Chicago Is A Great Place To Do Refrigeration Work

There are literally dozens of reasons why Chicago is a great place to do refrigeration work. There are thousands upon thousands of potential customers including all the bars, restaurants, hotels & schools throughout the area. One of the best reasons to work in the refrigeration trade is all the beautiful views we get to catch from roof tops across the city!

Chicago Sunrise From Humboldt Park

Recently Mitch Byrne of Northeast Cooling was honored to be quoted in a blog post & press release done by Emerson Climate Technologies. The post was titled “The Top 10 States to Work in HVACR”. According to the blog Illinois ranked number five. It was beaten by California, Ohio, Florida & Texas. California, Florida & Texas we can understand due to all the excessive heat. While these states “may” have beaten Illinois in Emersons post we believe Illinois is a much better state to work in! We believe Illinois provides a superior advantage when it comes to a potential customer base & great networking opportunities. When you consider all Chicago has to offer like thousands of businesses in need of refrigeration & HVAC we find it hard to believe there is a better state to work the trade in!

Chicago has some extreme & unpredictable weather. We go from Blazing hot Summers to sub-zero windy & icy Winters. All these weather changes are tough on commercial refrigeration equipment. Remote or outdoor compressor units have the hardest time dealing with all these temperature fluctuations. Peak season weather is hardest on these units. That includes the hottest AND coldest days of the year. Believe it or not, some of our busiest days are when the temperature dips below zero degrees. This causes all sorts of low ambient problems for outdoor refrigeration compressor units. We have done whole blogs on this very topic. Here is more information on how cold weather affects outdoor refrigeration units. The bottom line is that between the great views, temperature swings, REAL seasons & phenomenal customer base we truly believe that Illinois is the best state to work in HVAC & Refrigeration!

Celebrate summer in Chicago (& functioning refrigeration equipment!)

It’s already been one hot Summer in Chicago! Our days are filled with cooler, freezer & ice machine repairs at all types of restaurants, bars & hotels. Service has taken us from southeast Wisconsin down to the Loop in Chicago. Most emergency Chicago Refrigeration service was a direct result of a lack of scheduled maintenance.

But now it’s time to pause & take a break with a night of fun & libations during the Dog Days of Summer!

We are cordially inviting clients & friends of Northeast Cooling to join us at The Beer Bistro North, a great new bar in Lincoln Park! The event is on Thursday, July 26, between 6-9pm. We are providing 3 hours of open bar &  food for your enjoyment!

The featured craft beer will be Ommegang Witte, with other domestic beers & martinis available. Food includes Gourmet Sliders, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Wings, Jumbo Pretzels, Bruschetta, Calamari & more. We are hoping all of our clients & friends will be able to attend. Please come out & celebrate summer with Northeast Cooling!

Register with the invite below. Space is limited so pull the trigger soon! Thanks!



Northeast Cooling to host AHR Expo After Party Jan 24 at Grillroom Chophouse

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Expo will be in Chicago January 23-25 2012.

Northeast Cooling would like to invite AHR Expo attendees, vendors, and friends to join us for a Cocktail Party on January 24th from 7-8pm.

Come mix, mingle, celebrate, and even talk shop after the second day of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Exposition concludes.

We are excited to co-host this cocktail hour with Grillroom Chophouse & Winebar in Downtown Chicago.

There will be an Open Bar (excluding shots & top shelf) and a variety of passed appetizers available from 7-8 PM.

We welcome our guests to stay and have dinner at Grillroom Chophouse & Winebar after the cocktail hour.

We will also be offering $3 beer and $5 wine specials during dinner.

We look forward to seeing you there.


2011: Northeast Cooling’s Year in Review

It’s been an exciting year for Northeast Cooling! There have been so many exciting events for us in 2011 that we’d like to highlight a few.

The year started off with a bang when when Mitch received stellar reviews from GIST regarding his use of Social Media to promote his Commercial Refrigeration business.  Mitch was lauded for his use of  Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to better service his customers, and bring in new ones.

In March Northeast Cooling sponsored its very first GameNight in Northbrook at Pinstripes. Bowling, bocce, and beverages certainly were a big hit. We can’t wait to visit them again!

We helped sponsor the documentary about Twitter, Twittamentary by Singaporean film-maker, Siok Siok (@sioksiok) in April. Twittamentary examines how people interact and are effected daily on Twitter. Morningstar in Chicago provided the venue, @Ramon_DeLeon of Domino’s Provided the food, and our own @padschicago was featured in the film.

