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

Does Your Heater Do This When You Turn It On?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

heating system venting outdoorsJust like anything else in your home, your heating system collects dust when it’s not in use. This is particularly true if you have a clogged air filter or if you don’t have a powerful enough air filter in place. What this means, is that when you go to turn on your furnace or heating system for the first time this year, the dust will burn off and you’ll likely smell an odor.

Another problem some homeowners face, at least if their system wasn’t maintained yet this year, is strange sounds when they turn on their system for the first time during the heating season. Whether you’re dealing with smells or sounds when you turn on your heater, we have pertinent advice for you. Keep reading!

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Tips to Boost Your Furnace’s Efficiency

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

furnace venting outdoorsWinter will be here soon enough, and chances are that it will hit hard once it’s here. But that’s just part of living in the Chicagoland area, right? This may be the case, and we might be “used” to cold temperatures and snowfall, but it doesn’t hurt to have a great heating system on your side. Having a great heating system is about more than reliability and effectiveness, though: you want a heater that’s going to work as efficiently as possible. Our winter season is too long and too cold to be overpaying for your comfort.

Sure, you could contact us for Glenview, IL furnace service, such as heater replacement, but this might not be necessary—especially if your furnace is less than a decade old. The truth is, there are other things you can do besides servicing or replacing the furnace itself that could help boost your home’s heating efficiency.

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Common Late Season Furnace Repairs

Monday, March 27th, 2017

common-late-season-furnace-repairsIt may still be chillier here than it is in other parts of the country, but warmer weather is surely on its way. With that, you may be tempted to hold off on repairing any potential issues with your heating system. Unfortunately, delaying your Highland Park, IL furnace repairs can end up doing more harm than good, leading to emergency repair issues down the line.

If there is any indication that your furnace needs repair, it’s best not to neglect the signs. Here are a few repair issues that tend to crop up later in the heating season.

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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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