Furnace Articles

What Is Short Cycling?

February 26, 2021

Our team at Premier Heating & Cooling wants you to understand the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

September 10, 2020
HVAC worker with flexible ventilation system tube in hands. What are signs I need a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Tomahawk 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. Our team at Premier Heating & Cooling wants you to understand how your furnace works and…

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

January 24, 2019
Young Couple Covering Their Ears With Pillow From Loud Furnace Noise.

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise, for instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds. Also, leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our team at…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 14, 2018
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If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent 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 you…

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Maintaining your Home Furnace

November 8, 2018
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Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, do not proceed. Call us and we will be happy to…

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What is a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

February 28, 2018
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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 furnace…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 15, 2018
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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 percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your home and…

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When Do I Need a New Furnace?

January 16, 2018
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There are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace here in Tomahawk, WI. 1. How Old Is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning…

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Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

November 21, 2017
Damage to the heating system in a private home. Water leaks from the heating system. Furnace leaking water.

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a look…

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Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

November 2, 2017
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On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for…

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How Do Furnaces Work?

October 19, 2017
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Fall is here in Tomahawk, and that means colder temperatures are right around the corner. Here at Premier Heating & Cooling, we believe having knowledge about your HVAC appliances and knowing how they work is important. If you know how your appliance works, you’ll be more capable to handle a problem if something goes wrong…

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