If you live in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs or Chicago’s North Shore, you know how cold the winters here can be. That’s why owning a properly functioning heating system is imperative to keep you and your family warm, comfortable, and safe during the cold-weather months.
For more than 100 years, the HVAC technicians at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric have provided high-quality, affordable heating maintenance, repair, and installation services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for heating services, including 24/7/365 emergency heating services.
Like all appliances, furnaces break down over time, especially if they’re older and inefficient. A simple HVAC repair will often get your furnace back up and running again in tip-top shape. It’s essential to have your furnace serviced at the first sign of trouble; the longer you wait to have your system repaired, the more serious and expensive issues can become. Some common symptoms your furnace needs to be repaired include low indoor air quality, inconsistent heating, low airflow, short cycling, and strange noises or smells. The heating and air conditioning technicians Ravinia Plumbing are NATE certified and can handle any furnace repairs you might face.
All furnaces have a shelf life. Well-maintained furnaces can often last about 15-20 years on average. If your furnace is up there in age, it may be time to replace it with a new, energy-efficient unit. Upgrading to a new furnace can save money on your monthly energy bills and prevent a complete system breakdown on one of the year’s coldest days.
Some common reasons it might be time to consider heating installation and replacement services include the following:
Contact the heating and cooling professionals at Ravinia Plumbing to learn more about furnace installation and our flexible financing options.
Regular furnace maintenance is the number-one way to keep your heating system running efficiently and prolong your unit’s lifespan. During a furnace tune-up, an HVAC technician will inspect all the unit’s parts, clean necessary components, and recommend fixing minor issues before they lead to something more serious. Furnace maintenance should be performed annually at any time of year, ideally 6 months from your air conditioning preventative maintenance service call.
Some of the benefits of furnace maintenance service include:
Boilers and radiators may seem outdated because they’ve been around for so long, but they are a highly effective way to heat your home. Whether you own a boiler or want one, Ravinia Plumbing can offer high-quality maintenance, repair, and installation service for radiators and boilers.
Radiant heating systems are growing in popularity to quickly and efficiently heat homes. Coils or tubes are placed under the flooring with a radiant heating system. As the pipes or coils heat up, the floor warms, and that heat rises to control the room’s temperature effectively. Some benefits of radiant heating systems include greater energy efficiency, increased temperature consistency, and no ductwork.
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient heating and cooling system that many Chicago North Shore area homeowners are switching to. What makes these systems different from a furnace is that they transfer heat instead of generating it, which uses a lot less efficiency. Modern developments to heat pump technology have made them much more reliable in colder weather, even in Chicago. Now is a great time to have a heat pump installed with the government and manufacturer rebates and tax incentives. Ravinia Plumbing can support your heat pump throughout its lifetime with thorough maintenance and comprehensive repairs.
High-velocity HVAC systems are similar to traditional heating and cooling systems. The most significant difference is how they distribute air. With a high-velocity system, the air is circulated through tubes two inches in diameter. High-velocity systems quickly force air through these tubes to accelerate heating and cooling for improved efficiency. These systems are typically installed into homes that are heated by a boiler and do not have air conditioning.
It’s important to ensure you have a properly functioning heating system to combat the cold weather in the Chicago area. Ravinia Plumbing, a trusted heating and cooling company, can help by offering a heating service that homeowners can rely on. Whether you need large repairs or a whole system replacement, you can trust Ravinia Plumbing for an honest 2nd opinion on your system. We also offer indoor air quality and air conditioning service. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
“The service technician who comes to the house is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I appreciate that the same technician comes to our home for our semi-annual maintenance checks.”
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