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How AFUE Ratings Influence Your Heating Installation

AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, a rating system used to determine the efficiency of heating systems. It’s measured in a percentage, describing how much of the heater’s consumed energy actually goes into heating the home. An AFUE rating of 90% means that 10% of the energy is lost to waste, while an AFUE rating of 80% means that 20% is lost to waste.

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What Happens When a Thermocouple Malfunctions?

A thermocouple is a sort of “co-pilot” to your pilot light, which allows the gas burners on your water heater to be lit. Here in Raleigh, NC, heating repair services must often deal with thermocouple malfunctions, in part because the device is so important to the proper functioning of your heater. What happens when a thermocouple malfunctions? In short, the heater needs help.

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What Can I Do to Help Minimize Heating Repair This Winter?

When winter is in full swing, nothing brings your home grinding to a halt quite like a broken down heater. The fact of the matter is, though, that problems with your heating system are unavoidable. There is no heater on the market that can guarantee a problem free performance. The Raleigh, NC heating repair technicians at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling understand how important the reliable performance of your heating system is to your comfort, though, and we have some tips to help you get the most from your AC while warding off repair needs as much as possible.

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