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The Right Furnace Can Keep Energy Bills Low

With winter rolling in, you need to be ready. To keep you and your loved ones toasty warm this time of year, you’ll need a furnace will that will operate reliably and won’t break the bank.

It’s no secret that in the GTA, hydro prices have seen a recent increase. Now this might be for the greater good of the city of Toronto, but most people would agree that paying more around the holidays isn’t very festive. There is something you can do though. Schedule an appointment with Furnace Pro Inc Toronto to evaluate the efficiency of your furnace. We’ll find any efficiency problems and advise you with the right steps to increase your furnace’s efficiency. In doing so we’ll be helping you lower your energy bills.

To avoid getting overly technical with furnace jargon, we’ll keep things simple. A furnace is designed to generate warm air that is pushed through your home. As the temperature dips, the furnace works a bit harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. In the event of an older, less efficient furnace, the energy that goes in isn’t necessarily equal to the heat that comes out. Less efficient means more power to heat your home – and that means more cash flowing from your wallet towards increasing energy bills.

How Do I Know If My Furnace Is Efficient?

Unless you know a thing or two about furnaces, you probably won’t know if you’re make and model is an efficient one. Now, you can absolutely do your homework and look into which models might be best for your home. However, no matter how much furnace knowledge you acquire, installing the right model takes a professional. Our experts also have over 30 years of experience in Toronto installing, repairing and maintaining furnaces. We’ll help you make the right choice for your home to suit the size of your home and your needs.

Furnace installation is no joke and takes someone with experience to do the job right. After all, you wouldn’t rewire your home because you read about it online, would you? Of course not, that would be dangerous. The same goes for furnace installation, since it requires making sure your home is at a comfortable temperature for years to come.

Professionals Know Best

In Toronto and the GTA, you can probably find a bunch of people who claim to be professionals when it comes to furnace installation, but how credible are they if they don’t have references, good online reviews or a track record of experience? That’s where we encourage you to do that homework we talked about earlier. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and don’t go with the first person who is available, the cheapest or the closest to your home. Poor choices can result in overpaying or a wonky furnace installation job.

To save you some time researching Furnace Pro Inc, we’ve got over 30 years of experience installing furnaces in Toronto and the GTA. Our reputation is second to none and we have a lot to offer including duct cleaning, furnace repairs, furnace maintenance, boiler repairs, boiler maintenance and much more – all at a price you can afford. Sound too good to be true? Contact us at 647-547-6094 and we’ll provide you with a free estimate.

We’d love to hear from you to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Put our experience and knowledge to work for you, and keep your energy bills under control this winter.

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Upgrading To A High Efficiency Furnace

So, it’s finally happened. Your trusty old furnace has kicked the bucket. It’s a sad day in your household, but it doesn’t have to be. Now that you have to replace your old furnace you can install a new high efficiency furnace. A growing trend with our customers in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA is that they’re replacing old furnaces with new high efficiency furnaces. They’re doing so for a number of different reasons.

Save Money With A High Efficiency Furnace

Most people install a high efficiency furnace because they’re sick and tired of their rising energy bills. The government is continually increasing energy prices, so operating your household is constantly getting more expensive. A high efficiency furnace can save you up to 20% or even 30% on your energy bill depending on the size of your home and the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating on your new furnace. The higher the SEER rating on your new high efficiency furnace, the less energy it will use.

An Eco-Friendly High Efficiency Furnace

It might seem fairly obvious, but a high efficiency furnace is more environmentally friendly than other furnace models. Simply put, they use less energy to heat your home and in doing so reduce your carbon footprint. There are also models that work at two stages depending on your needs and these models operate very efficiently to provide your family with warmth all winter long.

How Reliable Is A High Efficiency Furnace?

When you install a new high efficiency furnace you might wonder if it’s going to be as reliable as your trusty old furnace that lasted for 20 years and never let you down. Are newer furnaces built as well as older ones? The truth, is they are built even better, which means they’re even more reliable. Furnace manufacturers these days have taken advantage of years of insights and technology to develop furnaces that last. They do require annual maintenance to ensure they’re running as efficiently as possible, but with advanced computer systems keeping everything in check the chances of a breakdown are significantly reduced.

How Affordable Is A High Efficiency Furnace?

