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The Advantages of Financing Your AC System

April 9, 2019

With summer just around the corner, you want to make sure you and your family can stay cool and comfortable within your home. There’s no better time than now to assess the health of your cooling system, and determine whether you need any repairs done or even a new system altogether.

Yet purchasing a new cooling system is a large investment in your home, and many families can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars all at once. This is why we’ve partnered with some of the nation’s top lenders to offer our customers the option to finance the equipment they need to stay safe inside their Peoria homes.

How Financing Your Cooling System Can Help Your Family

All machinery eventually fails no matter how well you take care of it. Keeping your cooling system properly maintained and repaired by a reputable cooling expert such as Bratcher Heating and A/C can definitely extend the life of your equipment by many years. However, the time will come when it becomes more expensive to find and replace the individual components than it is to install a modern system altogether.

When that happens, this large home improvement purchase can put a serious strain on a homeowner’s budget. It’s important to know you have options that will allow you to keep your home running smoothly. By financing your new equipment, you won’t have to worry about being short on cash for the rest of your family’s needs. Better yet, the new equipment will run more efficiently than your old system, reducing your home cooling costs and allowing you to keep more money in your pocket each month. Another perk is being able to purchase a better unit with financing than you could comfortably buy with cash on hand.

Getting Financing From a Reputable Cooling Specialist

When you finance your home’s cooling system with Bratcher Heating and A/C of Peoria, you can take advantage of the many benefits we offer, including flexible payment options and quick credit decisions. Not only do we offer professional installation, but you can also count on us for all your cooling equipment maintenance, and repairs as well as your heating needs. Give us a call today to get started.

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3 Tips to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your AC

August 27, 2018

Lennox AC PumpCentral air conditioning systems are made to last for many years, but they do end up needing to be replaced at some point. No matter what the life expectancy of your AC is, you can take steps to extend it. This saves you from having to spend money on a replacement sooner than expected. Keep the following tips in mind for getting the most out of your current air conditioning system.

Replace the Air Filter on a Regular Basis

It’s easy to forget about the air filter in your AC system, but it’s important to change it regularly. Your air filter is designed to catch debris, including dust and air pollutants, and prevent them from getting into your ducts. This means that your air filter ends up being covered in dirt and dust over time, which makes your AC less efficient. A clogged filter can also lead to more wear and tear on your AC, decreasing its life expectancy. Set reminders for yourself to check your air filters once a month and replace them when they’re dirty in order to help your AC last longer. Keeping a new filter on hand at all times can make this easier.

Set Up Routine Maintenance

Having maintenance done on your AC on an annual basis or as often as needed can help it reach a longer life expectancy. During maintenance, technicians check for early signs of problems that can damage your AC and get them repaired promptly. Maintenance tasks, such as cleaning the coils, also ensure that your AC remains in good condition and is able to run properly, which can help it last longer than expected.

Ensure Good Airflow

Air needs to be able to flow through your outdoor unit and your vents in order for your AC to run efficiently. Any obstructions to airflow can harm your AC and shorten its life expectancy. Make sure that there are no weeds or other vegetation growing around or near the outdoor unit, and trim shrubs and bushes away from it. Go through your home and check all of the air vents to ensure that nothing is blocking them. Keep in mind that you should avoid closing vents in your home, even in areas that don’t need as much air conditioning.

Making Your Home Comfortable Again

If you need to set up maintenance for your air conditioner, contact Bratcher Heating & Air Conditioning today. We provide AC maintenance, as well as installations and repairs, for homeowners in central Illinois, including the East Peoria, Normal, and Champaign areas.

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How Geothermal Systems Can Save You Money

June 7, 2018

Savings with Geothermal systemsGeothermal heating and cooling are intended to take advantage of the heat in the Earth to efficiently provide comfort to the business or home. This method of providing cooling and heating has existed for a few decades. However, recently, geothermal heating and cooling have risen significantly in popularity. This is partially due to consumers know about geothermal systems. Here is some information about how geothermal systems can reduce your carbon footprint and save you money.

How Do Geothermal Systems Work?
Geothermal systems work by having water circulate through an underground loop. As the water circulates, it heats up from the warmth of the Earth. The system then pumps the heated water into the structure or house. The hot water will be pushed to a compressor when it reaches the unit. The system blows the heated air from the compressor throughout the space. For cooling, the system sucks warm air from the house or structure and has the warm air circulate through the underground loop. The air is then cooled and recirculated through the structure or home.

How Do Geothermal Systems Save Money?
The main reason geothermal systems spell major savings for most homeowners is that these systems don’t draw on a constant supply of electricity, which is produced by fossil fuels. Geothermal systems only need very little electricity to run the compressor, pump, and fan that function to propel air and water through the system. Some homeowners have enjoyed savings of up to hundreds of dollars every month on heating and cooling costs thanks to geothermal systems. In comparison to traditional HVAC units, geothermal systems typically prove themselves to be more ideal solutions for comfort all year round.

Many homeowners are deterred by geothermal systems due to the upfront costs associated with installation. While the upfront costs may be high, installing a geothermal system will save you plenty of money in the long run. Not only that, but you will be doing your part when it comes to protecting the environment from the harmful impact of the burning of fossil fuels.

As you can see, there are many ways that geothermal systems can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. For more information about the merits of geothermal systems and the installation and repair services we provide for these systems, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Bratcher Comfort, which serves various communities in Illinois.

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