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Getting a New Furnace Amid Supply Chain Shortages

You might have heard about global supply chain shortages in certain industries. In fact, it seems almost every industry has been affected, from the automotive industry to the furniture industry and more. So, you might be worried or wondering if the supply chain shortage will affect your HVAC system should you need to replace or […]

Tips to Keep Your Home Warm This Holiday

Planning to have a house full of friends and family this holiday season? It can make maintaining a comfortable temperature and reasonable energy bill an especially difficult balancing act. So, we bring you these tips to keep your home warm this holiday. Hopefully, they’ll help you heat your home more efficiently and affordably with all […]

Troubleshooting Your Gas Furnace

You wake up and it’s so cold in your house that you can see your breath. Has this ever happened to you? Before you panic and call for emergency furnace services, take a look at our checklist for troubleshooting your gas furnace. It could save you the cost of an emergency furnace call.

Heat Pump vs. Gas Furnace: Which Is More Efficient?

As of 2020, most Canadians were using natural gas to heat their homes. However, as the supply of gas causes prices to fluctuate dramatically, you, like many Canadians, might be exploring different options. In addition to cost, Canadians are also concerned about climate change. Therefore, heating efficiency is also a priority. That’s why more people […]

Ways to Prevent Heat Loss in Your Home

As the weather becomes increasingly cooler, many homeowners are preparing their homes for winter. Keeping your home warm during sub-zero temperatures can be tricky and costly, especially if you have an older house. To save yourself a little bit of effort and money come winter, here are a few things you can do to prepare […]


Autumn is here and the temperature is beginning to drop. Regardless of if you’re excited about the cold weather ahead, preparing your home for winter is an absolute must during the fall. As homeowners turn on their furnaces, our experts begin getting more questions from curious homeowners about their HVAC systems. To help our homeowners […]

Prep Your Furnace With An Early Bird Tune-Up

Just like changing your furnace filter, tune-up appointments are an essential and necessary part of owning a furnace. Homeowners who really prioritize their furnace’s safety and performance may choose to schedule their furnace maintenance in late summer to get it out of the way, here’s why we recommend an early-bird furnace tune-up for your home.

The Benefits of Installing a High-Efficiency Furnace

As the fall approaches, many homeowners in Windsor are reassessing the value of their furnaces. Many homeowners are wondering whether or not their old furnace is going to provide adequate heating for another year, and whether or not they should finally replace theirs with a new and energy-efficient model. There are several reasons why investing […]

Beware of HVAC Scams In Windsor

While the Canadian government banned unsolicited door-to-door heating and cooling system sales in early 2018 due to rampant HVAC service and installation scams, unfortunately, vulnerable people are still being taken advantage of every day by these tactics. HVAC scammers rely on the elderly, those who are mentally impaired, or those who don’t know better like […]

Your Guide To Understanding How Furnaces Work

Most of us have lived in a house with a furnace at some point in our lives. Due to their efficiency, low-effort maintenance, and ability to work in extreme weather conditions, furnaces are extremely common in Canadian homes. While most homeowners understand what a furnace is and why they’re necessary, how a furnace works is […]

What To Expect During Furnace Installation

If you’re a homeowner who’s never experienced the installation of a new furnace before, or you’re a homeowner who’s never experienced furnace installation done by the experts at Fahrhall before, you may have some questions about what to expect. This is very understandable, considering furnaces are a huge investment toward the safety and comfort of […]

What Should I Do Before Calling For Emergency Furnace Repair?

During the winter, your furnace is an integral part of keeping your home and your family safe and warm. Sometimes, when we experience issues with our heating system, we can panic and jump the gun, calling for emergency furnace repair when there’s actually a very simple fix to whatever issue your furnace may be experiencing. […]

Expert Solutions For a Drafty Home

Winter is coming in full force, and that means homeowners throughout Canada are preparing their homes for the cold weather and making sure that their space is warm enough to keep their families safe and comfortable. If you’ve noticed that at times your home can be quite drafty, you’re not alone. Many homeowners (especially homeowners […]

Financing A New Furnace With Fahrhall

It’s no secret that purchasing a new furnace can be costly, however, having a working furnace is essential to surviving Windsor winters in a safe and warm home. When it’s time to purchase a new furnace, instead of buying a new system outright, many often opt for the more affordable option of financing their new […]

