Although lots of people are excited when the weather starts to warm up in the spring after a long, cold winter, that excitement begins to wane when things start getting hot and humid in the dog days of summer. Sipping cool drinks, staying in the shade, and taking a dip in the pool can help, but sometimes your body just needs a break in a comfortably air-conditioned home.
If you live in Eureka, you know how uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous extremely hot weather can get. Our professional team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning wants to be sure you have a reliable, working air conditioning system throughout the summer to keep you and your family safe and comfortable.
Most air conditioning systems have an average life of at least eight to 10 years, with many well-maintained systems lasting longer than that. As a result, investing in an air conditioning unit can be a wise investment and being sure it’s well maintained throughout the years is an even wiser one.
Our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are well versed in all major makes and models and can help you choose the best air conditioning system for your home. In addition, we are happy to come out to inspect and clean your air conditioner to ensure it is ready for the summer, and we provide repair services if you happen to have problems during the warm months here in Illinois.
You probably do not think much about the air duct, or ductwork, system in your Eureka, home. After all, it sits quietly behind your walls out of sight and, therefore, out of mind, as you go about your daily business. However, your air duct system operates like your house’s circulatory system, working tirelessly day and night taking cooled or heated air to every room in your home and returning air back to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Unfortunately, many air duct systems are not working at peak efficiency in most homes, which means uneven temperature distribution, regular discomfort, and wasted energy. The professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you fix that problem.
It is a good idea to have your air duct system inspected to identify where you might have leaks as well as where increased insulation may be needed. In addition, our trained professionals can help you balance the distribution of your heating and cooling with alternative solutions. These solutions work well if you have registers located in poorly located spots in a room or if the number of registers is unbalanced through your home.
By calling Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025, you will be taking the first step to increasing the comfort of your home as well as reducing your energy bills for the long term. Do not neglect your home’s circulatory system. Make the investment in a ductwork inspection, repair, and maintenance. Request air duct service online today.
Providing commercial heating and cooling services requires a wide range of skills and expertise. A commercial operation could be anything from a neighborhood bistro to a large shopping center or from a huge distribution center to a medical laboratory. Each of these commercial operations requires a uniquely scaled heating or cooling system to work effectively. Turn to a professional service provider such as Garber Heating & Air Conditioning to help you find the right heating and cooling solution for your commercial application.
Finding the best heating system for your commercial business can be challenging. You’ll want evenly distributed heat to maintain your employee and customer comfort levels. You may also require a tight temperature range for particular manufacturing or computer equipment. Many Eureka commercial operations rely on commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps to provide the right amount of heat throughout a facility. Talk with our trained professionals about the most efficient solution for you. Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 today.
When the mercury rises in the summer, you’ll want a consistent cooling system for your commercial operation. For some companies, this is primarily to keep your employees and customers cool, comfortable, and productive. For other facilities, cooling levels may be required to maintain equipment functioning or product quality. Our professional heating and cooling company can share the commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers that are available to you and help you choose the best commercial cooling solution for your Illinois company.
Once you have a commercial cooling and heating system installed, be sure to hire a professional to perform regular maintenance. Our team will come out to inspect, clean, and tune-up your system and suggest repairs before the system fails. Check out our convenient maintenance plan so you won’t even have to remember to give us a call. Request commercial service online today.
When the weather turns colder here in Illinois and it’s time to dig out your sweaters and jackets, be sure your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is ready. If you operate a residential boiler system as your main source of heat, early autumn can be an excellent time to contact our Garber Heating & Air Conditioning professionals for a maintenance visit. Our trained experts can inspect, clean, and tune up your residential boiler system so it will be more reliable through the colder weather.
If you have a boiler that’s 10 years old or more, you may want to consider investing in a new residential boiler for your Eureka home. Boiler technology has changed a great deal in recent years, and the highest efficiency residential boilers can be up to twice as efficient as the oldest ones. That means you will make back the money you spend on a new residential boiler quickly through reduced energy bills.
