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

Everything to Know About Electric Furnaces

Monday, July 24th, 2023

If you need a new furnace, you may be weighing the pros and cons of different options. In particular, you may be wondering how an electric furnace stacks up against a gas furnace. The good news is, electric furnaces have a lot of great benefits. 

They are very easy to install and maintain. If you’re interested in having an electric furnace installed in your home before the next fall and winter seasons arrive, give our team a call. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an electric furnace, as well as how they work. 

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Should I Turn My Boiler Off in the Summer?

Monday, June 26th, 2023

If you have a boiler that operates your heater, you may be wondering whether or not to turn it off during the summer. There are pros and cons to turning it off or leaving it on, but there is a middle ground you can achieve that is most beneficial for your boiler.

There are many advantages of a boiler, and to maintain those advantages you have to take excellent care of the system over its entire lifespan. This includes taking care of your boiler during the summer when it is not being used. You can keep reading to learn more about what to do with your boiler during the off-season so that you know it will stay in excellent condition when you need it again this winter.

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This Temperature is Perfect for Your AC Settings

Monday, February 20th, 2023
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When you think about the ideal temperature for your home, it may not be the temperature that is recommended by experts. You may want your home to be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. But, experts have other recommendations that don’t coincide with your ideal home comfort levels.

You may be wondering why HVAC companies recommend certain temperatures in the first place. Although it’s entirely up to homeowners to decide their own thermostat settings, it’s also important not to overwork the system. Ideally, you should have more moderate temperature settings to alleviate the strain and reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Following these recommendations can also lower your energy costs, which is a bonus. You may be wondering, “at what temperature should I turn on the air conditioner?” Keep reading to learn more about the ideal temperature for your home in each season of the year. 

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Here Are the Signs You Need Boiler Repairs

Monday, February 6th, 2023

You may have a boiler in your home as part of your heating or water heating systems. When your boiler shows signs of problems, it can impact your home and family. Utility bills may increase, and your comfort decreases. Plus, there are some boiler problems that are actually very dangerous.

The good news is, boiler problems usually come with signs that something is wrong. If you suspect that you need boiler repair in Chicago, our team can help. When you identify and fix problems early on, you can prevent additional damage. Keep reading to learn how to identify the top signs of boiler problems so that you can avoid an emergency. 

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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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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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