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

Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini Splits

Monday, August 21st, 2023

And when it is time to replace your current air conditioner, you have a lot of options. One of them is a ductless mini split system. This type of air conditioner provides both heating and cooling all in the same system. And it also offers a variety of other benefits, too. But like everything else, it does have some downsides, too.

Before you make an investment in a new HVAC system for your home, it is important to know the pros and cons so you can make an educated decision. If you are interested in a ductless mini split ac system Wilmette, give our team a call. You can keep reading to learn more about the ductless mini splits so you can decide if it is the right system for your home and family.

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Should a Heat Pump Be Your Next HVAC Installation?

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

If it’s nearing time for you to invest in a new air conditioner or heater, you may be thinking about a heat pump. After all, it’s an all-in-one solution for both heating and cooling. You don’t have to have two different systems in your home, and heat pumps are also very reliable.

But how do you know a heat pump is right for you and your family? Our team is happy to answer any of your questions about heat pump installation in Wilmette. We can even offer a free on-site assessment and outline your options so that you know whether that’s the right choice based on your unique home. 

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, January 10th, 2022

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 with your furnace?

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

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

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

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 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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