Furnace repair services in Milton. So your home stays cozy this winter
There’s so much to love about winter in Milton. From outdoor skating at Rotary Park to skiing, snowboarding, or tubing at Glen Eden https://gleneden.on.ca, it’s easy to make the most of the season. After a day in the great outdoors, you look forward to relaxing in the warmth of home.
But if your furnace isn’t keeping your house comfortable, you may be wishing for spring. Reliance Home Comfort™ can help. Our furnace experts are only a phone call away and can service or repair most makes, models, and types of home heating systems. No matter where you live in Milton, we can be at your home fast to troubleshoot your furnace problems.
Regular service and maintenance can help prevent furnace and boiler break-downs. Keeping your home heating system running efficiently means you’re always ready for cold weather and may reduce your energy bills.
With Reliance™, scheduling your furnace maintenance or repair is as simple as booking online or giving us a call.
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Your 5-point furnace checklist
Reliance Home Comfort™ is always happy to send one of our professional furnace technicians to your home to help in a home heating emergency. But sometimes, fixing your furnace is as simple as flipping a switch.
Our 5-point furnace checklist may just save you the cost and inconvenience of an unnecessary call.
Check your thermostat is set to heat – If your thermostat is set to ‘cool’ you won’t feel warm air coming out of your heating vents.
Check your furnace is turned on – Your furnace has a power switch, called the disconnect switch. You’ll find it on the side of the unit or on a nearby wall. If the switch has been turned off by mistake, your furnace won’t be working.
Check your circuit breaker panel – You should see a circuit breaker labeled ‘furnace.’ If it has shut off, fixing your furnace may be as easy as flipping the breaker to the correct position.
Check your exterior furnace vents – Find the furnace vents that lead from the outside of your home to your heating system. If they become blocked by snow, ice, debris, or small animals it could affect the performance of your furnace. A thorough vent inspection should be left to a professional.
Check your furnace filter – Most filters need to be cleaned or changed every three months, or according to the recommendations of your equipment manufacturer. A dirty filter means your furnace needs to work harder to heat your home. If you’re not sure which type of filter your unit needs, or how to change it, Reliance™ can help.
HOME HEATING FAQs
When it comes to making decisions about your home heating, we’re here to help. Here are answers to some of our most common furnace and boiler questions:
What is the difference between a boiler and a furnace?
A furnace keeps your home warm by distributing hot air though your heating vents. A boiler keeps your home warm by distributing hot water or glycol to radiators located throughout your home.
How does a furnace heat air?
Your furnace has a combustion chamber where a coiled tube called a heat exchanger is warmed up. When air is drawn across the hot coils by a fan it becomes warm. This warm air is then delivered to various rooms in your house through the ductwork.
What’s the easiest way to reduce my heating costs?
There are many things homeowners can do to save on their residential heating bills. There may be grants available to help you hire a professional to conduct an energy audit that can identify opportunities to conserve energy. You can also try some of the following tips:
- When it’s time to upgrade your furnace, choose a modern high efficiency condensing furnace. You’ll use less energy, without sacrificing warmth and comfort.
- When it’s time to upgrade your furnace, install a programmable thermostat. Having complete control over your energy consumption may help you reduce your home heating bills.
- If you have old windows or cracks in your walls, seal them up to prevent heat loss.
- Consider investing in new windows and additional insulation for your basement and attic.
How efficient is a high efficiency furnace?
High efficiency furnaces that use smart technology are 90% – 98% energy efficient. That’s a significant increase over older models.
Can a whole home humidifier help me save energy?
By keeping the humidity levels in your home stable all year long, a whole home humidifier may help you conserve energy. They also promote healthy indoor air, and may add value to your home.
What can I do to keep my furnace running properly between services?
- Change your furnace filter every three months, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Keep your heating grills and radiators dust-free.
- Keep the area around your furnace unit uncluttered.
- Check your exterior exhaust vents to make sure they don’t become blocked by snow, slush, or other debris.
- Remember that only a qualified professional should open and repair your furnace unit.
Read more furnace maintenance tips. https://reliancehomecomfort.com/milton/sping-furnace-maintenance-tips/
How do I know if I need a furnace inspection?
We’re always happy to send a furnace technician to troubleshoot your home heating issues. If your furnace is leaking water, making unusual sounds, or not heating like it used to, or if you notice a sudden spike in your home heating bills or that your house is extra-dusty, it’s probably a good idea to give us a call.
When it’s time to upgrade my furnace, is it better to rent or buy?
Your Reliance™ Home Comfort Advisor can help walk you through the things to consider when you are deciding whether to rent or buy your new furnace. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
If you buy – Buying your furnace represents a large investment in your home, and may add value to your property. As an owner you will be responsible for all repairs and maintenance, but you can protect yourself against unexpected costs with one of our comprehensive Protection Plans.
If you rent – You will be responsible for one, low monthly rental fee which can help with your monthly budgeting. We’ll look after most repairs and maintenance.
I’ve heard I should upgrade my AC when I get a new furnace. Why?
It can make sense to switch out your AC when you upgrade your furnace. That’s because systems designed to work together are more energy efficient and can save you up to 30% on your energy bills.
Reliance Home Comfort™ has been keeping Canadian homes warm for more than 60 years. Homeowners in Milton know they can trust us for professional, efficient, and cost-effective service that includes:
Transparent pricing – If your home heating system needs a repair, our furnace experts will explain what’s wrong and will tell you how much it will cost to fix – before the work begins.
Live telephone support, 24/7, 365 days a year – We know you can’t predict when a furnace problem will occur. That’s why we always answer the phone, any time of the day or night. And if we can’t troubleshoot your issue, we have one of the largest networks of furnace technicians in Milton, who can be at your home fast.
Savings of 10% on your furnace repair bill* – It’s our way of thanking you when you sign up for any Reliance Home Comfort™ Maintenance or Protection Plan.
Flexible payment options – We accept MasterCard, Visa, or cheques.
Guarantees you can count on – We offer some of the best guarantees in the industry:
Learn more about guarantees from Reliance™. https://reliancehomecomfort.com/milton/guarantees/
Our Furnace Technician Code of Conduct – When you call Reliance™, you can always count on great customer service. Your furnace technician will treat you like family. They will call ahead, treat your property with respect, minimize any safety risks, behave professionally at all times, tell you what is wrong, explain your options, suggest the best solution, and get the job done right.
Don’t let your home heating system leave you out in the cold this winter, Milton. With Reliance™, help is always just a phone call or click away.