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If you are from Oshawa, Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, or anywhere in the Durham Region, we can help you find the best HVAC contractor for repair or replacement of your:

  • Airconditioning system
  • Ventilation system
  • Furnace system
  • Boiler system
  • Water heater system
  • and more!

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, another way to increase protection from SARS-CoV-2 virus aside from social distancing measures and good hygiene is to improve ventilation in the home.

You can consult an HVAC professional to determine if your systems are adequate for the type of setting and number of occupants in the home.

Find out if it is time to replace your furnace or air-conditioning system with our reliable HVAC partners serving the Durham region.

Fill out the form below to receive FREE and NO COMMITMENT quotes to compare to save time and money.

Fix Heating Problems in your home with qualified contractors

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Is your furnace giving you a headache?

Homeowners often schedule maintenance or service calls before the winter season to make sure their furnace is working properly. In most cases, homeowners want to upgrade their old furnace to a higher-efficiency model.

To help you get ready for the cold winter months, know some of the most basic things you need to keep in mind.

A furnace typically lasts from 12 to 20 years, depending on the manufacturer and maintenance. Homeowners upgrade an HVAC system usually because the furnace is not functioning properly or the local gas company like Enbridge informs you that you have a furnace issue.

In Ontario, a technician can put a red tag on a furnace or hot water heater which indicates it is no longer safe to use. The gas will be shut off until the equipment is fixed or replaced. The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) requires technicians to red tag any dangerous equipment and it can only be removed once a homeowner undertakes the necessary action.

A homeowner may have to pay hundreds of dollars remove a red tag for the repair of a water heater or furnace or sometimes, to replace the entire unit.  It is best to work with a reliable HVAC contractor to guarantee that the equipment will be brought up to code.

Another common reason that homeowners consider a furnace replacement is when the repair bill is expensive or the monthly energy bill is too high.

Households pay as much as $1700 to $2000 a year if the furnace is low in efficiency.  Did you know that you may be throwing away about $700 or more each year because of your old furnace? This is shocking, right?

High-efficiency furnaces offer as much as 98% efficiency levels because of newer technologies. Many of them have long-term warranties on parts and labor and some even have a lifetime replacement warranty. You can save hundreds of dollars every year from energy bills and maintenance costs!

Stop throwing money away due to your heating system by asking for FREE and NO OBLIGATION quotes from our qualified partners. They will be happy to provide you with tailored solutions for heating your home that meet your needs and budget!

How do you know it is time to replace a furnace?

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The average cost of replacing or installing a new furnace in Ontario is from $3,500 to $6,000.  Of course, we want to prolong the life of a furnace so we can save on expenses. But how do we know it is time to replace the furnace in our home?

Actually, the time to replace a furnace will not be the same for every homeowner because it all depends on the factors below:

  • Comfort level of your home: Is your home warm enough?
  • Energy bills: Are you happy with the amount you pay monthly?
  • Risk: Is your existing furnace in danger of having a sudden breakdown?
  • Finances: Can you afford a new furnace?

While some homeowners may be able to postpone the replacement of a furnace, for others, it may be an immediate need.

Below are some warning signs to note as they may be telling you to get a new furnace now.

 

  1. Age of the unit is 15 years or more.

Generally, a well-maintained furnace can last up to 15 years. Furnaces in Ontario need to work hard for the most part of the year due to our climate.

 As the years go by, you may be calling for a technician to repair your furnace a few times, with each service call costing more and more each time.

If you are spending on repairs too frequently, it is time to get a replacement for your furnace.

  1. You are paying high energy bills monthly.

The legal minimum prescribed in Canada for the efficiency of a furnace is 90% or higher. Energy Star recommends replacing a furnace that is 15 years old for efficiency.

You should compare the efficiency of your existing furnace based on the AFUE found in your manual with a new one. You can get the difference in the efficiency of the 2 units and calculate how much you save each winter from your heating costs.

Further, if your usage pattern has not changed and the price of fuel has not increased but your gas bill keeps going up, your furnace may not be efficient anymore.

