How to prepare for winter

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Winter is on its way. Are you prepared?


It gets cold in the winter, can you believe it? When you think of HVAC service and winter, heating is obviously the first priority. A properly maintained and serviced heating system is the first step to making sure you and your family survive the cold, winter months.

The winter is also a time when many people travel to visit their families. Imagine how you would feel if your relatives came to visit from Florida and your heating system goes out. This is why it is so important to make sure your system is up-to-date and running at its best. Not only does a well-maintained heating system keep you from freezing, but it can also save you time and money.

Winters in Chicago

Because the Chicagoland area rests along the coast of Lake Michigan, Chicago winters experience something called the lake-effect. Because the large body of water takes longer to cool than the air around it, as the water vapor rises above the lake, it is quickly cooled and often results in heavier-than-average snowfall. Mix that with “the windy city" of Chicago, and one can expect to experience some very bitter winters.

Choosing an HVAC service in Chicago

There are a number of essential qualities to look for in HVAC service companies to make sure you are getting the best service at the best price.

Customer Focus: You want a service technician who understands you and makes your satisfaction their first priority. You don’t want someone who is just looking to “make a quick buck" that doesn’t have an experienced company behind them to support you in the future.

Safety Practices: HVAC systems can be costly, and if improperly set-up or maintained, they can be hazardous. Heating systems use a lot of electricity and obviously generate a lot of heat. If the system isn’t clean, dust particles could combust, releasing carbon-monoxide and even catch fire. According to a 2018 NFPA report, “Heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in U.S. homes." You want a company that knows how to keep your system as safe as possible, not taking shortcuts or cutting corners to benefit themselves. Safety is a priority.

Honesty: When looking for HVAC companies in Chicago and Des Plaines, you want a company that will not sell you a product or service you do not need, or tell you something is broken that really isn’t. Often times a commissioned salesperson feels pressured to upsell, which may put their needs above the customer’s if it means they could get a bigger paycheck. Stevensons Air Control always puts our customers first. 90% of our customer base has been with us for 10 years or more!

 At Stevensons Air Control we can help you create a maintenance plan that will assist you with your HVAC needs in order to provide optimal efficiency to your system. Call Us today at (847) CONTROL or contact us by email at to learn more about our preventative maintenance options.


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