Furnace Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

March 8, 2024
How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer? Cold couple wrapped in blankets holding mugs next to furnace.

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. 

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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

January 8, 2024
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Western Heating & Air Conditioning wishes more of our Idaho customers knew about the simple ways to cut heating costs during the winter. Some require a small financial investment, but some are free and incredibly simple with a little diligence. 

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

November 10, 2023
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Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Eagle home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever.

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Why Wait to Schedule Your Furnace Maintenance?

September 22, 2023
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You may not be ready to fire up the heat in your Eagle home, but it is the perfect time to give your furnace some thought—and a little pre-winter prep. 

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

December 29, 2022
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A furnace is a major investment for any Meridian 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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How Can I Lower My Heating Costs?

November 29, 2022
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Western Heating & Air Conditioning offers quality furnace repair and maintenance services to keep your Boise home warm and cozy this winter.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 14, 2022
Someone working on a furnace with green gloves. 5 reasons to schedule a fall furnace clean and check.

If you’ve had your furnace for 15 years or longer, ask our Western Heating and Air Conditioning specialist to assess its condition. You’ll be pleased to know that furnaces have gotten much more efficient in recent years.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 7, 2022
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It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the weather takes a turn toward winter is a broken furnace.

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

January 10, 2022
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We want to help you keep your home comfortable in these record-low temperatures. Follow our tips for keeping your heating system in operation.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

November 30, 2021
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Is your furnace not heating your entire home? To help, here are seven furnace problems that could be causing uneven heat.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

November 10, 2021
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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 would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 12, 2021
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Our team wants to help you be prepared for cold weather by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.

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What Is Short Cycling?

February 26, 2021

Our team at Wester Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to understand the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

January 12, 2021

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Kuna 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.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

November 9, 2020
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AFUE stands for average fuel utilization efficiency. Our team wants you know all about using AFUE when it comes to furnaces.

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