Last updated 9 days ago
When it comes to choosing an air conditioner, size matters. Bigger is not always better, but a system that is too small is likely to be overworked and still fail to adequately cool your home. Thankfully, choosing the proper size is easy when you take the following steps and employ the help of a reliable HVAC repair and installation professional.
Determine What Rooms Need Cooling
Before you can choose an air conditioner, you need to know the size of the space you will be cooling. Since many homeowners have their homes zoned into two parts, each cooled by a different central air conditioning system, it is important to know just which rooms you will be cooling before you choose a unit size.
Calculate the Square Footage of These Rooms
Once you know what rooms will be cooled by the air conditioner you plan to have installed, calculate their cumulative area. To determine the length and width of a room that is not rectangular, segment the room into rectangles and triangles and add up their areas to find the area of the room.
Gauge Required Cooling Capacity
Once you know the square footage of the area you plan to cool, it should be relatively easy to determine the cooling capacity that your new air conditioner will need. The U.S. Department of Energy has an easy-to-use reference chart that can help you determine your home’s required cooling capacity. In addition to the size of your home, factors for determining cooling capacity include the number of people who use a room on average, how much shade or sun a room gets, and whether or not a kitchen is included in your central cooling plan.
At Besco Air Inc. of Chicago, we have a diverse inventory of air conditioning units spanning a range of sizes. Our trained and experienced staff can help you choose the perfect-sized unit for your home, and then provide you with efficient and satisfactory installation services. To schedule a service visit, call us at (773) 756-5713.
Last updated 10 days ago
The first rule of HVAC maintenance is to regularly change out your furnace’s filters. While the process is fairly straightforward, it isn’t entirely foolproof. To ensure that you properly change your filter’s furnace every time, check out this demonstrational video clip.
In this video, HVAC expert Tim Gibson shows us the ins and outs of furnace filter changing. From opening the wall receptacle in which the filter to vacuuming any leftover debris from the louvers before calling the job done, he walks you through every step of the process. Click play to learn more!
Regularly changing your furnace filters will keep your HVAC system operating efficiently and help maximize longevity. If your furnace is aging and performing inadequately, hire a reliable HVAC contractor to repair or replace it. To speak with a furnace repair expert in the Chicago area, call Besco Air Inc. at (773) 756-5713.
Last updated 20 days ago
With routine maintenance from Besco Air Inc., you can help your heating and cooling system achieve the best level of performance and efficiency. We offer a full range of maintenance services for your furnace, air conditioner, or boiler. Not only can we maintain, inspect, and repair your existing system, but we can also install a brand new system that is ideal for your home heating and cooling needs.
Our licensed technicians offer EPA-certified maintenance procedures, and we also offer 24 hour service for your convenience. When you choose us for your heating and cooling system maintenance, you will feel great knowing that you are receiving the highest quality of service available.
At Besco Air, Inc., we are proud to serve the Chicago area with a fantastic range of heating and cooling services. We will ensure that your home is comfortably heated or cooled, no matter the season. Call us at (773) 756-5713 to schedule a repair appointment for your heating system today.
Last updated 23 days ago
Winter is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to ensure that your heating system is ready for colder weather. Before the winter chill sets in, it is important to be certain that your furnace is in proper working order. With correct maintenance and repairs, your furnace will provide your home with efficient heating all winter long. Here is a look at some of the key components of proper furnace maintenance.
Your furnace should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a month during the peak heating season. When dust, dirt, and other particles become trapped in your furnace, the efficiency of your heating system can become compromised. As you are cleaning your furnace, it is important to focus on the filter, blower, and motor. Disposable furnace filters can be changed each month, or as needed.
Relighting the Pilot Light
A gas furnace relies on a pilot light to generate heat. If your home is equipped with a gas powered furnace, your pilot light may go out due to a heavy draft. When your pilot light goes out, it is important to relight it right away. When relighting the pilot light, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Checking for Efficiency
Oil furnaces are common heating devices in many homes. If your home contains an oil furnace, it is important to check your furnace to make sure that it is burning oil efficiently. At the first signs of black smoke or excess oil, you should call your heating maintenance company as soon as possible.
At Besco Air Inc., our heating and cooling professionals can help you ensure that your furnace is ready for the upcoming winter. We offer a complete range of quality heating services, including routine maintenance and repairs. To make a heating or AC repair appointment for your home in the Chicago area, give us a call at (773) 756-5713.
Last updated 1 month ago
During the winter months, there are a number of ways to save on your home heating costs. To achieve the best possible efficiency from your system, you may want to secure your doors with doorstops. This will help to keep cold drafts from entering your home, which will reduce your need to run your furnace. For more winter heating tips, watch this video from WDTN TV.
To schedule a repair appointment for your furnace or heating system, contact Besco Air, Inc. of Chicago by calling (773) 756-5713. Our maintenance professionals will provide your home heating and cooling system with the highest quality of maintenance. We look forward to assisting you with all of your seasonal heating and cooling needs!