Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for April, 2015

Signs That Your Ductless System Needs Repairs

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Ductless mini split systems are a great way to both heat and cool your home. Just like all other systems, however, they will occasionally develop issues that require professional repair. It is very important that you learn to recognize when these problems develop, so that you can have them repaired as soon as possible. With that in mind, take a look at these signs that your ductless system need repairs.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Ductless Mini Split this Summer

Monday, April 20th, 2015

With summer almost upon us, many homeowners have already repaired or replaced the air conditioners in their homes. If your current air conditioning system isn’t going to last another summer, you should consider replacing it with a ductless mini split system. Read on to find out more about what a ductless mini split system is, and the benefits it can provide.

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Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance This Spring

Monday, April 13th, 2015

It may not seem like it yet, but summer is just around the corner. In just a few short weeks, the days will start to heat up, and keeping your home cool will become a high priority. Now, you may think that because your air conditioner hasn’t had any issues recently that it will be prepared for the onslaught of summer. That isn’t necessarily true, however.

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3 Ways Heat Pump Installation Can Benefit You

Monday, April 6th, 2015

As we move out of the winter season and into spring, people are starting to think less about their heating systems and more about their air conditioners. While it is totally understandable to become more focused on staying cool as the days get warmer, there is a way to address both heating and cooling concerns at once: installing a heat pump in your home. Let’s have a look at 3 of the ways that installing a heat pump can benefit you.

Heating and Cooling Modes

All heat pumps are capable of working in both heating and cooling modes. This is due to the way they operate, which involves evaporating and condensing refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. In heating mode, the heat pump will absorb thermal energy from the outside air and bring it inside to heat the home. In cooling mode, the heat pump reverses the flow of refrigerant to absorb heat from inside and release it outside. By installing a heat pump, you are saving thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent on separate heating and cooling systems.

Energy Savings

Because a heat pump simply moves preexisting heat from one space to another, it has no need to burn any sort of fuel. This makes it one of the most energy-efficient heating systems on the market. A heat pump will pay for itself in savings within a few years of installation, after which any money saved on your heating bill goes directly into your pocket. If you’re looking for a way to lower your home’s operating costs, a heat pump is a great option.

Going “Green”

Any combustion-based system, especially one that uses natural gas, is going to create a number of byproducts that are then vented into the atmosphere during operation. These include the deadly gas carbon monoxide. A heat pump does not produce any of these gases, making it safe both for you and the environment.

If you would like to know more about heat pumps, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We provide heat pump services throughout Chicago, IL.


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Times When You May Need a New Air Conditioning Installation

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

This is the season of year when people begin to think about preparing their homes for warm weather. One of the big questions on homeowners’ minds: “Is the air conditioner ready for another summer?” If the AC in your home has already worked through many Chicagoland summers, or if it is showing signs that it’s coming to the end of its service life, now is the best time to arrange to have a new AC installed.

If you are looking for a trusted name in air conditioning installation, look no further than Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. Where some companies can boast about 10 years in the business, we have more than 110! Call us today for help deciding if it’s time for a new AC installation for your home in Glenview, IL, or if repairs will still do the job.

Here are times when new air conditioning installation is a good idea:

The Current AC is Extremely Old

It’s wise to keep any appliance running as long as possible so you receive the most return on your initial investment from it. But when an air conditioner is older than its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan, it will start to rapidly deteriorate and cost more to run than it should and risk an inconvenient break down. Even if you are still receiving adequate cooling from a system that is more than 15 years old, you should consider putting in a fresh system.

The AC Needs a Repair That is Too Expensive

How expensive a repair can you afford for your air conditioner before replacing it is the more cost-effective solution? Check on the price of installing a new AC. If the estimate for the repair is half or greater than the cost of a new installation, you should definitely go with the new installation.

The AC Costs More to Run Than Before

You should keep a close watch on your energy bills each month to see if they start to rise. If you notice that your energy bills during the summer continue to mount when the AC is running, and repairs and regular maintenance don’t change the trend, you should consider new air conditioning installation.

We understand that you may be hesitant about making a decision about putting in a new air conditioner. It is, after all, a major installation. The experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning are happy to help you with the choice. Schedule a maintenance session with one of our technicians, and he or she will be able to tell you if it’s the best time for new air conditioning installation in Glenview, IL.

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