Cincinnati Heating & Cooling Insights :: Archive » December 2012

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New Furnace Efficiency Standards Lead To Several Benefits

by Greg Leisgang on December 26, 2012

In October of 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) released new minimum furnace efficiency standards for the U.S., effective May 1, 2013. At that time, the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) for newly installed, non-weatherized (indoor) residential gas furnaces will increase from 78 to 90 percent for the 30 states in the northern region of the U.S., which includes Ohio. For all other states, the new standard will increase from 78 to 80 percent.… read more »

Furnace Smells: Don't Ignore These Potentially Dangerous Signs

by Greg Leisgang on December 18, 2012

Most homeowners are aware that having fully operational carbon monoxide detectors is imperative for their well-being, since this dangerous gas has no odor. Mechanical problems requiring immediate professional attention can often be detected by unusual furnace smells, none of which should be ignored. Here are some of the odors that should have you reaching for the telephone as quickly as possible.… read more »

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