Althoff Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Crystal Lake’

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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Ceiling Fan on the Fritz? Here’s What Could Be Wrong

Monday, June 5th, 2023

If your ceiling fan is not working as it should, and you may be wondering what is wrong. Even though it is a fairly small addition to your home, there are a lot of components that go into ceiling fan operation. Any number of things could be wrong.

But our team can take the guesswork out of ceiling fan repair in Crystal Lake, IL. We can assess the problem and either fix or replace your ceiling fan, depending on what is wrong. You can keep reading to learn more about common ceiling fan problems that we see and what they mean. 

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Benefits of Installing an EV Charger in Your Home

Monday, March 27th, 2023

If you have an electric vehicle, you may not have made the leap into installing an EV charging station at your home quite yet. An at-home EV charging station offers a lot of benefits beyond convenience.

If you’re interested in at-home EV charging in Crystal Lake, IL, our team can help. If you’re not quite sold on the idea of this investment, keep reading to learn more about the key benefits. Then give us a call to schedule an assessment of your home so we can offer a quote and outline how the installation process works. 

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Hard Water Has an Easy Solution With Althoff Home Services!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Althoff Home Services now offers water testing and water softener solutions to treat hard water. 

Hard water is a problem for many people who live in the Greater Chicago area, and our team is excited to now offer testing and solutions to our customers!

If you’ve noticed any of the following in your home, you probably have hard water.

  • Sink stains?
  • Excess soap usage?
  • Odd tasting water?
  • High energy and maintenance bills?
  • You probably have hard water.

Now is the perfect time to invest in a water softener if you’d like to make some major improvements in your life, like the following:

  • Extend the lifespan of your water-using appliances. Minerals can slowly degrade your dishwashing, laundry, and bathing appliances. A water softener will keep them running for longer.
  • Prevent scale deposits and keep pipes in good shape. Scale deposits can cause discoloration in your bathroom or kitchen while blocking up the inside of your pipes.
  • Use up to 50% less detergent for your laundry and dishes. Detergents and soaps dissolve much better in soft water than in hard water.
  • Achieve healthier and smoother skin and hair. Softer water will lead to more voluminous, soft hair, and smoother skin that feels healthier.

Already have a water softener installed but still experiencing these symptoms? Now might be a great time to consider an upgrade.

Call today or click here to learn more and discuss our available solutions! Chicago’s Choice Since 1961. Hand It Off to Althoff!

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Preparing for Utility Price Hikes

Friday, October 14th, 2022

It’s been all over the news–the prices of gas and electricity have gone up tremendously, to the point where a lot of homeowners are struggling to meet their home comfort demands. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have a choice when it comes to our utility bills. We practically rely on electrical appliances and devices to live life or work from home, and our gas furnaces are our best friends when fall and winter arrive.

Today, we want to talk about a few strategies we can help with to combat these price hikes. Our team wants to keep your home and life comfortable without breaking the bank.

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When to Consider a New AC System

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Now that the weather is warming up again, it’s important to consider a new air conditioning system when the time is right. We understand that the process of acquiring a new air conditioning system can seem daunting. There’s a lot to know, it’s a big decision to make, and you’re going to spend a considerable amount of cash in the process.

If you want to make your AC installation in Crystal Lake, IL the best it can possibly be, you’ve found the right blog. Today, we’re going to run through a few signs that you should consider a new air conditioning system and give you some vital upgrade tips to make the process as easy as possible. 

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Got a Smart Car? You Need a Home EV Charger

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Do you need help installing a home EV charger in Crystal Lake, IL?

After you have purchased your very first electric vehicle, the thought of installing a charger might make you nervous as it is just another expense. After all, you’ve used your normal car without needing to install a gas pump in your driveway. However, there are many awesome benefits to installing a charger at home.

We do want to make it clear that you need to have this job done by a professional. Trying to do the installation by yourself or contracting your friend to do it will only end badly. You need to speak to a professional to get it done the right way.

This article will show you why installing a home charger is worth the expense.

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How AC Maintenance Affects a Home

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to start considering air conditioning maintenance. Air conditioning maintenance is a worthwhile investment because it’s going to change the way your air conditioning system performs. If you’re looking for quality work that’s backed by experts, we suggest you turn to our team members. We’re known for being helpful and always providing high-quality work. 

If you’re looking for ac maintenance in Crystal Lake, IL, then we’re ready to provide. Today, we want to take the time to talk about why air conditioning maintenance is so worthwhile. Let’s get into the difference it can make in your home below…

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Is a Home Electric Charger Even Necessary?

Monday, April 25th, 2022

If you have an electric car, then we’re sure you’ve considered getting an at home electric charger. Without one, it can almost feel like the freedom your electric car affords you is limited by your access to public charging stations. If you’d like to make this feeling a thing of the past, then we definitely recommend electric vehicle charge point installation in Crystal Lake, IL.

Although our professionals know their stuff, we have no problem elaborating when it comes to questions you have. We’re going to get into the many reasons why you should consider a home electric charging station below. 

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