Scott Brothers Heating & Air
Scott Brothers Heating & Air has been serving the Fleetwood, NC area since 1991. Our mission has been to exceed the expectations of our customers by providing superior quality comfort products and services for each customer’s individual needs.
We are committed to earn the loyalty of our customers by facilitating customer enthusiasm through the integration of people, technology, and good business.
Scott Brothers Heating & Air has been voted the best heating & cooling company in Ashe County for the ninth year in a row!
Heat Pump Repair in Jefferson, NC 28640
“Excellent Service. Technician was very professional, located thr problem immediately, had my air handler repaired in less than a hour. I was so impressed with their service, I signed a service contract with them fir all my HVAC repairs.”
– Larry B.
Gas Furnace Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694
“Excellent encounter, we are usually not here during these inspection/service calls:”
– Curtis C.
Gas Furnace Repair in Boone, NC 28607
“The reviews posted above are true. This was my first time to call Scott Brothers for a service call and everyone was pleasant and professional. Chase got the unit repaired as soon as possible and is a well trained technician. Looks like I may be a lifetime customer.”
– Neil B.
We proudly offer full service, from installation to repair or replacement, of the following:
- Central Air Conditioning
- Ductless HVAC Systems
- Heat Pumps
- Indoor Air Quality
- Zone Control Systems
We Service All Brands
… And More!
Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.
How Do I Prevent My Furnace From Overheating?
The main way to keep your furnace from overheating is ensuring correct airflow. Hindered airflow causes the system’s components to work abnormally hard, causing them to overheat.
Here’s how to keep your appliance in check:
• Get a correctly sized filter.
Not every filter is created equal. Some filters create a resistance your system isn’t designed to handle. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s recommendations on correct filters, and consult a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) expert if you’re still not sure.
• Change/clean your filter routinely.
If you let the dust settle for too long, your filter can become clogged. This clog significantly compromises airflow, which causes the machine’s parts to overwork and eventually fail. Check the manufacturer’s manual to see how frequently you need to change your filter. We, as well as ENERGY STAR®, typically recommend at least every three months.
• Be sure your vents/ducts aren’t blocked.
Blockages in your vents are hard on your furnace, causing the equipment to run for too long. Be sure to clear away any obstructions near and/or on them, including carpets, furniture, and curtains. Additionally, keep your ducts clean and free of any leaks or constrictions.
• Have a technician perform routine maintenance.
Regular maintenance, annually or semiannually, is a necessary step in protecting the condition of your system. One of our Scott Brothers Heating & Air technicians will clean any dirty coils, fasten loose components, and be sure the system is performing optimally. This will significantly lower the risk of a malfunction.
How Do I Know My Furnace Is Overheating?
When your furnace overheats, it loses some or all of its functionality. Therefore, it probably won’t go unnoticed. Here are some giveaway signs:
• Your furnace shuts down before completing a cycle.
This is the most common sign of overheating. It actually shuts down to protect you. When your heat exchanger gets to an unsafe temperature, the high-limit switch detects this and automatically turns the furnace off.
• You smell a burning odor.
If you’ve just turned on your North Carolina furnace for the first time in a while, you can expect a slight burning smell for about 20 to 30 minutes. However, a constant burning smell is a serious cause for concern. Call one of our professional technicians immediately.
• You notice an unusual humming sound.
A loud humming noise likely means your motor is overworked and about to give out. In this case, you should immediately turn your furnace off (if it doesn’t turn off on its own first). Then call one of our experts immediately.
Call Us if Your Furnace Overheats
If your furnace overheats, it’s in your best interest to have it repaired right away. Delaying could end up costing you more in the future with pricy parts or whole-system replacements. If you suspect your furnace has overheated, call our professionals at Scott Brothers Heating & Air or request service online today. We’re proud to provide efficient and long-lasting repairs to our neighbors in Boone, NC, and surrounding regions.
Need HVAC Service?
Contact the experts!
Scott Brothers Heating & Air services Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, Creston, Crumpler, Deep Gap, Fleetwood, Jefferson, Lansing, Laurel Springs, Sparta, Todd, Vilas, Warrensville, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro, and the surrounding North Carolina communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 336-877-1702 or 828-963-7070, or request service online today.