Furnace Articles

When Should You Replace Your furnace?

October 13, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. When should you replace your furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Holland home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever. Nobody wants to think about replacing any major household system, but it’s generally more cost effective to be proactive in your thinking about it.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 15, 2022
A gloved hand making repairs to an appliance | 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check | Holland, MI

As the leaves change color, our team is preparing for an important time of the year—furnace inspection season. 

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 8, 2022
What Does AFUE Mean?

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 Michigan home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

January 13, 2022
This winter, you’re hoping to have a brand new furnace to keep you warm. But there are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Holland home?

This winter, you’re hoping to have a brand new furnace to keep you warm. But there are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Holland home?

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

December 15, 2021
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 Zeeland 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.

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How Do I Know I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

January 8, 2021
Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited

Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you are having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What is a heat exchanger? How can you tell if this is the issue? What should you do about it?

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

December 14, 2020
furnace duct

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a new model.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 12, 2020
A gloved hand making repairs to an appliance | 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check | Holland, MI

When you schedule your furnace clean and check regularly on an annual basis, you are preventing breakdowns. By having one of our seasoned experts inspect and clean your system, he or she can spot any impending repairs or weaknesses. This alerts you so you can take care of the issue in a timely manner, circumventing middle-of-the-night emergencies when emergency services will cost you more.

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

January 8, 2020
Sealing weather window tape on a wooden frame and home related objects placed on the window sill. How can I save money on my heating bills this winter?

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

December 20, 2019
Male Hands Change Large Pleated Furnace Air Filter. 7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Saugatuck homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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