Furnace Repair Services in Burlington
Do you need to get your furnace repaired quickly? Well, if you live in Burlington, the folks at RelianceTM have you covered.
No matter where you live in Burlington, our furnace experts are always only a phone call away and can service or repair almost any make or model of home heating system. We’ve been keeping Canadians comfortable for more than 60 years, and we can keep your home comfortable too.
In addition to speedy emergency repairs, we offer professional furnace maintenance and servicing so your home heating system is ready when the cold weather hits. When your furnace is working efficiently, you’ll always be able to relax in comfort and may even enjoy savings on your residential heating bills.
Getting out and staying active is a great way to enjoy the winter season. Homeowners in Burlington have plenty of choice, from conquering the ski slopes at Glen Eden to outdoor skating at Rotary Centennial Pond on the shores of Lake Ontario.
After a day of winter activities, you want to return to a home that is warm and cozy. If your furnace or boiler has stopped working properly, the frosty season can quickly lose its charm. Reliance™ Home Comfort is here to help.
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Furnace troubleshooting tips
At Reliance™, we’re always happy to help you troubleshoot your home heating problems. But you may be able to avoid the cost and inconvenience of an unnecessary call by checking the following:
Check your thermostat
Is it set to heat? It’s easy to forget to make the switch when a cold front moves in.
Check your furnace switch
Is it turned on? Your furnace has a disconnect switch located on the side of the unit or on a nearby wall. If it gets turned off by mistake, your home won’t have any heat.
Check your breaker panel
Is the circuit marked ‘furnace’ in the correct position? If the circuit has shut off, your furnace won’t be working.
Check your furnace air vents
These are located outside your home, and lead to your furnace. Your home heating system won’t work properly if they become blocked by snow, ice, other debris, or small animals. A thorough inspection of your air vents should be left to a professional.
Check your furnace filter
It should be changed or cleaned every three months, or according to the equipment manufacturer’s recommendation. Your home heating system won’t work as efficiently if your filter is old or dirty.
Your Reliance™ furnace expert can help you choose the right filter for your system and show you how to change it if you are unsure.
Common furnace questions
Whether you choose a furnace or boiler system, or decide to rent or buy, we’ll help you make the decision that is best for your home and budget.
How does a furnace produce heat?
A furnace produces heat by igniting fuel in a combustion chamber and heating up heat exchanger coils. When air is drawn across these coils it is warmed, and then distributed throughout your home through the ductwork.
How does a boiler produce heat?
A boiler warms up a liquid – usually water or glycol – which is pumped to your home’s radiators.
How can I reduce my residential heating bills?
Using less energy to keep your home warm is the easiest way to save money on your heating bills. Here are tips to help you conserve energy:
- Upgrade to a high efficiency condensing furnace, which will use less energy without compromising your comfort.
- Install a programmable thermostat, which will allow you to monitor and take control of your energy use whether you are at home or away.
- Make sure your windows are properly sealed and any cracks in your home are repaired to avoid heat loss.
- Replace old windows if necessary.
- Hire a professional to conduct an energy audit to help identify opportunities to save energy. There may be grants available to help cover the costs.
How efficient is a high efficiency furnace?
Today’s high efficiency furnaces have an AFUE rating between 92%-98%. The use of smart technology allows for maximum energy efficiency and allows you to monitor and control your energy consumption.
What does a whole home humidifier do?
A whole home humidifier keeps the humidity levels in your home stable, regardless of the season outside. This helps to create healthy air inside your home, and may reduce your energy use by helping your heating system run more efficiently. A whole home humidifier may be a smart investment in your health and in the value of your home.
How can I maintain my furnace between services?
Only a trained professional should open and service your furnace unit. But here are four things any homeowner can do to keep their furnace working efficiently:
- Change or clean your furnace filter every three months, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Dust your heating grills and radiators, and keep them clear.
- Keep your outside exhaust vents clear of snow, slush, and other debris.
- Keep the area around your furnace clear.
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When do I need to call in a professional to inspect my furnace?
It’s time for a professional furnace inspection if you notice any of the following:
- Your furnace is leaking water.
- Your furnace is making unusual noises.
- Your furnace is not producing consistent heat.
- Your furnace is costing more to operate.
- Your home seems unusually dusty.
Should I buy or rent my new furnace?
Choosing a new furnace is a big decision.
If you buy your furnace, there will be an upfront cost and you will be responsible for any maintenance and repair (beyond the warranty period). But owning your furnace may add value to your home, and you can protect yourself from unexpected repair bills through a comprehensive Protection Plan.
If you rent your furnace, you’ll be responsible for one, low monthly rental fee. We’ll look after most repairs and maintenance. This option may reduce surprises and can help you with your monthly household budgeting.
Should I upgrade my AC when I get a new furnace?
Systems designed to work together are more energy efficient and may help you save on your energy bills. That’s why you may have heard that it’s a good idea to upgrade your AC when you install a new furnace.
WHY CHOOSE RELIANCE?
Canadians have been choosing Reliance™ for their home comfort needs for more than 60 years. Here’s why:
Our straightforward, upfront pricing – We’ll let you know how much your repair will cost before the work begins, so you stay in control from start to finish.
Our live support, 24/7, 365 days a year – If you need help, you’ll always reach us. If we can’t troubleshoot your heating problem over the phone, one of our professional furnace experts can be at your door fast, no matter where you live in Burlington.
Our protection plans help you save on repairs – A Reliance™ Home Comfort Maintenance or Protection Plan can protect you from unexpected repair costs. And when you sign up, you automatically save 10% on your furnace repair bill*.
Our flexible payment plans – We accept Visa, MasterCard and Cheques.
Our industry-leading guarantees – If the home heating equipment we’ve installed doesn’t perform as expected and you’re not satisfied, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee, and we’ll remove our equipment. If your furnace just doesn’t keep you warm during the first 12 months, we’ll repair it for free – including parts and labour – and write you a cheque for $500 for your inconvenience**.
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Our Furnace Technician Code of Conduct – Our furnace experts are trained professionals. They promise to call ahead, treat your home with respect, take appropriate measures to ensure safety, diagnose your home heating problem, offer solutions, explain the costs involved, and get it fixed fast.
We’re here to answer your home heating questions, Burlington!