How long should my furnace last?
The average life of a furnace ranges from 18 to 22 years. Some will last longer, but those that do have usually been maintained on a yearly basis. A lot also depends on the quality of your furnace, before you buy let us help you navigate all the different options to ensure you get a great quality furnace. Payne, Keeprite and Comfortmaker are all good models, they are also owned by ICP which is owned by Carrier.
When you are spending $3,000+ on your furnace we highly recommend you obtain 3 quotes before you select the company to install your furnace. Pay attention to warranty, type of furnace, who will be installing, and again make sure they are insured and have a valid TSSA license.
Free quotation available, we also offer a referral program. If you are looking for a great price and outstanding customer service give us a call. We are big enough to get the job done but small enough to care.
Furnace Maintenance, Cleaning and Inspection Orleans, Ottawa, Kanata, Calabogie
Add years to the life of your furnace & gas fireplace. Having an annual furnace tune-up can greatly reduce the chance of your furnace breaking down.
You should have your furnace cleaned, tuned up and inspected every year. Your furnace motor operates approximately 70% of the year, it is important that the motor is regularly serviced very similar to your car.
Here at McKieran Heating we are ready to inspect your equipment to ensure it is operating safely and efficiently. Our insured and TSSA-licensed technicians will ensure your gas furnace is operating properly for the entire year.
The benefits of having your equipment tune-up for your furnace include:
- Lower monthly utility bills
- Extended equipment life
- Fewer repairs, breakdowns, and improved system reliability
- Increased heating and cooling capacity
- Furnace cleaning – $97
- Fireplace cleaning – $85
- Combination to clean both – $145
Furnace Cleaning includes:
- 29-Point Visual Inspection
- Equipment Cleaning
- Complete Lubrication
- Gas Pressure and Pilot Adjustment
- Carbon monoxide (CO). Check for presence of unsafe levels of CO at the time the tune up is performed.
- Burner flame: Check for proper characteristics, clean burner, as necessary.
- Pilot/igniter: Check operation and clean as necessary.
- Compartment Blower: Check condition of and clean, as necessary.
- Furnace filters: Check condition and advise of proper filter type and installation.
- Controls: Check operational control sequence, including safety controls and thermostat.
- Provide a written record of your tune-up.
- Answer any questions you have regarding all your natural gas equipment.
A fireplace tune-up includes important safety checks of operations, controls and more, including:
- Blower wheel: Check & clean, if accessible & necessary.
- Glass: Clean with recommended glass cleaning compound
- Burners: Clean & vacuum. Ensure proper flame characteristics.
- Pilot: Check intensity of flame & clean.
- Gas log: Check condition & proper log placement
We can sometimes get your furnace up and running over the phone, which is at no cost to you! Give us a call to find out: 613-203-1506
If we cannot resolve the problem over the phone we will come out to determine the exact problem. We will give you pricing on the parts and labour. We do not add on fees for a weekend or evening call.
We will also only sell what you need, nothing more.
Call or email us today: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-203-1506
If you currently do not have heat be sure to check some things that could be the problem.
- Is the door to your furnace properly on?
- Did anyone turn the switch off to the furnace? It looks like a regular light switch, it could be in your ceiling, on the wall close to your furnace.
- If you currently have a strong snow storm is your outside vent plugged with snow?
- Do you have power to your thermostat?
Check all these things to hopefully resolve your problem. If not, give us a call: 613-203-1506
Servicing Orleans, Ottawa, Kanata, Calabogie.