What are the signs of trustworthy HVAC companies?

Most people tend to go for the price or the age of the company when selecting an HVAC service provider. However, cost or age are not the only signs of trustworthy HVAC companies.There are actually a number of things you should look for when selecting a HVAC business.

In this blog post, we’ll review six qualities that all trustworthy HVAC companies share in common. We’ll also explain what makes our business fit those criteria, and why you should call us for your heating, cooling & plumbing needs.

Here are the 6 signs of trustworthy HVAC companies

Here are four important factors that you should consider when hiring an HVAC company. Thinking about these tips ahead of time will ensure that you hire the right professionals from trustworthy HVAC companies who won’t dupe you when it comes to maintenance and repair of the HVAC unit.

1. Most quotes / estimates cannot be given over the phone

You should be wary of HVAC companies that say they can provide you an estimate for a new air conditioner over the phone.

Even when it comes to repair or maintenance, a lot of factors need to be considered that can’t be seen over the phone. Some of these include: What is the condition of the ducts? Is the motor fan working properly? How dirty are the filters? What is the condition of the condenser coil? Is the thermostat working properly?

King is proud to be one of Chicago's most trustworthy HVAC companies. Call us for all your cooling, heating, and plumbing service needs.

King is proud to be one of Chicago’s most trustworthy HVAC companies. Call us for all your cooling, heating, and plumbing service needs.

Installation, however, is where you really need to draw a line in the sand and insist on a free in-home estimate. That’s because air conditioners and furnaces come in a variety of sizes and settings, and a good technician will measure your home to make sure you’re getting the system that’s right for you and your family’s comfort.

Shady HVAC repair companies will provide the lowest possible quote for the job without even carrying out an inspection. Without an upfront and honest quote, the bill at the end of the repair may come as a shock to you.

That’s not how we do things here at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We provide upfront, honest pricing on all of our services, and we provide free in-home estimates on new air conditioners and furnaces.

2. Check with the Better Business Bureau

Another important tip is to search for the company on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) site. This website rates companies based on their online reputation. You should select a company with a good BBB rating. A company with a very good BBB rating—like King Heating—is more likely to be reliable and trustworthy.

3. Read online reviews

You should also read online reviews for the business to know about the reputation of a company. Online review sites such as Yelp, Angie’s List, SuperPages, and Yellow Pages contain reviews written by actual customers. Read the reviews and then use your judgment. This will also help you in selecting a trustworthy HVAC company.

Interested in seeing reviews for King? We have multiple customer reviews on Facebook, Google, and Yelp.

4. Choose based on reliability, not just cost

A common mistake people make is selecting the company that offers the lowest quote for a repair or replacement work. The company that quotes the cheapest price may not be the most trustworthy, or the best at what they do. Look for a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Do they stand by their work like King does?

When you need 24/7 cooling, heating, and plumbing service here in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, call our team at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

When you need 24/7 cooling, heating, and plumbing service here in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, call our team at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

You should be especially beware of companies that offer unusually low price. When it comes to price, if it’s too good to be true, it usually is. If you have doubts, call other companies and ask them if they’re willing to match that quote.

Something else to note: with our King Royal Treatment Plan, we offer our customers additional peace of mind and reliable service.

5. Certified technicians

Our HVAC technicians are NATE-certified professionals. NATE, or the North American Technician Excellence program, is the premier training and testing regimen in our industry. Only the best cooling and heating technicians are NATE-certified, which is why King puts ours through the program. We want our people to be ready to help with your home’s comfort needs—whether it’s for an emergency repair, a seasonal tune-up, or new system installation.

6. Dealer affiliation

We’re proud to be your Carrier Factory-Authorized Dealer here in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. This means more than just installing the top Carrier air conditioners and furnaces. It means that our technicians and the equipment they use are certified by Carrier.

