Furnace Installation Maple Ridge, BC

When your furnace breaks down or it’s time for an upgrade, how do you know which one to choose? With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to decide. That’s where we come in. At Ryan Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer furnace installation and replacement services to help you find the perfect furnace for your home. We’ll take into account your needs to ensure you get a system that will keep you warm all winter long.

If you’re not sure which furnace is right for your home, contact us today. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect solution to suit your home. Stay warm this winter with Ryan Heating & Air Conditioning!

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New Furnace Installation Maple Ridge

Importance of a Furnace

In many parts of the country, a furnace is an essential piece of equipment for surviving the winter. If you live in an area with cold winters, a furnace is a must-have for keeping your family warm and comfortable.

Even if you have a fireplace, that alone will not be enough to heat your entire home. Most fireplaces are not designed to heat your house, they are best used for ambiance. That’s where a furnace comes in. A furnace provides consistent, reliable heat that can keep your entire home comfortable during even the coldest months of the year.

When it’s time to choose a new furnace, it’s important to use high quality equipment for your new furnace installation.

New Furnace Installation Factors to Consider

There are a couple of important factors to consider with a furnace replacement.

The first is the brand or quality of the furnace – not all brands are created equal. It is beneficial to refer to Consumer Reports where you will find American Standard as one of the top rated brands for reliability and consumer satisfaction. American Standard builds one of the highest quality products while aligning with quality contractors which results in high consumer satisfaction.

That brings us to the second factor – quality installation and customer service. The quality of installation is important to ensure a trouble free product. No matter what product is installed, if it’s installed poorly or incorrectly, that could result in additional repairs or shorten the lifespan of the equipment..

Ryan Heating & Air Conditioning looks to uphold the reputation that American Standard has built for having top quality products installed well.

Choosing the Right Furnace for your Needs

Choosing the right furnace for your home depends on several factors, including your climate and your home’s size.

If you live in a cold climate, you’ll want to choose a furnace heating system that can generate enough heat to keep your home warm. If you have a large home, you’ll need a furnace that can circulate the air evenly. With that said, one of the most important factors is the correct size of furnace for the house. If the furnace is oversized, it will result in short cycling and uneven heat distribution. The longer the furnace runs, the more even the heat distribution is.

One of the furnace features that help to achieve this is a two stage gas valve or modulating gas valve furnace vs a single stage gas valve furnace. The two stage furnace is like a large and a small furnace together, this is controlled by the thermostat. In the morning or on the coldest days of the year, the furnace will run on the second stage to quickly heat the house or keep the house warm. During the day the furnace will run on the first stage to give longer run times and more even heat distribution. American Standard offers a modulating furnace that will run from 40 -100% in 3% increments up and down. The modulating furnace offers further comfort and increased heat disburition. This is achieved by the longer run times, with lower btu levels.

Some consumers are concerned the lower btu’s will not heat their house on the coldest day, but the furnace has full capability to heat your house when it’s cold. In fact, the system communicates with the thermostat so the furnace has all the information required to keep your house warm and comfortable.

There are two motor options available – variable speed and constant torque motor. The variable speed is a great motor when paired with an air conditioner or heatpump, as this will give the system additional airflow. The constant torque motor is an energy efficient multi speed motor, however not as energy efficient as the variable speed motor.

new furnace install progress
New furnace install progress

High-Efficiency Furnace Installation

If you’re looking for a furnace that will save you money on your energy bills, and contribute to a cleaner environment, then a high-efficiency furnace is the way to go. These furnaces are designed to operate at lower temperatures, which means they use less energy to heat your home. You’ll see savings on your heating bills with a high-efficiency furnace. The two biggest differences between mid-efficiency and high efficiency furnaces are the venting and drainage requirements. The high efficiency furnace will vent with plastic pipes known as 636. This is a pipe designed for high efficiency appliance venting. In a retrofit application the venting is generally run to the side wall of the house, however in a new construction or full house reno the venting

could also be run to the roof like a b-vent. The second major difference is the requirement for drainage, as the venting temperature is cooler than a mid-efficient. This creates moisture in the exhaust and leads to condensation, and the need for drainage.

A number of High efficient furnaces qualify for Fortis rebates, this is generally $800 for 96% efficient furnaces or $1000 for 97% efficient furnaces. American Standard offers S9V2-VS two stage, variable speed motor and AUHM modulating furnace with variable speed motor. Both furnaces qualify for a $1000 Fortis rebate.

Standard Efficiency Furnaces

A standard efficiency furnace is a good choice if you’re not concerned about saving money on your energy bills. These furnaces operate at higher temperatures, so they use more energy to heat your home. However, they’re typically less expensive than high-efficiency furnaces. However standard or mid efficient furnaces no longer meet Canadian gas code and can not be purchased or installed.

Contact Ryan Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more about high efficiency furnace installation and replacement services! We’ll help you.

Common Furnace Installation Questions

The cost of furnace installation varies depending on the type of furnace you choose and the size of your home. A mid-efficiency furnace will typically cost less to install than a high-efficiency furnace. However, a high-efficiency furnace will save you money on your energy bills in the long run. The best way to determine the cost of installation is to contact us for a free estimate.

The time it takes to install a furnace varies depending on the type of furnace you choose and the size of your home. A standard efficiency furnace can usually be installed in one day. However, a high-efficiency furnace may take two days or more to install.

Installing a furnace is not a do-it-yourself project. Furnaces are complex pieces of equipment that require professional installation. Attempting to install a furnace yourself could result in serious injury or damage to your home. It could even be against local regulations especially in the case of natural gas furnaces. It’s best to leave the installation to the professionals. Call Ryan Heating & Air Conditioning for a free quote and be safe.

The lifespan of a furnace depends on several factors, including the type of furnace and how well it’s maintained. A high-efficiency furnace can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. A standard efficiency furnace will typically last 15-20 years. However, if you don’t maintain your furnace properly, it won’t last as long. That’s why it’s important to have your furnace serviced by a professional every year.

    • The type of furnace
    • How well the furnace is maintained
    • The climate you live in
    • How often the furnace is used.


If you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you.


Heat Pump - Alternative to Furnace?

Have you considered getting a Heat Pump? – these are a bit more money but have some advantages and there are some nice government rebates available! If air conditioning is important, a Heatpump is a great option. Many customers are under the impression a heatpump can replace their furnace. This is not the case, the heatpump would work with the existing furnace or a new furnace. This would be called dual fuel heating. There are some rebates through Clean BC and NRCAN for full system replacements when the system includes a Heatpump. Learn more about this in the Heatpump article.

Now that you know a little bit more about furnaces, and how to choose the right one for your home, contact us today for a free estimate on a new furnace. At Ryan Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect furnace for your needs and comfort. Stay Warm!

Need a furnace repair? We are also Maple Ridge Furnace Repair experts!

Call Ryan today for a new furnace installation quote!