At Francis Home Environment, we put the needs of our customers first. With over 85 years of experience, our team consists of leading technicians that have the skills and expertise to provide homeowners with high-quality customer service and innovative solutions that tailor to your needs. Whether repairs, maintenance, or installations for HVAC units in Rockland, Ontario, homeowners can count on Francis Home Environment to help them improve their indoor home environment.
For all services on your HVAC in Rockland, Ontario, partner with a team you can trust that has your best interest in mind at every step of the way. Call us directly or book an online home consultation with the team at Francis Home Environment today!
What happens when you don’t maintain your HVAC system?
Generally speaking, homeowners should book a maintenance appointment for their HVAC systems at least once a year. For heating units, this should be done in the early fall, while air conditioning units should be serviced in the early spring. This will help make sure your HVAC system is working optimally and as energy efficient as possible.
With that said, we understand that life gets busy. And often, your HVAC system is the last thing on homeowners’ minds as they don’t know its importance. With proactive maintenance, homeowners can not only save money on their energy bill, but they can also extend their HVAC unit lifespan, ensure their indoor air quality is safe, and diagnose potential problems before they become more serious and expensive. This is why we encourage homeowners to stay up to date with their maintenance services.
However, when homeowners do not maintain their HVAC system often, several damages can occur. These potential damages include:
- You put your HVAC system in jeopardy of experiencing severe damage that could have otherwise been prevented. Therefore, this can end up costing you more money in repairs over time.
- The indoor air quality in your home will diminish. This puts your family at risk of breathing in dust, dirt, hair, and other debris that can lead to allergy and cold-like symptoms throughout the year.
- You will reduce the overall lifespan of your HVAC system.
- Your HVAC system’s energy efficiency will be diminished. This means that you will need to use more power to heat or cool your home. As a result, you can expect to pay more on your monthly energy bill.
Are you overdue for HVAC services? Book your HVAC maintenance with Francis Home Environment today!
How much does HVAC Installation cost in Rockland?
At Francis Home Environment, we value that each homeowner and their home is different. And for over 85 years, our team has had the opportunity to work with thousands of customers throughout the Rockland community. As such, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to HVAC repairs, maintenance, and installations.
Therefore, before being able to provide homeowners with a cost for their HVAC installation in Rockland, you will first need to book a free consultation with one of our experienced technicians to come to your home. During their time at your property, they will be able to conduct a thorough inspection of your current system, ductwork, and other factors that will help us provide professional suggestions that will help you maximize your home’s energy efficiency.
With that being said, while we cannot provide you with an installation cost before visiting your home, we can give you a list of common factors that will contribute to the final cost of your installation. Here is a closer look at these factors:
- The kind of HVAC system you want to install into your home in comparison to the type of unit you currently have in your home.
- The scope of the project.
- The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of the HVAC unit you need for your home.
- The cost of labor to install your new HVAC system into your home.
- The installation techniques required to install your new HVAC unit
- The business you choose to work with for your installation.
The number of British Thermal Units (BTUs) required to heat and cool your home. This number is determined by:
- The total square footage of your home
- The height of your ceilings.
- The age of your home
- The layout of the rooms and floors throughout your home
- The style and quality of ductwork you have installed in your home.
- The quality of your home’s insulation, in addition to its heat gain and loss
When it comes to choosing an HVAC system for your home, sometimes the process can be overwhelming. However, with the help of the team at Francis Home Environment, you can rest assured knowing your home is in good hands.
We’ll help guide you towards making a decision that benefits you and your home so you can save money and increase your home’s energy efficiency, all while making your home as comfortable as possible throughout the year for you and your family.
What is the difference between a furnace and HVAC?
This is a common question we get asked a lot from homeowners as it is common to believe that a furnace and an HVAC system are two different concepts. However, your furnace and HVAC system are one and the same and can be looked at as being part of the same overall system. Let’s go over this concept in a bit more detail.
Simply put, an HVAC unit is a system that is installed in your home. Its job is to provide heat, ventilation, and air conditioning to each room, regardless of what time of year it is and what the weather is like outside. In other words, all homes have some type of HVAC system installed. It is the system that allows you to conveniently control the indoor temperature of your home with the click of a button using a thermostat. This thermostat is also responsible for showing homeowners what the current temperature of their home is and allows you to program your heating and cooling to a specific schedule to meet your needs.
On the other hand, your HVAC unit is also responsible for circulating the air throughout your home. By doing so, it helps make sure the indoor air quality of your home is clean and safe to breathe by eliminating dust, dirt, pet hair, and other airborne impurities that can lead to allergy-like symptoms such as a sore throat, itchy eyes, or dry skin. All in all, standard HVAC systems include:
- Air conditioners
- Heat pumps
- UV air purifiers
- Water heaters
At the same time, a furnace is a kind of home heating system that is a part of your overall HVAC unit. It is also represented by the H in HVAC for your ease of reference. A furnace is either powered by electricity or natural gas. The energy that powers your furnace produces heat on a burner which is then moved through a heat exchange. The heated air is then ventilated throughout your home through air ducts before it circulates through air vents that are located in every room to increase your home’s indoor temperature. In addition, as your furnace generates the heat, the combustion gasses are vented to the outside of your home using a flue pipe to ensure your safety.
The main mechanisms of a furnace include:
- The control system, also known as the thermostat
- Gas valves
- Heat exchangers
- A motor blower
- Ventilation system
- Flue pipe
At Francis Home Environment, we’re happy to offer all Rockland homeowners 0% interest rates and no payments for the first 12 months when purchasing a new HVAC system!
With 24/7 repair and maintenance services for emergencies on top of efficient home installation services, homeowners in Rockland, Ontario, can get back to enjoying a comfortable living environment all year round.
We stand behind our work, whether you’re getting a new furnace or we’re doing a routine vent cleaning. We aren’t happy until you’re happy, and we will do everything we can to make your installation or repair experience a great one.