A new high efficiency furnace installation in Calgary typically costs between $4,000 and $7,000. It depends on capacity(BTU: British Thermal Unit), efficiency, staging type, materials, and brand. At Go Furnace Ltd. we promise you the best furnace products with competitive pricing.
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Well-maintained Hot water heaters have average life spans from 8 to 12 years. If your hot water-tank is closed to lifespan with discolored and smelly water. Water temperature fluctuation, Dirt deposit and strange knocking noise, Visible corrosion or leaking water on the bottom of the tank. All indicate that your water heater approached replacement time.
A new air conditioner can range in cost from $4000 to $7000. This includes the outdoor unit, the indoor evaporator coil, the line-set, all electrical work, and basic duct work. The cost is heavily based on the house size and capacity you require in your air conditioner.
The different types of air conditioners can change the cost, each brand has their own parts, and specific features they offer. These can change the price little by little. Another factor between the different costs is the size and capacity of the air conditioner you need. The SEER rating and the house size changes the air conditioner you need between 1 ton all the way to 5 tons, meaning the amount of hot air removed.
There are many factors that can change the cost of your air conditioner, like the cost of delivery for the HVAC company to get the unit in. The overall cost of copper tube and the length of tube that is needed to reach from the outdoor unit to the furnace.
There is the time of year, during spring costs can rise as installations become high demand, and equipment can become hard to find. The labour in which it takes to install the unit can also increase the overall cost.
Finally, depending on the distance of your outdoor unit to the evaporator, you may need more coolant, which can also add a cost.
We have a variety of units based on house size and need, as well as units for Hydronic systems or Condominium housing.
Have you questioned if it is time to replace your old water heater with a new one? Or maybe you want to install a more efficient water heater to save energy and lower your monthly costs. Whatever the case is, don’t look any further! Go Furnace Ltd. is a reliable and qualified local water heater installation and repair company in Calgary at your service.
Most HVAC systems in Calgary do not receive the attention they need until they stop working. Unfortunately, that is most often noticed on the coldest or hottest days of the year when we rely most on the furnace or air conditioner to keep us comfortable.
After keeping your home comfortable all winter, the furnace should be inspected to verify it is operating properly, efficiently, and safely. Our highly skilled technicians will perform a thorough set of tests and procedures to ensure your equipment is in top performing condition and ready to go for the next season and beyond!
Don’t forget about the Air Conditioner too! With plenty of pollen and dust in the air, hail and snow falling from the sky (even in July), Calgary is tough on outdoor equipment. Trust the professionals at Go Furance to provide you with confidence your equipment is ready to handle all the weather our region has to offer this summer!
The best time to have your heating equipment maintenance or inspection done is right now! Most HVAC systems in Calgary do not receive the attention they need until they stop working. Unfortunately, that is most often noticed on the coldest & hottest days of the year when we rely most on the furnace or air conditioner to keep us comfortable.
A spring season tune-up will identify any issues your home HVAC may have, and give plenty of opportunity to repair, replace or upgrade your comfort appliances. Our highly skilled technicians will perform several tests and checks to ensure your equipment is in top performing condition and ready to go for the next season and beyond!
Too late for a spring tune-up? That is okay! With colder weather always around the corner, a furnace inspection in the autumn will give you the confidence that your home will be comfortable and ready for the worst winter has to offer in Calgary.
Most HVAC systems in Calgary do not receive the attention they need until they stop working. Unfortunately, that is most often noticed on the coldest & hottest days of the year when we rely most on the furnace or air conditioner to keep us comfortable.
All that even before the hail and summer storms Calgary’s tough climate has to deliver. Get ahead of the heat-wave rush and get your inspections done before the hottest days of the year come around. Spring tune-ups can provide the confidence in your equipment you need to trust that your home will remain comfortable all four seasons! Trust the professionals at Go Furance will provide your equipment with the attention it needs to be ready to handle any weather Calgary’s climate has to offer this summer!
