HVAC Tips

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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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The growth of ductless HVAC

What is ductless air conditioning and when is it the right choice? First, a word of caution. When we don’t recommend going ductless, it isn’t because we have the ability to cut sheet metal on site and we want to use it. Ductless air conditioning is not for everyone and nor is it for every location. There are disadvantages,… 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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SEER standards and how they affect Illinois

New SEER standards can help you improve living conditions and cut operating costs SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and refers to the performance of air conditioners. New air conditioners must be manufactured to reach a minimum SEER level, which varies according to where in America the system is to be installed. The… 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 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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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

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Furnace Humidifier Installation

Why an Illinois home can be drier than the Mojave Desert Humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air, and we usually talk about relative humidity because the amount of water vapor the air can hold varies with the temperature. (That’s why, in temperatures of 10oC, relative humidity of 40% doesn’t feel particularly… View More

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HVAC and the Super Bowl

One philosophy: if you’re going to do it, do it right. Four days from now, Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots face off in the 2017 Super Bowl. It’s being billed as “the biggest Super Bowl ever.” The Super Bowl has been running for 50 years now and, while it’s true that it seems to get bigger and glitzier every year,… View More