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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 23, 2020
Cold man waring winter clothes.

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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Furnace Repair Vs. Replace

November 27, 2018
Repair or replace?

There are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace. How Old Is Your Furnace? According to the Department of Energy the average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. As your furnace approaches this age range you should start to watch for warning signs your furnace may…

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5 Reasons to Schedule Fall Furnace Maintenance

October 8, 2018
Coffee and blanket.

Once the cooler weather hits here in West Chicago, IL, 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 it, you should have your furnaced cleaned and checked by a professional from Chris Mechanical. You may…

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Humidifiers In The Fall

September 27, 2018
Bryant humidifer.

In Chicago, evidence of fall’s presence is obvious as the leaves on trees begin to turn over, but many will notice fall from the sudden drop in humidity. We can all agree fall brings cooler weather, and dry brittle air.  Cooler air simply can’t hold as much moisture as warm air, which results in the…

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