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9 Benefits of Programmable Thermostats

If you want to save money on your monthly energy bills without sacrificing your comfort, consider programmable thermostats. These devices have a proven track record for reducing energy bills effortlessly.

Secret Strategies For Hiring a Trustworthy HVAC Contractor For Your Chicago Area Home

Not sure how to go about hiring an HVAC contractor for your equipment installation, repair or maintenance? Whatever you need, make sure you hire a contractor you can trust your Chicago area home with to avoid additional expenses resulting from faulty installation or service. 

Heat Loss and Gain: Windows, Doors, and Skylights Are Keys to Your Comfort

The heat loss and gain in your Chicago are home depends in great part on your doors, windows, and skylights due to thermal energy transfer. As a result, your home's energy efficiency is directly related to the number, size, and materials from which your doors and windows are made. The more they can resist thermal energy transfer, the smaller is the amount of heat loss or gain for your home.

Duct Design Makes a Significant Impact on Your Home’s Heating and Cooling System

Good duct design determines your home's energy use, comfort, and temperature management. 

How Dehumidification Keeps Your Southwest Michigan Home Comfortable

Dehumidification can reduce health issues for occupants and prevent damage to your home by reducing humidity to 30-50 percent.

Attacking Allergens: Getting Rid of Them at the Source, and Other Strategies

If you're tired of putting up with allergy symptoms, the best strategy for taking back control of your health is attacking allergens before they attack you. To get the most out of your efforts, you'll need to know which allergens adversely affect you and how to manage each one.

Why Mini Splits Really Are as Versatile as They Are Touted to Be

Since their introduction four decades ago, ductless mini splits have been designed to offer versatile installation options to accommodate existing spaces in the home and office. Read on to discover just how well these mighty little heat pumps and A/Cs have exceeded early expectations.

Simple Solutions for Inadequate Return Air Ducts

It doesn’t get more uncomfortable than lying in bed on a hot summer night. You move constantly in an effort to put your skin in contact with any cold portion remaining on your sheets and pillow, but it doesn’t do any good. You might end up surrendering to the heat and constructing a makeshift bed on the couch in the basement. This scenario is common in far too many households today—often times the issue is with the home's return air ducts.

Your Ductwork: Good Maintenance Is Crucial to Your Comfort

Here's a quick question: when was the last time you took a good, hard look at your ductwork? If you're like most people, it's probably been quite awhile, if you've ever done it at all. It's hard to reach, out of sight, and easy to forget about. So you keep running your A/C day after day, season after season, without giving a second thought to your ducts. But all the while, they could be leaking or damaged, or they might not be installed properly, which wastes a lot of energy. Or they could have mold or rodents, or some other serious problem, which poses a risk to your health.

Your Home's Ductwork Is an Integral Part of Your Overall HVAC System

It’s nice to find relief from a hot and humid summer’s day inside a cool and comfortable home, or to shake off the chill and keep warm and cozy during a long Chicago-area cold spell. In order for your home to stay comfortable from season to season, the air conditioner and furnace must have an efficient means to deliver cooled and heated air to your living spaces. This air-delivery system is your home’s ductwork.

Best Home WiFi Thermostat for iPhone and Android

You can’t control the weather, but you certainly have the ability to keep your home comfortable, especially with today’s advances that give homeowners access to the best home Wi-Fi thermostat from Carrier called the Infinity®Remote Access Touch Control SYSTXCCITW01.

Top Products for Carrier and Bryant

Comfort24-7 provides heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services for Chicagoland, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. As a factory authorized dealer for Bryant and Carrier, our technicians are not only well-trained in the technical aspects of repair, maintenance and installation of equipment but in evaluating your needs and recommending appropriate products that suit both your site and budget. Our local contractors serve your community.

How to Decrease Your Home's Heating and Cooling Load

Energy efficiency is important to homeowners because it helps save money on annual utility bills. Residents of Chicago, NW Indiana and SW Michigan have to worry about both their heating and cooling systems for the cold winters and hot summers. In the average household, nearly half of the energy bill goes toward heating and cooling costs. By making smart decisions about your HVAC systems, you can achieve lower utility bills while improving the overall comfort of your home.

What Should the Humidity Be In My House?

Indoor humidity plays an important role in the comfort and health of household occupants and has a substantial effect on the costs of cooling and heating a home. If it’s difficult to sustain comfortable temperatures in your home, whether if it feels too dry in the winter months or too hot and sticky during the summer, learn the many benefits of maintaining optimal indoor humidity from season to season. You may also lower your energy bills and enjoy healthful indoor-air quality (IAQ) as a bonus.

How We Replace a Thermostat in Your House

Like the manual dial of vintage radios, manual thermostats have given way to modern technology, whether it is a straight-forward digital-display thermostat, a feature-rich programmable thermostat, or a high-tech smart thermostat with Wi-Fi interfacing capabilities for ultimate convenience and control of home comfort and energy savings. As with any other sophisticated device or equipment, it takes expert knowledge of how to replace the thermostat to ensure proper operation of all linked home-comfort systems.

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