Calgary holds the title of the sunniest city in Canada! That means high temperatures are always around the corner. An AC inspection by Go Furnace in the autumn will give you plenty of opportunity to get ahead of any cooling comfort issues you may have had, and prepare your home for another season of hot sunshine.
Modern, high-efficiency furnaces are complex machines, with many sensitive and precisely tuned components. You can trust the highly skilled technicians at Go Furnace to inspect and verify all the fine details of your modern equipment.
Does it have trouble keeping up with the weather? Do you think your high-efficiency furnace isn’t as efficient as it could be? Our service specialists will be able to identify any issues your system faces, and provide you with all your options when it comes to improving your comfort!
Homes rely on the furnace to keep frost out, and provide warmth throughout the long winter season in Calgary. Make sure your high-efficiency furnace is doing all it can to keep you comfortable year-round with our talented specialists taking care of the heart of your home!
The average water tank can last from anywhere between 8 to 12 years with proper maintenance. By finding a high-quality water tank, you can manage it lasting a long time. You can even opt for a tankless water heater, which will improve your heaters’ longevity by a decade sometimes. When using maintenance services around Calgary, you can also manage the tanks’ longevity by draining the sediment every 1 to 3 years.
Replacing a hot water tank in Calgary can range from $1,500 to $3,500, depending on the tank and the venting style. This cost is based on the company selling the hot water tank that is best suited for your home. This also includes any labour needed for the installation itself.
If you maintain your hot water tank with maintenance at regular intervals, you can consider replacing around the 8-to-12-year mark. A tankless model can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. If you have moved into a home, and you are not sure you can check the model number and this should include an installation date, if not listed, you can use the serial number to search up the age of your unit. Anything that is 10 or more years old, we suggest considering replacing it as it may no longer be working properly, as well as it is reaching its life expectancy.
A single stage furnace is the older installed type of furnace. Known as the traditional type, having only one setting, meaning that your furnace operates its flame setting at the maximum it can. There is on or off, no middle ground. The blower fan going from off to full strength, which can cause colder air to flow through the vents while the heat exchanger heats.
The two-stage furnace has two different settings, a high flame setting and a medium intensity setting. This type of furnace can give you a more drastic temperature control for the home, becoming more common throughout Calgary homes. This also allows the heat exchanger time to heat before the blower motor pushes cool air through the vents. The medium intensity runs for a longer time to create a more balanced heat and comfort level. If the temperature change is too much for the medium intensity, the high intensity will kick in. This two-stage style is most cost-effective for maintaining the comfort level of you and your family, while minimizing the noise level and gas flow. These furnaces do come with a slightly higher price tag, hitting the mid-price range, its efficiency cresting above single stage. By selecting a 2-stage furnace, the low-power mode can help to limit the energy use as well as reduce temperature fluctuations and uneven heating of your home.
Installing an air purifier comes with the pros and cons of what can an air purifier do? Is it worth the cost of installation? What makes it useful in Calgary?
To put it frank, installing an air purifier is worth it if you or a family member suffer from any health conditions that contaminants in the air may exacerbate. A UV air purifier, instead of a filter, air passes through a UV light beam in a small chamber to destroy airborne contaminants. This helps to clear the air and purify it. UV air purifiers can destroy large amounts of mould, mildew, bacteria, and other airborne contaminants.
In Calgary, you are subject to a wide range of temperature changes and humidity fluctuations. This can cause a build-up of mould and mildew throughout the year, as well as pollen, and it can bring allergens into the home through the strong winds. Not to mention the summer heatwaves full of humidity, and the wildfires that spread the smoke so heavy you can taste it. These are not good particles to breathe in, but by using an air purifier, you can truly minimize the risk you and your family have in breathing in the harmful particles.
Air purifiers are worth the cost of installation if you or your family have allergies. Breathe easy knowing that the thick smoke that drifts into Calgary summers will no longer affect you and your family.
