How To Tell If Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced

February 18, 2021

The cold weather is here, which means it is time to ensure that your furnace can keep you warm this winter. The cold weather can bring unpredictable weather, and the most you can do is have a functional furnace to keep your home warm and safe. As with other appliances in your home, furnaces are not made to last forever. You can check out this checklist to identify the signs you need to replace your furnace. Your Furnace Is More Than 15 Years Old Furnaces usually have a lifespan of about two decades. Most gas furnaces

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Why is Fresh Air Ventilation Important For Your Home?

January 20, 2021

Most people spend at least 90% of their time indoors. You’ll spend the majority of that time in your Brampton, ON, home. Breathing in stagnant, stale and contaminated air may make you feel uncomfortable or even unwell. Bringing fresh air into your home is good for your health, comfort and well-being. Consider these reasons why fresh air ventilation is important for you and your home. Moisture Control Fresh air ventilation helps maintain optimal moisture control in your home. The ideal indoor humidity level is 30% to 50%. If your home’s air is drier than this, your

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7 Steps in a Safety Tune-Up for Your Furnace

December 18, 2020

As autumn transitions into winter, it’s important to schedule a safety tune-up for your Brampton, ON, area home’s furnace. A problem with your furnace could put your and your family’s health and safety at risk. Here are seven steps we take when performing a safety tune-up of your home’s heating system. 1. Check Electric Controls Furnaces have several electronic controls. These controls must be receiving the right current and voltage in order to operate safely. We check the electrical connections, wiring and voltage passing between the furnace and your circuit breaker. We also test the wiring

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Things You Can Do to Avoid Furnace Repairs

November 20, 2020

During those cold winter days in Brampton, your furnace will become one of your home’s most important appliances. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that your furnace works properly throughout the entire season. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help reduce the likelihood of a furnace breakdown this heating season, so you can enjoy reliable heating and potentially lower utility bills. Here are a few things that Metro Air Limited recommends to our residential customers most often. Run Your Furnace Before It’s Necessary If you want to avoid major furnace repairs, it’s

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How Long Will a Typical Furnace Last?

October 20, 2020

No one wants to have to replace their heating system. After all, these units can be quite an investment. In a perfect world, you could install a unit and never have to worry about it again. Like all appliances, however, a furnace can suffer from the natural effects of aging. Plus, how well you treat a system can play a major role in its lifespan. On average, you can expect a furnace to last about 15 to 20 years. The exact lifespan generally depends on how the owner cares for the unit. With regular maintenance tune-ups, some

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