November 7, 2019

Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

Winter can be rough in the Fox Valley. Our customers rely on their heating systems to stay comfortable throughout the cold season. At the same time, we know that they want to minimize the cost of heating their homes. While we can recommend some actions you can take to lower fuel use, we will never recommend skipping an annual furnace tune-up. The long-term benefits simply outweigh the annual cost. Minimize Repair Costs You can count on the technicians at to come to the rescue any time of the day or night if your furnace fails. However, that emergency call could be prevented by a scheduled maintenance appointment before the heating season begins. Our technicians have experience with all sorts of heating systems. They can spot the signs of wear and tear within the unit. If they can replace a part before it fails, you can avoid an interruption in your home comfort. Consistent Efficiency One of the most important benefits of regular maintenance is efficiency. Over a few seasons, your furnace will lose some of its original power. The burner settings will not be as precise. Dust in the machinery and a clogged filter will slow down operation. When the...

View Article

Continue Reading
October 22, 2019

5 Great Ways to Save Energy During Fall

We have just one planet, so it’s important to take steps to protect it. Environmental consciousness encourages good global citizenship and social awareness. Along with this, saving energy doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are five great ways to save energy in the fall. 1. Upgrade the Window Trimmings Consider installing insulated window shades. In addition to decreasing cold air drafts, this type of window shade gives the exterior of your home an updated look. When you fit blinds to your home’s windows, you’ll be adding an extra layer of insulation. 2. Add Greenery to the Exterior Plant greenery like evergreens along the exterior of your home. The plants break the wind, decreasing your home’s heating costs. According to the Department of Energy, you should plant them on the north and northwest of your home. 3. Lower the Temperature of Your Hot Water Heater You may not know that the temperature of your hot water heater is set higher than you need. If it is, then it’s using needless energy. Set the temperature at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is more than enough. Also, make sure that your heater is wrapped in an insulating material. 4. Change the Air Filter...

View Article

Continue Reading
October 2, 2019

Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns & How to Prevent Them

If you’re looking forward to the new season and chilly weather, you’ll want to ensure that your indoor air quality is optimal. With dry winter air and through the use of a heating system, the air in your home can become extra dry. Thankfully, is here to help alleviate those concerns and provide you with some tips to help get you ready for the fall. Dry Air Can Cause Trouble for Many While a reduction in humidity may seem like a blessing this time of year, your immune system and allergies don’t always agree. Dry air can cause sinuses to dry out, and you’ll be breathing in more pollutants inside your home. Children, seniors, asthmatics, and anyone else with health issues should consider using a humidifier or having an air purification system installed. Your air filter can also cause issues if it hasn’t been changed in more than three months or at the recommended service interval. A true-HEPA filter should be used for the best results. Get a Tune-Up Before The Chilly Weather Arrives Having your HVAC system looked over by a technician from once a year is always a smart idea. We can check your indoor air quality to...

View Article

Continue Reading