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Ottawa Furnace Installation 

Keeping Your Home Warm & Cozy in the National Capital Region

A well-functioning furnace is essential to keep your household warm and cozy in Ontario’s icy winters. You need an experienced team you can depend on for responsive service and lasting solutions. That’s where Anchor Home Comfort comes in! Our licensed technicians have nearly 40 years of experience providing top-notch furnace services to homeowners in Ottawa. Whether you’re looking to install a new furnace or replace an old one, we’re proud to be your go-to team for professional furnace installation and repair in the National Capital Region. With our broad selection of top-tier products and free estimates available, you can trust us to restore efficient heat to your home when you need it most!

Frustrated with inadequate heating in your home? Our team is available 24/7 for all your furnace needs! Call (343) 644-4492 to schedule a service. 

Common Types of Furnaces We Install

When it comes to furnace installation, it’s essential to hire a licensed professional. Luckily, our experts have decades of specialized knowledge and know-how to make sure your new unit is installed safely and correctly, saving you the headache of future repairs and expenses caused by improper installation or unqualified labor. 

At Anchor Home Comfort, our technicians are fully trained and equipped to handle a variety of furnace types, including:

Natural Gas Furnaces

Natural gas furnaces are popular among homeowners for their high efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In addition to offering fast and reliable heating, these furnaces typically have lower fuel costs, making them a budget-friendly option for consistent heat distribution in Ottawa’s cold winters.

Oil Furnaces

If you live in an area where natural gas lines are unavailable, an oil furnace can be a great option for your needs! While these units may have higher fuel costs than natural gas furnaces, oil furnaces are valued for their durability, longevity, and powerful heating capabilities, making them a worthwhile investment for many homeowners.

Electric Furnaces

Electric furnaces are popular for their easy installation and maintenance, making them an ideal choice for homes without access to natural gas or oil. They convert electricity into heat with nearly 100% efficiency, although operating costs may be higher. These furnaces can be a great option for smaller properties or homeowners seeking supplemental heating.

Propane Furnaces 

Propane furnaces are versatile, efficient, and have the flexibility of being used as a primary or backup heating source. They work well in rural areas or homes off the natural gas grid. These units are known for providing substantial heat output and are highly effective in extremely cold temperatures, making them a worthwhile option for homeowners in Canada’s Capital Region. 

Which Furnace Is Best for Ottawa’s Extreme Cold? 

In Ottawa’s frigid winter months, every homeowner needs a heating system they can depend on to keep their household safe and warm. Choosing the best type of furnace for your home will depend on various factors, such as your home's size, budget, and personal preferences. 

Other factors to consider when selecting a new furnace for your home include:   

  • Efficiency: Selecting a high-efficiency furnace with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of 90% or above can save you money on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. 
  • Size: It's important to choose a properly sized furnace that's large enough to heat your home adequately but not too large to avoid energy waste due to frequent cycling. Oversized furnaces can waste energy by frequently cycling on and off. Our experts can help you determine the best size furnace for your home for maximum efficiency and comfort!
  • Budget: Furnace costs vary widely depending on the type, size, and features. While it's important to consider the upfront cost of your new furnace, it's also wise to consider the long-term costs when making your decision. While newer, more energy-efficient models typically require a larger upfront investment, homeowners often enjoy increased cost savings in the long run due to lower operating costs. 

Not sure which furnace is best for your home? No worries! Our team can help you navigate these considerations to select and install a furnace that best suits your unique needs.

How Long Do Furnaces Last in Ottawa? 

Like any home appliance, your furnace isn't built to last forever. Knowing when it's time to replace your furnace is essential to protecting the integrity and longevity of your heating system. The exact lifespan of your furnace will depend on unique factors, such as maintenance frequency, installation quality, and unit type. On average, most furnaces typically last between 15-20 years with proper maintenance. 

How Can I Tell if My Furnace Needs Replacing? 

If your furnace is nearing the end of its expected lifespan, it may be time to contact our technicians for a professional replacement. Our team can assess the condition of your current system and provide professional recommendations based on your specific needs and preferences. 

Telltale signs it’s time to replace your furnace include:

  • Recurrent repairs: If your furnace is having frequent issues and constantly needs repairs, it may be more cost-effective to replace it altogether. Our team can inspect your system and offer professional recommendations for a potential replacement.
  • Increasing energy bills: As furnaces age, they become less efficient, leading to an increase in energy costs. If you've noticed a steady rise in your energy bills, it's probably time to replace your furnace with a new unit.
  • Inconsistent heating: If your furnace is struggling to maintain consistent temperatures, you might have a malfunctioning system or inadequate size. Our experts can diagnose the issue and recommend a suitable replacement.
  • Strange noises: Unusual sounds from your furnace can signal worn-out parts or underlying issues that require immediate attention. If your unit emits persistent banging, whistling, or rattling noises, it might be time for a professional replacement.

Putting Your Indoor Comfort First Since 1986

Since 1986, Anchor Home Comfort has been committed to helping fellow Ottawans keep their homes running comfortably and efficiently in the National Capital Region. From emergency repairs to routine maintenance, we can help you protect the longevity and integrity of your heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems with durable solutions and unmatched service! No matter your residential needs, you can rely on our experienced experts to get the job done quickly and correctly to ensure year-round comfort! 

