3 Signs of Damaged Ductwork

January 10, 2022

The ductwork in your home is essential to the functioning of your HVAC system. Damaged ducts can affect air quality, airflow, and even your utility bills. Here are a few signs your ductwork might be damaged and needs to be professionally repaired and maintained by a technician. 1. Strange Odors If your ductwork has worn down due to age or improper construction, there could be mold or mildew developing in the ducts. Excess water in the air will settle in the ducts, prompting growths that can spread through the house. Damaged ductwork can also lead to rodent and pest infestations....

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Possible Causes of a Burning Smell When You Turn on the Heater

December 20, 2021

If you’ve turned on your heater for the first time only to notice a strange smell, don’t panic. This can be a common problem with some simple solutions. There are times you may require assistance from a professional HVAC technician, though. To find out about common causes of that burning smell, keep reading. Your Furnace Is Dusty In all likelihood, the outside of your furnace might just be dusty. You may not think to wipe it off before turning your unit on, but don’t worry. The dust will burn away due to the heat. The smell should dissipate soon if...

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Tips to Save Energy This Winter

November 18, 2021

Are you dreading the unusually high energy bills that go hand in hand with the frigid winter weather? Then you’ll be pleased to learn that there are some easy ways to reduce your winter energy consumption and to lower your utility bills. Here at , we’re Joliet’s experts at energy-efficient heating and cooling. We’ll help you prepare your residential heating system for the worst of the winter weather here in Illinois. Open Curtains During the Day The sun is the world’s biggest source of natural heat, and that also means it doesn’t cost anything to warm up your home. During...

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Is a Dehumidifier or Humidifier Best for Your Home This Winter?

October 13, 2021

During the winter months, the climate can change drastically. Also, the indoor air quality in your home can change during the winter months, making your home more or less humid. These changes may mean that you need a dehumidifier or humidifier to keep your home comfortable and the air quality high. Top Reasons to Get a Dehumidifier A dehumidifier is an appliance that gets rid of excess moisture in the air. If you feel like you have musty air, a dehumidifier is a great option. You may also notice that there is condensation around your home, such as on windows...

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Furnace Safety Tips to Protect Your Home

September 15, 2021

Your heating system keeps your home warm, but it can be dangerous if it’s not properly taken care of. Ensuring that your furnace is in excellent shape will help it to work better and increase its life expectancy. Vacuum Frequently When lint and dust get around your furnace, it can cause a fire hazard. To ensure that this dust does not build up, you should vacuum the area at least once a month. You can look at your maintenance instructions for how to properly clean your furnace, or you can call a professional out to clean your furnace if it...

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3 Signs That a Storm Damaged Your AC

August 2, 2021

Summer and winter storms can cause serious damage to home air conditioning systems, which is why it’s best to schedule a thorough HVAC inspection after the bad weather passes. Expensive repairs can be reduced or prevented if AC problems are addressed early. Here are three common signs that your home’s air conditioner has suffered storm damage. 1. A Strange Electrical Smell If you’ve noticed a burning or foul electrical smell coming from your home’s air conditioning unit, you should call as soon as possible because these problems require prompt intervention. Shut the unit off, and give us a call right...

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How To Reduce AC Noise

July 28, 2021

An air conditioner will often get louder over time due to its age or excessive use. A noisy air conditioner makes it challenging to relax at home with your family members. Reaching out to an HVAC company to inspect your air conditioner is always a good idea to determine if you need a replacement or if you need any repairs to keep your air conditioner quieter and running at an optimal level. Here are a few tips on how to decrease the noise of a loud air conditioner. 1. Use a Sound Blanket One way to lessen the noise of...

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How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 28, 2021

From time to time, you may notice that your air conditioning system isn’t working as it should. You may have just experienced a power outage, or maybe your system isn’t blowing cold or even cool air. Either way, knowing how to reset your home air conditioning system can assist you in getting your AC back up and running efficiently and effectively in a quick manner. Switch Everything Off The first step that you’ll want to take in the reset process is switching off your air conditioner. Start by turning the thermostat off. Then, you’ll want to shut the circuit breaker...

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 5, 2021

Humidity season is one of the toughest things that your air conditioner will face. The resulting strain on your system can cause it to break down when you need it the most. Here is exactly how humidity can get the best of your air conditioner. It Increases the Strain on Your System Humidity will make your air conditioning work harder than it otherwise would. Your system removes humidity from the air to cool the home, and more of it means more effort. There is more warm air to take out of the home, and it taxes your air conditioner. This...

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How Does the REME HALO Air Purification System Work?

April 5, 2021

Most homes have poor indoor air quality according to the EPA. A great way to improve your home’s indoor air quality is to have the REME HALO Air Purification System installed. Your home will become a clean, healthy place to breathe. How Does the REME HALO Work? The REME HALO uses natural processes to purify the air. It creates a negative charge that activates hydrogen peroxide molecules. These molecules clean the air, removing unhealthy particles and leaving behind a fresh scent. The hydrogen peroxide molecules travel through your home’s air ducts and into your conditioned space so air is cleaned...

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