The Cost of Furnace Repair

January 14, 2021

Furnace Repair Cost in Ottawa

A furnace is an important part of any Ottawa home, and many people have found themselves wondering, “how much does furnace repair cost in Ottawa?”

Pro Duct Solutions has produced a guide to give you an idea of what you might be looking at. If you have any questions or want to schedule an inspection, please contact us so we can help your furnace get back to work as soon as possible.

How much does it cost to repair a furnace?

Furnace repair in Ottawa can cost anywhere from around $80 for small repairs to $2,500 for major repairs on average. Most repairs cost somewhere in the middle of that range. Furnace repair cost varies based on multiple factors.

Lower price: flame sensor, ignitor, thermostat repair.

Mid-lower price: limit switch replacement, burner repair, gas valve replacement.

Mid-range price: thermostat replacement, blower fan repair, circuit repair.

Higher price: furnace motor replacement, heat exchanger replacement.

Before starting any furnace repair job, the technicians at Pro Duct Solutions will perform a rigorous inspection to find out exactly what went wrong. They usually start by checking the thermostat and switches as those can sometimes cause big problems but be an easy fix. After the inspection, you’ll be given a quote before any work starts. Once you’ve okayed the costs, then the technicians will begin repairs.

How old is your furnace?

The age of a furnace can greatly impact the amount it costs to repair it. Newer units will generally have fewer issues that need fixing, they’ll also still be under warranty which drastically reduces the amount you’ll need to pay out of pocket for repairs. Older furnaces may have pieces that are harder to find and may end up costing more.

What size is your furnace?

Different sizes of furnaces require different sized parts. They will also be differently structured on the inside and so will require different amounts of labour to repair. As well, larger furnaces may have increased output which could put more strain on certain parts of the furnace.

What kind of furnace do you have?

There is a cost difference between electric furnace repair and gas furnace repair. Electric furnaces tend to be less mechanically complicated while gas furnaces have more working parts. More parts means that there’s more that could go wrong and it requires a slightly higher level of skill to fix.

The price of your furnace repair also depends on whether you have a single stage furnace, two stage furnace, or variable speed furnace (also called a modulating furnace). A single stage furnace is a lot less complicated than a variable speed furnace so it’s going to cost less when it comes to repairs.

How often were you getting furnace maintenance?

Furnace maintenance is incredibly important for many reasons. When you get regular maintenance, the technician can catch small issues with your furnace before they become large, noticeable (and expensive) issues. Regular furnace maintenance can even prevent issues from ever happening in the first place.

To avoid unexpected or high furnace repair costs, it’s ideal to schedule maintenance at least once per year. That way you can keep both your repair and energy costs low. You can book Ottawa furnace repair using the online booking tool on our website.

Do you need replacement or repair?

Some furnace problems are easy enough to fix. Issues can range from something simple, like needing the thermostat recalibrated, to something more serious, like a crack in your heat exchanger.  Depending on what the issue is, some part of your furnace will need to be either repaired or replaced. If it’s just a repair that’s needed, it’s generally going to cost less than if you need a whole new part.

What part is broken?

Some parts of your furnace are more complicated than others. Also, depending on where they sit inside the unit, it may take more work to get to them.  Some pieces of your furnace are comprised of lots of smaller parts which is something that can also affect the cost of furnace repair.

The best way to know how much a repair is going to cost you, is to call Pro Duct Solutions. We’ll be able to take an in-depth look at everything that could be causing the issues with your furnace. We have a wealth of experience when it comes to furnace repair which makes the whole process a lot quicker and easier.

There are some things you can do yourself to help with furnace maintenance, however, it’s always a good idea to contact a registered HVAC technician when it comes to anything major. Some good things for you to do at home include replacing the filters on a regular basis, checking the functionality of your carbon monoxide detector, and making sure you can’t smell gas around the furnace area.

Don’t let furnace repair costs deter you from calling a technician. The benefits of a properly functioning furnace far outweigh the monetary costs. A properly functioning furnace will use less fuel, heat your home properly, and it’s safer overall. In addition, letting a problem persist or attempting to fix something yourself can cost you exponentially more money down the road. Home furnace repair can also void your warranty so it’s always better to contact Pro Duct Solutions before trying any DIY repairs.

At Pro Duct Solutions, we have expertly trained and experienced furnace repair technicians who are available to help you with whatever furnace repairs you might need. We work across the Ottawa area in both residential and commercial settings. A furnace is a huge investment and crucially important to home comfort and safety, make sure that you contact Pro Duct Solutions to help protect that investment.

Contact us today to discuss your Ottawa furnace repair either by phone or via our online booking tool.

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