We know the critical importance of effective furnace repair. For homeowners in Toronto and the GTA, there is perhaps no more crucial piece of the quality-of-life puzzle than a working furnace. Each winter, the great white north earns its reputation—and homeowners face a test of their gas 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.
Never fear. Appliance Handyman is your trusted source for gas furnace repair in Toronto. 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.
Common Gas Furnace Problems
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 help to service.
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.
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.
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. A furnace repair service professional will be able to determine the cause of your furnace malfunction through an inspection.
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FAQ about Gas Furnace Repair
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.
Most furnaces will have an effective service life of about 15-20 years.
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:
– Clean and replace the furnace filters
– Check that your thermostat is working correctly
– Clean your furnace fan
– Clean and repairing furnace ducts
– Cleaning the vents
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
The next time you run into a furnace problem, reach out to Appliance Handyman. 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 repairs in Toronto and the GTA, we’re more than glad to assist you.