Myths About Summer Cooling

August 3, 2021

Misinformation about the best way to operate your air conditioner can be an unseen money drain on your budget. Spend time learning more about proper AC use and energy-efficient settings, and you’ll often see an improvement in comfort. Using bad advice about running your air conditioning can increase utility bills, overwork your equipment, and cause system failures. Because many of these myths are false, we’d like to help you understand why and what to do instead. Adjusting temperature settings properly and investigating the cost of operation can go a long way to achieving energy efficiency. Take a

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Tips to Reduce Noise From Your Air Conditioner

July 27, 2021

Most air conditioners get louder as they age. However, even with a new system, you can still experience a noisy air conditioner. Excessive noise from your AC can be distracting, and if it’s not fixed, it can result in a severe problem. Here are some tips to help you fix your noisy air conditioner. Inspect the Unit for Dirty or Damaged Fan Blades Your outdoor condenser casing houses a fan. If falling objects have damaged your fan blades, it could lead to a noisy air conditioner. Be sure to straighten bent fan blades or replace the

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How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 6, 2021

You can think of a central air conditioner as a giant house refrigerator that keeps your home or working environment more comfortable and relaxed. Essentially, air conditioners employ materials, components, and systems similar to those of a refrigerator. For instance, a central air conditioner has a set of fans, tubes, and refrigerant that changes into a gas or liquid as it goes through the air conditioning system. The following is a detailed explanation of the internal workings of a central air conditioning unit. How Central Air Conditioning Works Air conditioning involves the movement

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 12, 2021

During the summer months in Illinois, humid air can creep into homes. The natural reaction for most people is to turn on an air conditioner, which is normally an effective way to cool down a home. However, some homes have extremely high humidity which, over time, can lead to problems with the air conditioner itself. While modern AC units do have the ability to remove humidity from indoor air, excessive humidity levels can still overload these units and lead to problems throughout a home. For this reason, you should be aware of the following problems that can

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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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