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

Is Your Heater Ready for Cooler Weather?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

gloved hands working on heating system cabinetWeather is cooling off quickly here in the Chicagoland area. We may still get a warm day here or there, but for the most part, it’s time to take our attention off our air conditioners and turn it to our heaters. Now is the ideal time to schedule heater maintenance in Park Ridge, IL. Sure, there are a few small maintenance tasks you can do on your own (such as regularly changing the air filter), but full maintenance that makes a difference to your heating system must be left to professionals.

Only a trained and experienced technician can handle the various tasks required, like inspecting motors and electrical connections, plus thoroughly cleaning coils and moving parts. You can rely on our staff to provide your heating system with top quality maintenance!

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Time to Start Thinking about Your Heater!

Monday, August 14th, 2017

image of a heater within a utility room, venting outdoorsThe official start of fall may still be over a month away, but the time to begin thinking about our heating systems is now. Yes, even though temperatures are hovering in the high 70’s to low 80’s! As any longtime Illinois resident is aware, when the cooler temperatures do come, they come fast and hard. Don’t you want to make sure your heater is well prepared?

Then the time to schedule your next heating maintenance appointment in Highland Park, IL is now! If you have a heat pump or ductless system and had maintenance done last spring, that’s great—but given how much you likely used your system this summer, heating maintenance is still an important part of your fall home care checklist. During your maintenance appointment, our technicians do a full system cleaning and inspection, in order to prevent the following from happening:

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There’s Never a Bad Time for Radiant Heater Maintenance

Monday, January 30th, 2017

no-bad-time-for-radiant-heater-maintenanceWhile residents in other parts of the country would scratch their heads wondering what “snow to wintry mix” means in the weather forecast, we are all too aware of its implication: it’s cold and unpleasant outside! It also means that you are out of luck if you aren’t equipped with a fully functioning and effectively operating heater. If you are one of the many Evanston, IL homeowners with a radiant heating system, then you are fortunate; these systems require very little by way of maintenance and repairs.

This does not mean, however, that radiant heating systems are immune to problems. Your radiant system does require that you care for it, and this includes having maintenance done on the system. Radiant systems are a preferred choice for many over their traditional forced-air counterparts. Rather than taking up a large amount of space in your home and running the risk of air loss through ductwork, these systems include wires or pipes that are embedded into your home’s walls, ceilings, or floors, where the heat radiates outward. System care is vital to ensuring that this process continues on without a hitch.

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Is It Time to Start Thinking about Heater Maintenance?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Preventive maintenance on any type of home comfort system is always the quickest, cheapest, and most convenient way to ensure you have a quality product when you need it, rather than replacing or repairing an entire broken down system. Your heating system is no exception. While it may seem too early to begin thinking about it, with our local temperatures warm, it is always best to have annual heating maintenance done before you actually need the system.

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Why You Should Schedule Fall Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Fall is almost upon us, and soon you’ll be turning off your air conditioner for another year. Though you may not be using your heating system right away, you should be sure to schedule maintenance for it before the winter begins. This is because the added stress of daily use during the winter will make it far more likely for problems to occur in your system. Let’s take a look at the benefits of fall heating maintenance.

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What Are the Benefits of Getting Regular Heating Maintenance?

Friday, October 18th, 2013

When it comes to heating, Morton Grove, IL residents know better than to fool around. Our cold winters make a reliable heating system an absolute necessity, providing a warm and comfortable environment in the face of even the fiercest snowstorm. Part of maintaining that heating system is a regular series of maintenance calls, performed by a trained technician and designed to keep your heater functioning at maximum efficiency. The technician will clean any dirty parts, replace worn components like screws and fittings, and red-flag any potential trouble areas for a more significant repair session. What are the benefits of getting regular heating maintenance?

A few of the answers can be found below.

  • It improves efficiency. A heating unit that is clean and features tight fittings around various components will perform far more efficiently than one that is dirty and run-down. That means it won’t have to work as hard to warm your home and will spend less energy to do so: reducing your monthly heating bills in the process.
  • It reduces the risk of larger repairs. Small problems have a way of turning into bigger ones if they aren’t addressed. For example, a loose washer can turn into a condensation leak, which can in turn short out a motor, which then damages the heating coils to the point where the whole heater shuts down. Replacing the washer before things get that far would cost considerably less than replacing the motor and the heating coils after a failure has taken place.
  • It extends the life of the heater. With less strain on the system you can expect your heater to last longer than it normally would. That means deferring the day when you finally have to replace it and ensuring that you get the maximum possible value out of your heater.

In matters of heating services in Morton Grove, IL, we have a solution. The experts we employ at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning can show you the benefits of getting regular heating maintenance, then set up a schedule that meets your needs. Give us a call today and let us show you what a difference we can make!

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