Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 13, 2021

With improvement in technology, modern air conditioners can deliver better energy efficiency. Air conditioner manufacturers are continuously looking for a competitive advantage by offering customers more features, and some of the most desirable features are related to energy efficiency. Air conditioner manufacturers have come up with improved versions of AC refrigerants and variable power compressors to allow air conditioners to be more efficient. Certain government regulations related to energy efficiency in the U.S. have also pushed air conditioner manufacturers to look for ways to make their air conditioners use less electricity. How

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The Best Ways to Heat a Garage

March 8, 2021

Garage heating is common for people who use the spaces for hobbies, workshops, projects, or additional living space. You know how it gets cold in the winter if you have a detached garage. The cold in a detached garage can be an issue if you use the space to store valuables like wood or prized cars. It’s unlikely to work on your projects or hobbies if your garage is cold. Therefore, the importance of heating a garage cannot be overrated. Given the variety of heating options available, you don’t have to put up with a cold garage. Read through to

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How To Test Indoor Air Quality For Mold

February 4, 2021

While mold can grow both indoors and outdoors, it poses a higher health risk indoors, given that indoor air pollution is already five times higher compared to outdoors. One of the biggest problems with mold is that it’s not always visible, and even if it is, you may not know exactly where in the house it is. Even worse, mold spores tend to fly around in the air, and they can be dangerous to your health. The best thing is to eliminate the source. But first, you need to test your air quality for mold to determine if you do

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How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

January 21, 2021

After a stressful day, there’s nothing like coming home to a hot shower. To get that hot water to your shower, though, you need a reliable water heater in your Arlington Heights, IL, home. Whether you have a new water heater or you can’t remember the last time that it was replaced, it’s good to know how many more years you can expect to get out of your water heater. By using these insights from IBBOTSON Heating & Air Conditioning Co., you can get a pretty good idea of your water heater’s future. Average Lifespan If you install a brand-new water

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The iWave Air Purifier Could Lower Your Risk of COVID-19

December 19, 2020

A new virus, named SARS covariant-2, was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. By March 13, 2020, the virus and the disease it causes was so widespread that it was declared to be a pandemic. As COVID-19 cases surge around the United States, including the Arlington Heights, IL, area, you might be wondering what you can do in order to protect the health of yourself and your family as you shelter in place at home. One helpful solution to consider is the iWave air purifier. Recent studies have shown that improving ventilation and air purification lowers the risk of

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Proven Budget-Friendly Strategies to Winterize Your Home

November 20, 2020

Combined with its brutal winters, the Windy City’s harsh, frigid gusts make Chicago’s cold season nearly unbearable. In addition to how miserable the Chicago area’s winters can be, utility bills during that time of year are notoriously high. These high prices are caused by local electricity providers having to outsource energy from nearby power grids, costing significantly more than the municipality’s self-generated power. Rather than complaining about lofty energy expenses, you should take action by winterizing your home as soon as possible. First, Turn to Weather Strips Windows and doors are must-have features of any home.

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Should I schedule fall HVAC maintenance?

October 20, 2020

Do I Really Need to Schedule HVAC Maintenance in the Autumn? Fall is a beautiful time when the summer heat has backed off and the trees are starting to change color. It is also the time when the ads for fall furnace tune-ups and maintenance are prominent. You see them in your mailbox, all over the internet, and on billboards. If you have never received a cheap discounted maintenance visit or had a tune-up, you are probably wondering what is it all about. After all, your furnace has run for years without any problems.

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How To Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

September 20, 2020

You must have heard or read of carbon monoxide poisoning. There is also a good chance that you understand what it is. However, if you are like most American homeowners, there is a probability you don’t know what it is or why it could be dangerous to you and your family. You might have heard of warnings issued about carbon monoxide poisoning, but you still don’t find a reason to worry. There is no specific scale that determines where carbon monoxide poisoning can occur. Therefore, you should be aware of the potential signs that you may be

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Everyday Things That Decrease Your AC Efficiency

August 8, 2020

During summertime, temperatures can rise quite dramatically. Therefore, you may rely on your AC unit to keep you cool and comfortable when indoors. Unfortunately, there are certain scenarios where you are likely to notice that your AC system is underperforming. If this sounds familiar, there is a good chance that your equipment is malfunctioning. In some situations, your equipment’s performance may simply be getting affected by everyday household habits. Finding out what you’re doing wrong and correcting it could go a long way in terms of improving your indoor comfort. Do not overlook the importance of these issues when it

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5 COOL Facts About Air Conditioning

July 12, 2020

When summer arrives in Arlington Heights, it can get sizzling hot. The temperature may rise enough to almost burst the thermometer. That’s when it feels so wonderful to rush into a building that’s blasting with air conditioning. Today, almost 80% of U.S. homes have air conditioning. However, for an appliance that has become a near essential for Americans, the air conditioner’s contribution to our health and comfort may still be underappreciated. Here are some interesting facts about air conditioning that you might not know. 1. Summer Blockbuster Do you know the first

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