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Are You Suffering From Sick Building Syndrome?

Posted on January 20th, 2021 by Ken Lichamer

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) refers to a situation where a building’s occupants experience acute health and comfort issues because of ductwork contaminants. This issue can take some time to identify, but ultimately residents will notice that their discomfort is linked to the time they spend in the affected building or home. Common Indicators of SBS […]

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Are HVAC Maintenance Plans Worth It?

Posted on December 30th, 2020 by Ken Lichamer

Heat and air conditioning costs account for over 40% of the average utility bill in this country. And when HVAC systems aren’t maintained properly, their efficiency can plummet. Most people lack the technical knowledge to service their furnaces and ac units themselves. As a result, they rely on HVAC companies for annual maintenance or simply […]

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How Long Does it Take to Install a New Furnace?

Posted on November 30th, 2020 by Ken Lichamer

Those of us living in the Midwest appreciate the value of a well-heated home, especially during the winter and early spring. If you’ve begun to notice signs that your furnace is failing, it’s best to consider your options for replacement now, before an emergency situation arises. With 0% financing programs available for up to 5 […]

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To Repair or Replace: Which Does Your Furnace Need?

Posted on October 20th, 2020 by Ken Lichamer

We all know how brutal Illinois winters can be, and the last problem you want is having your furnace fail when the weather’s howling outside. When that happens, the question is, do you need emergency furnace repair in Palatine or replacement of your old furnace? In deciding, here are some things to consider. The Age […]

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Gear Up Your HVAC System for Fall

Posted on September 23rd, 2020 by Ken Lichamer

Fall is finally here! That means cool weather, changing leaves, the return of popular seasonal lattes, and (of course) HVAC maintenance. Each year, the Five Star team works to get customers’ heating and cooling systems up to snuff for the onset of cold weather. Here are our recommendations for homeowners looking to keep their system […]

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