Call King for HVAC and plumbing services you can trust in Chicago and Northwest Indiana

If you want to get in touch with a reliable and experienced HVAC company in Chicago’s south suburbs and Northwest Indiana, contact King Heating Cooling and Plumbing. We have been serving these areas with complete dedication and integrity for decades.

You can reach us by phone at (708) 687-6898 or by contacting us online.

What role does your air filter play in efficient heating this winter?

If you’re like most homeowners, replacing or cleaning your home’s air filter is probably pretty far down your list of priorities this winter. However, there’s certainly a case to be made for adding this to your to-do list. A clean air filter is critical to your home’s indoor air quality, energy-efficiency, and winter heating. In this article, we’ll review what you should know about your air filter and the role it plays in your home during the colder months of the year here in Chicagoland.

At King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we’re your go-to team for a wide range of heating services. Call us today to learn more about how we can improve the indoor air quality of your home, as well as the efficiency of your heating system.

Call our team for air filter replacement here in Chicago. Our Filter Club is a great, convenient way to save on new filters.

Call our team for air filter replacement here in Chicago. Our Filter Club is a great, convenient way to save on new filters.

A clean air filter is more important than you might think

While it tends to get overlooked, your home’s air filter plays a crucial role in your home’s air quality and energy-efficiency. Here’s how:

Energy-efficient heating

A dirty air filter can actually be costing you money every month on your utility bills. As the air filter clogs with dirt, dust, and pet hair (gross!), it becomes more difficult for the furnace’s blower to push heated air through the filter. This results in the furnace and blower having to work more to create heating for your home, which in turn can cause a spike in your monthly heating bills.

Prevent furnace problems

All the extra effort your furnace puts into pushing air through a dirty, clogged filter can lead to significantly more wear-and-tear. However, that’s only the start. Your furnace also intakes air through the filter. If it’s unable to take in enough air from your home, the blower and furnace will not be able to work properly. In fact, since gas and electric furnaces rely on the blower to push hot air out of the system, it could lead to the system either short cycling or overheating.

Even if the furnace is able to get air through the filter, that dust and other contaminants could head the other way into the system, leading to the inside of the furnace becoming dirty. This, in turn, can have other negative repercussions for the furnace’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Keep your home’s air fresh

Every time you turn on the furnace with a dirty air filter in place, you’re essentially having that dust and dirt pushed into the air of your home. Especially during the winter when windows and doors tend to be closed more often, this can have a negative impact on your indoor air quality as the trapped dust, dirt, pet dander, and more have nowhere to go.

Replace or clean your air filter regularly

Generally speaking, you should replace your air filter about every 90 days. However, if you have pets or suffer from allergies, you may want to bump that up to every 60 days or even every month. In truth, every home is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to indoor air quality. That’s why talking with a professional here at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is always a great play.

Join our Filter Club!

At King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we make it easy to keep your home’s air filter fresh. As a member of our Filter Club, we’ll deliver fresh filters, on-time, right to your door! No more hassle or having to remember to go to the store to get new air filters. Instead, we’ll deliver the right professional-grade filter, right on time. To learn more about our Filter Club and all of our HVAC and IAQ services, call us today.

4 benefits of upgrading to a ductless HVAC system

While most standard air conditioners and furnaces rely on air ducts to cool and heat your home, a ductless HVAC system does things differently by putting the source of that comfort right in the room with you. Ductless systems aren’t just versatile: they’re also energy-efficient and convenient. In this article, we’ll review what ductless systems are, how they work, and how one Carrier system leads the industry when it comes to ductless performance.

Year-round comfort

At minimum, ductless HVAC systems consist of two main components: an indoor blower unit (typically wall-mounted) and an outdoor heat pump. This type of system can provide both summer cooling and wintertime heating, even here in Chicago. Heat pumps operate by moving heat energy from one location to another. In the summer, this means removing heat from the home and depositing it outside—just like an air conditioner. In the winter, the heat pump pulls residual heat energy from even cold outdoor air and brings it inside.

In a section to come, we’ll review how one Carrier ductless system in particular is a good fit here in the Chicago area.

