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Quality Furnace Options: Know Before You Install

While it’s always nice to find a good deal on anything, you should be careful about being too stingy. After all, most quality furnace options are within the same price range, so saving a few bucks shouldn’t be your only focus.

The key word here is quality. Just like you wouldn’t buy a TV from a guy selling them out of his apartment (at least we hope not), you’ll want to go with a brand that is tried and true. There are affordable versions, lesser efficient models, and other half-measures you can take, but having the right heating system in your home can pay off in more ways than you might think.

Lennox & York Are 2 Very Good Quality Furnace Options

As mentioned above, the right heating has many benefits. It can help you save money each month by taking in less energy, heat your home quickly, and have the full backing of an established brand.

Lennox and York are two great options to consider when choosing a new furnace. Both have been around for years and are well-known in the world of HVAC. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a professional technician who couldn’t perform maintenance or repairs on these models.

Each of these quality furnace options has built a reputation for producing quality heating and cooling for people around the globe. They have countless years of experience behind them and are always looking for new ways to deliver a product they can be proud of, which is why Novel Care proudly installs both.

Book Quality Furnace Options With Furnace Pro Inc

For more than 30 years, our team has been installing, maintaining and repairing Lennox and York furnaces in Toronto and the GTA. We do this because each of these brands has done a fantastic job of building quality products that not only last, but are also energy efficient, backed by warranty, and keep our customers happy.

Give us a call at 647-547-6094 to get started with a member of our team. We’ll gladly work with you to establish a consultation to further assess your home’s needs and make recommendations that make sense for you. After all, we’ve been serving this city for more than 35 years ourselves, so we know the value in putting our customers first. Call today and let’s work together to help narrow down your quality furnace options.

My Furnace Is Making A Strange Noise

My Furnace Is Making A Strange Noise…

So winter is on the way and you’ve just turned on your furnace for the first time. Wait…what’s that you hear? You think to yourself: “My furnace is making a strange noise, who do I call?”

Don’t worry you’re not alone. This happens to lots of furnaces and lots of people throughout Toronto and the rest of the GTA. As furnaces get older they clearly have more wear and tear and as a result they can start to experience issues. Even if your furnace is working properly it can still make strange squeaking and grinding noises, which means it needs furnace maintenance or furnace repairs.

Furnace Maintenance

“My furnace is making a strange noise…” First you said it and then your wife said it and then you heard your kid say: “My furnace is making a strange noise…”, which made you smile, but you still know that you need a solution. A furnace maintenance appointment is the best thing you can do.

When you call Furnace Pro Inc for a furnace maintenance appointment we’ll come to your home on time for your scheduled appointment. We will clean your furnace and check all the components for wear and tear and test them to quickly uncover where the noise is coming from and what may or may not need repairing immediately and in the near future.

Furnace Repairs

Once our Furnace Pro Inc HVAC technician has had a look at your furnace they will know what needs furnace repairs. At this point we will provide you with a price for all parts and service and let you know exactly what needs doing and how long it will take.

Overall, you can count on Furnace Pro Inc for furnace maintenance and furnace repair services. We have over 35 years of experience with furnace repairs and furnace maintenance, so you know we have the knowledge necessary to get your furnace up and running quickly and efficiently. Contact us today for more information about our expert furnace services: 647-547-6094

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Before Calling For Furnace Repair…

Furnace season is almost here. Most of us didn’t take the time this summer to check that our furnace is operating properly because it was nice and warm out, and of course we have all been very busy having fun. Well, the fun is slowly coming to an end with September almost here and school upon us. You may find that your furnace isn’t working as well as it should, but before calling for furnace repair here’s what you need to know.

