Plan Ahead: Don’t get stuck in the cold with these heating issues this winter

Experiencing a heating problem can be ROUGH. Here in Chicagoland, we get some cold winter nights where it pays to have a high-performing, reliable heating system in place. When that system isn’t working or is causing issues for you, you may worry about the comfort and safety of your family members and your home structure.

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

You Should Have a Humidifier Installed This Winter

Do you have a humidifier in your home? It is important to have in the winter. When your furnace is heating your home in the winter it is keeping you warm but also sucking a lot of the humidity out of the air leaving your home feeling dry. Humidity is the level of moisture in

Why Does My Furnace Have Rust On It?

Even though furnaces don’t have water running through them to run, they still do rust. When you do see rust on your furnace, it is typically a sign that something needs to be repaired or replaced so pay close attention to it. There’s a few reasons why furnaces rust, here’s a few of them. Water

Where Should I Put My Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

Fall is here and that means you will be using your furnace more and more. With that comes the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home. While your furnace is a great tool to warm your home, it also produces some harmful gasses in the process to do so. One of these gasses is

How Do I Troubleshoot My Furnace

Your thermostat is one of the most important part of your HVAC system. It is what tells the ac and furnace to turn on or stop. Programmable thermostats are great because they can save you money on your energy bills and make sure your home is just the right temperature. Though they do a pretty

What’s a Variable Speed Furnace

When you are shopping for a furnace you have so many choices to make. One of those choices is how the motor runs in the furnace. In a traditional furnace. the blower turns on and runs until the room reaches the desired temperature and then it turns off.  The meaning of a variable speed furnace

Why You Should Use a HEPA Filter

Filters are something you should think about on a monthly basis. It is a very important part of your HVAC system. There are many types of filters to choose from for your HVAC system. One of these filters is a HEPA filter. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. HEPA filters are used in air

5 Ways to Optimize Home Comfort

  “Home” means a lot of different things to different people. For most, home is a place where you can feel comfortable and at ease. Whether you are spending time with friends and family or looking for a place to enjoy a personal retreat, the key to a comfortable home is finding just the right

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