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Furnace Repair Service in the Durham Region, So You Can Relax and Enjoy Winter

For Fast, Professional Home Heating Repairs, Count on Reliance®

With Reliance Home Comfort® expert furnace technicians are just a phone call away. We can service or repair almost any type of home heating system, regardless of the make or model. No matter where you live in Durham Region, we’ll troubleshoot your heating problem, find the right solution, and get your furnace working again.

We can also help with regular maintenance to keep your furnace or boiler working efficiently. Servicing your furnace may help you save on energy bills, can prevent unexpected repairs, and will ensure that you’re always ready for winter.

It’s easy to make the most of winter in Durham. Whether you spend your days on one of the region’s many ski slopes or cheering on the Oshawa Generals hockey team, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy all season long.

Spending time at home should be enjoyable too, no matter how cold it gets outside. But if your furnace stops working or isn’t heating your home properly, winter can quickly leave you wishing for an early spring.

It’s easy to schedule your heating maintenance or repair. Just call Reliance™ to have one of our expert furnace repair technicians at your home, fast.

Learn more about your furnace at our furnace resources section.

Furnace FAQs

How does my furnace heat my home?

A furnace keeps your home warm by igniting fuel in a combustion chamber that heats up heat exchanger coils. When air is drawn across the coils it is warmed up and then delivered throughout the home via the ductwork.

What is the difference between a boiler and a furnace?

While a boiler heats up liquid that is distributed through your home via radiators, radiant heating, and fan coils, a furnace heats up air that is distributed through your home through the ductwork.

How can I save money on my home heating bills?

The easiest way to reduce your heating bills is by using less energy. You can ask a professional to conduct an energy audit on your home to help identify opportunities to conserve energy, and you may even qualify for a grant to help cover the costs. In the meantime, here are four simple steps you can take immediately to conserve energy and save money:

  • Upgrade your old furnace to a modern high efficiency condensing furnace and reduce the amount of energy it takes to heat your home
  • Install a programmable thermostat and take control of your energy use, whether you are at home or away
  • Seal your windows and fix any cracks to reduce heat loss
  • Invest in additional insulation and new windows

What are the benefits of a high efficiency furnace?

A high efficiency furnace lets you enjoy a warm home, without wasting energy. Today’s high efficiency furnaces are 92% – 98% efficient and use smart technology so you are in total control of your energy consumption any time of the day or night.

Why should I invest in a whole home humidifier?

A whole home humidifier ensures that the humidity levels in your home remain consistent, regardless of the season. They also contribute to healthy air throughout your home, help conserve energy, and may even increase the resale value of your house.

How can I keep my furnace running smoothly?

It’s always a good idea to book an annual furnace inspection, cleaning, and tune-up. While opening your furnace should always be left to a professional, there are a few things that any homeowner can do to maintain their home heating system:

  • Clean or change your furnace filter according to the recommendations of your equipment manufacturer, usually every three months.
  • Ensure that the intake vents and outside exhaust vents are clean and clear.
  • Declutter the area around your furnace.
  • Keep your home’s heating grills and radiators dust-free.

Learn more about furnace maintenance. Spring Furnace Maintenance Tips

It’s time for a new furnace. Should I rent or buy?

When it comes to renting or buying a new furnace, there are several things to consider. Buying a new furnace can be a large upfront investment, and you’ll be responsible for all maintenance and repair costs. But owning your furnace may add value to your home, and you can protect yourself from unexpected furnace repair costs through a comprehensive Protection Plan from Reliance™.

If you choose to rent your home heating solution, you’ll be responsible for easy monthly payments, plus we’ll look after most repairs and maintenance.

Why should I upgrade my AC when I replace my furnace?

If it’s time to replace your furnace, it probably makes sense to upgrade your AC too. Systems designed to work together conserve energy and could save you on your energy bills.

At Reliance™ Durham, we’re here to help you make the right choice for your home and lifestyle. If you’ve still got questions about your home heating system, just give us a call.

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Your Furnace Checklist

At Reliance™, we’re always happy to have one of our furnace experts visit your home to troubleshoot your home heating problem. But sometimes fixing your furnace is as easy a flipping a switch. Here are five things you can check before calling for help:

Is your thermostat set to ‘heat’?

It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to change their thermostat setting from ‘cool’ to ‘heat’ when winter sets in. Additionally, someone in your home may have changed the setting by mistake. If your home lacks heat, start by checking your thermostat setting to make sure it’s set to ‘heat’.

Is your furnace switched on?

Did you know that your furnace has a disconnect switch? This safety feature disconnects power to your furnace and is usually found on the side of your furnace or nearby on the wall. Sometimes this switch gets turned off by mistake. So if your furnace suddenly stops working, check the switch. Is something leaning up against it? Or did someone turn off your furnace and then forget to turn it back on?

Did your circuit breaker shut off?

Sometimes the circuit breaker that controls power to your furnace shuts off. If your furnace isn’t working, go to your home’s breaker panel and check the position of the circuit breaker marked ‘furnace’.

Are your furnace vents blocked?

Your home heating system has air vents that lead to the exterior of your home. Your furnace won’t work properly if the vents become blocked by snow, slush, debris, or if small animals decide to set up a nest inside. If you notice that your furnace isn’t heating as well as it used to, locate your outdoor vents and see if they are clear. Keep in mind that a more thorough vent inspection should be left to a professional from Reliance™.

How old is your furnace filter?

If you notice that your furnace isn’t keeping your home as warm as it should – or if your home seems dustier than usual – it may be time to change your furnace filter. As a general rule, furnace filters should be replaced every three months, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Ask your Reliance™ home heating expert for advice if you’re not sure which filter is right for your model.

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