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

What to Do About Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Is your furnace turning itself on and off every few minutes? If so, you may have a problem. That kind of behavior is indicative of an issue called “short cycling.” If it isn’t corrected in time, short cycling will almost certainly cause the furnace to break down. Let’s take a look at what causes short cycling, and how you can protect your system from it.

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The Problem of Boiler Kettling

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Have you ever noticed your boiler rumbling like a giant teapot? It can be more than a little unsettling the first time it happens, but don’t worry too much. Your boiler isn’t going to explode at any moment. It is, however, having a serious issue that needs to be dealt with. That rumbling sound is known as “kettling,” and it can cause a full system breakdown if it isn’t dealt with soon. Let’s take a look at what causes boiler kettling, and what you can do about it.

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When to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, November 16th, 2015

With winter upon us, it is now time to evaluate whether or not your furnace can keep you warm for another cold season. If your furnace isn’t up to the task, it’s best to replace it right now. Otherwise, you run the risk of your system breaking down on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year. Of course, the signs that your furnace is nearing the end of its life can sometimes be hard to identify. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the more common signs that your furnace is in need of replacement this winter.

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Why You Should Install a Radiant Heating System

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The days are getting pretty cold, and before long the full fury of winter will be upon us. If your home heating system isn’t up to the job of keeping you warm, now is the time to replace it. Consider installing a radiant heating system this fall. Radiant heating has a great many advantages to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that installing a radiant heating system can benefit you.

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Should You Replace Your Ductless System This Fall?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Heating season is upon us, and winter is not far off. Now is the time to make sure that your home heating system is up to the task of keeping your home warm all winter. If it isn’t, you should replace it now before it has the chance to break down on you. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your ductless system needs to be replaced this fall.

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