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

What Actually Happens During AC Maintenance?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

AC maintenance is a popular topic on our blog. We’ve told you why you need it and outlined the signs to watch for so you can stay ahead of AC repair. Having an expert tune-up your AC unit is an investment in the life of your system. But the bottom line is that maintenance costs money. And for this reason, many homeowners consider it a maybe instead of a must. 

But what actually happens during an AC maintenance appointment? If you are ready to schedule AC maintenance in Chicago, give us a call. In the meantime, you can read on to learn what our experts do at each AC maintenance appointment. Understanding what maintenance entails can help you feel confident in your financial investment in our services. 

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Don’t Believe This Refrigerant Myth!

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Your air conditioner is running, but your home is warm. When you place your hand near the air coming out of the vent, it does not feel cool. Could it be the refrigerant? It could be, but it’s important to understand what this is. There’s a common belief that refrigerant is some type of fuel. It is not. It does not deplete over time.

In fact, the amount of refrigerant placed into the system by the manufacturer is enough to last the entire lifespan of the system. So, why isn’t your air cool? When you call on a team for AC installation in Chicago, you can find a bit more about why this happens.

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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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Heed These Signs That Indicate You Need An AC Repair

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Summer is on the horizon, which means sunny days and enjoying the great outdoors. It also means that we’ll all be turning up the AC to counter the heat that comes with the warmer months.

As you’ll be using your AC far more than you would in the cooler months, it’s important that you look out for a few signs that may indicate it’s time to call in the AC professionals.

In this article, we look at a few of these signs.

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Time for an AC Tune-Up

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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Do you know when the perfect time to schedule AC maintenance is? First off, maintenance is an essential service, not just one you should do whenever its convenient. You should be scheduling an air conditioner tune-up annually, at least. In the case of a year-round heat pump, it’s best to have a tune-up done every 6 months.

So what we are getting at is that consistency matters more than timing here. Still though, there are certain times when air conditioning maintenance is more convenient for you–and springtime is that time. This lessens the chance that our HVAC professionals will be out on emergency calls, so you can get a tune-up scheduled at your convenience. Read on to learn more about why this service is so important.

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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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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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Why Ductwork Is No Longer Necessary for Efficient Heating!

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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You may have read the title of this blog post and be scratching your head at this point. How is it that your heating system can even work, yet be efficient if it lacks ductwork? Your air ducts are what bring the conditioned/heated air into your living space from your HVAC systems, after all!

Well, you apparently have not yet heard of ductless systems! The fact is, you’ve probably seen them even if you didn’t recognize them for what they are. Instead of using ductwork, a ductless system includes one outdoor unit connected to up to four indoor air handlers. Each air handler can be controlled independently of one another, and is connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit containing a power line, condensate line, and refrigerant line.

These air handlers are typically wall-mounted above doorways or even floor-mounted in some cases. They are the chosen method of heating for more and more homeowners these days–and we’re about to tell you why below.

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