If you live in Ottawa and have experienced Ottawa winters in the past, you know how important a working, high-quality furnace is to the safety and comfort of your home. At Team Harding, we understand that a furnace replacement and installation can be a significant investment, and that may lead homeowners to have a few questions before they commit to the process. Here are the most frequently asked questions and answers about furnace installation coming from Ottawa homeowners like yourself.
When Is It Time To Replace My Furnace?
There are several reasons why it may be time to replace your furnace, and unfortunately there isn’t always a hard and fast rule about exactly when it’s time for a new one. However, most furnaces have a lifespan of about ten to fifteen years, and there are several telltale signs of when a furnace is coming to the end of its life.
It may be time to replace your furnace if you’re experiencing one or more of these signs:
- Your furnace is 10-15 years of age
- Your furnace is requiring more maintenance and repair than it once did
- Your furnace is not heating your home adequately anymore
- Your utility bills are higher than they once were
- Your furnace is making strange noises
Can I Install My Furnace Myself?
No, you cannot perform furnace installation yourself unless you’re a registered Ottawa HVAC technician. To attempt furnace repair, maintenance, or replacement by yourself without the proper knowledge and tools could seriously damage your furnace, but more importantly could put the health and safety of your family at risk.
How Long Does Furnace Installation Take?
While each case is different, usually furnace installation in an Ottawa home can take between four and eight hours as it is not a small task. If you’re interested in learning more about how long your specific replacement will take, contact the experts at Team Harding who can give you a more accurate estimate depending on your situation.
How Much Is A New Furnace?
Similar to time estimates, budget estimates are done on a case-by-case basis. Furnace installation can cost you differently depending on the make, model, size, and level of efficiency. In order to find a furnace in the right price range for you, or to arrange furnace financing, be sure to speak with one of our expert technicians who will be happy to help you!
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