Historic Heat and Your Home Comfort

After the last blistering heat wave in 1995, you would have thought that homeowners across the Chicagoland area would have learned that keeping their home comfort in check should always be a top priority. Instead, thousands found themselves without a functional cooling system during some of the hottest days we have seen in years. Those that had the benefit of a functional cooling system weren’t without discomfort though. Many of these homeowners neglected other aspects of their home’s comfort security that made it excessively difficult for their air conditioners to keep up in this heat! Now that we are experiencing a little bit of relief, now is the time to get your home in shape before the next wave arrives!

Air Conditioner TLC

If your air conditioner is still in a state of disrepair, stop waiting to get it fixed! Many homeowners put off calling an HVAC technician because they are afraid that all they will do is try to sell them a new unit! Well, if you find a reputable and honest contractor this will not be the case. We are all becoming penny pinchers these days and many HVAC companies understand that many of us can barely afford repairs. If your air conditioner does need to be replaced though, get multiple estimates and look into financing the system. There are some great offers out there right now if you just take a moment to look! Continue reading

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Negotiate for the best price

Something to always remember, there are some purchases in life that can be negotiated. When you buy a house, a car, or pretty much any other major purchase, it is common to get the salesman.  With salesmen often comes the opportunity to barter. I would suggest that buying a furnace or air conditioner should be the same way. Most salesmen expect or are at least prepared for some push back no matter their response.  They are there to find a way to get you to buy in a way that helps their company as well as themselves.

To give your self the best shot at success, do your homework. In this case, the more you know about purchasing an HVAC system, the better you will be able to negotiate the bottom line. Continue reading