Furnaces Articles

Furnace Flue Tips

January 12, 2023
A technician works on a furnace. Furnace Flue Tips.

Even though our Monarch HVAC experts are always here for you, as a homeowner, you should know something about your system.

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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

December 15, 2022
A woman with a coffee mug near a window. How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill.

Wintertime is here. That means your family will be spending more time indoors to stay warm.

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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

October 28, 2022
Video - Pilot light on a furnace going out. Check your furnace pilot light.

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us or request service online to have it properly fixed.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

October 13, 2022
Image of a man wrapped in a blanket and holding a mug. Why Isn't My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Belgrade home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty 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 might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

September 19, 2022
Image of someone servicing a furnace.

A furnace is a major investment for any Belgrade 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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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

September 9, 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 Belgrade 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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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 22, 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 Montana home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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