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Heat exchanger.

Heat Exchangers Decoded

November 30, 2018

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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Toys 4 Tots Drive.

Toys 4 Tots Drive

November 27, 2018

Every Child Deserves a Little Christmas The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program’s mission is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. The program helps to spread the message of hope to the less fortunate children and help give them the special Christmas they deserve.…

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Repair or replace?

Furnace Repair Vs. Replace

November 27, 2018

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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Warm Thanksgiving Wishes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!

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Coffee and blanket.

5 Reasons to Schedule Fall Furnace Maintenance

October 8, 2018

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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Bryant humidifer.

Humidifiers In The Fall

September 27, 2018

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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5 Fall HVAC Myths.

5 Furnace Myths

September 10, 2018

Myth 1 My house will heat up faster if I set my thermostat to the highest setting. Fact It doesn’t matter if you set your thermostat up 2 or 10 degrees, your single stage furnace is going to heat at the same rate. Setting your thermostat 10 degrees up will only leave you with higher…

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Family sitting on floor reading a book.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

September 1, 2018

Indoor air quality (IAQ) often goes unthought of in most people’s home and businesses, but if left neglected IAQ can have detrimental health effects. Recently the EPA found people spend an average of 90% of their time indoors with air quality 2-5 times more polluted than outside air. For most, this may come as a…

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Wall-mounted ductless air conditioner.

Ductless Heating and Cooling

August 14, 2018

Originally from Japan, ductless heating and cooling (AKA mini-split systems) was introduced to the US about 30 years ago. Sales and popularity have been growing since then due to their high efficiency levels, affordable price tag, and flexibility of installation. Ductless systems can be used in numerous applications. Below are 5 common mini-split applications: 3…

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Air filter.

DIY How To Chose The Right Filter For Your Home

June 26, 2018

How to pick your Filter The furnace filter is often the most forgot about household item   The overall effectiveness of a filter is rated based on the Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV) scale developed by The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The MERV scale ranges from 1-20, 1 is the…

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