Energy Saving Tips For Your Heating System

As the weather becomes cooler and cooler, more and more Canadian homeowners are turning on their heating systems for the winter ahead. During the winter, we rely on our heating systems to keep us warm and safe, but of course, heating a home can be very pricey. If you’re interested in learning how you can […]

Lennox Feel The Love 2021

The experts at Fahrhall are proud to announce that our 2021 Lennox Feel The Love Campaign was a resounding success! We were able to accomplish our mission of showing support, love, and a helping hand to a member of our community who really deserved something special. Just this past weekend we had a wonderful time […]

Replace Your Furnace and Air Conditioner Together This Year

The summer has ended and fall is in full swing, leading many homeowners to consider the quality of their home comfort systems. If your air conditioner barely made it through the summer, and your furnace is looking past its prime as well, it might be time to replace both systems together. Furnaces and air conditioners […]

Beware Of Furnace Price Increases!

Supply Chain Shortages As we’re making our way out of the isolation we’ve been living in for the last year and a half, most things are the same as we left them, but some things have changed. Many manufacturers have struggled to get up and running at full tilt. In many cases this has caused […]

Furnace Repair and Service Experts Windsor

In Canada, having a functional furnace is much more than a creature comfort, it’s a necessity that allows us to endure the long, harsh winters. The Canadian cold really takes a toll on our heating systems. But, luckily, the residents of Windsor, Ontario have the experts at Fahrhall to rely on for all your furnace […]

Closing Your Vents Could Be Damaging Your Furnace

For homeowners in Windsor, a furnace is an essential part of life during the winter, but it can also be costly. In an effort to cut costs, many homeowners believe that closing the vents in the low traffic rooms around their homes will reduce wasted heat, but unfortunately, it can damage your furnace.

Save On Energy with a Smart Thermostat

In Canada, the winters are frigid, and the summers are sweltering, which means homeowners rely on their heating and cooling systems to keep them comfortable for the majority of the year. While you can’t put a price on happiness, utility bills do put a price on home comfort. Using a smart thermostat in conjunction with […]

Why Is There Water Around My Furnace?

Finding a pool of water around any appliance or piece of home comfort equipment is never a good sign, but it can be especially concerning when it happens to your furnace. In most cases, it’s usually a simple fix, but we’ve broken down a few of the possible causes for finding water around your furnace […]

Extreme Cold vs. Your Furnace

When cold snaps hit, and they always do during the winter, it can put a lot of stress on your heating system. Every year our lines are flooded with calls from homeowners in need of furnace repair at the first onset of extreme cold weather. We’ve put together a few tips to give your furnace […]

Which Direction Should My Furnace Filter Face?

Replacing your furnace filter may seem like a simple task, but a large number of homeowners don’t realize that there is a right way and a wrong way to install them. We’ve put together some furnace filter tips, including which direction to install them, to help you get your heating system running at its best.

Furnace Not Heating? Here’s What to Do!

Canadians rely on their furnaces to get them through the winter, so it’s not uncommon for homeowners to panic if their heating system stops working. If you notice your furnace is not heating your home adequately this winter, try these tips before you call Fahrhall for service!

How to Tell If Your Furnace Has Flood Damage

Homeowners in Windsor, Ontario, are no stranger to fall flooding caused by excess precipitation, but many don’t realize the damage it can cause to their home comfort systems. We’ve broken down the steps you should follow if you suspect your home comfort systems, like your furnace and water heater, may have sustained flood damage.

Renting vs. Owning a Fahrhall Furnace

Replacing a furnace can be an overwhelming process for a lot of homeowners because they want to get a unit that will last and get the most for their hard-earned money. We often get asked if renting or buying a furnace is best, so we’ve broken down the facts behind each of these financing options.

Fall Furnace Maintenance and Why It’s Important

It’s important to get as much work done around the house as possible before the frigid winter weather arrives. Furnace maintenance is no different; here are a few of the reasons you should get a professional to maintain your furnace this fall.

Which Furnace Filter Is Best?

We’ve discussed how important it is to regularly change your furnace filter in the past, but people often ask us which furnace filters are the best. There are several options to choose from, but most furnace filters are one of three types.

