1. Dirty Air Ducts and How We Can Help

    Dirty Air Ducts and Air Duct Leaks

    As we enter the warmer months each year, it's important to make sure your air conditioner is running at optimal efficiency. At G&R Heating and Air, we can thoroughly inspect your AC unit for problems and repair anything that has gone awry. However, it's possible that even after a thorough inspection and performing any necessary repairs, that you might still experience problems with proper cool…Read More

  2. New Condenser Unit Outside Home

    is Your AC Ready for Spring and Summer?

    It's that time of year again... spring is beginning to arrive, and warmer weather with it. Before you know it, spring will pass and the brutal heat of Chicagoland summer will be on its way. This is the season of outdoor activities, but you need a cool refuge to retreat to to rest and relax. But if your air conditioner isn't working properly, the temperature inside your home can quickly climb to un…Read More

  3. How often should I change my furnace filter?

    How often should I change my furnace filter?

    A furnace filter’s main purpose is to protect all the vital components inside your furnace. It traps dust, pollen, mold spores, and other contaminants that may cause problems with your HVAC system. Furnace filters also help to improve the air quality throughout your home. Without a furnace filter, not only do you risk costly repairs to your HVAC system, but you would be breathing in all those na…Read More

  4. Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

    Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

    You have noticed a slight chill in the house. You put your hand over the vent, feeling the cool air flow — even though your thermostat is set to 68 degrees! There’s many reasons that this could be happening; it could be the filter, ignitor, high limit switch, or flame sensor, for example.  Many of these issues are interrelated, and often happen if the furnace is older or has not been properly…Read More

  5. What does furnace efficiency mean? | G&R Heating and Air Illinois

    What does furnace efficiency mean?

    We’ll be the first to admit: HVAC jargon can be very confusing. On the surface, heating and cooling equipment can seem quite simple. Adjust the thermostat, turn up the heat, get more heat… that’s it, right? In truth, gas furnaces are quite complicated and have evolved extensively over the past 30-50 years thanks to advancing technology. To help our customers understand more about their own f…Read More

  6. Whole Home Humidifiers vs Portable Humidifiers - G&R Heating and Air

    House humidifiers: whole-home or portable?

    If you’ve ever dealt with low humidity in the house, you know how awful it can feel. It can affect your breathing, trigger difficulties with asthma, dry out your throat, nose, and eyes — and the list goes on. Humidity is extremely important for human comfort; sadly, it’s too often ignored or not properly taken care of. Portable humidifiers: just a quick fix? Online shopping venues and virtua…Read More

  7. Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

    Don’t Forget About Dryer Vent Cleaning

    Who does dryer vent cleaning? We do! Just like our vacuum cleaners, car filters, and air filters in our HVAC systems… our dryer vents need cleaning too! Regularly cleaning your dryer vents is the easiest way to avoid mechanical failures — and will also help you to prevent several problems that can creep up on you over time. The Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning Prevent fires. Last year, accordin…Read More

  8. Aprilaire Humidifiers

    Home Humidifier Benefits

    Have you ever woken up in the morning with dry eyes? The kind that are painful or even blur your vision sometimes? Maybe it’s chapped lips, itchy skin, or a dry nose? We know, none of those things are very pleasant — but the solution could very well lie in your HVAC system’s humidifier. It could be that your humidifier is aging and not performing as it should. It could also be that your humi…Read More

  9. ecobee Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostat

    Ecobee Smart Thermostats: What you need to know

    When you think of a thermostat, what do you think of? It is 2020 after all, but when your author thinks of one the first thing that comes to mind is a little box with a single-color display. This little box has an UP button and a DOWN button. Maybe it can even use scheduling to set a specific temperature at different times of day. Those types of thermostats can be perfect—depending on your needs…Read More

  10. Thermostat Set to Heat

    Your Fall HVAC Checklist

    It’s that time of year again. When the soaring summer heat begins to dwindle and the evening fires begin to sizzle. While summer is in full swing, autumn is well on its way to Chicago. With back-to-school hustle and bustle and the Bears finally starting the 2020 season late, we would hate for you to miss out on other fall routines because COVID-19 threw the entire year off-kilter. So, without fu…Read More