Making Your Home Smart

By now, you’re all familiar with the phrase “smart home.” To refresh, a “smart home” is a home that has products that can be easily controlled at home or away from home via your smartphone or tablet. These products can save you money, and/or add to your home’s safety and security, and/or add to your […]

Roof Deicing Systems

Last winter was mild. We were lucky. Minimal snowfall. Minimal freezing and melting that can cause hazardous conditions both on the ground and on your roof. Will we be lucky again.  Who knows.  But just in case now – not when there is already ice buildup on your roof – is the time to consider […]

10 Tips for Buying a New Furnace

Your furnace isn’t what it used to be. Maybe it’s working harder to keep your home warm, driving up your utility bills. Maybe you’re being “nickel and dimed” with more expensive and more frequent repairs. Or maybe the unit is 15 years old or older and you know it’s living on borrowed time, so you […]

Reducing Winter Energy Costs

After a particularly blistering summer and relatively pleasant fall, it’s time to hunker down for winter. The furnace will be working hard, and the colder it gets, the harder it will work and the higher your utility bills will climb. So here are some tips on reducing your energy costs. First, we will start with […]

Benefits of Installing Under Cabinet Lighting

If you have ever walked into a kitchen with under cabinet lighting, you can attest to the fact that it adds a certain wow-factor that traditional lighting just doesn’t provide. The warm, gentle glow that emanates from underneath kitchen cabinets can instantly transform the way the space looks and feels. And while creating a stunning […]

Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

As we enter the cold weather months, it’s important to make sure that our heating systems are in top shape. One common issue that homeowners may face is a heat pump turning on and off frequently. This can be frustrating, while also increasing your energy bill and potentially causing wear and tear to air source […]

How to Fix Low Water Pressure in the Shower

When taking a shower, one thing that can make or break the experience is water pressure. A strong stream of water can feel invigorating, while low shower pressure can leave you feeling unsatisfied and frustrated. Low water pressure in your shower is one of the common shower woes that many homeowners face, and it can […]

10 Signs You Need a New Furnace

The weather is turning. The leaves are changing. Before you know it, pumpkins and ghosts and goblins will appear. Are you ready? Is your electric or gas furnace ready? If you are smart, you have already had your furnace tuned up. But should you consider purchasing a new one? Here are some warning signs you […]

Maintaining Your Standby Generator

If you have made the investment in a standby generator, you’ve taken the first important step to make sure you are protected if your house loses power due to extreme weather such as blistering heat, ice storms, and thunderstorms. Those utility power outages can result in flooding, spoiled food, lost data, etc. But are you […]

Ravinia Plumbing Recognized by Best Pick Reports… Again!

Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric is once again honored to be recommended by Best Pick Reports as one of the top local companies in all four of our service areas. Here is our record of success as one of the top rated companies in the area: Air Conditioning and Heating – 14 years Drain/Sewer […]

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