Winnipeg Furnace Replacement: when is it time to replace your furnace?
You don’t need us to tell you how cold it gets in Winnipeg each winter, and how important it is to have a working furnace. We’re not talking about a furnace that just blows hot air, either – we’re talking about a full-blast, thaw you when you’re chilled to the bone, high-efficiency furnace.
When it’s time to replace your old furnace, call us. We have decades of experience in the field, and we’ll help you find a furnace that suits your needs and your budget. Our furnace rentals are the best option for those who need a furnace for just one winter season. We also provide a wide range of heating system options for our customers, from traditional systems to the latest in high-efficiency technology. We pride ourselvs on being a one-stop shop for all your heating needs in Winnipeg.
Our Winnipeg supply service is second to none, with a team of experienced technicians who are available to help with any questions or concerns you may have. We also offer maintenance and repair services for your heating system to ensure that it runs smoothly and efficiently all winter long. With our Winnipeg supply service, you can rest assured that you’ll have a warm and comfortable home all winter long.
You can trust us to provide you with the best furnace and heating system options available on the market, and our Winnipeg supply service ensures that you have access to the parts and services you need to keep your furnace running at its best. Whether you’re looking for a furnace rental or a new heating system, we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep warm this winter.
Broken Furnace: Should You Repair Or Replace?
Replacing your furnace can seem like a pricey proposition. We get it. We only advise our customers to replace their broken furnace if we think it’s the best option. That can be the case when:
- Your furnace can’t be repaired.
- Your furnace can be repaired, but the cost of repairs (over time) will be as much or more than a new furnace
- Your furnace can be repaired, but the cost of repairs and lower efficiency of the furnace will make a new model more cost-effective.
Most of the time, you’ll be better off repairing furnaces that are less than 10 years old, and better off replacing furnaces that are over 10 years old. There are a number of factors that can affect this, from the warranty to the model of the furnace, as well as whether or not it was properly installed.
An older furnace that requires frequent repairs may have reached the end of its lifespan. Continuously pouring money into repairs for an aging furnace may not be the most cost-efficient choice in the long-term. A new furnace, on the other hand, will have a much longer lifespan and be more energy efficient, ultimately saving you money on energy bills.
Additionally, if you choose to repair your furnace, it may not be covered under warranty, leaving you with the full cost of repairs. A new furnace, however, will come with a warranty from the manufacturer, which can provide peace of mind and protection against unexpected repairs or replacements.
What To Consider When Deciding Between Repairing or Replacing Your Heating System: Furnace Replacement Options in Winnipeg
We have a number of competitively priced, high-efficiency furnaces that can keep your home warm while lowering your heating costs. To understand which new furnace will suit you best, it can be helpful to know a little bit about the different types of furnaces. One great place to start is deciding whether you want a natural gas or electric furnace. There are other types, but these are the two most common in Manitoba. Going electric, on the other hand, can require an entire update of your electrical system so it has the capacity to handle your regular electric load and the extra strain put on it by a furnace.
When choosing a gas furnace, we highly recommend using a high-efficiency furnace. We’ll break down some of the figures in the section below. The main reason we love high-efficiency is that it can drastically lower your heating bill – up to 35%. That can more than make up for the extra cost over a conventional furnace.
There are a number of other factors that might affect what furnace you pick, from how much space you have to how big your home is. We’ll do all of the calculations to determine how many BTUs your furnace will need to be. Too few, and your home won’t be heated properly – too many, and the furnace will cycle on and off too quickly.
Key Factors To Consider While Looking For a Furnace Contractor:
We don’t recommend trusting the first company you come across and we encourage you to do your own research. One key factor to consider is the contractor’s reputation and the accolades they have received from manufacturers. We are proud for our company to be a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and to be the first Canada to be inducted into the Carrier Hall of Fame. This is a testament to our exceptional customer service, accurate and speedy installation, and high-quality repairs.
Another important factor to consider is feedback from past customers. We encourage you to speak with friends and family who have used our services in the past and ask about their experience. We also have a wide range of customer reviews and referrals available for you to review. We take pride in our positive relationships with our customers.
Additionally, it’s important to consider financing options, promotions and prices. We offer a variety of financing options and promotions to help make your replacement furnace more affordable. We also provide an honest and transparent discussion of prices so you know exactly what to expect.
When you’re ready to select a contractor, give us a call. We’ll help you size your replacement furnace so it suits your requirements perfectly. We’ll take into account factors such as the size of your home, insulation and how many BTUs you need your unit to produce. We have decades of experience in the field and we’ll help you find a heating system that suits your needs and budget. You can trust our Winnipeg supply service to provide you with high-quality furnace installation and repair services.
Understanding The Factors That Affect Furnace Prices And How To Make An Informed Decision On A Replacement Furnace.
There are a wide variety of different factors that affect the price of a furnace. The make and manufacturer are, of course, a substantial part of the price. Every furnace will have different features that can increase or decrease their cost.
