Is it time for a new furnace?
Furnace heating usually brings in fresh air from the outside for ventilation, creating a healthier environment compared to electrical baseboard installations, which have no ventilation component. These days, 60% of a buildings energy costs are directly related to heating. With an efficient furnace, that percentage can rise to 78-97%. Having an efficient heating system is key to keeping costs low. At Rep-Air and Cooling, we offer upgrades from your current furnace to a high efficiency model, installations of new furnaces and on higher end models, variable speed motors.
How does a furnace heat your home/building?
A furnace creates energy and circulates throughout different parts of the building. There are two different types:
Electric Furnaces: They are often more expensive to operate because they lose heat being transferred through the duct system. These require less maintenance, are fairly dependable but expand a great amount of energy making them far less cost efficient. The Limit controller prevents the furnace from overheating , and may shut off the furnace if it needs to be cleaned or fixed. Ensuring that no further damage is done.
Gas Furnaces: Natural gas is the number-one home heating choice in Canada.They are known for their cleanliness, and cost efficiency. Natural Gas produces 1,000 British thermal units (Btu’s) of heat per cubic foot burned. Gas furnaces do require routine maintenance (usually every 2 years) which helps to extend the life of the equipment.
Like any machine, a furnace should be checked and cleaned regularly. Maintaining your furnace will help with the longevity, efficiency, reliability and they safety of it. We offer a variety of maintenance services including:
- Cleaning the burners
- Cleaning the flame sensor
- Tightening electrical components
- Testing the fan amperage
- Velocity testing and temperature rising tests
And we look forward to helping you when:
- You have no heat
- Furnace is making noise
- There is no airflow out of the vents
- Poor air quality (too humid or too dry)
- Burning smells are coming from the vents
- You want a high efficiency furnace installed
Note: Check FortisBC for rebates when upgrading appliances, building new or renovating.