  1. Noise from the furnace.

As a furnace gets older, pops and bangs start to be heard. While this can be really annoying, it also tells you that some of its parts may be failing.

  1. Cracks, Rust, and too much soot.

These are signs that you must get your furnace inspected to check if it has become a safety problem. Your furnace burns fuel and carbon monoxide, one of its by-products, can be fatal. Cracks and other issues could indicate a gas leak in your home, especially for older furnaces.

  1. Changes in the cycle of your furnace.

Is your furnace turning on and off more frequently than before? Is it still on even when the house is warm enough? Some of its parts may have broken down and its other components are over-compensating. It may be time for a check-up by a qualified technician, at the very least.

  1. Uneven heating.

Is your house warmer in some parts more than others? A house may have cool spots based on the location of the room (ground or upper floor, number of windows, ceiling height, etc.)

If you feel more warmth in some areas than others, have a technician look into it as there may be problems with the insulation or with your furnace.

As you can see, there are several factors you can look into before arriving at a decision to repair or replace your furnace.

Professional HVAC contractors know what to look for and will provide you with tailored solutions for your heating needs.

You will be happy to know that we offer a NO PRESSURE and NO OBLIGATION PROCESS wherein you get everything in writing to compare and choose from.

Our reliable partners offer competitive quotes FREE OF CHARGE when you fill out our short online form. Everything is contactless for your complete safety and convenience!

Cost of Furnace replacement in the Durham Region

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The cost of replacing a furnace varies based on the model and make you choose. Different brands offer an array of models with different efficiency ratings, sizes and BTU out that have an impact on the price.

Labor and installation will also cost from $1,000 to $1,500. This is only an estimate and can vary depending on your choice of contractor and factors such as your location, type of installation, etc. Of course, the more complex the job, the higher the installation cost.

This covers labor of the technician, a helper, and contractor expenses for insurance, licensing, transportation, etc.

At the very least, prepare about $2,500 for a new furnace with installation. A high-efficiency furnace with 2 stages can cost from $3,200 to $5,000, all in all. If it is a top-of-the-line furnace with conversion or more sophisticated installation, the price could go as high as $8,500. 

Why so much? You may have seen advertisements for furnace replacement that cost like $2,000 or less. Be careful since many extras may not be disclosed upfront and the final bill could be much, much more.

Make sure to check on the company you will work with. You will be happy to know that we carefully screen our HVAC partners based on reputation, experience, track record, and customer service. They have the necessary qualifications, licenses, and insurance for your peace of mind.

Fill out the form on this page to receive competitive offers for a furnace repair or replacement in Durham. Compare multiple quotes, free of charge, to save time and money!

2021 Best Furnaces with Features and Prices

Whether you want to replace or upgrade your forced air home system, you will find a wide array of choices. Don’t get confused as so many brands and models compete for your attention.

It is a good idea to get an idea of what you can buy and to ask advice from your HVAC contractor.

Below you will find a list of the top furnaces in Ontario and throughout Canada for your reference.

Top 2021 Furnaces- Features and Cost with Installation

Lennox

Lennox furnaces are high-efficiency furnaces with higher levels of reliability and durability. They have been in the market for a long time and operate quietly and efficiently. Although they cost more than the average furnace, they usually come with a long service warranty.

Features:

  • A wide array of Energy Star rated units
  • Motor with 33% higher efficiency than conventional furnaces
  • 50% quieter than competitor brands
  • Self-diagnosis option
  • Touch-screen thermostat and other options

Price:

Ranges from $3,200 to $8,000 with labor and material installation and removal of existing furnace.

 

Carrier

A world-class and renowned brand, Carrier is a leading furnace provider with high ratings in terms of efficiency and comfort.


Features:

  • Independent humidity control
  • Reduces humidity in the summer by 10%
  • Smart thermostat
  • Modulating gas valve
  • Adjustable speed-blower motor

Price:

Ranges from $3,700 to $7,500 with limited lifetime warranty for the heat exchanger and limited 10-year warranty on parts

 

Keeprite

This brand offers affordable prices for high-efficiency units. They offer 92% AFUE in annual consumption with units that carry ENERGY STAR certifications.

