Home is where the heat is. With an unpredictable and sometimes nasty winter in full swing in Calgary, it’s nice to cuddle up at home — but it can be costly.
The average North American homeowner spends $800 to $1,000 during the winter heating their home, says the Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Institute of Canada.
But for those in the northern climes, the cost of annual furnace maintenance is modest, especially when compared with the price of a new unit, which can cost upwards of $10,000, says the organization.
Not only will a clean, well-adjusted heating system save money, it will pro- long the life of a furnace by five to 10 years.
Only an accredited professional contractor should be used, the institute says. He or she can ensure that the unit is operating in the safest means possible by testing for hazards like carbon monoxide.
A clean, well-adjusted heating system can prolong the life of your furnace by five to 10 years.