The Dangers Of Cracked Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are subjected to extreme temperatures, and as they heat up and cool down over the course of a heating cycle, their metal expands and contracts. This stress alone makes them susceptible to cracking. However, there are additional factors that can worsen the chance of cracking. Anything that pushes those high temperatures even higher […]

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

According to the ALA (American Lung Association) and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the average person spends between 60-90 percent of their time indoors. Most indoor air quality problems involve the heating and air conditioning duct system. In fact, a survey taken recently shows 10 percent of Americans never change the air filters in their […]

The Benefits Of A Humidifier

It doesn’t look as if the extreme cold weather is ending any time soon. According to the United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Proper humidity has not only health benefits, but economic and ecological benefits as well. A homeowner can heat their home to 68 degrees, and with proper humidity,  feels like 70 degrees, saving […]

How can you tell if you have an energy-efficient HVAC system?

If you’re looking to cut down on your heating and cooling costs, one of the best things you can do is make sure you have an energy-efficient HVAC system. Not only are energy-efficient systems good for the environment, they can also help reduce your monthly heating bill. Unsure of whether you have a system that uses […]

“Cure” BLACK MOLD danger

Black mold, a slimy greenish-black substance, is a type of mold that has been linked with serious health risks including infant death caused by respiratory bleeding, and illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis Virtually every home has mold of some type, somewhere. Invisible mold spores are floating in the air both inside and out looking […]

Allergy Relief: an HVAC Remedy?

Studies show that one of the most common causes of allergies and asthma is related to indoor air quality…the quality of the air inside your home. In fact, one of the most strongly allergenic materials found in the air you breathe when you’re inside is common house dust. You may not realize it but house […]

Earth Day Energy Conservation Tips

Go Green! Did you know that in 1974, only 48% of newly built single-family homes had air-conditioning? Fast forward to 2010, and the percentage had increased to 88%.[1] It’s no secret we’re using more energy today than we were 40 years ago, but there are still simple things we can do to help reduce the […]

Clean and Line Your Air Duct System the EASY Way!

If your home has an underground air duct system there are likely clusters of debris due to corrosion along with other advanced stages of deterioration. Homes in the Chicago-land area are subject to the extreme weather conditions of northern Illinois and that adds to corrosion and deterioration of your air duct system. Because the system […]

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