Talk with our team about the best boilers available for residential use. It’s important to get professional direction on the size of boiler for your home and climate. Boilers that are too small for a particular space means insufficient heat while ones that are too big will waste energy day after day.
Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 to learn more. Our team is happy to help you ensure your current boiler is in good working order before the winter comes on full force or to help you select a new one tailored to your particular needs. Request boiler service online today.
Many heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) options are available on the market today. Different offerings can meet varying homeowners’ needs here in Illinois. One lesser known option is a ductless system. Ductless systems are not part of a more traditional HVAC system, which allows you to customize the climate of particular areas of your home.
Our trained professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine what heating and cooling situations may benefit from a ductless system. Common scenarios include heating or cooling a rarely used space like a guest bedroom or sunroom, as well as helping family members who prefer different temperatures stay comfortable.
Ductless systems are more expensive at the outset, but they can result in lower energy bills due to the fact the heated and cooled air does not have to travel through a ductwork system. In addition, only a very small hole is required for installation to connect the indoor and outdoor units, which means no leakage around the unit.
Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 to learn more about ductless units and how they can supply or supplement your home’s heating and cooling requirements. Request ductless system service online today.
When fall rolls around, be sure you have your winter heating system on your mind. You can save a lot of stress if you ensure your existing furnace is ready and waiting for the cold weather in Illinois. If you are happy with your current furnace, be sure you schedule a maintenance visit that includes an inspection, cleaning, or tune-up.
If you are ready for a new furnace, take the time to talk with our Garber Heating & Air Conditioning professionals about selecting the best furnace for your needs. Many makes and models are available to suit just about any home size, budget, and desired features.
Our expert team can help you size your furnace so it fits the size, design, and building material of your Eureka home as well as your local climate. We can also go over features such as variable speeds, air filtration, and zone heating. Our goal is to match you with the best furnace for your home and budget.
Buying a new furnace can be a significant investment, but remember that all new furnaces will be more energy efficient than old ones. That means you can recoup at least some of your initial purchase investment in terms of reduced energy bills. You may want to look at fuel prices and factor those into your final decision about a new furnace purchase.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
If you are concerned about energy waste, carbon impact, air quality, noise issues, or you just would like to save more money over time, a residential geothermal heat pump may be the answer to your heating and cooling needs.
While a geothermal system is definitely not inexpensive to install, it is one of the most cost-effective ways to heat and cool your home on a steady, reliable basis. Because it works in tandem with nature, a geothermal heating and cooling system uses less fossil fuels, does not require as much maintenance as traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and can cost less over the long run than other ways of heating and cooling your home.
Depending on the model, geothermal pumps may also be able to take on the task of supplying your Illinois home with hot water at a much lower price than a separate system offers. Geothermal energy is very flexible.
It’s also worth noting that these systems can last for generations and may be eligible for federal and local grants. Check out the available programs promoting geothermal furnaces in Eureka and see what you may qualify for from the government.
The best way to find out if your home is able to take advantage of a geothermal HVAC system is to contact our professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning—give us a call at 309-866-3025. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
Developments in heat pump technology have accelerated in recent years. When heat pumps were first introduced, they were nearly all air-source models and only a viable heating and cooling option in moderate climates. However, many more heat pump options are available today for Illinois homeowners.
Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can provide more details about all the heat pump options available on the market for you. Here is a brief description of current offerings:
- Air-source heat pumps move heat between the inside of your home and the outdoors, depending on the season. The heat is pushed inside during winter and outside during summer.
- High-efficiency heat pumps have excellent dehumidification capabilities for hot and humid climates.
- Mini split heat pumps are designed to work well in ductless homes.
- Split-system heat pump with built-in second stage heating, such as a furnace backup, provides more reliable heat in extra cold climates.
Since heat pumps do not need to burn fuel to create heat, your energy costs are generally a fraction of what you might pay for conventional heating services. As a result, they can save you money and reduce your overall energy consumption.
