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What Are Zone Control Systems?

February 11, 2021

If you have a large home with multiple stories or a large household with family members who prefer different temperatures, consider installing a zone control system.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

December 14, 2020
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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 Texas home and how much fuel is wasted.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 16, 2020
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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. This alerts you so you can take care of the issue in a timely manner, circumventing middle-of-the-night emergencies when emergency services will cost you more.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

February 25, 2020
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Is there a strange smell coming from your San Marcos home’s furnace? Our Dean’s Shop team has a list of five common furnace smells and what they mean.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 15, 2019
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Looking to try a different type of furnace for your home? Our team would like to make it easy by providing some basics on types of furnaces on the market.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 14, 2019
Portrait of a student woman sitting at the desk, hearing furnace noises. What's that sound coming from my furnace?

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Dean’s Shop…

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

January 17, 2019
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Take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated furnace. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 8, 2018
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Once the cooler weather hits here in San Marcos, TX, 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 it, you should have your furnaced cleaned and checked by a professional from Dean’s Shop. You may…

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Furnace Fan Setting – "On" vs. "Auto"

January 23, 2018

There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. Call Dean’s Shop today for any of your heating needs.

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Heating Systems: Heat Pump vs. Furnace

November 17, 2017

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in San Marcos, TX, are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose?

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