The only way you wouldn’t have noticed the leaves falling and the weather getting cooler is if you haven’t left your home for a while. As much as we all try to avoid it, winter is almost here and instead of trying to avoid it we need to prepare for it. Many older Toronto homes have furnace systems that need to be replaced, repaired or just need plain old maintenance. Whether they’re new or old these furnaces need fall furnace maintenance.

Scheduling a professional fall furnace maintenance appointment will give you and your family peace of mind that your home will be warm and toasty for the entire winter and spring. While keeping your house warm is a primary purpose of your furnace, there certainly are benefits of keeping it well maintained with fall furnace maintenance:

Energy Savings

When your furnace isn’t properly maintained it has to work harder than necessary in order to keep your home warm during cold winter days. Energy efficiency is important to maintain in all of your HVAC appliances, especially your furnace. There are lots of issues that can have a negative impact on furnace efficiency. When your furnace is running efficiently, it uses less energy, which mens it costs you less to operate it. Overall, fall furnace maintenance saves you money on your monthly heating bills.

Fewer Furnace Breakdowns & Furnace Repairs

A regularly scheduled fall furnace maintenance appointment is the best way to allow a Novel Care technician to service your furnace. This appointment allows our technicians to find issues with your furnace before they can turn into big problems. Preventative appointments like this prevent things from escalating and costing more to fix or even repair in both short and long term cases. Essentially, this appointment can help prevent breakdowns and repairs when you least expect them. The weather may not be ideal and your wallet might not be ready for the cost.

Longer Equipment Lifespan

An fall furnace maintenance appointment allows a Novel Care technician to go through a long checklist of things that need to be addressed on any make or model of furnace. They will tune up, clean and test your furnace to ensure that all moving parts and functions are working properly. While this is great way to keep your system working well, it will also help them last longer. Professional fall furnace maintenance basically means your equipment will last longer and run better, compared to equipment that’s not maintained.

Fall Furnace Maintenance From Novel Care

Book an fall furnace maintenance appointment today. Contact a Novel Care HVAC technician today for a free estimate: 905-737-5016.

There are a number of different types of furnace filters available to put in the furnace in your Toronto home. Beyond all the different types for different uses and seasons, there are also disposable and permanent ones that need to be evaluated. So you’ve asked yourself what are the different furnace filter types? Keep reading below to find out.

Disposable Fibreglass

Probably the most common type of furnace filter on the market is the disposable fibreglass filter. These are typically great for preventing large particles, dust and debris from being circulated throughout your home.

Disposable Electrostatic

Electrostatic filters are excellent for ridding homes of things like smoke, pet hair and other types of hair and dander. These filters will keep allergens and other small particles out of the air in your home.

Disposable Pleated

Though pleated filters are regarded to be the best product to eliminate mites and spores from the interior air in your home, these types of furnace filters do need to be changed frequently. If left unattended, a disposable pleated furnace filter can damage your  HVAC system.

Permanent Electrostatic

With a life expectancy of six to eight years, this filter can be easily cleaned in your household washing machine and put back into use. Interestingly, while this permanent model results in less waste, it has been found to be slightly less effective than a disposable electrostatic filter for allergens and small particulate matter.

One thing to note prior to buying a new furnace filter is to check out what you already have in your furnace, especially the size. Most furnaces have a specific size for furnace filters that needs to be adhered to. The existing style is also a good guideline for the next one you’re going to purchase, unless you have a specific need for filtering the air in your home.

Contact us for more information about choosing a furnace filter in Toronto or to have one of our technicians take care of replacing it for you: 905-737-5016