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

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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Why You Should Go Ductless This Summer

Monday, June 5th, 2017

go-ductless-this-summerHave you ever tried to cool your home down with a noisy window AC unit? Even if you have a smaller home, you’ve likely found that not only does a window unit not do a very effective job, but it’s more cumbersome than its worth. If you don’t have room for ductwork though or rather not pay for its installation, you may think this is your only option.

However, there is a very reliable home cooling solution that is becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners, particularly those who do not have space for the installation of a central air conditioner. We’re talking about a Highland Park, IL ductless system installation.

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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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Do Your Air Ducts Need Repair?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Homeowners often underestimate just how important the air ducts that snake their way through their home actually are. It’s when the old “out of sight, out of mind” mentality kicks in and we just don’t think very much about how our ductwork may be affecting our indoor air quality as well as the performance of our HVAC systems.

But what’s important to realize is that it’s surprisingly easy for ductwork to accrue damage from corrosion, age, poor initial installation, or even rodents in the attic or crawlspace. Damaged ductwork can result in a decline in indoor comfort as well as an increase in the contamination of the indoor air. Whether your ductwork has gaps, leaks, or even just bad connections, the only way to restore them to good working condition is by investing in professional duct repair services.

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Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Heating Mode

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We are at the time of year that if you haven’t already, it’s certainly just about time to switch your heat pump from cooling to heating. But what if your heat pump won’t switch? There are a few reasons this may occur. There’s no need to panic: the problem may be very minor or it may even be unrelated to the heat pump itself. Our technicians can handle any heat pump repair needs that come our way! In the meantime, here are a few possible reasons your heat pump won’t switch modes.

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Does Your Geothermal System Need Repair?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Many homeowners choose a geothermal HVAC system to heat and cool their home for its level of energy-efficiency and durability, which few other climate control systems can offer. Geothermal underground pipes are capable of enduring up to 50 years of use, and the steady temperature of the earth means that cooling and heating power remains stable no matter the temperature of the air outside.

Geothermal systems require much fewer repairs than other types of heating and cooling systems, particularly if you have your system maintained on a regular basis. However, just like any other system, a geothermal system is not indestructible. No matter how well taken care of your system is, it may still need repairs at some point or another. Keep reading to learn some of the signs to watch out for that your system may need repairs.

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