Do I Need Annual Furnace Maintenance?

January 5, 2021

If you own a home, you may wonder if you really need to have it receive professional maintenance every year. There are several good reasons why you should do so, including that it can save you far more money than it costs. Improve Energy Efficiency Furnaces naturally become less efficient over time. One big reason why is dirt, dust and debris accumulate on critical components. A technician will clean these parts during maintenance. They’ll also inspect your furnace to see if there are any other issues affecting efficiency. Reduce Repairs When a technician tunes up your furnace, they look to...

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Should You Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

December 3, 2020

Your home’s ducts exist as a silent system that works hard to deliver conditioned air throughout your Peoria home. Sometimes, though, this system fails at its job because of dust that gets trapped in the ducts and reduces airflow. Fortunately, there’s a solution to this problem: duct cleaning. To understand if it’s worth it to have clean your ducts, here are some important things to consider. Restricted System Airflow In most cases, a light layer of dust on the walls of your ducts doesn’t justify a cleaning. However, over the years, this light layer of dust can attract more and...

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A Zone Control System Can Save You Money and Here’s How

November 16, 2020

Who doesn’t like the warmth and comfort of a great heating system? If you’re looking for a new way to increase efficiency and lower overall costs, consider installing a zone system. Zone systems use a central control panel to control the dampers installed in the ductwork. The system manages the temperatures according to the instructions you give it. We’ve outlined a few of the ways this system can save you money. Improves Efficiency Why would you send air to the rooms you aren’t using? Zone control systems divert air to rooms that need to be cooled or heated at certain...

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Why Humidifiers Are Used More With Heating Systems

October 20, 2020

Winters in East Peoria, IL, are known for their cold, dry air. When your heating system turns on, this dries the air in your home even more. Read on to learn why humidifiers are used more with heating than cooling and how using a humidifier could improve your comfort and health. How Your Home’s Heating System Affects Humidity Your home’s heating system decreases the relative humidity level of your home’s air. The warm air has a higher saturation point for water molecules. When the amount of water molecules in the air stays the same but the temperature goes up, the...

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