3 Ways to Care for Your Refrigeration System This Winter

November 10, 2022

Refrigeration is probably the last thing on your mind as winter comes rolling in. However, the cooling system in your Lincoln, Illinois home is guaranteed to be a top-of-the-mind consideration as winter gives way to spring and spring becomes summer. It pays to take good care of this equipment even when it isn’t actively in use. The following covers three ways to keep your refrigeration system in excellent condition throughout the cold season. 1. Clear Out Backyard Debris When strong gusts of wind blow through your backyard, you want to be sure that they won’t

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Is It Possible To Use Waste Oil in My Home’s Furnace?

October 20, 2022

Home heating bills make up a large part of the average Lincoln, IL resident’s yearly energy budget. It’s no surprise, then, that so many homeowners are looking for ways to save money on heating. For those with oil-powered furnaces, this inevitably leads to the same question. Is it possible to burn waste oil in a furnace? It’s a tempting idea. After all, waste oil is plentiful, cheap, and easy to come by. It seems like the perfect candidate as a substitute for home heating oil. Unfortunately, there are various reasons why it’s a bad idea. Here’s everything

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3 Impressive Benefits of Slowing Down Your AC Fan Speed

September 19, 2022

AC fan speeds are often adjusted to a standard setting of 400 cubic feet per minute during the time of installation. Unfortunately, this “set-it-and-forget” method doesn’t work for all households, and it isn’t guaranteed to work for all time. Fan speed adjustments should be precise and streamlined to suit the individual living environment. Following are three benefits that you might enjoy when having the AC fan speed lowered in your Lincoln, Illinois home. Less Humidity High fan speeds in a virtually airtight home can cause noticeable increases in indoor humidity. Every time you make an effort

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Mini-Splits Versus Central AC: Which Is More Efficient?

August 18, 2022

If you’ve ever shopped for a residential or commercial cooling unit, you already know that there are numerous options to pick from. One reason for the wide array of choices is simply that no one-size-fits-all cooling solution exists. The dedicated team here at Quick Comfort is highly familiar with all types of cooling systems, and we offer the following facts to help you make an informed decision when selecting a new or replacement unit for your property. The Differences Between Central and Mini-Split Cooling Systems A central air conditioner utilizes an exterior cooling unit attached to ductwork.

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3 Best Times to Have a New HVAC Unit Installed

July 18, 2022

If you need a new HVAC unit, you may be wondering what the best time of year is to have it installed. Should you wait until the summer to have a new one installed, or is it better to do it now? Below, we discuss the best times of the year to have a new HVAC unit installed in your home. 1. Spring Spring is one of the best times to install a new HVAC unit for various reasons. The weather is generally milder at this time of year, so you will not have to go

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Tips for Soundproofing HVAC Systems

June 16, 2022

If the hissing noise of your HVAC running or sound from other parts like the ductwork and vent are becoming annoying, it’s time to soundproof it. Quieting noise from the system can make your home calmer and more comfortable. Fortunately, there are many ways to soundproof an HVAC system. Read on to learn more. 1. Create Flexible Ducts You can soundproof your HVAC system by creating a flexible duct around your system’s ductwork and ensuring there are no gaps to leak sound. The idea behind this technique is that since sound travels in a straight

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What Happens If My Air Conditioner Runs for 24 Hours Straight?

May 20, 2022

Summers in Austin, Texas, can be scorching. Thankfully, most homes and businesses have an air conditioning system. During the hottest parts of the summer, you may run your air conditioning unit for 12 hours or more each day. This begs the question, how many hours should an air conditioner run per day? How Many Hours Should I Run My Air Conditioning Unit Each Day? Modern air conditioning units are designed to run 24 hours a day. There is no harm in having it run to keep your home cool all day long. If you wanted to,

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How Long Should You Run Your AC?

May 20, 2022

During the hottest days of the summer, you may be running your air conditioner continuously to keep your home comfortable. While you can easily protect your AC from damage with regular maintenance, frequent use will take a toll on the system’s lifespan. Here’s what you need to know when running your AC this summer. Ideal Usage Air conditioners are often intended to be used in 20-minute intervals during mild weather. However, many families with air conditioners don’t live in cities with mild summers. Your home’s internal temperature is affected by the temperature outside, the quality

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Does It Matter Where You Install Your Thermostat?

April 18, 2022

Whether you’re installing a completely new HVAC system or are considering upgrading your existing thermostat, you may be considering where you should place your thermostat. It’s crucial to remember that your thermostat is the brain of your entire HVAC system. It needs to be in a position where it can adequately monitor the temperature inside of your home and tell your heating or cooling system when to turn on and off. Choose an Interior Wall When you’re choosing a place to put your new thermostat, it needs to be a location on an interior wall. You

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How to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for the Spring

March 15, 2022

Taking the time to prepare your HVAC system for the spring is well worth the effort for homeowners. Getting your system ready for the spring will allow it to operate more efficiently, which can save you money and stress. Reaching out to HVAC professionals is also a great idea since they can make any adjustments to ensure your system is well-prepared for the spring. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your HVAC system for the spring season. Change the Air Filter One way to prepare for the spring is to

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