Furnace Installation

Novel Care has been providing professional furnace installation services for homes in Toronto and throughout the GTA for over 30 years. We know that regardless of the make or model of the furnace being installed, it needs to be done right in order to take full advantage of the efficiency and abilities of the furnace.

We always recommend certain brands because we’ve worked with them for many years, but we can install any brand of furnace our customers have in mind. Once a furnace is properly installed it’s best to ensure that annual furnace maintenance takes place in order to maintain the high efficiency that your furnace has upon installation.

For more information about furnace installation, for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment contact us today: 416-921-0000.

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Unless you’ve dealt with replacing a furnace, it can be hard to determine when it’s the right time for a new one. Rather than just blindly listen to the first furnace installation service near you, take a look below to learn about a few signs that let you know when your furnace needs to go.   

Before You Install A New Furnace, Read This

Having a new appliance like a furnace installed is no small job. That’s why it’s important to know what to look for before you call a local “expert” who may try to sell you something you don’t need. Here are 3 things to consider.

Energy Bills Are Getting Higher Each Month

Energy isn’t cheap in Toronto and the GTA, so you should notice a significant increase if your furnace isn’t performing well. Note that you’ll always see a bit of an increase when you switch from summer to winter months, but as a homeowner, you should be able to tell if there is a noticeable difference to what the costs were in previous years.

Some Rooms Never Seem To Warm Up

While the closest rooms to your furnace tend to heat up the quickest, if certain rooms never seem to hit ideal temperatures, you may have an issue with efficiency and performance. Unfortunately that could mean needing a new furnace sooner than later.

Air Quality Isn’t Good

This last one is a bit hard to notice, but if the air in your home seems to be more dusty, or humid, you could have a furnace issue. As they age, furnaces lose their ability to perform at the optimum level. Since they are connected to your home’s ventilation, seeing air quality drop off might be a good sign you need a new furnace.

Consult Novel Care If You Think You Need A New Furnace

With more than 35 years of helping homeowners and businesses in Toronto and the GTA, rest assured you can trust Novel Care. Whether you have questions about your air conditioner, boiler, or think you need a new furnace, we will work with you to get results that make sense for your home. Just give us a call at 416-921-0000. We’re even available 24/7 if you ever have an emergency. After all, you don’t get to last 30 years in this city without putting people first – which is exactly what we do, every time.  

Not everyone can be an expert in everything, so when it comes to furnace questions, we’ve got you covered. At Novel Care, we’ve dealt with countless customers for more than 35 years in Toronto and the GTA, and here are a few answers to help you stay informed.

Top Furnace Questions

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air Instead of Hot?

We receive this one a lot, and the answer is often quite simple. If you feel cool air from your vents, go over to the thermostat. There’s a good chance you have your fan set to ON, instead of AUTO. The AUTO feature is great for offsetting this issue. If that isn’t solving the issue though, you may want to call in a professional to diagnose a potentially serious problem.

Do I Really Need Furnace Maintenance?

Yes. Think of maintenance as helping your furnace last longer. A well maintained unit can last as many as 20+ years before it needs to be replaced. While that’s not always a guarantee, never booking maintenance is a sure way to shorten the life span of your furnace dramatically.

Can I Handle Furnace Maintenance Myself?

It is never recommended that a novice perform any type of in-depth maintenance on a complex system like a furnace. While some videos may guide you through the process, jumping into something like this could leave you with a bigger problem on your hands down the line.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Help My Furnace Work More Efficiently?

Of course. There are actually several things homeowners can do to improve efficiency around the house. Using ceiling fans, keeping vents clear, changing air filters every few months, as well as sealing any air leaks around doors and windows are all successful ways to lighten the stress on your furnace.

How Often Should My Furnace Be Replaced?

If your furnace is more than 15 years old, you should be preparing for a replacement. Plan ahead, and check in with the person who performs your maintenance to get a better idea of how long before you’ll need to make the change. While some furnaces last 20 years, that isn’t always the case, so plan ahead.

Call Novel Care For Answers To Your Furnace Questions

With more than 35 years of experience under our belts, we’re confident we can help you. Call us at 416-921-0000 today and set your mind at ease. We’re available for furnace maintenance, repairs, installation and can even respond within a few hours in the event of an emergency. Don’t be shy when it comes to asking for help with your furnace questions!

We want you to forget everything you know or everything you think you know about furnaces and installing a new furnace. We know that the market is flooded with information and content about furnaces and what you need to put in your home. Not to say that this information isn’t correct, but many retailers and manufacturers would have you purchase their most expensive models, even if they are the best fit for your home. We’ve been installing furnaces in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area for over 35 years and during that time we’ve come to realize that Lennox is one of the best options for any home. Here’s what we can tell you about installing a new Lennox furnace in your home.

