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Helping Your Overworked Air Conditioner Do Its Job

An overworked air conditioner is not a problem you want, especially during summer. A struggling A/C will leave you uncomfortable and could break down faster; an expense no one wants to deal with. Fortunately, there are ways to help your system perform better on hotter days and help to keep your home more comfortable overall.…

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Air Conditioner Anatomy: How Your System Keeps You Cool All Summer Long

An air conditioner can keep your house cool even on the hottest Illinois summer day. But how does it do so? To understand this miracle of modern technology, you have to take a look at air conditioner anatomy. An A/C system is made up of multiple different parts that work together to take heat from…

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Keep Your Standby Generator Running Smoothly: Do a Maintenance Check

Performing a maintenance check on your home’s standby or backup generator is crucial to making sure that it will work when it is needed. There are two main steps involved with maintenance to verify normal functionality. One deals with visual aspects of the generator, while the other involves actually running it to see that everything…

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How the Energy Star Most Efficient Label Can Benefit Your Alton Area Home

If you’re looking to upgrade your air conditioner, furnace or another appliance, the Energy Star Most Efficient designation is worth watching for. Whether you’re up in Alton or down south by Carbon Glen, Maryville, and Troy, it takes quality heating and cooling systems to deal with the highly variable Southwest Illinois climate. By looking for…

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Troubleshooting the A/C Noises in Your Edwardsville Home

After a long winter, dealing with the heat of Southwest Illinois summers can be just as challenging for a homeowner as months worth sub-zero temperatures. Having a well-functioning central air conditioner (A/C) is essential. If you can troubleshoot A/C noises, you can better address any problems, either yourself or by telling a professional technician what the problem seems to be. Most…

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A/C Replacement: What to Consider Before You Take the Plunge

Determining the best time to get a new air conditioner can be challenging. There are multiple factors that you need to consider together to make a decision that’s best for your home and wallet. Consider these signs that it’s time for an A/C replacement: Old age. The service life of an A/C can vary greatly…

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A Geothermal System for Your Southwest Illinois Home: How Tax Credits Can Help

Updated 8/2019 If you’re considering replacing or adding a geothermal system to your home, you’re on the right track of energy savings and improved home comfort! Additionally, the federal government is offering a 30% tax credit on qualified geothermal system purchase and installation through 2019. After 2019, systems will still be eligible for a tax credit,…

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HVAC Maintenance & Spring Allergies

For some of us, it’s already started: the sneezing, itchy nose and throat, watery eyes, and general miserableness that signal the onset of allergy season. When we think about seasonal allergies, we usually picture grass and pollen. But in fact, most seasonal allergens are found inside the home. Dust mites, mold, pet dander, and more…

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Don’t Forget To Protect Your Air Conditioner This Winter

The winter months are approaching, and as well as your air conditioner served you this summer, its a good idea to put it out of commission until you need it again. You want your cooling system to be in the best shape possible when you bring it back out next summer, and to ensure this,…

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Buyer’s Guide to Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners

When facing a hot and humid Illinois summer, you need a reliable air conditioner that can ensure your home is cool no matter the temperatures outside. Without one, you may find yourself sweating in places you never thought possible! (Gross—we know!) Don’t swelter in this heat any longer than you need to. What would you…

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