Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Homeowner Maintenance Steps for Air Conditioners

Monday, May 13th, 2024

As a homeowner, there are steps that you need to complete monthly for your air conditioner. The steps can make a huge difference in how long your air conditioner lasts or doesn’t. Keeping up with homeowner maintenance can mean that your air conditioner has a longer-than-average lifespan. 

Skipping out on homeowner maintenance, on the other hand, can mean that your air conditioner won’t last as long as it should. You can keep reading to learn more about three homeowner maintenance steps that you should be completing each and every month. Then give our team a call to schedule your appointment for professional AC maintenance in Evanston.

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How AC Maintenance Reduces Repairs & Breakdowns

Monday, September 4th, 2023

You might know the AC maintenance is important for your air conditioner, but do you know why? Understanding the explicit benefits of scheduling AC maintenance every year can provide the extra boost of motivation to make sure you schedule this valuable service instead of skipping out on it from time to time.

And when you do need air conditioning maintenance in Winnetka, our team is here to help. We have licensed and certified technicians with both the education and experience you were looking for, and we are always here. You can keep reading to learn more about how AC maintenance can reduce the likelihood of unexpected repairs and breakdowns for your air conditioner.

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Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini Splits

Monday, August 21st, 2023

And when it is time to replace your current air conditioner, you have a lot of options. One of them is a ductless mini split system. This type of air conditioner provides both heating and cooling all in the same system. And it also offers a variety of other benefits, too. But like everything else, it does have some downsides, too.

Before you make an investment in a new HVAC system for your home, it is important to know the pros and cons so you can make an educated decision. If you are interested in a ductless mini split ac system Wilmette, give our team a call. You can keep reading to learn more about the ductless mini splits so you can decide if it is the right system for your home and family.

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Yes, A Heat Pump Both Heats & Cools A Home

Monday, July 10th, 2023
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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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How AC Maintenance Can Help Prevent Repairs

Monday, June 12th, 2023

If we polled all of our customers, the majority would agree that they want to avoid AC repairs at all costs. The good news is, there are a few steps you can take that will guarantee your air conditioner is in the best shape possible. While we cannot prevent all repair needs, we can prevent most of them.

All you have to do is give our team a call to schedule AC maintenance in Evanston. We are experts at all things air conditioning, and we can help you with all of your AC problems, big or small. Keep reading to learn more about the ways AC maintenance can prevent repairs from ever needing to be made. 

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What Temperature Should My AC Be in Summer?

Monday, May 15th, 2023
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When it’s hot outside, you want to stay cool inside your home. But did you know that there is actually an optimal temperature that the US Department of Energy recommends you set your air conditioner to? It’s probably higher than what you are used to, but it is easily an adjustment you could make gradually over time and it offers a variety of benefits.

If you have been wondering when to turn on AC and what to set the temperature to in the summer, wonder no more. Our team is highlighting some general tips below for how to optimize your AC usage for the summer. Keep reading to learn more about what temperature to set your air conditioner at in the summer to balance comfort and efficiency.

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What’s Wrong With My Ductless Mini Split AC?

Monday, May 1st, 2023

A ductless mini split AC is a great solution for heating and cooling your home. However, just like any other heating and cooling system, it can face problems from time to time. Sometimes there are issues that you can address yourself, but other times you need to call our team of experts. 

You can keep reading to learn more about ductless mini split AC repair in Glenview so that you know what to expect if your ductless unit is experiencing problems. Then give us a call and we can help you find a solution and hopefully prevent the problem from happening again in the future. 

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Uncommon Air Conditioner Repairs You Might Run Into

Monday, April 17th, 2023

A lot of homeowners want to know about common AC repairs that they can expect to happen. But it is equally important to know about the less common AC repairs. Especially since the signs of these types of repairs may be different or more difficult to identify. 

We hope you don’t have to call us for one of these uncommon air conditioning repairs in Chicago. But, if you do, we are here to help. You can keep reading below to learn about some of the uncommon AC repairs that we see in the area. Then you’ll know how to identify them and stay ahead of any problematic repair needs.

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5 Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear Coming from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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We get used to the noises that we hear from our air conditioning in Winnetka, IL. While a dull hum and the occasional **click** are normal, there are some sounds you don’t ever want to hear and are signals that are something that needs your immediate attention.

In this article, we’ll tell you about 5 common air conditioner noises that spell bad news. If you start hearing any of these listed below, then that’s a tell-tale sign that repairs are in order. We’ll let you know who the usual culprits are and what those repairs will likely be. Remember, you don’t want to ignore what your AC is telling you because the worst thing is being stuck in a hot home this summer.

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The Best Way to Boost AC Efficiency and Save Money!

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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In order to stay comfortable in our part of the world, it’s absolutely vital to have a powerful air conditioner. But when it comes to cooling your home, you want to do so affordably as well, right? 

With rising energy prices, many homeowners today are looking for ways to bring down their financial obligations. This might mean even avoiding the use of their air conditioners even though they’re really uncomfortable. The good news is, you really don’t have to avoid using your air conditioner. In fact, there are ways you can use it better that will make more efficient use of your energy and therefore, save you money. Read on to learn more! 

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