Furnace Maintenance

Novel Care has been providing furnace maintenance services in Toronto and throughout the GTA for over 30 years. During that time we’ve installed many of the furnaces that we maintain for our customers, which makes our maintenance appointments much quicker and easier.

A well maintained furnace is one that operates efficiently and reliably year round, or whenever it’s relied upon for use. We always recommend that your furnace receives professional maintenance at least once a year. This helps to take care of any small issues that might develop and ensures that they don’t turn into bigger issues if they’re left unattended to.

For more information about furnace maintenance, to get a free estimate or to schedule an appointment contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

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Owning a home in Toronto and the GTA is a big responsibility – and not a cheap one. That’s why it’s so important to get the most out of every appliance and system in your home. To help, Novel Care has a few Toronto furnace tips you can use to keep your home’s heating system running smooth all winter. 

3 Toronto Furnace Tips Every Homeowner Should Know 

Adjust Your Thermostat Accordingly

While we all love to stay toasty warm in the winter, we have to be careful not to stress out our furnace by expecting it to heat our home at a moment’s notice. Too many homeowners will simply turn on the furnace as if it were a light switch and set it to their desired temperature. Instead, why not work your way up gradually.

Start by setting your thermostat at a couple degrees lower than you normally would. This allows your furnace to heat up your home and take a break more often – preventing it from working too hard when it doesn’t really have to and helping with overall longevity. 

Check And Replace Filters

We all need air to breathe and your furnace does too. Don’t forget to check and replace any filters to allow for proper airflow. If your furnace isn’t getting enough air, it has to work harder, which can shorten its lifespan. 

Keep Vents Clear

When it comes to Toronto furnace tips, this one is the easiest. In about 10 minutes you can take a walk around your home to identify where all your vents are located. Then simply make sure nothing is blocking them. If a vent is blocked by some furniture, move it. 

The reason you don’t want any vents to be blocked is that if warm air isn’t making it through, the furnace will run more often than it should to try and heat the home. Keeping vents clear allows for even distribution of warm air throughout your home.  

Call Novel Care If Toronto Furnace Tips Aren’t Enough 

These Toronto furnace tips are designed to help you get the most out of your furnace, but there are still things like maintenance and repairs you will need from time to time. Just call Novel Care at 416-921-0000!

After all, we’ve been serving Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years now, so we’ve seen, maintained, repaired, and installed it all. There’s nothing our team can’t handle, which is why we’re even available 24/7 in the event of an emergency. So don’t be shy about calling the professionals whenever you need us! 

My name is Andy and I just wanted to share my experience regarding the importance of furnace maintenance. My furnace has lasted 20 years (going on 21), and the one before that lasted 18 years – which is why Novel Care asked me to let other homeowners know some of the tips and tricks I use. 

Furnace Maintenance Isn’t The Only Thing To Help Your Furnace Last

In my experience, there are plenty of little things you can do to help your furnace from working overtime on those cold winter days. For starters, I always try to keep my curtains open during the day for windows that get the most direct sunlight. At night, I close them to prevent any heat from escaping. Sure it seems like a small effort, but I’ve got a few more tricks up my sleeve to help – like keeping my filters fresh and clean every 3 months. Replacing air filters over vents in your home puts much less stress on your furnace and air conditioner. They both rely on clear airways to work efficiently.

Another small tip is to keep all vents clear. If your couch or side table is sitting over a vent, that adds more stress on your system. Same goes for a build up of dust or debris. I tend to make sure I have someone clean out my ducts once a year just to be sure there aren’t any blockages slowing things down.

Ceiling fans have also helped with air circulation in my home – even in the winter. But most importantly, I book annual furnace maintenance with Novel Care. It’s a small price to pay when combined with a few other basic things I do to make sure my furnace lasts. Plus, their team is always on time, efficient, and a pleasure to deal with. I always recommend them to anyone looking for a good experience you can count on.

Need Furnace Maintenance? Call Novel Care

Our team has been happily helping customers in Toronto and the GTA like Andy for more than 35 years now. Just give us a call at 416-921-0000 to speak to someone who can work with your schedule to ensure a trained technician promptly performs your furnace maintenance. Rest assured we make it easy no matter what type of HVAC service you’re looking for. Whether it’s annual furnace maintenance, furnace repair, boiler issues or problems with your air conditioner, our team has seen, installed, and repaired it all. We’re even available 24/7 in the event of an emergency. Just give us a call and leave the HVAC work to the professionals.   

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!

Fall furnace services are more important for the health of your furnace than you might think. It’s easy to put furnace maintenance off until later, but that just increases the risk of a breakdown, and fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen in the winter.

However, in our experience furnace breakdowns always happen in the winter. This is because they are being pushed harder than they are any other time of the year to keep you and your family warm. If your furnace isn’t is good working order then it can break down and you’ll suffer the cold consequences.

