6 Ways to Soundproof Your HVAC Unit

June 13, 2022

As a property owner, you rely on heating and cooling systems to keep your building comfortable in cold and hot weather. However, some units make a lot of noise while in operation that can disturb sensitive individuals like light sleepers. Luckily, you can minimize these disruptions by soundproofing your HVAC unit. This article will discuss the different ways to soundproof your noisy HVAC system effectively. 1. Use a Sound-Absorbing Blanket A soundproof blanket or sound curtain comes in handy when you want to reduce the noise coming from your HVAC unit. Sound blankets are easy to

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Reasons Why Your AC Is Leaking

May 19, 2022

Some homeowners in Monticello, IL have complained to Bratcher Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. about their AC units dripping water. The observation of tiny water droplets is not a cause for alarm during hot, humid weather. However, noticing water puddles around the HVAC unit signifies serious problems that require urgent attention. A failure to correct the issue could risk exposing inhabitants of your home to persistent respiratory problems from mold and mildew. In addition, you may end up facing expensive repairs or further damage to the HVAC equipment. Knowledge about the cause of water collection is critical in finding the most appropriate

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Is Sleeping With the Windows Open a Good Idea in Peoria?

April 12, 2022

Air conditioners are best known for their ability to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures during the hottest months of the year. However, modern cooling equipment also regulates indoor humidity and filters the indoor air. These are important things to keep in mind if you’re looking for ways to cut the energy bills for your Peoria, Illinois home. Following are several reasons why opening windows at night isn’t always the best choice. You Can’t Crack Windows With the Air Conditioner On In order for open windows to be a cost-effective choice for nighttime cooling, the air conditioner must

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5 Ways Leaky Windows Affect How Your Home Is Heated

March 17, 2022

There is no doubt that windows are an essential part of any home. They let in natural light and provide ventilation. However, many homeowners have experienced a leaky window at one point. This issue is not only frustrating, but your windows can also experience damage. What about the effects on your heating and cooling system? Do leaky windows affect how your house is heated? Yes, leaky windows do affect how your home is heated. If you are experiencing leakages in windows, you will likely pay about 20%-30% more of your energy bills. The more your windows leak,

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Tips to Make Your Furnace Last Longer

February 14, 2022

The average furnace lasts between 15 and 20 years. However, there are multiple things you can do to help extend the lifespan of your furnace. The longer you can keep your furnace running efficiently, the longer you can put off purchasing an entirely new system. Get Annual Maintenance One of the best ways to not only ensure that your system lasts its intended lifespan but also help push it past that is to get regular furnace maintenance. Call a furnace professional once a year so that they can perform a proper tune-up on your system.

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Here’s Your New Year’s Resolution Checklist for Your Heater

January 3, 2022

New Year’s resolutions are about creating new habits that will help you have the best year possible. Part of having that kind of year is not just improvements for yourself, but improvements around your home. Here is a checklist of resolutions to consider that will help your heater work more efficiently to keep you and your family comfortable while reducing your expenses. Use Thermostat Programs If you have a system that is currently running efficiently, using your thermostat’s programs can give you an extra boost. In fact, they may help you save up to 10% of

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4 Ways to Winterize Your Heating System

December 16, 2021

If you’re planning on spending much of the winter bundled up at home with the thermostat on high, it’s important to consider the effect this will have on your heating system. The more regularly you’re relying on it to keep warm, the higher the odds get of it becoming worn out or broken down. Not to mention the fact that each day you’re putting strain on it, your monthly heating bills are getting more and more expensive. That being said, if you can find effective ways to improve the unit’s energy efficiency and give it consistent breaks from operating, you

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5 Tips to Prepare Your HVAC System for a Snow Storm

November 17, 2021

Snow storms are simply a part of the reality of living in the Midwest. While they may be beautiful to look at, they can also wreak havoc on your HVAC system. Here are five tips to preparing your heating system for the next major storm of the winter. 1. Change Your Air Filter Your filter is one of the primary devices protecting your furnace from airborne contaminants. A clogged filter causes less air to flow through your system, requiring longer heating cycles. These longer cycles cause excessive wear and strain on your equipment, leading to premature

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Why Your Heater Won’t Shut Off

October 13, 2021

You may have a problem with your heater if it won’t turn off. This is a common issue, and there are a few reasons why this could be happening. This article will give some reasons why your heater might be failing to turn off even when you expect it to. A Bad Thermostat The first thing to check is your thermostat. Your heater may constantly be working because your temperature drops even though the thermostat is set for a higher temperature. It may also be stuck in the “on” position because of ice buildup around the

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Issues You’ll Most Likely Face With Your Home’s Furnace

September 16, 2021

As a homeowner, you have a lot of responsibilities. One of those is ensuring that your furnace is properly maintained and repaired when issues develop. When you understand the most likely heater issues that you will face, you can better react to get your system fixed quickly. Broken Limit Switch Your furnace has a limit switch that measures the indoor air temperature that is running throughout your venting. Your thermostat relies on the limit switch to tell it when the indoor air has reached the set temperature that you have programmed into your thermostat.

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