Monthly Archives: October 2011

Furnace Clean and Check Coupon

Just as we did in the summer, Viking Heating and Cooling is opening up the Fall season with a discount. As calls begin to flood in for yearly furnace maintenance checks, we decided to extend this great benefit to all Chicagoland homeowners. The furnace maintenance check is typically $125 but we are offering the Chicago furnace tune-up for $90. This is a $35 discount on a must have service for the winter!

There are several Chicago HVAC companies which will also be offering discounts on furnace tune ups which may be cheaper than what Viking Heating and Cooling is offering. You may find these discounts online, in the mail or in newspapers proclaiming cheaper furnace maintenance and may jump at the chance to go with these other companies. If you are a regular to our blog you will know how we feel about these companies and discounts. Make sure you check out the company as we previously wrote in our blog. Do your research and call several companies in order to get the right one. Consider the quality of service, friendliness of the technician and look for reviews.

Companies will undercut our pricing in order to get you on the phone. Once they have you on the phone they know they will be in your home and then the sales pitch begins. The odds of you having a major issue with your furnace when these other companies perform your tune up increase dramatically. Most of these companies are only scamming you into purchasing another unit so they can force you into buying something you don’t really need. Our Twitter and Facebook accounts are full of newspaper examples we pulled from other companies. Go check them out…we will wait here. Back already? Viking Heating and Cooling is building our business from the ground up and relying mostly on word of mouth advertising to do so. Brett, the owner, will be the one who arrives on almost every call to do an estimate as well as complete the work. If you are looking for an honest, reliable Chicago furnace tune up call us. We guarantee 100% homeowner satisfaction and have a 1 year warranty on parts and labor!

Preventing HVAC Noises

You may hear a small rattle or shaking which begins in your basement. You try to ignore it for a few weeks until it begins to pick up and get louder. The rattle then turns into what sounds like a freight train running through your basement each time your HVAC system goes on. Any idea what’s causing the horrible noise? The most likely scenario is your blower motor. Whether your air conditioner or furnace is on, your blower motor is always working, always in action. The fan circulates air in the through the duct work in your house and even the slightest disturbance in its function could result in a massive system failure.

This year, several of the Chicagoland homeowners who needed a new blower motor had issues within their duct work. Our technicians have found several unbalanced motors due to debris getting caught in the blower compartment. Anything from plastic, paper and food have been found in the blower motor causing major problems to the expensive blower motor.

The importance keeping your air ducts clean cannot be overstated. The ducts in your house flow to each room in your home to distribute warm or cool air and return unconditioned air back to your HVAC system. Any debris in your home can then become lodged in your duct work and over time, can clog your HVAC system and gain access to your blower motor. Our professional Chicago air duct cleaning technicians can repair and clean your air ducts leaving them like new and debris free. Call Viking Heating and Cooling for a free estimate!

Chicago Furnace Cleanings

Everyone knows Chicago weather can be unpredictable at best. One day it’s 90 and sunny and the next day it’s in the upper 50’s and rainy, and that’s in the summer. Fall is now upon us and winter is right around the corner which means bitter cold, wind and lots of snow. What a better way to spend those chilly evenings than inside your own home watching a movie, right? Well, the changing of seasons means you have to go from using your air conditioner to using your heater. Are you prepared? Better yet, is your furnace prepared? Viking Heating and Cooling has begun scheduling our yearly Chicago furnace tune ups so you should act now to schedule an appointment!

It is important to act fast and call when the seasons begin to change rather than waiting for the first real cold day of winter. Many homeowners who call and schedule a Chicago furnace cleaning early can usually pick their date and time and have us out whenever they are free. Once the temperatures drop and winter closely approaches the rush to make sure your furnace is in tip-top shape occurs. Some of the rush is for furnace cleanings while others are for more serious problems, like a new furnace. These issues take longer to resolve and thus back up our technicians time-wise. With temperatures dropping faster than people expected, sometimes you need your heater sooner rather than later as well.

It isn’t smart to assume your heater will immediately start once the temperature turns cold for the first time. When you start your furnace for the first time once the weather hits the 50’s you aren’t looking for lukewarm air, you want heat. Being proactive now will alleviate this problem and have your furnace working properly. Call Viking Heating and Cooling today to schedule your annual Chicago furnace cleaning.