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Winters throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois can mean severe cold temperatures and serious snowfall. An efficient, well-maintained central HVAC system, high efficiency furnace or heat pump is key to keeping your home or business warm and to ensuring that you'll be comfortable inside no matter the temperature outside. Remember that choosing the right heating system and having regular maintenance completed is key to enjoying efficient heating throughout the cold months. An efficient, long-lasting furnace or boiler is at the center of many heating systems. If you are in the market for a new furnace, boiler or heat pump, be sure to familiarize yourself with the ratings used to describe the efficiency of such systems. A licensed HVAC dealer can explain these ratings to you in detail and will help you pick the system best suited to your needs. Remember that having new equipment installed professionally ensures that your heating unit will work as designed. Of course, it's also important to complete regular maintenance on your existing heating unit. You may be able to complete some maintenance tasks by yourself. You can have tasks that you can't tackle yourself completed by an HVAC technician by scheduling a heating service appointment.
Every family has different needs when it comes to home heating. Perhaps you've recently switched to a heat pump but are unsure of the type of maintenance you should perform in order to keep your device in tip-top shape. Maybe you are ready to replace your old, inefficient furnace with a new, energy-saving central heating unit. No matter your needs, it pays off to work with a professional HVAC contractor who provides a wide range of heating services. A licensed technician can ensure that your equipment is properly installed and will provide timely maintenance and servicing.
Whether you use a boiler or furnace for heating needs, choosing regular maintenance is absolutely essential to the health of your system. Regular system servicing will help to ensure efficiency and control your utility bills. HVAC units that are properly maintained also tend to have longer operating lives than systems that are poorly maintained.
At Komfort Heating & Cooling, we know that winters throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois can be severe. Our professional HVAC technicians are here to provide for all of your heating installation, repair and servicing needs. Please call us today if you need help with your heating system.
Many homeowners now choose heat pumps to provide for their home cooling and heating needs. If you choose a heat pump for your home, you will need to have regular heat pump servicing performed in order to ensure that the pump is working correctly. If you use your heat pump for both heating and cooling, be sure to have service completed in advance of each season.
Your heating and cooling equipment will last longer when properly maintained. Our professional service technicians understand your heating system and can eliminate costly problems. Below is a list of what our technicians check for when servicing your equipment:
Benefit: Heat exchangers can develop cracks with age. If they exist, there is a risk of serious illness from toxic fumes emitted.
Carbon Monoxide levels will be tested.
Benefit: Insure that there are no dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide gas present.
Air filter will be replaced (high quality, pleated)
Benefit: A restricted air filter can cause your heating and air conditioning unit to waste energy and shorten the compressor's life.
Burners will be checked and cleaned.
Benefit: Dirty burners can cause poor combustion. You pay for useful heat that "goes up the stack."
Thermocouple will be tested.
Benefit: A gradual weakening thermocouple will eventually lock out the gas valve. This could result in you having a "no heat" situation and possibly result in an expensive night-time emergency call.
Fan switch will be checked and adjusted as needed.
Benefit: A fan switch that is not properly adjusted can waste energy or cause nuisance fan cycling.
Pilot will be checked.
Benefit: Weak or dirty pilots can easily be extinguished causing the furnace to shut down.
Safety controls will be operationally checked.
Benefit: Safety controls that do not operate can cause dangerous problems.
Blower wheel will be cleaned and motor lubricated.
Benefit: Motor will last longer and the temperature will be more comfortable.
Gas line will be leak-checked from the furnace shut-off valve to the burners.
Benefit: Undetected gas leaks are dangerous.
Combustion air openings will be checked.
Benefit: Blocked or restricted combustion air openings can be dangerous.
Flue pipe inspection.
Benefit: Flue pipe corrosion or leaks are dangerous. They could allow combustion by-products and Carbon Monoxide into your home.
Check for proper vent draft.
Benefit: Improper venting or back drafting can allow Carbon Monoxide into your home.
Secure all panels.
Benefit: Avoid dangerous conditions and help prevent no heat situations.
Thermostat will be checked.
Benefit: Defective or improperly calibrated thermostats affect comfort and operating cost.
Temperatures and performance will be recorded.
Benefit: An accurate record of vital data can indicate potential problems, which can be eliminated.
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Check out these great energy saver tips from We Energies' website for you and your family.
Purchase an energy-efficient furnace. Select an energy-efficient furnace model by looking for an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating of 90 percent or greater.
Maintain the furnace. Clean your furnace filters monthly or replace if necessary. A clean unit runs more efficiently.
Use natural gas for heating. Consider switching to a natural gas heating system. Natural gas is less expensive than other heating fuels.
Change your thermostat settings. In the winter, set your thermostat at 60° F when you are sleeping or gone. Set the thermostat to 68° F when you are at home. This can save 10 percent or more on your heating bills every winter.
Turn down the thermostat when away. If you are going to be away for an extended period of time, turn your thermostat down to save energy but never lower than 40° F. If you have delicate houseplants, keep the setting at 50° F or higher.
Let the sun in. The sun’s energy can have a noticeable effect on the temperature in your home, especially from windows facing south and west. Keep window shades and drapes open during winter months to let in the sun’s radiant heat.
