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What Are Geothermal Heat Pumps?

October 11, 2019

Tapping into Earth as an energy resource is an age-old practice, not just something read about in sci-fi literature. Geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground source heat pumps (GSHP), do just this to heat and cool homes in a highly efficient manner. So just what is a heat pump? A heat pump is different…

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

September 24, 2019

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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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 10, 2019

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Champaign homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money.

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How to Maintain Your Ductless Heating & Cooling System

August 23, 2019

A ductless, or mini-split, heating and cooling system is a splendid choice for your Urbana, IL, home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis. You definitely want to protect your investment. By not keeping up with the regular maintenance, you will shorten your system’s lifespan and greatly reduce how well it functions.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

August 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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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