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Furnace Repair

There is perhaps no more crucial HVAC part in a home than a working furnace. Each winter, the great white north earns its reputation—and homeowners face a test of their furnace system. Unfortunately, all that wear and tear takes its toll: it’s not uncommon to realize your furnace is not working…and just when you need it, too.

North Wind HVAC is your trusted source for gas Furnace Repair in Barrie, Innisfil, Bradford, Georgina, New Tecumseth, Orillia, Midland, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountains and the surrounding areas.

We consistently provide quick and effective furnace service that our customers have come to rely on, year after year. From our initial furnace inspection through to our affordable and reliable furnace repair service, we always leave our clients in a state of utmost comfort—regardless of their initial trouble.

When You Should Repair Your Furnace

We’ve been conducting emergency furnace repair in Toronto long enough to have seen it all. Here are some of the most frequently-arising gas furnace issues we look for:

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1. The Furnace Won’t Start

There isn’t a lot that’s more disappointing in the experience of homeownership than a furnace not turning on. Unfortunately, it can be a somewhat complex problem to diagnose, as there are many factors at play.

The simplest culprit to a gas furnace not working would be your thermostat, which may have reset itself or simply be in the wrong setting, and therefore fail to notify your furnace to turn on. Other issues could include trouble with pilot light, circuit breakers, or even a lack of fuel.

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2. The Furnace Is Not Producing Enough Heat

There are two big possibilities when it comes to a furnace that isn’t providing the correct amount of heat: issues with the gas burners, or a clogged airflow. Airflow can be negatively impacted either by the filters for your furnace themselves (which require regular replacement) or when vents and ducts are blocked. Malfunctioning burners, meanwhile, are a more complicated issue to diagnose and will require a professional to open up the system and determine what is going wrong.

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3. Loud and Annoying When Running

It’s not uncommon for a furnace to run loudly—but when you notice a change in the sounds your furnace is making, particularly if it’s becoming much louder, it can signal trouble. High-pitched noises can be a sign that the blower belt is slipping or that parts need oil. Low-pitched sounds can be a sign of burner trouble.

How to Choose the Right Furnace

Before replacing your old furnace, consider the following factors:

  • Choose the best fuel type for your budget (natural gas, electricity, fuel oil)
  • Pay attention to fuel prices
  • Check the furnace’s Energy Star certification
  • Consult your HVAC technician
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Top 5 Furnace Malfunctions

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There are many factors that affect the performance of a gas furnace. Below is a list of top 5 issues that we encounter on a daily basis:

  1. Ignition needs replacement
  2. Switches need replacement
  3. Thermostat needs replacement
  4. Faulty wiring
  5. Furnace fan needs cleaning or replacement

sometimes, it is a combination of multiple issues that leads to a furnace not to perform or turn on. As experienced and reliable HVAC contractors, we can tackle any furnace problem and get you warm and cozy as quickly as possible.


How do I know if my furnace is leaking gas?

This is a crucial thing to know. Of course, if you smell gas or the odor of sulfur (like rotten eggs) it’s better to be safe than sorry—consider evacuating your home and contacting the relevant authority. Other warning signs can include mysterious hissing sounds

What is the average life expectancy of a gas furnace?

Most furnaces will have an effective service life of about 15-20 years.

How can I maintain my gas furnace?

Gas furnace parts experience a lot of serious use, and therefore should receive regular checks and service. As part of your gas furnace maintenance routine, it’s important to do the following:
1. Clean and replace the furnace filters
2. Check that your thermostat is working correctly
3. Clean your furnace fan
4. Clean and repair furnace ducts regularly
5. Cleaning the vents
As you can see, much of furnace maintenance involves cleaning, which sometimes requires a degree of disassembly. If you are not entirely comfortable with that sort of work, a technician from North Wind would be happy to assist you.

When do my furnace filters need replacement?

Clogged and dirty filters are perhaps the most common cause of furnace issues. As a rule of thumb, you should aim to replace filters roughly once every 3 months. This, of course, is only a guideline, and depending on your lifestyle or equipment it may be advisable to do so more often. If you find your house becoming dusty quickly after cleaning, or that your furnace is running more than usual, clogged and ineffective filters could be at fault.

Contact Our Furnace Repair Technicians

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The next time you run into a furnace problem, reach out to North Wind HVAC. We promise to be at your doorstep to address the issue and help you with any and every furnace need. And if you need emergency gas furnace repair in Toronto, Barrie, the GTA, we’re more than glad to assist you.

We Repair All Furnace Brands Including But Not Limited To:

Amana American Standard
Bryant Carrier
Daikin Goodman
Heil Kenmore
Lennox Ruud
Trane York

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