The indoor, wall-mounted component of a ductless system setup.

Zoned comfort for each room of your home

When you turn down the thermostat linked to a traditional HVAC system, the unit kicks on and cooled or heated air begins blowing out of the ducts. Depending on how your ducts work, you may be able to close or open specific ones, but the system is still pushing air there, which means you’re still effectively paying to cool or heat the entire home, not just a single room. Ductless changes the game by allowing you to selectively change the temperature of the room you’re in or a group of rooms instead of the whole house. This means you can set the comfort in each room—and set yourself up for savings.

For example, if you and your family are spending a hot summer night in the kitchen eating dinner and then playing a board game, you can set that room to a cooler temperature than the rest of the home so that everyone stays comfortable. Then, when the game ends and everyone heads to bed, you can turn off the cooling in the kitchen and turn it on in the bedrooms. This “zoned” approach saves you money because you’re only paying to cool or heat the rooms that you need to at any given time.

Greater energy-efficiency

Ductless HVAC systems are more energy efficient than standard air conditioners and furnaces. As it turns out, air is a relatively poor conduit for temperature, which means that a great deal of the energy spent cooling or heating air is wasted as that air travels through your air ducts to vents and the living spaces of your home. The system then needs to generate more cooled or heated air to make up for the amount lost in transit.

With its indoor, wall-mounted blower unit, a ductless system cuts out the most wasteful part of the process and distributes cooled and heated air directly where it is needed. Add in the aforementioned ability to operate your cooling and heating strategically in zones, and a ductless system will lead to both lower energy bills and greater comfort in your home relative to a standard air conditioner and furnace.

No need to add ductwork

There are many homes and spaces here in the Chicago area where it doesn’t make sense to add air ducts. Historic homes, many of them built before central air conditioning and heating took the form we recognize today, may not be able to be extensively modified or retrofitted due to local historic preservation codes (not to mention that the cost of adding ductwork is often a dealbreaker for many homeowners). In other cases, it may not make sense or be feasible for a homeowner to run new duct lines out to home additions, non-connected suites, or garages.

No matter what type of home or what kind of space you have, a ductless HVAC system grants you greater flexibility. Many homeowners who are car enthusiasts or hobbyists are even starting to use ductless indoor units to keep their garages comfortable during the winter cold or the summer humidity here in Chicagoland.

The outdoor heat pump component of a Carrier Infinity ductless HVAC system.

The outdoor heat pump component of a Carrier Infinity ductless HVAC system.

The Carrier Infinity® Heat Pump

This is one of the most advanced heat pumps in the world, and it’s a perfect fit for the climate here in the Chicago area. This system boasts up to 42 SEER cooling and 15 HSPF heating when paired with an indoor blower unit. Best of all, this heat pump has an operating range that allows it to remain at 100% heating capacity in temperatures as low as 0℉ and 100% cooling efficiency in temperatures as warm as 122℉. This versatility allows it to bring heat to your home, no matter how cold it gets this winter.

Call King for a free in-home estimate

To learn more about the Carrier Infinity® Heat Pump, the manufacturer’s other heat pumps, or these systems in general, give our team a call. King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers free in-home estimates on new cooling and heating systems, including ductless HVAC systems. Our techs can match you to the new Carrier ductless unit that’s right for your home.

What is the typical lifespan of an air conditioner in your home?

If you’re a homeowner and you have had to purchase a new AC unit, or just had AC problems in the past, you have probably asked yourself at one point or another, “What is the typical lifespan of an air conditioner?” This is a good question. After all, a new air conditioner is a major investment for any homeowner, and you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.

With proper maintenance from a King technician, the typical lifespan of an air conditioner can be more than 15 years!

A King air conditioning technician maintains an AC unit. With the right professional maintenance, you have the potential to extend the lifespan of your air conditioner.

The answer to this question can be a bit complex, but the good news is that, by choosing to work with a company like King that installs systems from a reliable manufacturer like Carrier, you can rest easy knowing they have spent a lot of time testing and improving their units for lasting reliability.