Don’t worry, not all furnace repairs require a full furnace replacement, but again before calling for furnace repair…

Here are the things you should check before calling for furnace repair

The Power

One of the most common issues is that there is no heat coming through the vents in your house at all. This might mean that a circuit breaker has been tripped, which is one of the most common reasons a furnace isn’t working. If this is something that happens often, then you might need to call an electrician to evaluate if you have the right type of circuit breaker for your furnace. The last thing you want is for your furnace to draw more power than your electrical system can handle.

The Outdoor Air Intake

One thing to be sure to check before calling for furnace repair is the outdoor air intake. If this is blocked with leaves or snow your furnace might not be able to draw enough air into the system, which can really inhibit how well it works. This will also negatively affect the efficiency of your furnace, which will also cost you money on your monthly energy bills.

The Thermostat

If your furnace won’t turn on you may just need to change the battery in your thermostat, if it isn’t hard wired to your home. A weak battery may not be able to send the signal from the thermostat to the furnace to tell it to turn on, which may lead you to believe your furnace needs repairs.

The Furnace Filter

If your furnace is running, but there’s no hot air and old clogged filter might be the culprit. A really dirty filter will affect how well your furnace works and also negatively affect the efficiency of your furnace. You will also experience much more wear and tear than usual.

Overall, if your furnace isn’t working well and you’ve checked all these things then you should call Furnace Pro Inc for furnace repairs or furnace maintenance. Contact us for a free estimate or more information: 647-547-6094.

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3 Clear Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Hey Toronto! We know that many of you have had the misfortune of having your furnace break down in the middle of winter. It’s incredibly inconvenient and can actually be dangerous if you have someone who is elderly or very young living in your house. When a furnace needs repair, it doesn’t take long for the cold to creep in, so having an HVAC contractor come ASAP is very important. The alternative to having a company like Furnace Pro Inc come quickly to fix your furnace is staying in a hotel or with family or friends until someone else can come to fix it. This might be a friend or a company that doesn’t understand your urgency, but realistically you need it fixed now!

Ideally, you want to avoid the last minute “furnace needs repair” situation. Here’s what you should look out for.

Your Furnace Needs Repair If It Struggles to Maintain a Consistent Temperature

If it sounds like your furnace is running longer than usual to reach the temperature you set on your thermostat, it may be headed toward failure. Your initial thought might be that the problem lies with your thermostat, but it’s more than likely the result of a failing part inside of the furnace.

Furnace Blows Strange Smelling Air

In the fall when you turn your furnace on for the first time it’s normal for the air to smell a little differently than usual. This smell can often be attributed to dust in the furnace itself and in the duct system. But, if the smell is much stronger than you’re use to or it lasts much longer than you think it should there might be bigger problem to deal with. Hopefully, this air isn’t toxic, but just to be safe you should turn off your furnace and call an HVAC expert from Furnace Pro Inc. In all likelihood your furnace needs repair in order to operate safely.

Furnace Makes Loud and Unusual Sounds

Every furnace makes a certain amount of noise. It’s just a normal part of operation. The thing that you need to be concerned about is if your furnace is making so much noise that you need to raise your voice to speak. I this is the case your furnace needs repair. There may be clanking, clunking, grinding, or squealing sounds coming from your furnace. Regardless of your knowledge about furnaces or HVAC system it should be obvious that your furnace needs repair.

It might seem like a big expense if your furnace needs repair, but replacing your furnace because it’s so broken that it can’t be fixed is much worse. This can happen if you don’t take proper care of your furnace. Realistically, you don’t need to strap on a stethoscope and hold it up to your furnace to find out if your furnace needs repair. All it takes is just realizing that it’s not operating as it should. There are several telling indicators that can lead any homeowner to this conclusion, but if you really want to give yourself peace of mind schedule an annual furnace maintenance appointment with Furnace Pro Inc.

For more information about furnace maintenance or to schedule an appointment if your furnace needs repair contact Furnace Pro Inc in Toronto or the GTA today: 647-547-6094.

