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What Does AFUE Mean?

April 12, 2021
what does AFUE mean?

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 Oregon home and how much fuel is wasted.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 8, 2021

A furnace is a major investment for any Bend 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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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

December 14, 2020
heatpump turn on

Looking to install a new heater in your Sunriver home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

November 16, 2020
Family inside

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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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 12, 2020
A gloved hands making repairs to an appliance | 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check | Redmond, OR

When your furnace is not inspected and cleaned before you use it every fall, you run the risk of missing a possible unsafe issue or repair. Sometimes something as dangerous as a cracked heat exchanger can occur.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

September 30, 2020
A maintenance person writing on a clipboard | Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now | Bend, OR

Even if you have not thought about your furnace for months—it is easy to overlook if it is stationed in the basement or hidden in a closet—fall is the perfect time to make sure the most important seasonal equipment in your home is ready for action.

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What Is Short Cycling?

January 21, 2020
Room wall temperature thermostat turn dial to set. 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…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

January 11, 2020
Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited With Crimson Blue Flame How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases. Our professionals at AccuAir Heating and Cooling encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems…

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 20, 2019
Sealing weather window tape on a wooden frame and home related objects placed on the window sill. How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 9, 2019
Man shrouded in a blanket, drinking tea in order to stay warm. Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Redmond home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or…

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