Upgrading to a Wi-Fi Thermostat

February 25, 2015

Here at Fire ‘n’ Ice Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves in offering premier air conditioning and furnace service in Oak Brook IL. Part of our commitment to quality is a commitment to affordability and savings. With your heating and air conditioning system accounting for nearly 50% of your energy consumption, small changes can have a big impact on your bills every month. One small change you can make is to upgrade your home to a Wi-Fi thermostat. A Wi-Fi thermostat is exactly what it sounds like, a thermostat that is connected to the wireless internet in your home. This connection has several benefits that save money and energy. A Wi-Fi thermostat can be controlled remotely from any device that connects to the Internet. What this means is you can turn your thermostat up or down from anywhere you have the wireless service. Rather than either paying more for heat no one is using, or running home on your lunch break, you can control your thermostat wirelessly and turn the heat down from your smart phone or computer. This is also very useful if you go on vacation and realize at the airport or in the car that you forgot...

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How Important is Routine Heating Service?

January 19, 2015

You’ve probably heard that it’s important to have your HVAC system maintained seasonally to ensure it works optimally and nothing has worn out. You might be thinking that you just did that last year or even a few years ago and nothing was wrong, nor has anything happened since to indicate that something might be wrong. So, why go through the trouble of having your furnace maintained? We’ll be the first to tell you that heater service in Naperville Illinois is important, even if it doesn’t seem necessary. Here are just a few reasons why: Maintenance = prevention. Just like anything else you maintain, like getting the oil changed in your car or even having routine dental cleanings, the goal is to prevent bigger issues, catch any potential issues while they are small, and keep everything in good condition in the meantime. HVAC maintenance is no different. You don’t take your car in to have an oil change because something is wrong, you do it because it is a necessary part of owning a car. Routine maintenance is a necessary part of having a furnace. Maintenance can prolong the life of your system. Let’s face it – an HVAC system...

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Easy Ways to Banish the Winter Blues

December 19, 2014

The long grey days of winter may seem welcoming at first, especially the first few snowfalls. Winter starts with a whirlwind of holiday activities and festive décor. But once the holidays are over, and the snow has turned into weeks and weeks of cold, grey, snowy days, it can start to wear on you. The good news is, you can banish those winter blues even on the most blustery of days! If anyone knows how to banish the winter blues and the cold that comes along with it, it’s us, the Naperville HVAC experts. We can help you stay warm and happy this winter, here are some tips: Soak in as much light as possible: Open your curtains, even on cloudy days, to get some natural light in. Add accent lighting to rooms if necessary to create a bright, welcoming space. On sunny days or even just during sunny hours, get outside and soak it in. You can buy specialty light bulbs that mimic sunshine to give the indoors a bigger boost. Keep your diet in check. Eating high-fat, sugary foods will just make you feel more sluggish. In addition, you’ll be getting less Vitamin D from the sun, so...

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Use a Ceiling Fan to Keep Your House Warm this Winter

November 21, 2014

You’ve no doubt spent long, lazy summer days sitting under the cooling breeze made by a ceiling fan overhead, but did you know that a ceiling fan can also help heat your home during the winter time? If you’re searching for ways to lower your energy bills and increase the efficiency with which your furnace heats your home, here are some ceiling fan suggestions to help out: Switch the way your ceiling fan runs and use it to push the warm air from the ceiling down to the room where you hang out. You’ve heard the old saying about warm air rising, and that is true! By pushing the warm air down into the room and turning down your thermostat, you will save energy. Do not run your ceiling fans on a high setting during the cool months. A low setting is all you need to keep warm air circulating and lower settings use less energy. Additionally, don’t forget to turn the fans off as you leave a room, as it does not create new hot air so there is no reason to keep it on when you’re not in it. Have a fan installed at the top of any...

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