Becoming an HVAC Technician in Illinois

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We’ve already told you about the benefits of becoming an HVAC technician in Illinois. They include: Great compensation. No Illinois HVAC license is needed.  Earn while you learn.  Low cost of entry.  Your work is needed.  Not a “sit behind a desk” job. As noted above, you don’t need a license to become an HVAC […]

10 Signs You May Need a New Air Conditioner

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With the weather heating up, you most likely have turned your air conditioner on. And while the temps have not been scorching yet, you know blistering heat is on the way. And you certainly don’t want your AC unit to go out during one of those periods. So here are some warning signs that it […]

Twenty Ways to Lower Energy Costs This Summer

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With the weather turning warm, your air conditioner is going to be getting quite a workout over the next few months. That means higher energy bills; in fact, the U.S. government estimates that 16% of all electricity used is for cooling. So, while you do want to keep cool, let’s look at some other ways […]

The Pros and Cons of Propane Vs. Natural Gas Grills

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One of the great pleasures of summer is grilling outside. If you do not already have a grill and are thinking about buying one, you have an important choice to make. Propane or natural gas?  Here are the things to consider. Propane Natural Gas Advantage Taste Propane proponents say because liquid propane units grill hotter, […]

Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump

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Heat pumps are hard-working machines that many homeowners use to provide both warmth and cooling for their Chicago North Shore or Chicago Northwest suburbs home. But they’re not indestructible, and like all heating and cooling equipment, they will need to be replaced eventually. If you’re considering replacing your current heat pump with a new unit, […]

Common Reasons Why Your AC is Freezing Up

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When summer is in full swing and you feel like you’re going to melt in the heat and humidity, it’s hard to think of ice forming anywhere other than your freezer. But your air conditioner, specifically its evaporator coils, can freeze up and cause a host of issues. Read our most recent blog to learn […]

Selecting a Bathtub


There are numerous types of bathtubs to consider: Straight baths which are the most common bathtubs found in homes L-shaped baths which also include a little more space at the shower end Freestanding baths which are not placed against a wall Corner baths that fit compactly in a corner Back-to-wall baths that look like freestanding […]

Benefits of a Whole House Surge Protector

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Power surges can cause significant damage and inconvenience to your home, your electronics, and your electronic records. Adding outlets, extension cords and point-of-use surge protectors provide some protection, but not as much as you need. That is why investing in a whole house surge protector is beneficial. Where Do Surges Come From? Numerous factors cause […]

Benefits of Becoming an HVAC Technician

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We need more HVAC technicians! According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC technician employment is expected to grow 15% by 2028 due to demand in residential and commercial installation, repair, and maintenance. That number may be even higher for Illinois. Reasons to Become an HVAC Technician In addition to the […]

Benefits of an AC Tune Up

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We’ve been telling you – as have many of our competitors undoubtedly – that it is time to tune up your air conditioning system as we head into summer. But why should you do that? Here are the reasons why you should have regular maintenance performed by a professional HVAC company. Increasing comfort. When you […]