Furnaces Articles

What Does AFUE Mean?

February 28, 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 Ohio home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Why Is The Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

February 16, 2021
Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents inside your Ohio home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

January 15, 2021
Closeup of little boy and his grandparents drinking hot chocolate or tea. Grandfather and child are clinking cups. Isolated view on white background., why is my furnace filter soggy, why is my furnace filter wet

You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head, and you ask yourself, Is my furnace breaking down? or Is this going to be expensive to repair? Fortunately, there is no need for panic.

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Furnace Pressure Switches

December 15, 2020
Furnace Pressure Switches, happy couple looking out their home window

Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Loveland home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Adams Heating & Cooling, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have.

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Should I Get an 80% or 95% Furnace?

October 22, 2020
Technician and Furnace

When it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), the wisest decision is what’s going to work in your Milford home upon a careful assessment of specific factors. At Adams Heating & Cooling, we scrutinize aspects like your furnace’s location, your energy needs and plans, your budget, as well as other elements.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 28, 2020
Hot thermometer showing you that your furnace may be overheating.

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should…

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

February 11, 2020
Woman sitting by window in her home trying to determine how she can make her furnace last longer.

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. In reality, the key is treating your Loveland system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you…

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How to Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather

January 15, 2020
Family looking out their window in the middle of winter trying to keep their home's heat during extreme cold weather.

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Cincinnati encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Adams Heating & Cooling, professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 13, 2019
Woman holding her nose after noticing strange smell coming from her furnace.

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Ohio home. For your convenience and protection, our Adams Heating…

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

November 26, 2019
Homeowner adjusting dial on thermostat in attempt to troubleshoot a problem.

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Milford home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat. Here are some expert tips on checking your thermostat first…

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