Installing A New Lennox Furnace Is Affordable

We understand that you didn’t plan for your existing furnace to break down, which means you likely didn’t budget for a new one. That’s not a problem when you call Novel Care. We work with you to find a unit that suits your budget and the rest of the requirements of your home perfectly. We’ll educate you about money-saving models that will pay for themselves over time due to their high-efficiency, but also about more cost-effective models that won’t break the bank up front. Essentially, when installing a new Lennox furnace you can count on us to ensure you get an option that works in your price range.

Installing A New Lennox Furnace Means Reliability

Over the years we’ve installed just about every make and model of furnace available on the market. Which we’ve also removed just about every make and model on the market and see which models last and which prematurely kick the bucket. In our experience Lennox is easily one of the top brands out there. They operate reliably with proper maintenance and cleaning and typically last for their expected useful life cycle. That means you can count on them to run well, and efficiently with proper maintenance, for many many years.

To avoid droning on about how great we think Lennox furnaces are give us a call for more information. We’re always available to provide a free estimate and help you find a Lennox furnace to suit your needs: 416-921-0000.

 

The unofficial end of summer in Toronto is here. The Canadian National Exhibition is on right now in downtown Toronto, the weather is becoming more and more unpredictable. You probably aren’t thinking about your furnace yet because it’s not cold enough, but fall and winter will sneak up quicker than you think, and with September right around the corner you’re about to get a lot busier. That’s why there’s no better time to take care of your fall furnace maintenance.

Late August and September are the best times for fall furnace maintenance because professional furnace maintenance and repair companies like Novel Care can easily schedule your fall furnace maintenance well in advance of the first snowfall.

Don’t Skip Fall Furnace Maintenance

Trust us, fall furnace maintenance is important. An annual check-up for your furnace is one sure way to keep your furnace running properly well into it’s twilight years. Over time your furnace and system can wear down and some components can even break down if they’re not properly maintained. Some of these components can be easily replaced, but there are times where carbon monoxide leaks can be a real threat. This is one of the worst things that can happen in your home. Carbon monoxide is one of the most dangerous gases that can be released into your home if your furnace isn’t properly maintained.

Your furnace will typically last between 15 and 20 years, and with proper maintenance and repairs as necessary it should operate reliably for the majority of those years. As all furnaces age their efficiency drops, so if you have an older furnace it’s important to talk to your HVAC technician when it makes sense to replace it for a new high-efficiency furnace.

Furnace Replacement

When the time comes that fall furnace maintenance doesn’t make sense anymore it’s time to find a high efficiency replacement. High-efficiency furnaces have the ability to save you a lot of money each month and over the life of your furnace they will pay or their extra up-front cost. In the long-term and new efficient furnace makes the most sense, but talk to your Novel Care technician for the best advice about which model and size are best for your home.

Novel Care has been providing fall furnace maintenance, and installing and repairing furnace for over 35 years in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact us: 416-921-0000.

 

September, October and November are typically the best months of the year to save money on utility bills because there isn’t a need for a furnace or air conditioner. If you get too hot you can open windows and take off clothes, or even turn on fans. If you get too cold a sweater or blanket isn’t usually too far away. Luckily, you can expect to get one of the lowest energy bills of the entire year, if you play your cards right, and by cards we mean paying attention to your energy usage.

However, this month temperatures are dipping a little low and mid November might be the time to fire up your furnace. If you have had an HVAC technician already perform annual maintenance on your furnace then you likely won’t run into any problems, but if you haven’t then there’s no time like the present. There are some basic things that need to be done in order to make sure it’s ready for an entire winter season.

Turning Your Furnace On For The First Time

Your furnace has been sitting all winter long, it collects dust just like everything else and as a result needs a good cleaning, along with your vents and duct system. When you run your furnace for the first time you might smell something that resembled burning, but don’t worry that just all the accumulated dust being toasted. If you find that the smell isn’t dissipating after an hour then it might be something more than dust and you should call an experienced HVAC technician at Novel Care.

There are a few other precautions you should take if you haven’t had a furnace tune-up and you’re starting the heating season on your own:

  • Change the filter – Your filter needs to be changed whenever its clogged, which can be up to once every few months depending on how dusty your house is. remember the blower also blows air through the filter during the summer while air conditioning your home.
  • Clear the furnace area – If your furnace is located in a storage area of your home it’s important to make sure nothing has been piled against or too close to your furnace. Anything that’s flammable can catch fire.
  • Test your thermostat – Even if your thermostat worked reliably in cooling mode, it’s worth double-checking its accuracy in heating mode. Take a digital thermometer from room to room to make sure your home is heating accurately and evenly.

Winter Is Coming, Are You Ready?

