Althoff Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Crystal Lake’

Tips for Preventing a Sewer Backup

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Sewer backups can be a major problem. In addition to being inconvenient, they can also allow germs and bacteria into your home and create a mess that’s a lot to clean up. But sewer backups are preventable when you take the right steps in advance.

We’re highlighting some tips and tricks for preventing a sewer backup from ever happening in the first place. If you suspect a sewer backup, you need to schedule sewer cleaning in Crystal Lake, give our team a call. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn our steps for protecting your home from a sewer backup.

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Why an Air Purifier Actually Helps You Sleep Better at Night

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Air purifiers offer a lot of unique benefits. But did you know that an air purifier can actually help you sleep better at night? It’s true. Better indoor air quality can help you fall asleep easier and stay asleep better, which is an added benefit for your health.

There are already enough reasons to invest in an air purifier in Crystal Lake, IL. Better sleep is just the icing on the cake. You can keep reading to learn more about how an air purifier can benefit your home, including helping you sleep better at night. 

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Your Heat Pump May Be Locked in This Mode

Monday, February 26th, 2024

It’s possible that your heat pump works great all winter long for heating, but then won’t switch modes over to cooling in the spring. This is a common problem with heat pumps and nothing to panic about. Usually, the reversing valve is stuck in one position or the other, and won’t allow your heat pump to alternate between heating and cooling.

When this happens, you need to call our team and schedule a heat pump repair in Crystal Lake, IL. You can keep reading to learn more about heat pump reversing valve problems and what we can do to fix your heat pump if it is stuck and heating mode.

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What it’s Like to Work With Althoff

Monday, January 1st, 2024

We know that you have a lot of choices when it comes to HVAC and plumbing professionals in the area. But there are a few reasons that you might want to choose our team when you need ejector pump repair in Crystal Lake, IL. You can keep reading to learn more about the service difference that you experience with Althoff as we walk you through the steps we take during a service appointment.

No matter what your needs are, our team is here to help. Whether you want to give us a call for questions or need to schedule maintenance, repairs and even new installations. We can do it all, and when you partner with us, you’ll know that the job is done right the first time.

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Plumbing Inspection Checklist: Things to Look Out For

Monday, November 20th, 2023

As a homeowner, you should be completing your own inspections of HVAC systems, appliances yes, even your plumbing. You may not be an expert in any of these fields, but you can identify when something is unusual or out of place and then give us a call to check it out.

But what should you look out for when you inspect the plumbing around your home? We compiled a checklist to help you know where to look and what to look for when you complete your own plumbing inspection in Crystal Lake, IL. Remember: if you’re a White Glove Club member with us, an annual plumbing inspection is included with your membership.

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This Furnace Problem Means Carbon Monoxide is Leaking into Your Home

Monday, November 6th, 2023

If you have a gas furnace, carbon monoxide leaks are always a concern. You should install carbon monoxide detectors in your home when you have gas lines whether you have gas appliances or not but especially when you do. A carbon monoxide leak means that it’s time to schedule furnace repair in Crystal Lake, IL.

A common reason for carbon monoxide leaks with a gas heater is for the heat exchanger to be cracked. You can keep reading to learn more about why a cracked heat exchanger is such a big problem and what to do about it. Anytime you need heater service – even just a checkup – give our team a call to schedule an appointment.

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How Dirty Ducts Reduce Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

When you have dirty ductwork you face a variety of problems, both for your air conditioner and your home. But you can solve all of these problems with one simple service, and that is duct cleaning in Crystal Lake, IL.

When you clean out your ductwork regularly, it can have a positive impact on your air conditioner’s efficiency. In fact, it can be an investment in lowering energy costs and reducing strain on your air conditioner. You can keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of a duct cleaning service as well as how to know when it’s time to schedule the appointment.

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The Critical Role AC Filters Play in Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Did you know that the air filter on your air conditioner has a very important role to play in maintaining your home’s indoor air quality? You have to consider the type of air filter that you use as well as how often you change or clean the air filter.

If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality in Crystal Lake, IL, you can always give our team a call. We can assess your air conditioner, including the filter, and talk to you about ways to improve your indoor air quality. You can also keep reading to learn more about the important role that your filter plays and how it extends beyond filtering out dust and dirt.

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How Long Does AC Installation Even Take?

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Deciding to install a new air conditioner is a big commitment. Aside from the financial investment, you have to set aside a whole day for the installation process. It’s definitely not a decision to take lightly.

After deciding to you schedule AC installation in Crystal Lake, IL, you may be wondering what to expect during the appointment. How long does it take to install an air conditioner? Keep reading to learn more about the AC installation process, including how long the appointment will take.

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Ceiling Fans Can Lower Your House Temperature by How Many Degrees?!

Monday, August 14th, 2023

You’ve probably heard that ceiling fans can do a lot to make your home feel more comfortable when it is hot outside. While ceiling fans can’t actually lower the temperature of your home, they can help you to feel cooler than what the actual temperature is.

If you don’t already have ceiling fans in each room of your home, you can give our team a call for ceiling fan installation in Crystal Lake, IL. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of ceiling fans, including just how much better they can make your home feel.

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