What Kind of Filter Should I Use for My Furnace?

There are so many filters to choose from that it can get overwhelming to choose one. Filters are classified by something we call a MERV rating. The MERV rating shows its efficiency and how many particulates it can catch and filter. We recommend staying in the MERV 1-4 range. That range of filter does not

Signs That Your HVAC System May Need Repair.

Is your furnace and AC doing new and unusual things to get your attention? Your HVAC system gives you hints one way or another on its status. If you know what to look for, you can more closely monitor your AC and furnace to make sure they are running at their best and also know

What Happens When Your Furnace Filter is Dirty

How often do you change your HVAC filter? The air filter in your HVAC system may seem like a small insignificant part of your HVAC system but its very important actually. The air filter has a big job of keeping dirt and debris out of the sensitive interior parts of your furnace and AC. Filters

Is a High Efficiency Furnace Right for Me?

Are you in the market for a new furnace? Furnace efficiency has improved greatly over the years. They now have furnaces that have a 98% efficiency rating meaning 98% of the consumed gas that changes to heat is used and only 2% of the gas is wasted. High efficiency furnaces have two heat exchangers in

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Preparing A Furnace For The Winter

The furnace in an HVAC system usually sits idle all summer, and sometimes for parts of the spring and fall. All that time unused can lead to issues when it is fired up that first frosty day. To keep your home warm this winter, prepare your furnace early. Avoiding this first step might mean an

Can My Furnaces Heat Exchanger Get Cracked?

It is important that you have your furnace cleaned and checked each fall to have the heat exchanger inspected. The furnace in your home has many different parts that work together to heat it. One of these important parts is the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger holds all the gasses that are harmful for us

Should I Consider an Electric Heater for My Home?

We are very money conscious these days and that is a good thing. With gas furnaces costing so much money to run each winter, people want to save money as much as they can. One way they come up to save money is buying electric heaters in hope of not using so much expensive gas.

What You Need to Know About Your Furnace and Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer. It is colorless, odorless, and it cannot be seen, tasted or smelled. Carbon monoxide is emitted when any kind of fuel is being burnt since it’s a bi product of gas. It is poisonous to us because carbon monoxide binds to the red blood cells over oxygen and

What is a Variable Speed Furnace?

There are so many different choices when it comes to buying a furnace that some of the options get confusing. In this blog we will better explain what a variable speed furnace is and why it is a good choice. In a traditional furnace. the blower turns on and runs until the room reaches the

Nicor and Comed Rebates

In Illinois we have rebates available through Nicor and ComEd for installing new HVAC equipment. The amount of rebate you receive depends on the equipment you purchase. Here are some of the guidelines for the HVAC new installation rebates. Rebates for air conditioner installation *If you install a 15 SEER AC you can get a