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

Is Your Air Handler in Good Shape?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

It’s almost time to begin using your heating system on a regular basis. Many homeowners throughout Illinois use a forced-air system such as a furnace, which is charged with the job of warming your home effectively and efficiently. The only way a furnace can do this is if it’s properly taken care of—and this includes each and every one of its components.

One of these components is the air handler, which is responsible for the movement of air throughout your ductwork. Air handlers vary from heating system to heating system. For example, a heat pump’s air handler will function differently than that of a furnace. However, no matter what type of heating system you have, our team can handle any troubles that come its way. But what can cause trouble for your air handler?

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Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Heater

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Temperatures haven’t dropped too dramatically in recent weeks, relative to where they’ll be this winter. However we are definitely approaching cooler weather, and as such you may have turned on your heater already. Hopefully you had it maintained this fall so you won’t experience any sudden surprises. Either way though, once you begin to use your heater on a daily basis, you should be alert for any of the following signs that can indicate it’s time for a heater replacement.

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Does Your Geothermal System Need Repair?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Many homeowners choose a geothermal HVAC system to heat and cool their home for its level of energy-efficiency and durability, which few other climate control systems can offer. Geothermal underground pipes are capable of enduring up to 50 years of use, and the steady temperature of the earth means that cooling and heating power remains stable no matter the temperature of the air outside.

Geothermal systems require much fewer repairs than other types of heating and cooling systems, particularly if you have your system maintained on a regular basis. However, just like any other system, a geothermal system is not indestructible. No matter how well taken care of your system is, it may still need repairs at some point or another. Keep reading to learn some of the signs to watch out for that your system may need repairs.

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Why Should You Consider a Boiler for Your Home?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Are you looking for a new heating system to have installed before the winter temperatures hit? If you are in the market for a heater, now is definitely the time to look, and while you look it is important to keep the benefits of various systems in mind. Take boilers for example: what advantages do they have over other heating systems?

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Let’s Get Your Ductless System Ready for Winter

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Summer has officially come to an end, and our temperatures are starting to reflect the change of seasons. As our warm weather starts to dissipate, it’s time to think about our heating systems—namely if your current system is going to efficiently and effectively keep you warm this winter.

Ductless systems, also referred to as mini-splits, can be shifted from air conditioning to heating mode with just the touch of a button, making this a highly effective appliance. However without professional maintenance and regular care, it can’t work as well as it should. In addition to scheduling a tune-up with our professionals, there are a number of small tasks you can do on your own to ensure your ductless system is ready for winter.

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