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Air Conditioner Leaking Water? 6 Common Causes

Is your air conditioner leaking water? If you’re noticing puddles or drips near your AC unit, it might be worrisome. But don’t panic! This common problem has a few typical causes. Understanding why AC leaks can help you figure out if you can fix it or if it’s best to call the professionals at Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning. 6 Common Causes for Air Conditioner Leaking Water 1. Clogged Drain Line What Happens When the Drain Line Clogs? The drain line moves water from your AC unit to the outside. But sometimes, this line can get blocked with dirt, dust, or even organic growth. When the drain line is clogged, water has nowhere to go and so it starts to

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Is It Time To Replace My AC Unit?

Is your AC unit making strange noises? Or, has it stopped cooling your house like it used to? These are just two of several indicators that it might be time to think about an AC replacement.  In this blog, Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning will talk about when it’s the right time to replace your AC unit, how to know if you really need a new one, and why getting a new AC can be a good choice. Doornbos has been delivering quality products and services to homeowners in the Chicago area since 1927! No other HVAC service company is as knowledgeable and experienced as Doornbos. For a new AC installation or AC repair, a call to Doornbos is the

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5 Benefits of Switching to a Smart Thermostat

Introduction to Smart Thermostats Have you ever heard of a smart thermostat? It’s a kind of thermostat that you can control from your phone or computer. This modern tool is designed to help make controlling your home’s temperature easier and more efficient. But there’s more to it than just convenience.  Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning offers a variety of smart thermostats to meet your specific needs and budget; and, from trusted manufacturers like Carrier, ecobee, and more! Schedule an appointment with a professionally trained Doornbos Comfort Specialist to learn more about smart thermostats or whether you could benefit from a new HVAC installation. Check Out The Plus Side of Smart Thermostats Here are five great reasons why you might want

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How Often Should I Replace My HVAC Filter?

Why You Need to Change Your HVAC Air Filter Have you ever thought about how important it is to keep the air in your home clean? Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system works hard every day to make sure your home is comfortable. One key part of this system is the HVAC air filter. This filter catches dust, pollen, and other small particles from the air inside your system before it enters your home. It’s a guardian for the indoor air preventing you from breathing things that would be unhealthy for you. But here’s something Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to know: you need to change your HVAC filter regularly to keep the air in your

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6 Signs You Need an Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct cleaning is super important for keeping our homes healthy and comfy. With so many of us spending even more time indoors than years ago, having clean ductwork is more important than ever!  But did you know that dirty air ducts affect more than our HVAC systems and ductwork? Dirty ducts also impact indoor air quality. Yup, it’s true! The air inside your home and your lungs need you to care about how clean your air ducts are. If you notice any of the following signs, your ductwork likely needs a little TLC. Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning has trained technicians to help. Six Signs You Need an Air Duct Cleaning 1. Strange Smells Lingering Around Have you ever

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Why Spring is the Perfect Time for Air Conditioner Maintenance

Flowers are blooming, the first signal spring is coming.  Warmer weather is on the horizon and the days are getting longer. The warmth of the sun is telling us that spring is here. For many, spring is a time of renewal and growth.  Along with warmer weather comes the need to ensure our homes stay cool and comfortable. That’s where AC tune-ups come in; and, spring is the perfect time for Air Conditioner maintenance. Think of it like giving your air conditioner a check-up to make sure it’s ready to keep you cool all summer long.  Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning has been helping homes in the Alsip, IL area since 1927! That’s almost a century of providing quality work

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

Just like your lungs are an important connection to the rest of your respiratory system, your home’s ductwork, or air ducts, are importantly connected to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For your HVAC system—and your lungs—to perform at peak level, the numerous airways need to be open and clear. All in the name of breathing properly.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. 

In reality, the key is treating your Tinley Park system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you can ensure your furnace will live well beyond its warranty.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

A furnace is a big part of your life—whether you realize it or not. It keeps your Tinley Park home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ). So it is important to gain a better understanding of furnace fundamentals.

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What is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps make your Orland Park home more comfortable by using heat that already exists. It pushes heat from outdoors to indoors (to warm) or pulls heat from indoors to outdoors (to cool).

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Fall Tune-Up Specials Available Now!

It’s time to prepare for cold weather. The Farmers’ Almanac predicts “below-average temperatures, and lots of snowstorms, sleet, ice, and rain for much of the Great Lakes” and other part of the country. Will your furnace or heat pump keep your Orland Park home cozy and warm this winter

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How to Reduce Dust in Your Home

At Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning, we know how important clean indoor air quality is for your home. Our team specializes in offering whole-house solutions to keep you and your loved ones healthy, comfortable, and safe throughout the year.

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Air Duct Cleaning

Your air ducts circulate a supply of fresh and properly treated air. But since ductwork mostly hides behind walls, ceilings, and floors, many Illinois homeowners don’t take the time to monitor its condition.

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How Do You Know When to Repair or Replace Your AC Equipment? AC unit outside building.

How Do You Know When to Repair or Replace Your AC Equipment?

Your air conditioner made a few strange noises when you first began running it in early this season, but you ignored them. Now it’s the heat of the summer. It’s a hot, muggy summer in the Chicago Area, and your AC has broken down. Do you repair or replace it? Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you make the best choices for heating and cooling your Alsip home or business. Our Doornbos team members are factory-trained and Authorized. Our technicians are also certified through North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which means you are working with the top experts in the industry. Call us today for a free consultation. Here are a

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

Sometimes, life moves incredibly fast. You could have sworn you just bought your air conditioner. But lately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. You check the box and are shocked to find out you’ve had it for a decade. Where did the time go?

