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The more you know about your home, the better equipped you are to make the right decisions for it. That’s why the team at Service Plus tries to do what we can to help make you a more knowledgeable homeowner. And that’s exactly what our blog is designed to do!

Check out our best tips, tricks and home comfort advice to become a more informed homeowner—one blog post at a time.

Top Questions to Ask Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor

HVAC contractors are important professionals to consult when it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Hiring the right contractor is essential for the health and safety of…... Read Article

4 Major Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Your home is your haven, and it should offer you safety and comfort. You spend time thinking about your water intake, food consumption, and exercise. However, you probably don’t spend…... Read Article

When Should the Ductwork in Your Home Be Replaced?

Although much of it is likely concealed and out of sight, the HVAC ductwork in your Aurora, Illinois home has the greatest impact on your indoor air quality (IAQ). It’s…... Read Article

5 Considerations When Choosing a Thermostat

A thermostat is the brainpower behind your HVAC system. It monitors and controls the temperature in your indoor environment. Thermostats work with heat pumps, boilers, central ACs, and furnaces. When…... Read Article

7 Benefits of Heat Pumps

7 Benefits of Heat Pumps for Homeowners If you’re looking for an energy-efficient way to keep your home comfortable throughout the year, a heat pump may be the solution. Heat…... Read Article

Find Peace of Mind with Our Maintenance Plan

Heating and cooling maintenance may not be at the forefront of your mind every day, but it is at our forefront. At Service Plus, we know the importance of caring…... Read Article

What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

When the chilly winter arrives, you need a properly working furnace. Many people have trouble finding and keeping a consistent temperature during the cold season. If the furnace isn’t showing…... Read Article

Furnace Tips for the Holidays

Hosting family and friends for the holidays can be a wonderful experience that creates lasting memories. Over the years, Service Plus Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Aurora has been…... Read Article

The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

Space heaters offer an easy and affordable way to heat up your home on cold nights. But did you know that space heaters can also be dangerous? Before you buy…... Read Article

Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

Winter can be rough in the Fox Valley. Our customers rely on their heating systems to stay comfortable throughout the cold season. At the same time, we know that they…... Read Article

5 Great Ways to Save Energy During Fall

We have just one planet, so it’s important to take steps to protect it. Environmental consciousness encourages good global citizenship and social awareness. Along with this, saving energy doesn’t have…... Read Article

Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns & How to Prevent Them

If you’re looking forward to the new season and chilly weather, you’ll want to ensure that your indoor air quality is optimal. With dry winter air and through the use…... Read Article

What Are Swamp Coolers?

Advantages of a Swamp Cooler If you’re considering getting a swamp cooler for your home, there are a few things you should know. They can be an outstanding and affordable…... Read Article

HVAC Ductwork Basics

While it is an often-overlooked component of the home, ductwork plays a very important role in ensuring that you remain comfortable throughout the year. Your home’s ducts deliver heated and…... Read Article

Top 3 Signs of a Broken AC Motor

Air conditioners are prone to developing issues over time. For example, the motor in the appliance may break down if it is consistently working hard throughout the warmer months. Keep…... Read Article

Eliminating Hot Spots in Your Home

If your AC is operating and set at your desired temperature but you find an area of your home that is significantly warmer than the rest of the building, you…... Read Article

3 Ways to Look for Air Leaks in Your Home

One of the main priorities for homeowners is maintaining a comfortable interior setting throughout the year. Unfortunately, air leaks can affect the quality of the setting and lead to increased…... Read Article

3 Things to Expect During an HVAC Repair

If you own a home, then you likely have an HVAC system on the property for your heating and cooling needs. Although the appliance is built to last several years,…... Read Article

How to Choose the Right HVAC System

The type of HVAC system that you choose for your building will ultimately determine how comfortable you feel and how much you spend on heating or cooling bills throughout the…... Read Article

Areas of Your Home That Could Need More Ventilation

Proper ventilation ensures that you have clean, fresh air in your home. Because ventilation is so important, homeowners need to pay extra attention to how an HVAC system ventilates various…... Read Article

Changing Air Filters: Simple But Crucial to Your AC

Maintaining a central air conditioning unit comes with various requirements, and one of them is filter replacement. Air filters can be done on one’s own or by a professional technician…... Read Article

3 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

With spring flowers opening up and summer just around the corner, homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Your heating and cooling system works…... Read Article

How to Tell If You Need a Humidifier in Your Home

Humidifiers are not as common as heaters and AC units, but they can be just as important. These helpful systems ensure that the humidity levels in a home stay balanced.…... Read Article

Reducing Air Pollutants in Your Home

Most people don’t realize the extent of the pollutants floating in the air of their own homes. These can come from dust, particulates, volatile organic compounds, second-hand smoke, formaldehyde exuded…... Read Article

The Heating Process of a Furnace

Most older homes will rely on a furnace for heat in the winter. Furnaces are among the oldest types of heating systems for residential buildings. They were originally heated by…... Read Article

Three Common Home Heating Myths Debunked

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature during the coldest months of the year is going to require an efficient and well-maintained heating system. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about…... Read Article

The History of Home Heating

Throughout our time on this planet, human beings have never ceased to overcome obstacles in order to inhabit every part of the world despite the local climate. Thousands of years…... Read Article

3 HVAC Sounds That Need Immediate Attention

All HVAC systems make noise, but whenever you hear these three, in particular, it’s time to do some investigating. Some sounds indicate that something in the system is failing. The…... Read Article

How the Winter Months Affect Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

If you’re like most people, you spend more time inside your home during the winter months of the year. Spending more time inside means that the indoor air quality in…... Read Article

Be on the Alert for Furnace Warning Signs

Sometimes, a furnace breaks down without any warning. Were there really no warnings, though? Often, a homeowner is unaware of common warning signs that a furnace is about to falter.…... Read Article

How to Save Money on Heating Bills this Winter

As the cool winter months arrive, heating and gas bills often increase depending on your home’s insulation and the condition of your current furnace. Knowing how to save money on…... Read Article

Importance of 24/7 Emergency Furnace Repair

During the cold winter months, a furnace break down can be a serious event. There are clear health concerns not just for elderly people or young children, but even a…... Read Article

What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well.…... Read Article

Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to…... Read Article