Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘New Lenox’

Do You Really Need to Change Your AC Air Filter?

Monday, June 21st, 2021

outside-unit-of-air-conditionerThe short answer to this question is, “yes,” but don’t worry, we will elaborate below…

Many homeowners don’t realize the true nature of the standard HVAC air filter, thinking that it has to do with their indoor air quality. This air filter does help with your indoor air quality, but its purpose goes beyond that. In fact, if you’re relying only on this air filter to protect your indoor air quality, then you’re likely not doing enough–but that’s a subject for another day.

The purpose of this particular air filter is to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and damage its components. It’s a very small part of your air conditioner, but it has a pretty big job! As you might guess, it gets clogged up with dust and other debris over time, and therefore, it has to be changed out.

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Breathe Easier with This Indoor Air Quality Installation

Monday, June 7th, 2021

woman-opening-curtains-in-homeMore homeowners these days are looking for ways to improve the health and safety of their homes. One way to do this is by tackling your indoor air quality needs through products and services such as air filtration systems, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers. There are a number of things that can negatively impact your indoor air quality–in fact, indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outside without the right systems in place. Fortunately, we have the solutions you need to keep your family healthy.

One such solution is the UV (ultraviolet) air purifier! Read on as we uncover what this is and how the installation of one can help you and your family breathe a little easier.

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What Happens When Your Heater Won’t Actually Heat

Monday, January 4th, 2021

woman-wrapped-in-blanket-drinking-out-of-mugWhether you have an electric or gas furnace, you count on it for powerful performance right? Well, as long as you properly take care of your heater, you’ll never have to worry about it failing on you. But no heater is immune to problems, no matter how well maintained.

So what if yours is running, but it doesn’t seem to be actually heating your home? Maybe you’ve tried raising the thermostat to make up the difference to no avail.

This means your furnace or heating system is malfunctioning in some way, but what could be to blame? 

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Is Your Furnace Making One of These 3 Noises?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIt’s often easy to ignore subtle sounds coming from your heating system. Or rather, it’s easy to tune them out. Sounds like the whoosh of air coming through your vents, for instance, can become a noise so natural in the fall and winter that you don’t even notice it anymore. You might also neglect to notice the sound of a very gentle rattling of your ductwork as it shifts with the temperature fluctuations.

But what about those noises that seem to creep up on you out of nowhere? Is it ever okay to ignore a strange sound coming from your furnace? Well, you could ignore it, but you’d probably regret that. Unusual sounds are among the first signs that something is wrong with your furnace. Keep reading as we outline three of the most common sounds that indicate a furnace in disrepair.

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Is Your Boiler in Trouble?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

A boiler can only operate as efficiently as it is meant to if it is cared for properly. This means it needs to be professionally installed, repaired, and maintained by experienced and trained professionals to perform as it should.

It’s also important to remember that even with quality boiler services, there’s still a chance that something will eventually go amiss with your heating system, and eventually you may need boiler repairs or even replacement. Read on as we uncover some of the leading signs that your boiler is in trouble and needs help.

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A Furnace Installation Done Right Follows These Steps

Monday, January 20th, 2020

technician-working-on-wiring-in-furnaceThe last thing you want to be stuck with in the middle of the coldest part of winter is a heating system in disrepair, right? Though, if you’ve come upon this blog post and are looking forward to hearing just how to install a furnace, chances are you need a new one, now. We really cannot stress enough, however, how important it is to leave furnace installations to the pros.

There are a number of reasons we say this. There’s a large amount of work that goes into each and every furnace installation we complete—and this work contributes to not only your comfort and the efficiency of your heater, but also your safety! This is particularly true if it’s a gas-powered system in question.

Then, why are we sharing the steps of furnace installation? So you can see why it’s so vital you trust a pro for a job of this caliber.

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Air Conditioning Tips to Keep Your System Healthy

Monday, October 1st, 2018

air-conditioner-techWe’re nearing the end of summer, but we’re not quite there yet. There are still going to be a few days over the coming weeks when you use your air conditioner during the day, which means you still can take advantage of these tips to help it finish the season as strong as possible.

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