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Case Study: Our Old Furnace

Billy and Jean were sitting in their Toronto home one cold winter weekend last year and all of a sudden they felt a chill. Thinking nothing of it they grabbed a blanket and cuddled up, but the chill only got worse and before they knew it they could see their breath right in their living room. It quickly became obvious that something was wrong with their furnace.

Billy fiddled with the thermostat, but it changed nothing. He went downstairs to “check” the furnace, but he knew he wasn’t an HVAC technician and yelled upstairs to Jean, “our old furnace is just finished I think”.

This isn’t uncommon. They had their furnace since they moved into their renovated Toronto home 15 years ago and haven’t changed it since. Their next step was a smart one, they called Furnace Pro Inc. They knew that it wouldn’t be long before they were dealing with frozen pipes and since they used Furnace Pro Inc for annual maintenance appointments, they knew a Furnace Pro Inc HVAC technician would be at their home to help in no time.

When we arrived we could see that Billy and Jean were cold and that they needed a new furnace. We got on it quickly and by the end of that Saturday they had a new furnace installed in their home.

Overall, Billy and Jean made the right choice knowing that Furnace Pro Inc provides 24/7 emergency services year round, even on the coldest days of winter. We know you don’t want to deal with frozen pipes, which can lead to additional costs and renovations if water ruins your home’s building materials.

If you find yourself in a situation like Billy and Jean worrying about “our old furnace” give us a call, no matter what time of day it is or even if it’s a weekend or a holiday. We’re available all the time to help out. Contact us at 647-547-6094.

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Time For A Mid-Winter Furnace Tune Up

What an up and down winter it has been so far. We’ve had record-breaking temperatures both cold and warm. There have been massive amounts of snow, that has now all but completely melted, but not to worry more is on the way. As usual the weather in Toronto and the GTA is a hot topic around the water cooler, and it can certainly make your furnace work overtime. If you didn’t have time in the fall or late summer to get your furnace maintenance appointment in, there’s not time like the present. Don’t wait to book your mid-winter furnace tune up, it can save you money.

Save With A Furnace Tune Up

There are lots of ways a furnace tune up can save you money. Here are a few.

  • Improved Efficiency = Reduced Cost – A furnace tune up improves how efficiently your furnace operates. As a direct result of this improved efficiency it uses less energy to operate, and in doing so it costs you less money on your energy bills every month.
  • Avoid Costly Repairs – An annual furnace tune up is the best way to avoid expensive repairs to your furnace. During an annual furnace tune up our HVAC technicians check every area, part and aspect of your furnace to ensure its running properly. If they see something that indicates there might be a problem they’ll let you know and discuss options to repair it while it’s still a small issue, not a big problem.
  • Furnace Longevity – Ensuring that your furnace receives annual furnace tune up maintenance is the best way to keep it running efficiently and properly. That means less wear and tear on all it’s parts and systems. When there’s less wear and tear on your furnace, it will run for long than it would without an annual furnace tune up.
  • Healthier Air Quality – Part of a furnace tune up maintenance appointment entails a properly cleaning of the inside of your furnace. This also includes changing the filter, which many people forget to do. Changing the filter is essential to the health of your furnace and the air quality in your home. It collects dusts and other airborne particles from the air in your home, so you and your family have fresher air to breath.

Overall, a mid-winter furnace tune up is a great way to get your furnace running as efficiently as possible. Take advantage of tuning up your furnace today, as it’s a great way to save money throughout the winter and beyond. For more information about the benefits of a furnace tune up or to book one today contact a Furnace Pro Inc HVAC technician today: 647-547-6094.

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3 Furnace Tips To Help You Stay Warm This Winter

If you’re one of the lucky ones in Toronto and the GTA who owns a home, you know it’s not as easy as it seems. Whether it’s yard work or shovelling the driveway, a lot of work goes into maintaining your property – and your appliances. To help, Furnace Pro Inc has a few furnace tips you can do to get the most out of your furnace. After all, furnaces don’t come cheap, so it’s a good idea to keep them running smooth for as long as possible. This is especially true in this city, where one day might be a nice snowfall and the next an extreme cold alert.

Furnace Tips 1 of 3: Thermostat Control

When the truly cold weather rolls in, the last thing you want to do is race to your thermostat to overcompensate. Yes, it’s cold outside, but think about the strain this could put on your furnace. Imagine being woken up and told to run your top speed when it’s cold outside. Chances are, you don’t make it far. Same goes for your furnace. Shocking the system could really wear it down and maybe even lead to a breakdown. Instead, gradually drop the thermostat a few degrees at first. You want to give your home a chance to heat up and blasting the heat is a good way to be left out in the cold.

Furnace Tips 2 of 3: Check And Replace Filters

Just like a person, your furnace needs to breathe. The filters in place allow your furnace to not pump the wrong particulates through your home. If you don’t clean these filters though, they act as a blocker and restrict the airflow to your furnace – making it work harder. To avoid this, you’ll want to change your furnace filter anywhere from every 2 to 6 months based on the type that you use. This will prevent your furnace from working harder than it needs to, so you can rely on it longer.

