Why is My Boiler Leaking?

A boiler is a vital part of a home’s heating system. It heats water to provide warmth throughout your home during cold winters. However, it can be worrying to find that your boiler is leaking. When a boiler leaks, it is a sign that there is a problem that needs urgent attention.  If you’ve been […]

Common Signs of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

As the temperature drops, we all rely on the heat produced by our furnaces to keep our homes warm and cozy. However, when the heat exchanger in your furnace becomes damaged, it can become a serious health hazard.  Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric explains why a cracked heat exchanger is such a big deal […]

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 […]

What Size Furnace Do I Need for My Home?

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If you haven’t shopped around for a new furnace in a while, the process can be a bit daunting. You need to find the right make and model, the kind of fuel source your unit will use and the overall efficiency of the model. And if that’s not enough, you need to determine the correct […]

The Benefits of Changing Your Furnace Filter

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All HVAC systems have air filters, which need to be replaced regularly. Unfortunately, far too many homeowners often neglect this simple DIY task that can lead to poor indoor air quality and increased wear and tear on your heating and cooling system. In our most recent blog, the home comfort professionals at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, […]

Nine Things to Look for When Buying a New Furnace

You’ve decided to purchase a new furnace or have had the decision made for you. It just may be time because your unit is 15 years old or older. Or maybe the repair bills are getting too high.  Or your utility costs keep rising. If you have decided to purchase a new furnace, here are […]

How Does a Radiant Floor Heating System Work

You wake up on a frigid winter morning and slowly make your way into the bathroom. If you are still half asleep, you’ll get a rude awakening when you step onto that cold bathroom floor. One solution to that issue is to install a radiant floor heating system on your bathroom floor. While radiant heat […]

13 Unlucky Signs You Need a New Furnace

With fall officially here, you know cold weather can’t be far behind. And that means you will need your furnace running. The last thing you want, of course, is for your furnace to conk out on a freezing day. Of course, your furnace can fail at any time without notice, but there are some telltale […]

The Benefits of Furnace Maintenance

While it is still summer out and we are enjoying the warm weather, there are definitely signs fall is coming. The days are getting shorter. Football training has begun. And schools are back in session. That also means you should start preparing for the change of the seasons – starting with getting your furnace tuned […]

Furnace Terminology That All Homeowners Should Know

Your furnace is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. Although you may not think much about it, you most certainly are aware of the warmth and comfort it provides. Whether you are in the market for a new furnace or just want to become more familiar with the furnace you have, knowledge […]

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