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

Tips for End-of-Season Heating Maintenance

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Winter is coming to a close. Soon we will spring forward into warmer weather and switch over from heating to cooling. But before you turn your heater off completely, there are some steps that you can take to ensure that your heater is well taken care of until you need to turn it back on again for heating.

Part of this is scheduling professional heating maintenance in Winnetka. Whenever you need us, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn about some of the steps that you can complete as a homeowner at the end of the winter season.

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Furnace Replacement: How to Choose a New One

Monday, February 5th, 2024

If it’s time to replace your older furnace, you have a lot of options to consider. Modern furnaces are much more efficient compared to furnaces that were installed 15 to 20 years ago. There are also more options available than there were in previous decades.

How do you know if you’re making the right decision? When you need a furnace replacement in Skokie, give our team a call. We can be there to help you every step of the way. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about some of our tips for how to select a new furnace for your home.

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Is it Too Late for Heating System Maintenance?

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

We talk a lot about scheduling heater maintenance either before or after the winter season. Scheduling it before winter is a great way to make sure that your heater is ready for the coming season. Scheduling it after winter is a great way to have peace of mind that you’re not leaving any problems unaddressed.

What if you skipped out on heater maintenance last year? The good news is that there’s always time to schedule Evanston heater maintenance. Our team is here to help whether you want to schedule the service before, during, or after the winter season. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of heating maintenance and why it’s not too late to schedule service even if you’ve been putting it off. 

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Why Boilers Are Still Great Radiant Heating Systems

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Boilers don’t get as much love lately as they deserve. These unique radiant heat systems are excellent at providing fast and efficient heat across your entire home. However, since they are very difficult to install, not many homeowners turn to a boiler for a new heater installation.

If you’re interested in boiler installation in Winnetka, give our team a call. We would be happy to visit your home and talk about how a boiler would be installed and set up. You can also keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of having a boiler as a heating system in your home.

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Can a Boiler Explode from Overheating?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

If you have a boiler, you probably know that it has pressure gauges measuring the internal pressure at all times. While low pressure can have a negative impact on operation, high pressure inside of a boiler is an even bigger concern. Too much pressure building up inside of a boiler can lead to an explosion.

While it is rare for this to happen, it’s still a possibility. If you have a boiler in your home with gauges that are consistently showing high-pressure readings, you need to give our team a call to schedule an appointment for a boiler repair. Keep reading to learn more about factors that can cause pressure increases for your boiler and what you can do to help your boiler stay within a healthy pressure range.

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Will A Heat Pump Keep My Home Warm in Winter?

Monday, December 11th, 2023
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Heat pumps are very popular systems since they offer both heating and cooling all within a single unit. A heat pump eliminates the need for separate heating and air conditioning systems, ultimately saving you some space inside of your home. But heat pumps do have a potential downside for homeowners who live farther north like us.

A heat pump may not be able to work as efficiently on the coldest days of winter, and we’re going to explain why below. Keep reading to learn more about why your heat pump may suffer in performance when trying to meet your heating expectations and when to schedule heat pump repair in Evanston.

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Gas or Electric Furnace: How to Choose

Monday, November 27th, 2023

If you’re shopping around for a new furnace, you may be deciding between a gas or electric model. Both heating systems offer their own unique benefits. There is no right or wrong answer in which type of furnace you choose, and it really comes down to personal preference.

If you need help choosing between gas or electric furnaces in Skokie, give our team a call. We can help by offering an in-home assessment and walking you through how each type of furnace would work in your home. You can keep reading to learn more about the differences in gas and electric furnaces and why you might choose one over the other. 

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How to Stay Warm While Awaiting Furnace Repair

Monday, November 13th, 2023

A furnace breakdown is a problem that nobody wants to face. Yet, when the problem does strike your home and you find yourself without heat, it is possible to be prepared until our team can visit for a service appointment and get your central unit fixed. You can stay warm and comfortable temporarily if your furnace is on the fritz. 

When you need furnace repair in Evanston, our team is here to help. You can keep reading to learn more about how to stay warm while you wait for a repair appointment and why it’s important to prioritize professional service. After all, furnace breakdowns never happen at a convenient time.

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Everything to Know About Electric Furnaces

Monday, July 24th, 2023

If you need a new furnace, you may be weighing the pros and cons of different options. In particular, you may be wondering how an electric furnace stacks up against a gas furnace. The good news is, electric furnaces have a lot of great benefits. 

They are very easy to install and maintain. If you’re interested in having an electric furnace installed in your home before the next fall and winter seasons arrive, give our team a call. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an electric furnace, as well as how they work. 

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Should I Turn My Boiler Off in the Summer?

Monday, June 26th, 2023

If you have a boiler that operates your heater, you may be wondering whether or not to turn it off during the summer. There are pros and cons to turning it off or leaving it on, but there is a middle ground you can achieve that is most beneficial for your boiler.

There are many advantages of a boiler, and to maintain those advantages you have to take excellent care of the system over its entire lifespan. This includes taking care of your boiler during the summer when it is not being used. You can keep reading to learn more about what to do with your boiler during the off-season so that you know it will stay in excellent condition when you need it again this winter.

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