Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for July, 2014

Benefits of Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, July 28th, 2014

If you want to make it through the long, hot summer season comfortably, it is important that you schedule your air conditioning maintenance in Schaumburg, IL with a skilled, trained professional. There is no better way to keep your air conditioner in outstanding working condition than by scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance with a qualified party. At Service King, we understand just how important your comfort and that of your family really is. That is why we are proud to offer exceptional air conditioning maintenance services throughout the area. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should call now to schedule your air conditioning maintenance.

Today’s air conditioners are more effective and reliable than ever before. Even still, though, they are not perfect. All mechanical systems are subject to operational problems, and your air conditioner is no exception. The important thing to remember is that a well-maintained air conditioner is going to work more reliably than one that is allowed to slip into disarray. Routine maintenance gives your technician the opportunity to thoroughly inspect and tune up your air conditioner as needed. This will keep any problems with your system as few and far between as possible.

Of course, this is far from the only benefit that routine air conditioning maintenance has to offer. Professional maintenance is also a great way in which to get the most efficient performance that your AC can provide. We all know just how costly it can be to run our appliances in this day and age. When you schedule professional air conditioning maintenance, though, every component in your system will be able to pull its own weight. This means that your system will require less energy in order to cool your home, which in turn means that you can cut down on the cost of doing so.

To learn more about the many benefits that regular air conditioning maintenance in Schaumburg, IL has to offer, call upon the pros at Service King today. Not only can we help you to enjoy a better performance from your AC, but we can help you to pay less for it at the same time. When you work with us, expect nothing but top-quality services. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment with us.

Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 21st, 2014

You should know that the quality of the air in your home is every bit as important to your overall comfort as your ability to regulate temperatures effectively therein. If you want to boost your indoor air quality in Schaumburg, IL, you may require the assistance of an IAQ specialist. To work with one such technician, you need only call the pros at Service King. We have the indoor air quality products and services that you need to ensure that you have access to the clean, pure air that you enjoy.

One of the most common reasons that indoor air quality may suffer has to do with humidity levels. Both excessive and inadequate humidity levels may result in the degradation of your indoor air quality. Very dry air can aggravate allergy symptoms, see an increase in static shocks, and make it difficult to heat your home sufficiently. Excessively humid air, on the other hand, can lead to muggy, stuffy conditions in your home, while also promoting the growth of biological pollutants such as viruses, mold, and bacteria. A whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier can help to resolve such issues.

Airborne and biological pollutants are also very common indoor air quality problems to face, and it is necessary that you combat either of them with the right tools in order to boost your IAQ levels. Airborne pollutants can be filtered out of the air by using an air filtration system or an electronic air purifier. Biological pollutants, however, must be destroyed: they cannot simply be filtered out of the air. UV air purifiers are the perfect tool for the job. Just remember that any air filtration or air purifier equipment must be professionally installed and serviced if you want it to operate effectively.

Let Service King know if you are interested in improving your indoor air quality in Schaumburg, IL. We are more than happy to help you do so, and we are also fully qualified. No matter what issues you may be up against, you can count on us to resolve them effectively. Give us a call today to schedule your next service appointment with us.

Signs That You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Nobody wants to have to deal with a broken down air conditioning system, especially not during the hottest time of the year. Of course, there is also no such thing as a 100% reliable air conditioner. At some point you are going to have to schedule professional air conditioning repair in Schaumburg, IL. When you do, it is always in your best interest to ensure that you do so immediately. If you put off your air conditioning repair needs, even if you suspect that a problem is rather minor, you risk doing further damage to your air conditioner. Make the right choice, and call the AC repair technicians at Service King at the very first sign of trouble. Here are a few of the warning signs to keep an eye out for.

One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioning system is to keep an eye on the costs associated with running it. If you notice a sudden spike in the amount that you are paying in order to cool your home, it is very likely that there is some problem with your AC which requires professional air conditioning repair services. When your utility bills spike out of nowhere during the cooling season, let us rule out any issues with the condition of your AC.

