Your Furnace FAQs Answered
Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your home, especially during the winter. At Canuck Mechanical Ltd., we are proud to provide high-quality, efficient furnaces in Prince George and the surrounding area. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions that homeowners often have for our technicians.
Q: How often should I change my furnace filter?
A: A standard, one-inch thick furnace filter should be replaced at least every three months, though more often is recommended if you have pets. If you have a higher efficiency, four- or five-inch filter, then a semi-annual or annual change may be all that's needed.
Q: What is the typical lifespan of a furnace?
A: Most furnaces in Prince George have an operating lifespan of between 10 to 20 years. Once your furnace is about a decade old, it's time to start looking out for signs that it may soon fail and that a replacement is in order.
Q: What are some signs of a failing furnace?
A: If your furnace is in need of maintenance or repairs, it will likely let you know. Some of the most common signs of a failing furnace are:
• A spike on your heating bills
• Unusual noises coming from your furnace
• Uneven heating throughout your home
• Not enough heat
• A flickering pilot light
• Frequent cycling
• Visible rust
Q: Should I repair or replace my furnace?
A: If your furnace is only a few years old and in need of affordable repairs, then professional furnace repair will likely have it back up and running for many more years. However, if your furnace is older and repairs will cost more than a third of the price of new furnaces in Prince George, then a replacement is a better idea.
Q: Does the size of a furnace matter?
A: Yes, a furnace needs to be properly sized to a home in order to run efficiently and keep the home comfortable. A furnace that is too small won't be able to produce enough heat, and a furnace that is too big can cause some rooms to heat up too quickly. An experienced heating technician can help you select the right furnace size for your home.
Q: How often should I schedule professional furnace maintenance?
A: Your furnace should be serviced by a professional heating technician at least once a year. Annual maintenance and prompt repairs will help ensure that it is running efficiently and extend its operating life.
Furnace Repair and Quality New Furnaces in Prince George
If it's time for your furnace to be replaced, then Canuck Mechanical Ltd. is here to help. We install furnaces in Prince George from trusted and reputable manufacturers. Or, if your furnace just has some maintenance issues and a tune-up is in order, we also provide 24-hour emergency furnace repairs that you can rely on.
For all of your heating needs, you can trust Canuck Mechanical Ltd. If you have any questions or would like to receive an estimate, just contact us today.