Furnaces Articles

How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

February 11, 2021

At Chris Mechanical, we want to help you achieve the highest comfort in your Batavia home at an affordable price.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

December 14, 2020
hand turning on heat pump

Looking to install a new heater in your Batavia home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 16, 2020
A gloved hand repairing the inside of an appliance | 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check | Wheaton, IL

When you schedule your furnace clean and check regularly on an annual basis, you are preventing breakdowns. By having one of our seasoned experts inspect and clean your system, he or she can spot any impending repairs or weaknesses. This alerts you so you can take care of the issue in a timely manner, circumventing middle-of-the-night emergencies when emergency services will cost you more.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 23, 2020
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We at Chris Mechanical want you to be comfortable at home; you deserve to be! Here are seven furnace problems that could be causing uneven heat:

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

November 12, 2019
Horizontal photo of vacuum cleaning inside heater floor vent with Red Oak Floors in background. 7 furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Wheaton homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 16, 2019
A quiet village street in autumn. 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check.

Once the cooler weather hits here in Wheaton this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Chris Mechanical. You may…

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Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

February 11, 2019
Blank thermostat.

It’s an “Oh no!” moment when you approach your home’s thermostat and see its screen is blank. Is it serious? Does it mean your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioning is broken? Not necessarily. In fact, most of the time, it’s something minor and can be easily fixed. Here are some of the most frequent…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

January 24, 2019

If your furnace is producing a strange scent, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your home. For your convenience and protection, our Chris Mechanical team…

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My Furnace is Making Noise

December 19, 2018
Couple in bed covering their ears with their pilows.

Furnaces are meant to make noise because well, they’re not perfect. Once we’ve perfected it well let you know, but until then we think you should a few danger noises your furnace may make. It’s important to know if you hear unusually loud noises coming from your furnace to shut it down immediately. Help is…

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Heat Exchangers Decoded

November 30, 2018
Heat exchanger.

What is a Heat Exchanger? The heat exchanger is a series of sealed chambers in your furnace that separates the combustion process from your breathing air. The combustion process begins at your burners and ends where your exhaust is vented from your home (either your chimney or PVC venting). The air is heated as it…

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