Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Maintenance Tips to Prevent Heat Pump Repairs

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Did you know that heat pump repairs are nearly completely avoidable? When you complete heat pump maintenance steps every month and invest in professional care, you can avoid many common heat pump problems.

You can keep reading to learn more about maintenance steps that can help your heat pump operate at its best all year round. Then give our team a call to schedule your annual maintenance appointment as a way of preventing the need for heat pump repair in Skokie.

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Does a Heat Pump Work for Heating in Chicago?

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Heat pumps are an excellent solution for whole-house heating. But they work very differently compared to a more traditional furnace. You may be wondering whether or not a heat pump can stand up to our cold winters here in Chicago. 

The short answer is yes, and we can explain why. If you’re interested in installing a heat pump in Chicago, give us a call to schedule your in-home assessment. You can also keep reading to learn more about how a heat pump works and why it is a great heating solution for our area.

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Yes, Your Heat Pump Needs Twice-a-Year Tune-Ups

Monday, October 16th, 2023

If you’ve already scheduled heat pump service once this year, you may think that you are done. However, it is important to schedule heat pump maintenance twice per year. After all, your heat pump is operating as both the heater and air conditioner for your home without many breaks in the off-season.

Now is the time to schedule heat pump service in Wilmette for your heat pump as a heater. It’s the best way to stay ahead of heat pump problems over the winter season. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of scheduling heat pump service again now even if you already had a tune-up earlier in the year.

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4 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, September 18th, 2023

The best way to stay ahead of a heat pump right now is to identify the early signs that something is wrong. The only way to do that is to know which signs to look for. Something unusual may happen with the heat pump that leaves you wondering, was that OK, or is something wrong?

If you have any heat pump problems, including a heat pump that won’t turn on in heat mode, our team can help. Keep reading to learn more about common signs that your heat pump is having problems staying on so you can stay ahead of potential problems. 

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Yes, A Heat Pump Both Heats & Cools A Home

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Heat pumps are increasing in popularity when it comes to replacing air conditioners in residential homes. And not just any heat pumps, but ductless heat pumps specifically. If you’re interested in an all-in-one heating and cooling solution, a ductless mini split system may be right for your home.

Our team can help answer all of your questions about heat pump installation in Skokie. We can offer an in-home assessment and explain how a heat pump system operates and how it would fit into your unique home layout. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a ductless mini split system, and the way it works to offer both heating and cooling.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Not Switching Modes?

Monday, March 20th, 2023
a temperature gauge showing just the right temperature

Spring is around the corner, but we’re still facing cold temperatures in the coming weeks. At this point, you may be switching between heating and cooling depending on the temperatures each day. And if you have a heat pump, you want it to switch modes effortlessly for the rest of the winter season so you can stay comfortable. But what happens if your heat pump is not switching modes to heat your home? 

It might be time to call for heat pump repair. After all, your heat pump is an all-in-one heating and cooling system, so you rely on it year-round. It’s possible that your heat pump is stuck in either heating or cooling mode, and “stuck” is a problem either way. Keep reading to learn more about two common reasons you may be dealing with a heat pump stuck in one mode.

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Should a Heat Pump Be Your Next HVAC Installation?

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

If it’s nearing time for you to invest in a new air conditioner or heater, you may be thinking about a heat pump. After all, it’s an all-in-one solution for both heating and cooling. You don’t have to have two different systems in your home, and heat pumps are also very reliable.

But how do you know a heat pump is right for you and your family? Our team is happy to answer any of your questions about heat pump installation in Wilmette. We can even offer a free on-site assessment and outline your options so that you know whether that’s the right choice based on your unique home. 

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Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Change Modes

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Temperatures are lowering a little each week as fall is setting in. Winter is just around the corner, and then our truly cold temperatures will be here to stay for a while. Your heater or furnace will need to work hard every day around the clock to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. But what happens if you switch your thermostat over from cooling to heating and nothing happens? 

That’s the last thing you want to deal with when it’s getting cold outside, but it is a common problem for homeowners – especially if you didn’t schedule regular maintenance at the end of the last winter season. If your heat pump won’t change modes, give us a call for heat pump service and our team can get you back in business. 

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Signs That You May Need Heat Pump Repair

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

If you have a heat pump in your home, you know that it is the most crucial component that keeps your home warm in the winter. You may not think much about your heat pump when it’s working well – but what happens when something goes wrong? The thing about heat pump repairs is that they don’t pop up overnight. 

Usually, something relatively small goes wrong and then spread throughout your system until your heat pump stops working. But you don’t have to wait to address repair needs until your heat pump stops working completely. Instead, you can invest in heat pump repair the moment you know that something is wrong instead of putting it off for later. Keep reading to learn the early signs that you may need a heat pump repair.

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Should You Consider a Heating Installation This Year?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

You never want to completely overhaul your heating or cooling system because it’s a big project to take on. But with each passing year, you get closer to needing a new heater installation. After all, heating and cooling systems are only designed to last for so long. Is this the year for a new heating installation in your home? 

If you’re wondering if the time is right for a heat pump installation, we can help. Ideally, you want to install a new heat pump before winter sets in, so fall is a great time. You still have a couple of months before the cold really sets in, so be sure to give us a call sooner rather than later. In the meantime, learn more about the benefits of a heat pump system. 

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