Is Ductless Air Conditioning a Good Choice in Illinois?

September 20, 2022

Your central air conditioning unit may be getting near its end of service life. You just may need to add air conditioning to an addition to the house. You may have purchased an older home with no ductwork. In any of these cases, you are likely wondering about ductless air conditioning. Is it right for our Illinois climate and your home? At Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Champaign, we serve the Champaign-Urbana area, and we are your local experts in air conditioning installation. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing an air conditioning system and each case is unique.

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Why Is My AC Squeaking?

August 18, 2022

There are many reasons why the AC might be making a sound. It could be the vents need to be cleaned, the fan might not be working properly, or it could just be a minor ground disturbance in the wire. By investigating which possibilities are plausible and bringing up your issue with a professional, you can figure out what’s wrong and get it fixed. The following are some of the reasons your AC may be squeaking. Blades Are Rubbing Against Each Other If your air conditioner’s fan is making a squeaking sound, it could be because

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5 Effective Ways to Make Your AC Unit More Efficient

July 29, 2022

The summer months can be scorching in the Champaign, IL, area and when the weather outside gets hot, it can be easy to let your energy costs get out of hand. The more you rely on your household air conditioner to stay comfortable, the higher your electricity bills will rise. The good news is that you don’t need to be sweaty and uncomfortable in your home to keep your finances under control. By taking a few proactive measures, you can ensure that your air conditioner is running as efficiently as possible while still keeping you and your family cool.

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Understanding the Role That HVAC Dampers Play in Zoned HVAC Systems

June 20, 2022

Homeowners in Champaign, Illinois with existing ductwork were once the envy of their neighbors. Having ductwork installed post-construction to support central HVAC can be an incredibly costly endeavor. Ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems forever changed this. Now, people living in houses without ductwork can enjoy whole-house comfort, too. Moreover, they’re often admired for the greater flexibility, efficiency, and customized comfort that their ductless systems supply. Fortunately, automatic HVAC dampers make it possible for those with central heating and cooling equipment to also zone their homes for efficiency. What Are HVAC Dampers? With a standard central

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How Many Hours Can an AC Run Continuously?

May 19, 2022

If you’re like many people, you might be wondering how long your air conditioner can run without getting damaged. The answer is simple. Your AC could theoretically run for 24 hours a day all summer long without issue. Of course, the longer it runs, the more wear and tear it will experience. This means an increased chance of it eventually breaking down and needing to be repaired. All that being said, just because your AC could run 24 hours a day doesn’t mean it should. In fact, if it is constantly running like this, it indicates that something isn’t working

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Sleeping With Windows Open: Does It Save Energy?

April 19, 2022

Many people have heard of or even remember the sleeping porch. This was an adjunct to a house that had screened-in windows on three sides that let in a breeze and allowed for a comfortable sleep back in the days when home air conditioning was uncommon. Some homes still have sleeping porches. Folks who live in apartments or more modern homes may wonder if simply opening a window instead of automatically turning on the AC can save energy, which translates into saving money. The answer is a bit complicated. Open Window vs. Air Condition The

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Sleeping With Windows Open: Does It Save Energy?

April 15, 2022

Many people have heard of or even remember the sleeping porch. This was an adjunct to a house that had screened-in windows on three sides that let in a breeze and allowed for a comfortable sleep back in the days when home air conditioning was uncommon. Some homes still have sleeping porches. Folks who live in apartments or more modern homes may wonder if simply opening a window instead of automatically turning on the AC can save energy, which translates into saving money. The answer is a bit complicated. Open Window vs. Air Condition The

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4 Ways You Can Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Spring

March 17, 2022

When winter nears its end, that means one important thing for your Champaign, IL household: It’s time to prepare your HVAC system for spring and (eventually) summer. Soon, the temperature outside will be rising, and the air will be filled with pollen. That means that your cooling system will have the crucial task of keeping your home comfortable and your air smooth and clean. If you push the system too hard, you’re liable to end up with a broken-down unit or a serious malfunction. However, if you put in the effort to prepare your HVAC system for the changing seasons,

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8 Signs That It’s Time to Install a New Air Conditioner

February 14, 2022

Air conditioners are an essential element of a pleasant indoor living environment in Champaign, IL, but they aren’t built to operate forever. If you see indicators that your air conditioning system is nearing the end of its useful life, you may want to take steps to save for a new AC unit before it becomes an emergency. Let’s look at eight indicators that your air conditioner needs to be replaced. 1. Increasing Utility Bills If your power costs are rising but you haven’t changed how you utilize your AC unit, it may no longer be functioning

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7 Tips to Guide Your Next Furnace Purchase

January 3, 2022

Do you need a new furnace for your home? If that’s the case, now would be the time to start thinking about your alternatives! Before purchasing any HVAC equipment, there are several aspects to consider, ranging from efficiency and size to the top furnace manufacturers and more. As a leading HVAC expert in the Champaign-Urbana area, we thought we’d put up a furnace buying guideline to assist you in making your decision. Our guide will go over everything you need to know about furnace buying so you can make the best decision for your house. Here’s

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