Chicago’s Lincoln Park Area Homes Wait for Air Conditioning Repairs …

Lincoln Park area home over 1000 inside, the cooling repair company is three days away …

and you’ve called at least a dozen HVAC contractors and no one can come any sooner.  This is a very common occurrence in the early summer months when the first few heat waves come through our area.  Unfortunately the reason for this phenomenon is everyone waits until they are sweltering in their home to see if the cooling system will work in their Lincoln Park home.  Mid-summer a/c unit breakdowns happen at a much more manageable rate for the Chicago HVAC contractors to keep up with demand.  Unfortunately, many people wait till it’s too late and now their uncomfortable.

Chicago latitude makes for very interesting weather, in the high 70’s one June day and the next five days may be in the upper 90’s with high humidity.  High altitude jet streams dictate whether cold fronts push south or warm fronts push north seem to always be at battle in our area.  Lake Michigan also contributes to widely varying temperatures seen in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area no matter if it’s summer or winter.

The experts at Gremillion Mechanical try to help as many people as we can in this situation, but there are only so many hours a day we can effectively work.  One way our firm always suggests that people turn on their a/c system in their home within the first few days of above 700.  Your home will heat up considerably in this moderate temperature if you leave your windows and doors closed and the shades up.  Just turn you’re air conditioner on, set the thermostat to a temperature below the temperature in the home and see if your home cools down.   This will at least tell you if the unit turns on or not and can also be done in the heating season to assure furnace function.  This method will not tell you if the system will break down or fail at some point, but will at least help you to not be caught waiting in your home that feels more like a sauna.

The best method of making sure that everything is working up to par in your air conditioning system is to have a reputable company like Gremillion Mechanical come to your home at least twice a year, once for cooling season and once for the heating season and perform our 15 point a/c system checkout.  We can tell you if your Chicago’s Lincoln Park homes air conditioning system will function when you need it to.  Performing regular PM (preventative maintenance) on your residential environmental systems can save you and your family from trying to sleep while sweating.

When hiring a service company to perform PM on your home, you should ask these simple questions:

  1. What is included in the service?
  2. When should you schedule a/c or furnace preventive maintenance?
  3. When issues are found, when will they be able to repair the system?
  4. What is the total cost for the service?

Most reputable firms will be able to answer these and any other questions about preventive maintenance for your homes heating & cooling systems, if not call someone else.

Good air conditioning systems preventative maintenance services should include but should not be limited to:

  1. Check a/c condensing unit compressor operating amp draw
  2. Check a/c condensing unit compressor start-up amp draw
  3. Check a/c condensing unit fan operating amp draw
  4. Check a/c condensing unit for fin tube damage
  5. Check a/c line-set for damage or kinks
  6. Check a/c Freon levels
  7. Check a/c unit contactor
  8. Check thermostat function
  9. Check indoor fan function
  10. Check indoor fan start-up amp draw
  11. Check indoor fan operating amp draw
  12. Check indoor fan for cleanliness
  13. Check furnace filter
  14. Check evaporator coil for damage
  15. Check evaporator coil for obstructions

I guess the whole point of this post is to get people to think ahead, not react to a problem.  When the first really hot days of summer come, don’t be one of the people who have to have sleepless nights waiting of someone to come to your Chicago Lincoln Park home and fix your broken air conditioning system.  Don’t be one of the people that have to have a contractor service your system on the weekend when it can be up to twice as much to fix then during the week.


Gremillion Mechanical (773) 234-4575 , Chicago’s Lincoln Park area best cooling contractor with over 40 years of combined experience in the HVAC field, will always try to respond as soon as possible to emergency service requests.  By using the information above, you may never need to call for expensive emergency service again.


Chicago Heating Repair
3526 S. Paulina St. ChicagoIL60609 USA 
 • 773-234-4575

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