More Than HVAC: Lanz Inc. Fixes Your Home’s Plumbing, Too!

Posted On July 25th, 2019 by Lanz HVAC

Around Champaign County and throughout Central Illinois, ever since we opened our Residential & Commercial HVAC company back in 2002, folks have known us as Lanz Heating & Cooling.

But did you know that you might as well call us Lanz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing? Plumbing has been a big part of our business here at Lanz Inc. since not long after our company was founded. Whenever customers in Champaign, Douglas, or Ford County need expert plumbing services from local licensed plumbers, Lanz Inc.’s experienced plumbing technicians.

Lanz Heating & Cooling’s Plumbing Division has always been led by our man David Mueller, who brings over 20 years of hands-on plumbing experience designing, installing, maintaining and repairing plumbing systems for single-family homes, industrial buildings, and multi-unit condos.

Dave’s family has been part of the Lanz family since 2006, and he oversees some of our top licensed professionals offering complete plumbing services. Plumbing services like:

Drain Cleaning - Get the clogs out of clogged drains and keep them unclogged. The plumbers at Lanz Inc. use a two-step process of 1) hydro-jetting with high-pressure water jets to remove a tough clog, and 2) applying environmentally friendly Bio-One to each drain to ensure your home’s plumbing system flows freely. Check out LanzInc.com/drain-cleaning.

Underground Pipe Solutions - Full services for underground sewer, drainage and water lines, including clean-outs, installations, repairs and replacements of sump pumps, pump stations, and pipe lining - plus the new technology known as Pipe Bursting. The Lanz Inc. website has a great explanation of the benefits of Pipe Bursting on our page LanzInc.com/underground-pipe-services.

Commercial Services - Just as it is with our HVAC Division, the Plumbing Division at Lanz Inc. can scale up our plumbing services to serve commercial and industrial clients with regular maintenance and emergency repairs. Doing a new construction or renovation project? Ask about our plumbing system design and installation services for office buildings and other commercial structures. More info at LanzInc.com/commercial-services.

General Plumbing - Overflowing toilet, leaking sink, hot water heater not heating water hot enough. The plumbers at Lanz Inc. are experts at leak detection, backflow testing, sump pump draining, septic systems, tankless water heaters, grease traps, even garbage disposals. Think of Lanz Inc. to fix plumbing problems in your kitchen and bathrooms, just like you would with your heating or air conditioning. Our full lineup of plumbing services is at LanzInc.com/plumbing.

Plumbing services are part of our members-only Lanz Comfort Family discount clubs, with regular precision tune-ups, plumbing discounts and priority service guarantees available through our Blue and Orange Comfort Family programs. It’s part of how we offer total home services, from heating and cooling to air duct cleaning and plumbing - everything to keep your home in great shape and your family comfortable. Learn more and sign up at LanzInc.com/comfort-club.

Ever since Dave joined Troy and the Lanz Heating & Cooling family back in 2006, plumbing has been a major component of our business. Our philosophy with our Plumbing Division is exactly the same as it is for our HVAC Division: We operate with honesty and integrity in order to deliver on our promises to our customers, providing them with the highest level of quality in the HVAC & Plumbing industry in Central Illinois.

One of our favorite reviews ever came from Joe, one of our great customers, when he wrote, “I want to thank the hard work and professional attitude of Devin while he was finding nothing really wrong with our plumbing. That information alone was worth the call.” Honesty has always been the best policy at Lanz Heating & Cooling (& Plumbing).

So please call Lanz Inc. at 217-355-5512 or go to LanzInc.com/contact and get an estimate and an appointment for your plumbing issue - whether fixing a leaky faucet or designing and installing a whole-house system. Lanz Heating & Cooling offers honest, experienced, professional licensed plumbing services to residential and commercial customers in Champaign-Urbana, Piatt, McLean, Iroquois, Ford, Vermilion and Douglas County IL, including Danville, Oakwood, Bondville, Pesotum, Savoy, Rantoul, Mahomet, Sidney, St. Joseph, Fisher, Gibson City and all of Central Illinois.

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Want a Comfy Home This Summer? Thermostat Do's & Don'ts

Posted On July 18th, 2019 by Lanz HVAC



The vernal equinox has come and gone, so we’re now in full-on flat-out summer mode here in Central Illinois! We’re already feeling the heat, with high temps hovering around 90° from Danville to Gibson City and our hometown of Champaign-Urbana, IL - and we’re just getting warmed up. It’s summer. It’s hot.

So in homes and office buildings all around Champaign County, air conditioning units are (hopefully) kicking on and humming away, while A/C condensers supply wonderfully refreshing (and badly needed) cool air to the folks inside.

But…have you been comfy in your home this summer? Is the hot air getting to your family, or is your home’s A/C doing its job? Here’s the key question: Are you putting your HVAC system in the best position to perform?

As a homeowner, your HVAC system and all of its various components constitute a major investment - plenty of your money has gone into its installation and upkeep. As a smart homeowner, you can take advantage of these A/C tips and thermostat tricks to ensure a high-performing, energy-efficient (and comfortably cool) home this summer.


Do…set your thermostat to the highest temperature in which your family is comfortable. The less the difference between outdoor and indoor temps, the lower your energy bill will be.

Don’t…crank the thermostat temperature down below your desired level of coolness. It will not cool your home any faster, and it will waste energy (and your money).

Do…consider installing a programmable thermostat. It’s a significant efficiency advantage to be able to program your home’s thermostat to turn the A/C on automatically during those hours when people are indoors - and to lower the A/C’s output when nobody’s home.

Don’t…let your A/C run when nobody’s home. As long as kids, pets, guests and everyone else is out of the house, it’s perfectly alright - and perfectly energy efficient - to turn off the air conditioner. Letting the A/C constantly run is like having a leak in your wallet.

Do…use fans. Fans don’t affect air temperature; they just blow air around. But fans are great at distributing cooled air from the A/C throughout your home. Set ceiling fans to run counter-clockwise, with the blades turning in the downward-slant direction, so the rotation will pull cooler air up and spread it around.

Don’t…leave lights and ovens on. It’s hot enough without burning more energy in the form of stoves and incandescent light bulbs. Be aware of appliances that give off heat, and avoid using them during the hottest hours of the day.

Do…get Lanz Inc. to do an annual A/C tuneup. A regular HVAC maintenance check can curtail expensive problems before they start. We’ll clean the condenser coil and all A/C components, fasten loose connections, check fluid levels, test for leakages and inefficiencies, and discuss some of these same thermostat tips.

(As a courtesy to our customers, our website LanzInc.com features downloadable manuals in PDF format for some of the most popular thermostats on the market. Please see LanzInc.com/resources.)

The hot season doesn’t just belong to the sun - summer is our time to shine! Established in 2002, Lanz Heating & Cooling has served your complete residential and commercial HVAC installation/maintenance/repair needs - especially that all-important air-conditioner. We’re here to help you stay cool all summer long.

Beat the heat by calling Lanz Inc. at 217-355-5512, or go to LanzInc.com/contact to send us your message with any A/C-related question, problem, repair or regular maintenance appointment.

Benefit from Lanz Heating & Cooling’s combined decades of hands-on professional air conditioning experience. Whether you live in Champaign-Urbana, Piatt, McLean, Iroquois, Ford, Vermilion or Douglas County, or in the towns of Danville, Oakwood, Bondville, Pesotum, Savoy, Rantoul, Mahomet, Sidney, St. Joseph, Fisher or Gibson City IL, when you go with Lanz Inc. of Champaign County, your A/C issues are no sweat.

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