Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Evanston’

How Does Water Hammer Happen?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Tell us if the following scene sounds familiar to you:

You’re enjoying reading a book by your radiator as you can feel the warmth that’s produced by your boiler. Everything is quiet and serene until there’s a sudden lound and unpleasant noise that comes from your radiator and your boiler system.

If this sounds like a moment right out of your life then you’re dealing with an issue like water hammer. Water hammer, also known as hydraulic shock, can occur when you’re in need of Evanston boiler repairs. It’s definitely not a good thing, and we’d like to make the case today that you need to get your system fixed if it’s encountering this problem.

Let’s talk about what hydraulic shock—or water hammer—is, why it happens, and why you need the help of a professional to have it fixed!

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Why Oil Heaters Are on Their Way Out

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Oil heating used to be one of the most cost-effective methods of heating a home back in the day. For over a century, people have been keeping homes nice and toasty during the winter with oil-burning heaters. But times are changing and fuel prices are fluctuating in a way that homeowners need to adapt to.

We used to see a lot more homes with oil heaters but now we’re seeing more natural gas-powered heating systems and heat pumps. It’s not because of some powerful ad campaign or because these systems look better, it’s because they’re more efficient and they tend to do a better job of heating your home for a lower cost.

Even HVAC maintenance in Evanston, IL is easier on heat pumps and gas furnaces than it is for oil heating systems. Large oil drums can corrode and cause major problems for your home, which isn’t applicable to electric or natural gas heaters.

Let’s talk about why oil heaters are on their way out.

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What’s in My Air? An Air Purifier FAQ

Monday, June 7th, 2021

“Why would I need an air purifier in my home? Can’t I just open a window?”

This sentiment makes sense, and it’s almost convincing enough to end the conversation about indoor air quality, except that it’s not entirely true. Opening a window is a great solution if your air is feeling stuffy or unhealthy, but that’s often not a good option. For starters, your air conditioner or heater needs the windows to be closed to remain energy efficient and keep things cool. Also, some areas of your home might not have proper outdoor ventilation, and an open window just isn’t going to cut it.

The truth is that many homes need a helping hand when it comes to HVAC services in Evanston, IL. An air purifier is a high-tech, effective method of controlling indoor contaminants and eliminating them at their source.

Let’s talk about what air purifiers target and how they can help your home.

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