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HRV Benefits: Cooler, Better Air in Your Hamel Area Home

If the air in your Hamel area home has been stuffy, warm and uncomfortable despite your HVAC system, you may want to consider the benefits of an HRV, or heat recovery ventilator. The air quality and comfort levels in every home, new or existing, can benefit from HRV technology. How HRVs work: Typical homes with…

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When the Noise in Your Air Conditioner Compressor Sounds Like Trouble

There are many unusual noises that can be associated with your air conditioner, but you should be on especially high alert for any noise in your air conditioner compressor. The compressor is the heart of your system, and when it fails, it’s just as serious as losing the motor in your car. Fortunately, by listening…

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Ready for a Zoning System? Some Questions That Can Help You Decide

Are you experiencing comfort issues in your Alton, Glen Carbon or Hamel home? Are you finding it difficult to keep all areas of your home comfortable? You don’t have to suffer any long: a zoning system may be the perfect solution for your home and family. With a traditional system, you have one thermostat that’s…

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Forgot Your Furnace Inspection? There’s Still Time

If you didn’t get your home’s furnace inspected this fall, don’t despair. There’s never a better time than the present if you’ve neglected furnace maintenance for a year or more. A furnace inspection and precision tuneup can help you save money on energy bills, improve home comfort, reduce future repairs, extend the service life of…

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Balanced Humidity: a Year-Round Concern In Your Southwest Illinois Home

In southwest Illinois, it can be challenging to maintain balanced humidity in the home throughout four very different seasons. Our winters are long and cold, with dry indoor air a common problem, while we experience the muggy and hot summers typical of the Midwest. This can be a real challenge for any home humidification system. Why Humidity Matters…

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Common Air Conditioner Problems and How You Can Solve Them

Even though your air conditioner is likely designed to be robust, it’s still a complex piece of equipment that can experience performance issues once in a while. Here are some common air conditioner problems and how you should deal with them. Leaking refrigerant: In order to transfer heat effectively, the level of refrigerant (the charge)…

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Clean the A/C Coils for Best Efficiency

A/C coils are a vital component in your air conditioning unit. Proper maintenance of the inside (evaporator) and outside (condenser) coils, can improve the efficiency and lengthen the lifespan of your entire system. Fortunately, keeping them clean enough to function properly is not difficult. What are AC coils? A typical central air conditioning system uses…

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Opting for a Thermal Expansion Valve in Your Next A/C

Have you ever compared your summer electric bills with the rest of the year? Due to the high cost of air conditioning, electric bills could be about double from June through August compared to November through January. To help ease the expense of air conditioning, look for advanced features in your next air conditioner, such…

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Try the Whole-House Approach With Your Home Comfort Systems

With winter around the corner, it’s time to take a look at your home comfort systems to make sure that you are getting the most out of them. Your entire house is an energy system with parts that depend on one another. If one part of your system is flawed, the others will suffer the…

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