The installation cost ranges from $300 to $500 and can save you more in the long run. With minimal servicing needed every two years, you won’t break the bank, and can purify more air than a tabletop purifier.
The main parts of a gas furnace are:
You can replace minimal parts on your own, as it is not suggested to do any repairs yourself. The most common and easier repair you can do upon your furnace is cleaning or replacing the ignitor. This is relatively easy to find upon reading your owner’s manual.
We do not suggest doing any maintenance that is more in-depth, such as replacing the blower motor, fixing the gas burner, or even the heat exchanger. We suggest having a qualified technician to do any maintenance on these items as any incorrect installation can damage the entire unit or cause a safety issue for you and your family.
There are a couple ways to diagnose if parts of your furnace are breaking down:
MERV is the acronym for minimum efficiency reporting values, pertaining to high-efficiency particulate air filter. These can range from 1 to 16 ratings determining the capture rate for particles.
The MERV is very important for if you want to make sure your filter is capturing the particles in the air. This determines the efficiency in microns of the particle size they protect against. The MERV rating helps you to decide on the filter you should buy. For example, if you or your family do not have breathing issues, you can opt for a lower rating, like 7 or 8, which is the standard installation rate. While, if you or someone in your family has asthma or allergies, you may opt for 11 or higher.
When looking for your furnace filter replacements, you are looking at many aspects. The first should be the size. Knowing your size of the filter to make sure that it matches the furnace filter opening so that it sits snug, and air flow must pass through the filter. Next, decide exactly what type of filter you will need. Are there any medical conditions that require you to find a higher rate? Finally, you will need to remember that the higher the filter MERV, the more often you will have to check and change the filter as the higher the efficiency, the more particles that are collected and the more often you will have to change them.
By considering the energy efficiency of the unit you are looking at purchasing is the best way to understand how much energy it will take to run the unit. Known as the SEER (season energy efficiency ratio). The higher the rating, the less energy your device will use. Meaning more savings in your pocket comes energy bill time.
There are many terms people will use to describe the size of a unit, such as power, ton, capacity, and strength, but they all describe the same fact. These all mean the BTU’s (British Thermal Unit) that they convert from hot to cool air. By knowing your home’s square footage, you can better give yourself the ability to calculate what size of unit you need to cool your home. You will want a size of unit that can maintain long periods of running as longer cycles can decrease more humidity than shorter start and stop cycles.
The sizes for units come in 1 ton to 5 ton.
This final factor sometimes does not seem all that important when the unit is outside, so why do you need to worry about noise? Well, in Calgary, you are still beholden to noise restrictions. This means if you are planning on using your Air Conditioner during those sweltering nights, you need to worry about the noise level your unit makes. Other locations that need to be considered are building restriction such as condos and apartments.
The lower price points of your Air Conditioner can be a factor on your noise level, meaning the less you pay, the louder it will be. However, specialized units are for restricted living spaces like condos that come in a range of costs, but all have minimal noise levels.
There is also the need to know the installer, making sure that the installers understand what your needs are, and how to make that happen. Some installation companies can try to sell you the bells and whistles, the top of the line, highest BTUs, when in actuality your home may not need that, and may cause more problems in the future.
It is critical that you can ask questions, voice your needs, and not feel pressured to buy something you may not need. You need trusted installers to make the right calls and answer any questions you have, while giving you peace of mind that your system will run as it is intended to do, and last.
The dry winter air can cause issues for your skin and respiratory system. By purchasing a humidifier, you can help to bring back the moisture in the air and ease the symptoms that plague low humidity sufferers. There are versions you can purchase from tabletop style to a furnace-based unit. Tabletop units can be useful for room to room needs, however, when your entire home lacks humidity, a furnace-based unit is the only way to go.
New home constructions install these directly to your HVAC system so it can use the blower from your furnace to move air over a rotating drum or belt. They connect them to your home’s water supply, where it uses an automatic flow valve to fill a reservoir of water so the drum can rotate through, keeping the air flowing through humid.
