Heating

Why is My Furnace Clicking?

All heating systems make some kind of noise. Radiators make knocking and hissing sounds, and even a small ductless system will hum a little. Furnaces will make a low hum or rumble while operating normally. Clicking sounds are one noise you don’t want to hear. Furnace Making Clicking Noise? Clicking furnaces are more than a …

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking?

Perplexed by a leaking furnace? Under normal circumstances, a furnace does not use water or create condensation. However, anything from a tilted drain pipe to a faulty humidifier can cause pooling liquid under a furnace. Water Under Furnace In most cases, you simply need some regular furnace maintenance to clear things up and get the …

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Maintaining Your Water Heater in Winter

Hot water gets taken for granted so much that many folks forget about annual maintenance for their water heater. Just like a furnace or air conditioner, your water heater should be inspected and repaired at least annually. Winter maintenance works well for water heaters because that’s when you’ll rely on a hot shower the most! …

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like It’s Burning?

You should not have to accept that your furnace makes a burning smell or other foul odors when it runs. If your furnace has a chronic smell of burning dust or has suddenly begun making strange odors, turn it off now and then take appropriate steps to ensure your safety and air quality. Common Reasons …

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7 Essential Furnace Safety Tips

Temperatures have begun dropping, which means that you’re going to need your furnace to keep you warm and safe this winter season, especially here in Chicago. Because you’ll be depending so heavily on your furnace, it’s important that you keep the following seven safety tips in mind: Have your furnace inspected once a year – …

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5 Signs Your Water Heater is About to Fail

Water heaters should heat water, of course, but there are other warning signs that yours will break down soon.

If you never have enough hot water, you might need to get a larger unit or switch to an on-demand tankless water heater.

That’s an upgrade you can make at your leisure, as long as nothing else is wrong.

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Effectively Preparing Your Furnace for Winter

Every year, millions of Chicagoans mark the changing of seasons in an exciting ceremony—by switching the thermostat from “cool” to “heat.” Well, it might not be much of a ceremony, because it happens about as fast as the seasons change here on the North Shore. That’s why it’s never too early to be prepared to …

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