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Strange Furnace Odors: What to Do and When to Worry

Turning on your furnace for the first time in your Chicago-area home can result in some strange and unpleasant odors. While many furnace odors are completely normal, there are a few things you should watch out for, particularly if the problem is electrical in nature. Make sure you know what smells are acceptable and what signals a real problem. Pungent Dusty Odors When you turn on your heating system for the first time in the heating season, you will typically …
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Why an Annual Service Contract Is Important

Faced with harsh winters, homeowners in Chicago and throughout northern Illinois should consider an annual service contract for their homes. In case the worst happens, such as the heater going out in the middle of a cold spell, a service contract eliminates the stress of finding a contractor on short notice, and reduces the time spent trying to bear the cold. It also keeps your family safe and saves you money through prescheduled, routine preventive maintenance. Priority Maintenance Many annual …
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Important Fall Maintenance Tasks for Homeowners

Taking care of key maintenance tasks around your Streeterville-area home will prepare you for the upcoming winter season and increase your household’s safety and comfort. Addressing important tasks now will also enhance energy efficiency and lower your energy expenses in the coming months. Draining and Insulating the Water Heater Take care of your water heater to ensure you will be able to enjoy nice warm baths when chilly weather sets in. Draining your water heater and cleaning out debris will …
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