HVAC Tips & FAQ’s
Helping you save beyond your repair
There are many ways that you can help reduce your monthly heating bill. Follow some of these tips and save:
- A high efficiency furnace can reduce your heating costs by 20-40%
- A zoned system can save energy and money, as well as provide more comfort for your family
- Replace old thermostats with a “smart” thermostat
- Have your duct work inspected for leaks
- Install a heat pump- with refrigeration technology, a heat pump can extract chilly air to help heat your home
Proper maintenance will help your heating unit run more efficiently. Take advantage of our tune-up special every year and don’t forget to change the filters regularly. Dirty filters can lead to higher heating costs.
Let a humidifier help
Are you finding yourself with dry, itchy skin? Try adding a humidifier to your home. Not only will the humidifier add moisture to the home during the winter season when your air can become dry and warm, but it can help fix many skin problems and even some respiratory illnesses.
Community Heating & Cooling Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Community Heating & Cooling is located at 3649 Chicago Road in Steger, Illinois We service all of Northwest Indiana and Southern Chicago area from New Lenox to Momence to 89th street in Chicago. Our technicians come to you for service. They are Licensed, Bonded & Insured. Our technicians are factory trained, dressed in company uniforms, with company trucks, drug tested and background checked.
What are your hours?
Our office is open from 8 am to 4 pm and a live person will answer the phone. We do same day service all makes and brands. We are an authorized distributor for both Rheem and American Standard brands. We offer 24 hour emergency service, same day installation and Saturday service.
What is the cost of a service call?
For our technician to come out is $75 to diagnose what is wrong and give an estimate of repair cost before any work is done. We accept all major forms of payment with the exception of American Express. We also offer financing through Wells Fargo for 12, or 18 month at no interest upon credit approval.
Your AD says “Free Estimates”, why the $75 charges?
Free estimate are given on replacement of complete units, either furnace, boiler or air conditioning unit installations.
How much does a new replacement unit cost, ballpark number?
Our company policy is best serviced to schedule a “Free in Home Written Estimate” to know what exactly the work that needs to be done and have the right size equipment and explain all financing available if the customer wishes to apply for.
What does it cost for a cleaning?
We offer a coupon price of $89 to Clean & Check your furnace/boiler/air conditioner.
What does the Clean & Check consist of?
We vacuum the burner chamber, check all the controls, check the heat exchanger, clean the flame sensor, oil the fan motor if needed, check the filters, check the thermostat and cycle the unit. Should a part need to be replaced or shows sign of failure, it will be pointed out and cost would be explained. We Guarantee NO Breakdowns “If your furnace/air conditioner breaks down after your tune-up, we’ll return for Free!
My thermostat isn’t working, what should I do?
Is your furnace – boiler – air conditioner running? If not, we can set up a service call.
When can you come out to service my unit?
If your unit is not working properly we will set up a service call today and have our technician call you with a 2-hour time arrival window. If you are requesting a Clean & Check, we will schedule a day, call you that day, between 8 & 9 in the morning, and give you a two hour arrival window to complete your service.