Posts Categorized: Furnace Repairs

Signs Your Furnace is Not Working Properly

A furnace does not usually stop working no apparent reason. There are almost always signs that the furnace is not working properly prior to the furnace stopping. Be on the look out for and aware of the eight (8) following signs: Observe a yellow or wavering flame The pilot light goes out a lot (note not all furnaces have standing pilot… Read more »

Tips to Reduce Heat Loss in Your Home This Fall

Summer is coming to an end. It may not be officially Fall as that is not until September 22nd- but when Labour Day has come and gone it is time to get ready for fall. While people are putting away their summer clothing and taking out their fall clothing- you should think about getting your… Read more »

Furnace and Boiler Rebate Available

FortisBC Furnace and Boiler Rebate Starting July 1st to August 15th (while quantities last), homeowners can apply for a prequalification code to apply for an $800 rebate when you replace your furnace or boiler for an eligible ENERGY STAR or equivalent furnace or boiler. There are different requirements to meet, so please call us to… Read more »

Your Furnace’s Pilot Light Goes Out

The pilot light on a gas furnace can go out because of drafts. Most natural gas appliances with pilot lights are designed to shut off automatically if the pilot goes out. To locate your furnace’s pilot light assembly follow the below directions. On some gas furnaces and heaters, a plug-type door covers the pilot light assembly…. Read more »

How You Can Tell if a Furnace is Energy Efficient?

The best kind of furnace not only keeps your home warm, but should also be energy efficient. A good furnace is dependable, quiet and reduces frequent service calls and costs. How efficient your furnace is based on how much energy the furnace uses to keep you home warm and how much the furnace loses or wastes heat…. Read more »

Is It Time for a New Furnace?

A furnace typically lasts between 8-12 years  depending on how well you have maintained  your furnace. There are some repairs and heating inspections you can do to extend the life expectancy of your furnace  The amount you spend on replacing some parts every year can add up quite easily and there are other factors that you may want to consider if it… Read more »

5 Ways to Get a Head Start for Fall in Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is experiencing some nice summery weather in the daytime and cooling down quite a bit in the evening. Unlike our neighbors in Calgary who skip fall and went straight to winter, we have the time to get our homes ready for autumn. People do not enjoy doing it but it is really important… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Furnaces, Metro Vancouver

If you are not getting any heat in your home: Check the thermostat and furnace to see if it is on or if there is anything blocking the vents in your home preventing heat from circulating. If you are still not getting any heat in your home, it may be time to call in a heating professional… Read more »

Start Thinking About Getting a Furnace Tune-Up

You may think it is too early to even think of your furnace or heating your home but for heating companies like us; late summer and early fall is the time we start performing furnace tune-ups. People are starting to realize that having a regular/annual furnace tune-up is important to the energy efficiency/performance and life expectancy of their furnace. Proactive individuals schedule their furnace tune-ups before… Read more »

Save Money By Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Here are 5 things you can do to save money on your energy bill: 1.  Install Low Flow Shower Heads and Faucets An easy and inexpensive way to lower your water bill is to install low flow shower heads and faucets in your home.  Installation of low flow faucets and showerheads in your home can potentially save you 25%-60%… Read more »