A typical Illinios summer workday for one of our air conditioner professionals is long, hot, and dirty. All day we repair broken air conditioners, recharge leaking refrigerant, replace motors, or deliver the bad news that a homeowner needs a new air conditioning unit.
In many instances, the air conditioners we repair are not working due to years of neglect from things like never changing filters, ignoring preventative maintenance, or not fixing the air conditioning unit when it starts performing poorly.
At Garber Heating & Air Conditioning, we stress the importance of routine heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) preventive maintenance with each of our Bloomington area customers. Preventative maintenance not only guards against breakdowns, but every study on maintaining heating and cooling units shows they operate more efficiently and last much longer than units never serviced.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team can offer you an affordable HVAC service contract so you do not have to worry about keeping your air conditioning unit maintained.
Do you notice some of the rooms in your Bloomington home are either warmer or cooler than others? Do you have a room that never quite reaches the comfortable temperature you want? Is your second floor always a little bit uncomfortable? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. These are common issues for homeowners, and in many cases, the problem is caused by air duct, or ductwork, issues.
Our professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can help you identify ductwork leaks, poor insulation in your ductwork, or other ductwork problems you may be experiencing. Although ducts are a hidden network behind your home’s walls and floors, they can cost you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy every year if they are not operating at their peak performance.
When you call our team, we will come out and inspect your air duct system. Our trained professionals can seal air duct leaks, ensuring your heated or cooled air makes it to all the rooms in your home. In addition, we will identify duct areas that can benefit from additional insulation such as ductwork running through an uninsulated attic. We may recommend different solutions to help you balance your heating and cooling throughout your Illinios home.
If you are ready to increase your comfort level and save some money on your energy bills, call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025. Our professionals are ready and waiting to serve you and your family. Request air duct service online today.
Having reliable commercial heating and cooling is important to a company’s bottom line. It takes a special service provider to understand the unique needs of a commercial operation. Our professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning will listen carefully to your organization’s particular situation and make recommendations that fit your business, time frame, and budget.
Whether you’re looking for a heating solution for a small, medium, or large business, our team of professionals is ready to help. We can work with just about any industry, building configuration, and budget constraints to provide reliable, consistent heat in the winter months.
Our team has experience with Bloomington commercial furnaces and boilers as well as ducted and ductless heat pumps. For large organizations, we can install a rooftop unit (RTU), which often manages heating, cooling, and ventilation more efficiently.
When it comes to keeping your employees, customers, and equipment cool in the heat of the summer, you want a system that’s properly scaled and reliable to meet your Illinios cooling needs. Our trained technicians are well-versed in installing and servicing commercial air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, and cooling towers as well as with a variety of other cooling equipment you might require. Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 today.
Investing in preventive maintenance of your heating and cooling system is a smart business decision. Our trained technicians will be happy to come out and inspect, clean, and tune-up your commercial cooling system in the spring and your commercial heating system in the fall.
During these checkups, we can often spot potential problems and make needed repairs before your commercial system fails. That saves you time and money as well as the inconvenience of having a broken heating or cooling system during business hours. Check out our maintenance plans that are customized to serve your particular commercial business’s unique needs. Request commercial service online today.
Most homes in Illinios are either heated with a furnace or a boiler. If you happen to have a boiler in your Bloomington home, it will be either condensing or noncondensing. Condensing boilers are more energy efficient as they concentrate the hot water vapor to heat your home while, at the same time, using waste energy to begin warming up the colder water coming into the boiler.
Our professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can help you select a residential boiler that is energy efficient and properly sized for your home if you are considering investing in a new boilers system. It’s important to have the right-sized boiler because one that is too small will not provide enough heat and one that is too large will waste energy.
Although our team can provide boiler repair and maintenance, if you have a boiler that’s more than a decade old, it may be time to invest in a new one. Older boilers tend to be only 50 to 70 percent efficient while the newest boilers can exceed 90 percent efficiency, saving you money and helping the environment.
