Are you in the market for a new furnace in Ottawa Ontario? AirZone HVAC Services provides a full service approach for furnaces including new furnace installation, furnace repair, annual maintenance, and furnace protection packages. We service and maintain all brands of furnaces and offer new installations from the following manufacturers: American Standard, Lennox, and Amana.
At AirZone, we have implemented a no pressure sales approach. We offer free no obligation estimates for new furnace products! Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service possible, alongside expert recommendations for a new heating system for your home. We never want to pressure you into purchasing a new product, but instead provide you with all of the RIGHT information for you to make an informed decision.
Ottawa Furnace Leader
AirZone has been installing new furnaces for over 10 years in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. We pride ourselves on the reputation we have earned as one of the leading residential furnace installers in the area. We have utilized our customer first approach and backed this with our quality you can trust guarantee. This has allowed us to become the standard of excellence in the Ottawa marketplace.
When Should I Replace My Furnace
We are often asked about when the right time is to replace a furnace in your home. Generally speaking Ottawa furnaces last about 12 to 18 years. The most common issue that forces a furnace replacement is a broken or cracked heat exchanger. This results in a red tagged furnace meaning that the heater is inoperable for safety reasons until it is repaired or replaced. If your furnace is over 10 years old, it is now time to start comparing the repair cost versus the purchase of a new unit. Furnaces start at around $3000 and can be financed for a low monthly payment. If you are facing a bill of over 400 dollars it is now time to compare the age of your furnace against the cost of repair. If you have an older heater (over 15 years) you may want to consider a new furnace to take advantage of all of the benefits mentioned below. This can also avoid a costly emergency service repair and the inconvenience of your furnace breaking down during the winter months.
What Are The Benefits Of A New Furnace?
There are many benefits to changing out your old furnace. Primarily, new furnaces offer exceptional efficiency thanks to technological advancements over the past 10 years. With furnace efficiency reaching over 98 percent for some products, the utility savings can be a major offset to your furnace payment and a major decrease in your heating cost.
The number one benefit of a new furnace is that you will have a new product in your home that will provide reliable heating with a huge decrease in the likelihood of a breakdown. Emergency repairs and service can be costly. By replacing your furnace proactively, you will likely avoid the scenario of being without heat during the wintertime.
In addition to these benefits, a new furnace will provide a higher level of comfort in your home. Two stage and variable speed modulating furnace products offer much more precise temperature control. Many new furnaces also have a stronger blower that pushes warm air more evenly to the furthest rooms from your furnace. This helps to equalize the heating in your home and avoid the hot room cold room scenario.
Another benefit that is often overlooked is an increase in indoor air quality. Over time, even the most maintained furnace have a buildup of particulates within the heating system. Our new furnace installations often include the installation of a larger filter cabinet resulting in much cleaner air within the home. For anyone with allergies, this can make a huge difference. We also carry UV products, HRVs, and other furnace additions that will increase the air quality in your home.
How Can I Prevent A Furnace Breakdown?
Annual maintenance is not only important to avoid a costly furnace breakdown. It is also a requirement from most furnace manufacturers to maintain warranty coverage. Annual maintenance is a must to ensure you furnace is working at it’s best and to maintain your manufacturer’s warranty. The first and foremost thing an Ottawa homeowner can do to extend the lifespan of their furnace is to change the air filter on a regular basis. Picture a clogged filter inside your furnace. The heater has to work harder to pull air through the filter. This causes a strain on the furnace and reduces it’s lifespan and increases your utility bills. A reduction in air quality is also experienced since the dirty filter is not as effective at filtering particulates.
Furnace Filter Recommendations:
For customers with a 1″ filter cabinet, we recommend changing the filter every month. For customers with a 5″ premium furnace filter, we recommend replacement every three to six months depending on the type of filter used and the conditions in the home. For example, a home with pets should change the furnace filter more often.