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Is My Furnace Overheating?

Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 7, 2022

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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AFUE

What Does AFUE Mean?

January 29, 2022

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 South Carolina home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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What Is Short Cycling?

What Is Short Cycling?

January 18, 2022

Short cycling is a term used in the 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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HVAC Ways to Go Green in Your Home

December 30, 2021

Going green is all the rage. And it’s understandable why. We all have a responsibility to care for the world around us for future generations. You probably already take at least small steps to do things like reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

November 30, 2021

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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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

February 11, 2021

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Florence house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at Quality Service Company see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

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what are signs I need a new furnace

What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 31, 2021

A furnace is a major investment for any Florence 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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6 ways your furnace keeps you safe

6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 31, 2020

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.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 23, 2020

You may not be ready to switch on your furnace yet, but Quality Service Company can make sure your heating system will run efficiently.

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family keeping their heat and staying warm indoors and looking out the window of their home during winter's extreme cold weather.

How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

February 24, 2020

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Darlington encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Quality Service Company professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors cozy…

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