Dealer AwardOwning a home comes with having unexpected heating and cooling repairs during the worst of times.  If we could plan our furnace repairs, we would have less stress and have more time to choose the right HVAC contractor in Channahon or Minooka IL.  Most Air Conditioning Contractors advertise trust, honesty, fair pricing and nowadays these words are just cliché.  So I will help you identify the signs that tell you when you are dealing with a dishonest heating and air conditioning contractor in Minooka, IL.  This may help my fellow HVAC contractor in Minooka IL stop selling fear, lies and pushing you into an unwanted or unneeded furnace installation.


It is 2:30AM you wake up in a cold bedroom and first check the thermostat, then check the furnace.  It is now 3:15AM and you have work in the morning and cannot afford to take a day off work and don’t have a Heating and Cooling contractor that you have previously used.  You search on google for furnace repair in Minooka IL and a list of Heating contractors in Minooka IL pops up.  Now who do you choose? The one with most reviews? The first to answer the phone? The closest address to your home? Or one that offers 24 hr service?

Owning an HVAC business myself I know some HVAC contractors pay third party companies to help advertise, so the more money spent gets you a higher rank on Google. The reviews are sometimes legitimate and sometimes they are not.  Getting reviews is valuable for businesses and gathering them requires us to ask for them.  The more money spent on online advertising the easier it is to be the first to show up regardless of the type of work the HVAC company in Minooka IL does.  You would think that the reviews would be a perfect judge, but unfortunately it is not.  So be aware when going off large number of reviews when choosing your contractor. Yes, you still have no heat and need your heating repaired. Here are the tell tail signs that you are dealing with a HVAC contractor that is all about THEM first and your Comfort last.  We actually put your comfort first.

What to listen for from a contractor you don’t know:

  1. You know your furnace is really old, have you ever thought of getting a new one?
  2. I found the problem – it will cost $1000 to repair, I can sell you a whole new furnace for $1800!
  3. I think I found the problem, but once I replace that part another part may fail.  I may need to replace the gas valve, furnace control board, and inducer motor.
  4. I’m not sure I can find parts to repair your old furnace, it may take several weeks to order those parts, might be quicker to get a new one.
  5. After cleaning and checking your furnace for $59 we found that you have a cracked heat exchanger. I must shut your furnace off for safety reasons. You will be without heat.
  6. If you are getting a new furnace you are probably better off getting a new air conditioner too.
  7. I cannot hold this price once I leave your home, it is discounted because I am already here.

 These are just a few of the tactics the knuckle head HVAC contractor will use.  It is their goal to get as many customers as possible because they are looking at the batting average, more swings is better.  So, do not call to schedule an appointment and say “I think I need a new furnace”, that tells the heating contractor that you are ready to buy.  Most furnaces are repairable, and most parts are available.  So if you think the free Heating repair service is looking out for your best interest, they are not.  The free service is always included somewhere in the final price.  They are just looking to do the least amount of work for the highest profit.  Be careful and read the reviews carefully and listen and ask questions, you are in control.  The break down guarantee has fine print, and so does the bogus 15-year labor warranty.  This is called the law of averages; how many furnaces are going to breakdown after they have been cleaned.  Remember, all heating and air conditioning contractor need to make a profit, but the way some go about doing it is unscrupulous.

If Furnace manufacturers pick us You Should too.

Why do the manufacturer’s choose AirMaxx to repair or install furnaces in their personal homes? AirMaxx buys furnaces from salesmen for the Furnace manufacturers and then we resell them to you, our customers. Our vendor salesmen are the same salesmen that sell to our competition in Channahon and Minooka. So, why when these salesmen need work performed in their home do they chose AirMaxx? Because quality matters.

We are known as the heating contractors in Channahon and Minooka that perform the best installation per the manufacturer’s guidelines – PERIOD. AirMaxx has been in business for 20 years and we do not sell/push anything that the customer does not need.  We do not pressure or fabricate information to make the customer think a new furnace sale is needed.  We simply do not pressure you, the customer. We are putting this out there, because it has been brought to our attention that there are contractors in Minooka that will perform a discount furnace clean and check and then tell you that your furnace heat exchanger is cracked, when in fact is not – When they call AirMaxx for a second opinion, we have verified that this is not the case.

So, why do the manufacturer’s salesmen want us to repair or install furnaces in their homes, because we, as the best technicians, perform the best IU installs in Channahon and Minooka. Our company reputation is more important than our company growth, it is more important than how many customers sold a furnace repair service in one day.

