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HVAC Noises and What They Mean

The ideal HVAC systems operate so silently enough that you just might forget they’re there. They tend to get louder, however, with constant use through the years or simply because of age. Thankfully, the noises they emit are merely signs of impending issues. Give them immediate attention and you can avoid costly problems, but ignore

Keep Pests Out of Your HVAC System

Pests are an issues that we all have to deal with at one point or another when we own a home. They like to find their way into anything they can. There are some steps you can take to make sure you keep the pests out at much as you can. Fresh air has to

Ways to Reduce Heating Cost in 2017

It’s a new year and that should mean new resolutions. If one of your resolutions was to save money, lets start by saving money on your energy bill. It can sometime be hard to stay warm in the cold winter. Cranking up the furnace as high as it goes will also raise your energy bill.

Is Your Furnace Correctly Sized?

Are you in the market for a new furnace soon? You should be sure that you are getting the correct size needed for your home. Don’t always assume the size you have in your home now is the correct one. Some technicians make mistakes and could have sized your home heating needs wrong from the

How Often Should I Replace My Furnace?

We have so many thing in our home to make us comfortable. As you know, most of those things will need to be replaced eventually because nothing lasts forever. Most of the little things will be easy to replace like pillows, smoke detectors ect. When some of the bigger appliances break then it becomes more

Difference Between an ECM and PSC Motor

Your furnace motor is a very important part of your furnace. It helps make it run the way it needs to. Motors can fail for a few different reasons, one being overheating. When your motor goes out, you need to have it replaced. If your furnace is older it likely has a PSC motor in

Four Quick Fixes For Your Furnace

Furnace season is in full swing now. The temps have dropped and the furnaces are running most of the day. What happens if your furnace goes out in the middle of the night and a tech can’t get out right away? There are a few quick fixes you can do to try and help get

What is the Ideal Humidity for my home?

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air around you. Humidity in your home is a very important things to manage properly. You can have issues if your humidity is too high and also if it is too low. Everyone’s comfort levels are different, but there are things to take into consideration when

How to Keep Your Home Warm Without the Furnace

It is getting colder by the day here in Illinois. Winter may finally be sneaking in on us. If you want to keep your home warmer this winter without completely relying on the furnace, read on. One of the first things you can do to keep your home warm this winter is to make sure