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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 […]

Heat Recovery Ventilators

Keeping the air in your home fresh and clean is important. One way to do this is with an air exchanger. These systems transfer stale air from inside your home and exchange that air with fresh outside air. There are two types of energy recovery systems: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Is My Furnace Making a Rattling Noise?

When winter sets in and the temperature drops, having a working furnace is essential to keep your home warm and cozy. However, if you notice your furnace making a rattling noise, it can be a sign of furnace problems. In this blog, we’ll discuss why furnaces make a rattling sound, the common reasons behind it, […]

How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

When it comes to ensuring that your home’s indoor air quality stays clean and fresh, one of the most important steps you can take is to regularly change your furnace filter. A clean air filter is essential for ensuring that your heating and cooling system effectively traps airborne contaminants and allergens from within your indoor […]

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 […]

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