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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Woman checking ductless air conditioner.

Why is My Air Conditioning Blowing Hot Air?

June 15, 2018

Why is your air conditioner unit starting to blow warm air? There are a couple reasons this may be happening, but one thing we know is no AC is unacceptable in West Chicago, IL. At Chris Mechanical we want you to keep cool, so here are a few minor items you may want to look at before you request…

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Ice-covered air conditioner.

Frozen Air Conditioner?

May 17, 2018

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 energy saving tips.

7 Tips To Cut Energy Costs This Summer

May 9, 2018

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 home at your normal…

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5 A/C myths.

5 Air Conditioning Myths

April 30, 2018

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 back will only cause potential system…

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Window A/C unit.

Three Signs You May Need a New AC Unit

April 15, 2018

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 replacement? Age How…

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Family at table.

Central Air Conditioning Basics

March 30, 2018

There are 4 major components to your Air Conditioner: Compressor This is the first stop in the Air Conditioning cycle, and is located inside your outdoor unit. The compressor is responsible for taking low temperature, low pressure gas and pumping out high temperature, high pressure gas to the condenser. Condenser This is the outdoor casing…

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Technician adjusting water heater settings.

What To Do If You Have No Hot Water

January 5, 2018

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 need the assistance of a professional plumber.…

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Chris Mechanical Services proudly provides HVAC service to Batavia, Bloomingdale, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, St. Charles, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield and the surrounding Illinois communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 630-206-5093, or request service online today.