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Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

November 6, 2020

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Many material objects don’t last a lifetime. Just as you need to replace your shoes, phone, and furniture every couple of years you also need to replace your furnace. However, some signs of replacement could just be signs of repair. So how do you know when it’s time to repair or replace your furnace? Keep on reading to find out.

Age of Your Furnace
The average life expectancy of a furnace is between 16-20 years. As your furnace gets close to this age it will start experiencing both minor and major problems. If your furnace is near the end of its lifespan then repairs would be impractical, and the best solution would be to replace your furnace. However, if your furnace is fairly new, or around the middle of its lifespan, the right option would be conducting repairs.

Energy Bills
If you have noticed that your energy bills are going up, it may be due to an issue your furnace is experiencing. If your furnace is less than 15 years old, it may just need a few parts repaired. However, if your furnace is older or nearing 15 years, it may be time to replace it. As furnace’s age, their efficiency starts to decline. It will cost you more to keep an inefficient furnace, thus it would be best to replace it if it is exceeding its life expectancy. 

Improper Heat Distribution
If you find that you have certain rooms in your home being too cold while other rooms being too hot, this may be an issue due to your furnace. If your furnace is not allocating air evenly in your home this may be a bigger issue and may be a warning sign that you need to replace your furnace. 

There will come a time where you will need to replace your furnace, and when that time comes A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, will be glad to assist you in finding a new furnace for your home. However, if your furnace simply needs a few repairs our technicians at A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, can also be of help. Contact us today to speak to a specialist to discuss the issues your furnace is experiencing to determine if it really needs to be replaced or simply repaired. 

 

 

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Client Testimonials

  • I required a new AC unit and A-Plus Quality did a tremendous job in ensuring they could provide a new unit and installation very quickly. They had great knowledge on the type and size of unit required for our home. Very satisfied with their service and responsiveness.

    Imad Hussain
    4 months ago
  • I call on A-Plus quality twice a year for furnace and AC servicing for the season and whenever I have issues. I can text or call them and they respond immediately. This morning I called the owner and within a couple of hours someone was at my door to fix an AC condensation issue. They are always friendly and very reliable. We have been using them for almost 20 years. Thank you A-Plus Quality!!

    Michael Bourassa
    4 months ago
  • Fixed all my furnace issues. Found the issue in 5 minutes where other heating contractors had no clue. Highly recommend!!

    Sammy Grande
    a month ago
  • Very prompt, professional, pleasant, and helpful service. Well done and thanks again Jack

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FAQ

  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

  • Most common Boiler Issues

    - Boiler fails to ignite
    - Low pressure
    - Strange Noises
    - Boiler is not responding to the thermostat
    - Cold Radiators
    - Boiler leaking or dripping
    - Boiler cycling very fast
    - Available Hot water but No Heat

  • What is a heat pump?

    Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

  • What is a mini-split?

    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

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