In addition to preparing your furnace there are a few things you can do to ensure your home is ready for winter. They are easier than you might think, take a look:

  • Check and replace weather-stripping – You should have some form of weather-stripping on every window and exterior door. But time and the elements can take a toll, and weather-stripping may peel or become cracked. Wherever you find damaged weather-stripping, replace it before it turns into a chilly draft.
  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned – If you have a functional wood-burning fireplace that you intend to use, complete this service before building your first fire.
  • Trim your trees – Pay particular attention to tree limbs that could fall onto power lines or through windows if they were to suddenly break. If you live in an area that experiences ice storms, the added weight of ice buildup could very well bring those limbs down.
  • Prepare an emergency kit – Winter storms can develop suddenly, and severe storms could leave you without power and heat for hours or days. Store at least a three-day supply of fresh water and non-perishable food, as well as flashlights, batteries, a radio, blankets and medical supplies. If you have a generator, keep it maintained and ready.
  • Test your carbon monoxide detectors – Cracked furnace heat exchangers are among the most common causes of carbon monoxide leaks. During heating season, make sure you have at least one carbon monoxide detector for each floor of your home, and test those detectors monthly.

Getting your home ready for winter is essential to keeping it warm and running as efficiently as possible. Fall might not technically be over, but Mother Nature doesn’t care what our calendar says. If it’s cold out you need to be ready. For professional furnace maintenance, furnace repair or furnace installation contact an HVAC technician from Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Winter is officially here. If you haven’t noticed the east coast of North America is currently being bombarded with snow in one of the worst storms in history. When big winter storms like this occur we can’t help but hope that all of the people affected have furnaces and heating systems that are working properly. It’s our goal to ensure that every furnace in Toronto is working properly all winter long, so when our big annual storm hits you and your family will be ready and warm.

Call Novel Care is you answer YES to any of the following questions: 416-921-0000

  • Is your heating system more than 15 years old?
  • Are you making frequent repairs to your heating system?
  • Do you experience hot and cold spots in certain rooms within your home?
  • Are you paying more than you used to on your energy bills?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you definitely have a problem with your heating system. Novel Care is dedicated to fixing every furnace in Toronto and the GTA and can help you and your family in your time of need. By replacing an old furnace or heating system you will be increasing the reliability of your system when big winter storms hit, improving the efficiency of your system so you save money, and ensuring the comfort of your home and the safety of your family. On old heating system or furnace in Toronto won’t have the reliability or energy-saving features that are available in today’s units. As a result they take much more energy to cycle on and keep your home warm.

Newer furnace in Toronto should be Energy Star® certified so you save money and do your part to help the environment. These units also do a much better job at heating your home and will pay for itself in only a few years as your energy bills will be that much lower.

Upgrading your system can drastically improve the comfort of your home. They can be easily programmed to serve specific areas of your home at different times of the day to ensure you’re only heating areas that are in use. You can program them to heat your home for certain temperatures when you are sleeping and when you wake up to optimize the temperature of your bedroom so you get the best sleep possible.

A new furnace in Toronto could also include safety features like built-in carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that has no smell and if consumed can be deadly.

Indoor air quality is another aspect of home safety. Indoor air quality can be up to 100 times worse than the air outside of your home. A new furnace in Toronto that has UV lights, a humidifier, a proper ventilation system, and air filtration technology can drastically improve the air you and your loved ones breathe in on a daily basis.

For more information about installing or repairing a new furnace in Toronto, York Region or anywhere else in the GTA contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has over 30 years of experience installing and repairing every model of furnace in Toronto and the rest of the GTA.

If you need a new furnace now is the time to call Novel Care for an installation quote. Novel Care can help you save money on your new furnace through the Ontario Provincial Government’s energy incentive plan to help get you furnace rebates in Ontario.

When you install a new furnace in this calendar year (2015) you’re eligible for furnace rebates in Ontario depending on the type of furnace you install. There are rebates in Ontario for high-efficiency furnaces equipped with Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) and ENERGY STAR certified CAC systems with a 14.5 SEER rating. There are a number of furnace makes and models available that meet the requirements of these specific incentives, which an experienced Novel Care furnace installation technician can help you fully understand.

These specific furnace rebates in Ontario have particular eligibility requirements that the government has made fairly easy to meet:

  • They are available to residents and businesses who have installed eligible central heating equipment through a certified and participating HVAC company like Novel Care.
  • You must be an Ontario resident.
  • All HVAC services must be performed by a professional HVAC contractor like Novel Care.

For more information visit Save On Energy or contact Novel Care for more information. Whatever you do don’t wait too long, the incentives for 2015 end on December 31st, so book your furnace installation appointment with Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. We provide professional furnace repair, furnace installation, and other HVAC services that continuously exceed the standards of our customers. We also provide boiler, hot water heater, and all other services relating to the heating and cooling of your home or commercial space. For more information about all of our services browse through our website or contact a Novel Care technician today at 416-921-0000 or info@novelcare.ca