ThermAll Heating, Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Replacement’

What’s Causing the Uneven Heating in Your Home?

Monday, December 18th, 2023
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You’ve noticed something wrong in your house now that the weather’s colder and you’ve turned your central heating system on. Not all the rooms are getting as warm as they should, and you’ve got family members complaining. A central heater is supposed to provide heat to all of the living spaces, but your heater isn’t living up to that promise.

What’s happening? There are several possibilities, and the remedy may require that you call our technicians for heating repair in Yakima, WA. We deliver timely service and back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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The Secrets of High-Efficiency Furnaces

Monday, October 23rd, 2023
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The energy efficiency of natural gas furnaces continues to improve as technology advances. Once, standard furnaces had an AFUE rating of 70, which means the furnace would convert 70% of its fuel source (natural gas) into direct heat, losing 30% to exhaust. Today, many standard furnaces have 85 AFUE, and special high-efficiency furnaces can score in the high 90s. That’s an enormous change in efficiency that can mean significant savings for a household over the winter.

If you’re considering a new furnace installation in Ellensburg, WA or elsewhere in our service area, we recommend you look into high-efficiency furnace models. They cost more than mid-efficiency furnaces, but the long-term savings will help these furnaces pay for themselves in a few years. 

If you’re curious about what allows high-efficiency furnaces to use so much less power to do the same job, follow us below.

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Give Your Furnace a Grade for the End of the Season

Monday, April 10th, 2023
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The weather is warming up, although we can expect to have a few more cold days come our way through the spring. It isn’t time to shut off your heater for mid-year.

Not yet. But it is the time to consider your heater’s future based on how well it performed over this last winter.

You never want to let a major furnace breakdown sneak up on you. It’s better to replace an ailing furnace before it has a chance to trap you in an unheated home.

To help you get a better understanding of how well your furnace is currently doing, we want you to try this thought experiment: give your furnace a grade (“A” through “F”) for how well it performed over the previous winter.

Below, we’ll examine what these grades may mean for your furnace’s future and what steps you might need to take, like furnace replacement or furnace repair in Yakima, WA.

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How to Tell You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, January 30th, 2023
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The furnace is the true workhorse of heating across North America: gas furnaces and electric furnaces are the heating systems most commonly found in residential buildings, and that isn’t likely to change soon, even with the growing popularity of heat pumps. 

Because furnaces are so common, it’s easy for people to think that the furnace in their home will just keep running forever. Of course, no furnace is immortal, and it’s important to know when you need to replace yours.

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When Are Heating Repairs No Longer Worth It?

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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In our previous post, we looked at the warning signs you have a heating system that needs professional repairs. We always encourage our customers to move fast when it comes to arranging for any heating repair in Yakima, WA. The sooner you have the problem fixed, the easier and less expensive it will be, and the less money you’ll waste on running a malfunctioning heater. You’ll keep the heater operating safely as well.

But heating systems have limits, as do repairs. A heater will age to a point where continuing to repair it is throwing away money. How can you know that your heating system has reached the end of the line where a replacement is more cost-effective? We can help you find out. Below are some of the signs that it’s time to stop repairing and retire your heating system for a new one.

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