Furnace Articles

Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

October 12, 2023
Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out? - gas burner flame abstraction long exposure.

If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents inside your Washington home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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What Are Furnace Filters?

January 16, 2023
A furnace filter is installed. What Are Furnace Filters?

It’s crucial to take proper care of your furnace—it provides your Auburn home with the heat you need to stay warm.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 15, 2022
5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check. Furnace inspection.

Fall is an excellent season for furnace installation or replacement. If you’ve had your furnace for 15 years or longer, ask a Dr. Cool, Inc. specialist to assess its condition.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 14, 2022
Is My Furnace Overheating?

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.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 13, 2021
How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

On a frosty winter’s day here in Washington, your gas furnace is hard at work, keeping your Sumner home warm and cozy. Feeling grateful? You’re not alone—it’s one of the most popular forms of heating, as American as apple pie.

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Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

February 12, 2021

It is an “Oh no!” moment when you approach your home’s thermostat and see its screen is blank. Is it serious? Does it mean your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioning is broken? Not necessarily. In fact, most of the time, it is something minor and can be easily fixed.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 20, 2020
Happy Family Making Cookies

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.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 9, 2019
Different Types of Furnaces|Different Types of Furnaces

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Dr. Cool, Dr. Heat would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 21, 2019
Horizontal photo of vacuum cleaning inside heater floor vent with Red Oak Floors in background. 7 furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Buckley 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 money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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Furnace Filters 101

October 7, 2019
New furnace filter isolated on white background. Furnace filters 101.|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 Dr. Cool think you should know to help it do its job. Its Purpose…

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

September 23, 2019
A silver ventilation tube carrying warm air. When do I know it's time for a new furnace?

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a…

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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

January 17, 2019
mother and daughter having a great time thinking about furnaces or heat pumps.

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Sumner, WA, are a heat pump and a furnace.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

December 21, 2018
tech talking with customer in her kitchen

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water?

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 14, 2018
Nice young girl pinched her nose because of some very unpleasant smell.

If your furnace is producing a strange scent, 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.

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