Furnace Articles

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 30, 2024

However, you will need one of our Quality Heating and Cooling Co.  heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals to take a good look at it and resolve the issue for you. It could be a few different things. In most cases, it is not a big repair, so keep calm. However, you will need…

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

January 15, 2024
How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer? Man checking unit.

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. 

In reality, the key is treating your Boise system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you can ensure your furnace will live well beyond its warranty.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

November 15, 2023
A lovely couple sitting on the sofa and playing with their dog. Everybody is smiling.

There are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Boise home?

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 18, 2023
Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now - Handsome African American construction foreman or building contractor stands in front of home that is being built for charity. Volunteers are working on the home in the background. He hsi wearing a hard hat, safety glasses and volunteer t-shirt.

What’s at the top of your fall to-do list? Make sure it is your furnace. 

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

September 19, 2023
How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace? - Pizza Party.

Let’s face it—there’s never a good time for the heat to go out in your Idaho home.

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What Are Furnace Filters?

January 17, 2023
A furnace filter is replaced. What Are Furnace Filters?

It’s crucial to take proper care of your furnace—it provides your Boise home with the heat you need to stay warm.

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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

December 16, 2022
A person adjusts a heater. How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill.

Heating alone accounts for over 40 percent of the average American’s utility bill, according to a US Department of Energy (DOE) analysis.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

October 13, 2022
Image of different thermostats connecting to AC/Heat Pump/Furnace. Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

Looking to install a new heater in your Boise home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

September 15, 2022
Family Making Cookies

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace. From our team here at Quality Heating & Cooling in Boise, here are six ways…

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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

February 25, 2022
Video - Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us at 208-377-3555 or request service online to have it properly fixed. This is indicative of a bigger problem that requires professional help.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

February 8, 2022
How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases. Our professionals at Quality Heating & Cooling encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems in your Boise home’s heating system. 

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Cold Weather?

January 18, 2022
We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Boise encounter problems with their home’s heating system.

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop as homeowners here in Boise encounter problems with their home’s heating system. Our Quality Heating & Cooling professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors cozy while Old Man Winter blusters away outdoors. Three Heating System Insights Here are a…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 28, 2021
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 Idaho home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

January 15, 2021
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You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head, and you ask yourself, Is my furnace breaking down? or Is this going to be expensive to repair? Fortunately, there is no need for panic.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 14, 2020

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 24, 2020
Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

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.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 15, 2020
Cozy Home Interior

Fall is here, so you may need service done on your home’s furnace. Our team wants to share five reasons why you should get maintenance.

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

November 5, 2019
Saving money on heating bills by putting coins in a mason jar.

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…

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Video—Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it ON?

October 29, 2019
Why does my furnace smell like gas when I turn it on?

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at…

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 11, 2019
fall maintenance for an American suburb

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Boise you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 14, 2019
Homeowner cleaning air duct vent while following the 7 maintenance tips

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Boise homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

March 8, 2019

We want our neighbors here in Boise, ID, and the surrounding Treasure Valley communities to come home to a happy, healthy furnace every night this season. To restore your unit to optimal condition, call our team at Quality Heating & Cooling at 208-377-3555!

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

February 6, 2019
Young Couple Covering Their Ears With Pillow Because Their Furnace is Making Loud Sounds.

Is your furnace keeping you up at night with loud noises? See common furnace sounds, what might be causing the sounds, and what to do if you hear them…

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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

January 5, 2019
Gas pipe of an old gas heating boiler.

Is your furnace acting up? Here are few things to take into consideration when thinking about your furnace, and when or how soon you will need a new one…

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