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Increase Efficiency with an Industrial Furnace

As a business owner, your furnace is essential to provide a great customer experience. If you are worried that your commercial furnace costs more than it should, call us today and upgrade your building’s heating systems to a more energy and cost-efficient model.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. With Canadians spending roughly 90% of their time indoors1,  it’s essential to provide a warm and comfortable environment for your tenants, customers, and employees. Is your system effective in meeting the demand?

Furnaces become less efficient over time, increasing repair and energy costs. Heating systems have a 15-year2 expected lifespan. If your unit is approaching the decline stage, now would be the perfect time to upgrade it with something more energy-efficient and reliable.

Some key indicators to consider in determining the best time to upgrade your industrial furnace:

Frequent and Costly Repairs

If you’ve been spending money on repairs to keep your commercial system running, it may be more cost-effective to upgrade. A decrease in efficiency likely means a rise in energy costs. A new heating system means your equipment is working at peak performance, as well as a manufacturer’s warranty that will cover the performance of your equipment.

Long Run Time

Your heating system is constantly running to meet the demands of our Canadian winter. As for performance drops, it needs to work harder and longer to perform the same task, driving up your energy consumption and operational costs.

Inconsistent Temperatures

Over time heating systems lose their ability to effectively distribute heat, creating uneven temperatures in your building. Blocked ducts and dirty air filters can also contribute to airflow imbalance.

Noises & Smells

If your equipment is making rattling, banging, or squeaking noises after your initial system turns on, there may be problems with your operational efficiency. Strong odors could also indicate a gas leak.

Increase efficiency and comfort

three pie charts of enegry costs across different industries

Fig. 1: Energy cost breakdown across Canadian industries according to NRCAN3

Typical energy costs in the hotel industry range from $15/m2 to $50/m2. For restaurants, the range is $50/m2 to $275/m24. With the introduction of Canada’s Carbon Tax, landlords and business owners can expect to pay even more for their heating bills with the price of natural gas increasing to 5.9 cents in 2020, 7.8 cents in 2021, and 9.8 cents per cubic meter in April 20225. By retrofitting your existing equipment, you could potentially reduce your costs and consumption by an average of 20% or more6. Remember, purchasing a furnace is a substantial investment. When choosing your heating system, the cost of energy to operate your heating system over its lifetime is equally as important as its purchase price. The more efficient your heating system is, the lower your operating costs are likely to be!

Reason to upgrade

Lower heating bills

By upgrading to a new high-efficiency furnace with a higher AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency), you can save money on your annual heating-related energy costs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Quieter, easier operations

The variable-speed motors used in new furnaces are quieter and use less energy. They also have better temperature controls and better filtration for improved indoor air quality.

Utility rebates

Get paid to make your business more energy efficient with government rebates that help cover the costs of new furnace purchases, installations, and commercial energy assessments.

Commercial heating systems can come in many forms


A boiler system is a heating method that uses hot water or steam to heat your space and is a great fit for large commercial, multi-residential and industrial buildings.

Rooftop Units

A rooftop unit (RTU) combines heating, ventilating, and air conditioning in one, and is typically installed on the roof of a building and improves indoor air quality.

Variable Refrigerant Flow

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is a ductless HVAC system that provides zone-controlled heating and cooling.

Why Choose Enercare?

With all the expensive business-related decisions you need to make, upgrading your mechanical systems shouldn’t be one of them. Free up capital to invest in your business with the Enercare AdvantageTM rental program. Upgrade your equipment for $0 upfront* and you could also benefit from:

Design & Install

  • Industry leading products, featuring brands like Armstrong Air, GSW and Rinnai
  • NEW energy-efficient equipment to offset your carbon footprint
  • Quality installations done right the first time

Service & Maintainance

  • HVAC maintenance to keep your equipment safe and efficient
  • Performed by fully-licensed and insured technicians
  • Priority service through our 24/7/365 call centre

Value Creation

  • Utility rebates application support on eligible equipment
  • Invest in other business improvement projects
  • No-cost transfer on sale of property


Call 1-855-321-0518 today to schedule a meeting with one of our Energy Management Consultants who will perform a walkthrough of your current heating system and offer suggestions including upgraded equipment and cost-saving options.

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