5 Ways You Can Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

July 15, 2022

When the summer comes around, and the temperature outside starts to rise, the natural inclination is usually to crank up the air conditioning. This is an understandable response, but if you aren’t careful, it can end up costing you quite a bit of extra money. If you lean on the AC to keep your Arlington Heights, IL home comfortable for multiple hours every day, that’s going to add up to a lot of energy usage. And when the monthly electricity bills arrive, it’s probably going to be a tough pill to swallow. However, if you’re proactive about making your air

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Your HVAC System Is Built to Last but Not for a Lifetime

June 20, 2022

It can be said that your HVAC system is one of the most important features in your home. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to stay warm during the freezing winters or cool off when the summer heat rolls through. With that being said, this essential system won’t last forever. Just like any other piece of machinery, its lifespan does run out. What Is the Average Lifespan of an HVAC System? On average, HVAC systems tend to last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. The broad lifespan estimate is due to the fact that there

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A Look at a Heat Exchanger and How It Works

December 20, 2021

The heat exchanger on your heating and cooling system is one of the most important components. When your heat exchanger fails, it can create a potentially dangerous situation, and you might not even know that it has happened. Let’s see why it’s important to have regular seasonal maintenance on your furnace. What Is a Heat Exchanger? Heat exchangers all perform the same function. They allow heat to pass from one liquid to another or from a liquid to a gas. In the case of a cooling system, the heat exchanger passes heat from the system

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Preparing Your HVAC Unit for Winter Storms

November 17, 2021

The Chicagoland area is known for some horrific winter storms, including blistering cold temperatures. Once these arrive, your heating system will either keep you comfortable and safe or utterly fail. Here are the best tips for preparing your HVAC system to handle the intense winter storms. Deal With Airflow Restrictions Your system depends on circulating air, both through your home and through the system itself. Anything inhibiting airflow will add strain to your system, which translates into higher utility bills and early component failure. Find and deal with any possible airflow restrictions to ensure your system

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Signs You Should Replace Your Ductwork

October 20, 2021

Since your ductwork hides behind your walls, attic, and under floors, it’s easy to forget about them. Like your HVAC system, your ductwork also plays a significant role in your home’s comfort. It’s responsible for directing cool or warm air from room to room throughout your home. When your ducts get damaged, you could experience high energy bills and an uncomfortable living situation. Your ductwork needs repair, maintenance, and replacement when it receives damage. There are several signs to indicate you need to replace your ductwork. Noisy HVAC Most HVAC systems make some noise when switched

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When to Replace Your Furnace

September 20, 2021

As the weather begins to cool, you may be wondering if your furnace will last throughout the winter. Unfortunately, as more time passes, the easier it becomes to forget that your furnace is getting older and eventually will expire. You can also forget that regular maintenance is essential for owning a furnace. Eventually, those problems can catch up to you and leave you with an unreliable heating source. That’s why it’s essential to know the signs that will tell you that it’s time to trade your old furnace for a new one. The noticeability of these warning

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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 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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