Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for December, 2023

Can a Boiler Explode from Overheating?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

If you have a boiler, you probably know that it has pressure gauges measuring the internal pressure at all times. While low pressure can have a negative impact on operation, high pressure inside of a boiler is an even bigger concern. Too much pressure building up inside of a boiler can lead to an explosion.

While it is rare for this to happen, it’s still a possibility. If you have a boiler in your home with gauges that are consistently showing high-pressure readings, you need to give our team a call to schedule an appointment for a boiler repair. Keep reading to learn more about factors that can cause pressure increases for your boiler and what you can do to help your boiler stay within a healthy pressure range.

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Will A Heat Pump Keep My Home Warm in Winter?

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Heat pumps are very popular systems since they offer both heating and cooling all within a single unit. A heat pump eliminates the need for separate heating and air conditioning systems, ultimately saving you some space inside of your home. But heat pumps do have a potential downside for homeowners who live farther north like us.

A heat pump may not be able to work as efficiently on the coldest days of winter, and we’re going to explain why below. Keep reading to learn more about why your heat pump may suffer in performance when trying to meet your heating expectations and when to schedule heat pump repair in Evanston.

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