Gold Shield Services Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Algonquin’

3 Reasons to Fix Your Heat Pump

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Heat pumps are amazing systems to have in your home. They’re powerful, efficient, and they’re so convenient that sometimes it can be hard to imagine life without one. This system can accurately control the temperature of your home throughout the majority of the year, even when temperatures are scorchingly hot or chilly outdoors. Now, all of that is great to remember, but we also need to provide regular maintenance and fixes for heat pumps that fall into disrepair.

If your heat pump is starting to exhibit one of the following three problems, then you definitely need to get it repaired. Heat pump repair in Algonquin, IL doesn’t have to be a hassle. When you call our team for this type of service, we’ll be fast and affordable. Our main priority is getting your heat pump up and running again the way it’s supposed to be.

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Can You Maintain Your AC on Your Own?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

For all the DIYers out there, this blog post is for you! AC maintenance in Algonquin, IL is a hot topic these days, so we wanted to make sure that we’d cover it in a pretty nuanced way for everyone that needs support. The truth is that every air conditioner requires maintenance yearly, and we’re going to reinforce that point throughout this blog. Without maintenance, your AC system could see a drop in efficiency, efficacy, and its overall lifespan.

However, before you grab a wrench and start maintaining your air conditioner on your own, we’d like to talk about some things. Air conditioning maintenance is more complicated than you might think, and the risks of a botched maintenance appointment heavily outweigh the pros of trying to do it yourself.

This blog post is all about why it’s a bad idea to maintain your AC on your own.

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The Gold Shield Sump Pump FAQ

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Have you ever wanted a sump pump in your home but just didn’t know where to start? Or perhaps you just had some questions but it seems like the answers are impossible to find online? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Sump pumps are tricky systems, but when you ask the right team for answers, they can actually be quite simple!

April is the perfect month for sump pump installation and repair. It’s the rainiest month of the year, which means statistically your basement is more likely to flood now than at any other part of the year. This blog is all about the groundwater removal system, also known as a sump pump, and any questions our customers might have.

It’s time to take a deep dive into the world of plumbing service in Algonquin, IL!

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How to Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle

Monday, March 7th, 2022

You’ve seen the ads and the news articles about these new electric vehicles, and you’re in good company. These incredibly efficient vehicles are the way of the future for sure, and for homeowners willing to invest in them, you could see a huge difference in the fuel consumption of your home. However, it’s not as simple as just buying the vehicle and driving it like a normal car. You need to work with a trained, professional electrician in Algonquin, IL to set up a home charging station and make sure your home’s energy grid is ready for it.

There’s more to it than that, but we’d like to start off with the basics. Down below, we’re going to cover everything you need to know when investing in an electric vehicle. We’ll talk about the permits you need, the charging station installation, and more. Just make sure that you call our team for support. We can handle it all!

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Finish Out the Heating Season Strong With 3 Tips

Monday, February 21st, 2022

It’s no secret that the heating season is coming to an end soon. While everyone is preparing to deal with the change in temperature, and spring cleaning is on the horizon, we want to switch our focus to the last few weeks of winter. This period of time is vital to leave things off on a good note with your heating system. Don’t forget that you’ll be relying on this system next year and hopefully the year after that, so we want everyone who needs HVAC services in Algonquin, IL to get them now while we’re still in the cold season.

However, if you’re looking at additional ways to keep your heating system running well up until the last days of the season, then keep reading! We’re going to talk about three great end-of-season tips that homeowners can use to save money and avoid repairs in the future.

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A New Homeowner’s Guide to Electrical Work

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Congratulations! To have bought a home in this economic climate is really an achievement to be proud of, so first of all, we’d like to say well done. Secondly, we want to personally welcome you to the neighborhood and reassure you that our team is always available to start new partnerships with residential customers throughout the area. You don’t even have to read the rest of this blog if you have an electrical concern, you can just call our team and we’ll be there to help!

However, as a new homeowner who now has a lot of electrical concerns to consider, we do recommend you read this blog. We’ll talk about what type of electrical work you can do yourself, and what is going to require a professional electrician in Algonquin, IL.

We’ll leave you with a hint: if you’re trying to save money in the long run and keep your home safe, then professional service is always a good choice.

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Here’s Why Furnaces Require Professional Support

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Many people choose to have furnaces installed in their homes for the simplicity of the systems and the hope they’ll be able to fix them on their own. While many DIY projects around the home can be done by homeowners who do their research and buy the right materials, work on a furnace doesn’t fit in that category. You’re going to be hurting your comfort, your budget, and potentially your safety down the line if you avoid professional furnace services in Algonquin, IL.

Furnaces require professional support in two ways. The first is through dedicated routine maintenance performed every single year, preferably right before the heating season starts. The second way is through targeted repairs that are called when a homeowner detects something wrong.

It’s not that furnace repairs are easier when they’re done by professionals, but they’re done correctly, which is the most important part for you and your budget.

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Why GFCI Outlets Are Important

Monday, November 1st, 2021

We could talk all day about how great it is to have grounded outlets throughout your entire home. The truth is that this might not be enough to truly convince homeowners they need to spend their money on such an improvement. Let’s be honest, you’ve probably got a ton of home improvement projects that might require immediate attention, so why should your outlets move up to the front of the list?

Well, to put it bluntly, not replacing certain outlets in your home with GFCI protected ones could cost you down the line. Also, avoiding this kind of work can lead to a safety issue as well. Grounded outlets are a vital part of home safety and efficiency, and today we’re going to show you just how important they are.

The team at Gold Shield Services can get you the help you need. Our electricians in Algonquin, IL are pros at GFCI outlet installation.

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Get Last Year’s Heating Repairs Today

Monday, October 18th, 2021

The timeline of heating repairs can be hard to grasp for some homeowners. These systems are expensive, and many of us are operating with budgets that are extremely tight. You can’t just afford to throw a thousand dollars at a repair need whenever it crops up.

That’s why we’d like to talk about heater repair in Algonquin, IL, and how to manage an expensive one. If a heater issue popped up at the end of the last heating season, then we’re happy you were able to make it through without a system breakdown. But the chances of your heater’s issue getting worse are high. That’s why we need to implore homeowners in our area to invest in heater repairs now, even if the problem began last year.

Problems that are allowed to persist will get worse and likely cause additional issues. Keep reading and we’ll explain how this happens.

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3 DIY AC Fails We Recommend Avoiding

Monday, September 6th, 2021

We’re usually careful about using the term “fail” in our blogs. After all, when someone tries something and fails, that might not be as bad as we’re accustomed to thinking it is. Trying to paint a wall in your home or learning a new hobby is an amazing thing to do, regardless of how successful you are at the job. However, there are some things where failure can mean problems and expensive payments down the line.

If you fail trying to change your car’s oil, you might not be able to make it to work the next day. Some failures have consequences, and we think it’s important to talk about those honestly. So, when it comes to AC repair in Algonquin, don’t risk failure and discomfort in your home. Make sure you call our team before embarking on one of these DIY jobs that usually end up done incorrectly.

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