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

Is Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Really Protecting You?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Over the years, there have been many news sources and safety organizations that have tested the effectiveness of store-bought carbon monoxide detectors. Most of us understand that with enough exposure, carbon monoxide is deadly. In the best case scenario, a CO leak can make a person slightly ill. But do too many homeowners blindly trust their CO detectors to work when they need them the most?

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Radiant Heating Repairs to Watch Out for This Winter

Monday, September 19th, 2016

With daytime temperatures still pretty mild, you might not have fired up your heater yet. However, nighttime temperatures have already started dipping below 60°F, signaling that the beginning of fall is near—just a few days away actually. Hopefully, you’ve scheduled routine maintenance to ensure that your radiant heating system is ready for the coming cold.

However, even if your system is very well maintained, it’s not completely immune to problems. Keep reading to learn more about radiant heating repair issues you should keep an eye out for. And when repair issues do crop up, know that you can trust our team to get to the root of the problem and help you resolve it.

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Heater Maintenance Steps: What Your Technician Checks

Monday, September 12th, 2016

One thing you’ll read a lot about on our blog is the importance of HVAC system maintenance. Just as you have your car tuned-up on a regular basis, you should have your home comfort system checked out and serviced as well. You wouldn’t want to be stranded somewhere with a broken-down car, nor would you want to be in the middle of winter without a functioning heating system.

While temperatures don’t quite necessitate the use of a heater yet, it’s not too early to start thinking about this service. Scheduling maintenance before you actually need to use your system is a key way to ensure you run into as little issues as possible when it comes time to turn the heater on this winter. But what does your technician actually do during this service? Keep reading to learn more.

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Is It Time to Start Thinking about Heater Maintenance?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Preventive maintenance on any type of home comfort system is always the quickest, cheapest, and most convenient way to ensure you have a quality product when you need it, rather than replacing or repairing an entire broken down system. Your heating system is no exception. While it may seem too early to begin thinking about it, with our local temperatures warm, it is always best to have annual heating maintenance done before you actually need the system.

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