1. Frozen AC Coil: What to Do | G&R Heating and Air

    Frozen AC Coil: FAQ

    A common problem that many people experience with their air conditioning system is that their AC coil may freeze up. A frozen AC coil can cause a number of issues with your HVAC equipment, not to mention potential water damage. And of course, your system won't be able to properly cool the home if the coil is frozen — as airflow through the system will be significantly restricted. Curious about w…Read More

  2. Lever Damper

    Check Your HVAC Dampers

    Are you experiencing issues with heating and cooling in a specific room or area in your home? You may have either too much airflow in a room, or none at all. There might be an easy fix that you can do yourself before you call for service - and that's checking the dampers in your HVAC system! How do I know if I have dampers in my HVAC system? First, you'll want to make sure that you have a forced a…Read More

  3. Indoor Air Quality Testing

    How to test indoor air quality

    Some of the symptoms that you may experience due to poor air quality could be headaches, fatigue, sinus congestion, and sneezing. Mold growth, odors, and large amounts of dust build-up are signs that you may want to look for. You may have already been investigating some potential solutions, such as HVAC UV lights or whole-home air purification systems such as the iWave. But... how do you find out …Read More

  4. HVAC Maintenance Plans - G&R Heating and Air Illinois

    What does HVAC maintenance include?

    It’s no secret that HVAC maintenance is the key to your furnace and air conditioning running efficiently. Your heating and cooling system is comprised of several complicated machines working together to keep your home comfortable. These components include your AC coil, your AC condenser, your furnace (which itself has multiple components), your whole home humidifier, and the list goes on. Our HV…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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