Fall Furnace Services: Furnace Maintenance

Following each furnace installation we always recommend that our customers book an annual furnace maintenance appointment. This is the best way to keep your furnace working as efficiently and reliably as possible. Efficiency is important because when your furnace maintains its high-efficiency and continues to run efficiently for years it costs you much less to operate. This saves you a ton of money each month on your energy bills, but that’s only if efficiency is maintained. Reliability is also important because you want to ensure that your furnace is always ready and able to keep you and your family warm, especially on the coldest winter days.

Maintenance not only keeps your furnace working well, it also ensures that any small issues don’t turn into big problem. As you may have guessed, big problem cost a lot more to fix and can even mean replacing your furnace.

Fall Furnace Services: Furnace Repairs

Fall furnace services are important and from time to time as your furnace ages furnace repairs can be part of the mix. Furnace repairs don’t always mean fixing a big expensive issue. It can mean taking care of something small before it turns into something big and expensive to fix.

Whether you need furnace repairs, furnace maintenance or new furnace installation you can count on Novel Care to take expert care of your furnace. We have over 35 years of experience with fall furnace services in Toronto and throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Contact Novel Care in Toronto today to learn more about our fall furnace services: 416-921-0000.

So, you’ve heard it before, but seriously…winter is coming!

With that in mind, it’s time to start thinking about your furnace and whether it’s ready for the long cold days and nights of winter.

If you have a furnace that’s less than 4 or 5 years old then you probably don’t have too much to worry about in terms of whether or not your furnace will keep you and your family warm all winter.

Local Furnace Services: Furnace Maintenance

On the other hand if your furnace is older than 5 years than it’s likely something you need to put some thought into. Keeping your furnace in good working order is important to do every year. We recommend having a professional furnace repair technician do a maintenance service checkup on your furnace once a year. As your furnace ages, you might run into some instances where it needs a little more attention.

Our Novel Care furnace technicians have been working in Toronto and the rest of the GTA for over 35 years. During that time they’ve performed furnace maintenance on every type of furnace you can think of. That means all the popular and reliable brands as well as all the lesser known brands that may have been purchased because they were a great deal at the time. We always recommend installing reliable furnace brands because in our experience they pay off in the long-term. They require far fewer repairs and their useful life is also much longer.

Local Furnace Services: Furnace Repairs

We briefly discussed your aging furnace and that it might need a little more attention as it gets older. There’s really no avoiding it and eventually you may need furnace repairs. Regular maintenance can really mitigate the extent and frequency of repairs as your furnace ages, so avoiding repairs starts with maintenance.

Contact Novel Care right away if you suspect something is wrong with your furnace. Waiting until a small issue becomes a big problem only means that it will cost more to fix. Additionally, it might be tempting to hope a noise goes away or a squeaking stops on its own, but realistically that’s not going to happen. Calling a professional as early as possible is important.

Contact Novel Care today for more information about furnace repairs and local furnace services in Toronto: 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.

Anyone who lives in Toronto and the GTA knows that this city can get expensive fast. Between the fluctuating price of gas to the uncertainty of the housing market, it can be tough to live the life you want – but there’s always a way. Whether that means living further away from the core or choosing to rent in favour of buying a place to call home, being resourceful is key. Speaking of renting, did you know that furnace rentals can go a long way in helping you save?

Furnace Rentals Save You More

Furnaces don’t come cheap. They aren’t obscenely priced either, but when you have more important things to pay for, it can be one more expense weighing you down. Rather carry that stress around with you, furnace rentals offer a better way. Think of it like paying your cellphone plan, Netflix account or home internet. Small payments each month to get what you need. Plus, the process couldn’t be easier!

Furnace Rentals: How It Works

Having a new furnace installed should be a simple process, which is why we broke it down into these few steps. Take a look below for a better idea of what to expect with furnace rentals in Toronto.

  • Start by giving us a call
  • We’ll set you up with a free consultation at your home where you can have your questions answered by a Novel Care technician and specify your needs
  • Together you can go over your furnace options based on what works for you
  • Our technician will provide you with a free estimate
  • When you’re ready to proceed, book an appointment to remove your old furnace and install your new rental
  • Don’t forget to book regular maintenance with us to ensure you get the most from your furnace

Novel Care Offers Reliable Furnace Rentals

After 30 years of serving Toronto and the GTA, rest assured that Novel Care is a name you can count on for furnace rentals in the city. Our team has been carefully selected and thoroughly trained to serve you better. From furnace installations to air conditioner repairs, we’ve truly seen – and repaired – it all.

Contact us to get started at 416-921-0000. We’re even available 24/7 to ensure someone is there to help in the event of an emergency. After all, if your furnace gives out in the middle of winter, we don’t want you to be left out in the cold. Let us help you save money and stay toasty warm too.

