Does your A/C unit have ice or frost buildup?

Every summer we get numerous service calls related to “no cooling” problems. Many of those issues are due to freeze up of the evaporator coil. When a system has an icing problem it could mean that the coil, suction line (thick copper line from coil to compressor) or compressor are encapsulated with ice. Once the … Continued

Why Does My Air Conditioner Run All the Time?

This is a very common situation with many homeowners, especially with high temperature and humidity like we just had. Some of the most common causes are: Dirty Filters–Restricts airflow which will cause the evaporator coil to freeze, which results in very little or no airflow in the house. Refrigerant Imbalance–If the charge is not up … Continued

Is your A/C low on refrigerant?

In an ideal world you should not have to add refrigerant to your A/C system. Unfortunately, sometimes leaks develop for a number of reasons. The key is to find the leak and fix it. There are several ways to find leaks. We use electronic leak detectors, dyes, and ultraviolet light, soap bubbles and nitrogen for … Continued

How is your indoor air quality?

For many people, spring is the beginning of allergy season. Many of the contributing factors of allergies and respiratory problems are beyond our control. However, when it comes to I.A.Q (Indoor Air Quality), we can definitely control and condition the air quality within our homes. Hopefully, no one would live in a home without cleaning … Continued

Humidifiers vs. Dehumidifiers

It’s not always easy to control air quality in your home when it comes to how much moisture is in the air at any given time. With situations of this nature, you may need either a humidifier or dehumidifier to fine-tune your indoor air quality. Below, we go over the differences between humidifiers and dehumidifiers … Continued

What is a modulating A/C unit?

Over the last 30-40 years air conditioners have not changed that much when it comes to indoor comfort. They were designed to cool the house and dehumidification was an added bonus in the process. Unfortunately, too many systems are oversized which results in a cold, clammy house. To minimize this problem the industry designed a … Continued

Do you want healthy, clean air?

We can’t control the quality of air outdoors, but we can control it in our homes. There are four items that can be installed in your home which will give you the most healthy and fresh air throughout the year. Filtration Every furnace has a basic air filter, but to maximize indoor air quality you … Continued

Preparing Your A/C for Spring

Staying in a comfortable environment starts by ensuring your air conditioner is functional. With spring in full swing, you want to ensure your HVAC remains functional to avoid inconveniences. Some homeowners in Illinois may continue buying time just because some days it still feels like winter. However, it’d be best to prepare for spring earlier … Continued

Why you should have your A/C Unit Cleaned & Inspected

Too many homeowners believe that if the A/C works then you don’t have to do anything. Unfortunately, this can be a costly mistake. Regular preventative maintenance will maximize efficiency and minimize potential problems if caught early. The following list represents some of the most common problems that we encounter. Common A/C Issues Damaged Wiring – … Continued

It is spring clean up time!

With the warming temperatures, many homeowners are busy with spring cleaning projects around the house. This is also a perfect time to clean your dryer vent. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), plugged or dirty dryer vents account for the most house fires in the country. Dryer Vent Fire Hazards and Warning Signs … Continued