As Spring warmed into sunny May days and brought us Chicago Craft Beer Week and The National Restaurant Association Show, we were thrilled to partner with The Beer Bistro to host our spectacular Welcome to Summer Industry Night Craft Beer Bash! The Beer Bistro never disappoints!

June brought us another exciting mention by the people at Gist. We were honored and excited to be mentioned once again by the amazing people at Gist!  Check out the guest post by Greg Meyer on If you haven’t used Gist, you’re missing out on a powerful networking and organization tool. Gist provides a complete view of the contacts in your professional network by creating a rich business profile for each one that includes the most news, status updates, and work details.

August was filled with Ice Cream and Gelato sensations! We indulged in cool and creamy bliss at the Chicago Ice Cream and Gelato Festival. There were ice cream Chef Battles, Ice Cream Making demos, and an Artisan Marketplace. Not to mention plenty of mouth-watering ice cream to keep you cool!

August also brought another great review of Northeast Cooling’s use of social media by The Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration News. We were given nod for the Ahead of the Curve award. “Owner Mitch Byrne is an early adopter of just about every type of social media. Sure, he’s got his bases covered on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. But do you know what Foursquare is? Have you ever heard of Hashable? Or Quora? Byrne has not only heard of social platforms that you may not even be aware exist, he’s already established himself on them.”

As the summer was coming to a close, Northeast Cooling Sponsored Downtown Dash on 9.10.11. Again this year, Northeast Cooling was so proud to work with Leyla Arsan of Lotus Marketing Services and ING DIRECT in sponsoring their event, Downtown Dash! Downtown Dash is an Urban Scavenger Hunt like no other! Teams utilized Foursquare and Twitter to receive clues and complete physical challenges for this urban scavenger hunt. Think “The Amazing Race” only with Chicago providing the entire course! Such an amazing event!

The fall and winter saw many social events and a variety of commercial refrigeration repairs. All in all 2011 was a pretty good year! Northeast Cooling is looking forward to an even more eventful and exciting 2012!


Enjoy Thanksgiving Knowing Northeast Cooling Will Be Available

With Thanksgiving looming only a day away, and copious amounts of turkey, stuffing, poatotes, countless desserts, and a nice cool beer or two awaiting us, some may be wondering what holiday fun will be on the agenda in and around Chicago to keep the family busy.  Once your tryptophan induced coma has subsided, you can be sure that Chicago is ready and waiting to share a cornucopia (note the Thanksgiving vernacular) of events and activities.

While you and yours may be happily celebrating over mountains of food and ice-cold beverages, your commercial refrigeration equipment may have other plans. While we will be enjoying Thanksgiving as much as possible, we want you to know that we will be on hand to service emergency refrigeration repairs throughout the holiday weekend.

Knowing your refrigeration needs can be serviced during the holidays by Northeast Cooling, why not venture forth and check out one of the many fun-filled activities that await you in Chicago?


Thanksgiving Day: Thanksgiving Day Parade from 8am-11am. Anyone from season parade-goer to the newest of newbs knows you must stake out your spot EARLY. So don’t be late claim your spot on State!

You can also visit the Brookfield Zoo and help zoo keepers feed the animals their Thanksgiving fare. The zoo is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays through February, including Thanksgiving Day.

Friday Novemeber 25th why not head over to The Bean at 6pm for some caroling and cocoa?  Caroling at Cloud Gate has become tradition in Chicago. There will be complimentary warm beverages will be provided by Caribou Coffee. After the 50-minute song fest, everyone is encouraged to skate at Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. If you don’t want to skate, you much watch from above. Truly a spectacular winter sight.

Be sure to check out Santa’s House in Daley Plaza beginning Thanksgiving Day and continuting weekends through December 24th.  Santa will be available to hear your Christmas desires and pose for photos.

In addition to ice skating at Millennium Park, there are a variety of neighborhood ice rinks. Check the listings and see if you have one nearby!

Don’t forget Christkindlmarket! Not just a German tradition, but a Chicago tradition. Situated in Daley Plaza the traditional German Market houses a variety of vendors from around the world. Savor traditional dishes, peruse the many gift shops, partake in a cold beer or a mug warm Glühwein or just watch the market bustle with life.

Happy Thanksgiving Chicagoland!