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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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5 Key Benefits of Furnace Maintenance

Few people are happy that summer is coming to an end. Less sunlight, higher gas prices, cold temperatures, and ultimately snow-covered cars and commutes aren’t things anyone looks forward to. One of the most important things when dealing with everything winter brings with it is your furnace. Your furnace keeps your home warm and comfortable. It creates a space for you and your family to stay warm, hibernate and forget all of the negatives that come along with winter. That’s why it’s so important to properly maintain your furnace. Proper maintenance is the best way to ensure it runs well all winter long.

Furnace Maintenance Benefits

Paying Lower Energy Bills

By properly maintaining your furnace you’re also ensuring good efficiency. This is especially important when you’re placing a heavy load on your furnace during the cold months of winter. Maintenance means that electrical connections are tightened, moving parts are lubricated and all other components are inspected and repaired if necessary. By keeping things running properly your furnace will use less energy and cost you less in the long run.

Longer Life

During maintenance your furnace is thoroughly tested and inspected, which means an experienced technician will look for common issues with your make and model and identify anything that urgently needs repairing. When some parts wear out or malfunction they can negatively affect related parts causing them to have problems. A proper cleaning is also a great way to reduce the wear and tear on parts. Overall, maintenance will increase the life of your furnace.

Less Repairing, More Enjoying

Regular inspections and checkups are the best way to find small problems before they become big problems. Finding small problems that can be fixed with adjustments rather than large problems that require replacement parts is essential to avoiding repairs.

Safer Operation

Annual maintenance typically includes a review of the safety features and problems areas. Depending on the make and model of your furnace this can include a variety of different checks. The last thing you want is for your furnace to be the source of carbon monoxide in your home, or for it to stop operating when you’re not there, which can lead to frozen water pipes on cold days.

Better Capacity

After your maintenance is finished you’ll notice that your system runs better and more efficiently. Its overall capacity will increase and it will work much less to heat your home.

For more information about heating your home, maintenance or to book an appointment contact Furnace Pro Inc today: 647-547-6094. Furnace Pro Inc has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

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Does Your Cat Love Your Furnace?

If you’re a cat owner you may noticed your cat sitting on the heating vent that distributes air for your forced air furnace. It might not even be that cold in the house or outside yet, but cats love sitting on furnace registers. If you’ve been scratching your head trying to figure out why the reasons might be more obvious than you actually think. Cats like any other animal are constantly searching for comfort. Whether it’s through eating, being scratched, playing, or sleeping and resting they want to be comfortable.

Sitting on the furnace register is the ideal place to be to get a nice even warmth for any cat. Whether it’s cold out or not, cats love being warm.

Cat Furnace Safety

You might think that your cat is smart enough to avoid all danger in your home on their own, but it may or may not understand where danger lies. In your basement there are a number of HVAC dangers including your furnace. Sitting near or on the furnace shouldn’t be something you encourage and 90% of the time no harm will come to your cat, but there is always chance they get too close to the pilot light or brush up against a hot tube or duct.

Your water heater is even more dangerous for your cat. There is a risk of burning if the wrong surfaces are touched, so discouraging your pets from going near your furnace or any other basement appliances is advised. As mentioned, your cat may have been hanging out in your basement for year without incident, but there is always a chance of injury just like there is to a child.

Sitting On The Heat Vent

Overall, sitting on the heat vent won’t bring any harm to your cat, but there are reported cases where male cats that sit on vents too often or for too long aren’t able to reproduce. This is the result of their reproductive organs being heated up prior to mating and temporarily sterilizing them. Not all cat owners want to breed their cats, but if you do and are having issues with the male this might be one of the reasons.

For more information about cat safety and animal healthy consult your veterinarian. We definitely aren’t experts concerning cat health, regardless of our love of felines.

For more information about your furnace, furnace installation, furnace repairs or ensuring your furnace is ready for winter, contact Furnace Pro Inc today: 647-547-6094. Furnace Pro Inc has been providing HVAC services in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.