Heating and AC Information

MERV Rating
January 9th, 2020

Our HVAC professionals know the importance of using a good air filter. Before you purchase an air filter, you need to understand the MERV rating system. The numbers describe the quality of the air filter. The ratings are divided into separate categories. You may need a MERV 1 filter if you have moderate allergies. A MERV 16 filter is ideal for severe respiratory issues. If you do not have any health issues, you may not need an expensive filter. The most expensive filters can remove tiny...

Woman Thinking
December 19th, 2019

Selecting a heating system for your home can be daunting with so many options available. Let's look at some common home heating system options. Examining their advantages and disadvantages can make your decision easier to make.

Furnaces

Furnaces are forced-air heating systems that can run on natural gas, oil, or electricity. They draw air into the system, heat it up, and blow it out through vents to heat the home. Today's furnaces are far more efficient than those of a couple of...

Home Humidifier
December 6th, 2019

Cold dry air can make certain ailments worse. The use of heating systems tend to dry out the air in your home and office. Having a humidifier can help add that critical moisture back into your home during the cold winter months. Learn more about the benefits of keeping a humidifier in your home this winter.

Keeps Airborne Virus From Spreading

According to a study from PLOS ONE, simply raising the humidity in your home or office to 43% can reduce the amount of airborne viruses by up to...

When Should I Replace My Furnace
November 21st, 2019

With winter fast approaching, soon it will be time to turn on your furnace. However, when you flip the switch, you may notice that it's not working like it did last year.

Whether your HVAC is slow to turn on or not coming on at all, you need to find out the reason. Most times, it's just a glitch or a minor repair. Other times, depending on the issue and the age of your furnace, you might need to consider a replacement.

Continue reading to learn when you should replace your...

3 Common Myths
November 14th, 2019

Home heating systems work hard to keep your interior warm all winter long. There are many myths that you may think are true about your heating system. It is important to sort through the myths and find out the real truth so that you can enjoy having an efficient HVAC system that runs smoothly.

One of the most common myths out there is that you should turn your heating system up when you get home so that it will warm your home faster. Another myth is that you should leave the...

How to Winterize Your HVAC System
October 17th, 2019

If you live in Illinois, you know that winters in this area can be harsh. From freezing temperatures to snow, this area is known for its chilling winter months. By winterizing your HVAC unit, you can be certain that your home will stay warm and comfy throughout the season. Check your filter, clean out your outdoor unit, and do a few other things to winterize your HVAC system this year.

Check Your Filter

You want to check out your filter and change it if necessary. Your air filter...

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