Understanding Fahrhall’s Furnace Protection Plans

Having a functioning furnace is a necessity for Canadian homeowners, especially during the fall and winter. Fahrhall offers three levels of protection plans, Bronze, Silver Plus, and Gold Plus, to ensure your heating system is well maintained and operating properly. Here is everything you need to know about these system saving plans.

Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems

When something goes wrong with your heating system, don’t panic! Sometimes there’s an incredibly easy fix and you can have the heat flowing again in just a few minutes. Here are some things to try to troubleshoot common furnace problems!

Can a Furnace Run Without Electricity?

Even though your furnace is fuelled by gas, it requires electricity to operate, so it will not work during a power outage.

What a Banging Sound Coming from Your Furnace Means

Any time you hear a new noise coming from your furnace, it’s an indication that there is something wrong with the system. When the heating system starts making a banging sound, it could be a sign that the main blower or combustion blower is damaged or malfunctioning.

How Extremely Cold Weather Affects the Furnace

Did you know furnaces are sized in accordance with the home’s square footage and average winter temperature for the area? For most of the winter, that means your furnace should have no trouble keeping up with the weather. However, if we experience record-setting cold temperatures, your furnace might have trouble keeping up. During times of […]

Ideal Thermostat Settings for Winter

Heating your home can be expensive, but you don’t have to sacrifice warmth to save money. To balance comfort and expenses, use these ideal thermostat settings during the winter.

How to Repair a Lennox Furnace

It can be frustrating when you run into a problem with your heating system and it’s not working as expected. If you’re having issues with your Lennox furnace, try these three fixes before calling for service or repair:

Save on a New Furnace with These Winter Promotions

We’re excited to announce details about the new Lennox and Daikin winter promotions. With these manufacturer discounts, you can save up to $1,500 when purchasing and installing a qualifying whole-home comfort system.

How to Repair a Daikin Furnace

If you run into a problem with your Daikin furnace, there are a few things to try before calling for professional repair:

Keep Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes Clear of Snow

After a snowstorm, it’s important to check that snow is not blocking the furnace intake and exhaust pipes. If you use a gas furnace, you’ll have two pipes outside of your home. The intake pipe pulls in fresh air for combustion, while the exhaust pipe expels the byproduct of the heating process. To work safely […]

Help Prevent Furnace Problems with This One Tip

January is a busy month for furnace repair calls. As the temperature continues to drop, heating systems have to run continuously to keep homes warm and comfortable. While there are a number of reasons you could run into furnace problems, too often we’re called in for service when the issue could have easily been prevented […]

FAQ About Furnaces with Scott Stevens

Scott Stevens is the General Manager at Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists and has helped countless homeowners increase their home comfort. Today, he shares some insider tips about furnace repair, service and installation.

Why the Correct Furnace Size is Important

When purchasing a new heating system, it’s critical that the furnace size matches the size of your home. Installing a system that is too big or too small can cause a number of issues.

Easy Furnace Replacement

Buying a new heating system is not as exciting as purchasing a new home or car, but it’s an important decision because it has a significant effect on your overall home comfort. We know that the furnace replacement process can be confusing and overwhelming, which is why we’ve made the process simple and straightforward for […]

Make Sure Your Furnace is Ready for Winter

The best way to get your furnace ready for winter is to schedule professional maintenance. The benefits of a yearly furnace tune-up and inspection include proper system functionality, improved indoor air quality, enhanced energy efficiency and increased system lifespan.

Prompt Furnace Repair in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent

If The Old Farmer’s Almanac is to be believed, then we’re in for a cold, snowy winter, and heating systems are going to be working overtime to meet demand. It’s important to be prepared and know who to call if you need any type of furnace repair or service in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions.

5 Tips to Increase Furnace Efficiency

Your heating system works hard to keep your home warm and comfortable. Here are a few steps you can take to help increase furnace efficiency and enjoy the benefits of a more evenly-heated home and lower monthly energy bills.

Purchase a Furnace Protection Plan Online

You should be scheduling yearly furnace maintenance. It’s the best way to help keep your heating system reliably operating during the cold winters in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent areas. When you purchase a furnace protection plan through Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists, a yearly 32-point inspection is always included, in addition to other benefits such as […]

How Long Does a Furnace Last?

A furnace should last about 20 years on average; however, there are a number of factors that could affect how long your heating system can keep your home warm and comfortable.

