Calgary Furnace Installation

Your HVAC’s duct system is the heart of your home’s heating and cooling system. It provides a controlled airflow throughout your home. How well your duct system works can spell a huge difference in costs and in how effective your Calgary furnaces are at keeping your home cozy and comfortable. A poorly-designed duct system will not only cause your energy bills to spike, but may also pose hazard to you and your family’s health as it distributes polluted air indoors.

The duct system can be made out of sheet, fiber glass duct board, insulated plastic or cloth. But a well-designed duct system has the following characteristics:

  • Conditioned air is delivered properly throughout your home at maximum efficiency and capacity. Your HVAC system’s volume-carrying capacity of the return air must equal that of the supply air. If it is not, a pressure imbalance will created and this will cause discomfort as well as energy wastage.img-1
  • It doesn’t make so much noise that it becomes bothersome. Pressure imbalance may cause excessive system pressure, causing the worrisome noises. Adjustments have to be made in Calgary furnaces fan size, duct size and duct mountings.
  • The duct system is well-supported, thus avoiding dislocation or damage, and ensuring that the system’s efficiency remains top-notch.
  • Is easy to maintain with adequate clearances provided on all sides of the equipment to allow easy access for periodic maintenance. Maintenance work should be done routinely as well to ensure maximum system efficiency.

For your duct system and Calgary furnaces troubleshooting needs, call Distinct Heating & Cooling today at (403) 800-3261.

We all want to make sure we choose the best professionals for the job, and if your HVAC professional is giving you doubts, then maybe you’re wondering if you actually chose the right person for the job. Now that you’ve made the choice of who is going to do your Calgary furnace installation, it’s a little hard to go back. However, if you haven’t chosen yet, now’s a good time to get some research doneto make sure you choose the right professional.

Good Contractors are Flexible

Not only should a contractor be honest about what the going price is on an item and, in addition, have fair and reasonable rates, they should be flexible about payment plans. Obviously, having a Calgary furnace installation done at a deficit is something you shouldn’t expect, but a contractor shouldn’t be charging hundreds more simply because they are located in a certain area, and they shouldn’t take advantage of a customer’s lack of knowledge about how much something actually costs to install.

Good Contractors Have Faired the Weather for Longer

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Just because a contractor hasn’t been around for a while doesn’t mean that they aren’t doing quality work, but those who have seen their fair share of troubling timesand have still managed to pull through are usually those who give quality care to their customers. If they are well-loved, recommended, and established in a community, contractors often stick around doing Calgary furnace installations longer that a typical Joe would. Take the time to track down these kinds of people.

Consider the Brand You Want to Install

Did you research your brands when you decided that it’s time to schedule aCalgary furnace installation? Generally speaking, contractors vouch for and installa certain brand. Most of the time, this is done so the contractor has specific knowledge on the product that they are installing because they have received guidance from the manufacturer on the product. Here at Distinct Heating and Cooling, we proudly support York products because of their quality and financial friendliness.

Look for a contractor that’s willing to go above and beyond normal standards for your Calgary furnace installation, and don’t just settle for someone who may not do the job you want done correctly. Do your research, and don’t hesitate to call us if you need advice, more information about York products, or an installation.

Almost everyone has a furnace, but surprisingly few people think about it in terms of being potentially dangerous. While well-maintained and cared for Calgary furnaces are perfectly safe, ignoring furnace maintenance can result in problemsincluding carbon monoxide buildup, furnace failure, and even failure. Here are a couple of safety tips that anyone can use to keep their furnace as safe as possible.

Invest in a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Every level of your home should be equipped with a carbon monoxide detector or smoke alarm in order to warn you in case of a fire.  Try installing detectors away from any source of flame such as the kitchen or a fireplace in order to avoid false alarms, and then change the batteries regularly. Depending on the batteries you use, every 6 to 12 months should be sufficient.

Change Filters Regularly to Limit Dust Buildup

Did you know that dust and lint buildup in your filters can lead to dirty air? In damp conditions, mold spores can even build up in your air and dirty filters don’t help. Depending on your unique situation you should change your filters every 2 to 6 months. People with pets should change their filters every 2 months, as should anyone who frequently leaves the windows open.

Keep Areas Around Your Furnace Clean

Having anything around your furnace can present a hazard, not only because anything near your furnace could become a fire hazard, but also because it will take longer to get to your furnace in case of an emergency. Experts recommend that you keep trash and other flammable materials far away from your furnace and that you make sure it is easy to access at all times. Checking for soot around the furnace can also alert you as to whether or not there is a potentially dangerous leak. Soot on pipes almost definitely means that there is a hole!

Schedule Regular Maintenance

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The most important safety tip for Calgary furnaces is to schedule regular maintenance.Having Distinct Heating & Cooling come out and perform a 30 point maintenancecheckup on your furnace could solve any problems before they result in furnace break down or become a danger to you and your family. For example, aDistinct Heating & Cooling technician could fix small issues, ensure that your emergency shutoffs are working correctly, ensure that flute and pipe seams are jointed properly, and do routine maintenance.

Other great tips to remember include that a newer furnace is likely to be a lot safer than one that is 15 to 20 years old, and that having a checkup before you start running your furnace in the winter never hurts. Consider hiring Distinct Heating & Cooling to either replace your old furnace or to run a maintenance checkup.