Furnace Articles

Tips To Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

January 28, 2021
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If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Boone home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

January 15, 2021
What's that sound coming from my furnace?, Elderly man sitting on comfy sofa and watching something on laptop,

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.

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Furnace Pressure Switches

December 15, 2020
furnace pressure switches, smiling couple looking out the window

Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Boone home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 14, 2020
Hot Thermometer

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…

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

January 23, 2020
Happy Couple on the Couch

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. In reality, the key is treating your Boone system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 12, 2019
Smell From Furnace

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your North Carolina home. For your convenience and protection, our Scott…

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Oil or Gas Heat: Which Is Best?

November 28, 2019
Oil versus Gas

Today’s heating options are plentiful, but in some areas of the country, homeowners may need to choose primarily between natural gas heat and oil heat when it comes to warming up their homes. Our team at Scott Brothers Heating & Air wants you to be well-informed about these two options, so you can make the…

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

November 11, 2019
Senior woman adjusting her thermostat to try and stay warm. What are the signs I need a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Jefferson 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. Our team at Scott Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to understand how your furnace…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 7, 2019
Autumn front entrance with front door fall decorations. 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Crumpler 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 to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Scott Brothers Heating &…

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

January 29, 2019
Couple stressing over high utility bills because their furnace wouldn't stop running.

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem, so you don’t need to…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 21, 2019
Family of three keeping warm in cold home.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you…

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 27, 2018
Happy family having fun while preparing a cake on Christmas Eve at home. Focus is on father and daughter.

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace. From our team here at Scott Brothers Heating & Air, here are six ways your…

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What’s Causing My Furnace To Short Cycle?

November 28, 2018
Senior man is standing in the kitchen of his home with bills in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. He has a worried expression on his face.

Short cycling basically means short run times and short off times, that your furnace is turning on and off quickly and thus not providing the heat that your home needs. It can happen for a number of reasons. A furnace that is too big for your home is often the culprit. When your home heats…

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Furnace

November 9, 2018
thermostat

Change the Filters The first thing you should do for your gas furnace, or any of your HVAC systems, is to change the air filter. This should be done at least once a year, but as many as 3 or 4 times depending on the manufacturers specifications. The air filter traps dust and debris from…

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When do I Need a New Furnace?

February 14, 2018
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At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we know that a new furnace is a big investment. It may be hard to make the decision to replace your current furnace, but every furnace will need to be replaced at some point in a home’s life. How do you know when it is time to say goodbye…

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Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 15, 2018
Cozy cabin in North Carolina after snow fall.

Did you turn your furnace on only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reason that your furnace may be blowing cold air and there a few things to check before you need to worry too…

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Different Types of Furnaces

November 27, 2017
Beautiful living room interior with hardwood floors and fireplace in new luxury home with sliding glass doors and vaulted ceiling. Know the different types of furnaces for your home.

There are three different types of furnaces available, and there are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, ductwork and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget. One of the certified technicians at Scott Brothers Heating & Air can…

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How Does a Furnace Work?

November 13, 2017
Cozy home. Candles

Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses. Here in Boone, NC, Scott Brothers Heating & Air believes having knowledge about how your furnace works is important. The Ignitor The process starts with the ignitor. The ignition source for older furnaces is a pilot…

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