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What Is a Heating Maintenance Plan?
Enercare’s annual Heating Maintenance Plan is designed to protect your health, home and family by preventing heating equipment malfunctions or breakdowns. As part of the plan, our licensed and TSSA-certified technicians visit your home to inspect your heating equipment. This maintenance check helps identify and solve potential problems with your furnace or boiler, including unit efficiency, carbon monoxide leaks, or worn-out and faulty materials.
How to Schedule Maintenance
Current Enercare Heating Maintenance Plan Customer
- If you already have an Enercare heating maintenance plan and would like to book your appointment, please call: 1-855-282-5082.
Not an Enercare Heating Maintenance Plan Customer
- Call 1-855-282-5082 to purchase a plan and book an appointment. Or, you can sign up for a plan using our online enrollment form and then call us later when you are ready to book an appointment.
- One of our TSSA certified and licensed technicians will inspect your furnace, boiler or fireplace for hazardous debris, carbon monoxide leaks and more.
- The technician will give you a HomeCare Report with information about the health of your HVAC system. If your equipment needs repairs, you’ll get additional information about that process in the report.
Inspections Performed During a Maintenance Appointment
Our technicians begin with an eight-point diagnostic check of your entire heating system.
8 diagnostic checks
Our up to a 22-point safety check will help to:
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 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 an attached thermostat 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. Afterwards, 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.