We provide the areas of Owen Sound and Grey Bruce, oil and furnace sales and installations, repairs, and maintenance for all makes and models.
- Oil Furnaces
- Propane Furnaces
- Natural Gas Furnaces
- Upflow Furnaces
- Downflow Furnaces
- Horizontal Furnaces
- Big Furnaces
- Little Furnaces
- Old Furnaces
- New Furnaces
Frequently Asked Questions
> Keep your furnace clean, and properly adjusted with annual maintenance. If your furnace is working at peak efficiency it will use less energy and cost less to operate.
> Clean or replace the filter every 1 - 2 months, or as needed. A dirty filter reduces the air flow, overheating you furnace and componants, and forces the furnace to run longer to heat your home.
> Change your thermostat batteries at least once per year. Consider doing it on your birthday so you don't forget!
> Lower your thermostat by 4-5 degrees Celsius (7-9 degrees Fahrenheit) while you're sleeping at night and when no one is at home.
> The modern high efficient furnace is very unforgiving when installed incorrectly. It may not groan and complain right away, but it will eventually cause problems - the kind you don’t want late on a Friday night.
Have you looked at consumer reviews? Do you know someone who has that furnace? Have you priced it out? Chances are, the furnace that comes to mind is a heavily advertised, supposed premium model.
Did you know that manufacturers, will often produce several versions of the exact same furnace and price them differently? This makes sense business-wise. By changing the brand name, colour, and marketing prevalence of a furnace, the manufacturer can vary the price point and sell to a wider range of consumers.
And no matter the brand, or price tag, ALL furnaces can break down. Eric has seen $3000 furnaces last 20 years with no breakdowns, and $8000 furnaces with a heavily marketed brand name have to be changed out in just over 10 years with a history of one problem after another.
There is no best furnace.
There are pros and cons to all makes of furnace just as there are a mix of duds and gems.
Over my personal experience of 30 years, there are brands that I have had repeated issues with, and successes with.
What we at Crose Mechanical have decided to represent Trane and Continental Furnaces.
Professional yearly maintenance is a good bet to keep the furnace trouble free.
But one of the biggest factors in a trouble-free existence is the initial installation.
Is the furnace installed level? Is it supposed to be level, or tipped slightly forward by a half inch to facilitate drainage? It depends on the Manufacturers Installation Manual which should be left on site - it is in the Ontario B149.1-15 Installation code!!!!
Is the venting installed to code and installation instructions? Is the vent termination in an acceptable space? Are the condensate drainage lines installed properly? Is the furnace the right size for the application? Does it have the proper size fuel line?