This is a Carrier affiliated company, hence, enjoy popularity in the country.

 

Features:

  • Energy efficiency at a lower cost
  • WiFi enabled temperature control for premium models
  • Great customer service with 1,5, and 10-year policy for No Hassle Replacement
  • Some models offer lifetime warranty on the furnace heat exchanger.

 

Price:

Still considered as belonging to the high-end bracket, a furnace from Keeprite costs from $3,000 to $6,000 with parts and installation.

Goodman

This brand offers well-built furnaces at very affordable prices. With its reputation and affordability, it appeals to many Canadians.

Features:

  • 98% AFUE
  • Substantial warranties
  • Touch-screen display
  • Highly-reliable
  • Parts are readily available in case of repairs

Price:

Most units cost from $2,500 – $4,500 with installation.

 

Bryant

Known as high-efficiency furnaces, their wide range of models have Energy Star ratings.


Features:

  • 2-stage heating technology
  • Quiet operation
  • Fan-on plus technology
  • Perfect humidity systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty for the heat exchanger
  • Limited 10-year warranty for high-efficiency models

Price:

Ranges from $3,500 to $6,000 with high value for money.

 

Trane

With over 100 years or experience, this company offers reliable and innovative furnaces that suit most types of budgets.

Features:

  • Cost-saving design to reduce maintenance costs
  • Reduced energy consumption with variable speed blowers
  • Smart thermostats
  • Remote access to the heating system
  • One-stage, two-stage, and modulating furnace models
  • Warranty on parts and heat exchanger from 1 to 20 years based on the model

Price:

Ranges from $3,500 to $5,000 with installation.

 

Armstrong Air

This company enjoys a strong reputation among technicians and uses the same technology as Lennox furnaces.

Features:

  • Inclusive and substantial warranties
  • Up to 97% AFUE
  • Touch-screen display, WIFI thermostat control
  • Models with Energy Star ratings

Price:

Ranges from $2,500 to $5,000 with installation.

 

Amana

This company is well-known in North America and has been around since the 1930s. It specializes in high-efficiency furnaces at competitive prices backed by extensive warranties.

Features:

  • Stainless-steel primary heat exchanger for higher durability
  • Remote control and monitoring of heating systems
  • Smartphone and tablet compatible
  • Maintenance and repair notification system via cloud system

Price:

Ranges from $3,500 to $6,000, a bit more expensive than entry-level heating systems but they come with great warranties.

To get the best price for a professional and high-quality furnace installation, request for free and no-obligation quotes using our short online form!

Take advantage of experienced and reliable HVAC contractors in our network to ensure a safe and efficient furnace for your home at the best prices.

Factors that affect the cost of installing a furnace

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Aside from the cost of the equipment itself, the cost of installing the unit affects the final cost. Several factors play a role in the cost of your furnace. Thus, a local contractor can efficiently give you an accurate estimate based on:

The location of the furnace: it is advisable to have the furnace installed in an easily accessible place

Upgrades to the vents: if the furnace is old, the ductwork may need to be retro-fitted

Bringing up to code: New safety codes can require upgrades to the venting, piping, and wiring systems that could add to your labor costs

Conversions: From oil or electric to propane or natural gas conversion can be more complex compared to natural gas furnace replacements.

Miscellaneous: Condensation drain, chimney liners, etc.

These factors affect the cost of a new furnace installation. Because every home in different, it is best to get an estimate from a local HVAC contractor.

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Compare Free Quotes for Furnace Installation or Repairs

You can save a lot of time and money on a new furnace installation or repair when you use our short online request form!

We have many qualified and experienced HVAC contractors throughout the Durham region for furnace repair and installation, air-conditioning systems, and other HVAC requirements.

We want to help you find energy-efficient and high-quality heating systems at the best prices. Thus, we have put together a wide selection of local heating and cooling companies after verifying their insurance, licenses, qualifications, reputation, and customer service.

If you need a new furnace or want tailored solutions for your cooling system, don’t hesitate to fill out the form below to connect with the best HVAC contractors in the Durham region.

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