After nearly half a century in the business, H&L HVAC has the intricacies of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning pretty well worked out. Their licensed and insured technicians keep each component of these systems—from boilers and furnaces to air conditioners and air ducts—up to snuff in each household they visit. Once tuned-up to maximum performance, these systems are better able to keep inhabitants cool in the summer and warm in the winter, while also running more inexpensively thanks to improved efficiency.
The technicians at Chicagoland Carpet Cleaners remove stubborn dirt, grease, and oil stains with powerful steam and suction as well as non-toxic cleaners and fabric protectors. The furious engine of their hot-water extraction system simultaneously pumps water into and out of carpet fibers to lift out contaminants, stains, and mildew. The experts also lend their talents to sullied tile, grout, or air ducts, and also offer dry-cleaning services for older, AARP-eligible carpets.
During an annual tune-up and cleaning, Comfort Heating & Cooling's technicians chase away dust and gunk, unclogging AC airways so systems can breathe freely again. Cleared-out lungs will cool air more efficiently, which can lower energy bills and slow the melting process for Popsicles eaten indoors. Regular AC-unit maintenance also improves indoor air quality, helping to prevent flare-ups of allergies, asthma, and nightmares about weaponized dust particles.
Sometimes you just can't fight the urge to blow a globe of dandelion seeds inside the house. These tiny, parachuting seeds may be so pleasing to the eye for the way they defy gravy and refract light from the TV, but—like the moon and most other things of great beauty—they have a dark side. They are truly classified as pieces of floating dust and detritus that can end up floating into an air-circulation return, or worse, sticking to your clothes with a one-way ticket to a hellish dryer vent.
And that's where the licensed and bonded technicians of Fresh Air Duct Services come in. They apply their extensive expertise while clearing out air ducts and checking up on HVAC systems, all the while evicting the dust, allergens, and other contaminants that drag down your indoor air quality and pump up your cooling and heating bills. And don't neglect those dryer vents, because the very heat that makes your freshly washed towels fun to snuggle up in can also start fires if the wrong trash gets plugged up in there. And when the crew from Fresh Air Duct Services comes a'knockin', be sure to ask them about installing electrostatic filters and germicidal UV lamps that can very well preempt future breathing crises and sneezing fits. Gesundheit!
With its wooden wall planks that stretch upward to a vaulted skylight, Racine Plumbing’s interior could have been carved from the trunk of an enormous oak tree. If this were truly the case, that tree’s concentric rings would tell the century-old tale of A.L. Racine, who opened the space in 1892 as the headquarters for his booming plumbing company. The multi-generational business lasted well into the 1980s before its coffers were finally drained. Still, A.L. Racine’s legacy lives on in the faucets that now pump draft beers for sports-loving crowds. Racine Plumbing’s new owners have done everything they can to create a “refined sports bar” that stays true to the building’s history. To that end, they have kept the same name and go to great lengths to ensure that their taps never clog. Head chef Rob Mulvenna does his part to foster an upscale environment, inventing unusual gourmet dishes such as fried oyster tacos, quinoa veggie wraps, and half-pound burgers with grilled pineapple and pickled jalapeno. Guests can stop by earlier in the day to sample Mulvenna’s brunch benedict with duck confit or catch a game of speed-knitting on one of the bar’s many flat-screen TVs.
For more than eight years, the HVAC technicians at Illinois Air Duct Cleaning have kept indoor air safe to breathe by ousting contaminants such as pet dander, mold, and dust. In addition to cleaning out air ducts and adding air filters, the team also cleans other home ventilation systems, such as dryer vents. As part of their commitment to safe air quality, the crew uses botanical cleaning solutions, which are made from plant extracts and smell as fresh as a daisy's antiperspirant.