With an average temperature a frigid -6.7 degrees Celsius in January, the over 500,000 residents who call Brampton home want to ensure their furnace is in good repair each winter. Its close proximity to Toronto, Canada’s largest city (just over 30 minutes by car and less than 50 kilometers), also allows easy access to many reputable heating and cooling professionals. In fact, for about every 6000 people, there is at least one heating company ready and willing to keep you warm all winter. This competitive market is a great way to lower the bottom line for everyone. Quotes are free and easy. Just click here.
How To Choose A Furnace
Energy efficiency is a major factor in choosing your new natural gas furnace. You can always choose to pay a little more upfront to save a lot more on your bills. Natural gas makes sense as a heating source in Brampton, since the infrastructure is already in place.
The term AFUE refers to the amount from every dollar that is going directly towards your energy costs. The higher the AFUE, the less money spent to heat your home. The minimum AFUE in Canada is 92 per cent, which means for every dollar spent, 92 cents will be used towards energy costs. This represents a large savings on your energy bill. A good rule of thumb is to spend as much as you can afford to get the highest AFUE you can and then you can see a maximum return.
It’s important to protect your investment. When purchasing a furnace there are many factors to consider beyond the price, specifically what type of warranty is available. Warranties will vary from five-year limited parts warranty to 10, 20 or lifetime ‘comprehensive’ warranties.
A warranty will not be worth the paper it’s printed on if it is from a company that won’t be in business next year. Make sure you go with a reputable furnace manufacturer. When purchasing a warranty be sure to read all the fine print. Some warranties require you to perform annual maintenance and cleaning with a certified technician. Be sure to mail your warranties so you are on file. Some HVAC professionals will offer an additional labour warranty with installation. These typically last one year.
Features To Consider:
- Purchasing the highest rated AFUE model you can afford will allow for maximum savings on your energy bill. Replacing a 20-year-old furnace with an energy efficient model can show up to 45 per cent savings on energy costs.
- You can buy in bulk and save. Many companies offer deals when buying a complete HVAC system (heating, ventilating and air conditioning). This typically includes an air conditioner, heat recovery ventilator and air filtration system.
- The government offers money back rebates to qualified buyers who purchase an ENERGY STAR model:
Financing Is Available!
Need a new heating systems but don’t have the cash? Financing is available for both heating and cooling systems.