Winter Preparedness Checklist for Your Home

A man adjusting a thermostat in a home.

When winter rolls around, you want to be able to enjoy the falling snow, hot chocolate, and cozy nights without having to worry about your family’s safety and comfort. It’s important to prepare your home for the freezing weather ahead so that you don’t accidentally find yourself with a broken-down furnace or malfunctioning sump pump. […]

2023 HVAC Efficiency Standards: How Will New Regulations Affect Homeowners

Mike Williams technician looking back at happy homeowner after installing new air conditioner unit in Bloomington, IL home.

Big changes are coming to the HVAC industry — and we’d like to help you stay ahead of them! Starting January 1, 2023, all HVAC companies and manufacturers must comply with the new energy efficiency requirements established by the Department of Energy (DOE) on central air conditioners and air source heat pumps. These changes will […]

Are Copper and PVC Water Pipes Safe for Drinking Water?

Blue PVC pipes stacked on top of one another.

Everyone wants their homes to be as safe as possible. If you think it’s time to replace your water pipes, it’s more than understandable if you want to use a pipe material that won’t pose a threat to your family’s health and wellbeing. But what’s the best solution: copper or plastic pipes? As a busy […]

What Are the Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters?

A person adjusting the setting on a tankless water heater.

There’s a heated debate among homeowners about the benefits of tankless water heaters. Some may say they absolutely love their tankless units, while others proclaim that a traditional tank system is the way to go. As their name suggests, tankless water heaters don’t have storage tanks. Instead, these units heat the water only when you […]

What Are the Most Common Sump Pump Problems?

Close up photo of sump pump being worked on in the basement of Bloomington, IL home.

If your home has a basement or crawl space, there’s a good chance that it also has a sump pump. Essentially, a sump pump works by pumping water out of the lowest part of the home to help avoid flooding. These devices are designed to work automatically, so you can keep your basement dry in […]

Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

Woman sitting in office with fan blowing on her face from broken AC

When you turn on your AC during the summer, you expect to sit back, relax, and enjoy the cool air. After all, our air conditioners are designed to keep us comfortable even on the hottest days. However, these trusty systems can experience issues from time to time, such as when they blow warm air instead […]

What Is the Purpose of a Sump Pump in Your Home?

Work being done on open sump pit

Have you ever wondered what’s protecting your home from a flooded basement? Most homeowners have sump pumps installed on their basement floor and have little idea what it does or how it works. Sumps pumps are vital for your home, and it’s good for you to know the purpose of your sump pump and how […]

The R22 Phase-Out: Everything You Need to Know

Refrigerant for an AC in a Springfield, IL home.

On January 1, 2020, the R22 refrigerant phase-out began in the United States, stirring panic among homeowners across the country. The production and import of R22 were made illegal, although the use of the refrigerant remains allowed. Now, the only way for homeowners to access R22 is by purchasing refrigerant that is either recycled or […]

Control Melting Snow With A Sump Pump This Winter

Falling snow can transform even the most unsightly street into a winter wonderland. Unfortunately, once that snow has accumulated on the ground and begins to melt, it can quickly become a flooding hazard. If your home doesn’t have a sump pump and you live in a region prone to heavy snowfall, melting snow can potentially […]

5 Most Common Furnace Problems & Repairs

There’s nothing better than enjoying a cozy and warm home during the frigid winter months. Your furnace works hard daily to provide you and your household with comfortable heat. However, when your furnace stops working correctly, you may be left with a cold home—and a ton of concerns. Before you start furnace troubleshooting, it’s essential […]