Safety… If if you notice a loud noise, or something just doesn’t seem right, your space is not heating properly, go with your instinct and have it investigated immediately. Especially if it’s a system under pressure such as a boiler system or uses natural gas.
Good maintenance can go a long way – furnaces are made of moving parts and doing HVAC maintenance to ensure nothing is rubbing or sticking can profoundly increase performance and the longevity of the furnace itself. Sometime the energy efficiency after maintenance increases dramatically. This goes for air conditioning units as well.
Even the best maintained furnace or air conditioner will reach the end of its life at some point. After a certain number of years, your furnace will start to work less and less effectively and require more energy and repairs in order to keep it functioning. The alternative? Have a new furnace installed in your space. Technology has come a long way in the last decade.
Think of how old your current furnace, especially if it is original to The Beaches, and how far things have come since then. There are plenty of models on the market that are effective and energy efficient. In addition to those energy efficient choices, there are also a number of other furnace options you can choose from such as being controllable from your phone. It all depends on both what you want and what you need.
Experience is paramount in the HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) industry. Our 24-7 heating and cooling team, has over 20 years in the industry, and is ready to help. Whether it be it air conditioning or furnace installation, repair, maintenance on your commercial or residential property we have handled HVAC systems in almost every kind of commercial & residential property. Including tourist attractions as well as HVAC for high rise office buildings and condos in various cities across Southern Ontario. Finding an HVAC Contractor with solid experience, with a variety of buildings, including the ages of buildings is important especially if retrofits are required.
It’s a fact! Some property owners in The Beaches may want to upgrade to a larger furnace unit, but this isn’t always a great idea. Too large of a furnace can cycle on and off too much, not have the right pressure for the building, and have inconsistent temperature to various rooms. Humidity too can be affected by having too much or not enough. Improper humidity levels are harmful to either the building or the people in it – ie: mold and rainy windows inside if too much, or dry and cracking studs, hardwood floors and potentially structural or decorative issues from being too dry – not to mention excess static, maybe a dry throat, itchy skin and other issues.
Too small of a furnace can overwork to try to keep airflow to all rooms, and cost far more in energy expenses than necessary. Thus, if you think you are trying to save on a few bucks on the initial unit, also consider how much it will cost to run, which over 10-15 years could be substantially more.
A seasoned HVAC contractor will know what size of furnace is appropriate for the type and age and other factors of the building and lot, the existing system and setup and costs for each option to change/retrofit or upgrade.
If the existing heating system is boiler, oil, natural gas (not available in all areas) –> changing from one type of fueling to another will be a different price than keeping the existing fueling type but changing the furnace itself. Furnace types can be changed generally speaking, but it will affect other systems and could be an overhaul, not just a retrofit.
Generally, if it is a ducted heating system then barring unforeseen circumstances, you’d like the standard size and type of unit, and your building has space outside on the ground close to the building, likely the standard the answer is often yes! Especially for those older homes in The Beaches.
Yes. Provided your location allows for this type of unit. If you don’t have duct work, are above ground in a unit (whether commercial or residential), there are other options that are available such as heat pumps which also offer air conditioning. It’s different technology than window air conditioners, and mounts on the wall on the inside for the “head” portion, and either on the ground outside or can be affixed to the side of a building for the “condenser” portion. There is tubing that connects the two portions together that will require a 3” access hole to the outside (which is then caulked around the tubing such that no critters get in). They are generally very energy efficient. More info on this heating and cooling system below.
An experienced HVAC contractor can also provide add-ons solutions that might be helpful that are important to the inhabitant, such as energy efficiency, air quality – > fresh air exchangers, waste heat recapturing systems and humidifiers for example. Our HVAC team can help you choose the appropriate furnace accoutrements. Having chose The Beaches as your dwelling place shows your commitment to all things healthy.
That one specific room that’s always too hot or cold. Alternate options are available as well – if everything is working great except for that “one room” at the far end of the house or office building that was added on – then perhaps a heat pump for that particular room is a better idea. Especially in older homes in The Beaches where it can be dicey to find what’s behind a wall. The less disturbance, often the better. A heat pump also provides air conditioning in the summer months. No duct work needed, nor a window, and new heat pumps are exceptionally energy efficient and different technology than baseboard heating. See our article Baseboard Heaters VS Heat Pumps.
Having a well working furnace is essential, especially with the winter months getting colder each and every year. That can make it difficult for home or building owners to stay comfortable without overspending on their monthly utility bill. There is a solution. The best way to save more than you spend is to focus on your furnace. Summers seem to be hotter than ever, and most people are finding they are keeping their A/C on.
At Heating Ontario, we understand that a furnace or air conditioning is not something to take lightly. Achieving the best results requires knowledge, skill, and professionalism. That is why we have made things simple. All of our HVAC contractors have the hands-on experience you need. Not to mention a friendly and professional attitude. That makes it possible to find the right air conditioner or furnace for your home or office when you need it most.
We have years of experience installing all types of HVAC systems commercially and residentially both quickly and effectively. We know how important it is for your space to stay warm and cozy when the temperatures drop, and cool for the summer. That is why speed and accuracy are our biggest priorities. Why is this so important to us? A properly working HVAC system makes it possible for your space to get back to normal as quickly as possible.
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So, whether your building in The Beaches is a new build, townhome, retail, clinic, office space, school, government building, detached residential, give our HVAC contractors a call, we’ve handled it all.
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For over 20 years Heating Ontario has built a reputation as one of the leading providers of residential and commercial heating and cooling solutions in Toronto / GTA and Southern Ontario.
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We can Install all brands that are approved for use in Canada, on any kind of building – whether it be low rise, high rise or in-between across The Beaches, East York, North York, Downtown, GTA / Toronto and much of Southern Ontario.
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