Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for May, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Memorial Day, which is observed on the final Monday of May every year, is an opportunity to honor and commemorate those military personnel who have fallen while serving their country. The day began in the aftermath of the American Civil War, when the country was damaged and in need of remembrance. Originally called Decoration Day, owing to the flowers that would decorate gravesites, its principal purpose has been to mourn those who have died during service; but it’s also a time to come together as a country and take stock of the way that our soldiers have shaped this country.

There is a national moment of silence and various events throughout the day. You may see volunteers putting flags up at your local cemetery or flowers decorating war memorials. It’s also a reprieve from our work schedule that should be enjoyed in tandem with remembrance. We wish you all the best this Memorial Day.

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Benefits of Air Conditioning Replacement

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Are you ready to replace your old AC with a new, high energy efficiency model? Are you uncertain where to begin? Whether you have a central air, ductless mini split, or heat pump, you could benefit from increased performance, energy efficiency, and the peace of mind that comes with a professionally installed air conditioner. In today’s post, we’d like to explore the benefits of Evanston, IL air conditioning replacement in more detail so that you can make an informed decision about the status of your system. Call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning or more information about what we can offer you.

  • Performance. This is what it comes down to. You need your air conditioner to perform well no matter what the outside temperature is. You should be able to control the temperature accurately so that you can adjust it to your cooling needs, and it should work well enough so that you barely have to think about whether it’s working or not. It should seamlessly integrate into your home, as much as your kitchen sink or your bathroom. There’s no better to get a high level of cooling performance than by replacing your old system with a new model.
  • Energy efficiency. Another consideration is the efficiency of the cooling system. As you well know, your AC operates on electrical energy during the summer months, and the cost of operation can be high. This is why efficiency is so important. You need a system that is going to get the best cooling per dollar. That means not only selecting a system that is of high quality, but also having it professionally installed so that it matches your home perfectly. If it is too large or too small, then it simply will not be able to perform effectively or efficiently.

What are you looking for? If you need a blend of performance and energy efficiency for your new Evanston, IL air conditioning replacement, get in touch with Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today. We are the experts in making sure our customers are happy with their cooling systems. Let us serve you. Call us today!

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Signs that You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Now that summer is just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the condition that your air conditioner is in. If you want to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer, you need to be able to trust that your AC is up to the challenge that lies ahead. An air conditioner is a mechanical system, and like any other system it is susceptible to operational problems occasionally. The most important thing to remember is that the sooner you schedule any necessary air conditioning repair services, the better off your AC is likely to be. Contact the Lincolnwood, IL air conditioning repair professionals at Shavitz if you think that your air conditioner may require professional service.

In order to schedule professional air conditioning repair service as soon as possible, of course, you must first recognize the need for AC repair in the first place. Luckily, you do not need to be a trained technician to do so. While a broken down air conditioner is a pretty obvious sign that something is wrong, there are many other warning signs that your AC needs to be repaired that aren’t quite as obvious.

First of all, it is always a good idea to pay attention to how much it costs to cool your home. If you do not make any real changes to your home cooling habits, there is no reason that you should see a sudden rise in how much it costs to cool your home. If you notice a spike in your air conditioning costs, you probably have a problem with your AC requiring professional repair service.

Also, pay attention to the overall performance of your air conditioner. If it does not cool your home effectively and evenly, it may be time to schedule professional air conditioning repair. Even problems that seem very minor, such as strange sounds or smells during the operation of your air conditioner, must be taken seriously. Call for professional AC repair service as soon as you notice anything of this sort.

To learn more about the importance of prompt air conditioning repair, call Shavitz today. We’ll help you beat the heat this cooling season. Shavitz is the company to call for your Lincolnwood, IL air conditioning repair needs.

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Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Now that the heat of summer is heading our way once again, it is time to take the steps necessary to protect your comfort. Contact the Evanston, IL air conditioning professionals at Shavitz today to get started. After a season of inactivity, you cannot just expect your air conditioning system to jump right back into the swing of things. If you want to get the most efficient, reliable air conditioning performance possible from your system, you need to ensure that your AC is fully prepared for the challenge that lies ahead. Here are some tips to help you accomplish that goal.

First of all, perform a quick visual inspection of your air conditioning unit outside. This unit must be able to vent itself in order to operate properly. Over the course of the offseason it is possible that leaves, branches and other debris may have fallen onto or around this component of your air conditioning system. If they are left there, airflow will be restricted and the operation of your air conditioning system will be compromised. Do not force your air conditioner to work harder than it should have during operation. Give it the breathing room it needs.

Also, take a quick walk around your home and make sure that your air registers within are unobstructed. If your air conditioner is trying to pull air into the system or force it out through an armchair or sofa, you cannot really expect that system to operate as reliably as possible. Things shift around in your home. Make sure that they have not done so in a way that can impede the operation of your AC.

Finally, contact your air conditioning technician to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance service. There is simply no better way for you to keep your air conditioner working properly. Only when your entire system is working in harmony can you expect to get the most outstanding performance possible.

To learn more about how you can prepare your air conditioner for the cooling season ahead, give the AC technicians at Shavitz a call. We are the Evanston, IL air conditioning pros you can count on for truly exceptional service. Contact us today to get started.

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