Heating

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How to get the best out of zonal heating systems

Zonal heating – what it is and why you need it When central heating first came in, the usual system had only one thermostat. In private homes it would frequently be in the hallway and it would be set, not at the temperature the family wanted the hallway to be at, since there wouldn’t… View More

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What distinguishes one furnace filter from another?

Types; life expectancy; efficiency rating. Everything you need to know about your furnace’s filter There are some costs you can’t get away from. But some are optional – you only incur them because you overlooked something. Repairing furnace damage that came about because a filter wasn’t… View More

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Why summer is better than winter for servicing the furnace

Winter will be here before you know it. Get that heating system maintained now – before you need it. Here we are in July and at six in the morning the temperature is 75 degrees. By early afternoon, it’s going to be in the mid 90s. And we’re talking about winter? Get outta… View More

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Building Energy Management Systems Aren’t Just For Giants

The savings from intelligent HVAC systems are for us all to share Building energy management systems (BEM) have been around for ten years or more but were mostly restricted to large facilities where they produced big cost savings and allowed management a better understanding of what went on in… View More

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HVAC: Unraveling Mysteries

HVAC: How Air Source Heat Pumps Work Most of the heat pumps you’ll see are splits: they have an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. Occasionally, you’ll come across a packaged system where everything – compressor, condenser, coil and fan – is in a single (outdoor) cabinet. Heat pumps do two jobs, at least in Illinois… View More

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HVAC and the Internet of Things

Tomorrow is coming fast, but HVAC still needs attention At Climate Control Services, we don’t usually talk much about science fiction. We are more interested in what our customers need, and how we can best meet those needs and give customers what they want. And the… View More

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Stay Friends With Your Furnace

The furnace is your friend. Don’t let it become an enemy When you live in Illinois, you develop a close relationship with your furnace because the furnace stands between you and a very cold winter. It’s a good idea, then, to stay on good terms with your furnace. We don’t mean treat it like a pet – don’t offer it carrots, or put down a… View More

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Furnace Repair

Furnace repairs you can do yourself – and some you Can’t Not everything that goes wrong with a furnace means you have to call for professional help. There are things everybody can do for themselves, and there are other things that anyone reasonably handy can do – and then there are the times when you need us. Let’s take a look at… View More

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HVAC you can rely on

Rely on Climate Control Services and Chicago Cubs to get the job done! Well, they did it. It took 108 years, but they did it. The Cubs have won the World Series. We haven’t fully taken it on board yet. Probably you haven’t, either. We’ll be telling our great-grandchildren about this day. Those who made the journey… View More

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The Cheapest HVAC service isn't always the best move

Quality Over Price There’s a guy we know who’s been a salesman for as long as we – or he – can remember. He is often entertaining, has a lot of stories (as you expect from salespeople), and when he talks to you he makes you laugh. Often. As you also expect from salespeople. One of the things he insists on is that, if… View More