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

Install a Ductless System No Matter What Time of the Year It Is!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The bad news, if you live in Chicago, is that as stifling hot and humid as our summers get, our winters get just as bitterly cold. The good news, however, is that there is one HVAC system that can handle all of that: the ductless mini-split.

This HVAC system provides numerous benefits—particularly for homeowners who do not have any ductwork installed and/or do not have the space to install ductwork. Many times, homeowners choose to go with window units instead of central AC if they can do air ducts, but these types of AC systems are highly inefficient.

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The Importance of Professional Ductwork Design and Installation

Monday, July 18th, 2016

When is the last time you thought about the effectiveness of your ductwork? Chances are, like the average homeowner, you don’t give this much thought! In fact, when something goes wrong with your air conditioning system your first instinct is likely to call for repairs to the system, not to your air ducts.

However, poor air duct sealing is actually a pretty significant issue in the HVAC industry. Part of the reason for this is because oftentimes ductwork is installed by people who don’t necessarily have the appropriate training in HVAC. Although even if they do, sometimes it can be a case of air pressure within the ducts causing cracks and holes over time.

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2 Major Signs Your Ductless System Is in Poor Shape

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly for their effectiveness and efficiency. However, just like any other HVAC system or component, ductless systems are not immune to problems. Being aware of possible issues can help you to get repairs done as quickly as possible. Below we’ve covered two major signs that your ductless system is in bad shape.

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How to Ensure Your New Air Conditioner Will Save You Money

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Most homeowners don’t realize just how important efficiency is when it comes to saving money while using their air conditioning system. Of course, high-efficiency appliances are going to cost more upfront, however the money you’ll save on your monthly utility bills will more than likely make up for this.

Before you can determine how much a high efficiency AC system will save you, it’s essential that you understand how this efficiency is determined. Modern air conditioners come with a ratio called the seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER). The higher the SEER is on an air conditioner, the more efficient that model is.

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