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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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  • Called about getting a cleaning for my furnace and AC in the morning. Booked a time within the hour and they were at my house within the next day. Very reasonable in pricing comparative to other companies. They provided exceptional work and very happy with how thorough they were. Honestly would 100% recommend and loved your service and will definitely use again for any further needs.

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    3 months ago
  • A Plus Quality responded quickly to my call re. AC not working, promptly diagnosed the problem and arranged for the fix. I’ve used them in the past and have confidence in their expert and professional service, both technical and front office. I especially appreciate their willingness and skill in servicing small, older downtown homes.

    Jenny Lam
    2 months ago
  • On July 8, 2021, A Plus Quality Inc installed a boiler in my house. The company did a great job. The manager, Shak, came to give me a very detailed estimate. He also followed up every steps. He had a good team to come to do the installation. After installation, they check and explaining to me everything before leaving. I am really impressed. Besides, the office manager, Sandi, was very helpful too. I would like to recommend A Plus Quality Inc to my friends.

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FAQ

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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