Furnace & Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair in Ottawa

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Just like your car, your home comfort system needs routine maintenance to keep it running at its best. Without regular servicing, heating and cooling systems waste energy and are more likely to break down. But with the proper attention, they can keep you comfortable year-round.

Climate Works will help you ensure that your system runs efficiently. Annual inspections are often recommended by manufacturers and are generally required for keeping your warranty valid. Preserving the life of your furnace and air conditioning while also making it easier to fix if something goes wrong? What could be a better solution?

A yearly inspection will uncover possible leaks, soot, rust, rot, corroded electrical contacts, and frayed wires. Like doctors, our HVAC specialists are here to make sure that you get an accurate diagnosis and then receive a specific and reliable course of treatment. We will make sure that your heating and air conditioning is in tip-top shape, so you can make the most of your investment

To learn more about our comprehensive maintenance solutions, contact Climate Works in Ottawa today. Our thorough yearly inspections make sure your indoor climate works for you. 

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Types of Maintenance

Heat pumps, oil-fired furnaces, and hydronic systems (boilers) must see regular maintenance and tune-up by licensed professionals. We suggest annual inspections. For gas-fired equipment, we suggest at least every other year. Properly maintained gas-fired equipment burns cleaner, making it better for both your pocket and the environment. 

Regular service is good preventative medicine for your furnaces and boilers. Not only will it keep you from going without heat on cold winter nights, but it can also keep warranties intact over the life of your machine.

Step 1

Our yearly inspection will uncover possible leaks, soot, rust, rot, corroded electrical contacts, and frayed wires. In furnace (forced-air) and boiler (hot-water, or hydronic) systems, the inspection should also cover the chimney, ductwork or pipes, dampers or valves, blower or pump, registers or radiators, the fuel line and the gas meter or oil tank, as well as every part of the furnace or boiler itself.

Step 2

Next, we run the system through several full heating cycles to ensure proper operation, including plenty of combustion air and chimney draft. If draft issues are suspected, a closer inspection is performed to determine sufficient draft and also test the air for carbon monoxide. This is crucial! This isn’t about saving your money (though it does) it’s about saving your life!

Step 3

Finally, it’s time for the dirty task of cleaning the burners and heat exchanger to remove soot and other gunk that can impede smooth operation. For the burner, efficiency hinges on proper adjustment. We ensure that the flame is the right size and colour, adjust the flow of gas, and possibly change the fuel filter if it is an oil-fired system.

A check of the heat pump includes an inspection of the compressor, fan, indoor and outdoor coils, and refrigerant lines. Indoor and outdoor coils are inspected and cleaned as required. The refrigerant pressures are checked to ensure optimum levels and early identification of potential leaks.

If a leak is suspected, the system is checked with electronic detectors. To learn more about our comprehensive maintenance solutions, contact Climate Works today.

Tuning up the distribution side of a forced-air system starts with the blower. The axle lubricated (as required), blades cleaned, and blower motor checked to ensure the unit isn’t being overloaded. If the system has a fan belt, it is precisely adjusted. Accessible joints in the duct system are checked for excessive leaks.

Any ducts that run outside the heated space should be insulated. On an older hot-water system, the expansion tank should be drained, the circulating pump cleaned and lubricated, and air bled out of the radiators. New hot water systems have permanently lubricated motors and diaphragm expansion tanks which require less maintenance.

As heating and cooling blowers are the backbone of your HVAC system, it’s essential for residents to get theirs checked. We all know how miserable it can be to be without air conditioning during a humid summer day, or, worse, a freezing Ottawa winter with no heat anywhere but right beside your furnace.

While thermostats rarely fail outright, they can degrade over time as mechanical parts stick or lose their calibration. Older units will send faulty signals if they’ve been knocked out of level or have dirty switches. Modern electronic thermostats, sealed at the factory to keep out dust and grime, rarely need adjusting.

However, whether your thermostat is old or young, Proper operation is critical to your home comfort as well as efficiency of the systems. Contact us today to learn more about thermostat solutions.

We can test, evaluate, and repair or replace any faulty thermostats in your house. Be certain that your thermostat is working optimally! A thermostat that is reading too hot or too cold could literally be costing you hundreds of dollars per year. Worse yet, a thermostat that stops working altogether can lead to frozen pipes, flooding, and thousands of dollars in damages.

Humidity is a critical part of maintaining your home’s indoor air quality. A neglected humidifier can breed mildew and bacteria, not to mention add too much moisture to a house. A common mistake with humidifiers is leaving them on after the heating season ends.

Don’t forget to shut the water valve, and drain the unit. A unit with a water reservoir should be drained and cleaned regularly with white vinegar, a mix of one part chlorine bleach to eight parts water, or muriatic acid.

Newer flow-through type humidifiers are easier to maintain and are not prone to creating negative air quality issues above. Steam-type humidifiers also require regular cleaning to remove mineral deposits. Don’t want to go through the trouble of cleaning the gunk out of your humidifier every autumn? We can take care of that problem for you, no problem. Our trained humidifier specialists will quickly and cleanly clear any mess out of the system. Climate Works can offer the best solutions to ensure a healthy system.

Contact us to learn more about humidifier solutions.

Most houses with forced-air furnaces have a standard furnace filter made from loosely woven spun-glass fibres designed to keep it and its ductwork clean. Unfortunately, they do not improve indoor air quality. Something must be in the filter to do more than just prevent large particles from entering the blower cabinet. To improve the air quality you need a media filter, which sits between the main return duct and the blower cabinet.

Made of a deeply pleated, paper-like material, media filters are at least seven times better than a standard filter at removing dust and other particles. An upgrade to a pleated media or HEPA filter will cleanse the air of everything from insecticide dust to flu viruses. Have problems with allergies? Mold? Dirty, polluted or smoky air? These filters will keep your indoors cleaner than the great outdoors and leave your home a bastion of safety and security.

Compressed media filters are usually no wider than six inches, but the pleated material can cover up to 75 square feet when stretched out. This increased area of filtration accounts for the filter’s long life, which can exceed two years. The only drawback to a media filter is its tight weave, which can restrict a furnace’s ability to blow air through the house.

To ensure a steady, strong airflow through the house, choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity.

There is a maze of heating and air-conditioning ducts running inside the walls of your home. As the supply ducts blow air into the rooms, return ducts suck it back into the blower.

Add moisture to this mixture and you’ve got a breeding ground for allergy-inducing moulds, mites, and bacteria. Many filters commonly used today cannot keep dust and debris from streaming into the air, and over time, sizeable accumulations can build up. Think dust bunnies, but bigger.

If a new furnace is being installed, you should probably invest in a duct cleaning at the same time, because chances are the new blower will be more powerful than the old one and will stir up a lot of dust.

Climate Works professional duct cleaning provides such benefits as cleaner indoor air, longer equipment life, and lower energy costs.

Clean HVAC systems can also perform more efficiently, which may decrease energy costs, and last longer, reducing the need for costly replacement or repairs. Duct cleaning gets rid of the stuff that mould and bacteria grow on, and that means less of it gets airborne. This is a big help to those suffering from allergies. If you’d like to learn more about our duct cleaning services in Ottawa, please click here.

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