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

Which Furnace Is Better: Gas or Electric?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

technician servicing the inside of a furnaceWe doubt you needed a reminder, but winter is well on its way! Because our winter weather can range from pretty mild to bitterly cold, it’s best to be prepared for anything. This means making sure you’re caught up on heating system maintenance, amongst other home preparation tasks. And if you’re considering a new heater, we recommend a Glenview, IL furnace installation.

Since temperatures are already dipping pretty low, we understand that you may feel rushed to get whatever furnace you can find in your budget. But there are a number of factors to consider before you have a furnace put in, and we want to help you do your due diligence in deciding on a furnace. One factor in particular that you should take notice of is whether you want a gas furnace or an electric system.

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Benefits of Choosing a Boiler to Heat Your Home

Monday, November 6th, 2017

women sitting on couch looking warmWhether you’re having a new home built or need to replace a dying heater, making a decision about what type of heating system to equip your living space with can be overwhelming. The most common way to heat a Chicagoland home is with a furnace, which requires a network of air ducts to carry heated air into the various rooms. Heat pumps are another popular form of forced-air heaters that rely on a ventilation system, and they can also be installed as a ductless system.

A Chicago, IL boiler installation can benefit you in many ways. Boilers operate differently from forced-air heating. They use a process called radiant heating, which is heating up objects in rooms so they send out heat waves throughout the space. Boiler systems may utilize radiators, baseboard heaters, or in-floor piping to spread warmth throughout a space.

Selecting a new boiler system for your winter comfort can be a hard choice, but there are a number of reasons why it’s a good choice.

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