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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 23, 2020
Freezing parents and teenage son warming near warm heater in home. What are signs I need a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Vancouver 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. Our team at Apex Air wants you to understand how your furnace works and what signs…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

January 11, 2020
Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited With Crimson Blue Flame. How does a 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 Apex Air encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems in your…

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

December 20, 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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What Does AFUE Mean?

December 9, 2019
senior couple with papers and calculator at home. 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 Washington…

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Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 18, 2019
Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 360-342-8109 and we will inspect your furnace.

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

November 18, 2019
Senior woman trying to stay warm by wearing a blanket. When do I know it's time to buy a new furnace?

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 14, 2019
family with feet over air ducts enjoying the heat after the furnace maintenance tips

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Vancouver 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. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 30, 2019
Mother and daughter looking out window in Autumn feeling cozy after scheduling their fall furnace clean and check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Vancouver this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Apex Air. You may…

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Thermostats 101

February 5, 2019
Homeowners Hand Adjusting A Thermostat

Thermostats are the brains of the HVAC system. They facilitate heating and cooling so the temperature in your house is where you want it to be.

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating My Entire Home?

January 22, 2019
Couple Freezing From No Heat In Home

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent heating or cooling.

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