Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ 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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Have You Scheduled Your Heating System Maintenance Yet?

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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We’re well into fall, and time is ticking down on your opportunity to stay ahead of heating maintenance for this heating season. In fact, we have less than a few weeks until winter is here. And once the heating season really sets in, our team will begin to take more calls for emergency service – mostly for homes that didn’t invest in heating maintenance this year.

If you’re ready to invest in furnace maintenance in Skokie before winter sets in, now is the time to call us. Not sure if heating maintenance is right for you? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of furnace maintenance for your home. 

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Here’s How You Can Benefit from a Boiler Installation

Monday, November 14th, 2022

If you haven’t already turned on your heater this season, you will be soon! But is your heating system strong and efficient enough to heat your home this winter season without any problems? If your heater has some age on it, you may be considering a new system altogether. 

There are many types of heaters from heat pumps to furnaces and even boilers. If you’re not familiar with how a boiler works, keep reading to learn more about this type of heating system. Then give us a call for your boiler installation when you’re ready. 

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End-of-Season Heating Repairs to Be Aware Of

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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Winter is finally over, and now your furnace can get some rest. However, depending on how hard your furnace worked this past cold season, it might be in need of repair. In this article, we will lay out 5 tell-tale signs that your heater is in need of repair. If you notice any of these, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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Signs That Your Boiler Needs Repair

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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It’s important to keep an eye out for any potential signs that your boiler may need to be repaired. These signs can help you avoid expensive repairs or, even worse, a total boiler breakdown.

Some common signs that your boiler needs repair include:

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How to Determine When It’s Time to Replace Your Heater

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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As many of us in Winnetka know, the winters can be harsh. If your furnace isn’t up to par, it can not only make it uncomfortable at home, but it can also cause damage to your house if there’s no heat. 

To keep that from happening, you need to know when it’s time to replace your heater so you can catch issues before they turn into big problems. Here are 5 signs that it’s time to upgrade your heater. 

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Boosting Your Heating Efficiency This Season

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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Keeping your home warm and cozy doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Even though winters in Chicago can be brutal, there are simple measures you can take to help lower your monthly energy bill. Plus, saving more money during the cold season can help you do more fun things when the temps rise.

Our goal is to help you get the most out of your heater. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips and tricks you can use so you can get the most out of your heater this season– all while keeping the bill at a reasonable price.

However, if you’re still seeing high energy bills after implementing the tips below, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. Let’s dive in.

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What Kind of Furnace Is Best for Installation?

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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If you are wondering which type of furnace to get for your home, then you’ve come to the right place. 

When it comes to choosing a furnace, you need to consider the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of electric furnaces versus gas furnaces.

Choosing the right furnace for your home is a big decision. It has been estimated that every household spends an average of over $2,000 per year on energy costs to heat and cool their homes. You may want to not rely on external fuel for your unit, so you opt for the electric one, but then sit with high electricity bills each month.

So, it’s important to do your research on each. Both have their pros and cons, but in the end, the choice depends on your specific needs. 

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Signs That You Need Boiler Repairs

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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When it comes to your boiler, there are several warning signs to look out for which may indicate that it needs a repair. Some of the signs may not be as obvious as others, so it is important to keep an eye (or an ear) out for all of them. 

Often these signs are ignored, which only leads to bigger (and more expensive problems down the line). When it comes to your boiler, these are some of the signs to look out for that may mean it’s time to call in the professionals to take a look. 

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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We all want a silent HVAC system. No matter what system you have, as they operate there are certain noises that just come with the territory. The sound of air being moved around your home, the furnace switching on and off, and air duct fluctuations, are all usual sounds that can be expected.

While some HVAC systems are quieter than others, what noises should you be looking (or listening) out for that is a sign that something is wrong?

In this post, we share some insights into what noises you should be taking careful note of.

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