## How Do I Know What Size Furnace I Need?

January 11, 2022

When you have a new furnace installed, it’s very important you have one installed that’s the right size for your property. There’s a calculation you can perform that will give you a good idea of which sized unit is right for your home. Determine Your House’s Square Footage You need to know the square footage of your home to get the right-sized furnace. You can find this on the appraisal you got for the property when you bought it. It may also be available on your county assessor’s website. If these documents aren’t available, you’ll

## How to Determine a Heater’s Energy Efficiency?

December 20, 2021

Energy efficiency serves several purposes, including saving money. An energy-efficient furnace could lead to less waste and lower energy bills. Homeowners might wonder how to tell whether a heater delivers on energy efficiency. There are a few ways to tell if your heater is energy efficient. Review the Rating Sometimes, someone else does the work necessary for determining energy efficiency. The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) percentage appears on a nameplate located on the furnace. AFUE percentages are derived from a simple equation. The calculation involves dividing the fuel amount by the heat it generates. Therefore,

## Stan’s Heating and TVCC Foundation Gala Raise Over \$50,000

December 17, 2021

Stan’s Heating, Inc General Manager Michael and his wife were excited to be able to attend the Treasure Valley Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala, an annual fundraising event that supports TVCC and goes towards providing student scholarships. The event was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic last year, so it was a big deal to have the opportunity to take part this year! To say the event was a success is an understatement. In fact, we helped raise over \$50,000—the most raised by the Gala in recent years! Our team at Stan’s Heating, Inc hasn’t just been providing exceptional HVAC

## 3 Causes for a Leaking Furnace

November 20, 2021

It’s almost winter, which means it’s the most important time of year to have a furnace that’s working properly. However, if your furnace is leaking water, it’s not only an indicator that something is wrong with the appliance, but it can also lead to water damage or even mold growth in your house. If you’ve noticed that this is happening, it likely means one of the following things is going wrong with your furnace. All of these problems are clear signs that you should bring in a trained heating technician as soon as possible to get your furnace back in

## Is A Thermostatic Expansion Valve Important?

October 20, 2021

Modern cooling systems include many important parts that need regular maintenance. One of the most important components is the thermostatic expansion valve. What’s a Thermostatic Expansion Valve? The thermostatic expansion valve is also called the thermal expansion valve or thermal valve. This valve regulates the amount of refrigerant that flows to the evaporator. It provides a steady flow of refrigerant that, in turn, cools the air safely and consistently. The thermal valve is one of the many metering devices found in modern cooling equipment. Can the Valve Fail? Yes, the valve can

## 4 Reasons to Get Maintenance for Your Heater This Fall

September 20, 2021

There are many reasons why maintenance for your heating system is ideal during the fall. Therefore, we advise getting your furnace inspected in the fall to know any potential issues, and then you’ll have the time to get any repairs done before the coldest weather of the year. 1. Safety It is safer when you get fall maintenance services for your heater because you won’t get stuck without a heater in the cold weather. A safety check in the fall can also prevent health issues from dirty and damaged heaters that lack repairs before winter.

## 5 Critical Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your AC

August 17, 2021

Your AC may show many different signs of failure in the course of its operation. But how can you tell if you need a replacement? In this article, we share a few tips to determine if you should acquire new equipment. 1. Inadequate Cooling of Your Home One sign that your AC is becoming inefficient is that it struggles to regulate temperatures. When performing optimally, your system should draw warm air and recirculate cool air back to the room. If your AC is producing warm air, it is most probably an issue

## Preventing Bugs From Getting Through Your AC

July 30, 2021

Bugs can routinely get in your air conditioner without you even realizing it. These insects are often attracted to air conditioners because there is always a fresh supply of water being created by condensation. An air conditioner can also keep bugs warm at night while it’s operating. Learning a few tips on how to prevent them from getting through your air conditioning system is essential in preventing long-term damage while also keeping your home free of pests. Here are a few suggestions for stopping bugs from getting in. Fill Any Cracks or Holes The first step

## 4 Steps to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 6, 2021

After sitting idle for most of the winter, your air conditioner will likely need some inspections and maintenance before transitioning into the hot summer season. Here are four steps to take in the springtime to ensure that your air conditioning unit is ready to handle its upcoming workload in the summer season. 1. Clean or Switch Your Filter Over the winter, your air conditioner’s filter may have dust and debris buildup. Additionally, pollen from the budding vegetation may accumulate in the filter in the spring, possibly causing allergies for the occupants of your home. Besides

## How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 12, 2021

Summer weather has arrived in Ontario, OR, which means you’ll be turning to your air conditioner for relief from the sweltering heat. If you’ve been wondering how much electricity air conditioners use, read on to learn about the watt consumption for each type and for the different functions. Portable and Window Air Conditioners Portable air conditioners use a lot of watts per hour due to low-efficiency compressors and condensers. The average watt usage is 2,900 to 4,100 per hour. A small window air conditioner uses about 500 watts per hour. A medium-size unit requires about 900