Heating Services & Products
Furnace Installations in Kingston
Sure, the current furnace in your Kingston home may be old, but it still works. How can you tell when it’s time for a furnace replacement? We have included some of the common warning signs that it may be time to replace your old furnace. Take a look and ask yourself if your home heating system is exhibiting any of these symptoms. If you’re still not sure, give us a call. We’ll inspect your system and determine if there is a problem.
7 Signs Your Furnace Might Need to Be Replaced
Repairs Are Becoming More Frequent
Just like automobiles, home appliances and almost anything else you might name, the parts and components that make up your home heating system eventually wear out and require repairs or replacement. That is to be expected, but a service call and repair can easily cost hundreds of dollars. If you have already paid for one or more furnace repairs this year, it may be more cost effective to purchase a replacement.
Energy Costs Are Increasing
Have you begun to notice that your monthly gas and electric bills are rising? Without proper maintenance furnaces can become less energy efficient as they age, costing you more to maintain the same amount of comfort. This problem will only get worse, so it only makes sense to put the extra money into the purchase of a new, energy-efficient system than to waste money and energy powering an older, less efficient system.
It’s Really Old
Modern home furnaces have a life expectancy of between 16 and 20 years. If the furnace in your Kingston home is that age or older, you should probably start shopping around for a replacement. Something else to keep in mind is this: The older your furnace is, the less likely it is that replacement parts will be readily available. You don’t want to be waiting around for a replacement part to be shipped in the middle of an Ontario winter.
Your Furnace is Making Strange Noises
You Notice “Hot Spots” or “Cold Spots” in Your Home
Older furnaces sometimes have a hard time distributing heated air evenly throughout a structure. This is not only frustrating and annoying because you have to constantly monitor and adjust your home thermostat to maintain a constant level of comfort; it also is costing you money in wasted energy.
The Interior of Your Home Feels Dry, Stuffy or Dusty
Do you or family members suffer from allergies or complain about dryness in their nose and throat or itchy, dry skin? This may be caused by an old furnace that is no longer able to moisturize and clean the air in your home. Other signs of excessive indoor air dryness include increased dust accumulation, shocks from static electricity, drooping houseplants and cracks in wooden furniture.
Your Furnace is Emitting Carbon Monoxide or Carbon Dioxide
After years of use, furnaces can lose structural integrity and start to emit poisonous carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide gas, either as a by-product of combustion or because the heat exchanger inside your furnace is cracked. Some signs that your furnace is leaking carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide include a yellow or flickering pilot light; condensation on windows, walls and other cold surfaces; rust on pipe connections and appliance jacks; and an absence of an upward draft in your chimney. If you notice any of these conditions, contact a home heating professional right away to have your system checked.
Time for a New Furnace in Kingston or Surrounding Areas?
If the time has come for a new furnace in Kingston, we are the team you should call. Our equipment comes with a manufacturer warranty and we guarantee our installations. Contact us to request a detailed estimate for your project!
Get Reliable Service for Your Furnace Repair in Kingston
At Reins Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd., we can provide the comprehensive range of furnace repairs in Kingston and the surrounding areas that will ensure your heating system is functioning efficiently and optimally. Our team of highly-qualified technicians have decades of experience providing repairs for all types of furnaces. It’s also imperative to schedule maintenance for your furnace to avoid costlier repairs down the road. We recommend annual service for furnaces of any age.
Some Common Signs That Your Furnace May Need Repairs
The severity of pooling liquid around your furnace depends on whether it’s gas or water. If the liquid is gas, turn off your furnace immediately and call us right away as this can pose a danger to your family and your home. If the liquid is water, there’s a good chance that it’s due to a clogged condensate line, and we can fix that for you quickly and affordably!
Air blows weakly
If air is blowing through your vents very weakly, it’s likely something is amiss. While it may just be a quick fix to your fan, it may also be a problem with your belts or motors.
Furnace is making strange noises
Hearing strange noises from your furnace is one of the clearest indicators that something is not working properly. If you hear thumping, scraping or banging noises, give us a call right away so we can inspect your heating unit.
Unusually high heating bill
If your heating bill skyrockets without an increase in use, it’s a sign that your furnace is in need of repairs. If you’re heating bill has risen unexpectedly, give us a call and we will identify the culprit.
Thermostat not working
If you notice that you need to set your thermostat higher and higher just to get a small amount of heat, it’s a definite sign that your furnace needs the attention of an HVAC technician. Problems with your thermostat may be due to electrical issues like a blown fuse, a tripped circuit breaker or loose wiring. Trying to fix electrical issues on your own is not advisable due to the risk of shock.
If you smell a gaseous odour, turn your furnace off immediately and call us right away. Do not light any matches, candles and avoid using your oven. If you are familiar with your furnace’s components, turn off the gas supply valve. If you are not familiar with your furnace, leave it as is and we will attend to it right away.
Need a repair?
There are many components of a furnace and it’s crucial to have experienced technicians to properly identify and resolve any issues. With decades of experience providing furnace repairs in Kingston and the surrounding area, we’re your trusted choice when it comes to all things HVAC! If you would like to schedule furnace repairs or maintenance services, we welcome you to give us a call today!
Home Heating Comfort Made Possible in Kingston
Could it Be this Easy to Choose the Heart of Your Heating Comfort?
Because Carrier invests in research and development, their customers have the most dependable, energy efficient and comfortable heating and cooling system. Our home heating technology is made possible due to this reason. Continue reading to learn more about why we rely on Carrier to provide home heating to our Kingston residents.
At Reins Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd., we care about your comfort. When you need Kingston home heating or air conditioning, Reins will provide you with what you need. We carry the Carrier brand of home cooling and heating units to offer you ultimate comfort.
Best price for you
Carrier’s complete line of furnaces gives you the heating solution you want at the best price.
Keep your favorite fuel
You do not need to worry about switching fuels. Carrier makes equipment that will work with natural gas, propane or electricity.
Keep more of your money
There is no furnace on the market more efficient than Carrier’s Infinity 96. Carrier invests thousands in research and development so you can save thousands in energy costs.
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Simple to operate
Each Carrier unit is designed to be easy for the homeowner. It runs itself.
Carrier units are known for their quiet running. Keep your home peaceful and quiet even when the heat is on.
Carrier sets the industry standard for reliability. Once you have a Carrier, you have their 10 Year Guarantee. Many heating units last 20 years or more. You have a safe, long-term investment.
Kingston Home Heating Repairs
Does your heating system need its yearly tune-up or simple repairs? Our team can help with that, too. In addition to new installations, we are also able to complete repairs and yearly maintenance services on your home heating system in Kingston.
Call us the next time your heating system does not seem to be working properly. We can determine the problem and recommend the correct repairs or replacement parts. Our expert team is always here to help you. Your call will be answered any time of the day or night.