Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for June, 2014

What Are The Advantages of Rooftop Units For My Business?

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Commercial HVAC systems have different requirements than residential systems. They have to cool a bigger space for starters, as well as factoring in unique needs such as computer processors that can’t be allowed to overheat. Here in Lincolnwood, IL, rooftop units service the majority of commercial HVAC needs, and if you’re a business owner or office manager, you should seriously consider similar units for your space. “But what are the advantages of rooftop units for my business?” you ask. We’ve provided a brief list of answers below.

  • They save space. Chances are, space is at a premium in your business, and you don’t want to take up any more than you have to with your air conditioner. Rooftop units are placed out of the way, giving you more room for parking spaces, desks, storage, or whatever else your business needs.
  • They are flexible. Individual cooling needs can vary widely, depending upon what kind of business occupies a given space. Rooftop units are designed to be modular in nature, which means you can add and subtract new units very easily without disrupting the overall system. The rooftop makes an ideal space to do that, with plenty of space and accessibility that doesn’t involve moving heavy equipment through the building’s interior.
  • They are easy to repair. Along those lines, when a rooftop unit breaks down, it’s very easy for the repair technician to reach it and correct the problem. He or she can also do her job away from the rest of the office, so that his or her efforts don’t create a big distraction.
  • Sturdy. Rooftop units are designed to withstand all kinds of weather extremes, from hot days to freezing nights. That makes them reliable in ways that other air conditioners simply aren’t.

For more on the advantages of rooftop units for your business, or to schedule an installation, talk to the experts at Shavitz Heating & Air Conditioning. Installing and servicing rooftop units and other commercial HVAC services in Lincolnwood, IL are only some of our specialties, and we pride ourselves on your complete satisfaction every step of the way. Give us a call and let us show you what we can do!

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How Important Is SEER for Air Conditioning Installation?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

When it comes to air conditioning installation in Evanston, IL, residents can’t afford to take chances. Our warm, humid summers require reliable air conditioning systems, and without proper preparation, your new system could be anything but a dream come true. A qualified technician can discuss all of the available factors with you, but among the most vital is the unit’s SEER rating. How important is SEER for air conditioning installation? We’ve included a quick breakdown below.

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and as you may have suspected, it measures the air conditioner’s efficiency. The formula is fairly complicated, but it involves the amount of energy the air conditioner uses versus the amount of energy that actually goes into cooling your home. Air conditioners manufactured after 2006 must have a SEER rating of at least 13, though older models can have a SEER rating as low as 6. Units with the Energy Star label have a SEER rating of at least 14, demonstrating their superior efficiency over other units.

So why does that matter? The higher the SEER rating, the more efficiently it does its job and the less it will cost you in monthly air conditioning bills. That’s an important consideration when weighing the cost of new units, since those with a high SEER rating tend to cost more than those with a lower rating. The savings you can reap over time, however, can often offset that initial cost, making the purchase less expensive in the long run. At the very minimum, you should get a system with a SEER rating higher than your current system. You’ll feel the difference immediately and your wallet will thank you when those reduces electric bills show up.

Furthermore the SEER rating affects other calculations such as the proper power load of the air conditioner. For more on how important SEER is for air conditioning installation, Evanston IL residents can count on the experts at Shavitz Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll explain all the options to you, then perform an installation quickly and efficiently. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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