Satisfied customer Arlen Hawks (left) of Castlegar appreciates the work of Ric Grant of Harmony Heating and Cooling, who replaced the old gas furnace in Hawks’ home with a new high-efficiency model.

A new furnace can save money for West Kootenay homeowners

Harmony Heating and Cooling offers reasons to switch to a high-efficiency system

Winter is fast approaching in the West Kootenays. Are you feeling comfortable about the capacity of your furnace or the reliability of your hot water heating system?

For most people, such thoughts only come to mind when their equipment starts to show signs of failing, or in extreme cases, stops working entirely. While no homeowner wants to face an emergency situation like this, Ric Grant at Harmony Heating and Cooling can help bring you even further piece of mind by showing you the benefits of installing high-efficiency, clean burning modern equipment.

“The biggest advances in new equipment are the efficiency ratings, the quality of the equipment – even the motors are more efficient on these furnaces,” he says. For people used to such elements as standing pilot lights and traditional controls, the pilots are gone and digital smart home thermostats are the norm.

Money can be going up the chimney

Older heating and cooling units can have efficiency ratings as low as 65-70 per cent, which means they must work harder to do the job. And that winds up costing you more money than necessary, Grant adds.

While he recently returned to the heating and cooling industry in the West Kootenays, Grant is very familiar with new technologies. He worked 23 years as a gas safety officer for the BC Safety Authority (now Technical Safety BC), inspecting the installation work of local gas contractors to ensure their work was completed according to provincial natural gas and propane safety codes and regulations.

“I like to say I’m probably held to a little higher standard now than some of the heating companies out there, because I know what it’s supposed to look like,” he chuckles.

Before he worked at keeping our homes and communities safe, he spent over 20 years in the heating and cooling industry, where he built an exceptional knowledge of the industry.

Some other things that set Harmony Heating and Cooling apart:

  • With a shop on their site, all custom sheet metal work required for an install is done locally, saving you time and potentially money
  • They can direct homeowners to available Fortis BC grants worth $500-$700 toward the cost of new natural gas furnaces and boilers
  • While new installations are their specialty, their expertise can determine the viability of repairing an existing system
  • Satisfied customers appreciate the quality customer service

While the purchase of a new heating or cooling system may not be as fun as buying a boat or a new flat-screen TV and home entertainment system, Grant says, the efficiencies built in will save you dollars over the long run.

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To find out more, get a quote on a new high-efficiency heating system in Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and surrounding areas, give Grant a call at 250-551-6013 or visit Harmony Heating and Cooling online.

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