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Moving a Furnace to the Attic: Some Things to Consider

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

furnace in atticThe usual place you’ll find furnaces in homes across the U.S. is the basement. But in Southern California, basements are extremely rare, so most homes have floor furnaces (a.k.a. closet furnaces) instead. But this isn’t the only place that you can have a furnace to keep your home warm. A furnace can be relocated from the closet into the attic. If you’re thinking of doing this, we recommend you give our technicians a call. They can give you advice about whether this is a good step or not, since the situation is different for every home.

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What Are Two-Stage Furnaces?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

IMG_9454As a homeowner, you have a larger selection of furnace types for household heating than ever before. You might even say that the selection is a bit, well, bewildering. That is why it is very important that you have a professional HVAC installer to assist you whenever it’s time to put in a new heater for a home, either as a first installation or as a replacement for an inefficient older unit.

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What Makes High-Efficiency Furnace So… High Efficiency?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

IMG_8221Two weeks ago we posted about replacing old floor furnaces with safer and more energy-efficient units. In general, older natural gas furnaces—regardless of type—are wasteful of energy compared to newer ones. The AFUE ratings of furnaces from more than a decade ago range between 60% to 80%, which means they waste between 20% to 40% of their energy when generating heat. New, high-efficiency furnaces, however, can achieve remarkably high AFUE ratings. Some ENERGY STAR-certified furnaces have AFUE ratings of 97%, which means they waste only 3% of the energy they use. The rest go straight to generating heat.

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Replace an OId Floor Furnace with a Safer, High Efficiency Model

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Old Floor FurnaceRecently, we replaced an aging floor furnace for a customer and installed an energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system for the house. The floor furnace was not only old, it was in danger of becoming a safety hazard. This is a good reminder for people out there that extremely old furnaces can turn into dangerous systems. It’s much better to replace the system than to try to keep repairing it. Not only are there more effective, energy saving systems out there, but they’re also much safer for you and your family.

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Install a High-Efficiency Furnace and Receive a $200 Rebate!

Monday, October 12th, 2015

furnace-installed-by-kilowatt‘Tis the season (fall, that is) when homeowners start to consider whether they should replace their old, inefficient heating equipment with something that runs better and wastes far less energy. This is an important issue in Southern California: since we don’t run our heating systems that often, we want to make sure that they aren’t energy guzzlers during the periods when we do have to use them.

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