Furnace Articles

Fall HVAC Maintenance

November 8, 2021
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Maintaining your heating and cooling equipment ensures it’ll run smoothly the way it should when you need it in Grayslake, IL.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 28, 2021
Is My Furnace Overheating?

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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Should I Get an 80% or 95% Furnace?

January 15, 2021
Should I Get an 80% or 95% Furnace?, girl holding a mug looking out her window

When it comes time to replace your current standard-efficiency furnace, there are so many decisions to make. One of the primary ones is what level of efficiency you need for your new system.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 16, 2020
6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe, happy family of four baking together

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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What Is Short Cycling?

November 13, 2020
What Is Short Cycling?, person adjusting thermostat

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 16, 2020
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Fall is here, which means you should prepare your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

March 9, 2020
Woman Hears Noise

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Miller’s Area…

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

February 10, 2020
Woman Looking Out Window

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Grayslake, IL house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 10, 2019
Photo of a boy and his parents making snow angels in the snow

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Grayslake, IL, home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home.…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

November 7, 2019
When winter comes this dog transforms into a caterpillar with huge ears and she just wants to be inside her pink blanket until spring arrives.

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Illinois…

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