1. Turning furnace on for the first time? Here's what to check | Absolute Comfort Crystal Lake

    Turning your furnace on for the winter? Here’s what to check

    Its that time of year in the Midwest where people are on the fence about turning on their furnaces. In fact, that first day of cold weather where the thermostat gets turned up high enough for that furnace to kick on - it’s a pretty big deal for us Illinoisans. Here’s what to look for when you fi…Read More

  2. HVAC Tools of the Trade

    Summer’s over… can I still get my AC tune up?

    Here in the Midwest, we are prone to all different sorts of temperatures and weather conditions. One morning we can wake up and it's 50 degrees outside. Before you know it, it's the afternoon and it's 80 degrees! Speaking of unexpected temperature shifts, are you familiar with the term “indian sum…Read More

  3. Common HVAC Jargon demystified | Absolute Comfort Crystal Lake

    Common HVAC jargon demystified

    Air conditioning terminology can be quite complex to most of those who aren't a certified HVAC technician. If you have been looking for a new company or trying to Google what may be going on with your HVAC system, you've probably experienced this yourself. Hopefully though - with some of these helpf…Read More

  4. How to Fix a Frozen AC Coil | Absolute Comfort Crystal Lake

    AC Coil Frozen? Here’s what to do.

    Have you ever noticed ice or condensation on your HVAC system? This may be a sign that your air conditioning coil is frozen. Numerous issues may arise if your AC coil is frozen, and can potentially lead to water damage. When your system's coil freezes, you may not get the proper airflow and temperat…Read More

  5. Whole Home Humidifiers in Crystal Lake, IL | Absolute Comfort

    Change Your Humidifier Pad Regularly

    Like many appliances in your home as well as your HVAC system, your whole home humidifier needs routine maintenance as well to make sure that it’s working the way it should. One of the most important parts of your humidifier is the humidifier pad inside the unit. Just like the filter in your HVAC …Read More

  6. Sump Pump Battery Back Up System | Absolute Comfort Crystal Lake

    Why You Need a Sump Pump Battery Back Up

    A couple of years ago in the spring, I remember Illinois was hit with a few days of severe thunderstorms. Many people that I knew -  including a good friend of mine - had lost power. I was house-sitting for him and taking care of his cats while he was gone on a work trip. The day he was scheduled t…Read More

  7. Low Humidity Symptoms | Absolute Comfort Crystal Lake IL

    Low Humidity Symptoms

    Itchy skin, dry lips, and headaches may be a sign that your home could have low humidity. As we use our furnaces and heating systems during the winter, it dries out any moisture that is in the air – causing unpleasant symptoms that may leave you wondering if you are sick. If you have been experien…Read More

  8. Why does my furnace smell? | Absolute Comfort Crystal Lake

    Why does my furnace smell?

    Everyone loves a fresh and clean-smelling home - but if there's a problem with your furnace, you might have strange smells coming through those vents. Have you experienced this? If so, there are a few reasons why your furnace could be creating those odors. It’s important to have an HVAC technician…Read More