Becoming an HVAC Technician in Naperville

November 13, 2017

When you are looking for a new career path, one great one to consider would be to become a HVAC technician. A HVAC tech is an individual that will work on the installation, repair, and replacement of home air conditioning and heating system. Due to the continued need for HVAC systems and the increased technicality of the equipment, technicians continue to be in high demand. In fact, the salary range for a HVAC tech can often reach above $80,000 per year and the unemployment rate is low. When looking to become a HVAC tech in the Naperville, Illinois area, there are several factors that you should understand about the necessary requirements. Education Requirements While it may not necessarily always be a requirement, those that are looking to become a HVAC tech would benefit greatly from going to a HVAC trade school to obtain a certification. Those that go to a trade school and successfully finish the program will learn the basics about the career and repairing residential and commercial HVAC systems. Furthermore, those that are nearing the completion of their education will also be able to take advantage of apprenticeship programs that can help anyone get into their first job....

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Why You Should Avoid Candles & Air Fresheners

October 6, 2017

During the holiday season, and on special occasions, families rush to their favorite corner store and purchase the best smelling scented candles and air fresheners money can buy. For years, this has been the norm for millions of households. Recently, a new study reveals the hidden truth behind scented candles and air fresheners, and why they should be avoided. We are family owned and located in Naperville, IL, where our clients have access to the top of the line heating and cooling services. We also offer indoor quality assessment in Naperville, IL to ensure every home is equipped with quality air filters. People with health concerns should consider installing a ductless air system to cut back on dust and allergen pollution. The Dangers of Burning Scented Candles and Spraying Air Fresheners A recent study conducted, concluded that people suffering from allergies and respiratory problems should be wary of inhaling chemicals from lit candles and air fresheners. When scented candles are lit indoors, they emit a chemical that resonates throughout the atmosphere. This chemical when inhaled over time can cause a variety of health issues including cancer. Homes, where candles are burned regularly, may test positive for a high level of limonene,...

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Maintenance Your Illinois Home Heating System Today!

September 19, 2017

Getting your furnace maintained and inspected could mean the difference between staying warm and comfortable and having to get it repaired when you need it the most. The cooler months are just starting, and it’s the perfect time to get your furnace checked before the harsh winter months arrive. When you schedule your furnace maintenance and inspection with Fire n Ice, our technician will check for dirt and debris in the vent system, the drainage system, blower wheel, and filter. We will also inspect the burners for proper ignition, burner flame, and flame sense, and the heat exchanger for rust and corrosion. If there are issues needing to be addressed we will give discuss this with you and make recommendations for repair or replacement so you can have it done in a timely manner. This service will ensure that your unit continues to work as efficiently as possible through the entire winter season. In addition, it will also help to prolong the life of your system and prevent you from having to call for expensive repairs in the future. If you would like to schedule service for your heating in Downers Grove, call us first! We service and repair all...

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Preventing Furnace Issues for Illinois Winters

September 11, 2017

When it comes to furnace issues, no one wants to deal with them during the harsh Illinois winter. Rather than calling us for emergency heating repair Naperville, try calling us for seasonal maintenance to help prevent issues before they lead to furnace breakdown. When you schedule your furnace maintenance visit with Fire n Ice, we send you a professional heating technician to conduct an extensive inspection of your furnace. Your visit will include:   An inspection of the pilot light and igniter to ensure that they are working properly and safely. A visual inspection of the blower fan to make sure that there is no debris. Our technician will also conduct an amp draw test on the motor and compare it to what is listed for your furnace unit. If it is too low or too high this indicates that something is wrong with the furnace motor. A thorough check of the intake grills and drainage system to see if there are any blockages. This includes all hoses connected to the exterior of the unit. Our technician will also clean out your condensate line to prevent mold growth. The technician will also examine and replace your furnace filter.   Having...

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Do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

August 16, 2017

If you are facing a major AC repair, you may be wondering if a new AC unit might be a better option. As AC repairs start to add up, you might find yourself at this crossroad. Yeah, a repair will be cheaper, but if these start to add up, you’ll save a lot of money down the road by purchasing a new air conditioner now. Smith & Willis has your solution! We have the best Downers Grove AC repair and we can ensure you’re living comfortably. Here are some points to think about: How old is your AC? An air conditioner has a lifespan of around 10 years. However, it may not last that long depending on the original quality or how it was maintained over the years. If your AC is nearing 10 years old, it may not be worth it to spend a large amount on repairs if you have to replace it soon anyway. Is efficiency important to you? If your AC is older, it probably isn’t very efficient, which means higher utility bills for you. A new, high-efficiency AC unit could save you each month on your utility bills. How frequent are you getting repairs done?...

