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Why It’s Important to Change Your Furnace Filters

Originally published March 2014, updated November 2016 All the heated air that flows from your furnace into the living spaces of your Logan Square, Illinois, home must first pass through an air filter. If the filter is dirty, more polluted air will enter your home. Air filters don’t just help to improve the air quality in your home, they protect your heating system equipment from damage, too. The Environmental Protection Agency calls changing dirty furnace filters the most important maintenance …
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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Annual Maintenance

Regular HVAC maintenance helps to guarantee that your heating and cooling equipment always works safely, efficiently and dependably. It can also save you a lot of money. Whether you own a home or operate a business in Greek Town, Chicago, it pays to protect your comfort systems. Here are three financial benefits you can expect to enjoy when you take advantage of an annual maintenance plan for your heating and cooling systems. Monthly Savings The less energy that your heater …
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3 Winter Indoor Air Quality Concerns

As you spend more time indoors during the cold Chicago winter, you might notice that your home’s air quality isn’t as healthy as you would desire. Learn about three common indoor air quality concerns and how to address them. Pet Dander When you spend more time indoors, chances are your pets do, too. That means family members allergic to pet dander are much more likely to experience reactions or full-blown allergy attacks. You can decrease the amount of dander accumulated …
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4 Ways to Stay Warm on a Budget

When winter arrives in the Chicago area, many homeowners crank up the heat to stay warm. Instead of juggling excessive energy bills this winter, try these four ways to stay warm on a budget. Winterize Entrances You can lose more heat than you might realize through your home’s windows and doors, where cold air can seep in while warm air leaks out. To stop energy loss, add weatherstripping around the frame, and add a door sweep to the bottom of …
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Filter Changes Keep Your Furnace Operating Efficiently

One of the simplest and most effective things you can do to keep your HVAC system operating efficiently is to change the furnace filter regularly. The filter is your system’s first line of defense against dust and other debris and is a key factor in keeping your indoor air clean. Why Is the Furnace Filter So Important? The primary job of the filter is to keep the air flowing through the ductwork clean. Unfiltered air leads to a buildup of …
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Proper Home Ventilation Impacts Both Comfort and Energy Consumption

A hot, stuffy house is far from comfortable during a humid Chicago summer. You could blast the air conditioner to cool off, but your energy bills will climb as a result. Instead of turning to air conditioning, use home ventilation as your first line of defense against discomfort and high energy bills. Here are three ways to ventilate your home this summer.

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Four A/C Maintenance Tasks Your HVAC Contractor Should Perform

Regular A/C maintenance is a must if you plan to use your cooling system to the fullest. But few homeowners know what to expect when it comes to system upkeep, especially if they rely on the services of a trained HVAC contractor. Here are four crucial tasks that your contractor should always perform during routine A/C maintenance.

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A Clean Furnace Filter Will Help Your HVAC Operate Efficiently

One of the simplest and most effective things you can do to keep your HVAC system operating efficiently is to change the furnace filter regularly. The filter is your system’s first line of defense against dust and other debris and is a key factor in keeping your indoor air clean. Why Is the Furnace Filter So Important? The primary job of the filter is to keep the air flowing through the ductwork clean. Unfiltered air leads to a buildup of …
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4 Ciritical Steps For a Professional HVAC Installation

Is it time to get a new air conditioner installed in your home? You may be building a new home or upgrading the HVAC in your existing home. In either case, it is important for you to understand the necessary steps to ensure you have a professional installtion. Knowing what your contractor is going to be doing during your install will help you understand how your system works and what you need to do to maintain your new air conditioner. Correctly …
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Furnace Filter Changes Keep Your HVAC Operating Efficiently

One of the simplest and most effective things you can do to keep your HVAC system operating efficiently is to change the furnace filter regularly. The filter is your system’s first line of defense against dust and other debris and is a key factor in keeping your indoor air clean. Why Is the Furnace Filter So Important? The primary job of the filter is to keep the air flowing through the ductwork clean. Unfiltered air leads to a buildup of …
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