Air Conditioning Articles

Summer Savings Tips for AC

July 15, 2022
Summer Savings Tips for AC

It’s summertime in Illinois. The team at Chris Mechanical Services hopes you find time to relax with friends and family, taking in the beautiful sunny days.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

May 6, 2022
AC Maintenance Checklist

Can you imagine a hot West Chicago summer without air conditioning? Your air conditioning system can be your very best friend on the warmest days. 

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

August 12, 2021
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It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

July 8, 2021
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When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your West Chicago home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Chriss Mechanical Services wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

June 3, 2021
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When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Do I Need an Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

May 11, 2021
Portrait Of Young Male Technician Repairing Air Conditioner in West Chicago, IL

An air conditioner tune-up can help more permanent components last longer, because they are not working hard to battle things like dirty filters and unlubricated parts. A new air conditioning system is a costly investment; make it last as long as possible with a regular air conditioner tune-up.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

July 13, 2020
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Environmental issues play a significant part in not only your air conditioner’s performance but contribute to potential problems you may face. Our team of experts at Chris Mechanical Services want to help increase your awareness of some of these environmental factors.

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Prepare for Summer Power Surges

March 10, 2020
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With air conditioners running throughout summer, electrical grids become strained making power surges in your area more common. Power surges can cause significant damage to electronics in your home and your air conditioner. Reasons for Power Surges A power surge is a rapid increase in voltage that exceeds the standard voltage by more than 10%. A…

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How Does AC Work?

June 24, 2019
Small girl eating watermelon on the floor in front of a fan.

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Chris Mechanical Services, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the appliances you…

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 19, 2019
Baby and dog sleeping in good indoor air quality in West Chicago, IL.

At Chris Mechanical Services, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently is crucial to helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve.

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