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Do I Need to Get an Annual Furnace Check-Up?

July 16, 2019
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In a short answer, yes you do.

Here’s the longer answer—maintaining a furnace provides your home with numerous benefits, but also ensures that your home remains safe. Annual check-ups are something you are familiar with. After all, you probably see your dentist once a year, go to the physician for a physical, and even have your car serviced. So, why would you ignore your furnace?


Reasons Every Homeowner Should Have a Tune-Up on Their Furnace in Winnipeg
The reasons why companies like East Side Ventilation urge you to get your furnace checked are simple. Maintenance is vital to keeping your home warm this winter, but also ensuring your gas furnace in your Winnipeg home is not a health hazard.

Here are the reasons why every home needs an annual furnace check-up:

• Proper Airflow: While a technician tunes up the furnace, they also look at the airflow your unit receives. Anytime a furnace experiences restricted airflow, it suffers unnecessary strain, which can short its lifespan and lead to unexpected repairs.
• Safety: Furnaces use fuel to heat your home, and any time you have combustion, you have the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks. Your technician looks at the gas connection but also assesses any issues that could contribute to carbon monoxide entering the home and makes sure your unit is safe.
• Reduction in Repairs: No one wants to call in a technician in the middle of winter and pay for an emergency repair because their furnace broke down. A tune-up catches small problems before they become big enough to cause your heater to break down, and it cleans your furnace too, thus ensuring it runs efficiently.
• Maintains Your Warranty: Did you recently invest in a new furnace? That significant investment has a warranty, but the warranty only remains in place if you do your due diligence, which includes annual maintenance. If you do not follow the maintenance stipulation in the warranty, you could void it and end up paying for repairs yourself.
• Better Efficiency for Winter: While your furnace runs strong all winter, your heating costs rise too. Make sure they do not increase more than necessary with a well-maintained furnace. When your furnace is clean, and parts are working as they should, your furnace will not require to work harder than necessary, which means it does not consume more energy than it needs.

Schedule Your Furnace Cleaning with Winnipeg Service Technicians Today
Now is the perfect time to book your furnace cleaning or repair services before the winter rush. Most homeowners do not remember to maintain their furnace until winter, which means longer wait times.

When you book before winter strikes, you can get in sooner and make sure your furnace is ready for the cold temperatures ahead.

Schedule your annual furnace tune-up or furnace cleaning in Winnipeg and surrounding cities with the technicians at East Side Ventilation. Call us today at 204-667-8700 or contact us online to set up a consultation.
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Jo-Ann Borger

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Simple: ESV is Good, Excellent, Friendly and On time

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Rick Negrich

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Had Chris come to our home and service our LifeBreath HRV. Took the time to explain its normal operations and what was the issue with it. Took the time to point out what was happening with it and what he had to do. Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him and Eastside. Awesome!!!

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Simon

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value One of the best HVAC companies in Winnipeg. Great, professional people. Everyone I spoke with was very polite and easy to deal with. Very knowledgeable of every aspect of what we needed. I would recommend Eastside Ventilation to anyone. They are top notch. Great first experience!! The Technician was knowledgeable & friendly. Took his time checking my system & explained things so that I could understand. Looking forward to being a long-time customer!

Services: Thermostat repair, Install thermostat, Repair HVAC, HVAC duct & vent repair, Ductless heating & A/C services, HVAC duct & vent cleaning, A/C system repair, HVAC duct & vent installation, Heating system repair, Heating system maintenance, Heating system installation, A/C system maintenance, Install AC, HVAC system maintenance

Dan Reimer

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value We just had our Furnace and Ducts cleaned and I just had to write up a review on Eastside Ventilation because it was amazing. From Dan D who accommodated a last min date change and set up the appointment to Scott and Paul who did everything right! A quick call 20 min before coming with a heads up. When they got here they introduced themselves right away to me and my wife and even our dogs liked them. They were Quick, Friendly professional, clean, covid friendly and bottom line good guys. Afterwards Scott gave me a recap of what they did what they found and even put in my new filter (one of those ugly accordion ones that take forever) then they both said it was nice to meet us and were gone... thanks guys and thanks Eastside.