The drum can be bulky and sometimes problems with the reservoir can occur. However, this unit has a much lower water waste, but a much higher belt or drum replacement cost needing to be changed every 3 weeks to 2 months depending on how often and long it runs. This unit is very uncommon in home throughout Calgary.
The bypass humidifier does not have a water reservoir and drains its excess water directly through the floor drain. This system uses a filter as a lattice system for the water to trickle down as the air from the furnace passes through, collecting the humidity to flow through the ducts in into the home.
The bypass can be much smaller and is the most common within Calgary for installations. This is due to its lack of reservoir needing less servicing and overall costs after you take the water waste into consideration. The lifespan of a filter depends on usage and water hardness, but can last 6 months to a year.
A drum style can be the least expensive for installation, usually sitting around $100 to $250. While this doesn’t seem overly high, it is important to note that the maintenance costs can overshadow the overall.
A bypass style installation can range from $300 to $500, while the maintenance costs are minimal.
Your ideal house temperature will depend heavily upon factors like time of year and comfort level. A few degrees do not sound like a lot, however setting your furnace a degree or two higher can make you feel you’re constantly hot. The reverse is true with setting the air conditioner a few degrees lower. You feel too cold and could catch a chill. All this, combined with those degrees, can add up on the monthly energy bills.
Let us begin with summer as the season is fast approaching and without an air conditioner you may struggle to maintain an optimal temperature.
Summer can bring heatwaves and wild-fire season to Calgary. For this, we suggest monitoring your temperature and minimize the spike in your energy bills. With the temperatures in July 2021 for Calgary hitting a high of 36°C, and low of 9°C, you can optimize your Air Conditioner to 22°C while at home. Then bring up to 25°C at night or when not home to minimize energy use.
Winter can bring many temperature shifts between blizzards and chinooks, the average temperatures in the coldest month, January 2022, hitting a high of 14°C, and low dipping to -29°C. By optimizing your furnace temperature to 20°C when home, your natural activities will help to keep the home feeling warmer. If you want more cost savings, think about reducing the temperature to 16°C when going to bed. This allows the furnace to not run as often and minimizes the amount of energy consumed when sleeping. And to further minimize your winter costs, you can lower the inside temperature to 12°C when not home for extended periods of time.
By giving your home a large enough temperature swing, it can make a large impact on your energy bill. Still not taxing your HVAC system to return to the ideal temperature when home.
During the year, your house will go through many temperature changes. There are some consequences to not optimizing your house’s internal temperature that not only affect your wallet but also the house itself. During the summer, it is crucial to maintain an internal temperature below 26°C as some dry wall can become damaged and crack. While, in the winter, the internal temperature should be 12°C or above, as temperatures dipping lower could cause pipes to freeze.
By making sure your entire HVAC system is up to date, complete maintenance, and you have a complete system to help insure your home is running optimally, you can create a comfortable and inviting place for you and your family. A qualified technician should service as soon as possible if there becomes a concern. As well, installing a high efficiency air conditioner can help complete your home’s HVAC needs.
Having a high-efficiency furnace, high-efficiency air conditioner, a humidifier, and a UV air purifier can all help in maintaining the optimal temperature for a home, minimize the risk of humidity disruptions, and help clean the air of mold, bacteria, and other harmful contaminants.
The most common issue that can cause a musty smell within a home is the presence of mold or mildew. However, that does not mean your home is full, as mold and mildew have a low odor threshold meaning that the smallest amount can create a large odor. Stagnant air can also be a cause of this, meaning your air purifying system is no longer working or you do not have one installed on your furnace.
There is not a lot you can do beyond filling your home with Charcoal and baking soda absorbers, and those do not guarantee a 100% the smell will be gone, and you need to replace them every two weeks or so.
There are homemade options like taking a square fan and building a base of furnace filters to help circulate and filter the air threw to help purify the air.
