Mendel in the Fox Valley Community

Since our doors first opened, our team has been committed to supporting the local community. We strive to be a positive force in the Fox Valley area, where we live, work and do business. We like to think that our contributions over the years have helped to create and sustain a strong, vibrant and diverse community.

We provide community support in a number of ways, including financial and in-kind contributions to local organizations, as well as the sponsorship of community events. We are very involved with many of the local schools, churches and park districts.

It is likely that you, or someone you know, has played on a Mendel sports team or has a child who did. Inside our St. Charles facility, you’ll see our wall of fame. There are years’ and years’ worth of team sports photos from the Fox Valley area.

We’re proud to be part of making our communities a better place to live for today and future generations.

Read our blog for the latest company news. Find out what we’re doing in the community.

Checklist For Performing A DIY Home Energy Audit

Be Ready for Power Outages with a Standby Home Generator!

Be Ready for Power Outages with a Standby Home Generator!

Is It Too Late For Furnace And Heater Maintenance?

Is It Too Late For Furnace And Heater Maintenance?

Winterize Your Home Plumbing To Save Hassles And Money

Winterize Your Home Plumbing To Save Hassles And Money

How To Protect Your Furnace and AC From Power Surges

How To Protect Your Furnace and AC From Power Surges

Can Your Air Conditioner Cause a Power Surge? How to Protect Your Home

Can Your Air Conditioner Cause a Power Surge? How to Protect Your Home

Picture this: It’s a sweltering Sunday afternoon, and you are taking refuge in your home office catching up on some paperwork. You are grateful for the cool air flowing through the registers. Suddenly the quiet hum of your air conditioning unit shuts off — and so does your desktop computer.

Half an hour later, your air conditioning turns back on as it should — but you’re on the phone with the Geek Squad about your fried computer.

What happened?

Chances are, you (and your computer) have experienced an internal power surge caused by your air conditioning unit.

Why Is My Water Heater Not Working?

Why Is My  Water Heater Not Working?

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Water In The Summer

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Water In The Summer

Summer is on its way, and with it comes a spike in residential water use! In contrast to some parts of the country, we in the Chicago area are fortunate to have a plentiful supply of fresh water in the form of Lake Michigan, the world’s fifth-largest lake by area and seventh largest by volume. Because of this, we also enjoy relatively low water rates for a major U.S. city.

That said, water is by no means free, and when you tally up a gallon here and a gallon there, unnecessary water use can add up to a significant punch in the wallet, especially in the summertime. That’s why we thought we’d take a moment to share some of our favorite ways to save water at home when the outside temperature rises.

Tips For Increasing Your Air Conditioner's Efficiency

Tips For Increasing Your Air Conditioner's Efficiency

Funny Plumbing Pictures

Funny Plumbing Pictures

Last week Tom Mascari (President of Mendel Plumbing & Heating) sent me some very funny pictures from his treasure trove of photos... we think the Mendel Blog site is ideal to share them with you!