One of the most important factors is the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of the furnace. The premise is simple: the higher your AFUE, the more efficient your furnace is. A gas furnace with 97% AFUE turns 97% of the fuel you use into heat for your home. A furnace with an 80% AFUE, on the other hand, will only convert 80% of your fuel into usable heat.
The lower your furnace’s AFUE is, the more money you’re literally burning away. You’re not charged for gas based on how well it heats you’re home – you’re charged based on how much you use. That means that if you’re increasing your AFUE by 30%, you’re slashing your gas bill by about the same rate if you keep your home’s temperature consistent.
While you can get lower-end furnaces with low AFUEs for under $2000, you’ll find they’re often not worth the price. By spending an extra $1000-$2000, you might find a furnace that can reduce your gas bills 20%-30% more. All furnaces experience a decrease in their efficiency as they age, so you’ll get a longer lifespan out of higher efficiency furnaces, too.
Keep in mind that these calculations may change if you don’t plan on staying in your home for a long time – efficiency always pays off more in the long-term. That said, homes with higher efficiency furnaces may be more attractive to prospective home buyers.
Installation fees are relatively low compared to the overall cost of the furnace, and you may see a bill in the low hundreds for labour and expertise. It’s important to keep in mind that installation costs can vary substantially depending on the infrastructure of your home. For example, getting an electric furnace installed may be quite expensive if you currently have a gas furnace – you may need to upgrade your electric system’s capacity (which requires an electrician) and change other elements of your HVAC.
Finally, we can’t talk about furnace prices without talking about BTUs. The bigger your home is, the more BTUs you might need, but that’s not the full story. You’ll also need to consider how well-insulated your home is. A home that’s extraordinarily well-insulated, like one that meets Passive House standards, may be well-served by a lower BTU furnace, or even a furnace/heat pump combo.
Higher BTU furnaces will, of course, cost you more money. The good thing is that there’s no advantage to buying a furnace with more BTUs if that furnace exceeds your need for heat. You see, when you have a furnace that produces too much heat, it can cause the furnace to turn on and off, increasing wear and tear and costing you money. Our team will go to your home and evaluate exactly how much heat you need, offering you a line of furnaces in a range of prices that will supply the perfect amount of heat.
Options Available for Furnace Replacement and Installation: Understanding the Cost and Savings Potential of Upgrading Your Heating System
Now that we’ve taken a look at the prices of furnaces in Winnipeg, let’s look at the ways that you can finance your purchase. Manitoba Hydro is highly incentivized to provide you with financing for high-efficiency furnaces.
The main financing option provided by Manitoba Hydro is the Home Energy Efficiency Loan. This loan can help you buy a high-efficiency furnace; what’s more, you can use it for a new hot water tank, new windows, doors, insulation, or even new solar panels. The loan offers financing of up to $5500, and it is charged directly on your utility bill every month. That’s great, because you’ll be saving money on your bill each year because of how efficient your new furnace is. Your new bill might be almost exactly the same as your old bill for a few years; when it’s paid off after five years, you’ll be saving money on every bill.
Another loan available is the Energy Finance Plan. This loan is more focused on upgrades to energy systems, so it’s useful if you need to upgrade your electrical to accommodate a new furnace, or to get natural gas venting installed.
Now that we’ve talked about loans, it’s time to talk about rebates. Your #1 source for energy efficiency rebates in the province is Efficiency Manitoba. Haven’t heard of them? You’re not alone. They’re a new Crown Corporation dedicated to energy efficiency. You can check their website on a regular basis to find new energy-related rebates. Our favourite right now is the Income Qualified Program, which makes energy efficient upgrades more affordable to Manitobans who fall below a certain income threshold. This includes the ability to purchase a high-efficiency furnace for only $9.50 a month for five years, as well as offering free insulation.
All of these programs should make it easier for you to afford a new furnace – after all, no one wants to be left out in the cold! Need a little extra help? Take a look at our Deals and Special Offers. We also offer a variety of financing options if Manitoba Hydro’s loans don’t suit your needs.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Proper Insulation for Your Home and Furnace System.
Before or after you get your new furnace, it’s a good idea to look at your home’s insulation. You can find cold spots on your own, or you can get an energy audit. Insulation and HVAC go hand-in-hand – if you’re running a furnace full blast, but most of the heat is leaking through the walls, you’re going to be spending way more money on heat each winter than you need to.
As we’ve mentioned, Efficiency Manitoba offers a wide variety of supports to help reduce energy consumption, including rebates on insulation. The low cost of insulation combined with the energy savings it will bring you make it an easy decision; if you have an older home, it really pays to insulate.
Whether you need to get your furnace repaired or replaced, contact Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. We just went over a lot of information – and that’s just what we can fit onto this page! Our technicians are knowledgeable and service-oriented, our prices are extremely competitive, and our furnaces are the best. Get your old, clunky, low-efficiency furnace replaced with a new high-efficiency model. You’ll notice the difference – not just in your environment, but on your heating bill. Your family and your wallet will thank you!
We also have lots of information on furnace maintenance, and furnace repair.
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