Your furnace might not stand a chance with Canada’s freezing cold winters. If your furnace faltered or failed recently thanks to the recent cold weather, know that you can call Constant Home Comfort at any time, 24/7 for an emergency furnace repair. Call Constant Home Comfort at 1-888-675-5907!
Our technicians are on call day and night, ready to respond and resolve your emergency furnace problem. We service all forced air furnaces including mid or high efficiency.
You’ve had your furnace for a while.
A good place to start is to compare your furnaces age to the national average. Average furnace life expectancy is between 15 and 20 years. If you have had your furnace for this length of time, it is time for you to begin shopping. When you shop for a furnace in an emergency situation does not give you time to make the best decision. You should replace your furnace as a planned home improvement rather than in an emergency when yours has failed. If your furnace has a pilot light, it is over 15 years old and it is time for a replacement!
Your gas and electricity bills are increasing.
The rising gas and electricity prices may not be the only reason for your increasing bills. Furnaces lose their efficiency as they age, especially if they have not been maintained properly. As a result, your furnace may have to run longer than usual to provide the same amount of heat. This is what causes your gas and electric bills to go up in price. That extra money you’ve been paying to gas and electricity could be used to pay for a new furnace.
Your furnace has been repaired in the last two years.
As furnaces age, you may find yourself replacing parts here and there. These costs add up quickly and you can find yourself spending hundreds of dollars to keep your old furnace running. In the last two years of life is when furnaces tend to incur the most breakdowns, and as your furnace ages it becomes more difficult to get replacement parts.
The temperature at home is fluctuating.
If you feel like some rooms are too cold, while other rooms are a bit too warm this can be a sign that your furnace is lacking the ability to evenly distribute air throughout your home. If you find yourself constantly adjusting your thermostat to keep comfortable, it may be time for a replacement.
The colour of the burner flame is yellow, not blue.
A yellow flame, or flickering flame may be a sign that poisonous carbon monoxide is being created by your furnace. Other signs of carbon monoxide include; soot around the furnace, no upward draft in your chimney, water leaking from the base of the chimney excess moisture on walls, excessive rusting on pipes inside and on the portion of the vent pipe visible from the outside.
Your furnace is making strange noises.
As furnaces age, they begin to make strange noises towards the end of their life cycle. If you have heard any strange banging, popping , rattling, popping or squealing and if your blower is running constantly these are signs that your furnace is ready to be replaced.
The air in your home feels dry or stale.
Older furnaces lack being able to moisturize and clean the air in your home. You may feel as though the air in your home feels stale, or stuffy. Is anyone at home is suffering from dry nose, dry throat or dry skin? Other signs such as frequent dust accumulation, droopy plants, and furniture cracking may suggest that your furnace is not capable of providing you with the comfort your family needs.
How do you and your family feel?
Older furnaces sometimes develop cracks in the heat exchanger. If carbon monoxide is present, it could leak into your home undetected. Frequent headaches, burning nose or eyes, nausea disorientation or any flu-like symptoms are signs of carbon monoxide. If you experience these symptoms, open a window to the furnace room and call us immediately at1-888-675-5907.
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