Furnace Installation & Replacement
If you’ve heard a noise coming from your heating system, seen soot or powdery white debris, or are paying more than usual for upkeep and maintenance, you may be due for a new furnace.
At Langara Mechanical, we are authorized dealers of quality Napoleon and Reem Rudd furnaces and offer reliable and affordable installation to ensure that your heating system is safe and effective.
How Does a Furnace Work?
A furnace takes cold air, heats it, and transports it through ductwork to warm your home.
A forced-air furnace, heated from ignited natural gas or propane, heats the air in the exchanger, discharging exhaust from the flue. The furnace’s blower moves the heated air through the ductwork, distributing it. When warm air fills the room, the cooler air, which is denser, is drawn back into the furnace and returned to the furnace return air.
How Do I Know if I Need a New Furnace?
Most properly maintained gas furnaces can last up to 20 years. Although in colder climates, like Canada, furnaces have to work harder for longer, and so a typical northern furnace may last 15 years with proper upkeep.
If you notice increased operating costs or if your furnace needs repairs more frequently, it may be time for a replacement. If your furnace is making a lot of noise, parts may need to be replaced. Additionally, if they’re any cracks in the ductwork, you need to replace your furnace as soon as possible.
If your furnace’s heating cycle changes, meaning that it starts up more frequently or runs longer, your furnace may be working overtime to make up for failing components.
What Type of Furnace Should I Get?
Look for a high-efficiency furnace to comply with Energy Star ratings. Make sure your new furnace is 94% or higher on the efficiency scale and has an Energy Star certification.
Two labels on Canadian furnaces are the Energy Star Symbol, which qualifies the machine as highly efficient, while the EnerGuide label provides energy consumption data and comparisons to similar models.
You should also be aware of Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations that set a minimum benchmark for energy consumption levels. At Langara Mechanical, we carry a range of Energy Star rated Napoleon furnaces, which have an energy efficiency of up to 97%, to save on your utility bills.
Other Maintenance Considerations
Your furnace produces gases that have to be vented outside, usually through PVC plastic piping. However, with older models, the pipes are C vent or B vent sheet metal and may terminate in a brick chimney.
Furnace chimneys require much less upkeep than fireplace chimneys. However, if you see powdery white residue, wet patches, crumbling mortar, flaky bricks, water runoff, or disfigured fluke liners, you may need to hire a professional to check your whole system.
Why Do I Need to Hire a Professional?
A furnace is a delicate balance of combustible fuel, electricity, toxic gases, and ductwork meters that require professional experience and knowledge to manage.
The technicians at Langara Mechanical have years of experience installing different heating systems. We can help your furnace adhere to the regulations and standards set out by the Government of Canada, while at the same time making your heating expectations our top priority.
If you’ve found your furnace making loud noises, using more fuel, or working overtime, it may be time for a new one. Replacing a furnace saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.
It’s crucial to hire professionals when you’re swapping out your heating system so that you can get a good deal while abiding by the Government’s expectations. Call Langara Mechanical at (604) 435-0073 to schedule an appointment or find out about the range of energy-efficient gas furnaces we have available from Napoleon, Reem Rudd and other top brands.