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Everything You Need to Know about Furnace Installation in Winnipeg

There are a lot of perks that come with winter. Outdoor activities abound, including skiing, skating and hockey. But Old Man Winter comes with his downfalls, too - freezing temperatures being the biggest. No one wants to wake up in the middle of the night and find themselves without heat trying to beat the harsh winter with only blankets. This is where East Side Ventilation comes in. We understand the need for quick and efficient installation of your furnace.


Residential Furnace Types

A household furnace in Winnipeg is a major appliance, most commonly fueled by natural gas, which needs care and maintenance that we at East Side Ventilation provide. We pride ourselves on being experts when it comes to furnaces, so here are three types based on efficiency and design:

  • Single-stage: This type of furnace has only one stage of operation; it is either “on” or “off”, hence the name. This makes it quite noisy because it is always running at the highest speed. However, one of the perks of this type is the low cost of installation.
  • Two-stage: As the name implies, this has two stages of operation - full speed and half speed. Depending on the heat that is required, it can perform at lower speed most of the time, thus creating a better comfort level. The main advantage of this design: it’s much quieter than the single-stage.
  • Modulating: This is the design that will save you the most money because it modulates the heat output and air velocity continuously. This type only works as needed and never outputs more energy than necessary.


Typical Installation Process

We perform furnace replacements in Winnipeg very diligently. Here is a quick overview of a procedure we use for our installations:

  • The first step for us to be able to install your furnace in a timely fashion is to know the type of furnace you need. Be it gas, oil or electrical, we know our furnaces inside and out.
  • We then need to prepare the unit for installation. We remove loose parts and instructions from the unit itself.
  • The third step is deciding which side of the unit the return air duct will connect to, or whether it will be attached to the bottom of the unit.
  • Next, we put the unit in the desired space. We use rubber isolation pads to minimize noise during operation. If the unit is in a basement, it should be supported by blocks at least four inches above the floor. If the unit is in the attic, then some special precautions will be taken.


This was just a short overview of how we handle a typical installation processes. As you can see, there are lots of things to consider when it comes to furnace replacement in Winnipeg.


Don’t let that midwinter night’s dream turn into a nightmare because of a faulty furnace. Contact the helpful and skillful technicians at East Side Ventilation today!