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HVAC Services in Gloucester

For an HVAC company you can rely on, look no further than Anchor Home Comfort. Over the years, we have developed a reputation as the go-to HVAC company in Gloucester, Ontario, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. We specialize in offering quality HVAC services at competitive prices. We also take a customer-first approach to HVAC services, meaning we always put the customer’s needs first. Give us a call and book an HVAC appointment today, or keep reading to learn more about the HVAC services available to Gloucester residents.

What is an HVAC system? 

HVAC is an acronym that stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Therefore, an HVAC system is a series of units responsible for cooling, heating, and moving air between indoor and outdoor areas in buildings. HVAC systems are found in both residential and commercial properties, including homes. Some of the most popular types of HVAC units in Gloucester homes are heat pumps, boilers, water heaters, furnaces (gas, oil, and propane-based), and air conditioners. Although many types of units can make up an HVAC system, the primary purpose of all HVAC systems is the same: to give homeowners total control over the temperature, airflow, and humidity levels in their homes, facilitating optimal indoor comfort.

How do I select the right HVAC system?

If you’re thinking of buying a new HVAC system for your home, you’re probably wondering how to go about selecting the right system. To make this decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of the criteria we use when buying new HVAC systems. We recommend evaluating all potential HVAC units according to the following criteria: energy efficiency, capacity, maintenance requirements, noise level, cost, and thermostat compatibility. Comparing HVAC units with these criteria in mind can help narrow down your search, making it easier to find an HVAC system that suits your personal preferences, home, and budget. 

Using the criteria above may make you realize which factors matter most. For example, you might discover that energy efficiency is important, so you’ll aim to choose an HVAC unit with a SEER rating of 15 or higher. On the other hand, you might find out that noise is your top concern, in which case you’ll narrow down your search to focus on HVAC units known for their minimal noise. If budget is your main priority, as it is for many Gloucester residents, then your ultimate goal might be to find a low-cost HVAC unit within your budget. It’s worth noting that low-cost units might be cheaper upfront, but they tend to be less energy-efficient which could make them more expensive in the long run.

At the end of the day, each Gloucester homeowner gets to decide which HVAC system is right for them. But if you’re having trouble finding one that suits your home, Anchor Home Comfort can help. Give us a call and one of our HVAC experts will be happy to offer their professional opinion on the best system for your home and lifestyle.

When Should I Change my HVAC system?

We recommend changing your HVAC system every 10 to 20 years. Modern air conditioners and furnaces are generally designed to last between one and two decades. The exact lifespan will depend on the model you choose and the amount of upkeep you put into them. If you aren’t sure whether to change your existing HVAC system, contact Anchor Home Comfort. We can send a licensed and certified technician to your home to assess your system. From there, they can offer their professional opinion on whether replacing your HVAC system is worthwhile.

How Do I Know My HVAC System is Working Properly?

Gloucester homeowners can tell if their HVAC systems are working properly by paying close attention to them. If you start to notice anything abnormal or strange, it might be a sign that something is wrong. Common signs and symptoms of a problem with your HVAC system are a buzzing or rattling sound coming from the system, visible rust or cracks on the system’s surface, your furnace only blowing cool air or your air conditioner only blowing warm air, humidity levels that are off in your home, rooms heating unevenly, or an unexpected rise in your utility bills. If any of these signs sound familiar, then your HVAC system may not be working properly and you should get in touch with Anchor Home Comfort.

Ultimately, the most effective way of knowing whether your HVAC system is working properly is to book regular maintenance appointments. Anchor Home Comfort offers preventative HVAC maintenance tune-ups and recommends having HVAC units serviced annually. The benefits of regular maintenance appointments include extending the life of your HVAC system, increasing its energy efficiency (thereby saving your money on your monthly energy bills), and preventing serious, long-term problems from occurring that could cost more money down the line. Plus, a maintenance appointment can provide peace of mind to Gloucester homeowners, as a professional ensures their systems are working properly.

How Often Does my HVAC system Need Maintenance?

Experts recommend that Gloucester homeowners have their HVAC systems serviced annually. So if it’s been over a year since your last HVAC maintenance appointment, it might be time to schedule a tune-up with a trusted HVAC company. Further, while HVAC systems should be serviced yearly, there might be a reason that causes you to have them serviced more frequently than that. For example, if you notice any of the telltale signs of a problem, such as a strange sound or odour emanating from your unit, we recommend booking an HVAC maintenance appointment as quickly as possible.

What’s the best way to extend the life of my HVAC unit?

The best way to extend the life of the HVAC unit in your Gloucester home is to book regular HVAC maintenance appointments. When you book an HVAC maintenance appointment with Anchor Home Comfort, a fully licensed and certified technician will show up at your door to evaluate your HVAC system. Upon arrival at your home, your Anchor Home Comfort technician will inspect the thermostat, air conditioner, and heating system and calibrate them as needed, lubricate all moving parts in the systems to decrease friction, check the air filter, cleaning and replacing it if necessary, test the unit’s safety controls and startup cycle, and complete a written analysis of the service’s findings. Anchor Home Comfort’s HVAC maintenance services are preventative, working to prevent long-term problems with your HVAC system and prolong its lifespan.

How much does HVAC installation cost in Gloucester?

This is a difficult question to answer as the cost of HVAC installation varies greatly in Gloucester. Many factors determine the cost of HVAC installations, such as the model and type of HVAC unit. For example, the cost of installing a heat pump or water heater in Gloucester won’t necessarily be the same as the price of installing an air conditioner or furnace. The cost of installation can even differ between the same types of HVAC units, since some models may be more complicated (and therefore expensive) to install. The size of your Gloucester home and the age and condition of your home’s ductwork can also impact the price of installation. 

To find out how much your Gloucester HVAC installation will cost, request a quote from Anchor Home Comfort. We offer free, accurate, and competitive quotes on all HVAC installations. 

Anchor Home Comfort is also happy to have financing available when purchasing a new HVAC system!

Which is more expensive: AC or furnace?

Without knowing more information about your home or the specific air conditioner or furnace, it’s impossible to predict which will be more expensive. The cost of installing new central air conditioners and new gas furnaces can be similar, but they can also vary greatly depending on the unique circumstances of the system and home.

When should the heat be turned on in Gloucester?

Gloucester homeowners are free to turn their heat on whenever they feel like it. In essence, whenever your home reaches an uncomfortably cold temperature, you shouldn’t hesitate to turn your heating system on. 

How are homes heated in Gloucester?

Most homes in Gloucester, Ontario are heated with furnaces. Natural gas-based furnaces are the most popular type of heating system in Canada. That said, other heating systems do exist, which means there’s a chance your Gloucester home is heated by an oil or propane-based furnace, baseboard heaters, solar heaters, a heat pump, or a boiler.

How much is a new furnace for a 1500 square foot house?

A new furnace for a 1,500 square foot house in Gloucester will vary in price. There are hundreds of furnaces on the market today, all of which vary in price. Modern, high-end models tend to cost more than basic models. Therefore, the cost of a furnace will depend on the specific model you buy. A reminder that furnaces are not one-size-fits-all. Rather, specific furnaces are designed for specific sizes of homes. For a 1,500 square foot home, you’ll want to buy a furnace with a minimum output of 40,000 BTUs (British thermal units) and a maximum output of 90,000 BTUs.

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  • 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.

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