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

Pros and Cons of Installing a Gas Furnace

Monday, April 1st, 2024
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Spring may be here, but that doesn’t mean you’re completely done with your furnace yet. We still have some days off ahead of us when temperatures will dip low enough to turn on the heating system. But what if your furnace is reaching the end of its lifespan? Can you make it through the rest of the winter?

It may be time for an upgrade, and now is a great time to make one. If you’ve been considering gas furnaces in Chicago as an option for a heating upgrade, it’s a great choice. But there are some pros and cons you need to consider. You can keep reading to learn more about gas furnaces as well as the benefits and risks of installing one in your home.

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Does a Heat Pump Work for Heating in Chicago?

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Heat pumps are an excellent solution for whole-house heating. But they work very differently compared to a more traditional furnace. You may be wondering whether or not a heat pump can stand up to our cold winters here in Chicago. 

The short answer is yes, and we can explain why. If you’re interested in installing a heat pump in Chicago, give us a call to schedule your in-home assessment. You can also keep reading to learn more about how a heat pump works and why it is a great heating solution for our area.

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Common Boiler Repairs We See in Our Area

Monday, March 4th, 2024

If you have a boiler, you know that it makes an excellent heating system. But it doesn’t mean that boilers are not without problems from time to time. The trick to staying ahead of boiler problems is to identify them early enough that you can address them before they worsen.

You can keep reading to learn more about four common boiler repair needs so that you’ll be able to schedule service for your boiler sooner rather than later. Just give our team a call to schedule boiler repair in Chicago when you think something is wrong with your boiler.

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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

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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