AirMaxx considers quality over quantity. So, if you are looking for a company that has a 20-year reputation of consistently providing quality service to their customers call AirMaxx. That is why the furnace manufacturers choose AirMaxx to perform service repair on the furnaces in their personal home.

Airmaxx has a better process, better tools & better training when it comes to furnace repair. Our mantra is Quality Service is Just the Beginning. Now we are Bringing Back Craftsmanship in a digital world.

Believe it or not I actually enjoy helping people! Yes we do get paid for what we do, but making sure that the AirMaxx furnace repair technicians are always being trained are what makes AirMaxx Heating and Air Conditioning Services, Inc. better at repairing furnaces and air conditioners. Recently, we helped Danny with is furnace repair. He is located in Channahon and was trying to fix his furnace himself from 8:00am that morning until around 5:00pm. Although getting help from his dad and friends was helpful, he ran into a little problem. Danny had it working, but then a simple mistake made the furnace not turn on at all. He called AirMaxx on a Saturday, after hours. AirMaxx always has someone on-call – Saturday that was me! I was watching movies at home with my family (good ol’ redbox!), at the ready for a call just like this one.

When a heating repair technician is on call that means that they must wait for the phone to ring. Should a customer call to have their furnace repaired in Plainfield, Channahon, Lockport, or Minooka, IL the HVAC repair technician on call must drop everything to help the customer. That means if I am on call I can not attend any family functions, or any of my kids athletic events, or even go to the movies. It is a sacrifice that I do not mind making for my customers. I am not complaining, but just explaining that when our technicians are on call sometimes no calls come in. There are other times may be one call may come in at 11:30pm. AirMaxx is 24/7 so it is a choice that we do not mind making for our customers. The process is try to help the customer repair the furnace problem over the phone first, if it seems minor, otherwise we set an appointment.

So, if AirMaxx sends a furnace repair technician out to your house, understand that it may take a short amount of time for us to isolate the problem. A broken furnace may take some homeowners 8 hours to figure out the issue. That doesn’t means that the homeowner would never figure it out, but time is valuable for all of us. AirMaxx has been in business for 20 years so we have repaired and troubleshooted thousands of HVAC systems in Channahon IL. Not only do we fix your furnace problem but we give the customer tips and recommendations on how to prevent future furnace problems. I truly enjoy helping my customers.


To customers that have had AirMaxx Heaxing and Air Conditioning Service Inc. perform furnace repair and air conditioning repair services in Channahon IL this is for you and your friends.

The new Federal law that is expected to go into effect July 2019 was passed to help reduce HVAC operating cost in Channahon IL and across the nation.  Furnace and air conditioning manufacturers can no longer make furnaces that have the old-style furnace blower motor.  All furnace motors must be an ECM style motor.  What is an ECM furnace blower motor?  An ECM or high efficiency furnace blower motor converts an AC current into a DC current.  What does this do for you guys and gals in Channahon IL?  This furnace blower motor will reduce your electricity bill.  The watts used to operate this efficient furnace blower can be from 30% to 80% less that the traditional PSC furnace blower motor.  Utility companies such as Comed are giving Channahon homeowners a $50 to $100 rebate on ECM furnace blower motors.  Call or email AirMaxx for more information.

Close up of a contractor repairing central heating furnace system.If you are having problems with your furnace turning off or blowing cold air, there could be a couple of reasons why this is happening.  Furnaces have a strange way of failing at the most inconvenient times. The first thing you can check is the filter…

The easiest and least expensive fix for a furnace that is turning off is to check your filter to see if it needs changing.  While it seems like the filter wouldn’t stop it from working, it can.  A dirty filter limits the amount of air that passes thru the furnace.  With one simple filter change, your home can be warm again and the cost to you is minimal.

If it’s not the filter, and if your furnace is blowing cold air, a good cleaning can do the trick.  An AirMaxx Clean & Check involves removing and cleaning critical furnace parts so that they can perform better.  This cleaning may identify problems earlier and save you hundreds of dollars in repairs by finding problems sooner.

Whether you need a furnace repair in Channahon, Plainfield, Naperville or Oswego, AirMaxx would be happy to walk you thru how to install a filter properly.  Most importantly, installing your filter it in the right direction.  We are happy to do this free of charge & over the phone – Also don’t forget to ask about our AirMaxx Furnace Clean & Check process.