Expert Repairs and Installations for Furnaces in Duncan and Chemainus
Furnaces are designed to automatically add heat to your home. There are various kinds available, but the most common types include gas, oil, wood and electric. It's important to consider not only the efficiency, but the size of the furnace compared to the space you're heating. In fact, having an energy-efficient unit that's too large for your space can be more expensive than having a smaller, less efficient unit. It's important to speak with a licenced and experienced furnace installer to ensure your unit is the right fit for your space. If you’re on the market for furnaces in Duncan, Chemainus and the surrounding areas in the Cowichan Valley, consider LD Plumbing & Heating!
All Furnaces Require Regular Maintenance
There are no shortcuts or substitutes for safety. Regular maintenance is an important part of ensuring your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Whether your furnace is old or brand-new, mid- or high-efficiency, it's important to have it checked annually. A little bit of maintenance every year can save you a lot of money on repairs and on your energy bills.
Furnaces can break down suddenly and unexpectedly without the proper maintenance checks. The repairs and replacements in emergencies like these are much more expensive than regular maintenance and annual checkups. These routine maintenance checks on your furnace can identify potential problems before they lead to breakdowns and larger costs. Benefits of regular checkups for your furnace in Duncan include:
Detecting carbon monoxide leaks and keeping your family safe
Reducing monthly heating bills
Preventing middle-of-the-night furnace breakdowns
Fast Emergency Repairs for Furnaces in Duncan
Don't get left out in the cold. Your furnace can break down at any time while in use, and in the winter, this can be an extreme emergency. When it comes to furnaces in Duncan, LD Plumbing & Heating offers dependable emergency furnace repairs whenever you need us the most. Call us anytime – 7 days a week – and we'll get your furnace running again in no time. We perform fast emergency furnace repairs in Duncan and the surrounding areas, so if your furnace stops working in the middle of the night, be sure to call LD Plumbing & Heating!
Should You Switch to a High-Efficiency Furnace?
Different furnaces offer different levels of efficiency. There are also different types of efficiency. Steady-state efficiency refers to how much usable heat a furnace creates while running. This takes into consideration the heat that leaves your home through the chimney and what remains in your home and runs through the ductwork to warm your family. Seasonal efficiency refers to off-cycle losses and steady-state losses. Due to start-up and cool-down times, furnaces lose heat and contribute to off-cycle losses, as well as the steady-state losses for while they’re running.
Mid-Efficiency vs. High-Efficiency Furnaces
Seasonal efficiency approximately 80%
Minimizes off-cycle losses
Pilot shuts off while running
Some offer motorized dampers to close the exhaust flue while it’s idling; this prevents heat escaping up the chimney
Up to 95% efficient
Reduces off-cycle losses
Improves steady-state efficiency with two or three heat exchangers that extract more heat
More complex and more expensive
Although more expensive upfront, high-efficiency furnaces provide more output at a fraction of the monthly cost of a mid-efficiency furnace. Most newer furnaces also include two-stage modulating that allows your furnace to operate on either a high or low setting, depending on the temperature you desire. This allows more efficient heating, while also being quieter and requiring less running time. You can also add a variable-speed motor that regulates fan speed for even greater savings. If you plan on installing high-efficiency furnaces in Duncan, call LD Plumbing & Heating for a quote and consultation today!