The Phaseout of R-22 Refrigerant

The Phaseout of R-22 Refrigerant

No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the...
Clogged Air Filters

Clogged Air Filters

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean, and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause...
What is a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

What is a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

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...
What Does AFUE Mean?

What Does AFUE Mean?

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric, gas, or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in...

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