At Althoff Industries, we don't just view ourselves as HVAC technicians. We see ourselves as indoor air quality specialists. Properly treating the air in a home is much more complex than it may first seem. There are numerous factors to consider. One has to note the...read more
There is a reason HVAC companies refer to their equipment as a “system”. It's because each component is designed to work in harmony to provide efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The older an HVAV system is, however, the more opportunities there are...read more
There are plenty of myths about how to best clean the air in your home. Some people believe a good HEPA air filter will do. Others suggest an air purifier. Still others say that perhaps there is nothing you can do, especially when it comes to allergens. The Chicago...read more
One the easiest, least expensive and most beneficial ways to keep your air conditioner humming along through the summer season is through changing the air conditioning filter and through regular air filter maintenance. Yet, it is amazing how often our HVAC technicians...read more
We recently received what we refer to as a “no heat” call. It was May so it wasn't a desperation call, thank goodness, but still an issue. We immediately noticed something different upon arrival at the Park Ridge residence. This home had twinned furnaces that combined...read more
Just like when your Chicago area furnace kicks on for the first time in the fall, when your central air conditioning goes on for the first time in the spring, you may be welcomed with some unknown vent odors. Why does your central air conditioning smell that way? How...read more
In a previous article, we discussed the importance of a good spring cleaning and tune up of home's air condition system. We mentioned how some bargain HVAC technicians won't even bother to take the panels off of an AC unit to clean the evaporator coil. This can...read more
This time of year, HVAC companies begin to advertise their air conditioning maintenance specials, and for good reason. The spring is indeed the best time to ensure your air conditioning will operate at its peak through the summer months. Preventative maintenance and a...read more
During the course of the summer, a homeowner may encounter problems with their central air conditioner unit. Although, most air conditioner problems only require a quick A/C repair, if a homeowner lets small problems linger or does not engage in timely central air...read more
A regularly maintained air conditioner is one that is working efficiently, which in turn helps homeowners keep utility bills down. Spring is the optimal time to schedule an inspection--before the high heat of summer returns. Here are 5 ways that an annual air...read more
Homeowners rely on their air conditioner to work reliably and efficiently all summer long, so when a unit fails, it can lead to uncomfortably living and sleeping conditions. Learn how to keep you’re A/C unit operating efficiently all summer long with these tips. 1....read more
Is the air conditioner in your Chicago area home ready for summer? Spring is the perfect time to examine your central A/C unit to ensure it is clean and has not incurred any visible damage after being idle all winter. The following are summer air conditioner...read more
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