Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for January, 2016

Boiler Problems to Watch For

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Boilers are known for their resilience, which they owe mainly to their few moving parts. Fewer moving parts means fewer ways for things to go wrong. However, that doesn’t make boilers immune to problems. There are still all kinds of ways for issues to affect the boiler. Since boiler problems are just as progressive as problems for any other heating system, you should make sure that you call for repairs as soon as you notice anything wrong. Let’s take a look at some of the common boiler problems you should watch for.

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When to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Heat pumps have lifespans comparable to air conditioners and furnaces. If you take good care of yours, you can probably get it to last a couple of decades easily. Eventually, though, you’re going to need a new one. It’s a good idea to be able to tell when your current heat pump is approaching the end of its life; you’re going to want to replace it before it breaks down completely. Otherwise, you may find yourself without a heating system in the middle of winter. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heat pump.

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The Benefits of Geothermal Heating

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Though winter is already here, some of us are still looking around for a new or replacement heating system. You’re probably impatient to find a heating system, so you can get it installed and working before things get much colder. That’s understandable, but don’t discount better options in your rush to get your home heated. If you haven’t already considered installing a geothermal system in your home this winter, you should. Let’s take a closer look at what geothermal heating systems are, and the advantages they provide.

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Signs That You Need a New Boiler

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Boilers have a reputation for lasting a long time, even compared to other traditional heating systems. This is because they have fewer moving parts, which means fewer ways for something to go wrong. Despite this longevity, boilers don’t last forever. If your boiler is nearing the end of its life, it behooves you to be able to recognize the signs. You don’t want your heating system dying on you in the middle of winter, after all. Read on for some of the signs that you need a new boiler.

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