Have Questions About Heating Solutions in Burnaby, BC?

Our Heating & Cooling Experts Give Insight 

At Blue Mountain Services Ltd., we prioritize our clients and try to find you solutions quickly and effectively. As a well-regarded plumbing and heating company serving Burnaby, BC, and the entire Lower Mainland since 1995, we understand how stressful and overwhelming problems with your home’s systems can be. Whether you’re a residential property owner with a plumbing leak or you need commercial heating maintenance for your business, we’ve got you covered. You can have peace of mind with our 30-day guarantee on quality, and our manufacturers extend impressive warranties on all our parts.

The heating services we provide are unparalleled, and our technicians are continually working to improve their technique, as well as their knowledge base about industry tools and equipment. We can repair, install, and perform maintenance on a variety of heating applications, including:

  • Hot Water Tanks
  • Baseboards
  • Boilers
  • Fireplaces
  • Furnaces
  • Gas Services
  • Heat Pumps
  • Radiant Hot Water Heaters

Below, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our heating services. Call us for more information about the full range of heating services we provide!

What is HVAC?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air cooling. An HVAC system is necessary for any home or building to maintain a desirable living temperature.

What Is The Best Time to Replace a Furnace?

While some experts say furnaces should be replaced every ten years or so, efficiencies in furnace energy consumption for home heating systems have advanced enough to warrant the utility savings a replacement furnace can bring. Many well-maintained furnaces may last much longer than energy-efficient ones, and fewer quality models may only last a few years. The only way to know if it’s time to replace your furnace is to have an HVAC professional come to inspect the unit.

How Much Does a New Heating System Cost?

The cost of your heating system will be dependent on a variety of factors, including the size of your home and your own personalized needs. There are several variables involved, so it’s best to get a more accurate estimate from a licensed company like Blue Mountain Services Ltd.

How Often Should I Get My Heater Checked?

We recommend homeowners have their heating systems checked and maintained at least once per year to extend their lifespan as much as possible. The more you maintain your heating system, the longer it will last, and you’ll be able to catch small repairs before they turn into big, costly ones! Call us today to schedule an appointment for your annual maintenance check!

What Water Heater Should I Choose?

It’s important to do a little research about water heaters before you invest in one. If you don’t know much about them, our team of experts would be happy to discuss all your options with you and answer any questions you have. There are several factors that you should consider when looking at different water heaters to have installed, including efficiency, capacity, and cost. We can show you all the different water heaters to choose from, such as conventional storage, heat pump, solar, tankless coil, and indirect heater.

Every Time My Furnace Starts, it Makes a Clicking Sound. Is That Normal?

While some sounds should be checked out by a technician, this clicking sound you hear is most likely the spark igniter on the furnace going through its sequence to light the burners in the furnace. If you hear this sound for a long period of time, or if the clicking goes on repeatedly before the burner is ignited, please call us to come check it out.

When Should Furnace Filters Be Changed?

Furnace filters should generally be changed when there is visible dirt on the filter. For some homeowners, this will happen within a few weeks, and for others, it may take up to a few months. There are several things that factor into how often you should change your filter, including the quality of air where you live, whether you have pets and children, and whether you suffer from asthma or allergies. Check with your HVAC company on the appropriate time to regularly change filters in your area. Airflow that is restricted by dirty filters can damage your HVAC system.

Will My New Furnace Work Differently Than My Old One?

When you install a new heating system in your home, you’ll probably notice it operates differently than your old system. It might be running more quietly, and you also might notice intense heat isn’t blasting through the vents when the system is on. Technology has advanced drastically in the past couple of decades in the comfort air industry, which will affect how your system operates and what you notice about your system.

What Temperature Should I Set on My Thermostat?

In general, 18°C to 21°C is a normal room temperature that is comfortable for most people. The temperature you set your thermostat to is dependent on what the weather is like outside, as well as your own personal preference. During winter, it’s important to remember not to leave your doors and windows open for long periods of time. This will cause your heating system to work extra hard and may cause you to replace it prematurely.

What is The Water-Like Trickling Sound When My Furnace is on?

This sound is normal, especially for high-efficiency 90 percent furnaces. These furnaces have a by-product of water vapor within the unit. This water vapor returns to the furnace through the exhaust PVC and is then drained.

Why Choose Us for Quality Heating Repair Services?

If you have any more questions about the heating services we offer in Burnaby, BC and the entire Lower Mainland, our specialists have all the experience and expertise to provide you with answers and solutions. All of our highly trained technicians understand the ins and outs of the plumbing, heating, and drainage systems we work on. Whether you need 24-hour emergency services or a new furnace installed, we are up to the task. Contact us at (604) 444-3711 today to learn more about our full range of services or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

Why Hire Us?

  • 24 Hour Emergency Services
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction
  • Pride in Jobsite Cleanliness
  • Up to Date Equipment
  • Licensed & Knowledgeable Technicians