Sticky? Stuffy? Creating Ideal Indoor Humidity in Your Home

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...

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3 Reasons Why a Mismatched HVAC System Costs You More Money

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...

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Will an Air Purifier Minimize My Allergy Symptoms?

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...

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4 Important Benefits of Air Conditioning Filter Maintenance

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...

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You May Not Have the Correct Furnace Size: What to Look For

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...

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Is Your Air Conditioning Cleaning Being Handled Properly?

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...

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5 Common Central Air Conditioner Repairs

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...

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8 Tips for Homeowner Air Conditioner Maintenance

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...

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Northwest Herald 2013 Readers Choice Award

Winner of: The Northwest Herald 2013 Readers Choice Award for The Best Heating and Air Conditioning and One of the Best in Plumbing Services.

2013 Carrier Presidentʼs Award

Winner of: The 2013 Carrier Presidentʼs Award for dealers who exemplify leadership and management, customer satisfaction, expertise, business growth and operational excellence.