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Pleated vs. Woven Fiberglass Filters

What is the difference between a pleated filter and a woven fiberglass filter? First, there is the visual difference that you notice, the woven fiberglass filter is flat and will allow light to pass through it. It is many threads of fiberglass in a random woven pattern and is commonly found in the 1” and… Read More

What you need to know about high efficiency cooling

Everybody is aware that some cooling systems will produce the same amount of cooling as that of other systems but at a lower energy cost; these units are considered high efficiency. There are several factors that contribute to this higher efficiency, some very obvious, some a bit more discrete. The first thing to consider is… Read More

Know Your Dehumidifier

Many people in the Oswego, IL. area use dehumidifiers in their homes even though they use central air conditioning systems. High humidity conditions coupled with temperatures in the low 90’s will cause humidity levels in your home to get above 60% relative humidity. A good dehumidifier can bring levels down below 55% relative humidity. Following… Read More

How Do I Set My Aprilaire Humidistat

Aprilaire humidifiers can preserve many of the wood products in your Oswego, IL. home during the dry winter months. However, if not set properly, they may produce more moisture than your home needs and if left unchecked for too long may eventually cause damage. Knowing how to set your humidistat is important to maintaining the… Read More

Does My Humidifier Need Yearly Service

Like all mechanical equipment, your humidifier should be serviced at least one time per year and that time is now. As the temperatures go lower, so does the moisture content of the air. As your furnace heats up the air in your home, that warm air has the potential to hold more moisture than it… Read More

Smelly Drains?

Their irritating and embarrassing.  Here's a few pointers. The well-designed and correctly installed plumbing system is odorless. Odors are most likely to arise from leaks in the waste or vent piping, or from traps which have lost their water seal. There are many opportunities for odors to result from incorrectly installed systems, particularly if not… Read More

What Factors Can Affect My Airflow

Your furnace fan is rated to provide a given volume of air measured in cubic feet per minute (cfm) based on the resistance in the air delivery system. This resistance comes in different forms and is referred to as external static pressure (esp) or pressure drop measured in inches of water column (wc). Common factors… Read More