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known as the silent killer for a reason—it can easily go undetected and cause illness and even death. It’s critical to learn how to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your Tinley Park home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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The Doornbos Difference

Experience matters in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. That’s why choosing a company like Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning makes so much sense.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up. 
Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Tinley Park can be a challenge, so here are three areas our Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning professionals suggest you monitor for telltale signs:

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How Do I Know If I Need My Ducts Sealed?

How efficient are your Alsip home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems?

To boost and support maximum efficiency, you need to be sure every part of your system is working effectively—including your air ducts.

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

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 to come out to diagnose the smell for you.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

Winter is right around the corner and with it comes freezing temperatures, frequent illness, and dry indoor air. If you struggle with discomfort during the winter in your Alsip home, you may benefit from investing in a humidification system.

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Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

We all take climate control for granted these days. In winter, we expect warmth from our heating system; in summer, we demand the cool comfort of air conditioning. Most Tinley Park homeowners don’t give that a second thought—until the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system breaks down and replacement decisions need to be made. Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at Dornbos Heating & Air Conditioning is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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Video – 5 Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor

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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Think HVAC During Your Home Remodeling

Congratulations, you’re planning to remodel your Alsip home! Breathing new life and comfort into your charming older home is a grand adventure, and you can count on our team at Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning to be there every step of the way to help however we can.

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How to Choose an HVAC Contractor

Congratulations! You are ready to install a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your Illinois home. With your new equipment, you can expect to enjoy improved comfort and lower energy bills.

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How Can You Manage Your Home’s Humidity?

Indoor humidity is a drag. It makes relaxing extremely difficult—after all, you are sweating inside your home! It can affect your health, triggering asthma attacks and flaring allergies. It tends to put everyone in a sluggish mood—even the goldfish. Let’s zap that excess moisture right out of the room, and look at ways to manage your Illinois home’s relative indoor humidity.

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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 Tinley Park home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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Why Ductless Is the Way to Go

You deserve the most comfort at the best price in your Illinois home or business. You want reliable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) at reasonable prices. You want fresh, clean air so you and your loved ones can enjoy a healthy home.

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Video – Duct Cleaning Can Reduce Allergies

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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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in Alsip.

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

Having your air ducts professionally cleaned can give you peace of mind, cleaner air to breathe, and help your HVAC system work more efficiently by removing the dust and debris that builds up in your home’s ductwork.

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Leaky Ducts and You

Are your home’s air ducts leaky? Our team would be happy to diagnose and correct your duct issue to help improve your home’s health.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

Fall is the best time to have maintenance done on your home’s HVAC equipment. Here are a few benefits fall maintenance has on your systems.

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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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Keep your home comfortable and safe during this air conditioning season. Your HVAC and indoor air quality service questions answered.

This FAQ is to share with you how our team is working to keep homes comfortable and safe during this upcoming air conditioning season.  As temperatures rise we want to assure you Doornbos is open and ready to serve you. We are implementing safety procedures and services during the Coronavirus pandemic and want reassure you that our company remains committed to providing the best possible HVAC and indoor air quality services to all our customers. At Doornbos, our first and foremost priority is the safety of our customers and employees. Our entire team consists of experienced professionals who take great pride in our work—we can do our job with minimal disruption to you and your family. You can count on

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

Busy careers, bustling families, engrossing hobbies, and overwhelming responsibilities keep most people busy day in and day out. It’s understandable why worrying about the air filter in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is probably way down at the bottom of the priority list.  However, our team at Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning wants to pass along a gentle reminder about the importance of this small maintenance task. It’s one that takes only a minute or two but can make a huge difference in your Palos Heights home. Respect Your Air Filter’s Responsibilities Think about it. Your air filter is responsible for cleaning every bit of your indoor air as it circulates through your home, providing life-giving oxygen

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Illinois home. For your convenience and protection, our Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning team developed a list of five common furnace smells and what they mean. 1. Burnt Plastic If you just turned on your furnace for the winter, your nostrils may detect a burning smell. If this is the case, you don’t need to panic yet. Furnaces collect dust over time, which is burnt off when you first turn on your furnace.  It might

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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 708-529-6216 and we will inspect your furnace. Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning 708-529-6216

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Palos Heights encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors cozy while Old Man Winter blusters away outdoors. Three Heating System Insights Here are a few insights into your heating system’s operation during freezing weather: 1. Furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps were not designed for temperatures in the -20 to -30 degree Fahrenheit (and below) range—they were designed for outdoor temperatures dipping to 0 degrees.  And when you have windchills near

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Palos Heights home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house. We at Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning want you to be comfortable at home; you deserve to be! Here are seven furnace problems that could be causing uneven heat: 1. Poor insulation If your ducts, windows, attic, or walls have poor or nonexistent insulation, you might have a problem.

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Video – Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

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. Just like a regular physical, a regularly scheduled maintenance appointment can help find and diagnose problems that would be otherwise invisible to you because the signs are not easily seen or heard. So often we notice problems only because we miss the benefit we lost when something stops working.

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HVAC Emergency Service

Emergencies are an unfortunate reality in our lives. That’s why we have firefighters, paramedics, and police officers. Over the course of its lifetime, your HVAC might run into an emergency or two. That’s why Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning offers 24-hour emergency service. The best way to remedy an emergency is to take preventative measures ahead of time. Here are a few things to avoid: Improper/Inconsistent Maintenance One of the most important things your HVAC needs is a routine maintenance check-up. Also, be sure to change your air filter regularly. Check your manufacturer’s recommendations to see how frequently you should replace it. Typically, the filter should be replaced every 3-4 months. Hiring Sub-Par Technicians While it might be tempting to

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How Your AC Cools Your Home

Air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like dehumidify your home or business and help keep your inside air cleaner. Understanding a bit of its basic components and how they work can help you identify a problem or malfunction when it occurs.

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Does an AC Kill Mold?

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low.

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