To learn more about any of these types of heat pumps, call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . We would be happy to provide additional information about heat pumps for your Eureka home. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Breathing is something we all take for granted but is absolutely vital to our existence moment to moment. Here in Eureka, most of us stay indoors nearly all the time, so the quality of the indoor air we breathe should be important to us. Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning wants to help you be sure your indoor air quality is safe and healthy.
In nearly all indoor environments, dust, off-gassing from paints and carpets, and other pollutants are present in the air we breathe. Sometimes smoke and pet dander can be added to the mix. In most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, an air filter can remove some of these pollutants. Some Illinois homeowners may choose to have a high-efficiency HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to remove even smaller particulates.
Indoor air quality problems may result in discomfort for you and your family or, in some cases, chronic long-term health issues like allergies and asthma. When you have one of our professionals come out and test your indoor air quality, you may discover areas that require remediation. New filtration systems, air purifiers, duct cleaning services, and other solutions may improve your situation.
Call our professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning. Our number is 309-866-3025 and our trained experts are standing by to help remedy poor indoor air quality issues. Request indoor air quality service online today.
Just like your car requires regular oil changes and tire rotations to keep it running smoothly, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will work much better if you take care of it on a regular basis. The professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning recommend a biannual maintenance checkup to keep your Eureka home comfortable year-round.
The best times to schedule an HVAC maintenance service call are during the spring and fall. These are the seasons when your furnace and air conditioner are probably not in full operation yet, which means they are the perfect times to get them ready for the hot summer or cold winter. In addition, these are the seasons when HVAC professionals are not constantly under the gun with emergency service calls, which allows them to provide excellent service at an affordable price.
When you call your HVAC team in Illinois, you’ll be getting a complete maintenance package that includes a thorough inspection, cleaning and tune-up. That means all your components will be lubricated, tightened and checked for wear and potential malfunction. In the long-run, this inexpensive service call may save you an expensive emergency repair call, reduce your energy bills, and lengthen the life of your system.
To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, contact Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . Our team is ready to schedule an appointment for you at your convenience. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
If you are building a new home and pondering what kind of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you should install, give serious consideration to radiant floor heating. This relatively new heating offering takes advantage of the fact that heat rises.
Here’s how it works. An electrical- or water-based system is installed under any type of flooring throughout your home. This system can be controlled and heats up to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable room temperatures in the winter. As the heat rises from the floor, your living space warms up efficiently and evenly.
Many conventional HVAC systems in Illinois are more costly to operate because the actual equipment, such as a radiator or furnace, needs to be heated to a much higher temperature. As that heat dissipates or is blown through an air duct system, it loses much of its heat and wastes energy.
Although our Garber Heating & Air Conditioning team can install radiant floor heating in existing Eureka homes, it can take some time, be disruptive as the flooring will need to be removed, and can be more expensive than replacing a conventional HVAC system.
However, once radiant floor heating is installed, it is easy to maintain and care for and provides safe, even, efficient heat. In addition, no vents or HVAC equipment is required, freeing up space and design possibilities.
Zone Control Systems
Imagine waking up in the morning in a nice, cozy bedroom and getting ready in a warm bathroom. As you head downstairs for your morning cup of coffee, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system lowers the upstairs temperature until just before bedtime while the kitchen is comfortable for the next hour. Once you head out the door, the entire house goes into energy-conservation mode while you are away.
That’s a very real scenario for Eureka homeowners who have invested in zone control systems. One of the newer types of HVAC technologies available,zone control systems feature multiple thermostats that manage temperatures in various areas of your home. When heating or cooling is called for, a set of dampers automatically opens and closes to redirect your cooling or heating to the calling zone.
In the past, managing this task may have required physically opening and closing vents, which can damage a conventional HVAC system if doing so restricts air circulation too heavily.
Our Garber Heating & Air Conditioning trained experts can tell you all about zone control systems and how they can benefit your Illinois home.