Heating and cooling experts, just south of Okotoks, closer to you than Calgary! With G.M. Mechanical by your side, you don't have to worry about high gas bills or furnace replacements and repairs in Okotoks. We offer reliable and affordable furnace repair services in the MD of Foothills and surrounding towns. You have the following benefits with G.M. Mechanical:
A programmable thermostat with an option to upgrade
A Journeyman installer — ensuring that all installations are performed safely and correctly
A properly fabricated plenum adaptor
A local company that gives back to the community
When It is Necessary to Replace Your Furnace?
If your furnace isn't functioning properly, you might wonder whether to repair or replace it. Deciding fast is crucial, especially if it breaks down in the middle of winter. To help you decide, here are some points to consider:
First, consider the age of your furnace. A typical furnace should last 15-25 years but could require repair at any time prior to the end of its lifecycle. In this case, the repair cost should not exceed 50% of the cost of a new furnace. If it does, it's best to replace your furnace.
Next, think about your energy bills. If your furnace is causing an increase in your energy bills, and it's not due to extreme weather conditions, then it might be time to replace it. Similarly, if you're calling for service repairs frequently, it's a sign that your furnace needs replacement.
Another sign to look out for is uneven heating in different parts of your home. If you're experiencing this issue, it could mean that your ductwork isn't designed properly, which may also indicate the need for a furnace that will work better with the ducting it has available.
It's important to note that regular maintenance and servicing can help extend the lifespan of your furnace. However, if you notice any of the above signs, it might be time to consider replacing your furnace. Call us today to learn more about our furnace replacement services in Okotoks or read our FAQs.
Benefits of a Furnace Replacement
Upgrading your furnace comes with the following significant benefits:
Your new furnace can heat your home more evenly, reducing the energy bills that your old furnace was taking up.
Replacing your furnace will improve your home’s ability to circulate air.
New furnace models produce less noise, relieving your ears if you are used to hearing loud noises with an old furnace.
At G.M. Mechanical, our staff will go beyond and suggest options tailored to meet your unique needs and budget. Contact us today to learn about our furnace replacement services in Okotoks.
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Tips and hints from G.M. Mechanical!Water heaters are being hit hard with tariffs right now to the point where if you have a Power, Direct-Vent water tank, the unit is of a comparable cost to a tankless water heater. The only thing is, with a tankless water heater, you can still get up to a $1000.00 rebate from the Alberta government. If you don’t have a/c and want to keep your house cool, keep your blinds closed during the day, open the windows at night to help your house cool down. Also, run your furnace fan to help circulate air from the basement to the rest of the house. If you got a new furnace after the flood, your warranty might be running out this year. Book a Maintenance service call to potentially spot any issues before the parts are no longer under warranty! One way to check for water leaks is to watch your water meter. There should be no movement over 2 hours of no water use. Irrigation systems and lawn services usually leak water into/onto the ground, but over a 24 hr period can amount to a lot of water wasted. Irrigation lines should be blown out and air tested every year (usually in the fall). And lastly… please change your furnace filters often if you are completing a summer home renovation project. Drywall dust and other construction dust can wreak havoc on a furnace when it comes time to start again in the fall! As always, if you have any questions or need our help, please call G.M. Mechanical at 403-652-1282 or visit www.gmmech.net.