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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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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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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Several Signs That Indicate Your Ductwork Is Damaged

January 13, 2022

Your ductwork is an integral part of keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. When certain rooms aren’t heating or cooling properly, homeowners may assume that there’s an issue with their HVAC system. However, it may actually be a problem with their ductwork. Here are some signs that indicate that your ductwork is damaged. Higher Than Normal Energy Bills Your energy bills will increase the more you use your HVAC system. However, if you’re using it pretty consistently and have noticed higher than normal energy bills, then there may be an issue with your ductwork.

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Signs Your Ductwork May Need Replacing

October 19, 2021

Like any other HVAC system in your house, your ductwork is also an essential part that needs repairs, maintenance, and replacements. The air ducts in your home play a significant role in ensuring you have good air quality and you and your loved ones live in a comfortable home environment. Taking good care of your ductwork will reduce your energy costs and prevent you from having future unforeseen problems. Several signs indicate your ductwork may need replacing. Noisy System If your HVAC system produces loud noises when it’s turned on, there might be a problem with

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 24, 2021

Summers in Lincoln, IL, are hot and humid. You’ll rely on your air conditioner to deliver relief from the sweltering conditions. If you notice ice, frost, or a puddle by your air conditioning system, there’s a problem. Read on to learn about the most common reasons why air conditioners freeze up and what you should do if you notice this issue. 1. Clogged Filter A dirty air filter causes a plethora of problems in air conditioners. The debris impedes airflow over the evaporator coil. This causes the moisture in the warm air to condense and freeze

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The Best Ways to Heat a Garage

March 17, 2021

Garages are often not part of the home’s heating system and usually have minimal insulation. Therefore, they are often chillier than the main house. You cannot comfortably use your garage whether you turned it into a casual entertainment room, workshop, or extra room if you don’t correctly heat it during winter. The primary purpose of your garage can dictate the heating option you use. Stay comfortable and warm throughout the cold winter weather safely with these heating tips. Check the Walls and Flooring for Insulation The materials used in the construction of a garage determine its

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 16, 2021

Winters in Lincoln, IL, are long and cold. Waking up to a furnace that’s blowing cold air is an unpleasant surprise. There are several reasons why your heater may do this. If you notice that your furnace is blowing cold air, the first thing to do is check the thermostat. If it’s properly set to the heating function, one of these three issues may be the cause of the issue. 1. Pilot or Ignition Problem Older furnaces have pilot lights that must always be on for the furnace to heat. If the pilot goes out,

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 10, 2021

Keeping a dirty furnace filter in place can cause various potential problems. Besides risking possible damage to the furnace, a homeowner might find it harder and more costly to maintain the preferred temperature inside the house. So, switching out the old filter for a fresh one at the right time seems wise. What is the right time, though? The Right Time for Replacement May Vary A 90-day duration is typically suggested for keeping a filter before switching it out, but this isn’t ideal in all circumstances. Even with moderate use, a furnace may experience a significant

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Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner After Summer?

September 20, 2020

Most years, you will tend to use your air conditioner the most during the late spring and summer months. In the fall and winter seasons, it is often too cold to run your air conditioner on a regular basis. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you may want to cover a condenser unit when it is not being used. Protect the Condenser Unit From Moisture Damage The fall, winter and early spring seasons can feature a significant amount of precipitation. Whether moisture falls from the sky in the form of rain or

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