Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

Is Your Air Conditioner Showing Signs of Disrepair?

Monday, August 26th, 2019

top-view-of-air-conditioning-outdoor-unitWe’ve been running our air conditioners pretty regularly all summer long. If problems developed with yours, you might be tempted to put off repairs—though we really don’t recommend doing so. We understand how tempting it can be, with the end of summer just a handful of weeks away. But if you want to avoid a sudden breakdown and ensure that your system is ready to perform next year, we urge you to take care of any repair needs you have right away.

We can’t continue without saying, if you haven’t had AC maintenance done this year, it’s not too late! This service is typically recommended once a year, and in the spring before you need your AC the most. But it matters more that you have it done consistently, than it does the time of year you schedule this service. Professional maintenance will help you avoid the worst of repairs, and for the rest, you can call our team. But how do you know if you need repairs anyway?

Continue Reading

Could Your AC Repair Need Actually be a Thermostat Issue?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

studio-shot-of-modern-thermostatThe thermostat: a small object designed to look unobtrusive on the wall of a home, and easy to think of as a very minor part in the operation of your air conditioner.

The truth of the matter is though, the thermostat is essentially the brain of your air conditioner, where homeowners send instructions to the cooling system and the blower fan.

Many homeowners, and maybe you’re included in this, don’t realize that even the smallest thermostat malfunction can create a number of problems for an air conditioner—a drop in cooling, a spike in utility bills… even a completely broken down system.

Continue Reading

What Is AC Short-Cycling and Why Is It Bad News?

Friday, June 14th, 2019

air-conditioning-vent-on-wallShort-cycling is about as ominous a word as it seems, and unfortunately is a fairly common malfunction with an air conditioner—that is, if it wasn’t installed properly or you don’t have it regularly maintained.

To give you a brief definition, short-cycling is when the compressor of your air conditioner turns on and off in rapid succession—too quickly to do any good, and too quickly for your air conditioner to efficiently and effectively manage.

Read on to learn more about what this is and why it’s bad news for your cooling system overall.

Continue Reading

Prevent Spring AC Repairs With These Tips

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

technician-working-on-outside-ac-unitTemperatures are slowly but surely rising, and soon enough you’re going to need your air conditioner to function as efficiently and effectively as it is designed to. So if your air conditioner is struggling at all, now is the time to tackle repair needs.

But what about preventing repair needs before they crop up? This would be the most ideal situation, right? We’ve shared some tips below on how you can do just that.

Continue Reading

As Summer Temps Fade, How’s Your AC Holding Up?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

relaxed young woman laying on sofa in comfortable acIf you did not have your air conditioner maintained before the summer began, chances are it’s not holding up well—at least, not if it’s an aging system. The end of summer is when we get the most calls for air conditioning repair in Glenview, IL. This is because your AC system has been under immense stress all season long, and as we near the end of summer its parts may have become worn down (again, especially if you didn’t have pre-season maintenance done).

Continue Reading

Have Your Ducts Been Performing Well This Summer?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

technician working on ductworkThere’s a commonly overlooked component of your air conditioner that you should probably be paying more attention to. At least, if you want your cooling system (and heating system too, if you use a forced air heater) to operate efficiently and effectively, you’ll pay attention to this component. We’re talking about your ductwork!

Some parts of your air ducts may be easy to see—perhaps they’re exposed in an area of your attic. However most ductwork is hidden behind walls and in crawl spaces, and it can be a bit trickier to discover repair needs. So how do you know when something is wrong, and why does it matter?

Continue Reading

Don’t Neglect These Late Season AC Repair Needs

Monday, August 28th, 2017

technician with tools checking on the outside unit of an air conditionerSummer is going to come to a close in the next few weeks, and with that comes lowered temperatures. With your air conditioning system getting a lot of use over the past few months, it’s likely that it’s accrued wear and tear. Even if you had pre-season maintenance done on your cooling system, it’s still likely that this late in the season you may need air conditioning repair in Morton Grove, IL.

We completely understand how tempting it is to ignore late season AC repair needs. After all, it’s going to be fall soon enough and you won’t even need your cooling system, right? But, to ensure that your air conditioner lasts through the rest of the warm weather and is up to do its job next year, it’s essential that you take care of any problems that exist—right away.

Continue Reading

Beware This End of Summer Air Conditioning Problem

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Summer may almost be over, but there are still plenty of warmer days ahead of us. Hopefully, you haven’t had any drastic problems with your air conditioning system this season… because one thing is for sure: It’s difficult to get through summer without a properly working cooling system.

AC systems are designed to stand up to high temperatures and many years of use. However, the end of summer is usually when these systems are most likely to suffer a breakdown—particularly if it’s aging and/or you haven’t scheduled professional maintenance within the last year.

Continue Reading

Why Your Air Conditioner Might be Short Cycling

Monday, June 15th, 2015

One of the biggest problems to afflict air conditioners is short cycling. This is when your air conditioner keeps turning itself on and off every few minutes. While this may seem more annoying than dangerous, it can actually cause catastrophic damage to the system if allowed to continue for a length of time.

Continue Reading

How Duct Sealing Will Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency

Monday, May 25th, 2015

We’re just on the edge of summer, and more and more people are starting to run their air conditioners on a day-to-day basis. Most people probably made sure that their air conditioners were in good repair before the summer started. Maybe some even scheduled some preventive maintenance to make sure. What about the ducts, though? You probably haven’t thought about it, but the ducts in your home are just as important to keeping your air conditioner running efficiently as the system itself. Read on to find out more about how poor duct condition affects air conditioning, and how duct sealing can help improve it.

Continue Reading