PRLog - Aug. 18, 2014 - ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. -- The calendar says we're in the final stretch of summer. And while temperatures have been unseasonably cooler than average in the Chicago region, it’s still a great time to pause and reflect on the the unsung hero that helps keep us cool on any given day. Doesn't hurt to also tip our collective caps to the memory of Willis Carrier, who invented the modern AC in 1902.
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The third week in August is sometimes referred to as “Air Conditioning Appreciation Week.” If you're sitting in climate controlled comfort right now, at home or at the office, remember it’s the result of a hard working piece of machinery. To show your appreciation for all your air conditioning system does and to help keep it performing at its very best, we offer these four suggestions:
Change the Filters
Clogged or dirty HVAC filters make your air conditioning system work harder, which can lead to system breakdowns and shorter equipment life. Replace those filters monthly or as required by your system’s manufacturer.
Get a Tune Up
Have your system professionally inspected and cleaned by a trusted, certified technician. We can help catch costly problems before they start and ensure your system is operating as efficiently as possible. We're the best at this, period. No need to call anyone else!
Seal your Ducts and Bring Them Up to Current Code
Often overlooked but important to remember: leaking ducts can reduce your air conditioner's energy efficiency by 20 to 40%. Schedule an appointment to have one of our technicians check for leaking ducts and offer solutions to easily seal your duct work. Undersized ducts can drain the performance of AC systems, even new ones. Let our professionals do a complete evaluation, so you know exactly where things stand, duct wise.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats, like the latest from Nest, can help reduce energy use and help your system operate more efficiently. Our parent company, Direct Energy, has a new Comfort and Control Plan that offers fixed energy rates and price stability for Illinois residents, along with installation a of a Nest Learning Thermostat (value $249) at no extra cost. Contact us for more information.
The trusted professionals at American Comfort's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, the top rated residential HVAC contractor in Elk Grove Village and surrounding Chicago communities, are always available to offer more tips and the best advice on cooling, ventilation and heating systems. For more information please call us at: (847) 296-3444. We're online at: http://www.aconehourair.com. For commercial HVAC questions, call our colleagues at American Comfort HVAC at (847) 403-7010 or visit http://www.americancomfortheating.com.
At American Comfort's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, respecting our customers' time is our #1 priority. With an emphasis on customer service, courtesy, and appreciation, every job we perform is completed in a prompt, accurate, and efficient manner. Our guarantees are the best in the industry. With hundreds of 5-Star online customer reviews, we have solidified our reputation as a trusted residential HVAC company that values its clients and consistently exceeds expectations.