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How to Minimize Allergies This Spring

Thanks to an unusually mild winter, warm weather and spring is well under way. While the warm weather is welcome, the jumpstarted season is bad news for anyone with springtime allergies. With high pollen and mold counts expected for months to come, minimizing allergens inside your home is essential. These proven methods can help improve…

Why Ventilation In Your Home Is Important

Homes today are tightly sealed, and Lake Zurich, IL homes are no exception. Chicago winters are bone-chillingly cold, and with heating costs at an all-time high, a tightly-sealed home is an energy-efficient home. The only problem is a lack of fresh air. Here’s how proper ventilation can keep your indoor air healthy, even during the…

Are You Overspending on Your Home?

Everyone loves saving money with coupons, sales and special offers. Most people shop around to find the best deals on groceries, insurance and big purchases. When it comes to utility bills and home maintenance, you could be doing more to lower your expenses. Analyzing Your Home’s Energy Use How can you tell if you’re overspending?…

Why is Your Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

The last thing a Lake Zurich, IL homeowner wants in winter is a furnace that’s blowing cold air. Why would a furnace do that? Well, there are three common reasons. The good news is that you can probably fix these problems all by yourself. The Thermostat Is Set To “On” When the thermostat is in…

Is Upgrading Your Furnace Worth it?

Like many other Lake Zurich area homeowners, you may be wondering whether upgrading the furnace that is essentially the heart of your HVAC system could possibly be worth the cost of the new equipment. Perhaps you’ve been cautioned against spending money to save money. Yet, when it comes to aging HVAC equipment, there are some…

Repair Or Replace Your Furnace. How To Know For Sure

Illinois winters are brutal. Between subzero wind chills and lake-effect storms, Lake Zurich homeowners have to be prepared. One of the most important preparations is to ensure that your furnace performs optimally until the weather warms up. If your heater is approaching its use-by date, there is an ever-present possibility that it will give out…

Here’s Your Handy Fall Maintenance Checklist

With the winter season in the not too distant future for Chicago’s northwest suburbs, fall is the right time to perform critical home maintenance. Taking care of your home now helps ensure that everyone stays safe, warm and comfortable indoors when outdoor temperatures plunge. Use this essential checklist to make sure that you’re ready for…

Why a Furnace Checkup in the Fall is So Important

Seasonal furnace maintenance is essential for reliability, efficiency, and safety. In Lake Zurich, Illinois, we can expect the temperatures to drop in October and remain cool, (or freezing) through April. Investing in maintenance is the best way to prepare your furnace for the long heating season. Ideally, you should schedule tuneups in early fall to…

4 Tips for Optimal Home Health

Keeping your home healthy and safe means protecting you and your family against the unsuspecting hazards that could pose eventual dangers. From harmful pollutants to faulty electrical wiring, there are a number of hazards that could put your property and life at risk if you aren’t diligent. Here are four tips to help ensure optimal…