Furnace Repair Services in Hamilton – So You Can Stay Warm This Winter
Professional furnace repairs and maintenance, day and night.
Your furnace or heating system is an essential part of keeping your house warm in the winter. Whether you need to rent or buy a new furnace, repair or maintenance, our furnace technicians are only a phone call away and ready to help troubleshoot your furnace issues. We will dispatch one of our RelianceTM furnace experts to your home to provide the right solution so that you can relax in comfort and warmth, no matter how cold it gets outside.
We can also help keep your furnace working efficiently through expert maintenance, so your home heating system will keep your home warm without interruption, all winter long. Call Reliance™ heating to schedule your heating maintenance and repair.
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Your furnace repair checklist
We’re always happy to send one of our expert technicians to repair your furnace. But to help you avoid any extra expense, have you checked the following?
Is your thermostat set to heat?
It’s easy to forget to switch the thermostat setting from ‘cool’ to ‘heat’ when the temperatures start to drop. So take a quick look and make sure that your thermostat is set to ‘heat’.
Is your furnace switch set to ‘on’?
The furnace switch – or disconnect switch – is a safety feature that disconnects power to your furnace. It’s usually found on the side of your equipment or on the wall. Sometimes, something leaning against it shuts it off or someone may shut it off and forget to turn it back on. If your furnace is not working, double-check the switch.
Is the circuit breaker on?
The circuit breaker that controls your furnace heating may have shut off. Check the breaker panel in your home, look for the furnace breaker, and make sure it is set to ‘on’.
Have you checked the furnace vents?
Furnaces can sometimes work poorly or not at all if the air vents that lead from the outside of your house to your heating system are blocked by snow, slush, dirt, debris, or small animals hiding away for the winter. It may be worthwhile to take a quick look before a technician from Reliance™ does a thorough inspection.
Does your furnace filter need to be replaced?
A dirty filter is one of the most common reasons for heating equipment to underperform. If you haven’t changed yours in three months or more, it could affect your home’s heat.
COMMON FURNACE FAQs
How does a furnace work?
There are many different types of home heating systems, but a traditional furnace works by igniting fuel in a combustion chamber which heats up heat exchanger coils. Air is then drawn across the heat exchanger coils and warmed up before being delivered to various rooms in your home through your ductwork.
What is the difference between a furnace and a boiler?
A furnace heats air and moves it through ducts in your home while a boiler heats liquid and moves it through radiators, radiant heating and fan coils.
How can I save energy?
Conserving energy and saving money on your home heating bills may be easier than you may think. Here are four suggestions:
- If your home has an older furnace, consider upgrading to a modern high efficiency condensing furnace that uses less energy to heat your space
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat to take control of your energy use, even when you are not at home
- Seal any cracks in your home and make sure your windows are properly sealed
- Retrofit your home with better insulation and windows
A professional can conduct an energy audit to help identify opportunities to save energy. You may even qualify for rebates to help cover the costs.
Why should I consider a high efficiency furnace?
High efficiency furnaces are 92% – 98% efficient; a significant increase over their older, mid-efficiency furnaces that were 78%-85% efficient. They also use smart technology to maximize energy efficiency and to allow you to control your home heating system from anywhere.
Why should I consider a whole home humidifier?
By controlling your home’s humidity a whole home humidifier creates healthy air throughout your home. Whole home systems also save energy and may even increase your home’s resale value.
Can I maintain my furnace myself?
Most Canadian homeowners are not qualified to open or repair their furnace. However, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your furnace running smoothly including:
- Change or clean your filter every three months or according to the recommendations of your equipment manufacturer
- Keep heating grills, radiators, intake vents, and outside exhaust vents clean and clear
- Keep the area around your furnace clutter-free
- Book an annual furnace inspection, cleaning and tune-up with a HVAC professional
Learn more about maintaining your furnace. https://reliancehomecomfort.com/hamilton/spring-furnace-maintenance-tips/
How do I know when it’s time for a furnace inspection?
If your furnace is heating inconsistently, leaking water, making unusual noises, costing more to operate, or if your home seems dustier than usual, it’s probably time for an inspection.
Is it better to rent or buy a new furnace?
Buying a new furnace can be a large investment, but it may add value to your home. Owners are also responsible for all repairs so it’s a good idea to consider a comprehensive Protection Plan to get free annual maintenance and avoid potentially costly repairs. Renting a furnace from Reliance™ means affordable monthly payments, plus most repairs are covered.
I’m upgrading my furnace. Should I upgrade my AC too?
Upgrading your air conditioning and your furnace could save you as much as 30% on your energy bills. That’s because furnaces and air conditioners are designed to work together to be more energy efficient.
There are many reasons why homeowners in Hamilton trust Reliance™ to keep their homes comfortable so they can enjoy worry-free winter get-togethers with family and friends.
When you choose Reliance Home Comfort™ for your home heating needs, you’ll benefit from:
Simple, straightforward pricing – We’ll let you know how much your service visit will cost upfront – before we being working on repairs.
Fast, professional response 24/7 365 days a year – We answer the phone any time of the day and night. With one of the largest networks of licensed furnace technicians in the Hamilton region, expert help is only a step away.
Save on your furnace repair bill – When you sign up for any Reliance Home Comfort™ Maintenance or Protection Plan you automatically receive 10% off your furnace repair bill.*
Flexible payment options – We accept MasterCard, Visa, and cheques, for your convenience.
Our Furnace Technician Code of Conduct – We are committed to superior customer service. Our furnace technicians promise to call ahead, treat your home with care, take appropriate cautions to reduce any safety risks, maintain professionalism, diagnose the problem, provide options, explain what needs to be done and why, and be clear and transparent about any repair and maintenance costs.
If you have any furnace questions or concerns, just give us a call. We’re here to help, Hamilton!