HVAC Contractor Ottawa

Prime HVAC Solutions provides the best service possible. We carry the experience required to handle all your heating and cooling needs.

Whether you need:

  • Maintenance visits
  • Emergency furnace repairs
  • A complete HVAC system replacement 
  • New furnace installation

We passionately believe in providing the most affordable, most practical solutions to our valued clients, which is why our clients don’t hesitate to call us again when they have an emergency HVAC issue!

FAQ

  • I think my furnace is getting old, is it time to replace it?
  • How do I know if my furnace is efficient?
  • My furnace is turning on and off repeatedly, what do I do?
  • My furnace is making loud and unusual sounds?

Due to the long and cold winters in Ottawa, furnaces last less than industry averages. If your furnace is five years or older, depending on the unit, you may want to have it inspected, and possibly replaced. Like cell phones and personal computers, the technology used in central heating systems and furnaces is becoming more sophisticated and intelligent. The money you save on a yearly basis is beneficial in the long run. You will also have peace of mind that your new heating system is protected by warranty, and you will not be left out in the cold.

Over the past 40 years, the efficiency of furnaces has more than doubled, and the cost of fuel has more than tripled. Switching your old furnace out for a new one can quite literally save you thousands of dollars per year. The only sure-fire way to know if your furnace is operating efficiently is to call for a visit from one of the furnace repair experts at Prime HVAC Solutions. There are a lot of things that go into an efficient central heating system beyond your furnace.

A Prime HVAC Solutions furnace repair technician will inspect the following:

  • Leaking or incorrectly installed ductwork
  • Out of date thermostat
  • Incorrectly programmed thermostat
  • Heating bill
  • Furnace or boiler age
  • Furnace or boiler efficiency rating
  • Heat pump age
  • Temperature differential in zones or rooms
  • Maintenance history of your furnace or central heating system
  • Call Prime HVAC Solutions for a furnace efficiency assessment today
  • You have nothing to lose and only money to save

If your furnace is turning on and off at a rhythmic pattern, which isn’t normal, there is a good chance you are experiencing ‘short cycling’. This might be a symptom of a much greater problem, and if ignored could cause more damage to your furnace or central heating unit. Common causes of short cycling may include a clogged air filter, faulty flame sensor, defective thermostat, or a blocked vent on the outside of the building. If this is occurring during the winter, a very common cause is that an outside vent is plugging with snow or ice. Go outside and have a look and clear all debris out of the vents. If this isn’t your problem, call the furnace repair technicians at Prime HVAC Solutions immediately, before permanent damage is done to your heating unit or central system.

Chances are, if something goes wrong with your furnace or central heating system, the first clue will come from your ears. Common irregular noises you may hear are squealing, a loud pop, or scraping. Sometimes you may hear a steady popping sound from your vents on start-up and shut down of your heating or cooling system. Typically, this is caused by your metal ductwork expanding and contracting for the temperature change and is completely normal. Squealing, like you sometimes hear when a car starts in cold weather, is typically caused by a loose, worn, or dirty belt. A loud pop or bang coming from your furnace on start-up could be caused by a delayed ignition of the gas, which has built up due to a dirty burner. A scraping sound when your fan engages is a sign of a loose or broken blower wheel, a sheared shaft on your motor, or worn bearings. There is a multitude of problems which may cause furnace noise. It is very important to call a trusted furnace repair company, like Prime HVAC Solutions, at the first sign of any trouble.