Another sign that it is time for professional air conditioning repair in Schaumburg, IL is if your system is not cooling your home evenly and effectively. Hot spots throughout your house are among the most common of all issues that you may encounter with your air conditioning system. There are many different reasons why this issue may develop, including refrigerant leaks and damaged air ducts. Only a professional technician will be able to determine with certainty what the exact cause of the problem may be.

Finally, remember that no operational problem is too minor to contact a professional repair technician about. Even odd sounds and strange odors can be early warning signs of more serious problems brewing. You don’t want to take any chances when it comes to the performance of your AC or scheduling air conditioning repair in Schaumburg, IL. If you have any reason to believe that something is amiss, give Service King a call today.

Why Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 7th, 2014

There is no way to deny just how important your plumbing system is to your daily routine. Every time you shower, brush your teeth, do your laundry, or wash the dishes, you depend upon your plumbing system to both supply you with water throughout your home, as well as to dispose of that wastewater in an efficient, effective manner. If you want to ensure that you are able to drain water away from your home consistently and dependably, you may need to schedule professional drain cleaning in Schaumburg, IL with a professional plumber. In order to do so, just call upon the pros at Service King. We guarantee that we will complete your drain cleaning services properly.

A clogged or slow moving drain may not seem like a very major problem, but such issues can actually have pretty serious consequences on your plumbing system. Of course, slow drains are a nuisance. However, they can also do real damage. It is important that the pressure levels within your pipes are appropriate. If you have serious clogs in your drains, it is possible for the pressure within your plumbing system to build up to a point where your pipes are damaged. This is just one reason why it is so important to have your drains cleaned if you have issues with slow drainage or frequent clogs.

You may be wondering why you cannot just handle your drain cleaning on your own. We appreciate the DIY attitude, but the fact of the matter is that there is no way you can hope to find the clog in your drain and to clear it out completely on your own. There may be multiple clogs along the length of your drain lines, and over the counter chemical cleaners are simply not a good way in which to resolve such problems. While a drain snake is a better option, it is only guaranteed to get the job done when handled by a professional. Plus, we have the technology to inspect your drains from within to ensure that the job is complete.

When you suspect that you are in need of drain cleaning in Schaumburg, IL, you need to call the expert plumbers at Service King. We are more than happy to keep your plumbing system in prime working condition. When you schedule service with us, you’ll know that your drains are working just as intended.

Denmark Also Celebrates the Fourth of July

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Maybe an elementary school teacher tried to trip you up with this test question: “Do other countries have a Fourth of July?” If the teacher had phrased the question as, “Do other countries celebrate the Fourth of July?” you would be less likely to slip up and answer “no.”

Except… and your teacher probably didn’t know this at the time… there is another country that celebrates the Fourth of July. They don’t celebrate a holiday that happens to fall on July 4 (there are quite a few of those spread across the globe), but they actually celebrate U.S. Independence Day.

That country is—Denmark.

Every July 4, in the Rebild Region in the north of Denmark, thousands of people gather in Rebild National Park to hold the largest Fourth of July celebration outside the U.S.A., an events known as Rebildfesten. This tradition has continued for over a hundred years now, starting in 1912. The origins of this unusual celebration is that in 1911 a ground of Danish Americans purchased the 140 acres of the parkland between the woods in Rold and the Lindenborg stream. The next year, they deeded the land to the Danish King and people of the country as a memorial to Danish Americans, under the condition that the place remain undeveloped, open to the public, and used to celebrate U.S. holidays. Today, the park also hosts a museum on the history of Danish immigrants to the U.S., housed inside a log cabin.

This display of solidarity with the U.S. is because of the country’s warm welcome of 300,000 Danish settlers who were among the earliest to migrate across the seas. The celebration continues as sign of the long friendship between the two nations.

Since its inception, the celebration has hosted famous speakers such as the members of the Danish royal family (the queen and princess both attended for the 100th anniversary), Walt Disney, Keith Carradine, and Richard Chamberlain. The festivities actually start two days earlier, but on the fourth is when the major parade is held (which marches over 3 miles from the train station) and the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra performs a selections of music from both countries.

Although we doubt you will be celebrating your Fourth of July in Denmark this year, we at Service King hope you have a fantastic Independence Day.