The Key to Avoiding Furnace Repair Is to Know the Warning Signs of FailureIt’s important to know the warning signs of malfunction in order to avoid expensive furnace repair, and it’s even more important not to wait until an emergency occurs. A freezing night in February with a failed or faltering furnace is not the time to evaluate your heating system. Ideally you should do it before winter starts!

  • Are your electric and gas bills going up? Rising electricity and gas prices aren’t the only reasons for high bills. Often, a furnace loses efficiency with age, especially if it hasn’t been properly maintained. As a result, it may have to run for longer periods to provide the same amount of heat.
  • How old is your furnace? Today, the average lifespan of a furnace is 16 to 20 years. If yours is close to this age, or older, you should be thinking of getting a new one.
  • Are you uncomfortable? Are some rooms too hot while others are too cold? Do you keep adjusting the thermostat setting in a futile attempt to make your home more comfortable? These are all signs that your furnace is struggling to distribute air efficiently.
  • Have you needed furnace repair in the past 2 years? Your furnace is like your car. As it ages, you replace one part, and then another, and another the next year. It doesn’t take long to spend hundreds of dollars to keep an old furnace running. It is during the last 2 years of a furnace’s life that the most breakdowns occur. Another sign that replacement is a better option than furnace repair is if you had to wait to get replacement parts.


For furnace repair in Collingwood ON, contact us at B&R Heating & Cooling. We are a family-owned business that began with father and son in 1995; we employ Comfort Advisors that have years of expertise in the hvac and fireplace industry. Give us a call today.