Why Choose A.W.E.® as Your Heating Contractor?
- Same Day Heating Repair Service-We’ll fix your problem today!
- Expert Technicians-Highest certifications to serve you better
- 24/7 Availability-When you need us we’ll be there!
- Satisfaction guaranteed-If you are not satisfied you won’t pay a dime!
- Great Prices and Selection-Top brands and choices to fit your budget!
- Fast Furnace Repair & Boiler Repair
- Quick Furnace installation
For over 100 years, we’ve served DuPage County, Naperville, Wheaton, Winfield, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn and the surrounding areas. Providing the highest quality service with great selection and prices has been our strategy since day 1. When you need a heating company, you need quick response, great choice, skilled technicians and solutions that fit any budget. We stand behind our work with an industry-leading guarantee and we would be honored to provide you service. Call our office today and one of our friendly technicians can come to your home to find solutions and improve the quality of your homes heating system. (Click to read more on A.W.E. your top Heating contractor)
Finding A Trusted Heating Contractor
You can find out by taking a few moments to think about what is best for your needs and budget.
Sure, you can scour Angie’s List and/or the Better Business Bureau, but there are other things that can help pick the best heating contractor.
Our Top Heating Services
- Furnace Repair
- Forced Air Heating
- Geothermal Heating
- Thermal Heating
- Electric Heating
- Hot Water Heating
Heating Company -What to look for:
1. Are they insured, licensed or bonded?
2. Do they have references?
3. Do they seem to have a good reputation and some good online reviews?
4. Do you feel comfortable that they have your best interests in mind, not just their best interests (making money off you!)?
How can you tell if you have a good heating company? Many people can get a good vibe when dealing with a person on the phone or in person. Do they seem confident and honest? Do you feel they are not only educating you and helping you, but also providing you with options that you understand? Is there a best-case scenario, worst-case scenario and various options? Are the techs neat and clean? Do they have visible identification? Are the trucks identified and are they cared for?
When you meet or talk with a service technician, representative or business owner from a heating company, ask about their experience. How many years have they been doing this? What type of education or background do they have? Do they have specialties; is there certain things they don’t do? In addition, does this heating contractor talk about providing you with energy efficient solutions, not just most affordable?
Before signing anything or agreeing to anything, get everything in writing and be sure you completely understand the expectations of the current trip/visit/repair, how they bill or will the work be completed when needed.
What do heating contractors usually work on?
What types of furnaces are available?
The two most common household furnaces are the condensation and combustion. The condensation furnace recycles heat by extracting it from the exhaust gases. As for the combustion furnace, it requires an exhaust, and relies on the burning of fuel to generate heat.
Other types of furnaces include:
- Central warm-air furnace
- Heat pump reverse cycle system
- Steam or hot-water system
- Thermal Heating
- Floor, wall or pipeless furnace
- Industrial furnace
- Geothermal heating
- Metallurgical furnace
- Incinerating furnace
What is the life expectancy of a furnace
More information: A 2007 study by the National Association of Home Builders found that furnaces for forced-air systems last an average of 15 to 20 years; boilers for hot-water radiators and baseboards last 13 to 21 years.
What are common heating/furnace repairs or fixes?
Some of the common heating/furnace repairs industry professionals see include:
- Lack of maintenance: As stated above, reduced efficiency, increased energy use or breakdown/malfunctions happen, especially if an owner does not take care of the furnace.
- Dirty or clogged filters: One of the most common problems is not changing your furnace filter when dirty or as needed/required.
- Air flow problems: Whether it’s the belts, fan motor or bearings, problems with these can cause poor heat control, overheating, under heating or poor pressure/circulation.
- Thermostat malfunction: This is a big one! Many people may not understand the correlation between the furnace and thermostat.
- Igniter problems: There are times when the pilot light or ignition control module just doesn’t work. Sometimes taking a wire brush to clean areas can help. Sometimes it needs a professional repair technician.
How to save money on your heating bill
- Install a programmable thermostat and set it to make adjustments. For example, set it to a cooler temperature when you’re not home.
- Wear layers. You don’t have to wear a winter coat, but wearing layers or a few warmer clothing items can help you adjust to the cooler temperature setting, saving you money
- Use ceiling fans. Since hot air rises, ceiling fans can circulate the air better.
- Change your air filter regularly and keep it clean.
- Check the insulation throughout your house, seal off any trouble spots and add insulation where you can.
Most utility companies charge a rate per kilowatt-hour (KWH). Since this is difficult to understand for most customers, it’s best to call your utility company, read your utility bill and then apply the above methods to help lower your bill.