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Video: 5 Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor

December 23, 2022
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Your heating and cooling system is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your home. Be sure to do some research before you buy anything to get the most value for your money. And make sure you are working with a company you can trust to do the job right.

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Video: How Much Water Does a Leaky Faucet Waste? 

November 30, 2022
Video: How Much Water Does a Leaky Faucet Waste? Image shows leaky faucet.

A leaky faucet is a fairly obvious sign that there is something wrong with your plumbing. Signs include soggy floors, foundation cracks, water meter changes, or a mildew smell. One leak in itself doesn’t mean you need new plumbing necessarily but frequent leaks could be a sign of an aging pipe system.

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Video – Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

October 28, 2022
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Regularly scheduled maintenance can help you catch symptoms of bigger problems before they become an issue for your business. Catching symptoms of trouble early on can keep your units working efficiently and safely as long as possible.

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Video – Why Do I Need to Change My AC Filter? 

September 26, 2022
Video - Why Do I Need to Change My AC Filter? 

If you are not changing the filter in your AC system like you change the oil in your car you risk overworking it and damaging it that could result in expensive repairs or even replacement! At least every three months or more frequently if you have pets or dust issues!

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Video – Is your AC making scary noises?

August 31, 2022
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Is your AC making scary noises? Call us today! We can help!

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Video – Choose a Ductless System for Your Home Remodel

July 29, 2022
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When adding on to your home or converting a room to a living area, a ductless system could be your best option.

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Video – Keep Clean Air During Your Time at Home

March 25, 2022
Video - Keep Clean Air During Your Time at Home

Keeping clean air circulating your home is very especially important due to more time spent at home. Contact us today for more information.

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Video – Remodeling Your Home? Don’t Forget Your Comfort!

February 21, 2022
Video - Remodeling Your Home? Don’t Forget Your Comfort!

Planning to remodel your home? Don’t forget about your heating and cooling system. Remodeling is the perfect time to add more comfort to your home—and it starts with your heating and cooling system.

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Video – How to Prevent the Pipes in Your Home From Freezing

January 31, 2022
How to Prevent the Pipes in Your Home From Freezing

Insulate the pipes in your home on exterior walls or in unheated areas such as crawl spaces, garages, basements, and attics. Turn off the inside water shut-off valve that provides water to your outside spigots or hose bibs. Drain each line by opening the spigot until it stops dripping and then turn off the spigot. Use a faucet cover to insulate the outdoor spigot and further protect it from freezing. Seal windows or any cracks that would bring in a draft.

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Video – How Can I Make My Home More Comfortable?

January 1, 2022
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Is your home always uncomfortable either upstairs and down? You should consider zoning your home!

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 1, 2021
Video - Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 217-643-2125 and we will inspect your furnace. Hoveln Heating & C

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Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

October 29, 2021
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Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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Video – Why Is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

September 30, 2021
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If you hear any unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, please turn it off and call us. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without consulting an HVAC certified technician first.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 2

August 31, 2021
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Turn on your ceiling fan when you’re home while raising the temperature on your thermostat to save energy costs and keep your home feeling cool. Make sure that your fan is rotating counter clockwise to blow the air straight down and therefore feel cool.

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

July 29, 2021
Video - When Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

The central air conditioning system is a simple pleasure of everyday life. 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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Video – Summer AC Check Up

June 30, 2021
Video - Summer AC Check Up

Schedule a clean-check today to make sure your air conditioner runs smoothly this summer.

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Video – Reduce Allergies with Air Duct Cleaning

May 28, 2021
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Your home’s air ducts connect to your heating and cooling system, which carries all the air in your home. When you are breathing your home’s air, it is optimal for the traveling air to be as clean as possible, because it carries particles or debris that will settle in the ducts and carry it straight to you. Having clear air ducts is one of the primary things that contribute to good indoor air quality (IAQ), which the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states is a prime concern in relation to pollutants in the home.

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Video – Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Cost-Effective?

April 29, 2021
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Why are you heating and cooling your home when you are not there? Being able to control your thermostat when you are away is one of the most cost effective energy improvements you can make in your home. Contact us today to learn more!

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Video – Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

March 31, 2021
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Regularly scheduled maintenance can help you catch symptoms of bigger problems before they become an issue for your business. Catching symptoms of trouble early on can keep your units working efficiently and safely as long as possible.

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Video – Which Air Quality Equipment Should I Install?

February 16, 2021
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Indoor air quality is on everyone’s mind but how do you know what equipment is right for your home?

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Video – Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it ON?

December 29, 2020
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You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at 217-643-2125 to come out to diagnose the smell for you.

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Video – Have Your Utility Bills Jumped?

November 27, 2020
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Have your utility bills suddenly jumped? It could be your heating and cooling system.

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Video – Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It’s Burning?

October 22, 2020
Heat Pump Smells

You turn on your home’s heat pump, and you smell something burning. Who should you call first, the fire department or your HVAC technician?

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Video – Replace Your Air Filter

September 30, 2020
Video explaining the importance to replace your home's air filter regularly.

Change your HVAC filters regularly, as recommended, which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see, and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 1 – Cook Outside

August 28, 2020
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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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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Video – Keep Your Family Healthy Through Indoor Air Quality

June 30, 2020
Happy family gathered around the table feeling healthy through having clean indoor air quality.

Air quality in your home is important to your family’s health. Having the right humidity levels, changing your filters regularly and installing air-cleaning or filtration systems like UV lights and air scrubbers can make all the difference.

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

May 1, 2020
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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…

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Video – Does Indoor Air Quality Affect My Pet?

March 27, 2020
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Protect your pets from indoor air pollution by changing your air filters regularly.

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace the Batteries in My Smoke Detector?

February 28, 2020
HVAC technician replacing batteries in homeowner's smoke detector.

Change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings. It’s an easy reminder to replace them and is very important for your safety!

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Video – What Should I Do If My Water Heater Is Leaking?

January 24, 2020
A water heater leaking in a homeowner's basement.

Is your water heater leaking? Here’s what you need to do: First, find the location of the leak. This will be helpful for you and your service technician. Turn off the power supply by switching the water heater circuit breaker to “off” for an electric water heater or by turning the dial to “off” on…

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Video – Should I Set My Thermostat to ON or AUTO?

December 27, 2019
Video image explaining the different between the ON and AUTO settings on a home's thermostat.

On most thermostats, you can choose between ON or AUTO for your fan setting. ON tells your HVAC unit to run its fans all the time, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled. AUTO means the fan only runs when your air is being treated. It might be a good idea to try…

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Video – Facts About Humidity

November 20, 2019
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Keep your home cool by learning about what causes humidity and the effects of it in your Thomasboro home.

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Video – What Is Carbon Monoxide?

October 23, 2019

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless gas. It is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon, or the incomplete burning of natural gas and other things that contain carbon. It can often be mixed with other gasses with odors. Carbon monoxide can result from the burning of any of these, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane,…

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

September 24, 2019
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A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your Thomasboro home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside similar to an air conditioner.

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