Advancements in furnace technology have drastically increased the energy efficiency of furnaces over the past decade. The Canadian Government has recognized these increases in efficiency and continue to reward homeowners who upgrade their aging system through incentive programs.
How We Improve Ottawa Heating Systems:
- The first factor we examine when analyzing your comfort system’s efficiency is the age and efficiency of your current furnace. Recognizing advancements in technology, a new furnace may actually pay for itself through energy saving in as little as five years.
- A huge amount of heat is often lost through leaky air ducts. This can lead to certain rooms being warmer than others in a house, and is often the reason for a cool upstairs and a hot downstairs. As air is passed through the system it may be lost on lower level rooms resulting in cooler temperatures in other areas.
- Have you checked your furnace filter lately? A dirty and clogged air filter results in a furnace that has to work harder to push air through the system. This decreases the furnaces efficiency, and causes an increase in particulates throughout the home. Most furnaces require a new filter every three months or less.
- Our comfort advisors examine a number of different factors such as power draw and proper air to fuel ratio. We also check for energy efficient windows and properly installed weather stripping.