A home furnace is an important device that is permanently installed to provide heat to the interior space through the movement of intermediate liquids, which can be air, steam, or hot water. Heating devices that use steam or hot water as fluid are called a household steam boiler or a household hot water boiler. The most general source of fuel for modern furnace service in North America and most of Europe is natural gas; other known sources of fuel include liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), fuel oil, and in exceptional cases, wood or coal. In most areas, electrical resistance heating is used, especially when the cost of electricity is low.
Modern high-efficiency furnaces can enjoy up to 98% efficiency and operate without a chimney, with a typical gas furnace with an efficiency of about 80%. Moreover, waste heat and gases are mechanically ventilated through PVC pipes that can be vented from the side or roof of the house. The fuel efficiency of the gas furnace is measured by AFUE (annual fuel efficiency).
Furnace Repair Sevice Pembroke and Petawawa
If your furnace requires servicing or maintenance service in the greater Pembroke and Petawawa areas, just call us at 613.732.1319, however before calling there are some simple checks you should make before you make the call.
Before Doing Anything Else
- If the furnace stops working, here are some things to check before opening the unit:
- If it has a power switch, ensure that it is on. This may seem incredibly simple but is often overlooked.
- Check for faulty circuit breakers and/or a blown fuse. If the fuse explodes or when the circuit breaker trips when the unit is turned on, turn it off and contact a specialist.
- If there is a reset button, wait for half an hour to make sure the engine is cooled before pressing it. Repeat it thrice if necessary. (The RESET button should be prominently marked and close to the engine cover.)
- Check the heat settings. Increase 5 degrees to see if the unit is working.
- Check the fuel supply. If you have a gas furnace, make sure the gas valve is open. If you own a propane or oil furnace, check to make sure your tanks aren’t empty.
- Check your furnace filter. A clogged filter can cause a furnace to shut down.
- Go outside and ensure that the outlets and chimneys are not clogged with debris, snow, etc.
- Older units have a belt drive system. Check to make sure the belt hasn’t broken.
Do not attempt major repairs
Newer furnaces are complex units that have sensitive electronics and homeowners should not attempt any repairs. In addition, dealing with flammable and explosive fuels pose a significant safety hazard. A qualified, licensed and insured service technician from Watson Mechanical can quickly diagnose and repair your unit.
Furnace Installation in the greater Pembroke And Petawawa area
Installing the furnace is a complex task, which should not be tried as a do-it-yourself project. Furnaces contain many complex components that include electricity, ducts, plumbing, and gas, which require installation by experienced technicians and many require specialized tools from a qualified HVAC professional. Watson Mechanical can provide you with many replacement options, including but not limited to a full line of Bryant’s Heating and Cooling System solutions.
Are you looking for a furnace replacement service in Pembroke and Petawawa or want furnace cleaning and maintenance services in Pembroke and Petawawa? Then Watson Mechanical is there to help you in both situations. We not only provide excellent first-time service, but we also provide after-sales service. Moreover, we can provide repairs for most furnaces as we access to furnace parts for all makes. Call today at 613.732.1319