What is Preventative Maintenance?

June 8, 2018

Preventive maintenance can add years of life to your heating and cooling system, and at the very least, it will give you more efficient and better service throughout its lifetime. Poorly maintained HVAC systems break down more often, use more energy to heat and cool and may not do their job very well. To improve your HVAC system and keep it running longer, it is important to do at minimum yearly preventive maintenance. What is Preventative Maintenance? The name says it all. Preventative maintenance is doing maintenance on a scheduled basis to prevent larger issues to crop up unexpectedly. Similar to visiting your doctor yearly for a well checkup, preventative maintenance is a check on all HVAC systems to make sure they are working correctly, are clean and undamaged. Some preventative maintenance can be done by the homeowner. HVAC experts recommend checking air filters periodically, depending on usage, and replacing them when needed. You can also keep the outside of your unit clean and free of dust. Expert Maintenance Once or twice per year, you should schedule a qualified repair company to do a preventative maintenance check on your HVAC system. Experts, such as Fire N’ Ice Heating and Cooling,...

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5 Benefits of Indoor Air Quality

June 7, 2018

In Downers Grove, indoor air quality is a constant worry for our clients. The quality of the air you breathe in is impacted by many factors. Whether it is just the operation of your heating and cooling system, poor outside air quality, or even allergens present, you need help improving the air quality in your home. At Fire ‘n’ Ice Heating & Cooling, we provide you with solutions to do just that. Here’s why you need to do so: 1. Reduce Impurities Causing Illness If you have individuals in your home with an autoimmune disease, asthma, or allergies, you need to ensure the air quality is at its highest. Removing harmful products allows these individuals – as well as infants and seniors – to breathe better. 2. Helps Minimize Mold and Mildew Risks Most homes have some presence of mold and mildew. By improving the air quality, you can stop the spread of these dangerous pathogens through your home. You may find this is one of the best ways to get rid of that musky smell, too. 3. Better Sleep By removing the particles in the air, you do not have to breathe in these elements during the night. You...

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