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Why is My Air Conditioning Blowing Hot Air?

What happens when you turn on your air conditioner unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in West Chicago, IL. We want to keep you cool at Chris Mechanical, so here are a few simple...

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Frozen Air Conditioner?

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool...

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7 Tips To Cut Energy Costs This Summer

1.Install a wifi thermostat Not only will this save you up to 20% in energy costs each year it also allows you to alter your thermostat schedule on the go. On the go scheduling gives you the ability set your thermostat back longer if you find you’re not going to be...

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5 Air Conditioning Myths

Myth 1: My Air Conditioning will work faster if I set my thermostat back 10 degrees. Truth: It doesn’t matter whether or not your thermostat is set back 10 or 2 degrees your air conditioning unit is going to cool at the same rate. Setting your thermostat 10 degrees...

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Three Signs You May Need a New AC Unit

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in West Chicago, IL. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a...

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Central Air Conditioning Basics

Here are 4 of the main parts to your central air system: Condenser This is the outside metal unit. This is where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas that enters the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered so that the gas can...

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What To Do If You Have No Hot Water

There are few things more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. Typically it may be something simple that you can take care of yourself. However, some things do...

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What is a Heat Pump

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses...

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