How Does My Gas Furnace Work? HVAC worker repairing furnace.

How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

February 13, 2023

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

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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Can I Install a Heat Pump in My Wisconsin Home?

January 31, 2023

Heat pumps are a cost-effective option for heating and cooling your Wisconsin home. They use half as much electricity as an electric furnace or baseboard heating system, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 

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Video – What Should I Do If My Water Heater Is Leaking?

January 23, 2023

Is your water heater leaking? Here’s what you need to do: First, find the location of the leak. This will be helpful for you and your service technician. Turn off the power supply by switching the water heater circuit breaker to “off” for an electric water heater or by turning the dial to “off” on a gas water heater. Next, turn off the cold water supply to avoid more water being wasted from the leak. Call us today to have your water heater repaired or replaced.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 9, 2023

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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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

December 22, 2022

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out.

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Why Is Changing Your Air Filter Important?

December 12, 2022

The holidays are around the corner here in Wisconsin. You may be shopping for gifts, hosting family, or taking a much-needed vacation somewhere warmer. 

Whatever plans you have—remember to change the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) filter according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. It boosts indoor air quality (IAQ), prolongs equipment lifespan, and will help you avoid an emergency repair this winter for your gas furnace or heat pump. 

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What Are Furnace Filters?

December 7, 2022

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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Video – Do You Want to Reduce Your Energy Bills?

November 29, 2022

Upgrade your HVAC equipment to help you save money on your monthly energy bills. Call us today for more information.

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Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide 

November 9, 2022

To promote safety and well-being for our community in Waterford, here’s what you should know about this harmful airborne pollutant.

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