Water Heaters, Which Type is Best for You?

Heat Pump Water Heaters Heat pump water heaters are the ones that come to mind when you think of water heaters. They are a cylindrical tank with a conventional metal pipe chimney. Here is an example of a Bradford White heat pump water heater: With these types of water heaters, there is a ready supply of … Continued

Is Your Home Protected from Water Damage?

Spring and summer storms are typically the time that most homeowners would worry about water damage affecting their property. Unfortunately, subzero temperatures can create more chaos than thunderstorms. During the last two weeks, we encountered several situations where water pipes burst and caused extensive water damage.One customer was out of town for a few days … Continued

Lexie Says: Extreme Cold Weather Tips

It’s only been a few days but this extremely cold weather has already taken its toll on cars, doors, and us. Lexie has some handy tips to keep safe and warm in this extreme weather. 1. Keep Warm. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm, thermal clothing, and long underwear do a great job. Gloves … Continued

Lexie Says: We’re Always Here for You

Official Heating & Cooling is always on call for any emergencies you might have with your HVAC appliances. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Call us at (815) 220-5125 for 24-hour service, we’re always open! Quick Furnace Tips When you’re not using your furnace, it’s easy to … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our Official Heating & Cooling Family to yours, we want to wish you happy Thanksgiving! We hope it’s filled with laughter, love, and of course lots of course turkey! If there are any problems with your systems, call us! We’re available 24 hours, 365 days!    

Ask Adam: Have You Checked Your Humidifier?

It is universally accepted that proper humidity levels make for a more comfortable and healthy indoor environment during the heating season. Yet every winter we run across numerous calls where water-related problems occur from humidifiers. Water Quality The water quality in your home will be the determining factor in the amount of attention your humidifier … Continued

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Ask Adam: What Does a Furnace Inspection Consist of?

All HVAC manufactures require annual inspections of their equipment to validate their warranty. Most homeowners know the importance of preventative maintenance but very few actually know what the process entails. Years ago furnaces had cast iron heat exchangers and burners. During the heating cycle, the constant expansion and contraction created metal fatigue which resulted in metal flaking. This … Continued

Ask Adam: How Much Do You Value the Safety of Your Family?

For most people, the answer would be “whatever it takes.” Unfortunately, there are way too many that have practically no protection from carbon monoxide poisoning and safety from that should be a priority. Now that we are entering the heating season everyone should be cognizant of this potential problem. Any appliance that has a flame is … Continued

Ask Adam: Cold Weather is Here

Weather Changes Now that the temperature is starting to match the month we are in, it’s important to be ready for the even colder weather. Once the first snowflake sticks, you will want to use the heat 24/7. What are some things that you can do now to make sure your heating system can take … Continued