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

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
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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
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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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Is Your Heat Pump Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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There’s a question many homeowners ask us that’s born from a common refrigerant myth—that question is, “how often does it need to be refilled?”

But the answer to this is actually, “hopefully, never!”

This is the myth. The refrigerant that flows through your heat pump system shouldn’t need to be refilled on a routine basis. This is because it’s not something that depletes over time like gasoline does from a car or oil does from an oil-powered appliance in your home. Refrigerant, alternatively, cycles through your heat pump continuously, transferring heat rather than generating it like other types of heating systems do.

So if you’re losing refrigerant, it means you have a leak.

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Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Heating Mode

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We are at the time of year that if you haven’t already, it’s certainly just about time to switch your heat pump from cooling to heating. But what if your heat pump won’t switch? There are a few reasons this may occur. There’s no need to panic: the problem may be very minor or it may even be unrelated to the heat pump itself. Our technicians can handle any heat pump repair needs that come our way! In the meantime, here are a few possible reasons your heat pump won’t switch modes.

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Is Your Heat Pump Ready for Summer?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Spring is upon us, and while we are still experiencing cooler temperatures for now, summer heat will be here soon enough. When that happens, you’ll want to make sure that your heat pump is ready to provide you with proper cooling. If you haven’t had your heat pump inspected yet this season, now is the time to do so. Spring is the best time to prep your system, as it gets the system ready for its heaviest period of use, and HVAC technicians are more readily available during this time of year.

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Why Your Ductless System Needs Bi-Annual Maintenance

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The weather is starting to heat up, and if you have a ductless system you’re probably going to start using it again pretty soon. Before you start relying on your ductless system to keep you cool on a daily basis, though, you should be sure to schedule maintenance for it. Yes, even if you scheduled professional maintenance for it just a few months ago. Read on to find out more about why you need bi-annual ductless maintenance.

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Why You Should Install a Heat Pump This Winter

Monday, February 15th, 2016

There are a wide range of different home heating systems available on the market today. With the overwhelming number of different choices you have, you may be tempted to just go the safe route and install a new heating system of the same type as your old one. Before you do that, though, you should check out what some of the other heating systems have to offer. Let’s take a look at heat pumps, and the unique advantages they can offer you this winter.

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Have You Scheduled Ductless Maintenance Yet?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Ductless systems need maintenance just as much as any other system. Twice as often, in fact, but we’ll get to that in a second. If you haven’t scheduled maintenance for your ductless system yet, you should do so now. Otherwise, you may find yourself dealing with a whole slew of problems that could have been avoided. Let’s take a look at why it’s so beneficial to schedule ductless maintenance.

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