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Extending the Life of Your HVAC

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As we endure Chicago’s brutal winters, we must remember that spring is not too far away. With spring comes warmer weather and a need for your HVAC system. At Elite HVACs we want to make sure that your HVAC in Lincolnwood will last as long as possible.

Schedule Maintenance Checks

While HVAC systems aren’t particularly high maintenance, they still need routine maintenance at least twice a year. These checks should include a thorough inspection and lubrication of all moving parts, clearing buildup, checking levels, replacing filters and much more.

Auto Setting

Most HVAC systems have two fan settings, auto or on. Auto instructs the fan to run only when the system is actively working and on instructs it to run constantly. While there are benefits to using the on setting, especially in homes with people who have respiratory sensitivities or allergies, it also forces the system to work much harder, therefore shaving time off its life.


Obviously the less often you run your HVAC in Lincolnwood, the longer that it will last. While it’s unreasonable to think that you will not run it, insulation will help keep your treated air inside of the home so that you don’t have to run it as often. Insulation is most important in your attic and the amount and type differ by where you are located. If you have insufficient insulation in your home, it’s much less expensive to have more insulation placed than it is to get a brand-new HVAC.

Give your system a break by using your ceiling fans and invest in reflective shades to keep out the heat from the sun. At Elite HVACs we are ready to help you make sure that your HVAC in Lincolnwood is in top shape.

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Great experience all around. From the email and phone call, confirmations etc. The whole group made me feel comfortable and confident that I had chose the right company to do business with. My A/C unit was turning on and off and Elite sent out a very knowledgeable and courteous technician to check, tune up, and recharge my refrigerant. Steve the technician was knowledgeable and walked me through the entire process and was very upfront with what I needed and didn't need. All went well they were on time and got the job done in a timely and professional manner. Customer for life and will refer them gladly.

Steven Mednis

Chicago, IL

We contacted Elite HVACS on one of the hottest days of summer(we had no central air for 2weeks) and they sent some1 out same day to assess situation & decided to go with them for the work. I am happy to say that not only did we get the central air going but also replaced the heating unit which was old. Everyone we talked to from beginning to end were very professional, courteous and the work was very efficiently done. I would highly recommend this company.

Ada Rivera

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I have had Juan and others from the team over a few times now. They always arrive within the time window provided and provide solid work. Price has always been fair for anything they've performed maintenance on and was always discussed upfront before being work begins. I would recommend them to anyone in the area.

William Rickus

Chicago, IL