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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Tips For The Best Maintenance And Furnace Installation Naperville

February 27, 2017

Regular maintenance is the best way to keep furnaces operating at high levels, preventing breakage and extending the longevity of systems. Benefits included in scheduled care range from powerful performance and efficiency to affordable utility bills and home safety. With the right furnace installation Naperville residents will discover the best ways to manage the condition of heating appliances.

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors...

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and what portion of the cost of a new system that could cover. How efficient is your system? Older systems have poor energy efficiency ratings, and you could notice a big difference with a new, efficient system. How much are you spending to cool your home? The more efficient a system, the less you’ll spend on energy bills. Whether you’ve decided to continue with AC repair in or to go ahead and schedule the installation of a new, energy efficient system, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable techs will provide you with the services you need to have cool and comfortable...

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The Services For Heating Repair Naperville Locals Count On Cash In During Winter Weather

January 20, 2017

For many people, winter is by far, the best season of the year. It gives consumers the excuse to indulge in rich, fatty foods and beverages, wear their warmest and most comfortable clothes and simply bunker down and relax. It is far more enjoyable to stay at home playing games, watching favorite movies and socializing than it is to brave the icy streets. Not surprisingly, however, this is also a season in which a lot of companies can cash. This is certainly the case when it comes to the services for heating repair Naperville locals rely on. Following are a few businesses that regularly rake in the profits at this time of the year.

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