Winters throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois can mean severe cold temperatures and serious snowfall. An efficient, well-maintained central HVAC system, high efficiency furnace or heat pump is key to keeping your home or business warm and to ensuring that you'll be comfortable inside no matter the temperature outside. Remember that choosing the right heating system and having regular maintenance completed is key to enjoying efficient heating throughout the cold months. An efficient, long-lasting furnace or boiler is at the center of many heating systems. If you are in the market for a new furnace, boiler or heat pump, be sure to familiarize yourself with the ratings used to describe the efficiency of such systems. A licensed HVAC dealer can explain these ratings to you in detail and will help you pick the system best suited to your needs. Remember that having new equipment installed professionally ensures that your heating unit will work as designed. Of course, it's also important to complete regular maintenance on your existing heating unit. You may be able to complete some maintenance tasks by yourself. You can have tasks that you can't tackle yourself completed by an HVAC technician by scheduling a heating service appointment.
Every family has different needs when it comes to home heating. Perhaps you've recently switched to a heat pump but are unsure of the type of maintenance you should perform in order to keep your device in tip-top shape. Maybe you are ready to replace your old, inefficient furnace with a new, energy-saving central heating unit. No matter your needs, it pays off to work with a professional HVAC contractor who provides a wide range of heating services. A licensed technician can ensure that your equipment is properly installed and will provide timely maintenance and servicing.
Whether you use a boiler or furnace for heating needs, choosing regular maintenance is absolutely essential to the health of your system. Regular system servicing will help to ensure efficiency and control your utility bills. HVAC units that are properly maintained also tend to have longer operating lives than systems that are poorly maintained.
At Komfort Heating & Cooling, we know that winters throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois can be severe. Our professional HVAC technicians are here to provide for all of your heating installation, repair and servicing needs. Please call us today if you need help with your heating system.
Many homeowners now choose heat pumps to provide for their home cooling and heating needs. If you choose a heat pump for your home, you will need to have regular heat pump servicing performed in order to ensure that the pump is working correctly. If you use your heat pump for both heating and cooling, be sure to have service completed in advance of each season.
Whether you use a boiler or furnace for heating needs, choosing regular maintenance is absolutely essential to the health of your system. Regular system servicing will help to ensure efficiency and control your utility bills. HVAC units that are properly maintained also tend to have longer operating lives than systems that are poorly maintained.
At Komfort Heating & Cooling, we know that winters throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois can be severe. Our professional HVAC technicians are here to provide for all of your heating installation, repair and servicing needs. Please call us today if you need help with your heating system.
Many homeowners now choose heat pumps to provide for their home cooling and heating needs. If you choose a heat pump for your home, you will need to have regular heat pump servicing performed in order to ensure that the pump is working correctly. If you use your heat pump for both heating and cooling, be sure to have service completed in advance of each season.
Your heating and cooling equipment will last longer when properly maintained. Our professional service technicians understand your heating system and can eliminate costly problems. Below is a list of what our technicians check for when servicing your equipment:
Heat exchanger will be inspected for cracks and deterioration.
Benefit: Heat exchangers can develop cracks with age. If they exist, there is a risk of serious illness from toxic fumes emitted.
Carbon Monoxide levels will be tested.
Benefit: Insure that there are no dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide gas present.
Air filter will be replaced (high quality, pleated)
Benefit: A restricted air filter can cause your heating and air conditioning unit to waste energy and shorten the compressor's life.
Burners will be checked and cleaned.
Benefit: Dirty burners can cause poor combustion. You pay for useful heat that "goes up the stack."
Thermocouple will be tested.
Benefit: A gradual weakening thermocouple will eventually lock out the gas valve. This could result in you having a "no heat" situation and possibly result in an expensive night-time emergency call.
Fan switch will be checked and adjusted as needed.
Benefit: A fan switch that is not properly adjusted can waste energy or cause nuisance fan cycling.
Pilot will be checked.
Benefit: Weak or dirty pilots can easily be extinguished causing the furnace to shut down.
Safety controls will be operationally checked.
Benefit: Safety controls that do not operate can cause dangerous problems.
Blower wheel will be cleaned and motor lubricated.
Benefit: Motor will last longer and the temperature will be more comfortable.
Gas line will be leak-checked from the furnace shut-off valve to the burners.
Benefit: Undetected gas leaks are dangerous.
Combustion air openings will be checked.
Benefit: Blocked or restricted combustion air openings can be dangerous.
Flue pipe inspection.
Benefit: Flue pipe corrosion or leaks are dangerous. They could allow combustion by-products and Carbon Monoxide into your home.
Check for proper vent draft.
Benefit: Improper venting or back drafting can allow Carbon Monoxide into your home.
Secure all panels.
Benefit: Avoid dangerous conditions and help prevent no heat situations.
Thermostat will be checked.
Benefit: Defective or improperly calibrated thermostats affect comfort and operating cost.
Temperatures and performance will be recorded.
Benefit: An accurate record of vital data can indicate potential problems, which can be eliminated.
Check out these great energy saver tips from We Energies' website for you and your family.
Purchase an energy-efficient furnace. Select an energy-efficient furnace model by looking for an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating of 90 percent or greater.
Maintain the furnace. Clean your furnace filters monthly or replace if necessary. A clean unit runs more efficiently.
Use natural gas for heating. Consider switching to a natural gas heating system. Natural gas is less expensive than other heating fuels.
Change your thermostat settings. In the winter, set your thermostat at 60° F when you are sleeping or gone. Set the thermostat to 68° F when you are at home. This can save 10 percent or more on your heating bills every winter.
Turn down the thermostat when away. If you are going to be away for an extended period of time, turn your thermostat down to save energy but never lower than 40° F. If you have delicate houseplants, keep the setting at 50° F or higher.
Let the sun in. The sun’s energy can have a noticeable effect on the temperature in your home, especially from windows facing south and west. Keep window shades and drapes open during winter months to let in the sun’s radiant heat.

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