Mendel Blog - Helpful Hints

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.

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Here's How To Shut Down Your Heater Like A Pro

Here's How To Shut Down Your Heater Like A Pro

Ready for the spring cooling season? Shutting down your furnace is a good way to get started, and it can be simple. Follow these tips to help protect your furnace until next fall.

How To Keep Your A/C Cool This Spring

How To Keep Your A/C Cool This Spring

In midwinter, you might not be too worried about your air conditioner. Spring is on the way, however, and you want to be on top of any concern that might stop you from staying cool. Here’s what you should know about possible A/C problems, and how some simple actions could help you avoid them.

The First Steps You Must Take To Recover From Water Damage

The First Steps You Must Take To Recover From Water Damage

Mendel's ​Wisdom of Furnace Safety

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.