Local Update: Steel Tariff Decisions

Potential tariffs on steel and aluminum imported to the US have been in the news this winter and spring. What are the facts, and what do they mean for consumers? In addition to producing steel and aluminum here at home, … Continued

Low Gas Prices Curb Furnace ROIs

Many contractors focus on the benefits of improved comfort rather than energy savings DECISIONS, DECISIONS: Comfort, not natural gas prices, usually lead homeowners to purchase a condensing furnace, said Kevin Fitzgerald, sales manager, Allied Air Conditioning and Heating Corp., Palatine, … Continued

Plan Preventive Maintenance – Avoid Headaches

Maintenance supervisors and property managers have enough headaches with the day to day issues. Catching something simple, early on can save you major expense later. Dirty coils and filters impede efficiency and strain your system. Being able to identify problems … Continued

Clean-Up & Check-Ups

Wouldn’t it be nice to never have to get your teeth cleaned again? Any good mom will tell you … it’s just not how the world works. We brush our teeth daily to keep from having to go to the … Continued

Beware of Big Guys – Who Do You Trust?

Every time you turn around there is another resource telling you, they know who is “THE BEST!” You can find referral lists on the internet. You hear them on the radio. There are TV ads, and emails. There are even … Continued

Invest in Trust; Call Anytime for a 2nd Opinion

Heating and air conditioning repairs can often be some of the more expensive repairs you will do for your home or investment property. Proper heating and cooling is something that no one wants to live without. We all use them … Continued

Simple Tips for Holiday HVAC Maintenance

For many of us, the holidays are the busiest time of the year. Hosting family gatherings, meals, and parties feature in many families’ plans—ensure a problem with your heating system doesn’t mess them up. A failing HVAC system could turn … Continued

Boilers, Creaking Pipes, and Making it Through Winter

Some buildings have forced air heating, some have hydronic heating; some have a furnace, some have a boiler. It doesn’t matter which, though; your friends always come to you when something goes wrong because you’re handy. You know how things … Continued

Let Allied Plan Your HVAC Systems

It seems like building homes never gets any easier. In the age of smartphones, mobile apps, and big data, there’s always some new technology that people desperately want in their new home. Staying at the forefront takes more and more … Continued