furnaces

January 18, 2018

How to Know if Your Furnace Efficiency is Right

Furnace efficiency begins with the AFUE rating determined at the factory. Short for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, AFUE is a percentage that expresses the amount of fuel consumed that actually produces heat versus the percentage lost during combustion and venting.   Mandated by federal regulations, today the AFUE standard efficiency rating for furnaces is 80%. More expensive high-efficiency furnaces that recover lost heat, however, come with an AFUE as high as 95%.   AFUE is simply the starting point for […]
December 19, 2017

Keys to Maintaining Your Furnace

Maintaining your furnace is vital for optimum indoor comfort during the coming winter. However, proper upkeep also serves other very important purposes such as keeping monthly operating costs low and ensuring safe operation. Because many of the most critical maintenance procedures are not suitable do-it-yourself tasks, proper furnace maintenance should always include an annual tune-up and inspection by a qualified HVAC service technician.   In addition to that yearly professional care, here are more basic steps you can take for […]
May 12, 2017

Why Spring Is the Best Time to Replace a Furnace

If your aging furnace didn’t keep your home comfortably warm last winter, it’s a good time to seriously consider replacing it. Why replace a furnace now rather than waiting until later in the year? Because upgrading your heating system in the spring offers some big benefits. Slow Down Discounts Spring is a typically a slow time of year for HVAC contractors because it’s in between the hectic heating and cooling seasons. HVAC companies want their installers and technicians to stay […]
December 20, 2016

Replacing a Furnace Motor: Deciding on ECM or PSC

When it’s time to consider a furnace motor replacement, all the different abbreviations can make it hard to figure out what will work best for your home. This guide will help you sort out which type of furnace motor replacement will work best for your needs.   The furnace blower motor has a simple but important function in your heating system. It is the force that pushes the heated air into your ductwork. From there the air is carried through […]