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

Why You Should Get Your Ducts Sealed This Winter

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Ducts don’t get nearly enough professional attention over their years of service, and no wonder. They are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, and as a result they are often ignored. Ducts develop problems just as much as any other part of the house, and one problem in particular can have a serious effect on the efficiency of your heating system. Read on to find out more about duct leaks, and how duct sealing can address them.

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Get Your Ducts Sealed to Improve Your Heating System

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Pretty much everybody knows that you should get your heating system professionally checked before winter sets in. This helps to make sure that the heating system is up to the task of keeping you warm all winter. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that you should get your ducts sealed around the same time. Duct sealing will help keep your home heating system as efficient as possible. Read on to find out how.

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When Heat Pump Ice Is a Problem

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to keep your home warm this winter, you may notice ice building up on the outside coil of your system. If you do, don’t be alarmed. Heat pump ice is to be expected during especially cold days, and is not automatically a problem. However, it may become an issue if other parts of your heat pump stop working correctly. Let’s take a look at where heat pump ice comes from, and why you should keep an eye on it.

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Zone Control Can Improve Your Comfort This Winter

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Central forced air heating is great for a lot of reasons, but it also has a number of drawbacks. Chief among these drawbacks is the system’s inability to modulate its output to meet the changing needs of the people in the home. Fortunately, you don’t have to install an entirely new heating system to solve this problem. Read on to find out more about how a zone control system can improve your heating situation.

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