Furnace Articles

What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System?

March 29, 2024
What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System? Women looking at device with serious expression.

So, you’re thinking about upgrading your North Carolina heating and cooling system. Have you ever heard of dual fuel? 

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How to Lower Your Indoor Heating Bill

December 22, 2023
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We can help. Scott Brothers Heating & Air wishes more of our North Carolina customers knew about the simple ways to cut heating costs during the winter. Some require a small financial investment, but some are free and incredibly simple with a little diligence.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

October 27, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water? - Man Inspecting Furnace.

You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean?

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How Important Is A Furnace Filter?

October 13, 2023
Clean furnace filter used by Scott Brothers technician during homeowner's fall maintenance.

It’s crucial to take proper care of your furnace—it provides your [city-1] home with the heat you need to stay warm. A simple, but often forgotten, way to keep your furnace in good condition and help provide you with desirable indoor air quality (IAQ) in your North Carolina home is to consistently replace or clean the furnace filter.

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What Should I Do For Furnace Leaks?

September 15, 2023
Standing water in room due to furnace leaking in West Jefferson, NC home. Scott Brothers blog image.

If you notice a pool of water has formed around the furnace in your North Carolina home, don’t be alarmed. In most cases, this is not a serious or expensive problem—it is a pretty common issue.

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

December 20, 2022
Confused little kid about gas furnace. Scott Brothers Blog Image.

If you own a gas furnace it is a big part of your life—whether you realize it or not. It keeps your Boone, NC home warm and can help with indoor air quality (IAQ).

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

November 16, 2022
Image of someone pressing control panel attached to hvac system. Heat Pump Versus Furnace.

Looking to install a new heater in your Fleetwood home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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Furnace Filters 101

September 12, 2022
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Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Scott Brothers Heating & Air think you should know to help it do its job.

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Is HVAC Preventative Maintenance Worth It?

August 13, 2022
“Hundred dollar bills fanned out in front of a thermostat. Is HVAC Preventive Maintenance Worth It?”

Want to know the best way to stop problems with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system before they start? Create a preventative maintenance plan with Scott Brothers Heating & Cooling

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 15, 2022
Couple Standing in Water

You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. Why would your furnace be leaking water?

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Furnace Repair in Jefferson, NC 28640

January 6, 2022

“Luke was very friendly and professional. We have been Scott Brothers customers for nearly 25 years and highly recommend them for all heating and cooling needs.”

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 19, 2021
Cold Couple

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need to worry too much. At Scotts Brothers Heating & Air, we are here in Fleetwood to help keep your home warm and comfy this winter. If you’re having problems with your furnace, check these things first and then call us for help.

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What’s the Difference Between My Furnace Fan Settings—ON and AUTO?

October 29, 2021
Furnace Fan Settings

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. Which option is the best choice? Here are the pros of each choice.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

October 19, 2021
Person Adjusting Thermostat

Looking to install a new heater for your home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

September 30, 2021
Technician at Work

Ready to schedule your annual furnace inspection? The HVAC experts at Scott Brothers are eager to help.

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Tips To Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

January 28, 2021
tips to troubleshoot your thermostat, hand lifting thermostat cover

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
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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

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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