Your Guide to Buying a New Furnace

January 12, 2022

If your old furnace is acting up, now is the best time to replace it. An effective furnace will lower your utility bills while keeping your home cozy during the cold winter months. However, furnaces are available in many sizes and types. So, you have to compare your options to find the right furnace for your home. Consider the Fuel Source Furnaces can use electricity, propane, oil, or natural gas to keep your home cozy and warm in winter. Each fuel source heats differently and has a specific operating cost. For instance, electric furnaces are cheaper

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Preparing Your Heating System for Winter

December 20, 2021

It’s important that your home serves as a warm, comfortable shelter when the weather outside becomes harsh. If your heating system isn’t in good shape, though, this may not be the case. On average, homeowners tend to put much more pressure on their furnaces during the winter months, and if this describes you, you need to make sure that you’ve properly prepared yours to handle the extra demands that come with the cold season. Clean the Vents and Ducts To circulate warm air through your home, your furnace is constantly utilizing your air ducts and vents.

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5 Ways You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality This Winter

November 20, 2021

Illinois winters are long and cold. During this period of extreme weather conditions, your indoor air quality may suffer. Dry conditions in your home might leave you coughing or scratching at itchy skin, a problem that’s hard to escape from when so much time is spent indoors during winter. Here are a few things you can do to improve the air quality in your home this winter. Regular Home Cleaning Keeping your home clean will help keep harmful particles out of your air. Vacuum carpets and rugs once a week or more in high-traffic areas.

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Signs Your Ductwork Needs to Be Replaced

October 19, 2021

Most homeowners overlook their air ducts as they’re checking their HVAC systems. Your ductwork is, however, as important as the other components of your cooling or heating systems. It’s responsible for directing air from room to room throughout your home and plays a huge role in your home’s comfort. Your air ducts often need repairs, maintenance, and replacements like all the other systems in your home. Several signs indicate when it’s time to replace your ductwork. Poor Airflow This is when some rooms in your home aren’t getting enough cool or warm air. To know when

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4 Energy-Efficient Home Heating Systems

September 20, 2021

Are you tired of having to choose between a warm home and high energy bills during winter? This is a common dilemma for homeowners in Champaign and Decatur, IL, where winter lows are frequently below freezing. The good news is that you can have both comfort and savings with modern, energy-efficient heating options. Continue reading to learn about the best energy-efficient heating systems: 1. Air Source Heat Pumps Heat pumps are the most common alternative to traditional furnaces for homes in Champaign. A heat pump is a device that pulls heat

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How to Tell if Your AC Has Been Damaged in a Storm

August 2, 2021

There are a number of ways in which your AC unit can be damaged during a storm. Some of the signs, however, are much more obvious than others. Repair costs can be spared if evidence of damage is spotted early, making it well worthwhile to frequently check on your equipment, even several days after a storm. Here are some signs of a problem to keep an eye out for. Burning Electrical Smell A burning electrical odor is perhaps the most obvious sign of a serious problem with your AC unit. If your appliance smells like it’s

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Preventing Bugs From Coming through Your AC

July 26, 2021

Bugs crawling into your house through your air conditioning equipment can be an alarming situation. The availability of open spaces allows the bugs to crawl into your living or working space. There are a few tricks you can use to keep the bugs from coming through your air conditioning unit into your home. 1. Use Duct Tape Normally, bugs can crawl into your living or working environment because there is an opening that lets them through. Essentially, these openings are mere cracks or spaces left around the air conditioner. To handle this problem, evaluate the space

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 28, 2021

Summertime is synonymous with school breaks and family vacations, but it also brings about uncomfortably hot temperatures, especially during the daytime. While installing an AC unit can easily fix the problem, it’s not always a solution that’s readily available. Whether your walls do not have access to a proper vent or space for AC installation or you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a new AC, here are four other ways to stay cool this summer without an AC system. 1. Close and Cover Your Windows Closing your windows may sound counterproductive to

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 21, 2021

British thermal units (BTUs) are an important measurement regarding the effectiveness of air conditioning. They precisely measure thermal energy, particularly the energy necessary to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit while at sea level. What Are BTUs and Why Should You Care? With HVAC systems, the measurement is used to show how much heat energy can be put into or taken out from the air by a heating or cooling unit. Precisely, it is the measure of how much heat energy can make a change of 1 degree Fahrenheit

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

A gas furnace comes in enormously helpful when homeowners suffer through the cold winter season. As soon as summer arrives, the temperature increases and concerns shift to hot weather. What about the gas furnace, though? Is it necessary to shut off the stove during the summer season? What to Do With a Gas Furnace During the Winter No reason exists to keep a gas furnace running in the summer. Shutting the heater off when the summer arrives might be a good move. Only downsides exist to letting it run. Leaving the gas furnace

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