Kitchener Furnace Repair Services – Enjoy A Warm Home This Winter
Are you looking to get your furnace repaired? Well we’re the HVAC company that you can trust in Kitchener and surrounding area.
Our expert furnace technicians are always only a phone call away. And if we can’t troubleshoot your home heating problem over the phone, we can be at your door fast – no matter where you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region.
We have the experience and expertise to service or repair almost any type of home heating system regardless of the make or model. Our professional furnace technicians will diagnose the problem, offer the right solution, and get your furnace fixed quickly so you can enjoy winter from the warmth of your home.
But when it’s time to come home, you want to relax in warmth and comfort. If your furnace doesn’t heat your home properly or stops working, winter can quickly leave you out in the cold.
The heating experts at Reliance Home Comfort™ are here to help.
We can also help make sure that your furnace or boiler system is ready for the cold weather. Regular maintenance can keep your home heating system working efficiently, so you never have to worry about not having heat blowing into your home. Just give us a call to schedule your heating maintenance or repair service.
Read more about the furnace resources offered by Reliance™.
5 Furnace Troubleshooting Tips
You probably don’t give much thought to your furnace – until it stops heating your home properly. And while we’re always happy to help homeowners in Kitchener fix their home heating issues, sometimes fixing your furnace is as simple as flipping a switch.
Here are five things you can check that might save you the time and expense of an unnecessary call.
Check that your thermostat is set to heat
Sometimes cold weather catches us by surprise and we forget to turn the thermostat from ‘cool’ to ‘heat.’ Or, someone changes the setting by mistake. If your air vents are blowing cold air instead of warm, check to make sure your thermostat is set to ‘heat.’
Check that your furnace is on
Many homeowners aren’t aware that their furnace has a power switch – or disconnect switch. This safety feature disconnects power to your furnace and is often found on the side of your equipment or nearby on the wall. This switch can be turned off by mistake if something leans on it. Or, it could have been shut off and then not turned back on. If your furnace doesn’t seem to be working, check that the power is switched ‘on’.
Check that the circuit breaker is on
If your furnace switch is turned on but your furnace has no power, it’s time to check your home’s breaker panel. Sometimes the circuit breaker that controls power to your furnace shuts off. Look for the breaker marked ‘furnace’ in your panel and make sure it is set to ‘on’.
Check your furnace vents are clear
Did you know that your home heating system has air vents that lead to the exterior of your home? If they become blocked by snow, slush, debris, or small animals looking for a warm place to hide, your furnace may not function properly. A professional from Reliance™ can do a thorough inspection of your air vents, but it’s always worth taking a look to see if they are clear.
Check the age of your furnace filter
If you can’t remember the last time you changed your furnace filter, chances are it’s time for a new one. To keep your furnace working efficiently, most furnace filters should be cleaned or changed every three months or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. If you’re not sure which type of filter is best for your home heating system, ask your Reliance™ furnace expert for advice.
Your Most Common Furnace FAQs
How does my furnace heat my home?
Your furnace warms your home by igniting fuel in an ignition chamber and heating up heat exchanger coils. When air is drawn across the coils it is warmed up and then distributed to the rooms in your house via the ductwork.
How do I know if I have a furnace or a boiler?
If your home is heated by air blowing through vents you have a furnace. If your home is kept warm by liquid moving through radiators, radiant heating systems or fan coils you have a boiler.
How can I reduce my home heating bills?
Trying to conserve energy is one of the best ways to save money on your home heating bills. A professional can conduct an energy audit to help identify ways you can make your home more energy efficient, and you may qualify for grants to help you cover the cost. There are also a few simple steps homeowners can take to help conserve energy:
- Upgrade your old furnace to a modern, high efficiency condensing furnace that will use less energy to heat your home.
- Take control of your energy use by installing a programmable thermostat that lets you monitor and regulate your energy consumption even when you are away from home.
- Seal any leaky windows and doors to prevent heat loss.
- Consider adding insulation and investing in new energy efficient windows.
What are the benefits of investing in a high efficiency furnace?
If your home has an old furnace, upgrading to a modern high efficiency furnace may reduce your home heating bills. Today’s high efficiency furnaces are 92% – 98% energy efficient and use smart technology so you can take control over your energy use.
What does a home humidifier do?
A home humidifier helps stabilize your home’s humidity, regardless of the weather outside. It can also help improve your home’s air quality, save energy, and may increase the resale value of your home.
What can I do to make sure my furnace runs properly?
Although your furnace should only be opened and repaired by a trusted professional, there are things any homeowner can do to maintain their home heating system, including:
- Changing or cleaning the furnace filter every three months or according to the recommendations of your equipment manufacturer
- Keeping heating grills and radiators dust free
- Keeping intake vents and outside exhaust vents clear of debris
- Keeping the area around your furnace or boiler clutter-free
- Booking an annual furnace inspection and maintenance
Learn more about how you can keep your furnace running smoothly. Kitchener Spring Furnace Maintenance Tips
When should I call in a professional furnace expert?
It’s time to call in a professional furnace technician if you are experiencing inconsistent heat, if your furnace is leaking water or making strange noises, if you notice a sudden increase in your home heating bill, or if you notice that your home is dustier than normal.
How do I decide whether to rent or buy my new furnace?
When it’s time to upgrade your furnace, you’ll have to decide whether it makes more sense to rent or buy. Buying a furnace involves an upfront cost, but it may be a wise investment in your home. As a buyer, you will be responsible for all furnace maintenance and repairs, so it may be a good idea to also invest in a comprehensive Protection Plan from Reliance™. If you decide to rent your home heating equipment, you’ll be responsible for one low monthly payment, and repairs and maintenance are always only a phone call away.
When I upgrade my furnace, should I also upgrade my AC?
It can make sense to upgrade your AC when you get a new furnace. That’s because systems that are designed to work together offer superior energy efficiency and could reduce your home energy bills by up to 30%.
WHY CHOOSE RELIANCE?
Reliance Home Comfort™ has been keeping Canadian homes comfortable for more than 60 years. We’re dedicated to providing professional home heating solutions so you can enjoy worry-free warmth all winter long. Here’s our promise to you:
Simple, upfront pricing – No one like surprises. When you need professional help with your home heating system, we’ll provide simple, straightforward pricing before the work begins.
Live support 24/7 365 days a year – If you have a home heating problem, help is always just a phone call away. We answer the phone any time of the day or night, and with one of the largest networks of licensed furnace technicians in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region, we can get experts to your home fast.
Save 10% on your repair bill – When you sign up for any Reliance Home Comfort™ Maintenance or Protection Plan, you’ll receive 10% off your furnace repair bill*.
Convenient payment options – We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa, MasterCard and cheques.
Great Guarantees – We’re so confident in our work, we offer some of the best guarantees in the business. If the heating equipment installed by Reliance™ doesn’t perform as stated and you’re unsatisfied, we’ll refund your investment and remove your equipment. And if your furnace doesn’t heat your home to your satisfaction during the first 12 months, we’ll repair it for free – including any parts and labour** – and write you a cheque for $500 for the inconvenience***. Learn more about our guarantees.
Furnace Technicians You Can Trust – Our Furnace Technicians follow the Reliance™ Code of Conduct. They promise to call ahead, respect your home, minimize any safety risks, act professionally at all times, identify the problem, explain your options, and provide clear information about any repair and maintenance costs.
Reliance™ is here to help, Kitchener. Call us for all your home heating questions or concerns.