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 […]

Six Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioner

Six Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioner Is your central air conditioner not cooling your house the way is used to? Are your utility costs going up even though you are using your AC the same? Funny smells or noises? These, in addition to old age (15+ years) are all warning signs that your […]

9 Reasons to Hire a Professional Electrician

You like to consider yourself a “Do It Yourself” kind of person. There’s that feeling of accomplishment when you’ve completed a project. Plus, the money you’ve saved by not hiring a pro. But some things really do require a professional. Like electrical projects. Here are nine reasons to consider hiring a licensed electrician. 1. Safety first Mess up with some types […]

The Benefits of Installing a Home EV Charging Station

Whether you currently own an electric vehicle or plan on buying one in the future, one thing is certain – electric vehicles are here to stay. Sales are expected to skyrocket, as experts predict the EV market will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 22.5% between 2022 and 2030. However, rapid growth […]

Signs Your Ductless Mini-Split Needs Repair

Ductless mini-split HVAC systems are growing increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency and overall versatility. However, like all HVAC equipment, they are prone to an occasional breakdown that requires repairs. If your ductless system is experiencing issues, contact the certified technicians at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric for reliable repair service. We have […]

Why Isn’t My Sump Pump Draining?

If your home has a basement or a crawlspace, it needs a properly functioning sump pump to protect it from potential water damage and basement flooding. Located in a sump pit, the pump is designed to automatically remove excess water that accumulates in the pump basin during periods of heavy rainfall or melting snow. A […]

Becoming an HVAC Technician in Illinois

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We’ve already told you about the benefits of becoming an HVAC technician in Illinois. They include: Great compensation. No Illinois HVAC license is needed.  Earn while you learn.  Low cost of entry.  Your work is needed.  Not a “sit behind a desk” job. As noted above, you don’t need a license to become an HVAC […]

10 Signs You May Need a New Air Conditioner

Man sitting in front of fan

With the weather heating up, you most likely have turned your air conditioner on. And while the temps have not been scorching yet, you know blistering heat is on the way. And you certainly don’t want your AC unit to go out during one of those periods. So here are some warning signs that it […]

Twenty Ways to Lower Energy Costs This Summer

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With the weather turning warm, your air conditioner is going to be getting quite a workout over the next few months. That means higher energy bills; in fact, the U.S. government estimates that 16% of all electricity used is for cooling. So, while you do want to keep cool, let’s look at some other ways […]

The Pros and Cons of Propane Vs. Natural Gas Grills

Family enjoying a cookout together

One of the great pleasures of summer is grilling outside. If you do not already have a grill and are thinking about buying one, you have an important choice to make. Propane or natural gas?  Here are the things to consider. Propane Natural Gas Advantage Taste Propane proponents say because liquid propane units grill hotter, […]

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