Let us restore warmth and comfort to your home with high-quality furnace services! Contact us online to get started with a free estimate. 

Our FAQS

Providing you With Answers & Solutions
  • How are homes heated in Ottawa and when should the heat be turned on?

    The majority of homes in Canada are heated by furnaces. Of these, some use oil or propane-based furnaces, but most are natural gas-based. While most homes are heated by some type of furnace, you may find other heating methods in local homes, such as baseboard heaters, solar heaters, heat pumps, and boilers.

    As a homeowner, it’s up to you to decide when to turn your heat on. In essence, when your home’s temperature is uncomfortably cold, that’s likely a sign to switch your heating system on. According to the World Health Organization, the ideal indoor temperature is between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius.

  • How much does HVAC cost in Ottawa?

    This question is impossible to answer as there are many different HVAC services available to local residents. For example, the cost of installing a central air conditioner isn’t the same as repairing a furnace or heat pump. The type of service – whether it be an installation, repair, replacement, or maintenance – as well as the type of unit (heat pump, furnace, air conditioner, boiler, etc.) are two factors that will determine the cost.

    Other factors that will impact how much your HVAC service costs include the size of your home, the age and condition of your home’s existing ductwork (if applicable), and the extent of the problem, in the case of repairs. The best way to find out the price of an HVAC service in Ottawa, Ontario is to request a quote from Anchor Home Comfort.

  • How do I know if my HVAC system is working properly?

    If you notice any of the following signs, it might signal a problem: uneven temperatures, problems with humidity levels, a rattling or buzzing sound coming from your furnace, or an unexplained spike in your utility bills.

    If these signs sound familiar, or you want peace of mind knowing your HVAC system is working as it should, contact Anchor Home Comfort. We will send a certified technician to inspect your HVAC system. We even have a 24/7 emergency line, and there is no extra charge for emergency, weekend, holiday, or after-hours service calls.

  • How often does my HVAC system need maintenance?

    Homeowners should book a maintenance service for their HVAC system once a year.

    Maintenance services are one of the most effective preventative ways of ensuring your HVAC system is functioning optimally and preserving your system. Having your air conditioner, furnace, heat pump, or whatever unit you use annually assessed by a professional extends its lifespan, makes your system more energy efficient, and can save you money down the line.

    Anchor Home Comfort offers some of the most thorough HVAC maintenance services in the Ottawa region. During the maintenance service, your technician will do the following: inspect the thermostat and heating system and calibrate it as needed, lubricate all moving parts in the system to decrease friction, clean and replace the air filter, if necessary, test the system’s safety controls and startup cycle, and complete a written analysis of their findings.

  • How often should a furnace or air conditioner be replaced?

    Modern furnace and AC units are designed to last between 10 and 20 years. In contrast, if your home is outfitted with a new, modern AC unit, it is more likely to last between 15 and 20 years.

    Signs your furnace or AC might need to be replaced include uneven heating and cooling, a rise in utility bills without explanation, visible rust or cracks on your existing unit, humidity problems, or buzzing or rattling sounds. If any of these signs sound familiar, get in touch with Anchor Home Comfort. We can answer your questions or send a technician to your home to inspect your HVAC system. Please note that we offer same-day and next-day installations of both heating and cooling systems in Ottawa.

  • How much does it cost to install central air in Ottawa?

    Many Ottawa homeowners prefer central air conditioners. Unlike their window or portable counterparts, central air conditioning tends to be more effective. With Ottawa summers only getting hotter, AC isn’t just a luxury anymore. If you’re thinking of installing central air conditioning in your Ottawa home, you’re probably wondering how much it’s going to cost. This ultimately depends on several key factors, such as the size and layout of your home, the age and condition of your home’s existing ductwork, and the size and model of air conditioning unit you buy. Beyond the initial price of installation, you should also budget for the cost of running the unit. However, if you’re replacing an older central air conditioner with a new model, then your monthly energy bills may decrease due to greater energy efficiency.

    Overall, the best way to find out the cost of installing a central A/C unit in your Ottawa home is to request a free quote from Anchor Home Comfort.

What Homeowners Say About Us

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  • “Excellent experience all around!” - Kevin N.
  • “Professional and efficient service.” - Tom B.
  • “They really are the whole package.” - Cheryl H.
  • “They were amazing at getting my heat pump installed cleanly, quickly, and efficiently. With knowledge of the humidity coming, we wanted to make sure we had ways to battle that and these guys were rockstars at making that happen” - Kyle T.
  • “Dan and Zach installed our new furnace. All I can say is wow! In a few short hours we’ve noticed a massive improvement in heating our home. They were courteous, friendly, and efficient.” - Doug S.
  • “If I could give them six stars I would.  It was a large job and it took two days but the technicians were professional, polite and did a great job. We couldn't be happier both with the Lennox furnace and heat pumps we chose.” - Daniel N.

    The Anchor Home Comfort Difference

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      All our installations are guaranteed for 2 years from the date of installation.

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      We have expertise you can trust with over 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry.

    • Locally Based & Operated

      Anchor Home Comfort has been based in Ottawa since 1986. We’ve had a lot of time to get to know our neighbours.

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      Expert service whenever you need it, for no extra charge – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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