Depending on the size of your home and your needs every homeowner can afford a high efficiency furnace. While they are more expensive when it comes to up front costs, high efficiency furnaces save you money in the long-term with lower energy bills and fewer repair costs. Overall, their upfront cost is easily offset by their benefits and other savings.

For more information about installing a high efficiency furnace or to schedule a free consultation and estimate contact Furnace Pro Inc today: 647-547-6094. Furnace Pro Inc has been installing furnaces in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

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The Importance Of A Furnace Inspection

Call it what you will, furnace maintenance, furnace inspection, furnace repair, taking care of your furnace is an essential part of ensuring its reliability, efficiency and longevity.

Your furnace is an important part of your home. It moves the air around, filters it, and heats it in the winter. It reduces allergens and dust, and improves the overall air quality in your home. It addresses moisture issues and maintains a healthy level of humidity in your home, even in the winter.

Common problems with your furnace that can be found by a professional furnace inspection can be:

  • Loose ductwork resulting from normal thermal expansion and contraction.
  • The need to lubricate the blower motor bearings.
  • The needs to replace the air filter and clean the dust out off the blower fan blades and AC condensing coil.

An inspection can also find and repair less than obvious problems like:

  • A loose blower belt
  • A blocked condensate drain
  • An aging or loose wiring harness

The best way to keep your furnace operating efficiently is to have a furnace inspection prior to when you need your furnace the most. When cold weather hits you don’t want to be worried about how well your furnace is operating, you simply want to turn it on and enjoy the warm comfort it provides.

Professional Furnace Inspection

A properly certified and licensed HVAC technician will run a diagnostic check on your furnace to ensure its operating as efficiently as possible. They’ll perform safety tests to monitor any gas leaks or CO2 levels, so you can rest assured that your furnace is running safely. Furnace inspection will also ensure that all the various components of your furnace are running properly like the blower motor, the humidifier, and any other mechanical element. A furnace inspection also takes the stability and cleanliness of your duct system into account and let’s you know if there are any glaring problems.

Between Each Furnace Inspection

In between each semi-annual furnace inspection here’s one easy thing you can do yourself to keep your furnace running well.

Change your furnace filter:

  • This doesn’t need to be a scheduled thing, but should be done at least once every few months, or sooner if you check it and notice that it’s especially clogged.
  • This also helps maintain healthy airflow throughout your home.
  • Changing your air filter reduces the load on your fan motor, as it’s easier to move air through the system with a clean filter.
  • A new air filter reduces the allergens, dust and other airborne particles in your home.

For more information about or to schedule a furnace inspection contact Furnace Pro Inc today: 647-547-6094

Furnace Pro Inc has been serving Toronto, York Region and the GTA for over 30 years.

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The 2 Most Common Questions About Furnace Filters

Our Furnace Pro Inc technicians visit so many different customers in Toronto, York Region and the GTA and we’ve noticed that two common questions always come up about furnace filters. What is the main purpose of furnace filters and how often should furnace filters be replaced? As we don’t get a chance to always visit our customers before it’s time to change their furnace filters we’re hoping this posting will provide a little more information about furnace filters so our customers can take action before it’s too late.

What’s The Main Purpose of Furnace Filters?

One of the easiest ways to explain why you need a furnace filter and what it does is by comparing it to the human respiratory system. Every human has one thing in common, which is the need to breathe. Each of us has small hairs inside of our nose which are there to ensure that dust, pollen and other floating particles are collected so they don’t get into our lungs. Furnace filters operate in a very similar way. As your furnace pulls air from your home to heat it up and redistribute it, it passes through your furnace filter. This filter ensures that dust and other floating particles aren’t re-circulated throughout your home and enter your furnace to cause damage.

When considering air flow your furnace filter can also be compared to the respiratory system. If your nose is plugged up and you try to breathe in it’s not as easy as when you have a clear nose and nasal passage. Your furnace filter is just the same. If your furnace filter is old and is clogged it wont’ allow proper airflow for your furnace. By restricting air, flow furnace filters are making your furnace work harder than it has to which reduces its efficiency and the amount of warm air that’s spread throughout your home.

How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

There are a few variables that can affect how often your furnace filter should be changed. The type of filter you have, if you have pets, the type of furnace you have, the environment inside and outside of your home, and the size of your home can all affect how often you need to change your filter. Typically, it’s a good idea to check your furnace filter at least once a month to ensure that it’s not clogged and is allowing proper airflow through the furnace. If you have an exceptionally dusty home or quite a few shedding pets then it might be worth checking more often. When furnace filters are clogged it’s very obvious and they should be changed immediately. It’s typically a good idea to have a replacement on hand so they can be quickly swapped out without the ned for a run to the Canadian Tire or Home Depot.

