New Chicago Furnace Installation with Before and After Photos

Example of the HVAC expertise of Around the Town Heating & Cooling Inc. Old Carrier furnace system, replaced with a new super high efficient Amana furnace with a Honeywell F 300 electronic air cleaner and a April Air 600 Bypass Humidifier and Honeywell Ultraviolet Germicidal Lights Call or contact us online today for heating, furnace or boiler repair in Chicago and the South suburbs of Illinois.

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50 degrees BELOW normal…

Rare coast-to-coast cold snap to engulf Lower 48 late next week The cold will take the better part of next week to reach the East Coast, first arriving in the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Rockies this weekend. Some of the coldest air, relative to average, will focus on the region from the Pacific Northwest to the Northern Plains early to the middle of next week. Cliff Mass, an atmospheric science professor who blogs about Seattle weather, wrote that the cold snap could be “far colder than we have seen in many years. ” Is your furnace in need of maintenance in Chicago or the Southwest Suburbs?

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Oak Lawn Furnace or Boiler & Heating Repair Service

  Oak Lawn furnace repair and furnace replacement services by Around the Town Heating & Cooling Inc. This wonderful weather we are having shall soon be over and its a good chance you have discovered that your furnace or boiler is not working properly. This statement is true especially if you don’t have your furnace or boiler cleaned properly. Come on Oak Lawn residents” use sound judgement and beat the waiting game that will take place when the temperature drops and you have a heating breakdown.  In this industry of heating and cooling when the weather does not cooperate and HVAC equipment fails we havc contractors have a first come first serve list (unless you are a regular customer of course). Heating problems come in array of  patterns like, furnace comes on and goes off in a few seconds, furnace or boiler seems to run non stop and your gas and electric bills soar beyond your …

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Temperatures Drop During Chicago Area Snowstorm

CHICAGO WEATHER: 2ND ROUND OF SNOW HITS, 5-8 INCHES TOTAL EXPECTED FOR WEEKEND Snow continues to fall for a second day in the Chicago area, snarling traveling and expecting to dump a weekend total of 5-8 inches before midnight Sunday. At about 5 p.m., more than five inches had fallen in Gurnee, Marengo, Porter, Chesterton and Lindenhurst. The heaviest snow had been falling in the northern suburbs and parts of northwest Indiana. Is you heat working? Schedule an appointment with Around the Town HVAC™ to keep it functioning at peak performance before the temperatures drop.

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No Heat Chicago — Need a Furnace Repair?

You come home to your safe haven for the evening and take your coat off and notice that its not as toasty warm like it should be. Your first thought is to go to the thermostat and make sure the switch is on heat and the dial is turned up. Your next move is to go and look at the furnace or boiler and see if any thing is happening, you turn switches on and off and still nothing happens. Now your mind wanders and you think what do I do and who do I call?  Some contractors may have previously left a sticker on your furnace or boiler and that gives you a starting point, if no sticker is present you may call a trusted friend and ask them who they use for there heating repairs? If no one really knows, then you turn to the Internet. You must choose …

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Knowing Your Furnace

Knowing your furnace can help guide you through maintenance and how crucial key component’s are important to the proper operation of your furnace. Knowing your furnace such as the importance of keeping a clean furnace filter makes a difference between yearly maintenance and yearly repairs. Yearly maintenance is much more cost effective by far then yearly repairs. Maintaining your furnace will help insure safe operation as well as possibly helping to avoid a furnace breakdown during the coldest days of the heating season. Anyone that has had a breakdown during the coldest days knows how difficult it can be to find a heating contractor when you need one most. Knowing your furnace and its components may encourage you to call us when something is not working properly or for your yearly furnace maintenance. In the picture below you will find these key components that play the major roles in furnace sequences of operations. …

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1932 Water Boiler

This boiler is from 1932 and was repaired by Around the Town HVAC in Chicago, IL. Around the Town Heating & Cooling Inc. are Chicago Boiler Service Experts and understand the mechanics behind the boiler heating process that was used over 85 years ago.

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Cracked Heat Exchanger

If the furnace is producing high levels of carbon monoxide and the exhaust gas is mixing with the household air, A cracked heat exchanger could allow exhaust gas from the furnace to contaminate the household air with carbon monoxide. If your heat exchanger is cracked, it needs to be fixed.

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The Dark Side of Government Regulation

Government Over Regulation-Infographic Discount Paper pdf

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Boiler Repair or Replacement with a New Unit

As part of their regular maintenance process, contractors suggest ways in which homeowners can save energy. Existing boilers may benefit from outdoor reset controls — if not already equipped — and programmable thermostats can also reduce energy consumption. These two measures alone could save 15-20 percent yearly from the fuel bill. Outdoor reset control can help save money, because it changes the temperature of the supply water as the outdoor temperature gets cooler or warmer. Evaluating the installation of more efficient pumps could potentially help with electrical consumption, as well the amount saved would depend on the application. One type of reset control that may help improve the energy performance of older, noncondensing, non-modulating on-off boilers is the FuelMizer from Taco Comfort Solutions. This outdoor reset switching relay is both a boiler reset control and switching relay and is designed to regulate the supply water temperature of a single boiler based on the outdoor temperature. With reduced supply water temperatures, …

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