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5 Ways To Prepare Your Furnace For Fall And Winter

October 30, 2020

5 Ways To Prepare Your Furnace For Fall And Winter

Do you live in the Greater Toronto Area and need heating and cooling services? A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area can help prepare your home for the cold seasons approaching. When cold weather comes, it will not spare anyone. However, you can outsmart it by preparing yourself before it arrives. Keeping your home warm during the fall and winter time will make your home the best spot to relax after work and on weekends. Getting an expert to confirm the nature of your heating system is an important step. So, the question is: how do you prepare your furnace for the fall and winter?

1. Clean and Clear Vents
Your furnace may operate much better when the vents are free. Ensure that there is no object in front of the vents. If these spots are blocked, there will be no proper air circulation. Additionally, clean your ducts so that they can pass air smoothly.

2. Check the Thermostat
What type of thermostat are you using currently? If you are using an old thermostat, consider testing it to ensure it is functioning correctly. It is advisable to get a programmable thermostat. You can set a programmable thermostat to turn the furnace off at specific times to save heat.

3. Replace Filters
Because your furnace has been idle for long, the filters may clog with dust, hair, and debris. When you turn your heating system on, your home may not receive enough heat because the filters are not working. Check out our previous post, Signs It's Time to Replace Your HVAC Air Filter, to learn more about when to change your air filter. 

4. Insulate Your House
If your home is not insulated, you may consider fixing the problem before temperatures drop. Insulation helps by keeping the heat in the home. Allow an expert to check your windows and doors to ensure that you won't lose heat to the surrounding when winter comes.

5. Examine Your Furnace
Apart from checking the vents, filter, thermostats, and insulation, you need to check your furnace's performance. Request for a furnace service from A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, to have a technician examine your furnace’s function ability and make any pessary repairs. 

Fall is here and winter is quickly approaching. With the help of A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, you can get your home prepared for the cold temperatures approaching. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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FAQ

  • Why should I maintain my Furnace or AC?

    An annual maintenance will extend the lifetime of your heating and cooling unit. The technician will diagnose and repair any problem with the unit before it fails, so you won't need to worry about any problems when the weather gets very hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter.

  • Furnace is blowing cold air in Winter?

    This can be due to Ignition lockout, sometimes could be resolved by resetting the power  and if this does not resolve the issue you should contact a certified gas technician from A-Plus Quality to get this problem resolved!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.  

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