Realistically, an air conditioner’s lifespan can vary widely for several different reasons. In this article, we’ll discuss all of the factors that play a role in the life expectancy of your AC unit. With adequate upkeep and proper maintenance, you can expect a new system to last anywhere from 15 to 20 years.

What are the factors that influence the lifespan of an air conditioner?

Just like your car, you’ll need to perform regular tune-ups and maintenance on your HVAC system. Some people think that once the unit stops working for the first time, and it’s no longer under its warranty, that it’s time for a new one. Another person might put in money to make the repairs, even if they cost a lot, to keep the system running for a few additional years. This decision plays a significant role in determining how long an AC unit lasts.

Beyond maintenance, some of the other factors that play into the lifespan of your system include:

  • Proper installation
  • Amount of month-to-month wear-and-tear and personal comfort settings within your home
  • Climate factors, such as extreme cold or high humidity
  • Air quality factors (salty sea breeze or other corrosives in the air)

How often is your unit being used?

It might be better to ask yourself, “how long do AC units last in my area?” Obviously, a unit that is used more than average will naturally go through more wear-and-tear compared to a unit that only runs for half the year. Here in the Chicago area, we deal with hot, humid summers, so your air conditioner will have to work hard to keep your home comfortable.

Personal preference plays a huge role here, too. If you decide to keep your AC set at 70 degrees all summer, that will require it to run much more frequently than the neighbors next door who keep their thermostat set at 78 degrees. Take this example and stretch it over 15 years, with similar maintenance schedules, and you’ll be able to see the huge difference in usage of each unit.

Are you keeping up with annual maintenance?

The number one rule with any piece of machinery is that preventative maintenance matters. When was the last time you had a professional come out and tune up your air conditioner? Do you regularly change the air filters? Do you clean the outdoor unit and keep dirt, debris, and leaves from clogging it up?

As you can expect, it is essential to keep up with this maintenance if you want to extend the life of your AC unit. It’s easy for a homeowner to inspect and replace an air filter every other month, no problem. But, scheduling a seasonal tune-up will allow the service technician to find smaller problems before they become big, breakdown-causing problems. At King, our technicians inspect things like the compressor, evaporator, condenser coils, the fan and motor parts, and the condensate drains. They will also be able to make the necessary adjustments and minor repairs that will improve performance and keep the system operating near peak energy efficiency.

What is your unit being exposed to?

Think about it: your air conditioner sits outside all day, every day, for so many years. It is exposed to the elements. And, depending on where you reside, it could potentially be taking a beating. Here in Chicago, for example, our air conditioners are exposed to freezing temperatures during the winter.

To protect and help extend the life of your outdoor unit, you can have a professional clean the coil regularly to make sure it is free of dirt and other potentially corrosive debris. You can also go and remove any leaves, pine needles, mulch, or trash that accumulates in the unit as well. Just be careful and make sure the air conditioner’s fan is off while you do these things.

Call King for all of your HVAC needs in Chicago

These are just a few factors that influence the overall lifespan of your AC unit. At King, our team can help keep your air conditioner on-schedule with regular tune-ups and be on call when you need us for an emergency repair. To schedule an appointment, call us today!

What causes a frozen evaporator coil and what can you do about it?

It’s the hottest day of the year, and your air conditioner just stopped working. You walk outside to inspect the outdoor unit and you’re greeted by a strange sight: ice. As it turns out, you have a frozen evaporator coil. In this article, we’re going to talk more about what causes this phenomenon and what you should do if this happens to your air conditioning unit.

At King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we’re here for you and your home’s air conditioning needs with our 24/7 emergency service. Call us today for fast, reliable air conditioning repair.

Preventing a frozen evaporator coil here in Chicago.

Schedule an AC tune-up with King every spring and have one of our technicians look at your refrigerant levels ahead of summer.

What causes an evaporator coil to freeze?

Let’s start by talking about how your air conditioner works in the first place. In the simplest of terms, air conditioners (and heat pumps, in their summer setting) are able to cool down your home by moving heat energy from one place to another. The evaporator coil contains refrigerant that runs inside and outside in a constant, contained loop. As the refrigerant enters the inside portion of its circuit, the molecules expand, cooling down the line and allowing it to absorb heat energy from the air in your home.

It then returns to the outdoors, where the condenser condenses those same molecules, causing the line to heat and expel that heat energy into the outdoor air. This happens over-and-over again until sufficient heat energy is removed from your home to bring it down to the temperature where things are comfortable.

In the event that heat energy is not able to be absorbed into the refrigerant, things start to go wrong. Most often, this occurs because the return air—the heat energy-filled air inside of your home—is unable to get to the line. As a result, the refrigerant in the line begins to get colder with no heat to absorb. The line gets cold enough that the condensation on the outside of the line—which normally drains away harmlessly—freezes over, leading to a literal block of ice.

What are the most-common causes of this problem?

Essentially, anything that blocks airflow to the evaporator coil can lead to a frozen evaporator coil. Here are some of the most likely culprits:

Dirty coil

Over time, your system’s evaporator coil will become covered in dust, dirt, grime, and more. This prevents it from getting the airflow it needs to properly move heat, which means that the system could then freeze over. Evaporator coil cleaning is an essential part of our AC tune-up service for this exact reason.

Blocked air ducts

In the event that you’ve manually shut many of your home’s floor or ceiling registers, the return air flow to the coil may not be getting sufficient airflow to continue operating correctly. Another common cause of this problem is when homeowners unknowingly block floor registers below furniture or rugs. Similarly, an extremely dirty air filter can block a main source of air from reaching the line.

Low refrigerant

The refrigerant line is a closed-loop system. However, in some cases, refrigerant may be lost through leaks or other problems. Without enough refrigerant, the molecules expand too much, causing a runaway cooling effect that results in a frozen-over system.

How should you go about fixing this problem?

First things first, you’re going to want to turn off your air conditioner. At this point, any further operation by the air conditioner is just going to keep refreezing the already-frozen line. Then, call the trusted technicians here at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We offer 24/7 emergency AC repair services throughout Chicagoland. When our tech arrives at your home, they’ll inspect the problem and then likely switch the thermostat to its fan-only setting to accelerate the thaw.

Once the system has fully thawed out, we’ll need to address the original cause of the problem. It’s likely one of the three culprits listed above: dirty coils, blocked air ducts, or low refrigerant. If it the latter, we can recharge the system with the appropriate refrigerant type and address any leaks that caused the system to lose refrigerant in the first place.

Call King for 24/7 emergency AC repair

At King, we’re your 24/7 AC repair experts in Chicago, Oak Forest, Homewood, Frankfort, Chicago Heights, Joliet, and surrounding areas. If your air conditioner has a frozen evaporator coil or any other problems that are preventing it from operating properly, call us today. We’re ready to help!

Common AC problems and what you can do to prevent a breakdown

No one wants to be stuck on a hot and humid summer night with an air conditioner that isn’t working correctly. One important way to prevent a breakdown is to catch issues as soon as possible. Here are a few common AC problems to keep an eye on.

If your air conditioner is running into trouble, call King for 24/7 emergency AC repair service. We’re ready to help! Plus, we don’t charge you extra for work on evenings or weekends.

You can keep your air conditioner running right throughout the summer by keeping an eye out for these common AC problems.The most common air-conditioning problems

Here are some of the most common AC problems and what they could indicate. Remember: King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency service here in Chicagoland!

