Pumpkins abound, and temperatures are on their way down. It’s that time of year, a seasonal transition when heating systems start to come to life again. If something seems wrong when your furnace clicks on and begins to stretch its legs after a long nap, you may be in need of heating maintenance. With One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove, homeowners have an expert, trustworthy resource to know if it’s time for a Tune Up, if something is broken, or if you’re better off purchasing a new unit. Here’s some information to help you know if it’s time for heating maintenance, or time for furnace replacement.

Rule of Thumb

The general rule is that if the cost of repairs is nearing 50 percent of the value of your furnace, you should consider purchasing a new unit. However, even if you aren’t facing expensive repairs, if your system is more than 12 years old it could be nearing the end of its life and might be costing you money through poor performance and lost efficiency.

If you aren’t quite ready to invest in a new furnace, consider heating maintenance to help with:

  • Lower utility bills. A high efficiency system can save you hundreds of dollars every year
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Older units could be circulating mold, mildew and irritating particles throughout your home
  • Comfort. A properly functioning furnace can help heat your home evenly, with better humidity control

Need Help Deciding?

If you aren’t sure whether to replace or repair your unit, consult with the highest rated, professional Chicago heating repair, maintenance and installation company. It may be that your system needs a cleaning and check-up to help it run better. We’re happy to offer a Furnace Tune Up for just $79 to first-time customers. Our technicians use infrared cameras to inspect your system, and you can rest assure that after a Tune Up from One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove, you will be ready for the cold months ahead.

If you are in need of a new system, we are currently offering 20% off installation of High Efficiency Comfort Systems. You’ll have the best system available, installed by our expert technicians, to provide the ultimate temperature and comfort control in your home.

Contact us today for information or to schedule an appointment at (847) 744-9447

American Comfort’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning is the top rated residential HVAC company in the Chicago area. We offer convenient service appointments seven days a week, with emergency repair service available 24 hours a day. Our great rates are the same whether day, night, weekend or even on holidays. And our guarantees are the best in the industry, including “Always On-Time…Or You Don’t Pay a Dime”. For commercial heating and cooling needs, visit our colleagues at American Comfort HVAC.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove provides HVAC services for the cities of Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Chicago, and other cities in Illinois.