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Furnace repair company recommendations ? (North Vancouver)

Jan. 11, 2016, 12:46 a.m.
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Fan on furnace is acting up (not staying on). Old furnace, needs maintenance, might be time for replacement.

Any recommendations for a reliable furnace repair company that is quick and honest? (we are in North Van)

:canada: :czech:

Jan. 11, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
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I been using use Milani for many years … they are highly professional, but they may not be the cheapest.

Jan. 11, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
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Not BC Furnace , there nearly blew up my house dues to their substandard work. yes I had an explosion in my house after they serviced it.

Jan. 11, 2016, 7:45 a.m.
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http://www.primaplumbing.com

Did a great job replacing ours and a friends. Also works with your Home Depot financing to replace one.

Jan. 11, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
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I got a new Rheems 80,000 btu HE furnace 4 years ago which cost 4000$, also R50 in the attic and some weatehr stripping for a total of [HTML_REMOVED]6000$, there were energy rebates which payed me back 2500$ but even without those incentives the gas bill is cut in half which amounts to saving 1300$ a year on gas … I'm way ahead

get 3 estimates my quotes ranged from 4000 to 5600 and one guy didn't even show up

you can search which furnaces are better on the internet I found that Rheems came out pretty good

Jan. 11, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
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you can search which furnaces are better on the internet I found that Rheems came out pretty good

Proper installation is WAY more important then the brand.

Jan. 11, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
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get 3 estimates my quotes ranged from 4000 to 5600 and one guy didn't even show up

This … a lot of flaky operators out there. Some places will send out a sales guy who knows little about furnaces and heating. They will try to sell you the biggest furnace that is way more BTUs than you need with just a quick look around. I got a energy audit done on my home and the auditor (an MTB buddy) did a BTU rating for my home by taking measurements of the home’s air leakage, insulation, furnace and ductwork. The audit used to be free/paid for by the Province, but I believe there is now a fee. I don't know if this has changed, but there may be some info here:

https://www.bchydro.com/powersmart/residential/building-and-renovating/get-a-home-energy-audit.html

Jan. 11, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
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No direct experience but a couple of reference info pages for you:

http://www.fortisbc.com/NaturalGas/Homes/AppliancesHeatingSystems/SpaceHeating/ForcedAirFurnaces/Pages/default.aspx

Rebate, check to see if this program was extended:
http://www.fortisbc.com/About/Newsletters/TheContractor/Pages/Furnace-and-boiler-800-rebate.aspx

Jan. 11, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
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just leave nsmb open on your desktop 24/7.

this forum blows enough hot air to keep any home warm.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Jan. 11, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
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Keith's are really good.
But not so cheap

People always ask me what's the phenomenon
Yo what's up? Yo what's goin' on- Adam Yauch

Jan. 11, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
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No direct experience but a couple of reference info pages for you:

http://www.fortisbc.com/NaturalGas/Homes/AppliancesHeatingSystems/SpaceHeating/ForcedAirFurnaces/Pages/default.aspx

Rebate, check to see if this program was extended:
http://www.fortisbc.com/About/Newsletters/TheContractor/Pages/Furnace-and-boiler-800-rebate.aspx

Current rebates: http://www.fortisbc.com/Rebates/RebatesOffers/Pages/default.aspx

Jan. 11, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
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just leave nsmb open on your desktop 24/7.

this forum blows enough hot air to keep any home warm.

Between this and just leaving the oven open I think we'll be okay till the weather warms up in a couple months.

Jan. 11, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
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just leave nsmb open on your desktop 24/7.

this forum blows enough hot air to keep any home warm.

In which case, my posts be radiating warmth rather than blowing hot air …

Jan. 11, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
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Heat exchanger is toast. New furnace for us. This old dinosaur ain't got parts available. :(

Jan. 11, 2016, 2:12 p.m.
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Between this and just leaving the oven open I think we'll be okay till the weather warms up in a couple months.

Just buy a Dyson then.. and enjoy the "warning" label on the power cord stating it draws more powa than a fridge or a stove.

protect tom mcdonald at all costs

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