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Dehumidifiers Help!

Did you know that there are several ways you can improve and adjust the indoor air quality in your home to meet you family’s standards? It’s true! In order to help meet these standards in your home it’s important to know the facts as well as have a contact you trust.  With all indoor air quality (IAQ) analysis the main goal is to determine the desired quality for your home.  For those with asthma, a dehumidifier can definitely be a determining factor for improving the air quality!

I have asthma…why will a dehumidifier help?

  1. *It stops mold from growing in your home: when there are breathing complications present it’s important to completely eliminate mold from the situation.  By using a dehumidifier the levels of humidity in your home can be adjusted to avoid becoming a breeding ground for mold.
  2. *It aids in eliminating dust mites: aside from preventing mold growth, dehumidifiers also aid in eliminating dust mites.  Dust mites can take residency in your bedding and carpet without visibility.  With a dehumidifier you’re able to halt spreading of dust mites in problem areas unseen to your eye.
  3. *Dehumidifiers help rid ‘musty’ and ‘foul’ odors in your home: because dehumidifiers will be aiding in the elimination of mold and dust mites your family members with asthma won’t have to worry about musty or foul odors affecting their breathing!

After you have an IAQ expert visit your home and select the right air quality product specific for your home you’ll begin noticing a difference and begin breathing better!

Many times people do not look to their local and trusted HVAC company for indoor air quality advice; however, it is actually a GREAT place to seek help. Whether you’re in the market for an air purifier system, a whole house humidifier, or just want to have your house inspected for possible air quality improvements it’s important to know who to call!  We offer IAQ experts available at the simple ring of a phone! “If Comfort Is Your Plan, Call The BELOMAN!” (618) 235-6626

Check our website for various Carrier and Aprilaire products. Don’t see it online? Give us a call and we would be glad to help find the product you are seeking ASAP!

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10 Mistakes Homeowners Make

B.30 Homeowner Mistakes

Buying a home can come with a long checklist, so we want to make sure you aren’t feeling too overwhelmed that you end up making a mistake found on this list! In order to avoid bigger expenses in the future one should make sure that the following 10 mistakes are being stricken from their checklist.

  1. Skipping annual HVAC inspections: it’s a good rule of thumb to schedule a furnace check as well as an air conditioner check to ensure your systems are functioning properly. When you schedule this kind of inspection a technician can clean your system as well as diagnose any minor issues before they become large issues costing you valuable money from your wallet.
  2. Failing to call a professional for major plumbing projects: at times unclogging a toilet can be a simple DIY task while other times it’s crucial to call a professional. In the case of major plumbing projects homeowners should call a professional and trusted plumbing company to guarantee the work is done right the first time.
  3. Failing to clean dirt & debris: when first moving into a new home renovations are bound to happen. With renovations also comes flying dirt and debris which can enter your air vents and ducts. For this very reason it is a good idea to contact a professional HVAC company that specializes in examining the cleanliness of your ductwork.
  4. Not replacing filters: homeowners should remember to replace their filters every 1-3 months depending on the dust and airborne particles in the home. Keeping tabs on replacing the filters also helps prolong the life of your system.
  5. Failing to clean your gutters: because the inside of our gutter is not at eye level homeowners may forget to clean their gutters. Although many homeowners make the mistake of failing to clean their gutters it should be avoided to prevent any roof damage or water damage to the home.
  6. Failing to look for red flags: homeowners commonly make the mistake to avoid fixing problems when minor. These minor issues are actually red flags to fix the problem while it is small rather than waiting until it becomes a very costly repair.
  7. Not hiring a professional: while hiring a friend or neighbor to complete work around your home may seem less costly it can actually be a huge mistake. Take the time to find a trusted professional contractor in your area (hint hint!) to guarantee work is done right the first time and gain warranty or seek financing options.
  8. Failing to service smoke detectors: failing to service your smoke detector could lead to a life or death situation! By making sure smoke detectors are properly working in your home you can prevent hazardous errors keeping your family safe.
  9. Failing to do your contractor research: putting a few minutes into a contractor search is not enough! Do some digging to find the companies who have been in the area the longest (since 1959!) as they are usually the most trusted and reputable.
  10. Not buying the right insurance: lastly a mistake homeowners can make involve failing to purchase the right insurance. Check with your contracting company to see what kind of maintenance protection plans they provide. By staying on top of the maintenance for your home you can prevent costly repairs which will insure your safety!

Don’t be a homeowner making these mistakes. We’re here to help! Purchasing a new home can be stressful…the BELOMAN is here to help with any of the mistakes that may pop up.  “If Comfort Is Your Plan, Call The BELOMAN!” (618) 235-6626

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Should I Replace My Old Water Heater?

B.29 Replace Water Heater

Have you recently been contemplating whether or not your water heater is ready to be replaced?  We have three common questions you might want to take into account when deciding if a replacement is the best option!

