Heating Services in Toronto
AtlasCare is proud to be the go-to company in Toronto for home heating services. For over 90 years, we have specialized in heating system installations, repairs, and replacements throughout the GTA. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing heating unit or install an entirely new system in your home, the AtlasCare team is here. Keep reading to learn more about our premium Toronto heating services.
When should the heat be turned on in Toronto?
The heat should be turned on whenever you feel that your home is uncomfortably cold. The World Health Organization lists the ideal indoor temperature as between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius. Therefore, when your thermostat falls below 18 degrees, it might be time to turn on your home heating system. It’s also worth noting that according to a City of Toronto bylaw, landlords are required to maintain a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius in all residential dwellings between September 15th and June 1st each year. However, assuming you’re a Toronto homeowner and not a landlord, it is completely up to you to decide when to turn on the heat.
How are homes heated in Toronto?
Most homes in Canada are heated by furnaces. Of these, most are gas furnaces (heated using natural gas), while the rest are oil or propane-based. Other heating methods you may find in Toronto homes include baseboard heaters, solar heaters, heat pumps, and boilers.
When should my heating system be serviced?
The average heating system should be serviced once a year. Preventative maintenance services are the best way to ensure your heating system is functioning optimally. Maintenance services can also extend the life of your heating system, saving you money down the line.
Beyond the annual tune-up, we recommend having your heating system serviced if you notice any problems. A buzzing or rattling sound, cracks on its surface, or a system that is only blowing cool air or heating your home unevenly are all signs that something may be wrong.
What is involved in heating maintenance?
AtlasCare’s heating maintenance services are as comprehensive as can be. A typical maintenance service includes the following: inspecting the thermostat and heating system and calibrating it as needed, lubricating all moving parts in the system to decrease friction, checking the air filter, cleaning it, and replacing it if necessary, testing the unit’s safety controls and startup cycle, and completing a written analysis of the service’s findings.
The benefits that come with regular heating maintenance include greater energy efficiency and therefore less expensive utility bills, improved air quality, and an extended lifespan for your heating system.
How often should a furnace be replaced?
Modern furnaces are designed to last between 15 and 20 years. Therefore, if your furnace is over a decade old, it might be time to replace it. Age is not the only factor that indicates when a furnace should be replaced.
Telltale signs that you should install a new furnace include rooms heating unevenly, a sudden and unexplained spike in your utility bills, visible rust or cracks on your existing furnace, humidity problems in your home, or a buzzing or rattling sound coming from your furnace.
If any of these signs sound familiar, it’s likely time to replace your home’s furnace. If you aren’t sure whether your furnace should be replaced entirely or repaired, contact AtlasCare. We can answer any questions you may have and can send a technician to your home to inspect your furnace. From there, an AtlasCare expert can offer their professional opinion on whether your current furnace should be replaced. They can also suggest a few furnace models to consider.
Contact AtlasCare For A Quote on Your Toronto Heating Service!
Do you want to install or replace the heating system in your Toronto home? You’ve come to the right place! AtlasCare is an expert in all things Toronto heating. From furnace installations and replacements to repairs and maintenance services, we’ll be there. AtlasCare is made up of fully licensed and certified HVAC technicians, each of whom has years of experience installing and replacing heating systems just like yours. Plus, we take a customer-first approach to HVAC services, meaning we always put the customers’ needs first. Whether your furnace stops blowing warm air on a cold winter night or your air conditioner conks out in the middle of August, you can give us a call anytime.
We’re here 24 hours a day. There is no extra charge for after hours, weekend, holiday, or emergency service calls. Whether we come to your home at midnight on a Thursday or first thing Saturday morning, the price remains the same. To learn more about our pricing and to receive a quote on your Toronto heating service, get in touch today. We can’t wait to hear from you!