Furnaces Articles

What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

October 13, 2022
Image of a furnace being worked on. What Are Signs I need a New Furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Salem 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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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 8, 2022
AFUE

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 Oregon home and how much fuel is wasted. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the unit is. Typically the ratings or percentages you’ll see on new furnaces range from 80 to 100 percent (contingent upon the fuel type of furnace being rated). If a furnace has an AFUE of 80 percent, this means the furnace converts 80 percent of the fuel to heat your house, while the remaining 20 percent is lost, usually out the chimney.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

December 14, 2021
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 Oregon home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

October 31, 2021
Furnace not working throughout the house.

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Tacoma home to you, you’re not alone.

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

October 15, 2021
Technician cleaning a burner area of a natural gas furnace.

Need a new furnace? Reach out to our Gagle’s Heating furnace experts today to discuss all of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning options.

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What Is Short Cycling?

January 15, 2021
What Is Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 15, 2020
6 ways your furnace keeps you safe, happy family of four baking together

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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

January 11, 2020
Business man putting change into a piggy bank.|Space Heater

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

November 18, 2019
Horizontal photo of vacuum cleaning inside heater floor vent with Red Oak Floors in background. 7 furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Salem 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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