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

Efficient Heating: Is Zoning Right for Your Home?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

If you’ve found this blog post while looking for a way to efficiently heat your home, then you’ve come to the right spot! When you use your heater as much as we do here in Chicagoland, it’s only natural that you want to find a way to do so while still saving money. The good news is you don’t have to pay an arm and leg to heat your home each year. One significant way you can save is by investing in a zone control system.

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Have You Tuned Up Your Furnace Yet?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Furnace maintenance just isn’t something that the average homeowner thinks about too often, or even considers to be important. This “wait until repair needs crop up” attitude can often result in a prematurely broken down heating system in the dead of winter—or worse, devastating property damage.

We don’t mean to sound dramatic, however a furnace tune-up is not simply a luxury—it is a necessity to ensure that you can safely operate your heating system when you need it the most. Keep reading to learn why you should schedule your furnace tune-up today, if you haven’t already.

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This Winter, Don’t Ignore the Risks of Carbon Monoxide

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Chillier temperatures have already begun to make an appearance. With that, you’re likely ready to turn on your furnace, if you haven’t already, in order to keep your home toasty and warm. The natural gas-powered furnace is the most popular type of residential heating system in the country, and for good reason.

Natural gas is less expensive of a fuel source than electricity, plus it is convenient and burns cleanly so you don’t have to worry about emissions. They can also provide you with powerful levels of heat. There is, however, a downside to using natural gas to heat your home—and that is the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

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Why Should You Never Skip Commercial Boiler Maintenance?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

If you own a commercial building or run a business in the Chicagoland area, then there is no need to tell you just how important it is that you have an effectively and efficiently working heating system. Many commercial settings in the area use boilers, as they are an extremely beneficial choice given our potentially severe winters.

However, if your commercial building’s boiler is not kept in good shape, it can present safety hazards. The number one way to ensure that your boiler is in fact in good working order is to schedule regular maintenance. Heating system maintenance is best performed right before periods of heavy use—so for folks in our area that means right now is the best time!

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