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How Does Air Duct Cleaning Affect Your Air Conditioner?

Family in the living room with a strong air conditioner because of air duct cleaning

Your air conditioner faithfully pumps cool air throughout your home during the scorching summer months. But what about the entire duct system that delivers your cool comfort? Just like your lungs need clean air to function properly, so do your air ducts. Clogged and dirty air ducts can significantly impact your heating and cooling system. […]

What Is the Most Common Repair on a Home’s Air Duct System?

Family playing in living room after air duct repair.

Your home’s air ducts are essential to the heating and air conditioning process. Air ducts work by delivering heated or cooled air throughout your house for year-round comfort. Like any other HVAC system component, air ducts can succumb to wear and tear. Common air duct problems lead to a loss of efficiency, potentially impacting your […]

Becoming an HVAC Tech in Illinois

We have already told you about the many financial and non-financial benefits of becoming an HVAC tech in Illinois.  One benefit which has both financial and non-financial aspects  is it is relatively easy to become an HVAC tech.  While Illinois does not require a license, there are some requirements.  Here we explain.   The first […]

12 Signs You May Need a New Air Conditioner

Spring is here.  Birds…flowers…warm weather.  And time to get ready for the hot weather by making sure your air conditioner is in good working order and does not need to be replaced.   Here are some warning signs that it might be time for a new air conditioning unit.   Old age. Air conditioners – […]

Preparing the Outside of Your Home for Spring and Summer

Even though the winter wasn’t too bad, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather and spending more time outdoors. But before you do that, invest a little time and prepare the outside of your home for the warm weather. Here are some spring home maintenance tips. 1. Drain the gas from your snowblower […]

Buying a Showerhead

Last month we talked about the various types of showerheads.  And while selecting the right type of showerhead is very important, there are other factors as well.  Here are a few things to consider when buying a showerhead.   Since you spend as much as two days a year in the shower over the course […]

Why Air Conditioners Make Loud Noises

Many of us have experienced that unsettling moment when the serene hum of our air conditioner transforms into an unexpected symphony of clanks, rattles, bangs, and squealing noise. While air conditioners are designed to keep us cool and comfortable, they sometimes make excessive noise that is anything but soothing. A noisy air conditioner can really […]

The Most Common Repair on Air Conditioners

When the sweltering heat of summer hits, your air conditioner becomes your best friend, ensuring your indoor comfort. However, even the most reliable AC units can encounter issues from time to time. Among the myriad of potential problems, there’s one notorious AC system culprit that often leads to discomfort and frustration for homeowners: the capacitor. […]

How to Install a Breaker Box

Electrical panel upgrades are common for many reasons, from increasing a home’s electrical capacity to replacing an unsafe circuit breaker box. While installing a breaker box is indeed a feasible task for the experienced DIYer, it’s crucial to understand the complexities involved and why enlisting the expertise of professionals, such as Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating […]

How to Fix an Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Is your air conditioning system constantly turning on and off in quick succession, leaving you sweating in frustration? You may be experiencing what’s known as AC short cycling. Not only does this issue compromise your comfort, but it can also lead to higher energy bills and potential damage to your air conditioning unit. However, before […]

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