Finally, we suggest that upgrading to a UV air purifier is one of the best ways to maintain better air quality. The UV air purifier uses the UV light to remove the odors and particles as they pass through the ducts.
An air cleaner uses a built-in screen or filter to pass the air through trying to filter out the most particles it can. They are usually based in the furnace ducting but can also come in single room or area machines.
A UV air purifier instead of a filter uses a UV light beam where the air is passed through a small chamber to destroy airborne contaminants. This helps to clear the air and purify it.
UV air purifiers can destroy large amounts of mold, mildew, bacteria, and other airborne contaminants.
Starting with a furnace, we usually suggest a yearly service routine, but not advised to stretch past 2 years. This gives you the peace of mind knowing that all mechanical parts of your furnace are being looked after. By servicing yearly, you are maintaining the longevity of your furnace, ensuring you get the most out of it.
An air conditioner is a little different in Calgary, we suggest doing every two years, during the spring.
These are simply a suggested servicing routine to maintain optimal running efficiency and longevity of your system. These also do not include the need to have your ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years.
Even though a UV air purifier only contains an electrical component and a UV light bulb, maintenance still needs to be completed on it. The light bulb that is used in a UV air purifier is usually only good for around 9000 hours of use or 12 months, meaning that the bulb will lose about 15% of its efficiency after the year of constant use. The UV bulb needs to be changed at minimum every 2 years to help maintain the best air quality for you and your family.
There is also the replacement of the furnace filter periodically. These are far more frequent, every 60 to 90 days, to make sure no dust, hair, or small particles harm your furnace’s components. This is typically a do-it-yourself maintenance. However, if you’re ever not sure what type of filter you need to purchase, it is always good to ask your HVAC technician during the furnace maintenance.
For the humidifier, you are looking for things like your home feels dry, or overly humid and possibly even a musty smell. The humidifier can be a straightforward thing to forget about in your HVAC system, but it is critical to maintaining your safety and your home’s health.
It is critical to service this little machine, like the other parts, yearly. Usually, the best time is just before temperatures dip, as will the humidity in the air. Not only do the mechanical parts of this unit need to be serviced, but so does the filter inside. This, when used daily, needs to be changed every 90 days, much like the furnace filter. Finally, it’s also good during servicing for a professional to make sure there are no air leakages from the furnace duct to the filter and back.
The cost of an HVAC servicing can range widely by company, and by the amount of work that needs to be completed. Between the cost per hour for the technician and the cost of services needing to be done, changes the breakdown. The cost per hour can range from $100 to $150, while the basic services range between $100 to $500.
Noting that repairs can have a much higher cost, but a discussion of approval happens before we complete work.
Goodman is simple, they make furnaces that simply work the way they are supposed to. The Goodman two-stage furnace boasting a multi-speed ECM motor, automatically adjusting airflow to match your needs and reduce the energy consumption. A quiet, two-speed, induced-draft blower for precise control and enhanced energy-efficiency. A durable 110-volt silicon nitride igniter that eliminated the energy-wasting pilot light. A self-diagnostic control board which monitors the system and stores diagnostic codes for memory, as well as a flashing LED for quick troubleshooting. Finally, a thermally -insulated cabinet meaning and air leakage of less than 2% to maximize the heat transfer efficiency, while lowering the blower noise.
With Goodman, you can count on their outstanding warranty and protection. Known for their 10-year unit replacement limited warranty, a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty, and a 10-year parts limited warranty.
Goodman products are a brand you can truly warm up to, a gas furnace that you don’t have to think or worry about keeping you warm when you need it. All winter long Goodman furnaces quietly and efficiently come.
Being high-efficient you won’t see the heating bill lighting a fire to your wallet, allowing you to enjoy your comfort without the worry of your hard-earned money wasted.
Finally, Goodman takes pride in their company heritage.
