Why You Should Consider Changing Your Furnace & AC at the Same Time

By | Air Conditioning, Furnace, HVAC

If your home heating and cooling system is aging or a major component has quit altogether, it can be tempting to only change a furnace or an air conditioner. There is a larger upfront cost to replacing both at the same time, but there are a few good reasons to consider it.

Furnace and Air Conditioner Installation

Installation Cost Savings

There is work efficiency for an HVAC technician to replace both a furnace and air conditioner at the same time. This can be a significant reduction in your installation costs, particularly if your home requires a complex installation. If you replace one of your major units and the other breaks down shortly after, it could end up costing significantly more combined.

Parts Work More Efficiently in Unison

The furnace and air conditioner work together and utilize each other’s components. When you try to pair a new, efficient unit to an older unit that isn’t very efficient by modern standards, one can drag down the efficiency of the other. This can lead to much higher operating expenses than if both are replaced. The only way to guarantee that a component works at its rated efficiency from the manufacturer is to pair it with a matching new unit.

Efficiency of New vs Old Units

If we look at just a furnace or AC on their own, there have been major efficiency advances in the past decades. For example, most furnaces made before 1990 are lower-efficiency models that average between 60 and 70 percent efficiency. New high-efficiency gas furnaces range from 95 to 99 percent efficiency. Imagine the impact a 20-30% increase in efficiency could have on your bills.

Replacing One Unit Could Lead to Premature Breakdowns

Imagine you’re in the best shape of your life and you go for a jog in broken down, old shoes. You end up working harder and could even risk injury. The same is true in your HVAC system. For example, an old air handler may not be capable of keeping up with modern components and cause undue stress on the system.


If your home heating & cooling system is nearing the end of its lifespan or not running efficiently, contact us for a free quote. Until May 31, 2021, we’re offering $250 off in addition to FortisBC’s $1000 energy saving rebate when you install a furnace and AC combo. Our offer applies to all quotes until May 31.

How to Claim FortisBC’s Double Rebates on Furnaces

By | Furnace

For a limited time, FortisBC is offering double rebates on high-efficiency natural gas furnace upgrades (get your promo code by Dec 31!). Here are the details on how to claim and why you should take advantage of the savings now.

Get Your Promo Code Now, Install Your New Furnace Later

In order to claim your furnace rebate, you need to apply for a promo code by Dec. 31. You have until Mar. 31, 2021 to install the furnace. You can register for a promo code online from FortisBC here.

Installing a New Furnace Can Save Energy

Most furnaces installed before 1990 are lower-efficiency models that average between 60 and 70 percent efficiency. New high-efficiency gas furnaces range from 95 to 99 percent efficiency. On top of this, you have the assurance of warranties of 10 years on all furnace models we install.

Interested in learning more about a furnace replacement? We’re a member of the FortisBC Trade Ally Network and can help you along the way. Contact us for a free estimate or to book your installation.

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