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What Does AFUE Mean?

January 10, 2022
AFUE

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 New Jersey home and how much fuel is wasted. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the unit is. Typically the ratings or percentages you’ll see on new furnaces range from 80 to 100 percent (contingent upon the fuel type of furnace being rated). If a furnace has an AFUE of 80 percent, this means the furnace converts 80 percent of the fuel to heat your house, while the remaining 20 percent is lost, usually out the chimney.

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Video-How Can I Make My Home More Comfortable?

December 23, 2021
Zone Control

Is your home always uncomfortable either upstairs and down? You should consider zoning your home!

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

December 15, 2021
Tips to Troubleshoot Your

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Howell home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.

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Video-When Do I Need to Replace the Batteries in My Smoke Detector?

November 23, 2021
Change Smoke Detector

Change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings. It’s an easy reminder to replace them and is very important for your safety!

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

November 10, 2021
Furnace Last Longer

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. In reality, the key is treating your Howell system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you can ensure your furnace will live well beyond its warranty. From our team here at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, here are four things you should do to make your furnace last longer:

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

October 29, 2021
Furnace Stop

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Howell 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

October 19, 2021
Fall Indoor Air Quality

With fall now upon us in Howell, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your indoor air quality directly affects your comfort in your home. 

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Video- Energy Saving Tip 6

September 23, 2021
Video- Energy Saving Tip 6

Cool your home by opening the windows at night and save on your energy bill. The outdoor breeze will keep your home feeling cool.

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August 2021 Pet of the Month Winner – Keeno!

September 15, 2021
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The Winner of 1st Choice’s Pet of the Month Club for August is Keeno! Keeno is a pure bred yellow lab. He just turned 8 years old. He is a career-changed leader dog from Leader Dogs For Blind. He was adopted at 13 months old. He loves all people. He is a new uncle. His…

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5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

September 8, 2021
5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

Get ready for cooler weather here in Howell—fall is around the corner! When the outdoor temperatures start to drop, you probably will spend more time inside your home. Be sure to focus on enhancing your indoor air quality (IAQ) so that you can boost your overall home comfort and enjoy the autumn season to its fullest.

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1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning proudly provides HVAC service to Howell, Sea Girt, Brick, Belmar and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 732-256-9149, or request service online today.