Utility Company Rebates Expire May 31st….in their current form!

For those who have been thinking about replacing their HVAC system, the current Nicor Gas Rebates, People’s Gas Rebates and North Shore Gas Rebates all expire on May 31st, 2014.

Currently Chicagoland homeowners can receive up to $1020 for installing a high efficient furnace and air conditioning system. The rebates will continue in some form beyond May 31st, but will most likely be at a lower dollar amount.

 

How Much Does A New Residential HVAC System Cost?

This is the big questions everyone wants to know. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer or any set price. The cost of a new HVAC system can depend on many different items. Angie’s List has 2 great articles on the cost of a furnace and the cost of an air conditioning unit. In 2013, Angie’s list members spent an average of $10,059.94 for a complete HVAC system. Continue reading

5 Tips To Lower Your Summer Utility Bill

Summer is just around and that means nice warm weather and hot sunny days. It also means air conditioning….and high summer electric bills. Here are 5 tips to help you lower your summer utility bill. Continue reading

5 Things To Ask Your HVAC Contractor

It seems there is a HVAC contractor on every corner in the Chicagoland area.  This could be for any number of reasons including no state licensing, low-cost entry into the business, availability of numerous products and a large base of potential customers (everyone house needs at least heating in Illinois).  Because of the sheer number of HVAC contractors in the area and the wide-ranging prices between contractors here are 5 things to ask your HVAC contractor before the project starts to protect you, your investment in equipment and your home.

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Nicor, Peoples Gas, & North Shore Gas Utility Rebates

Hey Chicagoland area did you know your utility providers, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas have money to help you purchase a new furnace? And, did you know ComEd will kick in some money as well if you purchase a complete new furnace and air conditioning system?  While they advertise the rebates, the fact is, each month on your utility bill you are paying for the program.  The amount you pay is a reflection of the number or therms or kilowatts you consume.

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