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Know What Can Trigger a Carbon Monoxide Detector Before It Sounds

Monday, December 16, 2013

If your home uses any combustion appliances or has an attached garage, you may want to install carbon monoxide detectors to protect you and your family. The only way to know it's present is with a detector.


5 Significant Benefits a Condensing Boiler Can Provide Your Home

Friday, December 13, 2013

If you have baseboard heating, radiators or a radiant floor system, you enjoy natural home heat without a forced-air furnace. The purpose of a boiler is to heat water for these applications. If your boiler is nearing the end of its life, consider the significant benefits condensing boilers provide Chicago area homeowners.


Attic Ventilation Impacts Chicago Homes Year-Round, and Here’s How

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Since you rarely go up into the attic, you probably don’t give much thought to attic ventilation. However, ensuring your attic is properly ventilated can impact your Chicago home year-round. Here’s how.


Aging Ductwork Can Drag Down Heating Efficiency

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

If your furnace seems to be operating efficiently, but you're still cold, your heating system might not be the problem. A typical duct system can lose 25 to 40 percent of the heat energy produced by a furnace, according to the Department of Energy. Obviously then, aging ductworkcan have a significant effect on your heating efficiency and your home comfort.


Hiring a Heating Contractor: 7 Key Considerations

Monday, November 18, 2013

If you're hiring a heating contractor for work in your Chicago-area home, it's in your best interests to do your homework. Using a fly-by-night company with a less than stellar reputation can lead to faulty installation, repair and maintenance and cost you much more in the long run. These seven tips will help you hire a reputable, reliable HVAC contractor.