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HOW TO LOWER ENERGY COSTS OF YOUR HVAC SYSTEM

LOWER ENERGY COSTS OF YOUR HVAC SYSTEM
You rely on heating, ventilation, and cooling to keep your indoor space comfortable all year round. But heating and cooling can be expensive. Your HVAC system accounts for about 40% of your utility bill, but there are steps you can take to lower the energy costs of your HVAC system significantly. From routine maintenance to various DIY tasks, let’s take a look at some energy-saving tips every homeowner should know.
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WHAT CAUSES THE SUCTION LINE TO FREEZE UP?

WHAT CAUSES THE SUCTION LINE TO FREEZE UP?
Refrigerants have two copper lines that connect the indoor evaporator coil and the outdoor heat pump. The suction line is the larger tube that has insulation. It carries cool gas under low pressure from the indoor evaporator to the outdoor compressor. The suction line is also called the return or the vapor line.
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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EVAPORATOR AND CONDENSER COILS?

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EVAPORATOR AND CONDENSER COILS
When you’re AC system isn’t working at full capacity, there are many potential culprits that could be causing the problems. Two possible suspects are the evaporator coil and condenser coils. Most homeowners in Arlington Heights, IL area aren’t sure which coil is which or what they do, but we’ve created an in-depth guide to help you tell the difference.
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HOW DOES AN AIR CONDITIONER WORK?

HOW DOES AN AIR CONDITIONER WORK
As a homeowner, you should become more familiar with the various systems of your home. When you understand how things work, you also start to understand the importance of proper care and maintenance of those components.
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WHAT DIRECTION SHOULD I RUN MY CEILING FAN?

WHAT DIRECTION SHOULD I RUN MY CEILING FAN
Ceiling fans offer an affordable way to keep your rooms cooler in the heat of summer, and you can also use them to keep your home warmer in the winter. The job of a ceiling fan is to help circulate air. What most people don’t realize is that fans have a few settings to not only adjust the speed of the rotation but also the spin direction. Here we explain how to make the most of your ceiling fans all year long.
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IS IT BETTER FINANCIALLY TO REPAIR OR REPLACE MY AC?

IS IT BETTER FINANCIALLY TO REPAIR OR REPLACE MY AC
Air conditioning is a must-have during the hot summer season in Arlington Heights, IL, but it works to maintain temperature year-round. If your air conditioning unit has stopped working, you may find yourself wondering whether you should have it repaired or put out the cash to buy a new one.
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WHY IS MY FURNACE BLOWING COLD AIR?

MY FURNACE BLOWING COLD AIR
As a leader in our field here in Arlington Heights, IL, Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling receives lots of questions from clients about furnaces and furnace maintenance. One of the most common questions we receive is, “why is my furnace blowing cold air?” While there are a few reasons for your furnace to stop working properly, there is one common denominator that often resides at the core of the issue – a dirty filter.
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HOW TO HIRE THE BEST HVAC COMPANY

HIRE THE BEST HVAC COMPANY
Heating and cooling are important parts of your home, so it’s only logical to want to be careful when choosing an HVAC company in Arlington Heights, IL area.
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FURNACE NOT LIGHTING? CHECK THESE THINGS

FURNACE NOT LIGHTING? CHECK THESE THINGS
It is getting a little chilly at night, so you decide to turn on the furnace. But it won’t ignite. What’s going on and how do you get your gas furnace going again? If this is an emergency and you absolutely need the heat, it’s probably best that you just call an HVAC technician to get them on the road to you. But if you have the time and inclination to troubleshoot your furnace yourself then there are things that you can look into for yourself. We’ll walk you through them below.
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DO HIGH-EFFICIENCY AIR CONDITIONERS REDUCE ENERGY COSTS?

HIGH-EFFICIENCY AIR CONDITIONERS
Summers are really heating up across the U.S. Regardless of whether you enjoy warm weather all year round, or are in a location where you experience the changing seasons, the hotter temperatures can make summers unbearable without air conditioning. The only problem is, you might also find your air conditioner struggling to keep up with demand if it is an older or less energy-efficient model.
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WHAT IS AUX HEAT ON MY THERMOSTAT?

WHAT IS AUX HEAT ON MY THERMOSTAT
Are you finding your Arlington Heights home just doesn’t feel comfortable temperature-wise in the winter? Is your family constantly complaining about being too cold? If this sounds familiar, you might not be using your system effectively. If you’ve noticed the words “aux heat” on your digital thermostat, this might help with your thermostat settings. This heat pump feature stands for auxiliary heat.
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SHOULD I REPAIR OR REPLACE MY FURNACE?

REPAIR OR REPLACE MY FURNACE
Wouldn’t it be great if winter was all about snowflakes and sledding and sipping hot chocolate? Sure it would… but it’s not. It’s also about scraping ice off your windshields, 4:30 PM sunsets, and freezing cold temps. And for some of you, it might also be about making big decisions about a significant expense: repairing or replacing a furnace.
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WHAT IS DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING?

DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING
A ductless air conditioning system uses individual units to deliver cool air to your rooms instead of ducts. Also known as mini-split systems, they consist of indoor units, a single outdoor unit, and some form of remote control. Here we look at how they work and when they are recommended.
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HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE COOL WITHOUT RUNNING THE AC NONSTOP

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE COOL WITHOUT RUNNING THE AC NONSTOP
When Arlington Heights temperatures begin to rise in the summer, it can be impossible to find relief from the heat. Having air conditioning definitely helps, but the only problem is it can get expensive to run your AC nonstop. Here we offer tips to keep your home cool in the heat of summer, without having to depend completely on your AC.
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