If you live in Toronto and the GTA, you know things aren’t cheap. Living costs tend to be a bit higher in this booming metropolis, and most people try to save money wherever they can. This is especially true when you own a home. That’s why it’s important to take care of your investment by making sure everything is running smooth. Toronto furnace maintenance can go a long way in helping you achieve this goal.

Save More With Toronto Furnace Maintenance

Your furnace is a big part of your home. You rely on it in the cold Toronto winters and can’t afford to neglect it since it’s too expensive to replace on a regular basis. Imagine shelling out thousands of dollars every few years on top of things like mortgage and insurance payments – not to mention regular bills and cost of living expenses. That’s why it’s important to try to get the most out of your furnace. In fact, a well-maintained unit can last between 16 and 20 years in your home.

Regularly scheduled maintenance can be as frequent as once a year, but most likely only needs to be done every other year depending on your home. High traffic or larger homes might add a bit to the wear and tear of your furnace. This is something a professional would need to assess when they pay you a visit.

One final tip is that furnace maintenance calls are usually the same price across the board, so searching for the cheapest option online won’t really pay off. If you want it done right, you’ll need to invest in looking for a professional rather than typing “cheapest Toronto furnace maintenance near me” into google.

For Toronto Furnace Maintenance Done Right, Choose Novel Care

At Novel Care, we’ve spent the past 30 years focussing on being there for our customers in Toronto and the GTA. Whether it’s an emergency repair in the middle of the night, or just a regular service call, we’re available 24/7 by phone. This is something our customers really appreciate, and we’re happy to help.

We’ve taken the time to not only train our team, but first carefully select the ones who we trust to uphold our mission. There are a lot of people claiming to be good at maintaining furnaces, installing air conditioners or repairing boilers, but we want to be Toronto and the GTA’s first choice. Give us a call to get started at 416-921-0000. We’ll gladly be there to take your call, and schedule a free consultation to assess any issues and make recommendations. We want you to get the most out of your heating and cooling, without draining your savings.

If you’re a homeowner you understand how expensive it can be to own and operate a home. It’s important to do everything you can to ensure that your home and all of its parts last for many years to come, especially expensive things like your furnace. One thing many people don’t realize is that while they’re trying to improve their home with renovations they can be doing damage to their furnace at the same time. Luckily, avoiding furnace repairs that can be caused by renovations isn’t as hard as you might think.

Avoiding Furnace Repairs is Easy

The major culprit that can cause furnace damage when renovating is dust. Drywall dust and dust from other cut materials can be very fine and infiltrate your furnace and lead to permanent damage. Think of your furnace as a pair of lungs and what breathing in and out all that dust would be like. It makes it work harder and ultimately can cause damage.

One of the best ways in avoiding furnace repairs when renovating is to close off all the registers on the floor and in the area where you’re renovating. This prevents dust from entering your duct system and lingering in your ductwork.

Turning off your HVAC system and blocking your intake is also advisable so duct can be drawn into your furnace and duct system, clog up your furnace and spread throughout your home.

When you have cutting to do, try not to do it in your home. Instead choose a place in the yard or on a deck where the dust can disperse outdoors. It’s also a good idea to try to vacuum as much as possible during your renovation, so you can combat the dust as much as possible so it doesn’t infiltrate your HVAC system.

Finally, change your furnace filter. We say this all the time in our blogs, but changing your furnace filter, especially during a renovation, is very important. Your furnace filter should capture most of the dust that’s floating throughout your home, but this means it can be clogged up quickly during a renovation. Checking it regularly to ensure proper airflow is important, and overall changing the air filter is a fairly inexpensive thing to do.

For more information about avoiding furnace repairs cause by dust from a renovation or to book a furnace maintenance appointment contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has been providing services in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

Your furnace is an important part of ensuring your home remains a comfortable and healthy environment. Furnace filters may not seem like a big part of that equation due to their simplicity, but in fact they are. One of the easiest ways to avoid problems with your furnace is to ensure that you change your furnace filter regularly.

An Overview of Furnace Filters

Every furnace has a filter, and if one doesn’t then it has some sort of other filtering system for the air that passes through it. Furnace filters ensure that dust, hair, and other airborne particles that are sucked in by your HVAC systems intake aren’t redistributed throughout your home via the vents. All air that gets sucked into your HVAC system passes through the furnace filter prior to being heated or cooled and sent back out into your home or office.

Types of Furnace Filters

There are three common types of furnace filters available and used in different furnace models. There are the cheap fibreglass furnace filters, pleated furnace filters, and reusable furnace filters. Each type of filter has its own pros and cons that can help homeowners decide which type is best for their purposes.

