Owning your own furnace comes with a lot of responsibility, as well as maintenance and cost questions to think about. Here are the top six furnace questions that we get asked at Ashton Service Group. And if your question isn’t answered here, give us a call to talk to one of our heating and plumbing experts.
Furnace FAQ #1: Do high efficiency furnaces really save money?
The answer is simple: yes! High efficiency furnaces maximize the amount of heat that your house receives compared to how much gas is coming in. High efficiency furnaces mean less fuel is used over time, which you will see as cost savings on your heating bill.
Furnace FAQ #2: What should I be doing at home to maintain my furnace?
One of the most important things you can do at home to extend the life of your furnace is to replace the filter regularly. If your filter gets clogged, your furnace needs to work harder to heat your home, which will damage the furnace and raise your heating costs.
Furnace FAQ #3: I can’t afford a brand new furnace. How can I improve the efficiency of the one I have now?
A great way to improve the efficiency of your current furnace is to get a tune up. Contact us today to see how we can help you with that.
Furnace FAQ #4: Should I turn off my heat when I go out?
This is a common misconception. Turning off your heat completely when you go out might seem like a good cost-saving idea but, in fact, drastic drops in temperature mean that your furnace will have to work twice as hard to quickly get back up to your ideal temperature when you return. It’s best to reduce your thermostat by only a few degrees instead; this will keep your furnace from overworking.
Furnace FAQ #5: How do I know if I have a carbon monoxide problem in my home?
Often, you won’t. Unfortunately, you will only be aware of a carbon monoxide problem in your home when you start having headaches and other serious health problems. That is why it is so important to have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home.
Furnace FAQ #6: How much does a furnace cost in Canada?
Furnaces in Canada can cost anywhere from $4,500 to $6,500 to purchase and install. The cost will depend on the brand, the efficiency and the size of your home. Contact Ashton Service Group to help you find the best furnace for your home at the best price.
Ashton Service Group can help you determine which furnace is best for your needs and your budget. We can also help you retrofit your existing furnace for improved efficiency. Click here to explore our furnace and boiler services and get started today.
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