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What Does AFUE Mean?

March 13, 2017

  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…

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How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

February 27, 2017

  Out of sight, out of mind. This is especially true for furnace filters. When you have a clean furnace filter in place, your furnace will run optimally, keeping your home an ideal temperature. A dirty filter will inhibit the performance of your furnace. It may even cause your furnace to fail. What Kind? There…

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How Do I Know If My Heat Exchanger Is Cracked?

February 13, 2017

  Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you’re having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What’s a heat exchanger? How can you tell if that’s what the issue is? What should you do about it?  Don’t ignore the possibility. A cracked heat exchanger in a gas…

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What is a Thermocouple?

January 30, 2017

  A thermocouple is a sensor used to measure temperature. It is a device used inside your Murfreesboro gas furnace, to assist the pilot light in keeping your furnace running and safe. It works rather like a fail-safe to keep unburned gas from accumulating and burning, exploding or causing another type of health risk. A…

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Don't Forget Your Annual Furnace Maintenance!

January 13, 2017

  A furnace is crucial to comfort in Tennessee winter, yet it is often ignored when it comes to home maintenance. Usually your furnace is in a basement, closet or other low traffic area of your home, making it easy to overlook. To avoid costly, inconvenient, and possibly dangerous emergency repairs, you should always remember…

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What Does Nate-Certified Mean?

December 28, 2016

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. NATE is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC and refrigeration technicians. It’s important to note that almost everyone in the HVAC and refrigeration industries recognizes and supports a NATE certification, although not everyone in the industry is NATE-certified. It’s a discretionary certification, and technicians can service equipment…

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Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2016
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3 Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

December 16, 2016

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) just don’t get the attention they deserve. More traditional air-source heat pumps are more installed in general, but GHPs offer some definite advantages over their more-popular cousins. GHPs have been in use since the 1940s and heat and cool homes wonderfully. They use the constant temperature of the earth for their…

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Use Zone Controls for Efficient Heating

November 28, 2016

Do some areas of your home have inconsistent temperatures even as you adjust your thermostat? If you have a large home or a home with multiple stories and you are not using more than one thermostat you most likely have an uneven distribution of heating or cooling. A zone control system gives you control over…

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All About Air Cleaners in Tennessee

November 15, 2016

The air we breath is just as important to our health as the food we eat or the beverages we drink. Air quality is one of the most important and yet least thought about contributors to our health and well being. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, your indoor air can be 2 to 5…

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