Compass Heating and Air Conditioning is the trusted name for furnace replacement in Elgin, IL. Over the past decade, we’ve earned an excellent reputation for HVAC service, repairs, and replacement in the Fox River Valley. Call us at (630) 504-8688 for your free consultation.
If your furnace is showing severe signs of wear, or if you’re just in the market for an upgrade, we’ll help you find the perfect system for your home. And, that ideal system may not be another conventional heater.
Here at Compass, we’re always looking for the most energy-efficient ways to keep you warm without sacrificing that comfort. Today, there are more options than ever.
Your choices for a new heating system range from high-efficiency furnaces to variable-speed models that use less energy while providing more efficient heat. Today’s heat pumps are now strong enough to keep you warm while using a fraction of the energy an old gas or electric model requires — without sacrificing comfort.
Or, you can consider a dual-fuel hybrid setup that uses an energy-efficient heat pump with gas as a backup.
And if that’s a lot to consider all at once, we’re here to help! Call Compass Heating and Air at (630) 504-8688 or click below for a free consultation. We’ll help you sort through the options to find the perfect solution for your home and family.
Is your heating system showing significant signs of wear? If so, you should start looking at options before it breaks down for good. That way, you’re not feeling pressured to make a big purchase when the house is freezing. Here are four signs you need a new furnace soon:
With a dual-fuel heating system, you can save money on your energy bills without ever sacrificing comfort in your Fox River Valley home. The most common setup is a heat pump with a gas furnace as a backup.
Today’s heat pumps work much better and use much less energy than older models. Today, you can get one that will provide 100 percent of its heating capacity even when the temperature outside dips below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
But, here in Illinois, we experience some winter days (and nights) where it gets much colder than that.
A dual-fuel system switches automatically from the heat pump to your backup gas furnace. That way, you’re covered in the case of extreme cold or prolonged freezing weather. And, you’ll still keep your energy usage (and your bills) as low as possible.
You can read more dual-fuel hybrid system benefits in our learning library. Or, call us at (630) 504-8688 for more information. And, click below to schedule a free consultation.
Most furnaces last up to 20 years. So, it’s time to consider a new one if yours makes it to 25 years. The most important factors to consider are how much you’re spending on energy bills and how often you call for repairs.
The technology behind HVAC systems improves all the time. As a result, newer models always use less energy than older ones. That means a smaller carbon footprint and lower energy bills without sacrificing comfort.
If your unit is 25 years old, then you wouldn’t even have to go for a more expensive model to see an immediate decline in your energy bills. A newer, similar model to yours will use less gas.
The other factor is how often you’re calling (and paying) for repairs. If you’ve called for repairs more often in the past two or three years than ever before, your furnace may be on the way out.
When that’s the case, you should start considering your options now. That way, you’re not feeling pressured to make a big purchase quickly because your heating system broke down for good.
You can read more about common heater problems and energy-efficient upgrades in our learning library. Or call us at (630) 504-8688 or click below to schedule a free consultation.
There’s a lot of history, and a lot of heritage, in Elgin, IL. And, you can learn a lot about it all at the Elgin History Museum! The Elgin Area Historical Society runs the museum out of Old Main, a landmark building from the 1800s. In it, you’ll find permanent and temporary displays that explore the people, places, and businesses that make the town special.
The Elgin History Museum is open from 11 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday. It’s located at 360 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120. That’s part of the Elgin Academy campus, closest to Park St.