  • The house doesn’t feel cool: You hear the fan running and air is flowing, but it doesn’t feel cool. This problem can have many different causes, from dirty air filters to low coolant levels.
  • The fan isn’t working: When you set the thermostat to “cool” or “fan,” nothing happens. A common cause of this issue is a tripped circuit breaker. If the unit has power, the fan may have a worn belt.
  • The AC doesn’t turn on: If the AC doesn’t turn on at all, there may be a thermostat issue or a power problem. If the compressor doesn’t engage, the start capacitor may be the problem.
  • The AC won’t stop running: Sometimes fan or condenser problems cause the air conditioner to run continuously. This behavior isn’t normal, even if it’s hot outside.
  • There’s a weird smell or sound: Among the most noticeable problems are strange noises coming from the air conditioner, such as grinding, squealing, or popping sounds. Burning smells are also serious signs of trouble. Turn off your system and call the professionals at King.

What you can do to keep your AC in great condition

To prevent a breakdown, it’s essential to act quickly when you notice something odd. This means calling professionals ASAP. Our expert AC repair technicians can find the underlying cause immediately, preventing long-term damage to costly components such as the compressor.

In addition to emergency repairs, it’s a good idea to schedule preventative maintenance that focuses on cleaning and system analysis. Annual inspections can find issues before they become a problem. You can also contribute to a long-lasting air conditioner by replacing your air filter every 2–3 weeks and clearing away any dirt or debris.

At King, we’re always on call

You don’t have to take care of air conditioner maintenance and repairs alone. At King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we help you from the very beginning, offering recommendations for the perfect air-conditioner for your home. Whether you need a seasonal AC inspection, maintenance tips, or emergency repairs, reach out to our team right away.

Why you should replace your air conditioner filter regularly

Your air filter is an essential part of your summer cooling, and keeping yours clean is a must. If you need your filters cleaned or replaced, call us. King specializes in air conditioning repair in Chicago and the other communities of Chicagoland. In this article, we’ll review just a few of the reasons that clean air filters can be the difference between a struggling cooling system and one that’s running better and saving you money.

Call King for air filter cleaning and replacement, as well as air conditioner repair in Chicago.

An air filter that is completely clogged with dirt and dust can completely obstruct air flow into your home, making your air conditioner work that much harder.

Why does replacing your air filter matter?

#1. Energy-Efficiency

If your summer electric bills are painful, you aren’t alone. Air conditioning systems use a lot of electricity, which is why squeezing the best-possible efficiency and smooth operation out of your system is essential. One of the biggest culprits in decreased efficiency is a dirty, clogged air filter, as this means the air conditioner has to work harder to cool your home, burning through more energy as it does so.

#2. Extend your system’s lifespan

An air conditioning system represents a significant investment, which is why it’s in your best interest to arrange regular AC maintenance appointments. Not only does a clogged filter decrease the unit’s efficiency, but it also puts additional and unnecessary stress on the system. By working harder to keep your home cool, you’re putting extra wear-and-tear on your air conditioner that, cumulatively, could mean that it lives a shorter life and you have to replace it all that much sooner.

Our recommendation? Take care of your air conditioner by having the air filter cleaned or replaced regularly, and make sure you keep up with our tune-up service.

#3. Keep your house clean

Your filter’s job is to collect the dust and debris that accumulates over time, but those impurities have nowhere to go if the filtration system is full. Until you replace your filter, the air conditioner will simply circulate this unwanted material around your home, which means you’ll spend more time dusting than not. It’s better to have dust, dirt, and other contaminants caught up in the filter than entering your lungs.

#4. Protect your family’s health

Along with dirtying your house, all of those harmful particles can also cause health problems for your family. Along with dust and dander, your HVAC system can also circulate any mold particles throughout your home without them getting caught up in the filter. If any member of your household suffers from respiratory ailments or allergies, frequent filter replacement is even more important to their comfort in the home.

Call King for filter replacement and air conditioning repair in Chicago

These are just a few reasons why it’s important to frequently replace your cooling system’s filters. Call the team of experts here at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing and have us work with you and your home on a complete maintenance and upkeep strategy for your air conditioner. To schedule an appointment for filter replacement or air conditioning repair in Chicago, call us.

