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HVAC System Resolutions for 2024

Have you been naughty or nice to your HVAC system this year? If you’ve been naughty, you may have paid the price with higher utility bills, maybe a lack of comfort, and maybe even some unexpected repair or replacement bills. In 2024, resolve to be nice to your HVAC system. Here are a few thoughts. […]

How Long Do Things Last?

As the new year approaches, you may be contemplating some major purchases for next year, while understanding that “things happen” and you should be prepared. Given that, here are some guidelines on estimated life for various items in your home, from plumbing and electrical components to HVAC equipment and more. Note, of course, that actual […]

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 […]

Are There Federal Tax Credits Available for Heat Pumps?

As we become more aware of our carbon footprint and strive to make our homes more energy-efficient, heat pumps have become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners. Not only do heat pumps help reduce our carbon emissions, but they also save us money on our energy bills in the long run. But did you know […]

Why Is My Central Air Conditioner Making a Loud Noise?

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If your air conditioner is making a loud noise, it may be its way of telling you something is wrong. Air conditioners can make a variety of different noises. While some of these noises are harmless and are part of normal operation, others can be quite concerning and signify a bigger issue. If you’ve noticed […]

Heat Pumps 101

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More and more homeowners in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs are enjoying the many benefits of heat pumps. A heat pump is part of your home’s HVAC system. It is installed outside your home, and can both cool and heat it. Heat pumps use electricity and refrigerant to transfer heat inside and outside […]

What’s Included in an AC Maintenance Checklist?

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In our most recent blog, the HVAC technicians at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric discuss the benefits of regular air conditioner maintenance and what’s typically included in this service. Why Do I Need an AC Tune Up? A few reasons it’s important to have your AC unit tuned up once a year include: Increased […]

How to Keep the Upstairs Cool in the Summer

Picture this: you’ve spent the past few hours on a recent summer evening relaxing in the downstairs living room in a comfy 72 degrees – exactly what you set your thermostat to. But when it’s time to call it a night and you begin to walk upstairs, you slowly notice the temperature starting to rise. […]

How to Tell If Your AC Is Short Cycling

Summers in Lincolnshire, IL and Chicago can be hot and humid, which is why you need a reliable air conditioning system to provide relief during the dog days of summer. But, unfortunately, like all appliances and electrical equipment, air conditioners do tend to break down from time to time, leaving you to sweat it out […]

Tips for Hiring an HVAC Contractor

You’ve decided to buy a new air conditioning unit. We’re hoping you buy it from us! After all, we are the leading air conditioning contractor in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. But if you do decide you need to shop around, here are some tips. After all, the last thing you want is […]

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