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9105 - 94 Street, Peace River, AB
A Divison of North Country Mechanical Ltd.
Randy & Bev Bachmeier


Freds Heating furnaces
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What furnace features should I look for in a new Furnace?

When purchasing a new furnace there are several questions you should ask. Unlike furnaces of the past, furnaces today come with many options.

Make sure to ask our staff the following questions to make sure you are receiving the furnace model that suits your budget and comfort level.


Furnaces come in a variety of efficiency’s, make sure you ask which furnace will provide you with the comfort and savings that you require.

Motor Speeds

Your furnace’s blower motor is the most common sound you hear when your furnace is running. It’s the element that pushes warm air throughout your home. Older furnaces have single or dual speed motors. A Variable-Speed motor spins at different rates, in response to the heating requirements of your home. They are much quieter and energy efficient than other units.


Single stage furnace burners simply turn on and run on full power until the temperature you requested has been reached. A two stage furnace has a high and low setting, which enables it to run on a low flame first and, if more heat is required, boost to a higher setting for more heat. This feature distributes the heat more evenly throughout your home giving you a higher comfort level.
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Basic Furnace Maintence

Basic Furnace Maintenance

Like anything mechanical, your furnace requires regular maintenance in order to ensure that it is operating safely and efficiently.  Thankfully, your furnace is designed to operate trouble-free and for long periods of time with minimal oversight.

However, your furnace should undergo basic maintenance at least once per year.  Many manufacturers specify that the warranty is void unless the furnace has been properly maintained.  By maintaining your furnace properly you will keep your utility bills low and significantly extend the working life of your furnace.  Just like with your car, performing regular preventative maintenance will help you enjoy many years of problem-free ownership!

Annual maintenance should include:

Checking the vent system for clogs, blockages, holes, or leaks
Checking the heat exchanger for rust, dents, and other signs of damage.
Checking the burners to ensure proper operation in accordance with the furnace specifications.
Check wiring/switches for proper function, signs of damage, etc.
Filters need to be checked/replaced - Note that it is wise to check your furnace filter quarterly to ensure that it is not clogged.  A clogged filter greatly reduces the efficiency of the furnace in addition to no longer filtering particulates from the air supply.
Please contact us to setup your Service appointment before Fall, so you can be ready for the cold weather this year.
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