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Illinois is the largest state, by population, in the Midwest Chicago, the state's largest city, is known as the Windy City. The state capital is Springfield.
Because Illinois is situated in the middle of the country, and is so long (extending almost 400 miles from northernmost to southernmost point), its climate varies. Northern Illinois has hot summers and cold winters, whereas Southern Illinois doesn't get quite as hot, or as cold. Nevertheless, the average temperature in Illinois spans from the low 70s in the summer months, to the low 20s in the winter, with lots and lots of snow in the north.
Throughout the state, heating and air-conditioning contractors don't need to be licensed to do any work. Indeed, the only contractors who have to be licensed are roofers.
It's imperative, therefore, that consumers consult Ilinois' Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been made about the contractor they intend to use. Their website also includes a complaint form, should one be necessary.
In addition, the Illinois Attorney General will investigate complaints from victimised citizens. Of the top 10 list of complaints they had during 2006, home improvement contractors (including HVAC contractors) had the dubious distinction of placing third.
Low income renters and homeowners in Illinois are able to get assistance to pay their heating bills from the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which runs such programs in all states.