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

Is Air Conditioning Installation Necessary in the Fall?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Your older air conditioner is on its last legs, and you’ve decided it’s time to install a new system. This is incredibly beneficial for your home; a new air conditioner will run more efficiently and may perform much better than an older air conditioner. Besides, if your new unit is professionally installed and maintained, you likely won’t run into many problems in the first few years of ownership. But it’s nearly fall, and cool weather is approaching. Is it worth it to wait until the next cooling season for air conditioning installation, or should you replace your unit now?

For many homeowners, scheduling air conditioning installation in the fall may be the best choice. For one thing, there may come a day when it’s unseasonably warm outside, and your worn down system simply won’t do the trick. Let’s say your older air conditioner is nearing the end of its life, but you’ve chosen to wait until spring for replacement. If you’re caught off guard on a hot day, you may choose to run your AC anyway. But if the parts are failing, the unit may overheat and break down, and a broken down system can be more costly to replace.

Besides, you want to give yourself plenty of time to consider your options when choosing a new AC. First, you have to choose which type of system is best for your home. While you may currently rely on a traditional central air conditioner, you may choose a more efficient option like a geothermal heat pump. These systems save you money, keep harmful pollutants out of the air, and can work with your heating system to provide more efficient heating, another reason to schedule installation as soon as possible.

You should also give yourself time to find the right air conditioning installation technician. Then, you’ll have to talk to the specialist about your efficiency requirements and your budget. Additionally, a technician may measure your home and account for other factors that help to decide on the correct cooling capacity. Finally, you’ll have to find a time that’s right for you. And if you wait until spring, you may be without AC for a while before you can schedule a time that works.

If you want professional, reliable air conditioning installation in Chicago, look no further than Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We’ve been in business since 1904, so our experts are sure to give you the best possible service and advice. Give us a call today to schedule your next AC installation with us.

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Benefits of Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Your commercial HVAC system keeps your customers, clients, tenants, and/or employees comfortable throughout the day. If you’re a business owner or if you manage a commercial property, you know that business is the best when everybody in your building is happy. That’s why it’s important to install a high-performance HVAC unit and call for repairs at the first sign of problems. But if a lot of time has passed since someone had a look at your unit, you should consider calling a specialist for commercial HVAC maintenance.

During a maintenance visit, a technician will inspect your entire system, clean important components such as the condenser coil, adjust anything that’s out of place, and let you know if you need to schedule additional repairs. And the cost of maintenance is considerably low when compared to the benefits you may begin to notice right away.

  • Fewer Repairs: Calling for repairs is an inconvenience that may leave your building without cool air or heat for a lengthy period of time. But maintenance can significantly reduce the chances of sudden repair needs. Loose nuts and bolts and dirty components may eventually cause other parts to malfunction, but these minor problems are caught early on when you schedule maintenance.
  • Better Performance: Even minor problems with your commercial heating and air conditioning unit may keep it from performing at its best. A dirty coil, for example, is unable to easily absorb heat from the air, so you may notice reduced cooling capacity. When this coil and other parts are cleaned, your HVAC unit may even perform as well as when it was brand new!
  • Restore Efficiency: Not only do repair needs slow performance, they also make your system inefficient. A faulty blower fan, for example, prevents your business from reaching the proper temperature, which means your HVAC unit will work harder and run longer in an attempt to meet temperature needs. And because your commercial HVAC unit services several people in a large area, your bills may increase significantly. During inspection, a technician can alert you to any problems that may be decreasing efficiency, which saves you a lot of money every month.

If you decide that you need commercial HVAC services in Park Ridge, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today!

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