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Keeping Cool This Summer

July 21, 2017

It was a tough winter here in Downers Grove, and heating homes and businesses was no small task. Let’s forget about keeping warm for a little while and let’s think about keeping cool and saving money. The best way to save money on your summer cooling bill is to adjust the thermostat according to your schedule. Keep the temperature between 70 and 75 degrees when you’re home, but crank it up to 80 degrees when you aren’t. You may want to pair higher AC temperatures with using your ceiling fans which use much less energy. The harder your air conditioner works, the more money it will cost to run. If you can, move room units to the north side of the house where it isn’t as hot. Units in the shade use 10 percent less energy than those in the sun. If you have a heat pump that can’t be relocated, consider planting some trees or shrubs nearby but don’t plant them too closely. Vegetation that is too close will also cause your system to work harder. If your cooling system is older than 10 years old, it may be time to consider some new equipment. The experienced technicians at Fire...

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Why Tune Up Your AC Unit?

June 21, 2017

With summer here in Downers Grove and temperatures starting to heat up, it’s time to make sure your AC is up to speed. The best way to do that is to get an AC tune up. This is important because cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs. Energy Star says that investing in an annual AC system tune up can help improve your unit’s efficiency and reduce your energy costs. Build-up from not cleaning your unit can reduce efficiency by as much as 5% a year – and that can really add up. When temperatures rise, too many people just turn on their AC unit without even thinking about it, even though they haven’t thought about cool air in months. Not only can this damage your unit and make it inefficient, it be a large cost in the long run. Don’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish – the average cost of an AC tune up from a reputable AC repair company is only around $70. Here’s what an AC tune up and professional cleaning includes: – A thorough cleaning of condenser coils – Clean air filter – Inspection of indoor coil if accessible – Check...

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The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

May 25, 2017

9 out of 10 cooling system failures are caused by dirt and dust. A light layer of dust on cooling coils can reduce your energy efficiency by 20%. This can be easily prevented with regular AC maintenance. Protect Your Investment The installation of your air conditioning and heating system is an investment, therefore you should do everything possible to minimize equipment breakdown. Planned maintenance not only assists in preventing unit breakdown to business-critical environments but also helps to improve energy efficiency. You will be rewarded with lower running costs, potentially a much longer lifespan for your unit, plus fewer carbon emissions. Two Maintenance Visits Annually AC unit, heat pump, and furnace equipment is not inexpensive and we always recommend that, following installation, you enter into a maintenance agreement with your installer. This normally involves two annual visits to your cooling and heating equipment by trained, certified technicians. A cooling system routinely maintained provides a much higher performance and is much more energy efficient. Inspections During each technician visit, all functions of the systems are inspected, filters cleaned, operating pressures and controls checked and calibrated. Leak checks are carried out at least once per year and records are kept to show...

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5 Tips to Keep Your AC Running Efficiently

April 24, 2017

There’s nothing like a temperate Downers Grove home. Your whole body feels better and you’re able to get more done without the worry of shivering or sweating through daily tasks. Families can have close time together and bond more instead of going wild from uneven temperatures. This peace of mind can only be achieved through an AC unit that is working properly. Fire N Ice HVAC wants you to have this perfect kind of home for an affordable price and a great value. But to make sure that your air conditioning unit stays with you for the long run, you’ll need to make sure to perform certain AC maintenance tasks. Here are 5 tips for keeping your AC unit running as smoothly as possible. Our first tip is to make sure to replace your air filters when they become too dirty. Pollutants like dust, pollen, and other debris make their way into your filters which will lead to unclean air in your home. At Fire N Ice HVAC, we are skilled at air filter installation and AC repair. Another great tip to consider is cleaning the coils in your AC unit. Dirty coils will block your AC unit’s ability to...

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Heating Repair Services In Naperville Offer Many Benefits

March 28, 2017

Winters in Northern Illinois are often bitterly cold and the weather can turn bad quickly. It's important to have an efficient heat system that can handle the sudden cold snaps and long winter weather. To make sure your furnace is up to the task of keeping your home warm this winter, you should consider heating repair Naperville services. They can do many things for your home heat system.

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