Tuesday, April 26, 2011

To Fix It Or Replace It - That Is The Question

We see many residential and commercial heating and air conditioning systems that have reached, or are well past, their life expectancy that are in need of serious repairs. Many HVAC companies' first inclination is to recommend replacement of the unit, and in many cases that is the most cost effective solution in the long term. However, especially in this economy, it is not possible for many businesses and home owners to shell out several thousand dollars for a new heating and/or cooling system.

We always provide our customers with an option to repair or rebuild the system as well as an estimate for replacement, and provide as many options as possible. We have repaired many systems that were considered "beyond repair" by our competitors, and we've rebuilt large commercial rooftop units that original equipment manufacturers' parts were no longer available for, by retrofitting with universal replacement parts.

Some repairs are just beyond the capability of some companies and service technicians. Call an expert and know all of your options upfront.

Call Perri-Aire for fast, quality commercial and residential HVAC service in Chicago-land at 773-777-4888.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Don't Starve Your A/C

Many problems we find on air conditioning service calls are related to lack of air flow through the indoor evaporator coil. Unfortunately we see a lot of undersized duct work installed in newer homes and condos. Closing supply registers to try and adjust temperatures from room to room or between floors can cause the air flow to become low enough that the evaporator coil begins to "ice up". As the ice builds, air flow is reduced further and eventually the coil becomes a solid block of ice.

Many systems with inadequate air flow might not ice up to the point where the homeowner will notice it. The evaporator might only be frosting and melting in the off cycles. While this usually doesn't result in an immediately noticeable lack of cooling, it causes excessive wear and tear on the compressor and reduced capacity, and in many cases compressor failure. This is one of the many seemingly small problems we check for when performing our thorough 20 point maintenance procedure.

Try and keep your registers and air intake grills clear especially in air conditioning season when your furnace blower runs at a higher speed than heating mode. We can solve imbalance and poorly designed duct work systems in most homes and businesses. Have your system professionally cleaned and checked this spring and avoid higher than necessary energy bills, and increase the performance and longevity of your central air conditioning system.

Call Perri-Aire for fast, quality HVAC service in Chicago-land at 773-777-4888.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lower Your Air Conditioning Cost With Honeywell Dehumidifier

TrueDRY™ DH150 Dehumidification System

Increased Comfort - Remove excess moisture from the air, delivering fresh, filtered air in the home.
Energy Savings - Less moisture in the home reduces the strain on your air conditioner and also allows you to set your thermostat higher to run your air conditioner less
Minimal Maintenance - Automatically drains itself and only requires an air filter to be changed once per year
Integrated Solution - Can remove moisture evenly throughout the entire home or focus specifically on problem areas that can lead to costly renovations
Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Unlike portable units, Honeywell whole-house dehumidiers provide unobtrusive, quiet and efficient operation
Perfect for larger homes up to 3,600 square feet
Model Numbers: DH150A100, DH150A105

Call Perri-Aire for fast, quality HVAC service in Chicago-land at 773-777-4888.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Whole house HEPA filtration F500 from Honeywell

Ultimate in Performance (HEPA) - Captures up to 99.97% of particles that pass through it including pet dander, bacteria, pollens and more which can trigger allergies and irritate eyes and throats
Odor Reduction - Activated carbon filter helps reduce odors
Peace of Mind - HEPA is the #1 doctor recommended air cleaner for allergy treatment programs
Minimal Maintenance - Only requires periodic, quick and easy filter replacement
Quiet Operation - Cleans the air quietly out of sight, out of mind
Helpful Reminders - Wireless Airwatch Indicator provides filter change notification
Versatile Operation - Models for both conditioned and unconditioned spaces (such as unfinished basements, crawlspaces or attics)
Model Numbers - F500A1000, F500B1009
5-Year Warranty

Call us for more information or a free estimate and start breathing easier.
Perri-Aire for fast, quality HVAC service in Chicago-land at 773-777-4888.