Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for July, 2018

Have Your Ducts Been Performing Well This Summer?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

technician working on ductworkThere’s a commonly overlooked component of your air conditioner that you should probably be paying more attention to. At least, if you want your cooling system (and heating system too, if you use a forced air heater) to operate efficiently and effectively, you’ll pay attention to this component. We’re talking about your ductwork!

Some parts of your air ducts may be easy to see—perhaps they’re exposed in an area of your attic. However most ductwork is hidden behind walls and in crawl spaces, and it can be a bit trickier to discover repair needs. So how do you know when something is wrong, and why does it matter?

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How Does Your Thermostat Affect HVAC Performance?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Caucasian female hand pressing button on a modern electronic thermostat timer on wall of a modern home with focus on the screen and fingers of the womanWith how much we use our HVAC systems around here, it makes sense that you would want to do everything you could to save energy, so that you could save money as a result.

Well, the quality of your thermostat and how you use that thermostat plays a pretty big role in this, not only during the coming hot weather but in the fall and winter as well when you switch over to using your heater. Keep reading to learn more about the relationship between your HVAC systems and your thermostat, and to learn what your thermostat options are, from basic digital models to smart thermostats, which give you precise control over your heating and cooling.

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What Goes On During AC Maintenance?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Technician is checking air conditionerIf you’ve been following our blog regularly, then you know we talk about maintenance a lot. This is due to how important of a service it is. Many homeowners think this is a sort of “luxury” service that people who can afford it get for their HVAC systems. But air conditioning maintenance in Park Ridge, IL is actually a necessity, for a number of reasons.

First off, it helps our technicians spot small problems with your cooling system before they grow into much larger ones. In turn, it helps your system operate smoother and last longer, which is great news for your wallet. But what actually happens during AC maintenance? What does this service provide?

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