Ready to talk more about boilers? Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . Our trained professionals will be happy to provide more information or answer any questions. Request boiler service online today.
If you have regular battles over the thermostat setting in your house, you may want to consider investing in a ductless heating and cooling system for particular rooms in your Bloomington home. Ductless systems work by providing climate control to a particular room or space.
Since ductless systems do not use your Illinios home’s ductwork system, you can save the energy often lost while heated and cooled air travels from room to room via air ducts. In addition, only a small hole connecting the indoor and outdoor units is required in order to install a unit, which makes installations very straightforward.
Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning recommends installing a ductless unit in spare rooms such as sun porches or attic bedrooms as well as in rooms where family members might prefer different temperatures. A ductless system can help balance heating and cooling throughout your home as well.
Compared with traditional heating and cooling systems, the upfront costs associated with a ductless may be a bit more. You will recoup some of the cost through reduced energy bills, so don’t let this prevent you from exploring this option if you are interested.
Coming into a toasty, warm home from the blistering winter wind is such a pleasant feeling. Be sure your furnace is ready for the cold temperatures by checking in with our professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning. Our trained professionals can help you select and install a new furnace, repair or inspect an existing furnace, or simply tune up your entire heating system to be sure it’s prepared.
If you are in the market for a new furnace for your Bloomington home, you will have plenty of options. Today’s furnaces are designed to operate in a wide variety of climates as well as different sized homes.
The layout of your rooms and the building materials used in your Illinios home should also play a role in helping you select the right furnace for your needs. It’s important to match the size of your furnace to all these factors so you get the right amount of heat in cold weather while not wasting energy unnecessarily.
Furnaces run on a variety of different fuels so another consideration when choosing a furnace is the long-run cost of operating your furnace. Most new furnaces are designed with optimal efficiency in mind. It’s important to balance the initial cost of your furnace with ongoing energy costs.
In addition, many furnaces have special features that can help improve indoor air quality or ventilation, offer variable speeds for more consistent heat, or provide zone heating.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Many of us are used to the traditional ways of heating and cooling our homes, but more options exist for the savvy shopper. Residential geothermal heat pumps have been around for a long time, but no one has been talking about them. Yet, investing in geothermal heating and cooling can be one of the smartest decisions you will make in Bloomington.
In a nutshell, geothermal systems exchange heat with the earth itself through a ground heat exchanger. While above ground temperatures are fluctuating, temperatures remain fairly steady and pleasant a few feet down, providing an alternative source of reliable heating and cooling. Depending on the model, a geothermal pump may also provide hot water.
While the initial costs of setting up a geothermal heating system may seem intimidating and higher than other alternatives, geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems cost much less to run than any other common HVAC system.
In many cases, you can expect to recoup your investment in two to 10 years. You may also qualify for government assistance depending on the programs available in your area. Be sure to consult with professionals in advance to make sure that you take advantage of these opportunities.
Curious to learn more or ready to make the investment in a geothermal system here in Illinios? Our professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning are thoroughly equipped to set up and install geothermal heat pumps according to your needs—give us a call at 309-866-3025. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to conventionally heating and cooling your Bloomington home. Instead of creating their own heat to warm up your home, heat pumps simply take heat from outside and pump it into your indoor space in the winter. During the hot summer months, the heat pump does the opposite: it pumps the heat from inside your home to outside, resulting in a cooler indoor climate.
Heat pumps are an efficient and cost-effective way to provide the heating and cooling you need in Illinios. In some cases, heat pumps may cost much less than what you would be paying to run a conventional heating and cooling system.
Talk with us at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning to learn about air-source heat pumps, which are the most common type of heat pump. These typically use much less electricity than is required by furnaces and baseboard heating options.
Although heat pumps were originally designed for homes in moderate climates, developments in technology have made heat pumps great options for homes in colder climates as well. Ask us about ductless, or mini-split, heat pumps. They are perfect for homes without ductwork.
