Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for June, 2015

Why You Should Consider Installing a Heat Pump

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Air conditioning is a pretty hot topic during the summer, if you’ll pardon the pun. As popular as central air conditioning is, though, it’s far from the only option you have available for home cooling. Take heat pumps, for example. These systems have been around for a long time, but are finally starting to grow in popularity as people realize the incredible benefits that they provide. Read on for a closer look at those benefits. (more…)

How a Sump Pump Can Save You Money

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Illinois has a reputation for some pretty intense weather at different times of the year, including storms. This leads to a lot of basement flooding which, if you’ve ever had it happen to you, is a hellish experience. Thousands of dollars in water damage is often inflicted, and any systems like heaters and air conditioners that may have been located in the basement typically have to be replaced. Fortunately, there is a way to prevent this from happening. Let’s take a look at sump pumps, and what they can do for you. (more…)

Why You Should Install Ductless Air Conditioning This Summer

Monday, June 15th, 2015

The busiest season for air conditioning is just getting into full swing, and that means that keeping cool is a top priority for a lot of people. If you’re in the market for a new cooling system this summer, you should have a look at some of the alternatives to traditional air conditioning systems. For example, have a look at ductless air conditioning. Let’s examine what makes ductless air conditioners unique, and the advantages that they can provide. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Your Air Conditioner Compressor

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Of the many parts that make up your air conditioning system, the compressor is arguably the most important. This is not because the compressor is responsible for actually cooling your home. At least, not directly. Instead, the compressor is the part that keeps your air conditioner running smoothly. It is what keeps a steady rhythm during operation, and without it your system would be unable to function. Read on to find out more about the compressor, and the issues that can affect it. (more…)

Why You Absolutely Need to Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Most everyone has a smoke detector (or several) in their homes. It’s pretty easy to weigh the major benefits (safety, early fire warning, preservation of belongings) against the minor cost of purchase and installation. Far fewer people, though, have a carbon monoxide detector in their home. This is a problem, as carbon monoxide is just as much of a threat to your health and safety as fire is. Let’s examine the dangers of carbon monoxide, and why you should install a detection system. (more…)