Troubleshooting a Problem With Your Air Conditioner

April 11, 2023

Summers around Champaign get warm and sticky, which makes your air conditioner essential for keeping your home comfortable. With regular use, however, air conditioners are prone to break down. This tends to occur during the most intense parts of the summer when the need is highest, too. If you ever find yourself in this position, consider these steps to troubleshoot a problem with your air conditioner. Inspect Your Air Filter The most common AC problem many homeowners face is a clogged air filter. The filter keeps out most of the contaminants that would otherwise clog your

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How Often Should You Schedule an AC Tune-Up?

March 15, 2023

Think of your air conditioner as being similar to your car: to make sure it runs smoothly and reliably for many years to come, it needs some regular attention and care. Instead of oil changes and tire rotations, your AC needs an annual tune-up. This routine maintenance appointment will keep your cooling system effective, efficient, and reliable all summer long. At Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we’ve completed many AC maintenance jobs over the years for homeowners in Champaign, IL. One question we’re often asked is, “how often should I maintain my AC?” Here’s what you should know. How

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Are Air Purifiers Actually Effective?

February 14, 2023

Are Air Purifiers Effective at Improving Indoor Air Quality? With all that’s been happening over the past few years, a lot of attention has been focused on air purifiers. Air purifiers do exactly as their name suggests; they clean the air. You may be wondering whether an air purifier is worth getting for your home and whether it’s actually effective. The answer is that an air purifier can make a positive difference in your indoor air quality by removing pollutants and other contaminants. What Do Air Purifiers Remove? Air purifiers may be able to target

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Which Costs Less: Heat Pump or Electric Furnace?

January 20, 2023

Trying to keep your home warm throughout the Champagne winter can get costly, especially during unusual weather patterns like a bitter polar vortex. Two of the options for heating your home include heat pumps and electric heat furnaces. Discover the difference between these options and which one will cost you less. What’s the Difference Between Heat Pumps and Electric Furnaces? Both heat pumps and electric furnaces use electricity to heat your home. How they accomplish this is vastly different, which means how much it’ll cost to heat your home will also vary widely.

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How Do You Know It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace?

December 19, 2022

Dark evenings, cool temperatures, and warm nights by the fire — winter is upon us. With the advent of winter, many homeowners fire up their furnaces in anticipation of more time inside, warm inside temps, and respite from the frigid weather outside. Signs of a Failing Furnace When your furnace is running well, winter is a breeze. You adjust the thermostat to your liking and settle in for cozy days and nights in your home. When your HVAC system is on its last legs, however, you may find yourself with the need for quick

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How Does a Furnace Humidifier Work?

November 17, 2022

Furnace Humidifiers: How They Work and the Benefits Furnaces have been known to dry out the air in your home, leading to problems ranging from static electricity and cracks in the woodwork to respiratory ailments. A furnace humidifier helps to alleviate these problems by adding moisture to the air. Below, we will discuss how a furnace humidifier works in more detail. What Is a Furnace Humidifier? A furnace humidifier is a device connected to your furnace that helps in adding moisture to the air. It is a simple device with a water reservoir, a wicking

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How Far From a Furnace Should a Carbon Monoxide Detector Be?

October 19, 2022

Carbon monoxide poisoning is something everyone should be concerned about. Every year, exposure to carbon monoxide sends more than 15,000 Americans to the hospital and results in more than 500 deaths. Gas furnaces, fireplaces and water heaters all produce carbon monoxide, which is why it is essential that you have carbon monoxide detectors near all of these appliances. With that in mind, here is a full guide to carbon monoxide detectors and where they need to be installed in relation to your furnace and other appliances. Recommended Distance From Furnaces and Other Gas Appliances

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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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