If you’re one of the 85,795 people who live in Victoria, you’re lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful natural splendor. As the capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a historical and picturesque place to live, but it’s also cold during its long, damp winters!
Table of contents
- Victoria by the numbers
- Top Furnace Brands by Price Level in Victoria (including installation)
- Not sure if you need a new furnace?
- Warranty Options
- Are Government Rebates Available?
- Popular Furnace Brands in Victoria
- Victoria High-Efficiency Furnace Pricing
- Top tips for keeping your furnace in good working order
- Victoria City Information
Victoria by the numbers
Average Temp. (Summer): 13.2 degrees Celsius
Average Temp. (Winter): 5 degrees Celsius
Top Furnace Brands by Price Level in Victoria (including installation)
Entry level – $3,000 + Goodman, KeepRite, Armstrong, Daikin
Mid Tier – $3,500 + Amana, Trane, Napoleon, York, American Standard, Rheem, Bryant, Heil
Premium – $4,500 + Carrier, Lennox, Luxaire
Although it’s not the coldest place in Canada, Victoria still manages to get down to near freezing temperatures during the winter months, and snow is possible at any time. For this reason, a reliable and energy efficient furnace is something you should consider!
Not sure if you need a new furnace?
If you’ve had your furnace for over 10-15 years, then it may be a good time to think about replacing it. Particularly if you’ve had recurring breakdowns and your monthly energy bills have increased, then a new furnace could fix these problems.
When purchasing your new unit, you’ll receive warranties covering parts and the heat exchanger. A comprehensive warranty is important as this gives you more protection for your new investment. Check out our brand and model pages to find out what kind of warranty you can get with some of the top-selling furnaces in Canada.
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There are many high-quality HVAC contractors around Victoria, and shopping around for the best one is important. Always go with reputation and quality over price – a properly installed unit ensures safety and that it will work well throughout those cold Victoria winters.
The overall cost of installation in Victoria depends on several different factors, including the type of furnace you opt for, where your current unit is located, the venting location and safety issues, etc.
Are Government Rebates Available?
Check out the BC Hydro Aboriginal Upgrade Program that was put in place for Aboriginal community members and non-profit housing providers. This program allows those that meet the qualifying criteria to upgrade their energy-consuming appliances including their heating system.
There’s also a program for those with a low-income named the BC Hydro Low-Income Program. This program allows those that meet the requirements a free home energy assessment, and this could result in a free high-efficiency furnace.
Popular Furnace Brands in Victoria
We cover all the main brands in the Victoria area, including Amana, Trane, Comfortmaker, Lennox, and Napoleon. Our website provides in-depth buyer guides, prices and more information on each brand.
Victoria High-Efficiency Furnace Pricing
The average price of a furnace in the Victoria area is between $3500 – $6000. However, the overall price of your new unit with installation will depend on the type of model you go for, the brand, and your home.
Remember, a basic model will cost you less, but it won’t help your energy bills over the year.
Financing options can help you spread the cost of your new heating system and installation over a longer amount of time, because it’s not like we’re walking around with five thousand dollars burning a hole in our pockets.
Financing is usually available from your local HVAC contractor, but be sure to shop around, as there are sometimes deals available that can save you money on interest rates.
Top tips for keeping your furnace in good working order
- Change the filter regularly
We can’t stress how important it is to make sure that you change your filter as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Also, if you live in a dusty or dry area, changing the filter even more frequently can be useful as these environments tend to reduce a filter’s life.
The type of filter also dictates how often it needs to be changed, with disposable filters needing to be changed the most often. Remember, the air entering your home goes through this filter, if it’s dusty, dirty or clogged with debris, some of this polluted air will enter your home!
2) Eliminate those air leaks in your home
If you’ve recently bought a new high-efficiency furnace, and had it installed by a reputable HVAC contractor, you might think you’re all set for those monthly savings. However, many people are unaware that small leaks in their home that force their furnace to work harder and increase heating costs!
Windows and doors (particularly garage doors) are the main culprits. Consider having a specialist survey your home and do a heat-loss calculation to check for any air leaks. Or simply wet your hand and run it along the seals of windows and doors, for a crude but somewhat effective draft check.
3) Preventative maintenance
Although people can be tempted to put off maintenance until a problem is causing enough disruption that there’s little choice but to fix it, preventative maintenance in the case of furnaces is an excellent option.
Preventative maintenance with your local certified HVAC company or contractors can help keep your furnace running at near peak performance and efficiency year after year, reducing the risk of any problems in their earliest stages or before they become costly and compromise your unit.
Preventative maintenance also helps lower the chances of an issue in the depths of winter when a furnace is crucial. We suggest having your furnace maintained by a reputable contractor on a yearly basis.
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Victoria City Information
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and is famous for its architecture and natural beauty. Sitting in the south of the picturesque Vancouver Island, Victoria has an outdoorsy vibe, with walking, biking, and hiking top pastimes. The city is also famous for its Victorian-era architecture, with Craigdarroch Castle being one of the most famous spots to visit. Also, for those who want to explore nature, Butchart Gardens is a must visit. These gardens include 55 acres of stunning floral “jungle” with water features and even a carousel for the children to enjoy during a hot, summers day!