Furnace Articles

What Does AFUE Mean?

January 13, 2022

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 Nevada home and how much fuel is wasted. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the unit is. Typically the ratings or percentages you’ll see on new furnaces range from 80 to 100 percent (contingent upon the fuel type of furnace being rated). If a furnace has an AFUE of 80 percent, this means the furnace converts 80 percent of the fuel to heat your house, while the remaining 20 percent is lost, usually out the chimney.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 13, 2021
Cold on Couch

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need to worry too much.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 19, 2021
Furnace Cleaning

Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your home’s furnace cleaned and checked by a professional.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 31, 2021
what are signs I need a new furnace?, furnace replacement

A furnace is a major investment for any Las Vegas homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

December 31, 2020
Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Las Vegas home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 15, 2020
what is short cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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Furnace Pressure Switches

October 31, 2020
furnace pressure switches, cheerful couple looking out the window and smiling

Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Las Vegas home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Sun City Heating & Cooling, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 16, 2020
Autumn Neighborhood

Fall is here. Which means it’s a great opportunity to prepare your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system for fall maintenance.

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