Archive for the ‘Informational’ Category

Maintain the right amount of moisture in your home

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Is maintaining the right amount of moisture in your home a problem? As we have discussed previously in other blog articles there are many choices for humidifiers from tabletop models to larger portable models available at most retail stores. One of the most cost effective and all around effective options is whole home humidifier unit that is part of your central air system. The Lennox Healthy Climate WB12 whole house humidifier provides cost effective whole-house humidity control for standard-sized homes.

The Lennox WB12 humidifier works with your HVAC system to maintain the right level of humidity by directing humidified air equally to the entire home. It operates more precisely keeping humidity levels constantly in the comfort range 30-60 percent humidity – humidified air feels warmer allowing you to lower the thermostat and still be comfortable. (more…)

Home Comfort Tips| Orland Park, Naperville, Westmont

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Don’t put off home maintenance any longer.  As soon as the snow melts, take care of your home.  It’s almost time to come out of hibernation and inspect your home for winter damage.  Snow and ice can really take a toll on your home.  For example ice damming on your roof and gutters which is an accumulation of ice formations – a sign of inadequate insulation. Here are a few things you should take care of ASAP.

Clean and check your home heating system

You need to clean and check your furnace filters and be sure to clear away any debris, leaves, etc. from your air conditioner.

Clean or replace your furnace filter

A dirty filter will cost you 30% more in your utility bills as well as premature breakdown of your equipment.  If you need a new furnace the springtime offers some of the best pricing and manufacturer rebates on furnaces. (more…)

Should I Insulate My Home? | Harvey, Tinley Park, Olympia Fields

Monday, August 18th, 2014

You should insulate your home when the following occurs:

>You have an older home and haven’t added insulation. Consider that only 20% of homes built before 1980s are well insulated.

>The distribution of heat in your home is uneven, cold zones in the winter or hot zones in the summer. Adding insulation creates a more uniform temperature and increases comfort by evenly covering your attic across all areas of your home. It is not uncommon to find settling of material if your current attic insulation is more than 15 years old. (more…)

Tax Credits and Rebates on Furnaces| Lemont, New Lenox, Bolingbrook

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

With the economic tax credits that started last year, the demand for new high efficiency furnaces has increased.  There is a shortage of qualified installers and service people in our industry.  Be sure that you purchase your new furnace or air conditioner from a licensed and certified heating and cooling installer. (more…)