Heating

High bills pressuring you to replace your old system? Looking to make sure your home is comfortable this winter? Service Detectives provides all types of heating services to ensure your home comfort.

Who are you trusting with your home comfort?

If your heating system is constantly requiring servicing or if it's over 17 years old, you're probably thinking about replacing it — especially before winter sets in. This puts you in the challenging position of deciding who you can trust with your home comfort. Even a good piece of heating equipment can become a source of ongoing problems if it isn't installed correctly. That's why choosing the right company is as important as the actual choice of equipment.
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signs you need to replace your heating equipment

signs you need to replace your heating equipment

Thinking about replacing your home's heating system? Here are the most common signs it's time for a replacement:

  • Your heat pump is more than 10 years old
  • Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old
  • A fan-only switch, so you can use the unit for nighttime ventilation to substantially reduce air-conditioning costs
  • Your energy bills are going up
  • Some rooms in your home are too hot or cold
  • You do not have a programmable thermostat
  • Your home has humidity problems
  • There is excessive dust in your home
  • Your heating system is noisy

If any of these sound familiar, reach out to us using the buttons below — and we'll help get your heating running the way you want it.

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What You Should Look For In A New System

Even if your home has not gone through any major changes since the installation of its existing heating system, it may be impossible to know if it was ever properly sized to begin with. It cannot be stressed enough: a heating system must fit your home exactly. A system that is too big or too small will lead to future problems, including higher fuel bills and the premature failure of the system.

The best method for selecting a new heating system is to compare the total investment in an 80% efficient system versus that of a 90% efficient system. Next, factor out any incentives, rebates, etc., to calculate an apples-to-apples comparison. Then, have the contractor show you what your energy savings will be. At this point, your choice should be obvious.

If you need help with choosing or installing a heating new system that will save you money, we can help:

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WHAT YOUR neighbor in Energy, IL Said:

Tony was extremely professional and helpful. He went over all cost options with me before doing any work and was very helpful in making a decision on things that should be dealt with first and foremost. Service Detectives offer great warranties and service plans for prices below the competition. I would highly recommend them for your electrician plus heating and cooling needs!
-Gabriel H.

Heating TIps FOr Your home:

Heating Tips
  • Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable
  • Clean or replace filters on furnaces once a month
  • Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters & radiators as needed; make sure they're not blocked by furniture, carpeting or drapes
  • Use kitchen, bath & other ventilating fans wisely; in just 1 hour, these fans can pull out a houseful of warmed or cooled air. Turn fans off as soon as they have done their job
  • Keep draperies & shades open on south-facing windows during the heating season to allow sunlight to enter your home; close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows
  • Close an unoccupied room that is isolated from the rest of the house, such as in a corner & turn down the thermostat. If it does not adversely affect the rest of your system, you may also consider turning off the heating for that room or zone
Gas Furnace Tips
  • Don't block registers, vents or heating units with furniture or drapes. That makes your furnace work harder & uses more energy
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat. You can save as much as 10% a year on your heating & cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10% - 15% for 8 hours with an automatic setback or programmable thermostat
  • Using a programmable thermostat you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. As a result, you won't operate the equipment as much when you are asleep or when the house, or part of the house, is not occupied. Programmable thermostats can store & repeat multiple daily settings (6 or more temperature settings a day) that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program
Get more expert advice for your home's heating equipment:
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WHAT YOUR neighbor in Energy, IL Said:

Tony is fantastic. Detailed caring work on a difficult old house. He understood the house and those of us who live in it. Deeply appreciative.
-Adrienne T.

Need Maintenance, Repairs, OR Installation for your heating?

If you're serious about having the experts set your home's heating up right, then we're here to help. We offer our golden guarantee: we guarantee you'll be satisfied with any and all of our heating services.
The main thing you should require from a heating and cooling contractor working in your home is a complete money-back guarantee — in writing — covering your entire first year of ownership. If the company isn't willing to take all the risk to satisfy you, it means they expect you to take it. With the equipment covered by the manufacturer's warranty, other than financing, any other conditions are totally related to the contractor's workmanship. At Service Detectives, we make investing in your home and your family's comfort risk-free.
Tap on one of the buttons below to speak with a live person about your heating needs: