July 22, 2017

The Importance of AC Maintenance

Every machine in existence is destined for the same end, and mechanical failure of some sort is inevitable. Thankfully, almost any air conditioning unit manufactured in the past decade can be counted upon for function well for years on end. But even that much hinges upon proper maintaining of a given machine. Particularly in the warm spring and summer months of Granite City, an AC unit is almost certain to experience hundreds or thousands of hours of heavy usage. A sustained output of that sort is enough to test even the best cooling systems modern manufacturing technology can produce. As an AC repair job can prove exceedingly costly, depending upon the damage in question, detecting problems before they can cascade into outright catastrophes is always preferable. After all, the worst malfunction is the one you could easily have prevented. Inspect your system’s exterior regularly and check your thermostat periodically. If something major is amiss, it will likely be apparent, even to the untrained eye. And remember—if anything sounds a bit out of place (clanking, tapping, screeching), consult with a knowledgeable technician immediately. Most HVAC malfunctions are preceded by warning signs which, if acknowledged, will allow you to get in front...

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June 22, 2017

Are Expensive Filters Worth It?

As you’re getting your HVAC system ready to keep your home cool for another summer here in Illinois, you want to make sure you’re being as smart and efficient as possible. One of the questions we get a lot at McFarland Indoor Comfort Services is whether it’s worth the extra money (up to seven times as much) to buy expensive filters for your unit. It’s important to remember that a filter’s main job is keep unwanted items – dust particles, pet hair and the like – from getting into the coil and clogging things up. Filters are made to protect equipment, not people. The makers of expensive, high-end filters claim their products can “capture at least 90% of large airborne particles like dust, pollen and pet dander from the air passing through the filter.” Even if that’s true, that means they’re preventing those foreign objects from passing through the filter; not even the filter manufacturers claim they can improve indoor air quality for people in the house. While there is anecdotal evidence from people who say expensive filters lead to cleaner air, here at McFarland Indoor Comfort Services we haven’t seen reputable studies to back up the claims that pricy...

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May 17, 2017

What to Look for in an AC Company

You are constantly sticking to your leather sofa and Fido’s favorite spot is next to an electric fan. You deserve to have a comfortable, cool home. Before making the move to a new AC unit or heat pump, you need to find the right air conditioning company. Whether you’re replacing an older cooling system or installing a new one, finding a trustworthy, AC company to either install or service your system can be time-consuming, bewildering and stressful. Here are some easy steps to follow: Choose an AC Specialist. There are many ways to buy an AC unit or heat pump: appliance stores, internet, or even out of the back of a van. By purchasing this way, your supplier is usually responsible for the installation of your cooling system, and few will take responsibility for issues with proper design, installation, and maintenance. Insist on a local air conditioning service company like McFarland Indoor Comfort Services that installs and supports everything that they sell. Know Their Qualifications. When requested, AC installers and technicians should show you verification of both bonding and insurance. Check with a consumer affairs office for any complaints. It’s a huge bonus if a technician is certified by a...

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April 15, 2017

5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

No one likes to think about the end of their AC unit’s life. So don’t! There’s no reason you’re your machine can’t stay with you for many, many years to come. Keeping your AC unit around is easier than you think. At McFarland Indoor Comfort Services, we sell you products that are guaranteed to last. Still, there are a few easy ways to make sure everything stays running well. Here are 5 simple tips on how to extend the life of your AC unit: Got a lot of stuff hanging around your condenser? Clear all of that away! Keeping too much stuff around your condenser can cause its functions to become restricted which is never good. Make sure to keep your bushes trimmed and debris cleared out around your condenser as a way to add a few more years to your air conditioning unit’s life. Try to keep your AC unit out of direct sunlight. Doing so can make sure that it stays cool and doesn’t overheat. Think about planting some trees near your air conditioning unit in order to keep it in the shade— maybe even a palm tree, for a tropical feel. Clean your AC unit regularly. Leaving...

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March 28, 2017

Proper Care For Heating And Air Conditioning Collinsville IL

One of the most expensive and important components of most any home is its HVAC system. It is what provides climate control for the interior space during times when the exterior temperature is less than comfortable. Taking care of the heating and air conditioning Collinsville IL is something that depends on both the homeowner and professional technicians.

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February 24, 2017

Find The Best Furnace Installation in Edwardsville

The mild winter weather in Illinois has placed a great demand on heating systems. Keeping comfortable when the wind is blowing and frost settling outside makes for a more pleasant living and working environment. With the proper furnace installation Edwardsville residents need, they are provided high-quality services and assistance to prevent cold conditions inside the home.

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February 6, 2017

Details About Furnace Installation Edwardsville

While cold weather is accepted by most people as a less desirable season than other parts of the year, there are some business types which cash in during the winter weather and take their holiday or slack time during the hot part of the year. The obvious winter weather business boon is for the furnace installation Edwardsville firm, but there are others who are even more tuned into the winter season.

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December 19, 2016

Tips For Affordable Furnace Installation Edwardsville

Your leading heating and cooling company offers a range of comprehensive services from repairing air conditioners to the replacement of heaters. When facing a furnace installation Edwardsville homes and businesses are encouraged to call on HVAC specialists for affordable tips and valuable results. Do not cut corners that could lead to higher costs down the line but trust the maintenance and replacement of essential appliances to professionals to beat the cold season in Illinois.

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December 6, 2016

Furnace Installation Edwardsville Tips And Suggestions

Cooler temperatures and more precipitation are on the horizon, Even though winter may not be fully settling in, there are expected rain showers in IL soon to occur. If you are thinking ahead for the temperature changes and the feel of moisture in the air, furnace installation Edwardsville options are extensive. There are options in the size and complexity of heating systems, as well as in the prices.

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October 28, 2016

Prepare For Comfort In The Aftermath Of The EF2 Tornado In Illinois

Extremes in climatic conditions including severe winter storms and heavy rains can compromise indoor comfort. The EF2 tornado in Illinois has caused much concern including property destruction bringing with it significant changes in weather patterns and temperatures. Keeping comfortable requires efficient and powerfully operating heating and cooling devices to beat humid or icy discomfort when the weather is unpredictable.

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