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Furnace Installations, Rentals and Repairs in Toronto
Don't be left out in the cold when old man winter is doing his worst to cool things down, the last thing you need is a furnace breakdown! Energy Clean Home Services gives you peace-of-mind knowing that your family won’t be left shivering in the cold this winter. We provide new furnace installations, furnace repair, furnace maintenance and home efficiency evaluations that will keep your home running at peak efficiency, and reliably for many years to come. So, relax and rest snugly in your warm, comfortable home knowing that the Energy Clean team is on the case and is helping you take care your home.
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All Season Home Comfort
No matter how extreme the weather outside, stay comfortable inside with a furnace and air conditioner system designed to keep your family warm in winter and cool all summer.
What furnace is right for me?
When considering replacing your furnace, here’s four things to consider:
1. HEATING STAGES:
Single-stage furnaces have two settings: ON and OFF. They often contribute to bigger temperature swings in homes. When your home gets cold, the furnace blasts warm air and then your home gets too hot and it shuts off. Then, when your home gets cold again, the furnace blasts on yet again at full power. These systems used to be the industry standard, but now the Ontario Building Code recommends that new homes have 2 stage furnaces installed.
Two-stage furnaces have 3 settings: HIGH, LOW and OFF. When paired with the proper thermostat, a two-stage furnace will cycle between low and high speeds, to try and mimic replacing heat at the same rate at which your home is losing heat. This means less temperature swings and longer run cycles at lower speeds. They are quieter than single-stage furnaces because they will run in low stage (65% capacity) most the time. When they get up into high speed (100% capacity) they often drop back down into low speed before turning off – this way they don’t overheat the home.
Modulating furnaces give you even greater control and have many settings. For example, the Trane® XC95m modulates between 40% and 100% capacity in 1% increments. It runs longer, at lower capacities, to precisely match its output to the rate at which your home is losing heat. Because they run longer, modulating furnaces work better with humidifiers. The longer run times allow for longer humidification cycles, thus helping homeowners maintain even temperature and humidity in their homes during the winter.
Electric furnaces (or Air Handlers) are a far more efficient solution than electric baseboard heat. We typically install these with a heat pump, to save on heating costs. We also can install a hydronic (water) coils inside the air handler and connect it to a boiler or tankless combi-boiler. This means that homes with in-floor radiant heat can also heat and humidify the air in the winter, or cool and dehumidify it in the summer.
2. BLOWER MOTOR TYPE:
Remember: The blower (fan) motor in your furnace is responsible for moving warm air in the winter AND cold air in the summer. It affects your energy costs year-round! Older furnaces have PSC (single stage – on/off) blower motors using AC power. These consume a lot of electricity when compared to the more modern ECM (DC power) motors that we use today. The Ontario Building Code mandates that all new homes have furnaces with ECM blower motors installed.
There are two types of ECM motors: Fixed Speed (Constant torque) and Variable Speed. Fixed speed motors deliver a fixed amount of air, whereas a variable speed motor can speed up to overcome restrictions (dirty filter, bad ductwork). Variable speed blower motors also do a far better job dehumidifying air during the summer. A variable speed blower will slowly ramp up and ramp down its speed at the beginning and end of a cooling cycle to focus on dehumidifying the air. The short periods of slower fan speed move the air gradually across the ice-cold coil, allowing it to condense faster than if the air was moving quickly.
3. GAS ELECTRICAL EFFICIENCY:
The Ontario Building Code now mandates that all furnaces installed in new homes are at least 96% efficient. This means that for every dollar spent on heating, 96 cents go into your home in the form of heat, and 4 cents go out the exhaust vent. In Ontario, the difference between 96% or 98% on the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) side doesn’t really affect your pocket book because the amount is so minute. What matters more now is electrical efficiency, so make sure you buy a furnace with an electrically efficient blower motor and air-tight cabinet to minimize leakage.
4. PROPERLY MATCHED CONTROL:
A properly matched and installed thermostat will maximize the comfort in your home.
Some questions to ask yourself when considering which thermostat is right for your home:
- Do you want to manage temperatures when you’re not at home? This is called a Geofence, so that your equipment doesn’t unnecessarily heat or cool your home if no one is there to enjoy it.
- Do you want humidity control from your thermostat? This ensures that your home’s dampness level is always monitored and controlled.
- Do you want to be able to adjust your fan speed from the thermostat? Multispeed fans help maintain a more even home temperature.
- Do you want remote access to your HVAC system? Being able to adjust or check on your system while your away is a great benefit – especially if you’ve forgotten to adjust it manually or set a program to automatically do so at required times.
- Do you want Energy Clean to be notified if there is something wrong with your HVAC system and be ready to fix it before you even recognize that there is a problem? Ensure our team is “in the loop” and on hand to trouble shoot problems before they become larger issues which can be costly.
- Do you want to see runtime data for your HVAC system? Monitoring the usage data can provide insight into how to improve efficiencies and ultimately save money.
- If you have a two-stage furnace, do you want to have full two-stage control, or just a simplified timer that kicks your furnace to high fire after 10 minutes on low? More control provides more abilities to fine-tune your system to your desired comfort level.
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Our Customer’s satisfaction and safety is at the heart of everything we do, so we deliver exemplary service and outstanding quality products and solutions. Whether it’s recommending a new home heating or cooling system, repairing or servicing existing equipment, installing a smart home solution, or simply answering questions – we’re here to help.
We offer a wide variety of Protection Plans and Service Programs to suit your needs.Please speak with a Energy Clean Home Comfort Specialist for more details.
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