Furnace Articles

How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter?

February 8, 2024
How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter? A winter blizzard rages outside the back yard bay window where this small, serene potted plant garden grows and blooms oblivious to the season. A similar is available in vertical/portrait orientation.

So how do you reduce your heating costs without compromising your comfort? Midwest Heating & Cooling is here to tell you! Enhancing your comfort is our goal. We’ll help you create the most pleasing atmosphere, all without causing any financial strain.

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Time to Upgrade Your Oil Furnace?

December 15, 2023
mother and daughter sitting on couch reading a book together.

Midwest Heating & Cooling can help you make the switch. Our licensed and trained professionals provide expert heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services throughout Wisconsin.

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Fall Is the Best Time to Tune Up Your Furnace

October 25, 2023
Fall is the best time of year to tune up your furnace.

Your furnace has been idle for six months. Give it a little TLC before you fire it up to work non-stop for the next six months. 

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Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall

September 8, 2023
Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall. Young Blue-Collar Man Portrait In a Back Yard During The Fall Smiling at the Camera.

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Mukwonago you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

February 13, 2023
How Does My Gas Furnace Work? HVAC worker repairing furnace.

On a frosty winter’s day here in Wisconsin, your gas furnace is hard at work, keeping your Germantown home warm and cozy. Feeling grateful? You’re not alone—it’s one of the most popular forms of heating, as American as apple pie. In 1919, New Jersey inventor Alice H. Parker filed a patent for the first gas-fueled furnace.…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 6, 2023
What Does AFUE Mean? Older couple sitting on their couch together reviewing documents.

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Wisconsin home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 9, 2023
6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe. Family happily baking together.

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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What Are Furnace Filters?

December 7, 2022
A furnace filter. What Are Furnace Filters?

Our experienced team are always on hand to answer any filter questions you may have as well as to replace or clean your air filter for you.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 13, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. 5 reasons to schedule a fall furnace clean and check.

If you’ve had your furnace for 15 years or longer, ask our Midwest Heating and Cooling specialist to assess its condition. You’ll be pleased to know that furnaces have gotten much more efficient in recent years.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

March 10, 2022
Man Troubleshooting Thermostat

If your HVAC system stops working, it might be from a broken thermostat. Here are some expert tips and some basic troubleshooting ideas.

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What Is Short Cycling?

February 4, 2022
Hand Adjusting Thermostat

Our team wants you to understand the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, the cause, and what you can do about it.

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

January 21, 2022
Window Windowsill

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? To help, our team would like to share a number of simple things you can do at home to save money.

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

January 10, 2022
Cold home with an angry couple warmly clothed hugging sitting on a sofa in the living room

We want to help you keep your home comfortable in these very low temperatures. Follow our tips for keeping your heating system in operation.

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

November 2, 2021
Cold Couple standing in front of radiator

If you’re struggling with the question of whether or not to buy a new furnace, our professionals are here to help.

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