7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

7 Signs You Need a New Furnace Now

Know When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Old Home Furnace Homeowner pop quiz: what are the signs to look for when your aging furnace has reached the end of its life? Is it obvious–like when it stops suddenly one cold winter day and no longer has a heartbeat? Or can it be more […]Read More

Give the Gift of Home Comfort for Christmas This Year!

A Brand New Furnace & AC: The Perfect Christmas Combo A new furnace may not be the first thing that comes to mind as a Christmas gift for someone on your list – it’s a big-ticket item, but one that will be appreciated for decades to come.   And while it may not be as flashy as a trip to […]Read More

Supply Chain Scarcity: What If I Need to Buy a New Furnace?

We can thank the pandemic for supply chain issues in Canada, including laptop and car shortages—oh, and bathroom tissue! With scarcity like this, what to do if your family needs to buy a new furnace? Could a Canadian family really go the entire winter without heat? Supplies Are Very Limited This Season, Get Your New […]Read More

Emergency Customer Service for Your Furnace 24/7/365—Even on Holidays—No Extra Charge!

Local emergency furnace service when you need it. It occurred to me that I needed emergency customer service for my furnace at about 3:00 am on the coldest morning of a harsh Canadian winter. The air was frigid cold and when I flicked on my bedside lamp, I could see my breath hanging frosty and heavy in […]Read More
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Boonstra’s New Home Furnace Buying Checklist

What to look for when you’re upgrading your home comfort for the cold. It’s a tried & tested tradition for Canadian homeowners: sooner or later, that central furnace – whether it was barely brand new on moving day, or showing signs of slowing down just a few weeks after settling in – will need to […]Read More

Who Needs a Protection Plan, Anyway?

We thought we would skip the furnace protection plan, my husband and I, when we purchased our first home.  We were young and poor, we thought.  What could happen, we thought? What happened, exactly, was the need to replace the most expensive part of our furnace—out of pocket. The furnace guy seemed sorry to have to charge us—but was quick to point out […]Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Why Your Older Furnace May Be a Health Risk If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning or a leak from your furnace, evacuate everyone from your home immediately.  Then contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service.  A technician came by my home to examine my furnace for a carbon monoxide leak. “Having a CO leak, that puts you and your family […]Read More

Why Buying a Furnace Is Better Than Renting a Furnace

To buy a furnace or to rent a furnace?   A technician comes to your house and gives you the news no homeowner ever wants to hear: the furnace is on its last legs, or even worse, broken.  Once the shock sets in, you ponder that replacing that older furnace could be in your near future.  With the fall and winter […]Read More
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Boonstra’s New Home Furnace Buying Guide

Expert Information on Home Heating Costs, Energy Efficiency, Installation & More for Hamilton & Burlington Area Homeowners Cost | Efficiency | When to Invest & What to Look for | Installation Whether it’s from age, wear & tear, or a breakdown that’s beyond fixing, replacing your home’s furnace is a rite of passage every property owner goes through – and for most, it’s one that comes with a lot of questions, such as: […]Read More
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The Hamiltonian’s Guide to Home Heating: Furnaces, Heat Pumps, & More

As we all know, Hamilton isn’t exactly known for tropical weather and beautiful sunshine. Hamilton is as Canadian as it comes with a yearly average temperature of 8.4oC. Naturally, you are going to need a heating system built to last and will keep you cozy throughout the entire year. But where do you even start? […]Read More
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Preparing Your Furnace for Winter

How Do You Prepare You Furnace for Winter? Furnace maintenance is the best way to prepare your furnace for the long winters in Hamilton and Burlington. Regular maintenance helps keep your furnace safe and improves efficiency. A maintenance check by a professional can spot any issues early, including potential gas or carbon monoxide leaks.  You […]Read More
mother and son trying to stay warm in a cold room at home

How Your Home Loses Heat

Winter is officially upon us, which means that your furnace is working hard to keep your family warm and comfortable. You’ve likely already taken steps to prepare your furnace for winter, but creating enough heat to warm your home is only half the battle: you also need to minimize heat loss. What is Heat Loss? […]Read More
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Why is My Furnace Leaking?

There are several reasons a furnace might leak. From condensation to clogs, many things can lead to a puddle of water on your furnace room floor. To help determine the cause of your leak, and the steps you should take, you first need to decide which type of liquid is coming from your furnace. What […]Read More