5 Reasons Your AC Fan Isn’t Working

May 1, 2024

When you turn on the AC in your Champaign, IL, home, cold air should soon rush from its vents. When it doesn’t, the culprit could be a malfunction with one of your AC’s fans. While figuring out which fan is the problem is easy, figuring out the cause isn’t. However, there are some ways to narrow down the likely culprit if you know what to look for. Here, we will explain five reasons why one of your AC’s fans might stop working. 1. A Power Issue If either of your AC’s fans stops working, the first

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Is Frequent Ductless Mini-Split Cleaning Essential?

April 5, 2024

Ductless mini-split systems have become popular in recent years for their energy efficiency. Unlike other systems that use fuel and electric energy to heat or cool a room, mini-split systems transfer warmth to provide cooling or heating. While your HVAC technician will clean your system during routine maintenance, it may not be enough. You need comprehensive cleaning for complete dirt removal. Cleaning the Indoor Unit Our HVAC technicians will remove the system’s front panel to access the mini-split filter. They will then clean it with a mild detergent solution and air-dry it before replacing it. The

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AC Maintenance Tips For Spring

March 27, 2024

As the warmer spring weather rolls back around, you’re likely thinking about planning your summer vacation. However, it’s important that you show your air conditioning system some much-needed love so that it’s ready to take on the upcoming summertime weather. If this is your first year doing cooling system maintenance, then you’ll want to follow the detailed guide below to ensure that you don’t miss anything. Schedule Professional Maintenance Service One of the most important tasks that you can complete is to schedule a professional maintenance service for your air conditioning system. This service will

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Pros and Cons of a New Whole House Humidifier

February 14, 2024

Are you considering installing a new whole-house humidifier? If so, you may be curious about the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of humidification system. It is a system that you can connect to your HVAC system to improve the moisture content of the air in your entire home. A whole-house humidifier can enhance your comfort and health, but there are drawbacks as well. Here are the pros and cons of a new whole-house humidifier. Pros of a New Whole House Humidifier 1. Automatic Humidity Control A humidistat that is integrated

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How Does a Heat Pump Work in Winter?

January 9, 2024

If you’re considering a new heating system for your Champaign, IL home, there’s a good chance that heat pumps are on your radar. They’re not new, but until recent technical innovations, they weren’t a good fit for homes here. Today, however, they offer one of the most efficient heating options on the market. However, they don’t operate anything like other heating systems you may have owned in the past. Instead of consuming fuel to produce heat, they rely on existing heat energy in the outside air to heat your home. Here’s everything you need to know about how a heat

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Why Your Indoor Air Quality Declines During Winter

December 12, 2023

Keeping your Champaign, IL home warm is just one part of ensuring the health, safety, and comfort of your family this winter. You must also maintain an acceptably high indoor air quality (IAQ). Unfortunately, the cold weather ushers in many season-specific IAQ challenges. Read on to find out why your IAQ naturally declines each winter. You’ve Tightly Sealed Your Home for Efficiency To ensure efficient HVAC operation and minimize energy waste, most homeowners seal their homes up tight. In addition to keeping their windows and doors closed, many people add weatherstripping, seal gaps in building materials,

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How To Decide if You Need a Humidifier

November 13, 2023

In addition to creating and maintaining comfortable temperatures indoors, your HVAC system offers a modest amount of humidity reduction. It does this by extracting excess moisture from the air and directing it down a condensate drain. This process keeps your living space from becoming muggy and oppressive. It also minimizes the risk of mildew, mold, and structural damage. However, residential heaters and air conditioners are limited in their ability to regulate humidity. They have a finite capacity for extracting excess moisture, but they are not capable of adding it. Thus, when indoor conditions become too dry for health, comfort, or

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Solved! The Most Efficient Methods of Home Heating

October 5, 2023

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable over the winter, the cost of running your heating system comes into sharp focus. If you are considering an HVAC upgrade, there are many factors to consider. There’s not only the expense of installing the system but also the wide variety of heating technologies that can significantly impact how much energy you consume and what you’ll pay for it. Use this guide to see through the noise and explore which option may be right for your home. High-Efficiency Natural Gas Furnace The standard heating system around Champaign is

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What Are the Most Common Furnace Problems?

September 11, 2023

It gets very cold in Champaign during the winter months. If your furnace is not working properly, this can make it hard to relax in your home. There are several issues that are not uncommon when it comes to your furnace. Having some basic information that allows you to narrow down the issue makes it easier to know when to call in a professional for a repair. The Furnace Is Not Turning On Sometimes your furnace will not turn on even though it is making that clicking sound indicating that it wants to kick on.

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How Often Should Your Furnace Be Serviced?

August 21, 2023

Whether you own an electric furnace or an oil-fired or gas-fired model, it’s important to have your heating equipment professionally serviced at least once each year. Annual furnace maintenance primes heaters for the challenges of the cooling season. It enhances their efficiency, boosts indoor air quality, and gives HVAC technicians the chance to identify and correct developing problems. Read on to learn more about keeping the furnace in your Champaign, IL home in excellent condition. Professional Furnace Maintenance and Your Manufacturer Warranty When your furnace was initially installed, it likely came with a manufacturer warranty. Brand

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