While the winter isn’t the ideal time to replace a furnace, it can be done. Here at Delta, we’ve done our share of furnace replacements in the winter. However, there are better times to replace your furnace, which we’ll share with you in this article. Plus, we’ll talk about other things you need to know about furnace replacement in the winter.
Reasons to Replace Your Furnace in the Winter
Your furnace is old.
If you have an old furnace, it might be time to replace it. A furnace that’s 10-15 years or older should be replaced. However, if there are no major issues with your old furnace, it might be better to wait until the weather is milder. A Delta technician can inspect your furnace and let you know if it’s in urgent need of replacement.
Your furnace is broken.
A broken furnace may need to be replaced. But first, have a qualified technician take a look and assess the condition of it. It could be that your furnace can be fixed inexpensively and easily. On the other hand, you may need to replace it. A furnace that’s permanently broken in the winter needs to be replaced as soon as possible.
You think it’s dangerous.
If your carbon monoxide detectors have gone off or you’ve had to evacuate your home because your CO detectors went off, turn off the gas and call for assistance immediately. One of our technicians will determine if your furnace is dangerous and needs to be replaced. If so, we can schedule an appointment to replace your furnace as soon as possible.
It seems like it’s about to fail.
Do you suspect your furnace is about to fail? While this is a good reason to replace it, the best thing to do is to call Delta and have one of our technicians inspect the unit. Perhaps the furnace simply needs repairs. The technician will be able to help you schedule a furnace replacement at the best possible time based on your situation.
Pair Your Furnace With a Heat Pump and Save Up to $7,100
You can access grants and rebates to help pay for the installation of energy-efficient HVAC systems, including hybrid heating systems. Through the Greener Homes Grant and Enbridge Gas’ HER+ rebate, you can save up to $7,100 on qualifying heat pump systems!
What is a Hybrid Heating System?
Also referred to as a dual-fuel system, a hybrid heating system is a combination of two or more heating sources. Typically a hybrid system consists of a heat pump and a traditional HVAC system, like a gas furnace. A hybrid heating system is an efficient heating system that can potentially save you on energy costs.
Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been proudly serving the HVAC needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions since the 1950s. We strive to provide our clients with reliable service and cost-effective solutions.