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Keeping Your Family Safe

One of the most important jobs you have as a homeowner is to keep your family safe. The best way to achieve this kind of home security is by working with HVAC professionals. Before something goes wrong with your system is the best time to call a company that does heating repair in the northern suburbs of Chicago because an unmaintained system can be a health hazard to you and your family without you even being aware of the problem.

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Spring and Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Home’s HVAC System

Nearly half of an average household’s energy expense can be directly tied to costs associated with either heating or cooling the home and if your HVAC system isn't running efficiently, those costs only go up. Fortunately, an expensive repair bill is not always required to ensure that your HVAC system is running at peak performance. There are plenty of things any homeowner can do to make sure the HVAC system is well maintained with just a little regular preventative maintenance.

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All Your Ducts in a Row?

The duct portion of your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is a network of tunnels and connections that disperse cooled or heated air throughout your home. Ductwork should be designed to deliver air in as direct a path as possible. Gentle turns and smooth passages accomplish this more readily than tight angles and corrugated hosing.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Compressor Sending Out an SOS?

In order to recognize when your air conditioning system is failing, it helps to have a basic understanding of how the unit functions. The air conditioner compressor and condenser are both housed in the outdoor unit of your HVAC system which uses a refrigerant in the cooling process. Refrigerant is a low-pressure gas – freon in this case.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

Being proactive about seasonal maintenance of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can save you money in the long run. Preventative maintenance can prolong the life of your HVAC units and help avoid major issues. The fall is a great time for clean-up and inspection of both the indoor and outdoor units of your system and can help avoid surprises when the first time comes to use the heat.

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