Furnace Maintenance

Regular furnace maintenance can help reduce the hassle of unexpected and inconvenient breakdowns and increase the lifespan on your furnace. It can reduce your monthly heating bills by ensuring your furnace is operation at peak efficiency. Your air conditioning system will also be able to operate at it’s fullest potential in the summer with regular furnace maintenance. It can also help to prevent the dust particles and bacteria that can build up in your system.

To ensure your system is running to it’s Manufacturers’ design specifications, and to eliminate the time spent searching for a reputable contractor, book your appointment today.

Help prevent that ‘middle of the night’ furnace breakdown.

Most people choose to wait until their furnace breaks before calling for repairs or replacement, but not you! Regular Maintenance, which is best once per year, will prevent 99% of all furnace malfunctions that can be easily addressed before you are faced with bigger problems.

We can take the worry out of remembering.

Just sign up for a recurring appointment with us and we will call you when it is time for your furnace maintenance to schedule it. That’s it. Sounds pretty easy. Then what are you waiting for?

What to expect from your Furnace Maintenance

  • safety test for carbon monoxide (CO)
  • check for hazardous debris in the chimney & flue
  • maintain air filters and re-install
  • check operation of thermostat and safety controls
  • check gas pilot safety system and service as required
  • maintain the motor and fan
  • check blower operation
  • check condition, tension and alignment of fan belt and perform required adjustments
  • service burners and set for proper combustion & ignition
  • check gas piping to furnace
  • performance & recommendations

 

Furnace Size

Residential gas furnaces are available in a number of sizes and are measured in British thermal units, or BTUs, per hour. A BTU is equal to the amount of energy that’s required to cool or heat 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. You can use very basic calculations to get a rough estimate of furnace size, but it’s important to have an HVAC specialist or other qualified professional perform detailed load calculations to determine an appropriate furnace size and type for your home and heating needs.

The key is to determine exactly the right size for you. Too small and it will run continuously and not adequately heat a room. On the other spectrum and oversized furnace will tend to cycle on and off too often and is not only less efficient but can become costly.

 

Furnace Efficiency

The efficiency of your furnace can make a major difference in your energy bills. If you intend to stay in your home for a few years, upgrading from an old, inefficient furnace to a new, high-efficiency model can pay for itself and improve your comfort.

If your furnace was installed before 1992, it is probably obsolete. If you are not sure how old your furnace is then it may be time to have it serviced. If your furnace has a standing pilot light instead of an electronic ignition then this is also a sign that you are in need of a higher efficiency furnace. Since 2010 only high efficiency furnaces have been sold in Canada.