Heed These Signs That Indicate You Need An AC Repair

May 16th, 2022
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Summer is on the horizon, which means sunny days and enjoying the great outdoors. It also means that we’ll all be turning up the AC to counter the heat that comes with the warmer months.

As you’ll be using your AC far more than you would in the cooler months, it’s important that you look out for a few signs that may indicate it’s time to call in the AC professionals.

In this article, we look at a few of these signs.

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Time for an AC Tune-Up

May 2nd, 2022
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Do you know when the perfect time to schedule AC maintenance is? First off, maintenance is an essential service, not just one you should do whenever its convenient. You should be scheduling an air conditioner tune-up annually, at least. In the case of a year-round heat pump, it’s best to have a tune-up done every 6 months.

So what we are getting at is that consistency matters more than timing here. Still though, there are certain times when air conditioning maintenance is more convenient for you–and springtime is that time. This lessens the chance that our HVAC professionals will be out on emergency calls, so you can get a tune-up scheduled at your convenience. Read on to learn more about why this service is so important.

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End-of-Season Heating Repairs to Be Aware Of

April 18th, 2022
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Winter is finally over, and now your furnace can get some rest. However, depending on how hard your furnace worked this past cold season, it might be in need of repair. In this article, we will lay out 5 tell-tale signs that your heater is in need of repair. If you notice any of these, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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Signs That Your Boiler Needs Repair

April 4th, 2022
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It’s important to keep an eye out for any potential signs that your boiler may need to be repaired. These signs can help you avoid expensive repairs or, even worse, a total boiler breakdown.

Some common signs that your boiler needs repair include:

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Is It Ever Too Late for a Furnace Tune-Up?

March 21st, 2022
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Is it ever too late for a furnace tune-up? The simple answer to this question is “no.” However, we’d say that it’s too late when your furnace breaks down and it’s time to buy a new one. But you won’t let it get to that point, right?

As most experts recommend (including us!), it’s best practice to have someone come out and perform preventive maintenance well before the cold season arrives. However, sometimes we forget but that doesn’t mean a late-season tune-up isn’t beneficial too. 

In this article, we’ll lay out the top 4 advantages of getting a furnace tune any time of year, every year.

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How to Determine When It’s Time to Replace Your Heater

March 7th, 2022
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As many of us in Winnetka know, the winters can be harsh. If your furnace isn’t up to par, it can not only make it uncomfortable at home, but it can also cause damage to your house if there’s no heat. 

To keep that from happening, you need to know when it’s time to replace your heater so you can catch issues before they turn into big problems. Here are 5 signs that it’s time to upgrade your heater. 

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Boosting Your Heating Efficiency This Season

February 21st, 2022
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Keeping your home warm and cozy doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Even though winters in Chicago can be brutal, there are simple measures you can take to help lower your monthly energy bill. Plus, saving more money during the cold season can help you do more fun things when the temps rise.

Our goal is to help you get the most out of your heater. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips and tricks you can use so you can get the most out of your heater this season– all while keeping the bill at a reasonable price.

However, if you’re still seeing high energy bills after implementing the tips below, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. Let’s dive in.

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What Kind of Furnace Is Best for Installation?

February 7th, 2022
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If you are wondering which type of furnace to get for your home, then you’ve come to the right place. 

When it comes to choosing a furnace, you need to consider the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of electric furnaces versus gas furnaces.

Choosing the right furnace for your home is a big decision. It has been estimated that every household spends an average of over $2,000 per year on energy costs to heat and cool their homes. You may want to not rely on external fuel for your unit, so you opt for the electric one, but then sit with high electricity bills each month.

So, it’s important to do your research on each. Both have their pros and cons, but in the end, the choice depends on your specific needs. 

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Signs That You Need Boiler Repairs

January 24th, 2022
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When it comes to your boiler, there are several warning signs to look out for which may indicate that it needs a repair. Some of the signs may not be as obvious as others, so it is important to keep an eye (or an ear) out for all of them. 

Often these signs are ignored, which only leads to bigger (and more expensive problems down the line). When it comes to your boiler, these are some of the signs to look out for that may mean it’s time to call in the professionals to take a look. 

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

January 10th, 2022
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We all want a silent HVAC system. No matter what system you have, as they operate there are certain noises that just come with the territory. The sound of air being moved around your home, the furnace switching on and off, and air duct fluctuations, are all usual sounds that can be expected.

While some HVAC systems are quieter than others, what noises should you be looking (or listening) out for that is a sign that something is wrong?

In this post, we share some insights into what noises you should be taking careful note of.

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