Goodman is simple, they make air conditioners work for you and your budget. Boasting a high-efficiency compressor designed to provide years of reliable cooling comfort. Single-speed condenser fan motor, providing dependable and quiet airflow. Efficient cooling capacity, using a five-millimeter, refrigeration-grade copper tubing with aluminum fin condenser coil. Heavy-gauge, galvanized steel enclosure cabinet, and a factory-installed in-line filter drier to protect the refrigerant system from dirt and moisture.
With Goodman you can count on their outstanding warranty and protection. Known for their 2-year unit replacement limited warranty and a 10-year parts limited warranty.
Goodman products are a brand you will feel chilled when you need it the most. The air conditioner you don’t need to worry about, as it runs quieter and more efficient. Pricing based on comfort and budget of the average homeowner, while helping your energy bill stay frozen to a low.
Finally, Goodman takes pride in their company heritage.
To be honest, the function of an Air Conditioner is relatively simple. An Air Conditioner provides cold air throughout your home by removing the heat and humidity. As it returns the cold air throughout the indoor space and transfers the unwanted heat and humidity back outside.
This style of Air Conditioner is great for large homes or if you wish to cool multiple rooms at once. What makes this unit the perfect suit is that it uses your existing duct system and the blower motor your furnace uses to regulate the air within your home. This is a split unit in terms of the larger portion being an outdoor unit that houses the condenser and compressor, while the indoor hidden portion houses the evaporator coil and the air handler. This system removes the heat from the indoor air, transferring it outside while pushing cool air through the ducts in the home.
A benefit of this unit is less humidity, circulated cool air through every room equally, and reduced cool down time through the home.
By utilizing this system, you can optimize your efficiency with programmable thermostats, making a complete smart home experience where heating, cooling, and air circulation are at your fingertips.
This style of Air Conditioner is great for hydronic system housing. These are great when you do not have ducts to pump the cool air through, or simply, little to no outdoor space and a smaller square footage than the average family home. A two-part system includes an indoor fixture mounted upon the wall, and a small outdoor unit. The outdoor unit houses the condenser, the compressor, and fitting for a heat pump when you need a little extra heat circulating during the winter months. The indoor unit housing a smaller blower motor that, unlike central air conditioners, you can control the amount of air it puts out.
The benefits of such a system are they can be more efficient in energy consumption. By controlling the output of air using the remote control, either on your smart phone or the physical controller.
By going with this system, you are putting the temperature control in your hands from anywhere, maximizing the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, and minimizing the costs of installation and utilities.
There are four main parts to an Air conditioner, both Central and Ductless/Mini split. There is the evaporator coil, which houses the refrigerant at a low temperature. The compressor which is the workhorse of the air conditioner. The condenser coil, which is considered the opposite of the evaporator, pulling the heat away from the refrigerant. Finally, the metering device (Orifice/TXV) that connects the condenser and the evaporator while decreasing pressure and temperature.
There are a couple of common furnace issue that can pop up from time to time, and here are some plausible options for you to troubleshoot for yourself.
Have you already checked the filter? Does it look like it needs to be changed? This can cause a lack of airflow and, if not changed often enough, small particles can damage furnace components.
Is there an ignition problem? These sometimes can be simple fixes by simply lighting the pilot light, or even replacing the igniter on your own. Just remember that it’s small and fragile, so be extremely careful when doing so. Did your furnace blow a fuse? Have there been any unusual noises coming from your furnace? These are usually quick checks, but the fix can sometimes be more in-depth, needing a qualified technician.
If you can turn on your air conditioner, but cold air is not blowing out, ensure all vents are open, and properly set thermostat. Follow up with the air filter, making sure that it is clean and not clogged. If none of these are the problem, a clogged or blocked condenser coil might be the problem. You can clean this by using water and dish soap, a sponge or soft bristle brush and carefully cleaning any debris stuck within it.
If you cannot turn on your air conditioner, you might have an electrical issue. Checking to see if a breaker has tripped, or a tampered disconnect outside is causing it. Be very careful when doing this. If none of these things have helped, you may need to call a qualified technician who can diagnose more in-depth.