What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 15, 2021

You want your home to be comfortable during the summer, but you don’t want high energy bills. It’s a balancing act between what temperature your air conditioner should be set at and how much you pay for electricity. The ideal temperature for your home depends on what you’re comfortable with. Department of Energy Recommendation The DOE recommends that you set your air conditioner to 78 degrees when you’re home. They recommend 85 degrees as the temperature when you’re away for a long time, such as at work. While this is theoretically ideal, most people don’t want

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Learn About How Long Your Furnace Is Likely to Last

October 20, 2020

The weather is changing in Madera, CA, which means now is the time to make sure your furnace is ready for the upcoming cold winter months of the year. If your furnace is old, you might be wondering how much longer it will last. Learn about the lifespan of a furnace and what you should do if your furnace has reached its life expectancy. Life Expectancy of Electric Furnaces An electric furnace usually lasts for 20 to 30 years. They are quick to install, and they have low maintenance needs. Because nothing is burned,

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 11, 2020

As with most components of your HVAC system, your furnace is a complicated piece of machinery. Understanding how your furnace works may seem difficult. This is an important task to take on, however, as a basic understanding can help you diagnose problems. To explain how a furnace works, we’ve detailed the function of the main parts. Burners In gas furnaces, the burners are typically fueled by natural gas that is ignited by a pilot light. The burners are placed near the bottom of the furnace since heat rises naturally, resulting in increased efficiency. In electric furnaces,

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