Heating Solutions for Every Home
We have you covered whether you’re looking for a new furnace, boiler, fireplace or ductless option to heat your home. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you are choosing a provider you can depend on. Plus, by renting your furnace through the Enercare AdvantageTM program, we will stand by your furnace for life.*
What Are the Pros/Cons of Renting vs. Buying a Furnace or Boiler?
Installing a new furnace or boiler can be expensive, but it’s an essential investment in your home and your comfort. Every installation is different and pricing can vary depending on many factors, such as the size and age of your home or building and code requirements for your area.
One option is to purchase your HVAC equipment upfront and avoid paying month-to-month rental costs. This means you own your heating equipment. Although you avoid paying the monthly rental rate, you are on the hook for any maintenance or repairs that your equipment may need that the warranty doesn’t cover.
We also offer worry-free payment options with the Enercare Advantage program. With Enercare Advantage, if you experience any issues with your equipment, our responsive technicians will fix the problem at no cost to you.** Some of the benefits of the Enercare Advantage program include:
Zero up-front costs** and affordable monthly payments
No installation charges**
Free repairs and maintenances by our licensed technicians**
No parts and labour fees**
No hassles, headaches or worries with peace of mind coverage
Same Day Service*** if you have problems
How Do I Know if My Furnace Needs Repairs or Maintenance and Who Should I Contact?
Some telltale signs that your furnace is reaching the end of its life cycle include:
It takes too long for your house to warm up and when it finally does some rooms are still uncomfortable
Your furnace is making unusual noises like bangs, squeaks and scrapes
You’ve had frequent equipment breakdowns
If you recognize any of these signs, it may be time to consider replacing your older furnace with a new high-efficiency model. Give us a call and we can inspect your equipment to ensure it’s running quickly, safely and efficiently.
Do I Need to Clean My Ducts When Installing a New Furnace?
When installing a new furnace, it’s recommended to remove any dust and debris in your ventilation system to ensure optimal performance of your new cooling equipment. It’s also important to maintain the air quality of your home with regular duct cleaning every 3 to 5 years.
Our Enercare technicians use state-of-the-art technology to push 25,000 cu. ft. of air per minute to clear out built up dust and allergens, so the air in your home is as healthy as possible.
What Is a Furnace Protection Plan and Why Do I Need One?
Our winters in Canada are long, cold and sometimes unbearable. You do not want to worry about your home’s heating when the temperatures start to dip below freezing. With Enercare’s Heating Protection Plan, we help protect your equipment from unexpected, costly breakdowns. The Heating Protection Plan includes:
Parts and labour coverage with no annual claim limits**
Same day service***
Access to more than 700 highly trained, licensed technicians
24/7 support centre to take your calls
What Is a Furnace Maintenance Plan and Why Do I Need One?
Your heating equipment requires regular maintenance and tune-ups. While your furnace grows older, it becomes more prone to performance inefficiencies and frequent breakdowns. Regular maintenance helps increase the lifespan of your equipment and contributes to optimal performance all winter long. As a bonus, a well-maintained furnace can help reduce energy costs.
With our Enercare Heating Maintenance Plan, you’ll get:
Comprehensive annual inspection of furnace, boiler or fireplace
HomeCare Report including expert assessment and recommendations
Safety checks for carbon monoxide leaks
The average price range of a typical new natural gas or propane high-efficiency furnace in Ontario ranges from $3,500 to $6,000. This price includes standard installation from a fully-insured, licensed company, at least a one year warranty and all required licenses for installation.
The cost of a new furnace is dependent on four factors:
- Environmental choices, including energy efficiency, humidification, air filtration sizes (which are dependent on allergies or other sensitivities), and comfort-enhancing options.
- Personal choices including extended warranties, maintenance plans, ethics, and guarantees.
- Technical requirements including the size of the home, floor plan, number of stories, existing ductwork and BTU load.
- Code requirements including safety, licensing and building code requirements.
- To get an accurate, no-surprises, no-obligation quote, contact us at 1-855-619-7701
The average lifecycle of a furnace is 15 years, but age is not the only factor to consider. Other reasons to replace your furnace include safety, frequency of breakdowns, quality of installation and improper sizing.
Every home is unique and a number of factors impact the furnace size needed, including the size and age of your home, air flow, how many windows your home has, insulation, and specific homeowner requirements. To make sure you get the furnace size that best suits your needs, it’s crucial to have a professional visit your home to complete an evaluation to calculate heat loss and air flow. Incorrect sizing of a furnace may cause a shortened life of the equipment, higher utility costs and diminished comfort because your home is not warming up correctly.
We have five guarantees - Home Comfort Guarantee, No Surprises Guarantee, No Lemon Guarantee, Environmental Focus Guarantee and Property Protection and Client Respect Guarantee.
We recommend that you change or clean your furnace filter every one-to-three months.
If the humidity in your home is lower than 30 percent on a hygrometer it is recommended that you consider a humidifier. Health Canada recommends a home’s relative humidity should be between 30 to 55 percent in the winter. Most homes require a humidifier in Canada due to the dry air created by our cold climate.
- A natural gas or propane high-efficiency furnace will start up when a thermostat that’s attached to it senses that the temperature has dropped below a preset level.
- Before the furnace starts, the ventor motor does a safety check to ensure that the venting is clear, as determined by the pressure switch. The ignitor then ignites the burners inside the furnace combustion chamber and starts creating heat. The heat is transferred to the primary or "first" heat exchanger which heats the air as it flows through the furnace. Afterward, the combustion gases are passed through a secondary heat exchanger to further extract heat.
- The blower motor pushes the warmed air through the plenum and out into the house via the registers.
- The combustion gases, including carbon monoxide, are safely vented to the outdoors from the furnace.
- In most cases, outside fresh air is pulled into the burn chamber to provide a more efficient burn. However, this practice isn’t done in old homes.
- Any cold air left in the home gets circulated into the furnace to be heated up.