  1. Has your water heater been regularly maintained?
    1. According to The U.S. Department of Energy the lifespan of a water heater is around 10 to 15 years; however, if your home uses hard water this may put yours at a lower range.  With hard water there are minerals present which can buildup if not regularly flushed which can damage the inside of your water heater causing leaks.  If you haven’t had your water heater maintained it’s only a matter of time before it fails.
  2. Are you experiencing any of these issues?
    1. Continuously running out of hot water: If you are continuously running out of water when you know your tank holds enough this may be a sign that your water heater is too old and is having a hard time keeping up.  All of that running out of hot water can be exhausting!
    2. An increase in your water bill: If you are seeing a random increase in your water bill it may be caused from your aging water heater.  As your water heater ages, it becomes less efficient.  Some things don’t get better with age!
    3. Visible rusty water: If you are seeing rust in your water it may also be a sign to replace your water heater.  The inside of your water heater could be deteriorating causing rust.  Replace it and rust be gone!
  3. Are you ready for the benefits of a new water heater?
    1. Increased energy efficiency: replacing your old water heater and upgrading to a newer version will definitely be more energy efficient.  These days water heaters were designed to be more efficient and save money in the long run.
    2. Peace of mind: this is a huge benefit because it will save you the stress of worrying about whether or not it’s going to work from day X to day Y, whether or not there will be enough hot water for your shower, or worrying about scheduling the next repair.  Replacing your old water heater with a new one will definitely give you peace of mind!
    3. Unlimited hot water: another benefit of a new water heater is the option to upgrade to a tankless water heater.  Tankless water heaters are modern, will save you space in your home, and of course the benefit of unlimited hot water.

Water heaters have definitely come a long way in the last 10 to 15 years now offering several benefits that you could be taking advantage of!  Don’t be the last to know that your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan or begging you to make it shiny and new again. If you’ve taken these questions into account and have decided that a replacement is in your future don’t hesitate to call the BELOMAN!  (618) 235-6626

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5 Mistakes You Are Making This Heating Season

B.28 Heating Mistakes

We’re all human, so naturally making mistakes is bound to happen!  With all mistakes,  it’s always a good idea to figure out what is being done incorrectly in order to correct it.  Did you know there are mistakes you can be making for a task as simple as heating your home?? We’ve compiled a list of 5 mistakes not to make when heating your home:

  1. Failing to use a programmable thermostat: are you setting the temperature of your home at a constant temperature for all hours of the day/night? MISTAKE! You could be missing out on the potential to cut your energy savings by 5-15% by using a programmable thermostat.  These types of thermostats are used to save money and energy for times of day when no one is home and the heat is not being utilized.
  2. Trying to warm the house too fast: imagine this–you arrive home, find your house is chillier than expected, so you decide to crank the heat up to quickly warm your house.  MISTAKE! This is a mistake because it will cause your system too much stress in an attempt to heat your home at a fast rate. Your system was designed to jog…not sprint!
  3. Closing vents in unwanted rooms: have you been closing vents in rooms you aren’t spending time in in an attempt to push heat into specific rooms? MISTAKE! This is a mistake many homeowners make which only causes more stress to your system.  Your system was meant to supply balanced air throughout your home, so disrupting the natural flow will only end up altering the life cycle of your system.
  4. Choosing space heaters over repairing: has your furnace been acting up or not meeting your heating standards, so you have then decided to take the space heater route rather than having a technician diagnose the problem? MISTAKE! While it may seem like a quick fix, it will actually cause you more money in the long run.  Schedule a service call today and have the problem fixed–it’s your home…you feel comfortable (and warm) in it!
  5. Not scheduling an energy audit: have you heard of having an energy audit, but have failed to schedule it? MISTAKE!  You could be setting your furnace higher than needed trying to warm your house when the real issue is various leaks allowing cold air to enter your home.  Call an energy saving expert today to schedule an audit which will determine areas you are losing energy as well as areas where you could be utilizing energy properly.

If you find yourself relating to the mistakes above give us a call to start discussing how BELOMAN can help you fix these mistakes as quickly as possible! Start saving energy and money today–“If comfort is your plan, call the…BELOMAN” (618) 235-6626 or visit our website here.

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5 Simple Ways to Remember to Change Your Filter!

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In today’s age where there are 101 things to remember to do throughout your day, it may be easy to forget to change your furnace filter on regular scheduled intervals! As easy as it may be forgotten, it is not a task that should be ignored.  Changing your filter regularly helps keep your system running efficiently.  Choosing to not change your filters regularly will cause stress to your system and unwanted particles will no longer be trapped from entering your home’s air.  In an effort to help you from forgetting to change your filter we’ve provided a list of 5 simple ways to remember to change your filter!

