard of ductless mini splits? If you haven’t been totally satisfied with how you’re cooling and heating your home, if you’re worried about efficiency, or if the needs of your home or family are changing, this system could resolve all your concerns.

If you’re unfamiliar with this concept, we’d like to give you some information about these systems. Ductless mini splits can be used in a variety of ways to meet many different home heating and cooling needs. Here are the details.

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Why We Recommend Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split Systems

Monday, November 13th, 2023
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There are many ways to heat and cool your home. Boilers, gas or electric furnaces, central air conditioners, window AC units and more can all help you to keep your home at the temperature you desire. But our favorite system to recommend when a homeowner is ready for an upgrade is the Mitsubishi ductless mini split.

What’s so great about it, you ask? What is a ductless mini split? How is it better than other systems? And why do we recommend Mitsubishi specifically? We’ll tell you all about it.

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Can a Ductless Mini Split Work Well for Heating?

Monday, September 18th, 2023
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Ductless mini splits are amazing! This is a way for homes without ducts to have air conditioning that doesn’t require window units. It’s also great for homes with severely damaged ductwork. Rather than replace those ducts, you can eliminate them, and the system will be more efficient. Mini splits can also be used with heat pumps, a system that uses reversible refrigerant flow to cool homes in the summer and then also heat them when the weather gets cold!

How well do ductless mini splits work for heating homes? Are they an appropriate choice for our climate? Here’s some information.

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Why Your Heat Pump Is Stuck in One Mode

Monday, August 7th, 2023
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Heat pumps are a fantastic choice for home comfort. They’re efficient, cutting your electric bill and your carbon footprint. They’re very effective at cooling your home in the summer, and they’re unique in that they can also heat your home in the winter!

But if that versatility is lost, you’re not actually getting the main benefit of having a heat pump. Sometimes, a heat pump can get stuck in one mode, and you’ll find it trying to heat your home when you need it cooled. What went wrong? We’ll explain.

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 5 Ways to Save Energy This Summer

Monday, September 5th, 2022

We all want to enjoy a comfortable and convenient home. But there is a price attached to using the energy needed to operate appliances, such as your home’s lights and air conditioner. The question that everyone is going to be afraid to answer though is how big that price tag is going to be.

There is more than one way to try to save energy while being able to still use all of your home’s appliances. We like to do everything we can to help ensure that you can save money and minimize energy use, which is why we’re offering these tips to help you out.

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Is a Heat Pump the Right Fit for Your Home?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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When you need to find a system to choose for your next AC installation in Skokie, IL it is a great idea to consider a heat pump if you haven’t done so before. These systems are highly effective for keeping your home cool. However, they don’t stop there.

There are many reasons why heat pumps are rapidly increasing in their presence in homes across the country. They can more easily fit the needs of many different types of homes. Let’s see if your home may be the next to be outfitted with this wonderful new home comfort system.

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You May Be Thankful for a Heater Upgrade If…

Monday, November 8th, 2021
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It is the time of year when your heater has become one of the most important parts of your home. Imagine trying to get through the coming months without any reliable sources of warmth in the home. It would certainly make the days and nights feel longer and more uncomfortable. Don’t make things harder than they need to be by trying to battle with a broken-down heater.

Rather than fighting to keep warm this season, why not upgrade your system for heating in Skokie, IL? Upgrades may be a big investment, but they are an investment that ends up paying you back thanks to the comfort and energy savings they provide. Let’s look at why you might want to consider a heater upgrade now before things get colder.

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