Giving comfort to those in need

Elite Comfort Group donates 50% of Hero Club proceeds to feed those in need!   Elite Comfort Group announced today that 50% of proceeds from their Hero Club will be donated to Carroll’s Kitchen, a local charity that feeds families in need.  The Hero Club is a new membership service for homeowners who want to protect their home investment while saving money on maintenance and energy costs and keeping their home safe and comfortable for their family. “I’m thrilled to be able to help homeowners every day, and during this crisis, to contribute to such a great group,” explains Richard
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Heating.

Yearly furnace inspections prevent expensive repairs or early replacements

Annual furnace inspections could lower energy bills   Auto mechanics usually advise changing the oil in your car every three months or 3,000 miles. You can always feel free to ignore those recommendations. But if you do, your engine will seize at some point and you’ll wind up paying much more for repairs than you would have for a simple oil change. The same basic principle applies to your furnace as well. You don’t have to get an annual furnace inspection, but skipping this potentially time- and money-saving maintenance means taking a risk you might later regret. Having a professional
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Categories: Heating.

Five Things Every Homeowner Needs To Check Before Winter

The colder temperatures take their toll on our homes every year, and we spend so much time worrying about the decorations and cleaning, we neglect the important stuff. That’s why we at DEAR Services want to help you get ready with 5 tips to get your home ready and safe this winter.The colder temperatures take their toll on our homes every year, and we spend so much time worrying about the decorations and cleaning, we neglect the important stuff. That’s why we at DEAR Services want to help you get ready with 5 tips to get your home ready and
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Categories: Electrical, Heating, Outdoors, and Plumbing.

Where Should I Place My Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

CUSTOMERS COMMONLY ASK ME WHERE THEY SHOULD PLACE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AND HOW MANY THEY NEED. Carbon monoxide detectors will constantly monitor for dangerous levels, so it’s important to install them in the right areas. The first place to install a carbon monoxide detector is by the bedrooms. National health and fire safety codes say that carbon monoxide alarms should be located centrally outside all sleeping areas. In Chicago, the code states to place them within 10′ of every bedroom. IS MOUNTING THEM ON THE WALL OR CEILING BEST? There are usually outlets in the hall next to the bedrooms
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Categories: Heating.

Furnace Troubleshooting

WHY IS YOUR FURNACE BLOWING COLD AIR? When a furnace is working properly, it should keep us warm by blowing warm air. Have you ever felt cold air coming out of the vents? If so, there could be a quick fix you can do yourself, or you may need to call in the professionals. Here are some furnace troubleshooting tips, the most common causes of “cold air” and what you can do to resolve them: THE FURNACE HASN’T WARMED UP It’s totally normal for a furnace to blow cold air right after it comes on. It has to push the
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Categories: Heating.

Now We’re Cooking With Gas

 AS WE ENJOY THE SUMMER SUN, BEAUTIFUL BEACH DAYS AND WARM, BREEZY NIGHTS THIS MONTH, IT’S EASY FOR US TO FORGET THAT HEATING SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND PLANNING FOR IT IS EVEN SOONER.  For homeowners with old, oil heating systems that have seen better days and are on their last legs: now is the best time of the year to find out if natural gas is available in your area and convert from oil to natural gas in your home. Imagine no more calling to fill up the oil tank?! When you decide to switch to natural
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Categories: Heating.

How Often Should I Schedule Furnace Maintenance?

Scheduling annual furnace maintenance with Gold Medal Service can do wonders for you and your furnace, such as: Diminish the need for frequent, costly repairs Ensure optimal efficiency, thus saving you money Prolong your furnace’s life Provide you with the peace of mind you’ll be warm and cozy all winter long! Scheduling annual furnace maintenance also includes a cleaning and full inspection of your unit to make sure there are no troublesome cracks, ventilation issues, or damaged areas. You could have a carbon monoxide leak and not even know it. Make sure you install carbon monoxide detectors by your furnace
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Categories: Heating.

7 Furnace Replacement Warning Signs

On average, a furnace will last you around 15 years, but this depends on many factors including how and who installed it to begin with, how often you have scheduled professional maintenance, and whether or not you have been replacing your filters on time. FURNACE REPLACEMENT WARNING SIGNS Here are the most common furnace warning signs that your furnace has reached its limit and should be replaced: 1. AGE According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the life expectancy of a furnace is 15-30 years. Other studies have shown the average lifespan to be more like 16-20 years. If you
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Categories: Heating.