Furnaces Articles

When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

November 7, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Beaufort 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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Furnace Flue Tips

December 23, 2021
feet by warm vent

Understanding some basics about your furnace flue can come in handy. And taking care of it—doing your part as well as through regular professional maintenance—helps keep your furnace working at high efficiency and promotes a long life span.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

January 26, 2021

In reality, the key is treating your Morehead City system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you can ensure your furnace will live well beyond its warranty. From our team here at Four Seasons Heating & Cooling, here are four things you should do to make your furnace last longer:

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

December 14, 2020
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Looking to install a new heater in your Morehead City 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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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 12, 2020
A gloved hand repairing the inside of an appliance | 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean | Morehead City, NC

When you schedule your furnace clean and check regularly on an annual basis, you are preventing breakdowns. By having one of our seasoned experts inspect and clean your system, he or she can spot any impending repairs or weaknesses.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

December 9, 2019
HVAC worker with flexible ventilation system tube in hands. What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Morehead City 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 Four Seasons Heating & Cooling wants you to understand how your furnace…

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Furnace Filters 101

November 18, 2019
New furnace filter isolated on white background. Furnace filters 101.

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 Four Seasons Heating & Cooling think you should know to help it do its…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 25, 2019
Furnace Maintenance

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside, so we’ve put together a list of furnace maintenance tips to help. Many Beaufort homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

October 11, 2019
Elderly couple wondering what afue means

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 North…

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What’s That Smell Coming From The Furnace?

September 29, 2019
bacteria causing the smell coming from my 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 Four…

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