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AFUE

What Does AFUE Mean?

December 23, 2021
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 Virginia 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. Continue Reading
Furnace Cold Air

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 6, 2021
Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need to worry too much. At Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning, we are here in Arlington to help keep your home warm and comfy this winter. If you’re having problems with your furnace, check these things first and then call us for help. Continue Reading
Heating Bill Savings

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

November 23, 2021
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 cost this winter. At Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning, we want to help you achieve the highest comfort in your Arlington home at an affordable price. Continue Reading
What's That Sound?

What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 17, 2021
It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. Continue Reading
Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited With Crimson Blue Flame

How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

October 20, 2021
Our professionals at Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems in your home’s heating system.  Continue Reading
Air conditioning heat pumps

What Is a Heat Pump?

September 20, 2021
Considering a heat pump for your household? Here are a few facts to take into account when making your decision. Continue Reading
Clean Living Room

Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

August 20, 2021
Our Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning team wants to help you understand the risks of indoor air pollution as well as steps you can take to reduce it.  Continue Reading

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