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New Unit Installation

Are you wondering how long your HVAC system will last after you have it installed? Most HVAC systems are designed to last between 12 and 25 years. Of course, this depends on the fuel source of your system and how much maintenance it receives. The good news is that our HVAC professionals can help you […]

Humidity

Humidity is an important factor to good indoor air quality, but striking the perfect balance isn’t always easy. Knowing how to spot the difference between too much and too little humidity can help you create a more comfortable home environment. The effects of too much or too little humidity can range from health issues to […]

Broken Heater

The winter weather brings freezing temperatures, and it can wreak havoc on your heating and air conditioning system. Everybody wants to come to a toasty, warm home. However, many people don’t give their HVAC system a second thought until it causes them problems. Here are the five most common heating and cooling problems during the […]

Family Warm at Home

Your heating system is an important part of your home’s environment. It provides warmth during the cold winter months and it helps to keep your home cool during the summertime. While a home’s HVAC system is important, it can also be a source of great confusion for homeowners. Here are 5 common myths about your […]

Humidity at Home

Your home’s thermostat is a necessary component of your home heating system. It allows you to set the room temperature to one that is comfortable for your whole family. Monitoring your humidity level within your home is a necessity as well to avoid unwanted mold growth in your HVAC system. Many new thermostats actually have […]

Best Heating System for Your Home

When the cold winter months roll around, you’ll need the help of a home heating system to ensure you and your family stay comfortable throughout the season. With so many advancements in the heating industry, there are more choices than ever before. Some of the most popular HVAC systems include furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps. […]

Humidifier or Dehumidifier

The difference between a humidifier and dehumidifier is that one helps if you have dry air and the other one helps if you have too much moisture in the air. A humidifier increases humidity if you are dealing with dry air. If your air has a lot of moisture in it, you will want to […]

Winterize Your HVAC System

After a long, hot summer, fall has finally arrived and in some places, it’s almost chilly enough to turn on the heat. If the idea of switching your heat on makes you shiver, there are things you can do to help winterize your HVAC this season. Inspect Your Air Ducts Your furnace is connected to […]

Heater Blowing Cold Air

When you turn on your heating system, you expect that warm air should be flowing through the vents. If you turn your heating on, and there is cold air, you may have an issue with your system. Several issues may affect the functionality of your HVAC system. The Fan Is Not Functioning If the air […]

Gas or Electric Heating

Gas and electric heating systems are both good options for keeping your home warm. Gas heating costs more to install but provides inexpensive heat, working best in colder areas. Electric heating has lower installation costs but costs more to run. Gas is the better option for most Illinois homes. At Thornton Heating and Cooling, we […]