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Zoning Systems Give Chicago Area Homes Optimal Comfort and Energy Savings

Sunday, June 21, 2015

You can't expect to efficiently and comfortably cool and heat a family home with one thermostat, especially a larger home or one with multiple levels. A single thermostat can only accurately control the temperature in the room where it's located. In most homes, that's not going to provide your desired temperatures in other rooms. That's why zoning systems are becoming so popular.


A/C Won't Start After a Long Winter? Try These 5 Troubleshooting Tips

Monday, May 11, 2015

If you cut the power to the air conditioner at the circuit panel last fall in preparation for the long Chicagoland winter, turn on the power, but let the equipment sit 24 hours before turning it on "cool" mode. This allows oil and refrigerant to separate in the compressor. That tip may come in handy next year. But, if your A/C won't start now, try these tips:


Preventive HVAC Maintenance: Is It a Good Investment?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Preventive HVAC maintenance is an investment that pays off in the short run and the long term. Cooling or heating component failures that come out of the blue, and typically at the worst possible time, are often expensive repairs, particularly when they must be done as emergency service after-hours or over a weekend. A longer-term drain on household finances, meanwhile, are the ongoing energy efficiency shortfalls that result in higher operating costs, month after month, not to mention a less comfortable indoor environment.


Keep Household Pollutants Under Control for Better Breathing Indoors

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Over time, the level of household pollutants in your home can concentrate to the point where your health could be at risk. Side effects of polluted indoor air range from irritating to serious. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air may pose one of the worst environmental hazards Americans face. Fortunately, methods exist to keep indoor air quality (IAQ) high using current technology.


How to Tackle 4 Common Indoor Allergens

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Those who suffer from allergies know how terrible it can be when indoor allergens become a problem in their living space. Even people who who don't have allergies can experience flu-like symptoms or other negative side effects when exposed. Therefore, it's important that you take steps to improve your indoor air quality and ensure your home is a healthy place for you and your family. Learn about some common household allergens and the different methods you can take to combat them.