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Improving Indoor Air Quality During Winter

Winter is one of the worst times of year for indoor air quality. Your family huddles inside a tightly sealed home, and it feels cozy being protected during the colder months of the year. Here are some tips to help you improve the air in your home during Chicago’s winter months: 

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Is the Heat Reading of Your Thermostat Accurate?

A functioning thermostat will regulate the right amounts of warmth and coolness in your home. However, there are times when your air temperature may drop below the thermostat’s set temperature. If the indoor temperature of your home does not match your thermostat setting, here’s what you need to know.

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Solving Garbage Disposal Clogs

Your garbage disposal plays an important role in disposing of unwanted leftovers, expired food, and discarded peels. It keeps your kitchen smelling fresh and clean. It makes cleaning up after dinner easy, and it reduces the amount of garbage that can end up in landfills. Yet, we often take our disposals for granted.

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Protecting Your Outdoor Faucets from Freezing

When a frigid blast from the arctic vortex strikes your neighborhood, one of the possible outcomes is burst water pipes, and outdoor faucets are particularly vulnerable. Winterizing your outdoor plumbing is incredibly important. It might seem like a chore, but doing so can help you avoid some potentially hefty plumbing repair bills.

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The Importance of a Furnace Inspection

Part of good home maintenance is preparing your mechanical equipment for upcoming seasonal changes. When it comes to your furnace, it needs to be checked at least once every year, and several benefits are associated with such maintenance.

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The Importance of Changing HVAC Filters

Air filters also provide a first line of defense against larger objects — such as bits of loose insulation — from being pulled into the system where they could cause damage or present a fire risk. You may have heard HVAC filters should be changed every 90 days. But, you lead a busy life, and it’s easy to forget this task.

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Is My Water Heater About to Fail? Check for these Signs

Your water heater does more than bring you hot water on demand for showers and baths. It also provides hot water for other appliances such as your washing machine and dishwasher. However, over time and with regular use, it’s inevitable your water heater will begin to wear out. Here are some warning signals to help you prepare for such an occurrence.

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Sewer Damage from Tree Roots

Trees are beautiful. But, tree roots can also be a significant concern for homeowners with underground water and sewer pipes. If left unchecked, tree root systems can extend into vulnerable areas of your pipes and cause messy and costly damage.

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The Impact of Wear and Tear on Fixtures

It is almost impossible to go about your day without touching a faucet and, yet, it’s easy to ignore these plumbing fixtures until they break down. Hard-working as they are, these modern conveniences will eventually begin to fail and, sooner or later, will require your attention.

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Since 1918, Flader has satisfied plumbing needs within our community. We are proud of the feedback and comments of our valued customers. Here’s just a few.

Flader thrives on exceeding expectations of our residential and commercial customers.  We deliver cost effective solutions for homeowners and businesses.  Our Service Centers in Evanston and Libertyville are ready to serve.  Call us today at 847-491-6980.

Flader Goes Skyward

A long-term commercial customer needed an upgrade on their air quality system.It required two 20-ton and two 10-ton Carrier units mounted on the rooftop, plus piping and custom sheet metal inside their manufacturing center. The Flader Team went skyward with a huge crane to land the units on the rooftop.In just 2½ days, the transformation was completed.Click “See our Work” to view more success stories.

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Flader Supports Youth Activities

Flader continues supporting local youth programs. We proudly sponsor EBSA and events at Robert Crown Community Center. It teaches teamwork, builds confidence, and strengthens our community.

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