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  • How to Choose the Right Size AC Unit

    The blog discusses the importance of choosing the right size air conditioning system for your home. It explains how an incorrectly sized system can lead to inefficiency and discomfort, whether it's too large or too small. The term "size" in HVAC refers to the unit's cooling capacity measured in tonnage, with one ton equating to the ability to cool 12,000 BTUs per hour. The blog emphasizes the need for professional installation to ensure the system is properly sized and installed for optimal performance. It encourages homeowners to seek assistance from HVAC experts to select and install the right air conditioner for their specific needs.
  • Spring Maintenance Checklist

    The blog provides tips for getting your home and HVAC systems ready for spring and summer. It emphasizes the importance of spring cleaning to control allergies, suggesting measures like setting up a shoes-off policy, keeping screens in open windows, and considering whole-home air filtration systems or UV purifiers for allergy sufferers.
  • How to Reduce Allergens in Home

    The blog provides tips for combating home allergies as spring approaches. It advises against sweeping and dry dusting, recommending mopping and moist dusting instead.
  • How to Avoid & Fix Frozen Pipes in Chicago

    The blog advises homeowners in the Chicago area on preventing frozen pipes during winter by assessing vulnerable areas like basements and attics. It recommends insulating pipes with foam or fiberglass insulation and adding heat through methods like heat tape or temporary space heaters to mitigate the risk of freezing.
  • How to Fix Low Water Pressure

    The blog addresses low water pressure at home, suggesting troubleshooting steps before seeking professional help. It advises unclogging the faucet aerator by soaking it in vinegar and checking for debris, replacing shower heads with low-flow features, and ensuring water valves are fully open, including those under sinks and the main water supply line. If there's a pressure-reducing valve, it is suggested that the valve be adjusted to increase water flow.
  • What Is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

  • Holiday Electrical Statistics

    This blog post discusses staying safe this holiday season by being aware of common electrical hazards, such as overusing plugs and extension cords. It also suggests ensuring your Christmas tree is well-watered to prevent fire risks. Opt for LED lights, keep decorations away from heat sources, and avoid leaving candles unattended.
  • What Not to Put in Garbage Disposal

    Garbage disposals are convenient but can be easily damaged by improper use. During the holidays, it's crucial to avoid putting certain items in them, such as large amounts of grease or fat, fibrous vegetables, grainy materials, animal skins, and bones, as these can lead to clogs and damage. For swift and cost-efficient plumbing repair in Chicago, you can contact ABC Plumbing for expert assistance.
  • Household Heating Statistics

    Household heating statistics provide valuable insights into energy usage and costs, helping homeowners make informed decisions about their heating systems. Nationally, approximately 48% of residential energy use is attributed to heating and cooling, with average annual heating expenditures varying based on fuel type.
  • When Should I Schedule an A/C Tune-Up?

    The best time to have your air conditioning system tuned up is in the spring, before the summer heat arrives. A spring tune-up prepares your system for the upcoming cooling season by cleaning, lubricating, and repairing any potential issues. Turning to professionals for the tune-up ensures lower energy bills, fewer repairs, longer equipment lifespan, and warranty coverage, making it a worthwhile investment for homeowners in Chicago. Schedule your A/C maintenance with ABC today to enjoy immediate and long-term benefits.

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