February 26, 2015

Buying a New Furnace

When it comes to Kansas City furnace installation, locals know and trust Apex for all their furnace needs. If you are thinking about upgrading your furnace, we are here to help. Here are a few issues to keep in mind if you are buying a new furnace: Efficiency. The efficiency of your furnace matters. In 1992, the United States Department of Energy adopted new efficiency guidelines. While these were a step in the right direction, they allow for a significant amount of variation in furnace efficiency. Furnace efficiency is measured by AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The AFUE of a new furnace can vary from 80 to 98.5. The higher the rating, the more efficient the furnace. Purchasing a more efficient unit may cost more upfront but can save you hundreds if not thousands over the life of your furnace. Contact us today for help determining the most efficient furnace you can purchase for your budget. Size. The size of your furnace is extremely important. It needs to be sized to fit your home. If your furnace is too small, it won’t heat your home efficiently. It will work too hard and put unnecessary strain on the unit. If your...

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December 19, 2014

How to Save Energy While Staying Warm This Winter

Most of us like the idea of saving energy from an environmental aspect, but let’s face it, the real drive to save energy is because we want to save money too! It can be difficult in the winter to save money without sacrificing your comfort, but it is possible! Here are a few ways you can save energy and money this winter, while staying nice and cozy.

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November 21, 2014

Why Humid is Better in the Winter

In the middle of the summer, humidity can have a negative connotation and evoke images of people rushing to the nearest swimming pool, but in the winter, it is important to have humidity in your home both for the health of your family and the overall efficiency of heating your home. Here are some crucial reasons to make sure your home humidity levels are at a reasonable level this time of year:

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