What is Freon and Why is It Important? The AC system in your home is one of the most misunderstood appliances that homeowners have trouble diagnosing. While many people are used to hearing that an AC system may need more freon, many do not understand exactly what freon is and what it does. Our C...

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When it comes to owning a home, your AC unit is one of the most expensive appliances you’ll ever purchase, maintain, and eventually replace. Whether it’s the initial cost of installation, your monthly electricity bill, repairs, or replacement—the AC unit can end up costing you quite a bit of mon...

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Nothing puts a strain on your air conditioning system quite like the high temperatures of the summer season. The hot summer months mean that your AC is working overtime to keep your home at a comfortable temperature for you and your family to live in. If your AC system is not properly prepped fo...

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Having your AC system go out—especially in the heat of summer—Is never a fun experience. Throw younger kids or older family members who may be sensitive to higher temperatures into the mix and you could be in for a stressful day. However, before you schedule your AC service, there are a few thi...

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If you live in the Chicagoland area, you’ve probably heard about the upcoming ban on R-22, or the refrigerant more commonly known as Freon. Following January 1, 2020, the production and importation of Freon will become illegal in the U.S. Historically, Freon has been utilized across the world for...

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Anytime there’s a leak in your home, it’s natural to feel concerned. Water damage can be expensive to repair, and it doesn’t take long to occur once a leak has started. Even the simplest leak can damage floors, walls, ceilings, carpet, and even furniture. If your A/C has started leaking water, it’...

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Being a homeowner comes with difficult decisions. While we’ve all heard that investing in a home increases its value, deciding where and how to do that can be a tough choice. Should you update the kitchen? Finish the basement? The answer isn’t always straightforward. When it comes to your HVAC sys...

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Air conditioners are amazing inventions. Created in 1902 to control the humidity level in a printing press, the modern day A/C has become a common household amenity. In today’s world, it’s rare to find a home or office building that doesn’t have some type of air conditioning. Chicagoland residents i...

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We’re all familiar with the ways in which winter weather can damage our homes. It’s common knowledge that pipes can freeze, heavy snow can damage rooftops, and wind can topple trees outside. But did you know summer weather can damage homes too? Hot, humid weather doesn’t affect homes in the same w...

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Midwest summers can be brutal. Though the average temperature during Chicagoland summers is a mere 85°F, the humidity level averages around 70%. With seventy percent of the air saturated with water vapor, it’s no wonder walking outside can feel like walking into a steam room!  Living in a hu...

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