Why Is Your Commercial Air Conditioner So Loud?

September 20, 2022

It’s no secret that commercial air conditioners are loud. But why exactly is this? In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the main reasons your building’s commercial AC unit might make a lot of noise. Location of the Compressor The compressor is one of the most important parts of an air conditioner and is also one of the loudest. This is because the compressor is responsible for circulating the refrigerant throughout the AC unit. This component is usually located outside the building, and all the noise it makes is amplified. This

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How Often Should You Schedule AC Maintenance?

August 18, 2022

When the scorching heat of the Central Illinois summer comes around, it’s imperative that your household air conditioner is running smoothly. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to keep your home’s cooling system in tip-top condition. Perhaps the most important thing you can do for the appliance is to regularly schedule professional maintenance. Why Is AC Maintenance Important? When you enlist our AC maintenance services at Bratcher Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., our team will work hard to improve the overall health, performance, and efficiency of your cooling system. This will involve cleaning the appliance, making any necessary adjustments to

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Ideas About Making An Air Conditioner More Energy Efficient

July 14, 2022

Energy efficiency means a lot to homeowners trying to reduce their monthly expenses. The extreme and uncomfortable summer heat could undermine plans to use the AC a little less. Even when running the air conditioner more than usual, there are possible ways to make the system more energy efficient. Hopefully, less waste and smaller cooling bills will likely result. Look At the Doors and Windows Sometimes, the problem doesn’t rest with the air conditioning system entirely. Issues with doors and windows could lead to more cold air waste. Some may leave windows open to get fresh

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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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