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 Common Winter Weather Issues That Can Affect Your Home Heating and Plumbing   

Here on Chicago’s North Shore, frigid temperatures and blustery winds can lead to high heating bills, plumbing problems, and a host of house headaches – both inside and outside!  Here are a few of the things to look out for, and precautions that can help you avoid these problems.      Freezing Pipes:  Pipes that are […]

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How to Maintain your Water Heater

Your water heater requires a little regular maintenance to run efficiently, effectively, and last longer. That’s because minerals and other sediment accumulate in water heaters, and this buildup means your water heater has to work harder to do its job.  It can even cause the tank to rust. But with a few steps and tasks […]

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How to Keep Your Furnace Working All Winter Long

It’s that time of year when warm woolen sweaters come out of the closet, and hot pots of soup go on the stove – and the perfect time to prepare your furnace to keep your home and family comfortable this coming season if you have not done so already. Your furnace is the winter workhorse […]

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“Smart” Thermostats

Programmable thermostats (by these we mean thermostats which can be programmed but are not connected to the Internet) have been around for a long time now. And they have many advantages over standard models. For one thing, they save money on your utility bills by allowing you to set different temperatures for different times of […]

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Why an Energy Efficient Home Heater is the Way to Go

It won’t be long before the temperatures start to fall, and you will rely on your furnace or boiler to keep your family warm and comfortable. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about your heating system and whether it is up to the task, and you might even want to pull out your utility […]

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Signs that Scream Your Furnace is About to Go

  • Categories: Heating
  • Date: October 8, 2018

While it’s true that sometimes furnaces can just stop working with little to no prior warning, in most cases, they will try to let you know they are struggling long before they affect your comfort. Here, you’ll find six different signs that your furnace is about to give it up and some advice on what […]

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What Happens During a Regular Furnace Maintenance Visit?

  • Categories: Heating
  • Date: October 1, 2018

Most HVAC companies and furnace manufacturers recommend having your unit inspected, maintained, and serviced at least once every year. This will go a long way toward keeping you comfortable, ensuring your furnace’s efficiency, and expanding the lifespan of your unit. If you’re curious about what happens during these visits, you’re in the right place. Here’s […]

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Time for a New Furnace?

Winter, unfortunately, is not that far away. The air conditioner will go off; the furnace will go on. Obviously, the one thing you do not want to happen is for your furnace to quit during a bitter cold day. While no one can predict exactly when a furnace will die, there are some hints you […]

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5 Ways Furnace Maintenance Can Prevent Costly Home Repairs

  • Categories: Heating
  • Date: September 10, 2018

  When it comes to annual furnace maintenance, are you someone who schedules it every single year, or do you seem to put it off until it’s absolutely necessary? If you belong to the second group of people – and many certainly do – you may be putting yourself at risk for completely unnecessary and […]

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 Common Winter Weather Issues That Can Affect Your Home Heating and Plumbing   

November 26, 2018

Here on Chicago’s North Shore, frigid temperatures and blustery winds can lead to high heating bills, plumbing problems, and a host of house he Read more…

*Based on research conducted January - December 2017

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