For more information about furnace filters or changing your furnace filter contact Furnace Pro Inc today: 647-547-6094

Furnace Pro Inc has been serving Toronto, York Region and the GTA for over 30 years, providing reputable and exceptional HVAC services.

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New Year’s Resolution: Toronto Furnace Maintenance

New Years Eve was a cold night in Toronto and the rest of the GTA. Whether you had a quiet night in or you were at a party somewhere else the comfort of the night was partially dependent on the furnace keeping everyone warm. Toronto furnace maintenance specialists Furnace Pro Inc receive lots of call throughout December and on New Years Eve each year when someone’s furnace fails them. Sometimes the problems stem from a very old furnace that needs replacing, but more often than not the reason for furnace failure is lack of regular maintenance.

Toronto Furnace Maintenance Matters

When it comes to properly maintaining your furnace it’s important to schedule an annual appointment with a reputable and professional Toronto furnace maintenance company like Furnace Pro Inc. This regular maintenance appointment will ensure that your furnace is ready to defend your home against the deep cold of winter that sets in every year.

In addition to a professional Toronto furnace maintenance appointment it’s also important to take certain steps yourself to ensure your furnace is working properly. Here are a few things that every homeowner can take care of themselves:

  • Replace The Furnace Filter: Replacing the furnace filter is the easiest maintenance task you can take care of to ensure your furnace is operating properly. The furnace filter traps dust, dirt and other debris as the air circulates through your home and the furnace itself. Furnace filters should be replaced at least every 3 or 4 months to ensure the air quality in your home is good enough for your family.
  • Clean The Furnace: The furnace filter will catch the majority of dust and dirt that passes through your furnace, but some debris will also end up in other parts of your furnace. Cleaning other parts of the furnace is fairly simple. The blower assembly is typically beside the filter panel and cleaning the dust and dirt off the blower and it’s components will not only improve the air quality but also the furnace’s efficiency.
  • Vacuum The Duct System: Keeping the furnace intake clear of dust and debris is essential to the cleanliness of your furnace and its efficiency. It’s also important to properly clean all the other vents and ductwork that runs throughout your home. Keeping these components clean will help improve the efficiency of your entire system and reduce the amount of dust in your home.

Furnace Pro Inc has been proudly serving the GTA for over 30 years. For more information about Toronto furnace maintenance services from Furnace Pro Inc call 647-547-6094.

Winter Furnace Maintenance

Winter Furnace Maintenance

Winter has a way of creeping up on us and before you know it the leaves have called off the trees, snow is on the ground, and the cold has set in for the winter. Now is the time for winter furnace maintenance. Waiting too long to find out if your furnace needs repairs or a tune up could result in it leaving you and your family out in the cold. When winter hits your furnace works around the clock to keep your home warm and toasty, so it’s important to ensure its running efficiently and safely.

Benefits of Winter Furnace Maintenance

Whether you live in Toronto, York Region or anywhere else in the GTA your furnace is used a lot through the winter months and can experience a high amount of wear and tear. Alternatively, in the summer when your furnace isn’t being used at all corrosion and seizing of parts can occur as well. Proper winter furnace maintenance services from a reputable company like Furnace Pro Inc can ensure your furnace is in tip-top condition and running as efficiently as possible after a long summer or during winter.

Regular winter furnace maintenance can help prevent damage to your furnace from overuse and under-use, as well increase its reliability and prevent breakdowns. Here are a few simple reasons to get wintər furnace maintenance done before the first snowfall:

  • A small winter furnace maintenance investment now can save you money on costly repairs later on.
  • Save yourself some time by fixing smaller problems now before they’re bigger problems later.
  • Reduce the risk of frozen pipes when your furnace breaks down.
  • Stay in the good graces of your family and tenants by avoiding a furnace breakdown.
  • Avoid any health and safety risks.

Everyone knows that you should change you filter on a regular basis, but you should also get winter furnace maintenance performed on a regular basis. For more information about professional HVAC services contact Furnace Pro Inc today at 647-547-6094 or info@furnacepro.ca.