Service: HVAC duct & vent cleaning

S G

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
This company did all the ductwork in our home when we built it 18 years go. They also installed our furnace and air conditioner. We hired them because the general contractor (Walter... can't remember his last name, sorry) who we hired to organize the building of our home said they have good pricing and do good work.
Anyway, Walter was right. And because of that, East Side Ventilation has been my go-to company any time I need anything done with my HVAC system for the past 18 years. The staff is professional, friendly, on time, and does excellent work. I highly recommend them. :) In case that loyalty makes it sound like I know them, I figure I ought to mention that I do NOT know the owners or staff on a personal level. It's just that I was really happy with their work when we built our home, and I see no reason to try anyone else and risk being unhappy with the workmanship. Some reviewers have mentioned that they couldn't get an exact quote ahead of time... I'm guessing that's because they bill based on how long it takes them to do the job, and they don't know that until they've done it. And I'm guessing they have enough business that they don't have to spend their time doing free in-home estimates anymore - and frankly, I don't blame them - I wouldn't do free in-home estimates either if I had enough business to avoid having to waste time on that. In any case, I've never worried about their pricing because like I said, they do good work and they're honest.

Jill Hart

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Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Chris came out to make it possible for our new dryer to be bottom ventilated. The existing hole was not in the right place. We were very impressed by his professionalism and attention to detail. He thought outside the box, anticipating issues the dryer installer might have and gave us extra ducting and a different elbow than the one we had. I had asked him to cut the duct flush with the bottom of the dryer, as that's what the installer said the night before, but Chris left it 1/4 inch higher as he didn't think the installer would be able to connect it easily otherwise. The installer came just as Chris was about to leave, and confirmed that it was a good thing that Chris left the extra margin of metal for him. Chris also said he added a brace to the ducting under the floor so that it was more solid than before. Our reno guy, who was also there doing work, took a look at it and said it looked really good. Chris was polite and prompt as well, and the man answering the phone, whom I talked to about 3 times, was always polite and helpful, giving me confidence. I would definitely recommend this company.

Tero Heikkinen

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Needed emergency support for an air conditioner that stopped working on the weekend. The technician was able to come out the next day when most other places were closed all weekend. He was crazy knowledgeable and his initial thoughts on the problem was replacing a $35 part. Turned out he was right! I highly recommend them for AC repair and will look to try them out for furnace maintenance this fall.

S Adam

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One of my daughter's and her husband just bought their first house. What better house warming gift than a duct cleaning... I know brilliant right!
I had the fine folks at East Side Ventilation clean my ducts many months ago and they did an honest great job. They were friendly and very professional. Their tech took the time to explain why the A/C was having a hard time cooling the second floor. This 100+ year old house was not built with A/C in mind. I asked my daughter how they were? She couldn't stop saying again how great they were. Definitely 5 star and 2 thumbs up!

Debbie Fedak

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Called East Side. Came down the next day and fixed "immediately". Jason and I believe Manny, thank you so much. There is good service out there!!! Great work ethics, hard to find now days but we sure did. Merry Christmas to you all. Will rebook the cleaning and HRV balancing in January with you! Merry Christmas All. Brian & Debbie

Gerard and Daryl

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Great service! Slight mixup in booking initially however when tech came he was quick, clearly knew what he was doing and fixed the issue. Would recommend them.

A Bright

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Honest quick reliable, I questioned the amount billed and was a little upset that I had to pay for another call due to ordering of parts, however they worked with me, would definitely recommend.

Lyle Baraniuk

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Dave was super. Great service and I appreciate that they stand behind their work.

Services: Heating system installation, Repair HVAC

Darlene Poplawski

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Went above and beyond, resolved our problem and took the time to explain. They were prompt, service was professional, would definitely recommend.

Melanie Neufeld

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Quick, knowledgeable and friendly. I will be calling them for all my future needs

Patricia Shymko

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They came punctually and did a good job

David Wallful

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Very professional. Great service.

Madison

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Fantastic service!

chris joss

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Service: Heating system maintenance

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Sandy Singh

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Highly satisfied and excellent service

Service: Duct Cleaning and Equipment repair

Sunday Adeoti

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Friendly, Excellent and Professional

Service: Winnipeg Duct Cleaning

H Morry

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East Ventilation is friendly and on time service

Service: Equipment Replacement

Randy Clegg

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Professional trades people. Well-co-ordinated, timely schedule. I was completely satisfied. Tradesman worked with other trades to ensure no conflicts of install components.