Still Stuck With That Old Furnace? Here’s What You’re Missing

Furnaces have been around for a long time, so there are many different types that have been standard at one period or another. Depending on the age of your home and its furnace, you might want to consider a replacement that will truly modernize your interior climate.

Older Systems

As with any piece of technology, older equipment will show its age sooner or later. Sure, they don’t make refrigerators like the used to, but furnaces are a different story. If your home has a furnace that is nearing the end of its lifespan, it will pale in comparison to newer units in many ways. An outdated furnace may manage to keep you warm for yet another winter, but it will do so at a hefty cost, thanks to low efficiency and the need for more frequent repairs. The bottom line is that there’s no avoiding a replacement, and you don’t want to miss out on what’s available today.

The Rise of High-Efficiency

The current world of furnace engineering and design is a bit different from how it used to be. While the same principles of operation are often the starting point for how a new furnace is made, one thing has become particularly important in recent years: the need for high-efficiency units. This is for the sake of not only energy and environmental concerns, but also cost-effectiveness. A well made high-efficiency furnace is the way to go if you’re finally ready to say goodbye to the energy hog that’s been heating your home for twenty years!

Maintenance and Longevity

Of course, conserving energy and saving money are key factors that contribute to your choice of a new furnace, but no unit is worth installing if it won’t last or if it has an incessant need for maintenance and repair. A modern furnace meets the standards of the modern home, and that means being able to keep you and your family warm throughout winter, year after year, in a way that is truly reliable in the long term. The longer you avoid a furnace upgrade, you’ll be missing out on that peace of mind!

How long has your furnace been in your home? If you’re looking for a new unit that will make a big difference in energy costs and the overall comfort of your home climate, our team is here to help you decide which one is right for you. Call us at (403) 819-2156 today!

How Well Do You Know Heating Systems?

There’s a lot of information that a homeowner can seek out to improve their home climate. Even general knowledge can help to build expertise that will pay off in the long run. For instance, what kinds of heating systems keep homes warm during winter and how do they work?

Electric Heat Pumps & Water Boilers

If a home uses an electric heat pump, it is most likely located in a place where winters are not particularly cold or severe, as they’re generally not adequate to heat a home in icy temperatures. Meanwhile, a water boiler system is more likely than an electric heat pump to be found in regions with cold winters. They do have a few disadvantages, however. Perhaps most significant is that a home outfitted with a water boiler-based system will need an entirely separate and independent ductwork and cooling system for air conditioning.

Forced-Air Furnaces

<>pThe heating system you’re most likely to find in residences throughout North America is the forced-air furnace. This is a centralized unit that is often integrated with air conditioning to form a comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (that’s where the term HVAC comes from). It will either be fueled by electricity, gas, or oil, but what they all have in common is that they heat air in the unit through some form of combustion and force the heated air into the rooms of your home via a blower fan and a system of ducts. They’re known for their efficiency, cleanliness, and reliability.

New Technologies

Aside from the systems that are used to heat the air in a home, there are a wide range of appliances used to provide you with hot water. Some of them have been around for quite some time, while others are more recent developments. One of the more innovative devices is the tankless water heater. These provide hot water, on demand, to either individual appliances or your entire home, and they do so in a far more energy-efficient way than traditional tank-based water heaters. Technologies like this are cropping up all the time, so be sure to stay in the know regarding what’s available to you so that you can get the most reliable and efficient results!

A furnace that is installed and maintained by a team of experts is hard to beat, in terms of both cost-efficiency and longevity. Whether your current unit needs a winter repair or you’re looking for a new installation, call Climate Change YYC at (403) 819-2156 and we’ll be there!


Originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Dean began his career as a successful appliance technician. His hard work and dedication brought him to Calgary, Alberta, where he discovered a passion for the HVAC industry. He attended Mount Royal University and SAIT. His path crossed with the one of a highly experienced and regarded HVAC installer, Vaughn Miller, who would then become his trusted business partner in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Dean’s true mission is delivering a product with integrity to all of his clients from the engineering and installation, to the quality of service.

“It’s not just about installing great products; it’s about knowing the engineering behind each unit, having the experience to successfully instal them, and servicing them with confidence and integrity”.

Dean is the true definition of dedication; when he’s not found servicing clients, he can be found devouring his passion for chemistry and physics while sipping on true Canadian beer.