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Wednesday April 01, 2015

Hello and welcome to the IndoorAire website! IndoorAire serves the residential heating/cooling needs of people living in Lake, McHenry and Cook Counties. If you are already an IndoorAire customer, you already know that. Not a customer yet? Have a look around to see what we do and how we do it.

Humidification—the process of adding moisture to the air—is one of the most important aspects of total indoor comfort, yet it's one of the least understood. Maybe this is because people associate humidity with the discomfort of hot, steamy summer days. And it's true that too much humidity causes problems. Yet when properly controlled, humidity offers many proven benefits to your health, home and comfort. Using an Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier is one of the most effective ways to add the proper amount of humidity to your indoor air and prevent the problems caused by dry air.

It's time to get your furnace inspected & cleaned!

You know what happens to cars that don't get their oil changed, teeth that don't get brushed, lawns that don't get weeded: costly repairs. Same thing if you let your furnace go.

  • Clean and inspect heat exchanger (see video)
  • Adjust belt
  • Oil motor
  • Clean or adjust pilot
  • Clean flame sensor
  • Check thermocouple
  • Check gas valve
  • Clean burners
  • Check thermostat operation
  • Inspect filter
  • Inspect drain
  • Check temperature rise
  • Check air flow

What happens when you have a "cracked heat exchanger"?

When a furnace's heat exchanger is cracked, combustion gas (AKA carbon monoxide) mixes with the air that gets circulated throughout the home.

What's lurking in your flue pipes?

This is what I found when a customer asked if I could check the flue pipe for the water heater. It was packed full - almost filling a 5 gallon bucket! Dangerous.

Got lint?

This picture shows how much lint I removed from my customer's dryer vent about one week AFTER the homeowner used a dryer vent cleaning kit from the hardware store.

If you notice it's been taking longer to get your clothes dry, or you have to use a higher temperature, your dryer vent may be plugged with lint. Some vents are easy to clean - meaning you could easily do it yourself. Some vents take a lot more work to remove impacted lint.

Clean it yourself if: your dryer sits on an outside wall and vents straight out

Call a professional if: your dryer vents out the roof, or is located somewhere in the middle of your house with the vent pipe running through a ceiling or floor

This news video gives some interesting statistics on the number of dryer vent fires that occur in this country.

The #1 reason for no heat/no AC service calls

When your furnace filter gets too dirty, not enough air is able to pass through it. Too little airflow means not enough cooling for the parts inside the furnace. Overheating triggers safety switches that turn off the unit. The result: no heat in the winter, or no AC in the summer.

Meet Brian, the owner of IndoorAire:

With over 25 years serving Lake, Cook, and McHenry Counties, customer service and value are what keep my customers coming back. I work hard every day to ensure that quality is still job one.

The purpose of this website is not to replace the one-on-one in home consultation. Our in home estimates are always free whether you're interested in a new thermostat or it's time to replace your old inefficient heating and cooling equipment.

What I hope comes out of your visit here today is to remind you of that service or cleaning you’ve been putting off, or to introduce you to some of the other products and services that we offer. So, as always, please feel free to call with any questions, together we can find the products to make your home comfortable and efficient.


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