At Distinct Heating & Cooling, we know that you can’t simply pick a furnace unit off a shelf and think that it delivers the performance that you need. Furnace replacements can influence the future safety, comfort, and indoor conditions of your home. We only recommend new models after we perform inspections and consult with you to ensure it delivers exactly what you need – nothing more and nothing less. This helps our customers as a cost-effective approach that doesn’t sacrifice quality, reliability or performance along the way.

Important Steps We Carry Out When Replacing Your Furnace:

Heat Load Analysis Program

The condition, layout, and features of your home environment need to be considered when trying to decide which furnace unit will replace your old one. Technologies change and units are regularly updated with innovative new features, but your home itself will always have an influence on the performance of your furnace unit. Distinct Heating & Cooling performs a heat load analysis for this very reason, which examines the more delicate details of your home’s infrastructure, design, and atmosphere. Everything from the age and size of your home to the amount of insulation and stories has to be taken into account.
Additionally, we consider the unique features of your home, such as the type of windows and doors you have, your indoor/outdoor ventilation, layout, airflow, and much more. This helps our team of HVAC experts make a confident suggestion that delivers the heating output needed, preventing unwanted surprises or hiccups in performance. In the Calgary area, temperatures and weather conditions can vary drastically from season to season, so the heat load analysis program is a crucial part of performing a furnace replacement.

Professional Consultations

Along the way, the Distinct Heating & Cooling team considers your available budget, unique needs, and personal input when helping you choose a specific furnace model – this is your home, after all! It’s important that our customers trust us as a company that delivers on all our promises and works with them during every step. By consulting with you and working as a team to agree on which furnace unit model is most suitable, we can further guarantee your satisfaction and comfort. We strive to deliver reliability, efficiency, and safety in a cost-effective manner by ensuring transparent, consistent communication with you — you help us deliver the quality standard we promise to every customer.

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All the warmth without the hum

York YP9C Furnace

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Feature Highlights

  • 98% efficient (AFUE)
  • Fully modulating gas valve for precision comfort control and efficiency
  • Variable speed blower motor operates quietly and efficiently while reducing electrical consumption
  • 10-year parts and labour warranty
  • Lifetime heat exchanger warranty
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Cozy comfort for those cold winter nights

York TM9V Furnace

York TM9V Furnace

Feature Highlights

  • 96% efficient (AFUE)
  • 2-stage gas valve operation
  • Variable speed blower motor operates quietly and efficiently while reducing electrical consumption
  • 10-year parts and labour warranty
  • Lifetime heat exchanger warranty
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For budget-minded heating

York TG9S Furnace

York TG9S Furnace

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The ultimate in indoor air quality

LifeBreath Clean Air Furnace (CAF)

Furnace (CAF)

Feature Highlights

  • Achieves a 90% Combined Annual Efficiency rating
  • Eliminates the need for gas or oil flames, fumes or flue gases
  • Routine maintenance can be performed simply and quickly.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: What are key indicators that my furnace needs to be replaced?

A: There are in fact six key factors to consider that will indicate whether or not your furnace is in need of a replacement, and they are as follows:

1. How old is your furnace? A good place to start is to compare your furnace’s age to the national average. The average life expectancy of furnace units in homes today is between 15 and 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you should begin shopping. Frantically searching for a replacement furnace in an emergency does not allow sufficient time to contemplate what your home needs and can often result in the wrong decision. Most people prefer to replace their furnace as a planned home improvement rather than a “panic replacement.” For starters, look at your furnace to see if you have a pilot light. If you do, it is almost certain to be over 25 years old!

2. Are your gas and/or electric bills going up? Rising gas and electric prices are not the only reason for high bills. Furnaces often lose their efficiency as they age, especially if they have not been properly maintained. As a result, your furnace may run longer to provide the same amount of heat. This will cause your gas and/or electric bills to go up. The money you put aside to pay them off every month could be used to pay for a new furnace, which in the end will introduce substantial energy and cost savings.

3. Have you had any furnace repairs within the past 2 years? Furnaces are like cars – as they age, you can end up replacing one part, only to have to replace another next year. It doesn’t take long to spend hundreds of dollars just to keep your old furnace running. Furnaces incur the largest number of breakdowns in the last 2 years of their lives. Another repair sign is whether or not you had to wait to get parts replaced. As a furnace ages, it becomes harder to find replacement parts. The last thing you want to do is wait for a part to get your outdated furnace running on a cold, below-zero night.

4. Is your furnace making strange noises or emitting odd smells? Old furnaces often start to make some bizarre noises as they near the end of their lifespan. Have you heard any banging, popping, rattling, or squealing noises coming from your furnace? Other indicators of a need for a replacement is if your blower runs all the time or often, turns on and off frequently or even blows cold air. If strange smells start coming from your furnace, it is a sign that there could be a serious problem, which could be anything from accumulated dust being burnt up to a part or something foreign in the furnace that is burning. As soon as the furnace starts to gives off strange odors, call in an expert to safeguard your property and home comfort.

5. How have you and your family been feeling? As they age, furnace units run the risk of developing cracks in the heat exchanger. Carbon monoxide, if present, could leak into your home undetected. Signs of this occurring include frequent headaches, a burning feeling in the nose or eyes, nausea and/or disorientation, and even flu-like symptoms. Should you experience any of these symptoms, air out your house, open a window to the furnace room and immediately call a gas service technician. Cracks in the heat exchanger often occur undetected.

6. Is your house dry or dusty? Old furnaces often lack the ability to moisturize and clean the air in your home. As a result, your indoor air may feel stuffy or stale. Does anyone in your family suffer from allergies to airborne dust, mold, pollen, viruses, or dander? Or, do they suffer from dry nose, dry throat, or dry skin? These are indicators of a potential issue with your furnace producing poor air quality. Other signs can include frequent dust accumulation, electrostatic shocks, drooping plants, furniture cracking, and musical instruments that do not stay in tune.