Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for May, 2017

What You Need to Know About the Refrigerant Phase Out

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

refrigerant-phase-outThere are a few misconceptions homeowners have when it comes to air conditioning maintenance. One of these myths is that their refrigerant needs to be refilled (recharged) during each tune-up. The fact of the matter is, if your refrigerant needs to be refilled it means that you have a leak in need of repairs.

Another important refrigerant fact to know, if your air conditioner is an older unit using R-22 refrigerant, is that this is about to be fully phased out. The reason for this phase out is due to the harmful effects that R-22 has on the environment. If your air conditioner is old enough to be affected by this phase-out, then you are likely due for a system replacement anyhow. We’re happy to help you with this as well as any other professional Lincolnwood, IL air conditioning services.

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Troubleshooting End-of-Season Furnace Problems

Monday, May 8th, 2017

end-season-furnace-problemsIt may not be winter anymore, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t still experiencing cooler temperatures—quite often cold enough at night to still warrant the consistent use of a furnace. While we will be looking forward to warm weather soon, that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a fully functioning furnace until that time comes.

Two of the most common service calls that we get are in regards to a furnace that either won’t start, or one that won’t stop running. Read on to discover what it is that could cause either of these furnace malfunctions, and be sure to call our experienced team when you find yourself in need of quality repairs!

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