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

Shavitz Heating & Air Conditioning Food & Toiletries Drive Benefits Niles Township Food Pantry this December

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

DECEMBER 1, 2018—SKOKIE, IL—Shavitz Heating & Air Conditioning recently announced plans to conduct an area-wide food and toiletries collections drive this December to coincide with Niles Township Food Pantry Awareness Month. Donated items will be delivered by Shavitz employees to the Niles Township Food Pantry, which provides food and personal hygiene items to more than 1,800 Niles Township families every month.

Tony Araque & Bronson Shavitz

In addition to accepting donations at its corporate headquarters at 4849 Main St. in Skokie, Shavitz’s service technicians in Cook and Lake Counties will be accepting customer donations of canned food, other non-perishable items, and toiletries.  Customers will receive $1 off their service for each donated item, up to $20, according to owner Bronson Shavitz, a fourth-generation owner of the company established in 1904.

At Shavitz, our community comes first,” he said. “The winter can be a very difficult time of year for struggling families, and we are happy to unite Shavitz customers to support this important cause.”

As the need to feed the community grew over the years, so did the lines in the Niles Township Food Pantry, which completed a major renovation earlier this year. Today, the new spacious pantry allows for up to 20 shoppers at a time making for a smooth and easy experience. There are over 30 racks lined with baked goods and canned food items, grocery store-style refrigerators filled with eggs and dairy, and an abundance of fresh produce too.  Best of all, clients are empowered by the opportunity to self-select their food, complementing the pantry’s motto to “Serving Food with Dignity.”

“Right now, there are children and young adults in our community who are going to bed and to school hungry,” said Niles Township Food Pantry Director Tony Araque. “We rely on the generosity of businesses like Shavitz to help our neighbors in need who live right here in Niles Township.”

For more information on the Shavitz food drive, visit https://www.shavitz.com/ or call (847) 973-5834. For information on the Niles Township Food Pantry, volunteer opportunities, or how you can make a monetary donation, visit www.nilestownshipgov.com or call (847) 673-9300.

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How to Save on Your HVAC Costs

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundOne of the most common questions Morton Grove, IL HVAC professionals get is in regards to why it costs them so much to run their heating and cooling systems. The short answer to that is “it depends,” but it can have a lot to do with how well you care for that system. It may be malfunctioning due to neglect, standard wear and tear, or an undiagnosed repair need.

Another possibility, of course, is that you aren’t using your air conditioner as efficiently as you can. Keep in mind that while your heater gets quite the workout in winter, your air conditioner goes through the same during our long, hot summers. Keeping these systems operating at peak performance can help make your HVAC systems more affordable to run. But what can you do that you might not be already?

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Traits to Look for in a Commercial HVAC Contractor

Monday, March 26th, 2018

rooftop of a commercial building with hvac units on topThere are a number of individuals out there who are willing to do work on your commercial Glenview, IL HVAC system, whether it is your heater, air conditioner, or ventilation system. But do they have the right experience? Sure, a general handyman hired by your building manager might be able to adjust a loose part, or fix a small plumbing problem in your building, but they do not have the training and expertise that professional HVAC technicians do—especially in the commercial space.

Fortunately, there are plenty of qualified commercial HVAC professionals out there. But only some of these are great at what they do, with the training and skills that go above and beyond what you can expect from a handyman or even an HVAC technician who has only ever worked in residential spaces. Keep reading to learn more about the qualities you should look for in a commercial HVAC technician.

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Considering a New Heater? Go the Radiant Route

Monday, February 12th, 2018

radiant heater pipesMost homes in our area, and even throughout the country, use some form of forced-air system such as a furnace to keep warm during the cooler months. This is what most homeowners are familiar with, and it’s a very good option for some homes, which is why so many people use furnaces and heat pumps. However, it’s not the only option for your home heating solutions!

Radiant heating has become increasingly popular in recent years, though it’s actually been around for quite a while! In fact, the ancient Romans even used a form of radiant heat. It is a great option for those looking for a different, perhaps more efficient, way to heat their home. Keep reading to learn more about this Park Ridge, IL HVAC system, how it operates, and how it can benefit your household.

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Do You Need Commercial HVAC Repairs?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

air conditioning installation on rooftopThere are few things more disconcerting than a broken-down heater in the dead of an Illinois winter. This is especially the case if we’re talking about your business or commercial property, as opposed to your home. While at home you have a few family members to worry about, in a commercial property you  have dozens or potentially even hundreds of occupants whose comfort is your responsibility.

The good news is that when you do need commercial Park Ridge, IL HVAC service , we are the team to call. In fact, you should be sure to schedule annual maintenance with us for your heater, and for your air conditioner, as this is the best way to keep repairs at bay. But when you do need those commercial HVAC repairs, we’re the team to trust. We can diagnose whatever problem you have and resolve them accordingly.

But how do you know when to call for Commercial HVAC repairs?

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