Why Does My AC Unit Smell Musty?

A female homeowner in Metro East Illinois, blowing her nose in front of her AC mini-split system.

If you notice a musty smell coming from your air conditioner when it’s running, you could have what we call dirty sock syndrome—aptly named because the odor is similar to the smell of stinky feet and socks. So, when your home suddenly smells like a locker room, you need to determine what is causing the […]

How to Tell If You Have Low Refrigerant Levels in Your AC Unit

An air conditioner technician using a manifold gauge to check the pressure inside the system with the intent of normalizing the refrigerant charge during high temperatures and warm weather in Metro East, IL.

When you think of your AC system, consider the refrigerant as the “lifeblood” needed to make it run properly. Your air conditioner needs the right amount to cool your home efficiently, but sometimes it’s difficult to determine when your unit needs more refrigerant. Be on the lookout for the signs that there is an issue […]

Ways to Lower Your Monthly Air Conditioning Costs

A pile of bills next to a calculator and a clock, representing the time and money lost paying air conditioning bills in the Metro East area of Illinois.

When the scorching summer months arrive in the Midwest, most homeowners are primarily concerned with keeping their homes and families cool. We all know how valuable our AC is when temperatures climb to astronomical heights, but we also need to make sure our energy bills don’t do the same. The good news is there are […]

When Is the Best Time to Have Your Air Conditioner Cleaned?

A professional HVAC expert holding a dirty air filter from a mounted air conditioner in the Metro East.

With any piece of machinery, there’s regular maintenance that must be done to keep it running at optimal levels. Just as you would take your car in for its scheduled servicing, your air conditioner needs consistent love and care to keep your home in the Metro East cool all summer long. C&K Heating & Cooling, […]

How to Eliminate the Humidity in Your Home

Residential home window covered in condensation due to high humidity levels in a home in the Metro East.

While summers in the Metro East can bring unforgettable memories and beautiful weather, a majority of homeowners often face unbearable humidity levels that never seen to leave their home. When this happens, give our experts at C&K Heating & Cooling a call; we specialize in eliminating humidity with AC repair, maintenance, and dehumidifier solutions to […]

Reasons Why Your Air Conditioning Unit Is Blowing Warm Air.

Residential air conditioning unit broken and blowing hot air throughout a home in the Metro East area.

It is no surprise that summers in the Midwest can be just as brutal as the winters. In the Metro East area, temperatures can get into the 100s, and make it impossible for anyone to stay comfortable outdoors, so when your AC unit takes a turn for the worst, we know that you can’t wait […]

Good, Better, & Best Options When Buying an Air Conditioner

Residential air conditioning system like Ruud, Amana, and Heil attached to a cream-colored home and surrounded by large green bushes in the Metro East area.

At C&K Heating & Cooling, our job is to provide every customer with a quality and affordable air conditioning unit for their home in the Metro East area. That is why we have combined proven research and our 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry to come up with a list of good, better, […]