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Heating St. Louis While you want to keep your home and family warm and cozy during the winter, no one wants to incur outrageously high heating costs. Heating accounts for roughly half your utility bill during the peak of winter, so why not try to cut down on costs and increase heating efficiency? Read our 4 tips on how to save money this winter. Heater St. Louis Turn down the water heater. Check the temperature settings on your standard or tankless water heater—most are set at high temperatures that aren’t needed. Turn the temperature down to between 115-120 degrees to save money without noticing any differences in your hot water. Use curtains. Open your blinds and curtains during the day to allow the sun’s rays to naturally help heat your home and close them at night to prevent any air leakage from your windows. Clear heating vents. Make sure that none...

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Heating Efficiency St. Louis Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or AFUE, measures the energy efficiency of a gas furnace in percentages. The higher the percentage of AFUE, the greater the efficiency. Every U.S. furnace is at least 78% AFUE because of government regulations. The AFUE number indicates the amount of gas used when your furnace is on. For example, a furnace with 90% AFUE wastes 10% of the gas that it uses to heat your home. Furnace Installation St. Louis Of course, AFUE directly correlates to how much money you spend when heating your home in the winter. When you have a furnace with 90% AFUE, you spend $1 on natural gas but only 90 cents of that dollar heat your home (the rest escapes as exhaust). The higher the AFUE, the less fuel used and the less money you spend on heating. If you’re considering installing a new furnace, factor in...

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Furnaces St. Louis Winter is coming here in St. Louis. The last thing you want when the temperature starts to drop is for your furnace to malfunction! You will want proper heating in your home. Even though your furnace may not blow sparks or emit a loud noise when it breaks down, there will be very clear signs that something is wrong. Heating St. Louis The two main signs that your furnace isn’t working correctly are sudden heat loss and short cycling. Sudden heat loss means that your furnace shuts off unexpectedly and permanently. This can happen anytime, but often occurs at the coldest time of the night so you will wake up to a very cold home and no heat. Possible causes of sudden heat loss are: Loss of power Malfunctioning pilot light Faulty wiring Furnace hasn't been maintenanced for a long time Short cycling is when your furnace turns...
Furnaces St. Louis When deciding to invest in a new furnace, you want to make a well-informed decision. However, if you’re looking for a new furnace in an emergency, you may not always have the opportunity or time to choose the best option for you and your family. That’s why we recommend to replace a furnace before it fails and is reaching the end of its life. Read on for the top 5 signs that your furnace needs replacement. Heating St. Louis Age: The average lifespan of a furnace is 16-20 years of age. If your furnace is close to this range, then you should start looking for a new one. High utility bills: If you notice that your utility bills have increased while your heat usage hasn’t, then your furnace may need replacement. As furnaces get older, they become much less efficient especially if they haven’t had routine maintenance. High...

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Furnaces and Heat Pumps St. Louis Whether you have an electric heat pump or an 80%, 90%, 95% efficiency furnace that is single stage, 2 stages or modulating – you know that your heat will be running in these upcoming months. That’s why we want to share these 3 quick tips to help you keep your heat pump or furnace working optimally through the colder months. If you use these tips, you can help reduce the chance for malfunctions, breakdowns, and inefficiencies that lead to higher utility bills this Fall and Winter. Furnace Filters St. Louis Change the filter regularly. This is such an important, easy and inexpensive thing that most homeowners can do on their own. Don’t allow your furnace’s filter to clog with lint, dust, pet dander and other debris! It will choke off airflow which causes a variety of problems. When there’s a lack of airflow across a...
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