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Four Signs the Cold Weather is Finally Coming to an End – Or Is It?

With record-breaking cold temperatures and snowfalls across Illinois this winter and last, the first signs of spring are a welcome relief for residents of Lake Forest and other towns in the North Shore area. According to the National Climatic Data Center, February 2015 was one of the coldest and snowiest months on record in states across the northern half of the United States. Although spring does... Read More »

Automatic Savings: Four Reasons to Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

Lowering the energy costs for your home can provide you with added funds to enjoy a few luxuries or to save for a rainy day. One of the most effective ways to cut down on your heating and cooling bills is by updating your current thermostat to one of the technologically advanced models currently available in the HVAC marketplace. Especially during cold Lake Forest winters and hot summer days, thes... Read More »

What to Do if Your Home’s Heating System Won’t Turn On

The brutal cold of the Lake Forest winter can be dangerous, and with public schools in the region taking no chances during major cold weather events, many families find they need longer periods of heating to maintain comfortable indoor conditions while the kids are home from school. As your heating system gets a hefty workout through such weather, the risk of a breakdown is greater if you’ve... Read More »

4 Advantages of a Ductless HVAC System

For decades, duct systems have been a ubiquitous element of all sorts of home heating and cooling systems. During the heating season, the ducts carry warm air from the furnace throughout the house to keep everyone comfortable. During the cooling season, they play a similar role by bringing cold air from a central air conditioner throughout the building. In recent years, though, the HVAC industry h... Read More »

How to Manage Your Heating Bill Without Freezing Your Assets

When the weather outside turns cold and frosty, there’s nothing quite like coming home to a warm and cozy environment. That wave of warmth that greets you as you walk through the front door may be wonderfully welcoming, but it comes at a price. If rising heating costs have you feeling like they may freeze your assets this season, use these cost-saving tips to hold onto more of your hard-earn... Read More »

Myth Busters: 4 Misconceptions About Geothermal Heating

Those who are concerned about carefully using the Earth’s resources may consider renewable ones for home systems. Others may investigate options such as geothermal heating and cooling in order to cut energy costs. While geothermal solutions don’t work for everyone, it’s helpful to alleviate concerns related to common misconceptions so that the option can be explored thoroughly by... Read More »

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips for Your Lake Forest Home

With winter in Lake Forest fast approaching and heating costs showing no signs of dropping, it’s the right time to take advantage of energy-savings tips that’ll save you money during the long cold-weather season. When it comes to lower energy bills, optimizing your heating system is the key to success. The less your heater needs to run to keep your household warm and toasty, the more y... Read More »

How to Tell if Your AC is a Lost Cause

This time of year, you rely on the air conditioning system in your home or business to work. If it doesn’t do its job, your family, friends and customers suffer. Unfortunately, an increased workload can lead to serious problems, including total system failures. Before you spend money on needless repairs or replacement parts, take a moment to determine whether your air conditioner is a lost c... Read More »

Set Your AC Wisely for Summer

Are your summer cooling bills out of control? It’s easy to manage your thermostat based on how you feel at a given point in time, but that change can be forgotten, resulting in excessive operation of your equipment and higher energy bills. If you have a programmable system control, you can be much more precise with your summer thermostat settings. If your unit isn’t programmable, you m... Read More »

Just What is a Ductless AC?

Ductless air conditioners are quiet, energy-efficient cooling systems that can be used to cool anything from a single room to an entire home. Because they have no ducts, they can be quickly installed in virtually any type of room or building. When used properly, they also use far less energy than a central cooling system. How is a Ductless Different From a Central Air Conditioner? The biggest diff... Read More »

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