Furnace Tips 3 of 3: Exhaust Vents Should Stay Clean And Clear

You may not think of this right away, but your furnace has an exhaust vent that leads outside. Just like a vehicle, it needs to expel what it doesn’t need in order to run efficiently. If a car didn’t have a clear exhaust pipe, it wouldn’t go very far. Keep your furnace running smooth by making sure there isn’t a build-up of snow or ice near the vent on the outside of your home.

When Furnace Tips Don’t Work, Call Furnace Pro Inc

If keeping up with maintenance keeps falling lower and lower on your to-do list, give us a call. After 30 years of serving Toronto and the GTA, our experienced team can handle your furnace maintenance whenever you need us. Contact us at 647-547-6094 to book an appointment before winter really sets in! Better to stay ahead with furnace maintenance every year or so instead of paying the price of furnace repairs.

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New Furnace Installation From Furnace Pro Inc

New Furnace Installation Services

At Furnace Pro Inc we only hire the best HVAC technicians and provide ongoing training to ensure that all of the services we offer are executed to meet your expectations. This includes new furnace installation. Our highly trained and certified technicians will ensure that your furnace installation is done properly the first time. We adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines and standards with all new furnace installation services. There are also many government regulations that need to be properly followed to ensure safe and reliable new furnace installation.

Overall we take pride in doing things right the first time and new furnace installation is no exception.

New Furnace Installation Rebates

With most new furnace installation appointments you can often count on a rebate for your new purchase. Furnace Pro Inc staff and technicians will let you know which units we currently have rebates available for and help you choose one that suits your needs. We will guide you through the process of selecting your new high efficiency furnace explaining efficiency levels on any new furnace installation. Our staff will help you process your new furnace installation documentation with the OPA to ensure you receive your rebate in timely manner.

Furnace Repair & Furnace Maintenance

Now that you’ve got a new furnace installed in your home, it’s important to keep it operating well so it lasts for years to come. At Furnace Pro Inc we recommend an annual furnace repair and furnace maintenance appointment. This appointment will address and issues, small or large, with your furnace. This ensures that it will operate as efficiently and reliably as possible, for an extended period of time. Annual service and furnace tune ups can extend lifespan and operating efficiency. It is important to perform regular maintenance on furnaces to identify and analyze furnace problems and eliminate any potential heating issues.

Emergency Furnace Services

In the event of a furnace breakdown, you can count on a Novel care technician to be at your home quickly to assess your furnace and provide you with the best repair solution. If you need a new furnace installed we will do everything we can to get your new one installed as quickly as possible. We understand that on very cold days your home and family are at risk, and you can count on Furnace Pro Inc to help.

For more information about our new furnace installation services contact us: 647-547-6094.

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Thermostat Installation: Save On Your Energy Bills

Winter in Toronto and the GTA can last awhile, which could leave you with less in your bank account if your home isn’t efficient. While the city is always building condos, older homes might lack basic energy efficiency measures. Having the right insulation in basements and attics is key, while making sure your furnaces and boilers are efficient is also important. One of the simplest things people overlook is whether or not their thermostat is working efficiently. Furnace Pro Inc’s thermostat installation services can help.

Is My Thermostat Costing Me Money?

Even if your furnace or boiler is running smooth, an old or wonky thermostat might be hurting your wallet. Should you consider thermostat installation? Consider this. Your thermostat acts as the gatekeeper between the temperature you want, and the actual heat source in your home capable of providing it. When a thermostat doesn’t work properly, you can’t tell your furnace or boiler what temperature is the right one. This can result in your furnace or boiler working harder to compensate when it gets colder outside, which leads to more problems later.

Find & Maintain Your Perfect Temperature

Knowing more about thermostats can save you money when the time comes to upgrade. Here are some thermostat installation options to get you familiar with what’s available.

Learning thermostats

The biggest example here is a brand most people have heard of, Nest. Nest thermostats are known for learning about their owners and the home they’re in. Whether it’s adjusting the temperature when you’re away on vacation, monitoring heating and cooling patterns of your home, or adjusting to the weather based on information collected, learning thermostats customize the temperature in your home to suit you.

Remote energy management

With a remote energy management thermostat in place, you can monitor and manage your home’s energy no matter where you are. These are connected to your home’s wireless network, so you can program them through a computer or cell phone.

Programmable thermostats

Just like you set an alarm clock to wake you up or alerts on your phone as reminders, a programmable thermostat helps you set temperatures based on the time of day. This is just one more way to keep costs lower when you’re not home.

Manual thermostats

Not much of a technology buff? When it comes to thermostat installation, manual is the simplest of them all. These thermostats allow you to manually adjust your heat as needed, right at home. This is great if you prefer a classic and direct option of control.

Who Do I Call For Thermostat Installation?

