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Winter Cold Requires Home Heating, Making Carbon Monoxide Poisoning a Real Threat

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Has your home heating system been inspected recently? This important safety measure is easy to overlook, but extremely important for your family’s health. Potential carbon monoxide emissions from furnaces, boilers and fireplaces, combined with tightly sealed and winterized Chicago homes, can be a recipe for disaster. According to the CDC, more than 4000 people in the US are hospitalized and 400 die annually from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s why a number of organizations, including the EPA and Consumer Product Safety Commission advise regular heating system tune-ups.


Heat Pump Issues Have You Frustrated? Troubleshooting Help for 5 Common Problems

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Heat pumps work in a way that may seem a bit counter-intuitive: heating and cooling by moving heat in and out of the house via refrigerant. If you haven't had yours for long, you may not be all that familiar with the seemingly mysterious way heat pumps work, nor the heat pump issues that can arise. Following is a summary of some of those issues and what to do about them.


A Heat Pump Will Sometimes Frost Over — How and Why That Happens

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dealing with a frosty heat pump this winter? It’s a common problem in colder climates and one that can impact your home’s overall comfort. Knowing the hows and whys of heat pump freezing can help you understand your unit better and keep your Chicago area home out of the cold.


Boiler Suddenly Out of Commission? How to Troubleshoot It Before You Call the Pros

Monday, January 19, 2015

Discovering that your boiler is misbehaving on a cold Chicago morning isn't a pleasant way to start your day. You're cold and in a hurry to get off to work and the last thing you need is to spend time waiting for an HVAC pro to fix the problem for you.


Is a Heat Pump, Furnace or a Hybrid of the Two Best for Your Illinois Home?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Replacing outdated heating and cooling equipment gives you an opportunity to improve efficiency and increase energy savings. Perhaps you've heard about the benefits of heat pump technology, but you're wondering whether a heat pump, furnace or a hybrid is the best choice. To help you decide, let's look at all three options.