Call our team of professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . Our heating and cooling experts can provide additional information about heat pumps and help you determine if they would be a good solution for your home. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Do you find yourself feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from allergies, asthma, or constant respiratory distress? Although these things can originate from many different sources, poor indoor air quality is a possibility.
Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning here in Bloomington wants to help you ensure a healthy home. We will come out and test the air quality in your Illinios home. If they find any issues, they can provide remediation services to help you improve it.
Everyone has dust and dust mites in their home as well as some level of chemicals released from carpeting, cleaning supplies, and other household substances. In addition, if you have pets, you will generate more hair and dander. Smoking also adds particulates to the air. All of these things can contribute to an indoor air quality problem.
Testing of indoor air quality is something we do every day. If we find issues, our experienced professionals might recommend remediation such as air duct cleaning or replacing your air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A wide variety of air filtration and air purification systems are available on the market today as well, which can help improve your indoor air quality.
Everything has its season, and your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is no different. Your furnace puts in overtime during the chilly winters while taking a rest in the summer, and your air conditioning unit works on the opposite schedule in Illinios. Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning recommends that right before your furnace or air conditioner goes into high gear you schedule an HVAC maintenance service call.
Our trained professionals will conduct a complete inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. Talk with us about our multipoint inspection. It includes a filter change, lubrication, pressure and safety check, and much more. You will also have a trained eye on your system so any potential problems can be caught quickly and repaired before your HVAC system stops working.
In the long run, investing in HVAC maintenance can save you a great deal of stress and money in your Bloomington home. A well-maintained system will not only function better, but it will consume less energy every day. In addition, it can help increase the working life of your whole system, making it less likely you will have to invest in a new furnace or air conditioning unit prematurely.
When you are ready to schedule your HVAC maintenance visit, contact Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . We would be happy to answer questions or share more details. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Conventional heating systems such as radiators, baseboard heating, and furnaces consume a great deal of energy in Illinios. One reason is because these units need to be heated to a high temperature in order for the surrounding air to be brought to a comfortable temperature. For example, a radiator often needs to reach 150 degrees to provide room temperature heat.
Garber Heating & Air Conditioning now offers a more energy-efficient alternative: radiant floor heating. In this system, an electric-based or water-based network is installed under your Bloomington home’s flooring. This system only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees to provide average heat to your living space.
Radiant floor heating is easy to run, simple to maintain, and eliminates much of the traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment typically needed in your home. This frees up space and gives you flexibility for innovative interior design.
Ideally, radiant floor heating is installed when you build a new home. If you are retrofitting a current home, you may incur significant installation costs as well as inconvenience as your flooring will need to be lifted up and perhaps replaced in order for this heating system to be added. Radiant floor heating will also increase the level of your home’s flooring.
Contact Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 for more details. Our trained professionals can provide all the information for you to make an informed decision. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Most Bloomington homes having a conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system have one thermostat controlling the temperature for the entire home. Over the years, many attempts have been made to control the temperature in particular rooms to reduce energy consumption and costs. For example, some people may close vents in unused rooms or program a thermostat to different temperatures throughout a 24-hour period.
Today, zone control systems are available to provide you with even more control over the temperatures in certain areas of your home. For example, if you want to only heat your upstairs bedrooms in your Illinios home on cold winter nights, you can increase the temperature in that zone while decreasing it in the downstairs zone.
Our Garber Heating & Air Conditioning professionals can help you install a zone control system, which includes motorized dampers that can open and close based on programmed instructions. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, allowing you to customize temperatures within the zones. The thermostats and dampers are then connected to the central HVAC system.
When one thermostat calls the central system for heat, for example, the automated dampers will open and close appropriately before the furnace fires up. If other zones call for heat during this period, those dampers will open as well. As soon as all thermostats have reached the desired temperatures, the HVAC system will shut off. This makes for high efficiency and lower energy costs.