Chicago HVAC Company

December 6th, 2019

According to the US Department of Energy, 42% of your energy use each year is for heating your home. A key factor in how much energy you use is what type of heating system you have. Let's look at three of the most common HVAC heating systems used today: boiler, furnace, and heat pump.

Boiler

A boiler uses fuel or electricity to heat water. That hot water circulates through the house to radiators or radiant floors. The upside to modern boiler systems is they provide steady consistent...

November 21st, 2019

Just when you thought it was going to stay mild, the temperature has dipped and now it’s below zero. You flip the switch for the furnace only to find that it’s blowing cold air. Now, it feels colder inside than it does outside. There are many reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. Read on to learn why this happens and when to call an HVAC professional.

Check the Thermostat

One of the most common reasons a furnace blows cold air the thermostat setting. Make sure that your...

November 14th, 2019

When temperatures drop, the furnace in your home quickly becomes one of the most important appliances. A faulty furnace can cause an uncomfortable climate in your home or, even worse, put everyone inside your house in danger. A thorough inspection and needed maintenance work is essential in preparing your furnace for another long winter. Our dedicated team of HVAC professionals at Ardmore Fresh Air can make sure your furnace is up to par.

We tell our clients that it’s also important...

October 17th, 2019

Your home is a place where you go to stay warm and cozy, especially during the winter season. And if you live in an area where the winters are brutal, it's a given that you want your home as warm as possible. However, even when the temperatures are below zero, it's important not to overheat your home. In addition to being uncomfortable, turning up the heat can have severe consequences on your health, finances and even on the surrounding environment.

Overall Health

Being in an...

October 9th, 2019

It won’t be long before winter gets here. With it will come the cold weather and the need to run your furnace more often. While this is a great way to keep you home warm and comfortable, it can also have an impact on your heating bill. If you’re like most people, then finding ways to keep your heating bill reasonable during the winter is imperative. Below are some ways to accomplish that goal.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

One of the best ways to keep your electric bill low during the...

September 19th, 2019

Over time, your heating system will start to lose its efficiency and the cost of repairs will start to pile up. If you feel like your HVAC unit needs constant repairs, it might be best if you invest in a new one. However, doing so is sometimes easier said than done. When it comes to buying a new heating system, you might have to choose between electric and gas.

Gas Heating Benefits

Using a gas-powered HVAC unit is a time-old tradition. In fact, many homes today are still using gas as...

September 17th, 2019

There is a big difference between humidifiers and dehumidifiers even if they both help you have the right humidity level in your home. Humidifiers add moisture to the air while dehumidifiers take it out of the air. Too much or too little humidity in your home can lead to big problems. A humidifier or dehumidifier can help stop nasal congestion and even mold from starting. A humidifier is a great option for the cold winter months of the year, and a dehumidifier can be a nice choice for the...

August 22nd, 2019

To escape this summer’s heat and humidity, you’ve probably already turned on your air conditioning. While the AC may feel like sweet relief, the air inside your home may be more polluted than the stifling heat outside.

When your HVAC system is running properly, it improves indoor air quality and keeps you and your family comfortable. Unfortunately, when not maintained properly, it can cause a variety of issues. The ill-effects of poor indoor air quality include respiratory problems,...

August 8th, 2019
Mold Exposure Symptoms

Outdoor molds are types of fungi that play an important role in nature. They help in the decomposition of dead trees, leaves, and other organic matter. But sometimes mold can be found in the dark, damp places of our homes such as basements and shower stalls. The mold you find may be green, brown, or black. Mold plays no beneficial role indoors and can destroy surfaces and cause a musty smell throughout the home. Mold can also cause severe health problems to those...

July 18th, 2019
When to Repair or Replace the Air Conditioner

No one wants the summer heat to get in the way of enjoying all the activities that can be done only in summer. Therefore, if you have air-conditioning system that you think is not functioning properly, this is the time to either replace or repair. Here is a guide to help you decide whether your central air unit should be repaired or replaced.

A/C Unit’s Age

The age of your air conditioner is a major criterion for whether to replace or...

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