Furnace Articles

What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

November 12, 2020
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If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Electromatic Refrigeration would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information can help you make the best decision for your family.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

October 30, 2020
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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 Washington home and how much fuel is wasted.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 16, 2020
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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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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

March 16, 2020
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Has your Kent home’s heating or cooling system suddenly stopped working? It might be from a broken thermostat. Here are some troubleshooting ideas to try.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

February 14, 2020
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Is there a strange sound coming from your Kent home’s furnace? To help, our team has a list of six common furnace noises, their causes, and what to do.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

January 23, 2020
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If your furnace is blowing out air without stopping, check it for three simple things first. If none of those worked, call the professionals.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

November 8, 2019
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Our team at Electromatic Refrigeration wants you to understand how your furnace works and what signs you can watch for to indicate it’s time for a replacement heating system.

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Furnace Filters 101

October 21, 2019
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Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Electromatic Refrigeration think you should know to help it do its job. Its Purpose…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 13, 2019
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Once the cooler weather hits here in Seattle this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Electromatic Refrigeration. You may think…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 6, 2018

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