Air Conditioning Articles

Summer Savings Tips for Your AC

May 31, 2024
Summer Savings Tips for AC. HVAC maintenance.

It’s summertime in Illinois. The team at Hovein Heating & Cooling hopes you find time to relax with friends and family, taking in the beautiful sunny days. On days when it gets a bit too sunny, you can jump in a pool or bask in the cool breeze your air conditioner provides.

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Does an AC Kill Mold?

May 17, 2024
Does an AC Kill Mold? Employee hand in rubber protective glove with microfiber rag wiping blue table, wall or floor surface in room, bathroom, kitchen.

Your air conditioner (AC) can do several things––keep your Illinois home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low. But one thing it can’t do is kill mold. 

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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

April 15, 2024
Whole family are sitting on the front of the ventilators.

Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Mahomet can be a challenge, so here are three areas our Hoveln Heating and Cooling professionals suggest you monitor for telltale signs:

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

March 15, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many lives around us, both health-wise and financially. At Hoveln Heating and Cooling Inc, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our Illinois customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can. We can certainly understand how…

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FAQs About the New AC Regulations

August 15, 2023
FAQs About the New AC Regulations - Service technician Gauges if AC Unit is Working Properly.

Maybe you have already heard of the mandates set by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding your home’s air conditioner refrigerant. Or maybe you haven’t.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 1

July 31, 2023
Man deciding to cook outside and following the energy saving tip.

It is no secret that your oven will toast your house up and cooking on a cold day is nice sometimes, but on a hot day it will warm your house up in an unnecessary way. Try to utilize the opportunity you might have to cook outside and save energy.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

July 14, 2023
AC Maintenance Checklist - Professional plumber in uniform talking to male client and his small son indoors.

Can you imagine a hot Urbana summer without air conditioning? Your air conditioning system can be your very best friend on the warmest days. 

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AC and Allergies

June 15, 2023
High angle shot of a young businessman feeling ill at his work desk.

Hoveln Heating and Cooling has a team of home comfort experts ready to find the perfect solution for your lifestyle.

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

May 31, 2023
Signs you may need a new AC unit.

The central air conditioning system is a simple pleasure of everyday life. Your home should be a place where you can relax. On a hot day, cool air is essential to your relaxation. If you take good care of your air conditioner with annual inspections and monthly filter swaps, it should last 10 to 15 years.

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

May 15, 2023
Image of technician fiddling with thermostat. Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

It’s about to heat up here in Champaign. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the Illinois summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 14, 2023
Dollar bills laid out with a thermostat sitting on top on a blue background.

Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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Consider a Ductless AC System

September 12, 2022
Blog Title: Consider a Ductless AC System Photo: Blue and Brown modern home office with ductless AC unit mounted on wall

Our team at Hoveln Heating & Cooling wants you to be well-informed about your options, and those options include ductless AC systems that can function as an air conditioner only or a heat source as well.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

August 3, 2022
Blog Title: Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air? Photo: hands in front of an air vent

Many reasons can cause an air conditioner to malfunction, resulting in warm or hot air blowing through your vents. Our Hoveln Heating & Cooling professionals want to help you diagnose those problems quickly and then get them fixed, so you can cool down your family and your home.

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What You Should Know About Air Handlers

July 15, 2022
wooden vent

An air handler works in tandem with your air conditioner or heat pump to help you get the most efficiency from your HVAC system. As you take in these details on air handlers, our Hoveln professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Video – Is your AC making scary noises?

June 27, 2022
Man in the dark

Is your AC making scary noises? Call us today! We can help!

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

June 17, 2022
Common AC Problems and Solutions

When the weather gets really hot in Champaign, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at HoveIn Heating & Cooling wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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Video – The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

May 31, 2022
Clost up image of air conditioner fan

The best time of year to have your air conditioner serviced is spring, even if you reside in a locale with pretty warm weather all year long.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

April 6, 2022
How to Properly Size an AC System

In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Champaign home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

June 7, 2021
How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

As a homeowner here in Illinois, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your appliances. That means knowing their basic operations, what features are included, and if any necessary upkeep is involved. Needless to say, this is no exception for your air conditioning (AC) unit.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

April 20, 2021
Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up? | Air Conditioning | Mahomet

Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in Mahomet. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both in terms of time and money. It’s very likely you have higher priorities requiring more urgent attention than an air conditioner that seems to be working just fine.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

August 14, 2020
Technician checking the insulation on a window inside a home as a tip for helping heat gain prevention.

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Champaign home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc., wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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Video – Stay Cool During the Summer

July 30, 2020
Dog trying to stay cool during the summer heat.

At Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc., we want to make sure you stay cool this summer. Contact us to get your AC maintenance check at 217-643-2125 today, and rest easy knowing your cooling system will be able to take on the scorching heat all season long.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

July 17, 2020
Money and thermostat showing how you can save money on your air conditioning and summer energy bill.

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in Illinois. At HoveIn Heating & Cooling, Inc., we take energy efficiency seriously. We understand sometimes high energy bills are unavoidable when air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months. That’s why our five simple tips for staying cool and using your air conditioner less may help you cut costs and save money on your monthly energy bill.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

June 22, 2020
kid cleaning with dad

When you’re looking at how your air conditioner (AC) works, it can depend on a wide variety of factors. Most people realize that the brand you select, the size, the features, and the efficiency rating all play a role in how well an air conditioner will cool your Champaign home.

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Video – What Are Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing a New AC?

May 31, 2020
How to avoid the common mistakes made when purchasing a new AC.

It’s time to replace your old or broken AC unit in your home and you don’t want anything to go wrong with the new one. Avoid the common mistakes people make when purchasing a new air conditioner and learn how to prevent them.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

August 9, 2019
storm representing how to protect your ac

Our professionals at Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc., want you to have a reliable air conditioning system before, during, and after a storm. Here are some tips on helping you protect your air conditioner investment.

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What the R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout Means for Your AC Unit

July 16, 2019
AC using R-22 refrigerant in backyard of home

No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the year 2020, it’s being phased out of usage here in the U.S.

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4 Signs I Need a New AC Unit

July 3, 2019
woman fanning herself trying to stay cool after no following 4 signs that she needed a new AC unit

Hoveln Heating and Cooling, Inc., understands that air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Fisher, Illinois. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. How do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement?

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

June 21, 2019
woman covering her ears due to loud air conditioner making noise

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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Does My AC Help With Allergy Symptoms?

June 5, 2019
girl blowing nose outdoors due to not using her ac to help relieve allergy symptoms

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Hoveln Heating and Cooling, Inc., is proud to help you here in Champaign, Illinois, breathe easier.

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Do I Really Need an AC Maintenance Inspection?

May 14, 2019
Schedule Maintenance service

Summer is quickly approaching. On the most scorching of days, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is your HVAC system breaking down. That’s why you should schedule an inspection and tune-up for your air conditioner as part of your spring cleaning.

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