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

Is Your Heat Pump Ready for Summer?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Spring is upon us, and while we are still experiencing cooler temperatures for now, summer heat will be here soon enough. When that happens, you’ll want to make sure that your heat pump is ready to provide you with proper cooling. If you haven’t had your heat pump inspected yet this season, now is the time to do so. Spring is the best time to prep your system, as it gets the system ready for its heaviest period of use, and HVAC technicians are more readily available during this time of year.

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Does Your Ductless Heating System Need Repairs?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Ductless systems make a great addition to your home. Rather than relying on one single central system to cool or heat your entire home, they allow you to divide your home into different zones. Each zone is conditioned by its own individual unit, allowing you more control over the temperature in each section of your home.

This also allows you to turn off the air conditioner or heater in rooms that don’t need it, making ductless systems a very efficient and economical choice. But just like any other heating or cooling system, ductless systems do need repair every now and then. Keep reading to discover some signs that yours may be ready for repair.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Summer is almost here, and now is the time to make sure that your air conditioner can get you through another season. For some of us, though, that simply won’t be the case. There comes a point in every air conditioner’s life when no amount of repairs or maintenance will get it through another summer. It’s a good idea to be familiar with the signs that your air conditioner is at that point, so that it doesn’t die on you when you need it the most. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your air conditioner needs replacing.

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Does My Air Conditioner Need a Refrigerant Refill?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

We get the above question a lot from homeowners, especially during the spring when they’re trying to get their air conditioners ready for the added stress of summer. It’s a perfectly valid question, and one that we wanted to address here on the off chance that anyone else out there was planning to ask their HVAC technicians the same thing. Let’s take a look at how refrigerant interacts with your air conditioner, and when it needs to be refilled.

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