Posts Categorized: Furnace Replacement

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 »

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 »

Knowing your Furnace Part 1

What different furnace efficiencies mean If you are thinking of replacing your furnace, getting a high efficiency furnace can improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you money on your heating bills. Approximately 80% of gas-heated homes in British Columbia use a forced-air furnace for their heating needs. Many homes may still have a mid-efficiency furnace (78%- 82%).  These mid-efficiency furnaces… 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 »

Lyric- A Smarter Thermostat

  Honeywell is trying to make the thermostat simpler, smarter and sexier with their Lyric thermostat. It has a classic round design that makes it look cooler than the regular rectangular shaped ones. The Lyric has a polished glass face and motion sense illumination that notifies the user that the changes have been entered (fancy)…. Read more »

Question: The weather is getting colder and colder, how can I prepare my furnace for winter?

Answer: When it starts getting cold, you don’t want to turn on the furnace only to discover that it’s not working. Your best bet is to hire a professional to have them inspect, clean and check for unhealthy gases to ensure everything is in order. However, there are a few simple steps you can take… Read more »