Repair your furnace before winter hits Toronto
We’re gearing up for another winter season here in Toronto. Snow, sleet, slush. Old Man Winter never holds back in this part of the country! There’s nothing better than coming home to a nice, cozy house after being exposed to sub-zero temperatures. But if your furnace isn’t working properly, it can feel like there is no escaping the cold. Make sure that your furnace is ready for winter by checking for the following signs that it needs repair.
Most people already know that you should change the filters every month or so, but there are a few other things that you should be on the lookout for when inspecting your furnace like:
- Dirty build up or grease
- Cracks or other damage
- Loose panels or pipes
- Signs of leaks
- Unusual noises or odours
If you notice any of the above, schedule an appointment to have your furnace professionally cleaned and repaired. Your service technician will also check the condition of things that you can’t see like your burners, flue pipes, heat exchanger, electrical wiring and connections, circulating fan and any belts that your system uses.
Signs of a failing furnace
Don’t wait until your furnace has completely stopped working to have it repaired. The following signs can indicate that your furnace requires maintenance:
- Inaccurate thermostat— If you’ve got your thermostat cranked all the way up, but it is still cold inside your house then your furnace may need a little TLC.
- Rising energy bills— A sudden spike in your bills could mean that your system isn’t using energy efficiently and needs to be serviced.
- Air quality issues— If everyone in the house is suddenly sneezing or feeling stuffed up, your furnace might be to blame.
- It’s old— Nothing lasts forever. Even furnaces. You should have yours replaced every 15 years or so. It may seem like a big expense at first, but a newer, more energy efficient furnace can dramatically reduce your energy costs and save you money in the long run.
Better safe than frosty
It’s a good idea to get your furnace checked out by a professional before the cold snap hits. Prepare for winter by making sure that your family will enjoy a well heated home.
Have your furnace looked at by one of the friendly and knowledgeable technicians at Cozy Comfort Plus, one of Toronto’s leading furnace repair companies. We specialize in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, air conditioning and HVAC systems in Toronto and the surrounding areas. Call us and experience Cozy Comfort today