Professional furnace repairs in Brampton – So You Can Enjoy Winter in Comfort
For home heating repairs and maintenance, count on Reliance™.
Are you having furnace problems? Has your furnace stopped working?
Our furnace experts can service or repair different home heating systems, regardless of the make or model. With live support just a phone call away, our large network of professional technicians can be at your home fast, no matter where you live in Brampton.
We’re also happy to help with regular maintenance to ensure that your furnace or boiler is ready when the temperature drops. Servicing your unit keeps your furnace running efficiently and may help prevent unexpected breakdowns, as well as help to save money on your home heating bills.
Winters in Brampton are fun for the whole family. Whether you’re skating and taking in the light displays at Gage and Chinguacousy Park Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park or sledding down Major Oaks hill, all you have to do is bundle up to enjoy the season.
But you shouldn’t have to bundle up to stay warm inside your home. If your furnace isn’t blowing hot air into your house, it’s time to call Reliance™. We’ve been keeping Canadians comfortable for more than 60 years.
If you’ve got furnace questions or want to schedule your heating maintenance or repair, give us a call. Learn more about furnaces. Furnace Installations, Rentals and Repairs in Brampton
Your 5-Point Furnace Checklist
Reliance™ is always happy to send one of our technicians to your home to check your furnace. But sometimes the fix is as easy as flipping a switch. To help you avoid the hassle and expense of an unnecessary visit, here are 5 things to check before you give us a call:
Check your thermostat setting
It’s easy to forget to change your thermostat setting to ‘heat’ when winter hits. Furthermore, sometimes the setting is changed by accident and no one notices until you feel the chill in the air. If your home lacks heat, it’s always a good idea to check your thermostat setting – just in case.
Check your furnace switch
Many homeowners don’t realize that their furnace has a disconnect switch. Located on the side of the unit or on a nearby wall, this safety feature is designed to disconnect the power. Sometimes this switch gets turned off by mistake. If your furnace unit doesn’t seem to be working, check the switch.
Check your circuit breaker
Power to your home heating system is also controlled through your home’s breaker panel. Sometimes the furnace circuit breaker shuts off. If your furnace doesn’t seem to be working, check that the circuit breaker is in the right position.
Check your furnace vents
Did you know that your furnace may not work properly if the air vents leading to the exterior of your home are blocked? If your home isn’t being kept warm as usual, take a look to see if you need to clear snow, slush, or other debris from around your furnace vent, or if there’s a small animal nesting inside. A full vent inspection, however, should be left to a professional.
Check your furnace filter
Do you remember the last time you cleaned or changed your furnace filter? Most filters should be changed every three months, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. If not, the efficiency of your furnace may be affected. Your Reliance™ furnace technician can recommend which filter is right for your unit and can show you how to make the switch if you’re unsure what to do.
Your Furnace FAQs
How does a furnace work?
In order to keep your home warm, your furnace ignites fuel in a combustion chamber that contains exchanger coils. When air is drawn across the hot coils, it is warmed up and then distributed to various areas of your home through the ductwork.
What is the difference between a furnace and a boiler?
As noted above, a furnace heats your home by distributing warm air through your ductwork. A boiler, however, heats up a liquid that is distributed through radiators, radiant heating, and fan coils.
How can I save money on my heating bills?
One good way to lower your heating bills is to conserve energy. A professional can conduct an energy audit to identify opportunities to make your home more energy efficient, and you may qualify for a grant to help you cover the costs. Here are a few simple things an energy-conscious homeowner can also consider:
- Invest in a modern high-efficiency furnace. If you have an older model, this is a simple way to reduce your energy consumption while enjoying a warm home
- Installing a programmable thermostat will allow you to schedule temperature adjustments whether you are at home or away and may help you save on your heating bills
- Reduce heat loss by repairing cracks and sealing old windows and doors
- If you have an older home, consider adding more insulation and investing in new windows
Why should I buy or rent a high efficiency furnace?
Modern high efficiency furnaces have an AFUE rating between 92% and 98%. If you’re currently heating your home with an older furnace, upgrading may reduce your energy costs.
What does a whole home humidifier do?
The Canadian climate has four distinct seasons. A whole home humidifier maintains stable humidity levels in your home, regardless of what the weather is outside. This promotes healthy air throughout your house and may help to conserve energy. For these reasons, a whole home humidifier may be a wise investment in your health and in the value of your home.
What can I do to maintain my furnace?
Booking an annual service with a professional furnace technician is a great way to make sure your home heating system is ready for winter. While only an expert should open and inspect your unit, there are things that you can do in order to keep your furnace running smoothly:
- Change or clean your furnace filter every three months, or according to the recommendations of your equipment manufacturer
- Keep your intake vents and outdoor exhaust vents clean and clear of debris
- Keep the area around your furnace clutter-free
- Dust your heating grills and radiators, and make sure that they are kept clear
Read about basic furnace maintenance. Spring Furnace Maintenance Tips
How do I know if I need to call for professional furnace help?
Your furnace probably needs to be looked at by a professional if you notice the following: inconsistent heat in your home, your home is dustier than normal, your furnace is leaking water, your furnace is making strange noises. Booking your furnace inspection with Reliance™ is as easy as giving us a call.
I need to upgrade my furnace. Should I rent or buy?
Upgrading your furnace is a big decision. At Reliance™ we can help you choose the model that is right for your home and you always have the option to rent or buy. Buying a furnace is a large investment, and as an owner you would be responsible for all maintenance and repairs. But it could also add value to your home and you can protect yourself against unexpected repair costs with one of our comprehensive Protection Plans. If you rent your new furnace you will need to pay one low monthly fee and Reliance would be held responsible for most repairs and maintenance.
I’ve heard that I should upgrade my AC when I upgrade my furnace. Why?
AC and home heating systems that are designed to work together are more energy efficient and could save you up to 30% on your energy bills. For this reason, many homeowners decide to upgrade their AC when they rent or buy a new furnace.
If you’ve still got questions about your furnace, give us a call. We answer the phone 24/7 and are here to help.
We’re proud to offer professional home heating services to homeowners in Brampton. Here are a few reasons why Canadians have been trusting us to keep their homes comfortable for more than 60 years:
Our upfront, simple pricing – We provide a quote you can understand and count on, before any maintenance or repair job begins.
Our live support – When you choose Reliance™, live support is a phone call away 24/7 365 days a year. With one of the largest networks of licensed furnace technicians in Brampton, help can be at your home fast.
Our money-saving Protection Plan – When you sign up for any Reliance Home Comfort™ Maintenance or Protection Plan, you automatically save 10% on your furnace repair bill*.
Our flexible payment options – We accept Visa, MasterCard, and cheques.
Our guarantees – When you choose Reliance™, your investment is protected by some of the best guarantees in the industry. Learn more about our Brampton guarantees.
Our Furnace Technician Code of Conduct – The furnace experts at Reliance™ promise to call ahead, respect your home, take steps to minimize any safety risk, act professionally, identify your home heating problem, suggest options, and provide clear information about any repair costs.
If you have a home heating problem in Brampton, call the experts at Reliance™ for professional help, fast.