Archives for Heat

Discount Clubs… are they worth it?

Clubs are an awesome thing, right?  Everyone should be in a club at some time in their life for the exclusivity that it brings and the perks you receive.  Sure, you may have been a part of a “no girls allowed” club when you were five, but a club that we offer has a lot more benefits than say, keeping the cooties away. Here at Bel-O 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
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How soon is too soon to think about your furnace?

The answer is it’s never too early.  August is the perfect time to seriously start thinking about upgrading your furnace because September is an unpredictable month for weather and the temperatures are downhill from there.  One year it may be 90 degrees the entire month and the next it may be in the 40s.  Because of the uncertainty, shouldn’t your furnace be ready for action the moment it’s needed?  If your furnace is only a few years old and you aren’t planning on replacing anytime soon, it’s time to set up your yearly maintenance. Ever heard the phrase “the early
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What’s the deal with dehumidifiers?

There has been a lot of talk around the office lately about the importance of dehumidifiers… but  what are they and what do they do?  Are they worth the money?  The answer is a big YES. They are worth every penny for both your comfort, health and sanity. Dehumidifiers are extremely useful devices, especially here in the Midwest where the humidity can get up to ridiculous levels during the warmer months.  Not only do they make it less humid indoors so you sweat less, but they really do help you breathe easier.  Sufferers of allergies and asthma often feel relief
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It’s Doggone Hot!

Summer officially starts on June 21st and you know what that means? You’ll have your air conditioner running non-stop to combat those sweltering temperatures we all know and love.  You may be able to stay cool inside, but what about your furry family members?     Dogs can’t sweat like humans can, which is why you see dogs panting so much when it’s hot out or they’ve been exercising.  Panting helps water droplets evaporate off of their tongue and their lungs, which helps cool them significantly.  They do have sweat glands on the bottoms of their feet, which is a
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Ice on your A/C unit?

Are you enjoying the transition into summer heat from the semi warm and wet spring? Well that depends on if your air conditioner is running or not. This week Bel-O has had an overflow of A/C calls that we are working all day to get through.  One of the more common problems that we hear is that a customers A/C is frozen and there is no cold air coming out. Well, here is why that happens.  My air conditioning unit has ice on it but there is no cold air coming from there registers. What should I Do? First, make
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Beat the heat!

Summer heat is on it’s way.  In cooperation with mother nature we were able to continue completing air conditioner service calls. The heat is not unbearable just yet, but the humidity levels are surely uncomfortable. Heat poses more risks than many people may think. On average, heat related deaths account for 684 people annually according to usa.gov. To help keep our customers safe, here are some tips to stay safe this summer.  Stay cool, stay alive. 1. Take it easy during the hottest times of the day. Check the weather report and find out what time the sun peaks and plan your
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Happy New Year! Let 2013 be better and more successful than the last.

In the spirit of New Years and resolutions, Bel-o has taken a keen interest in gaining feedback from our customers. We have been in business since 1959, in order to stick with the times some changes have been made. 2013 looks to be a year of exceptional service accompanied by great products. (I’m not going to give you detailed breakdowns and sales tactics, don’t worry) First off, a big thanks is due to all of our loyal customers, staff, and vendors. We couldn’t have made it this far without you. With the implementation of surveys and online reviews, Bel-o will be stepping
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