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

Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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We all want a silent HVAC system. No matter what system you have, as they operate there are certain noises that just come with the territory. The sound of air being moved around your home, the furnace switching on and off, and air duct fluctuations, are all usual sounds that can be expected.

While some HVAC systems are quieter than others, what noises should you be looking (or listening) out for that is a sign that something is wrong?

In this post, we share some insights into what noises you should be taking careful note of.

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Heed These Signs of a Furnace in Disrepair

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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As an Illinois homeowner, the last thing you should have to worry about is a heating system that is going to break down at any second. Fortunately, if you’ve kept up on your annual furnace maintenance appointments with a trained and experienced professional, you won’t need to worry about this. Also, if you know the signs to watch out for that your furnace is, in fact, in disrepair, you can keep the system in good shape.

Oh, what’s that? You don’t know what signs to watch out for? Well, then you’ve come across the right blog post!

Before we continue though, we want to mention the “M” word again. That’s right, maintenance. Whether you have a gas-powered furnace or an electric one in place, you should have professional tune-ups done every year. This helps your heater work as effectively and efficiently as possible throughout its entire lifespan and can help you avoid the majority of surprise repair needs that ill-maintained furnaces face.

Still, though, it’s good to know those aforementioned signs. So, read on!

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These Steps of Heating Installation will Help You Avoid Repairs

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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You might be wondering how exactly installation can help you avoid repairs. Well, simply put, when an HVAC system isn’t adequately installed, damages are a lot more likely. Inefficient operation is also a lot more likely, which exacerbates wear and tear. You could find yourself not only with an increased frequency in repairs, but a furnace that breaks down years before it should have.

That said, it is important that you only trust trained, qualified, and experienced professionals with your heating installation. We have very specific steps that we follow. We’ll outline these steps below, and let you know why it’s important that they get followed correctly. Read on, and then call us when you’re ready for a new heater that will work reliably and efficiently!

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End of the Season Is No Time to Neglect AC Repairs!

Monday, September 7th, 2020
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When you live in a climate like ours, it can be easy to put off AC care. We’re much more well known for our chilly winters, after all, than we are our hot and humid summers, no matter how much of a punch they pack when they come.

As the summer season slowly but surely comes to a close, it’s almost time to turn our attention to our heating systems, scheduling maintenance or upgrading our systems as needed. This does not mean, however, that you should ignore any AC repair needs you might have. Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs that you need AC repair, and call our team when you’re ready to schedule them!

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Would Your Home Benefit from a Boiler Installation?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Temperatures are already cooling down, which means you, hopefully, already had maintenance scheduled for your heating system, and found out it’s in great shape to get you through the rest of fall and all through winter without any trouble.

But we’re willing to place a bet that if you’re reading this blog post, it’s either because your heater broke down, or you have an aging system that’s well on its way to that final breakdown.

The good news is, when you do need a heater, we’re the team to turn to for installation and any follow-up services you need. But we don’t want you to rush into this purchase. If you’ve always had a furnace, you may be tempted to get another one, but this isn’t always the best option.

Have you ever considered a boiler installation? Here are some reasons your home might benefit from this:

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How Can Your AC Save You Money?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

ac-save-moneyDid you know that your HVAC use accounts for about half of all your household energy use? Therefore, it makes sense that you would want to do everything in your power to ensure that you’re using your air conditioner as efficiently as possible this summer. Problems can plague cooling systems if they are neglected, or even as they age, but that doesn’t mean that yours has to drain your wallet.

We’d like to share with you some ways in which to improve your air conditioner’s energy performance so that it can actually help you save money on your energy costs. And when you need reliable air conditioning services in Wilmette, IL, you know you can turn to us. But in the meantime, read on for some great energy and money saving tips.

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How to Cut Costs on Commercial HVAC Operation

Monday, April 24th, 2017

commercial-hvac-cut-costsAs the weather warms up, it’s just about time to shut the heater off in your commercial space or business and begin using your commercial air conditioner once again. Naturally, running your commercial HVAC system can be costly—in fact energy.gov estimates that your HVAC system accounts for about half of all your energy costs—but your commercial HVAC use doesn’t have to break the bank.

First off, you can save money by trusting only specially trained technicians for your Wilmette, IL commercial HVAC services. This will ensure that any work done on your commercial HVAC system is completed accurately, helping you avoid service calls to repair shoddy work later on. There are a number of other ways to cut costs on commercial HVAC operation, too, which we’ve covered below.

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Should You Replace Your AC at the Same Time as Your Furnace?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

replace-heater-and-air-conditionerIt’s cold outside! Chances are, we didn’t need to tell you that. We certainly hope, though, that you have a fully functional heating system to depend on during these colder days. But what if your heater has failed you or a replacement has been recommended sooner than later?

You have many options to consider when looking into a new heater, and many homeowners wonder if they should take this time to look into an AC replacement as well, particularly if both systems are aging. While this decision may make a lot of practical sense, it’s not always so budget-friendly, unless you do it right.

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Efficient Heating: Is Zoning Right for Your Home?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

If you’ve found this blog post while looking for a way to efficiently heat your home, then you’ve come to the right spot! When you use your heater as much as we do here in Chicagoland, it’s only natural that you want to find a way to do so while still saving money. The good news is you don’t have to pay an arm and leg to heat your home each year. One significant way you can save is by investing in a zone control system.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Heater This Year

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Even though our summers are nice and warm, and often long, it doesn’t mean our winters don’t pack quite the punch. With nighttime temperatures already dropping low enough to begin using your heater, it’s time to ask yourself if your system is ready for the coming winter. If you’re considering replacing your current heater this year, we have 3 reasons below why now might be the best time.

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