Your home deserves the King Royal Treatment Plan

If you’ve read our other blog posts on the subject, you know just how important regular maintenance is to your air conditioner and furnace. Here’s the cool thing you might not know yet: at King, we make it easy for local homeowners here in Chicagoland to get their seasonal HVAC tune-ups. As a member of our King Royal Treatment Plan, we’ll call you to schedule the maintenance appointments. You’ll also get a number of other awesome perks, including priority treatment and discounts!

Join the King Royal Treatment Plan today.

Get the regal treatment you deserve as a member of the King Royal Treatment Plan. To learn more or to sign up, call us!

To join our King Royal Treatment Plan, contact our team online, or give us a call at (708) 687-6898. We’ll be happy to review the benefits of this program with you and the reasons why you should join!

Keep your cool (or warm) with the King Royal Treatment Plan

Preventive maintenance is vital for HVAC systems. You don’t want them to fail when the winter is coldest, or the summer is hottest. You don’t want them to be energy-inefficient. Routine inspection and maintenance help prevent system failure and saves money.

Let the King Royal Treatment Plan help keep your system running efficiently. King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing will come out twice yearly to perform preventive maintenance. We’ll call you to schedule the visit and make sure your system is ready for the season.

Royal Treatment Plan subscribers receive priority treatment

On bitterly cold winter days, it’s common to have a rash of HVAC failures throughout your community. Preventive maintenance minimizes the chance of a failure, but it doesn’t guarantee it. There is nothing worse than waiting for service and hoping your pipes don’t freeze.

As a member of the Royal Treatment Plan, you have made an extra effort to ensure that your HVAC system remains up and running. You deserve a reward. Any service request you make will take priority over non-subscribers.

Subscribers receive discounts on parts and labor

The cost of parts and labor is always a concern with heating and cooling systems. As an incentive to becoming a subscriber, you can expect to pay for parts and labor at discounted rates. This plan is also available for older equipment that may be more susceptible to problems.

See if the King Royal Treatment Plan is for you

The most important feature of the plan is the peace of mind it provides. Would you like to learn more? Contact King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today and ask about this fantastic plan.

Winter is around the corner, and it’s time to schedule a heating tune-up

Chicago’s winters are not for the faint of heart, which is why it’s important to have a strong, properly operating furnace to help you get through the colder months. To make sure your system works when you turn it on, it’s a good idea to schedule a heating tune-up every year, and fall is the perfect time for this.

For professional furnace tune-ups here in Chicagoland, contact the team at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

Here’s why you should schedule a heating tune-up

#1. You can catch small problems early

Your furnace contains a complex network of moving parts that will eventually wear down over time. When we perform an annual fall tune-up on your system, we thoroughly inspect and clean each element. By making note of potential issues, we can prevent one worn part from creating a larger problem. In fact, King offers a 40-point furnace inspection and tune-up.

#2. You can get more out of your heating dollar

No matter if your furnace uses oil, natural gas, propane, or electricity, it can be expensive to keep your home warm during a Chicago winter. To get the most out of your energy expenses, your heating system needs to run at peak energy-efficiency. An annual tune-up can ensure everything is in proper working order efficiency-wise.

Over the course of the entire this winter, this could save you a lot of money on your heating bills.

#3. You can stay in compliance with your warranty

Heating systems come with lengthy warranties that cover key components in the event of breakage, but you have to keep up your end of the deal as an owner. If you don’t adhere to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, you might not be protected if the system fails.

#4. Keep your family safe

You probably don’t think of your furnace when everything is running properly, but it’s a device that uses combustible material to heat your home. If you don’t take care of maintenance issues regularly, you could end up with an unsafe situation such as a carbon monoxide leak or even a fire hazard.

Schedule a heating tune-up from King today!

Why set yourself up for a larger issue with your furnace that could be avoided by regular fall HVAC maintenance? You’ve spent a lot on your system, so trust the experts at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing with all of your service needs. To schedule an appointment, contact us online today.