Furnaces Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

March 15, 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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What Are Furnace Filters?

February 15, 2024

It’s crucial to take proper care of your furnace—it provides your Manhattan home with the heat you need to stay warm. A simple, but often forgotten, way to keep your furnace in good condition and help provide you with desirable indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Montana home is to consistently replace or clean the…

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Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

January 30, 2024
Video - Upgrade Your Furnace. Woman cold wrapped in a blanket.

Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

October 15, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Preteen girl in knitted scarf hat is warming near heating radiator using laptop for leisure study with ginger cat lying on chair. Cold autumn winter season, home lifestyle, kids concept.

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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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

February 15, 2023
A man ponders on a laptop. Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

The bad news is there is something wrong with your furnace. The good news is it can usually be repaired quickly.

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Furnace Flue Tips

January 12, 2023
A technician works on a furnace. Furnace Flue Tips.

Even though our Monarch HVAC experts are always here for you, as a homeowner, you should know something about your system.

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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

December 15, 2022
A woman with a coffee mug near a window. How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill.

Wintertime is here. That means your family will be spending more time indoors to stay warm.

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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

October 28, 2022
Video - Pilot light on a furnace going out. Check your furnace pilot light.

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us or request service online to have it properly fixed.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

October 13, 2022
Image of a man wrapped in a blanket and holding a mug. Why Isn't My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Belgrade home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

September 19, 2022
Image of someone servicing a furnace.

A furnace is a major investment for any Belgrade 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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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

September 9, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. When should you replace your furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Belgrade home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever. Nobody wants to think about replacing any major household system, but it’s generally more cost effective to be proactive in your thinking about it.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 22, 2022
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 Montana home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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