Furnace Articles

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
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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
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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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