Markham Homeowners: Is it Time to Replace Your Furnace?

FURNACEHaving a working furnace in your home during the winter is vital for health and comfort. Have your furnace serviced before it get’s too cold out by Constant Home Comfort! We service, repair and replace furnaces.

As the cold weather begins to approach, it is important that homeowners in Canada being to prepare for the freezing conditions we will face and to have a high quality, trusted furnace from a brand such as Keeprite, Goodman or Payne in order to stay comfortable and healthy in their homes during the winter season.

Before the freezing air and weather makes it way into Ontario, homeowners should be sure to check the condition of their furnace ensuring they are working efficiently and will continue to do so throughout the winter season. A furnace is one of the most important long-term investments you make for your home. Ensuring it is functioning optimally is extremely important.

Considering a new furnace?

As we mentioned, the furnace is one of the most important investments homeowners can make to increase the value and comfortability in their homes. Little do most homeowners know, it pays to track the efficiency of your natural gas furnace. It is especially important that you know when you should replace your furnace before it costs you more in repairs than it would to purchase an entirely new unit.

Signs you may need a new furnace:

  • Constant furnace repairs
  • Thermostat/temperature is uncomfortable
  • Furnace is making weird noises
  • Energy bills have increased
  • Furnace is 12 years or older

How old is your furnace?

The average life expectancy of an efficient furnace is between 16 and 20 years. Although, it is a good idea for homeowners to check their furnace as it reaches the 12 year mark. Most people opt to replace their furnaces as a home investment as opposed to a last-minute replacement.

Noticing bill Inflation?

If you notice that your energy bills are steadily increasing, take this as a sign- it is time to check the status of the furnace. If you have an inefficient furnace operating in your home, you will find yourself constantly paying for repairs, when all of that money could be used as an investment towards a new, much more energy-efficient furnace.

Uncomfortable temperature fluctuation?

If you find that the temperatures in each room in your home are different, or you constantly need to adjust your thermostat it is because your furnace lacks the ability to fully distribute the desired air temperature to keep you comfortable in your home.

Look out for Carbon Monoxide!

All furnace systems come with the safety risk of carbon monoxide emissions. If you have a natural gas or propane furnace, seeing a yellow or flickering flame may be a sign that poisonous carbon monoxide is created by your furnace and seeping through your home causing health risks for you and your family. If you are concerned about carbon monoxide in your home, let us service your furnace.

Signs of Carbon Monoxide include:

  • Streaks of soot around the surface of your furnace
  • No upward drift in your chimney
  • More moisture than normal, around windows, walls and cold surfaces
  • Rusting on pipes, or appliance jacks
  • Water leaking from the chimney or vent
  • Family health problems such as; headaches, nausea, disorientation and more

If you live in Markham and are seeking furnace service, repair, or replacement before the winter time, call Constant Home Comfort professionals at 1 888 829 1875 or visit us online by clicking here for more information!