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Image of someone working on a furnace. Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

December 12, 2022

If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents inside your Utah home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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Image of a furnace being worked on. When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

October 21, 2022

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Nampa home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever. Nobody wants to think about replacing any major household system, but it’s generally more cost effective to be proactive in your thinking about it.

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Blog Title: Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better? Photo: House Key Chain

Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

September 13, 2022

Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at Legends Mechanical is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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Short Cycling

What Is Short Cycling?

January 31, 2022

Short cycling is a term used in the 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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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace? Happy father reading book with his son in living room

How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

December 30, 2021

Let’s face it—there’s never a good time for the heat to go out in your Idaho home. You certainly don’t want to wait until your heating system stops working for you to realize you need a replacement!

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

December 15, 2021

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Nampa, ID, are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process. Call one of our HVAC professionals any time at Legends Mechanical to help you make your best decision as well.

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How Does A Gas Furnace Work

November 29, 2021

Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

What Does AFUE Mean?

October 15, 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 Utah home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

September 10, 2021

Prepping your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for winter in Idaho not only enhances your safety and your furnace’s efficiency, it can help keep your repair budget in line during cold weather. Tackling this important chore is easier than raking leaves or cleaning gutters when you call the heating and cooling experts at Legends Mechanical.

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what are the signs I need a new furnace?

What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

February 16, 2021

A furnace is a major investment for any Salt Lake 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.

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