Preparing Your Heating System for a Snowstorm

November 18, 2021

Winter is almost upon us and with it, the threat of extreme weather. Before it arrives, take some time to make sure your home’s heating system is in top working order. in Hayden, IL has put together a list of some simple steps you can take to prevent any unpleasant surprises when a snowstorm hits. Check the Furnace Filter Your furnaces filter is the unsung hero of your home’s heating system. Many HVAC issues can be resolved — or prevented altogether — by regularly checking the air filter and replacing it when necessary. This should be done prior to the...

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Why Isn’t My Heater Turning Off?

October 20, 2021

It is frustrating when your heater won’t turn off. There are a few issues that can cause this situation, and three of them related to your thermostat. Incorrect Thermostat Setting Check your thermostat’s settings. The fan can be set to “ON” and “AUTO.” Make sure it’s set to “AUTO” so the fan only runs when the heater is on. It will otherwise run nonstop. Note this doesn’t mean your heater is running, just the fan blower. Malfunctioning Thermostat Thermostats can break just like any other electronic device. This can be caused by faulty wiring, a broken heat sensor or a...

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How to Know Your Furnace Needs Replacing

September 14, 2021

It will be cold outside soon, and you’ll need to rely on your furnace to keep your home warm. Furnaces don’t last forever, though. There are warning signs watch for that tell you your furnace needs to be replaced. It’s Over 20 Years Old Modern furnaces typically last for 20 years. Once it’s reached that lifespan, it is probably time to find a new one. Old furnaces often need expensive repairs, so it’s likely a better use of money to get a new one. They can also be unreliable, which can be a big problem on a cold winter’s day....

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Why Get Your Ducts Cleaned?

August 10, 2021

Dirty ducts cause many problems, especially for households with allergy sufferers. Professionals have the equipment and experience to ensure your ducts aren’t causing problems in your home. Signs Your Ducts Need Cleaning There are several signs your ducts need to be cleaned. You may see dust and dirt collecting around vents and registers, or there’s visible mold growing. You may have hot and cold spots in your home because of inconsistent airflow. There may be a musty odor or signs that there are insects or rodents in your ducts. Better Indoor Air Quality All the air in your home cycles...

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How To Prevent Bugs from Getting Inside AC Unit

July 13, 2021

When the temperatures around your home region begin to take an upward direction, you’re not the only one who will be seeking shelter. Typically, bugs are small animals that live in the same environment we do. This might not necessarily be in the same home. In their search for shelter, these bugs might get into your air conditioning and probably end up in your living or working space. The following are particular methods through which you can prevent this from happening. 1. Insulate Your Air Conditioning Unit The surest way to protect your AC from bugs is insulation. Essentially, you...

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How to Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 21, 2021

The summer months are fast approaching, which is a great time to begin preparing your AC for the upcoming season. Taking the additional time to prepare your air conditioner for the summer will maximize its efficiency and help you lower your utility bill. Scheduling an inspection from a local HVAC company is also a great way to ensure your air conditioner is well-prepared for summer. Here are a few simple tips from in Hayden, ID, to get your air conditioner ready for the summer months. Change Air Filter One easy way to maintain your system is to switch out the...

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What Size Air Conditioner Does My House Need?

May 10, 2021

With air conditioning systems, it’s important that you get one that’s the right size for your home. Both oversized and undersized AC units will cause you many problems. But how do you know what the right-sized cooling system is for your residence? How Is an AC System’s Power Measured? Air conditioners are measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units) and tonnage. You need about one ton of power to cool about 600 square feet. However, you need a more powerful system in an old house since they’re drafty. Manual J Calculation When you hire an HVAC company to replace your air...

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

When it comes time to switch over from your heating system to your cooling system, you may be wondering if you need to turn off your gas furnace. While you don’t need to, it is a great idea for the reasons we will list ahead. Be sure to contact to ask for help if you can’t find your pilot light or have other pertinent questions. 1. Turning Off Your Gas Furnace Saves Money By turning off your gas furnace for the summer, you will save some money. It is very simple to turn off your pilot light and save energy....

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The Best Ways to Heat a Garage

March 9, 2021

Your projects and hobbies must continue even during the winter. That means spending time in your garage. Unfortunately, a typical garage is not designed to be warm inside when the weather is harsh. Garages often lack insulation, and their concrete floors remain frigid throughout the cold season. When the air inside your garage is chilly, your tools will be icy, and working in that sort of environment can be difficult. Here are some methods you can consider to heat your garage during the cold months. Choose a Heat Source You can buy a large or small portable space heater for...

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What Type Of Water Heater Is Most Energy Efficient?

February 5, 2021

Considering how much energy water heaters can use, it’s important to find a water heater that offers improved efficiency to ensure your utility bills don’t get out of control. Fortunately, there are several good options that offer plenty of hot water and help reduce your Hayden home’s energy consumption. Here are a few options that the pros at recommend. Heat Pump Water Heater Although they’re still somewhat of a niche product, heat pump water heaters have a lot going for them. These state-of-the-art water heaters feature a refrigerant line that pulls heat from the surrounding air in your home. Since...

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