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1 Key Tip For Boosting Furnace Efficiency

There are many things you can do to help your furnace operate more efficiently, including scheduling annual preventive maintenance and changing your air filters regularly. But one of the most effective ways for boosting furnace efficiency is also one of the simplest: turn on those ceiling fans! How ceiling fans help heat and cool your…

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Furnace Efficiency: Look For These Features In Your Replacement

For homeowners looking to increase furnace efficiency, selecting certain features offers significant return on investment, leading to lower energy bills and more. If you’re set to upgrade the furnace in your Metro-East home, consider these features commonly utilized in high-efficiency furnaces to attain an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 90 percent or higher. Two-stage gas…

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An Efficient Furnace Is a Good Buy in SW Illinois—but How Efficient?

Furnace efficiency is an important factor in keeping your energy costs low. A furnace’s efficiency is measured by a percentage using the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. Available new furnaces come with AFUE ratings ranging from 78 percent for standard-efficiency models to 90-98 percent in high-efficiency condensing furnaces. The AFUE rating measures what percentage of…

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Installing a New HVAC System? Tips for Properly Sizing the Furnace

When you’re getting ready to replace your home’s central heating system, it’s critical that you take the steps for sizing the furnace accurately. HVAC contractors use special load calculation software to start this process. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual J is considered the industry standard when it comes to determining proper furnace size.…

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Furnace On Its Last Leg? When To Repair Or Replace

If you own a home, it’s likely that you’ll experience a broken furnace at some point. When your furnace does break, you’ll be faced with a challenging question. Is it better to replace or repair? There’s no hard and fast rule in the furnace repair or replace dilemma. Every furnace issue is unique. However, there…

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