When You Need to Replace Your Furnace

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Here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we live in a region that experiences cold weather, and you will need a furnace for your home. This helps to keep you and your family warm during the colder days and months, and protects the integrity of the building by preventing frozen water pipes, etc. It is good to ensure you maintain your furnace on a regular basis. However, they will become faulty from time to time and you will need a furnace repair. This can make your energy bills increase by a large margin or result in a furnace failure that means no heat is being produced. In this case, you should consider replacing your furnace with a more efficient one. It is important for you to hire a professional to help you know what would be the best furnace that is appropriate for your space and price point.

Sometimes, failures may cause you to replace your furnace sooner rather than later. Some of these reasons are:

High bills

The ideal furnace is energy and cost efficient. It should not be making you pay high energy bills just to heat your home. However, if your furnace is faulty, you might be forced to pay higher bills than one that is running at its optimal efficiency. This can be a cause frustration for many people. It may seem like a lot to replace a furnace, but in the long run replacing it will help you save more money.

Conserve the environment

There are many things that can pollute the environment. One of the ways you can reduce your own carbon footprint is by upgrading your furnace to one that is more environmentally friendly. If your furnace is not efficient it will be emitting more pollutants. Replacing it and will help conserve the environment. A more efficient furnace uses less energy and gas, thus a reduced carbon footprint.

High maintenance cost

It is normal for your furnace to become faulty over time. If your furnace seems to not be working properly, you will need to hire a professional to check it. This is one way of making your furnace last for many years and it is a good idea to have it checked regularly. However, if your furnace continues to breakdown and need repairs, you might end up spending a lot more money than it is to replace it. A faulty or an old furnace can become quite inconvenient costing you not only money, but time and comfort also.

A kitchen that is completely frozen over.Uneven temperatures

If you want to warm your house, you regulate your furnace so that it will bring warmth into each of your rooms. This temperature should be consistent and constant. However, if it is too hot or cold, something might be wrong. You will need to call a furnace repair professional like Weather Tech Heating and Cooling to check and find what is malfunctioning.

Water damage

If your home has ever been flooded, your furnace might have water damage. You might be tempted to repair it on your own or even decide to call an expert to repair it. Your furnace might work well but it might have further unforeseen complications. In this case, it is advisable to replace it as well.


If you have an old furnace that is more than 20 years old, you may need to consider replacing it soon. If it has exhibiting any of the above mentioned problems, it would be a good idea to have a technician thoroughly inspect its operation and give you our opinion on whether to replace it or not. This will make your house more comfortable to stay in without the worry of the high costs that come from running a less efficient furnace.

Steve De Vries is a “Red Seal” refrigeration technician with over 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry. He has been a certified Lennox Premier technician since 2006. Steve is also a Master gas-fitter licensed by the province of Manitoba. Along with his Red Seal Provincial accreditation he also holds an electrical license. Born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Steve has a very good understanding of a diverse climate and the affects it has on our construction. Well versed in duct design, fabrication, ventilation, and air quality, Steve understands all the variables to take into consideration for our region as well as the science to achieve desired comfort, which is so much more than just temperature.