Fibreglass Furnace Filters

Fibreglass furnace filters are the cheapest filters on the market. They’re disposable and as a result typically need replacing more often than any other type of filter. At Novel Care we recommend replacing these types of furnace filters at least every 90 days or when you notice that they’re clogged and affecting the efficiency of your HVAC system. Fibreglass filters come in a variety of different sizes that can suit just about any furnace, but also have a lower filter rating.

Pleated Furnace Filters

These are the most common types of filters. They vary in price from between $12 to $50 depending on their size and quality. Pleated furnace filters are typically made from paper and polyester and should also be changed about every 90 days but can be left longer if the air quality isn’t bad or they aren’t clogged with dust. If you’re looking for a balance between cost and good quality air filtering these are the best option.

Reusable Furnace Filters

These are more expensive than fibreglass or pleated furnace filters and can last for many years with proper care and cleaning. They’re typically made from plastic and aluminum, and the filter itself can be washed and vacuumed when it’s time for cleaning. While these are the most expensive options they come in a wide range of prices depending on the filter ratings, but they’re generally accepted as the best filters on the market.

 

Understanding Filter Ratings

Furnace filters are rated on the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) scale. This scale ranges between 1 and 16 with 16 being the best rating possible.  Most filters that you would want in your home are rated between 8 and 11. If you have someone with respiratory issues or allergies then finding a filter with a rating higher than 11 or 12 is ideal. Filters with high ratings are also useful if someone in your home smokes as they are better at filtering the air of smoke and related smells.

You might be thinking that it makes sense to only purchase filters that are rated 16 because they’ll provide the best indoor air quality, which is true but the might the MERV rating the slower air passes through the filter. The downside to impeding the flow of air is that it can directly affect the efficiency of your HVAC system and slightly increase your energy bills. This is because your HVAC appliances have to work harder to force air through the filters and spread it throughout your home.

Overall, furnace filters are an important part of your HVAC system and ensuring that the indoor air quality of your home is at its best. Regardless of the filter that you choose it will eventually need to be replaced, so taking a look once a month to see if it needs cleaning or replacing is ideal. Regularly changing your furnace filter also ensure that the efficiency of your system isn’t compromised by a clogged filter.

For more information about furnace filters contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has been providing reputable and professional HVAC services to customers in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

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

Winter is on our doorstep Toronto and it’s time to get ready! Whether you live in Toronto, York Region, or somewhere else in the GTA you know what winters in Southern Ontario can be like, which is why it’s important to be prepared. When cold weather hits your furnace works day and might to keep you and your family warm and if it’s not in proper working order then there’s a chance it could break down when you need it most.

Pre Winter Toronto Furnace Repair

Ensuring that your furnace is working properly prior to the extreme cold setting in is essential to staying warm and safe all winter long. Risking a breakdown isn’t worth the trouble, but even if your furnace is very reliable proper Toronto furnace repair and maintenance services can help ensure the efficiency of your HVAC system. Furnace repair, boiler repair, and duct cleaning services can keep your HVAC components running as efficient as possible, which means they’ll be reliable and save you money on your energy bills. Waiting until winter has already come means that you’ve already cost yourself money on a poorly operating furnace or boiler. When it comes to furnace repair and maintenance the sooner you act, the better.

Toronto Furnace Repair & Duct Cleaning Services

Ensuring your furnace is running properly is important, but duct cleaning services are also important to keep your whole system running properly. Here are 3 key benefits of proper duct cleaning.

  1. Improving the air quality in your home: When your duct system is dirty the air quality in your home can drastically deteriorate, and during the winter you spend more time in your home than any other time during the year. This means that you’re continuously exposed to poor air quality in your home, which can lead to allergies, asthma, eye irritations, and even interrupt your sleeping habits. If your furnace is blowing dust, allergens, and dander throughout your home it can drastically lower your indoor air quality.
  2. Improving your home’s heating efficiency: Even if you have a brand new furnace you might be risking your home’s heating efficiency by not properly maintaining it and cleaning it. When your furnace is dirty it has to work harder to create warm air and send it throughout your home. A dirty duct system also impedes your furnace’s ability to properly heat your home adding even more stress on your system. As you allow your furnace to work harder through dirty components you’re straining the entire process, reducing it’s efficiency, costing yourself more money, and possibly reducing the lifespan of your furnace. Overall, this could lead to need a Toronto furnace repair specialist to undertake serious furnace repairs, which could be avoided through simple cleaning and maintenance.
  3. Lower your heating costs: Your HVAC system is an investment and in order to get the most out of it over time you need to properly maintain and clean it. By investing in professional Toronto furnace repairs and maintenance now, you’re saving yourself money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs and the premature replacement of your furnace. Overall, proper furnace repair and maintenance can lower your immediate and long-term costs when it comes to your HVAC system.

For more information about Toronto furnace repair, boiler repair, or duct cleaning services contact an HVAC repair specialist at Novel Care today: 416-921-0000