In Toronto and the GTA, there’s no shortage of self-proclaimed “professionals” available to offer you their expertise in thermostat installation and maintenance. This might require some research from you to ensure your money is spent wisely.

If you want to skip the search, we at Furnace Pro Inc have over 30 years of HVAC experience, which includes thermostat installation. Our dedicated team understands the importance of having the right thermostat in a home, and we are always thorough. To get started or learn more about what we have to offer, contact us at 647-547-6094. We’d love to hear from you, and help your home maintain the perfect temperature.  

 

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Toronto Furnace Installation: Lennox Furnaces

The cold weather has finally seemed to settle in and now is not the time for a furnace that won’t keep up. Whether you have a family to keep warm or you just want to stay toasty as the snow falls, the right furnace can help ward off the icy chill of winter. Do you need Toronto furnace installation experts to install a Lennox or another high-end furnace brand?

To get started, you’ll want to look into some brands and talk to people about your options. Keep in mind though, not everyone will be able to offer the help you specifically need. There are many factors when deciding on which furnace to go with and who you should hire to install it. After all, Toronto and the GTA is full of “professionals” just lining up to get paid. The trick is hiring the right one who will be worth it before committing to such a big investment.

To help, we’d like to share one of the brands we know best for your consideration. Obviously you will conduct your own research, but here are some fast facts to get you started.

Established In 1895? Lennox Must Be Doing Something Right

With over 100 years of experience, you can bet that Lennox knows a thing or two about furnace installation. Not many companies have lasted this long, and Lennox isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon. Not only are their products considered among the best, their customer service helps separate them from the rest. Here are a couple of things they have built their reputation on, including:

Keeping Customers Informed

  • Mobile apps available
  • Recall lists and notifications
  • Reviews and ratings

It’s always important to make informed decisions, especially about a major purchase like a furnace. That’s why Lennox ensures there is plenty of information available from mobile apps to recall lists, so you always have the facts you need.

Keeping Customers Safe

  • Installation mandatory from authorized dealers
  • Warranties must be upheld for at least the first year by the installer

Safety is an important issue in every business and Lennox has gone the extra mile. Not only are authorized dealers required to provide installation of each furnace they sell, they must also be equipped to handle any requirements that are included within the first year of the warranty. That’s 2 ways of simplifying the furnace installation process while maximizing the safety for you.

Authorized Toronto Furnace Installation Near You

Whether you are in Toronto or the surrounding GTA, there will be many options available out there to help you with furnace installation. In fact, there might be a few too many self-proclaimed “experts” out there, and that could mean trouble for some people. When you’re in a hurry, fully checking out a furnace installation expert’s qualifications may not be possible, but there are a few things you should always consider before hiring just anyone.

You’ll want to factor in how many years they’ve been in business as well as how big of an area they serve. Their years of experience will give you an idea of whether they know what they’re talking about or are new on the job, while the area served tells you what kind of reputation they have. If they serve a larger area it’s usually because they have the team in place to get the job done.

To help speed up your search even more, take a closer look at Furnace Pro Inc for your Toronto furnace installation needs. We have over 30 years of experience while serving Toronto and the GTA. Our team of experts can handle all your HVAC needs including furnace installation, but if you’re tired of just reading about what we have to offer, contact us directly at 647-547-6094! We’d be happy to evaluate your situation and discuss real options that make sense for your home and your budget.

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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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Furnace Filter Differences: What You Should Know

When it comes to your furnace and home heating system there are always lots of difference choices to make. Even when it comes down to the small things like your furnace filter there are lots of options to choose from. It’s always important to ensure your furnace filter is the right size for your furnace, but which type of filter is the best?

Furnace Filter Types

When it comes to your furnace filter, there are 4 main types that you can consider when replacing it.

Disposable Fibreglass Furnace Filters: This is the most basic type of furnace filter. It’s also the least expensive type of furnace filter. They’re designed to filter the air that passes through your furnace. They keep it free of debris, dust and other larger particles as they move through your system. They’re the most affordable option because they don’t do much else to ensure the air in your home is clean.

Disposable Electrostatic Furnace Filters: These are a more expensive type of furnace filter. These disposable electrostatic filters work very well when it comes to stopping very small particles, allergens and other small particles from being blown throughout your home. These filters work great if you’ve got pets in your home. They’re also ideal to help filter the air if people smoke in your home.

Disposable Pleated Furnace Filters: These filters do an excellent job of filtering out very small mites and spores out of your home. These filters need to be changed more often than other types of filters otherwise your furnace will have to work harder than it needs to. This can lead to unnecessary wear and tear to your furnace and HVAC system.

Permanent Electrostatic Furnace Filters: These filters are for those that want to reduce their household waste. These reusable filters are simply thrown into the washing machine, and can be reused for up to 8 years. The one issue with these filters is that they’re not as effective as the disposable filters.

For more information about replacing your furnace filter contact Furnace Pro Inc: 647-547-6094.

Furnace Pro Inc has been serving customers 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.