Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Furnaces’

The Difference Between Two-Stage and Regular Furnaces

Monday, January 29th, 2018

furnace-burner-litWhen you’re shopping around for a new furnace, you might start to develop a new vocabulary. There’s the AFUE—Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency—that helps you determine the efficiency of your new system. And another set of terms you may see used often are as follows: “one-stage,” “two-stage,” and “modulating” furnace.

You might notice that modulating and two-stage furnaces receive a higher rating for efficiency and performance (or simply find that the price for these units is higher). Wondering why this is? Does a two-stage or modulating furnace really make that much of a difference? Find out in today’s guide to these powerful systems.

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4 Common Furnace Repairs

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

open-furnace-cabinet-glovesWhen your furnace runs effectively year after year, a problem with the system comes as a surprise. Furnaces are durable, after all, but only assuming they get the service they really need year after year. Improper maintenance can be a huge contributing factor as to why a heating system experiences frequent breakdowns, although many come without warning.

In any case, it’s important to call in technicians ASAP when a furnace is not functioning properly so that you promptly get the service your system needs. Finding out why furnaces tend to fail will hopefully convince you of the need for both fast service and routine furnace maintenance. Read on to learn more!

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How to Prevent Repairs for Your Furnace

Monday, September 25th, 2017

furnace-repair-technicianThis year, don’t waste your time making repairs for your home furnace in the middle of winter, when you need it most. You might be surprised to hear that a large portion of the problems we see with furnaces in the colder season are largely preventable. Furnace repairs are frustrating, and in some cases, they are also dangerous. We want to help you avoid them at all costs.

We have seen firsthand that preventative maintenance is key to prolonging the life of your furnace, lowering your bills, and, possible, preventing repairs altogether. Find out our expert tips for preventing your furnace from breaking down or operating poorly below! For more, feel free to reach out to our team anytime.

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Broken Furnace: When to Repair or Replace

Monday, February 27th, 2017

furnace-burner-litHaving trouble with your furnace? Don’t jump to conclusions just yet. The best thing you can do is call in a technician to have a look. You might find out a small repair is the solution. However, it may end up a new furnace is in order.

This doesn’t have to be a bad thing. A new furnace will likely run much more efficiently and effectively than your older worn-down model, which (if it’s decades old) simply wasn’t manufactured using the high-performance technology manufacturers have today. Read on to learn more about when you may need furnace replacement and contact our technicians for more information.

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