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

Is There Such a Thing As an Oversized or Undersized Furnace?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Short answer: Yes! There are a great many factors that need to be considered when installing a new furnace in your home, and size is one of them. Far too many homeowners think that if they can physically fit a certain furnace into their homes, then it will operate just fine. This is not true. If you install a furnace that is too large, or too small, then you are setting yourself up for a whole host of problems. Let’s take a look at those problems now.

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How Can an Air Cleaner Benefit Me?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

You may have heard people talk about indoor air quality, air cleaners, filtration systems, and the like before. You may have even checked out the indoor air quality portion of this site. Still, it can be hard to grasp why air cleaners are so important if you don’t know what’s lurking in the air you breathe every day.

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Why You Should Install a Heat Pump This Winter

Monday, February 15th, 2016

There are a wide range of different home heating systems available on the market today. With the overwhelming number of different choices you have, you may be tempted to just go the safe route and install a new heating system of the same type as your old one. Before you do that, though, you should check out what some of the other heating systems have to offer. Let’s take a look at heat pumps, and the unique advantages they can offer you this winter.

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Have You Scheduled Ductless Maintenance Yet?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Ductless systems need maintenance just as much as any other system. Twice as often, in fact, but we’ll get to that in a second. If you haven’t scheduled maintenance for your ductless system yet, you should do so now. Otherwise, you may find yourself dealing with a whole slew of problems that could have been avoided. Let’s take a look at why it’s so beneficial to schedule ductless maintenance.

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What It Means When Your Furnace Is Making Odd Noises

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Furnaces make a fair bit of noise during operation, as anyone who owns a furnace knows. However, if you’ve had your furnace for any length of time then you know which noises are normal and which are not. If your furnace starts making strange noises during operation, it’s often an indication of something wrong with the system. If you’re not sure whether or not the noise indicates a problem, call for repairs anyway just to be sure. Let’s take a look at some unusual furnace noises, and the problems they tend to indicate.

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