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

Can Your Furnace Replacement Wait Until Next Year?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceWinter has been over for a while. We’re now finally starting to get to enjoy the warmer weather and tune-up our air conditioners to prep them for higher temps. As such, you might not be thinking very much about your furnace. But, should you?

Well, if it struggled at all to do its job this past winter, yes. And if you’ve needed to call for repairs in order to keep it running? Also yes. What about if it’s older than a decade?

You probably see where this is going…

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Midwinter Furnace Troubles to Watch Out For

Monday, January 15th, 2018

man wearing turtleneck looking very cold standing in front of a thermostatThere aren’t many appliance repair needs that are more concerning than a broken down furnace right in the middle of winter. When you live in our climate, it’s vital that you have a fully operational and efficient heater in your home. To accomplish this, you want to make sure you schedule annual maintenance as needed. Or, if you’re using a heat pump, this should be twice a year.

Next, you’ll want to make sure that you fixed any small Park Ridge, IL furnace repair needs you were made aware of during maintenance. If you skipped this step, however, then you may run into one of the two repair issues we tend to get the most calls for this time of year—either a furnace that won’t start up, or one that won’t stop running. Read on to learn about what’s happening in either scenario.

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Signs Your Heater Is in Trouble

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

There’s no denying that winter is officially here, and our temperatures have already dropped to the point that we definitely need fully functioning heaters to get us through the coming months.

So when something goes wrong with your heating system, it can put you into a panic. Preventing large problems starts with scheduling routine heating system tune-ups once a year (or twice if you use a heat pump). However, even a well-cared for system can run into repair needs every now and then. How do you know, though, when it’s time to call for professional assistance?

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Is Your Air Handler in Good Shape?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

It’s almost time to begin using your heating system on a regular basis. Many homeowners throughout Illinois use a forced-air system such as a furnace, which is charged with the job of warming your home effectively and efficiently. The only way a furnace can do this is if it’s properly taken care of—and this includes each and every one of its components.

One of these components is the air handler, which is responsible for the movement of air throughout your ductwork. Air handlers vary from heating system to heating system. For example, a heat pump’s air handler will function differently than that of a furnace. However, no matter what type of heating system you have, our team can handle any troubles that come its way. But what can cause trouble for your air handler?

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