  1. Create a home maintenance checklist that includes a reminder to change your filter as frequently as recommended based on your system.  A good rule of thumb is to change your filter approximately every 3 months.  Once a checklist is created–stick to it!
  2. Set an alarm on your handy dandy smartphone to remind you.
  3. Schedule your seasonal HVAC checkups.  When the BELOMAN visits your home for seasonal tune-ups we will go ahead and change your filter for you!
  4. Schedule all of your maintenance home chores for a certain day.  This way everything will be accomplished at once!
  5. Give yourself an award for remembering.  A little incentive never hurt anybody!

If you keep these 5 simple tasks in hand, forgetting to change your filter will no longer be an issue! If #3 appealed to you, give us a call today to sign up for your seasonal tune-ups.  Can’t find the filter you’re needing? We have a whole warehouse of different filters in stock!

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How To: Save $$ in 2016 with BELOMAN!

B.26 NY Save Money

Did you make a New Year Resolution to start saving money? Did you also know BEL-O MAN can help you keep your word to this resolution? It’s true! There are two ways you can start saving money today: join our Discount Club Membership or schedule an Energy Efficiency Visit today!

I Made A Resolution to Save Money…How Can BEL-O MAN help?

  1. Join our Discount Club Membership

Clubs are an awesome thing, right?  Everyone should be in a club at some time in their life for the exclusivity and the perks you receive.  Here at #BELOMAN we offer a discount program to our customers called the Discount Club Membership (DCM) (creative, huh?) to help save our customers some money on services they need to have done to keep their heating and cooling system well maintained and in good condition.  Heating and cooling is the main highlight of the DCM, but we can also bundle those services with plumbing and pest solutions to ensure that your house is the right temperature, have pipes that are working properly and that you’re pest free.  Our most popular version is for heating and cooling, so that’s what we’ll focus on below:

So what are the perks of having the DCM versus having the services done and paid for separately?

  • Well, you’ll save money on both your furnace tune-up and air conditioner tune-up if bundled.
  • We’ll remind you of your appointments (approximately six months apart) so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to set them up.  We know life is busy, which is why we try to keep things as easy as possible.
  • Priority service.  It’s twenty degrees and your furnace went out…as did fifteen other callers.  You’ll be bumped to the top of the list of service calls so you’re without heat for less time.
  • No “after-hours trip charge”.  If you need a service call outside of normal operating hours you know it can become very costly, very quickly.  Our DCM customers don’t have to worry about that because they get to pay the regular day rate.
  • Discounts!  Not only do you get a discount on the cost of repair of your system, but you also get a discount on any equipment upgrades you do.  You wouldn’t get that without being in our club.  You could save hundreds with these discounts– that’s a pretty good deal!
  • Many, many more!!
  1. Schedule an Energy Efficiency Visit

Is your utility bill leaving you utterly shocked every time you see the amount? It might be time to call an energy efficiency expert! Give us a call today to learn how to start decreasing the price you pay.

By working with a registered Ally of the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy Program like us there are:

  • Typical saving of 20% or more on utility bills
  • Generous cash incentives that can cover up to 80% of costs
  • Convenient on-bill financing available
  • Ways to increase the long-term value of your home
  • Potential to earn an Illinois Home Performance ENERGY STAR Certificate

If you want any more information you can find it on our website or you’re welcome to give us a call at 618-BELOMAN (618-235-6626) to find out more or to sign up.  You may not get a cool jacket with the club’s logo on the back, but you’ll have peace of mind that you’re in good hands!

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The 12 Days of Christmas : BELOMAN Edition

12 days of xmasYes! As a matter of fact the 12 days of Christmas song DOES apply to the HVAC world as well! We thought we would share our snappy little jingle with everyone so YOU TOO can hum along…

On the 1st day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us ONE super cool mascot!

BelOMan Parade

On the 2nd day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 3rd day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 4th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 5th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us FIVE service calls, FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 6th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us SIX installers installing, FIVE service calls, FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 7th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us SEVEN sheet metal projects, SIX installers installing, FIVE service calls, FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 8th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us EIGHT energy efficiency visits, SEVEN sheet metal projects, SIX installers installing, FIVE service calls, FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 9th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us NINE duct cleanings, EIGHT energy efficiency visits, SEVEN sheet metal projects, SIX installers installing, FIVE service calls, FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 10th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us TEN cool cash referral rewards, NINE duct cleanings, EIGHT energy efficiency visits, SEVEN sheet metal projects, SIX installers installing, FIVE service calls, FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

On the 11th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us ELEVEN Beloman trucks,  TEN cool cash referral rewards, NINE duct cleanings, EIGHT energy efficiency visits, SEVEN sheet metal projects, SIX installers installing, FIVE service calls, FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

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On the 12th day of Christmas the HVAC world gave to us TWELVE months of service, ELEVEN Beloman trucks,  TEN cool cash referral rewards, NINE duct cleanings, EIGHT energy efficiency visits, SEVEN sheet metal projects, SIX installers installing, FIVE service calls, FOUR DCM plans, THREE commercial estimators, TWO indoor air quality experts, and ONE super cool mascot!

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