Furnace Installation Services: Prepare Your Home for the Winter
Be proactive and schedule your furnace installation before the cold winter months start creeping in. If you already have a furnace in your home, you might feel it is unnecessary to worry about it until the temperatures begin dropping.
However, if your furnace is old or has any faults, it may leave you scrambling; sort out your furnace by scheduling an installation as soon as possible. We don’t want any of our clients to be left in the cold.
MaxCare Heating & Cooling is committed to servicing all your HVAC needs and we are happy to assist in a timely fashion to help ensure your heating needs are met before you suffer through unreliable installation practices or faulty units that don’t provide your home with the necessary heat.
Through our 20 plus years of experience in London and the surrounding areas in Ontario, we continue to provide our clients with the best quality furnaces to save you money on your energy bill and to provide you with the best comfort for your home.
Our qualified technicians know that installing a furnace in your home is more than simply heating your home for colder days; it is about giving your home the best quality furnace that lives up to the latest health regulations and the best standards.
Our team is ready to help you decide on the best furnace for your residential property, taking into consideration the unique size and insulation of your home. We are also prepared to give you advice on when you may need to replace your old furnace or install your very first furnace in your home.
When Should You Request Furnace Installation?
There are many reasons for you to be thinking of installing a furnace in your home, whether you are a first-time customer looking to set up your first furnace or you are considering whether your old system is still up to standards; we are here to help.
Here are a few of the most common signs you may be needing to invest in a new furnace:
The Lifespan Is Almost Up
Furnaces usually last for anywhere between 15 to 20 years before they start to cause problems and experience a reduction in quality. If your unit has been around for anywhere close to this many years, you should start paying attention to any warning signs. This can be seen in the below reasons for replacing a furnace.
High Energy Bills
If you suddenly notice an increase in your energy bill without knowing why, your furnace could be the culprit. Your appliance may begin to overwork trying to keep up with the amount of warm air necessary to heat your home; the reasons could be that the furnace has not been maintained properly, there are broken parts, or the lifespan is nearing the end.
A Decrease in Heat
If your system can’t produce the heat that is needed for your home, it may be time to consider a new installation. There are many reasons for the system not keeping up with your needs and incorrect installation or the wrong size appliance may be the cause.
We will help you determine this and offer our expertise on why the heat has reduced and whether we think your current system is inadequate for your residential property.
If you find that you are repairing your unit more than you are enjoying the warmth from the system, it may be time for a new one. This should also be considered if the repairs start to cost more than a new installation.
Increases in Maintenance Costs
If the cost of maintaining your current system is constantly increasing since more parts need to be replaced or fixed during each service, you should calculate whether a new system will save you time and money.
If any of these problems are hindering the air and heat quality in your home, you may need to find a professional to help with the repairs and maintenance. If these attempts don’t fix the problems with your furnace, you may need to decide whether it is time to upgrade your system.
At MaxCare, we would prefer to save you the expenses and time taken to repair your unit unnecessarily, so we will immediately recommend a replacement if we deem it necessary upon assessment of your home and system.
Call a Professional
After spending a considerate amount of money on your new furnace, you could be tempted to cut costs by installing the unit yourself. We don’t recommend this as incorrect installation can have severe consequences in your home.
This also happens during installations by companies who choose to cut corners to save on costs. While saving money does seem enticing in the moment, it can cause more problems, costing exorbitant fees later on.
If your furnace is installed incorrectly it may:
- Increase your energy bills since the system has not been set up correctly.
- Produce less quality air, which can have negative health consequences in your home.
- Be a safety hazard if the necessary safety procedures are not followed.
- Cause the air to be unhealthy, especially for anyone suffering from asthma or allergies.
Professional installations will be sure to follow these guidelines:
Air ducts and vents throughout the house need to be inspected for compliance before installation begins
The placement of the furnace is essential and experts can find the perfect spot for maximum efficiency and safety.
A professional will help you through the entire procedure and guide you on all you need to know before, during, and after installation to ensure you take steps to protect your house and lengthen the lifespan of your new furnace.
We are dedicated to giving you honest advice during the process. Our technicians are held to the highest standards and undergo training and testing to ensure that we are always aware of the latest safety procedures and regulations.
We know that providing our services to customers should always include transparency and friendly service. We are happy to assist you from the moment you decide to invest in a furnace.
This is why our team is prepared to assess your home to help you determine the best unit for the specific requirements of your house as well as your budget. We have dealt with installing and repairing many different brands, makes, and models, and we love to share our knowledge with our customers.
Can you install your furnace by yourself?
We highly recommend that you do not try and install your new furnace by yourself. HVAC professionals are governed by training principles and are required to follow stringent safety standards and regulations to ensure the safety of your family and your home.
Improper installation can lead to small issues such as an increase in your energy bill, up to severe consequences such as unhealthy airflow in your home leading to health problems, and possible disaster if wires and other parts are placed incorrectly.
When should you replace your furnace?
If you are experiencing any of the following, you should begin considering a new furnace:
- Your system is more than 15 years old.
- Your energy bills have risen substantially.
- A reduction in air quality throughout your home.
- You begin to hear disturbing and disruptive noises from the unit.
- You are constantly repairing the unit.
- There are visible signs of broken or severely rusted parts in the system.
How long does it take to install a furnace?
The installation process will differ depending on the size of your home, the chosen furnace model, and other unforeseen factors. However, it takes between 4 to 10 hours for standard furnace installations.
How long should a healthy furnace take to heat up?
If your furnace is running effectively without any problems, it should heat up for 10 to 15 minutes before the heat is felt throughout the home; this is known as a cycle. Effective furnaces should have about three cycles each hour.
However, some factors may alter these times including the temperature outside, the size of the house, and the quality of the system.
Contact us today to find out more about the services we can offer you. No question is too small and our team is always ready to attend to your needs and answer any questions you may have.