Home Furnace Maintenance in Alberta
Did you know that broken furnaces contribute to many property insurance claims each year? If your furnace dies or isn’t properly operating in cold weather, your home’s temperature can drop and cause frozen or burst pipes, resulting in damage. Keeping your furnace in good repair can save you money over the long term and protect your home.
Types of Furnaces in Alberta’s Homes
Most Albertans have forced-air central furnaces heating their homes. These work by heating air and blowing it through ducts throughout the home. Different fuels heat the air, including:
- Electric – Very efficient, quiet and small furnaces; they’re cheaper to install but the cost of electricity can be higher than other fuels.
- Natural Gas – The most popular fuel for furnaces in Alberta as natural gas is relatively cheap and plentiful.
- Propane – A less popular alternative to natural gas.
- Oil – Found more in rural Alberta; oil