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Furnace Flue Tips

November 17, 2023
Furnace Flue Tips - Yellow Hardhat on Furnace Coils.

Even though our Gateway Heating and Cooling heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts are always here for you, as a Lexington homeowner, you should know at least a little something about your heating and cooling system.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

October 13, 2022
What are the different types of furnaces?

This winter, you’re hoping to have a brand new furnace to keep you warm. But there are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Winchester home?

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5 Ways to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

January 18, 2022
lower winter heating bill

When the temperature gets low, your energy bill gets high. That’s because you spend more time indoors during the winter. And we don’t blame you—it can get pretty cold here in Kentucky.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 15, 2021
Room wall temperature thermostat turn dial to set. What is short cycling?

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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What Does AFUE Mean?

January 11, 2021

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 Kentucky home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 14, 2020
man under comforter

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Mount Sterling 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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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 12, 2020
A gloved hand repairing the inside of place | 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

When you schedule your furnace clean and check regularly on an annual basis, you are preventing breakdowns. By having one of our seasoned experts inspect and clean your system, he or she can spot any impending repairs or weaknesses.

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

February 27, 2020
Woman warms her frozen hands near an electric fan heater at home. How can I save money on my heating bill this winter?

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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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 27, 2020
HVAC worker with flexible ventilation system tube in hands. What are signs I need a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Lexington 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 Gateway Heating & Cooling wants you to understand how your furnace works and…

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