Time to Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up

Winter weather can be unpredictable, but at some point, the temperature will drop and you’ll need your furnace to keep the home warm and comfortable. Be prepared for the sudden cold weather with a furnace tune-up.

The Cost of Furnace Repair

The price of furnace repair can vary depending on a number of factors including the part that needs to be repaired or replaced, whether your heating system is still covered under warranty and if you have any type of maintenance or protection plan.

Finance a New Furnace with Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists

Many people prefer to finance a new furnace, rather than paying for it outright. Financing is an attractive option because of the ability to install a new system right away and the affordable monthly payments.

Best Furnace Brand to Install

When it comes time to install a new heating system, furnace brand matters. There are certain companies that manufacturer substandard equipment and others that have legendary reliability; however, it’s important to remember that quality installation is just as important. When trying to determine the best furnace brand to install, you need to carefully consider the […]

Leaves And Snow Can Cause A Need For Furnace Repair

With December almost at an end, it is safe to say that everyone has their furnaces already running for the winter. Something homeowners should be sure to remember this winter is to rake and remove the leaves on their property. The longer you leave them on your lawn, the greater the chance that snow will […]

Furnace Tips For Before And After A Snowstorm

You can never be sure when and where a big snowstorm is going to hit, but you can make sure the furnace is prepared for all unpredictable winter weather. Homeowners should take a few necessary steps to make sure their furnace is ready, both before and after the snow falls.

Guide to Buying a New Furnace

Deciding to upgrade a heating system is a big financial decision, however, a new furnace can help reduce energy bills and help prevent costly repairs and sudden breakdowns. Make sure to choose the right furnace for your needs and home by considering the AFUE rating, output capacity and select a reputable furnace installation company.

Why DIY Furnace Repair is Never a Good Idea

While it can be tempting to perform DIY furnace repair, the risks and costs involved make it a terrible idea. Hiring a professional can actually save time, keep everyone safe and save money.

Furnace Damaged from Flooding in Chatham and Windsor?

It seems every year, more people in the Chatham and Windsor area are dealing with the aftermath of flooding and the destruction it’s caused to homes — especially basements. During stormy weather and flooding, there are safety hazards concerning your heating and cooling systems, so protect HVAC equipment and keep your family safe during heavy […]

Fahrhall Donated A Furnace & AC to Border City Boxing Club!

With the support of our community partners, we were able to facilitate the installation of a brand new high-efficiency, industry leading furnace and air-conditioner for the Border City Boxing Club & Family Fitness Centre so people can enjoy world class workouts all year round in total comfort.

Fall is the Perfect Time for Furnace Service

To ensure your house is comfortable throughout the fall and winter, schedule annual furnace service before the cold weather arrives. Yearly service can help reduce the chance of a breakdown, ensure the system is operating safely and help lower monthly energy bills.

Benefits of Scheduling Professional Furnace Maintenance

On top of keeping your system running smoothly, professional furnace maintenance can help lower monthly utility bills, increase reliability and help extend a heating system’s lifespan.

Door-to-Door Furnace Scams Still Happening in Ontario

The Ontario government banned unsolicited door-to-door sales of most heating and air services back in March after many years of it being a serious issue. However, the recent story about a Toronto man with a mental disability being tricked into signing expensive heating and cooling contracts for everything from maintenance plans to HEPA filters proves that […]

Common Furnace Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year

With another year starting, it’s the perfect time to wipe the slate clean and start anew. Many people make resolutions to improve their lives and work hard on achieving their goals. As your home comfort specialists, Fahrhall would like to remind you of some common furnace mistakes homeowners make that can damage your heating system […]

Be Aware of Cracked Heat Exchangers This Winter

As a homeowner, one thing you don’t want to hear is that there’s a crack in your furnace’s heat exchanger. If you do hear those words, the professional technician will most likely recommend replacing the whole furnace rather than trying to replace or repair the cracked heat exchanger.

NOW is the Time for AC and Furnace Replacement with our Daikin Fall Promo!

In just a few weeks, the leaves will start to change colours, pumpkin spice will take over everywhere and furnaces will start up all over the region. Make sure you’re ready and schedule your air conditioner and furnace replacement NOW to take advantage of our Daikin Fall Promo! Between September 1, 2017 and November 30, […]

Causes and Signs of HVAC Mould

Mould can be extremely dangerous to your health. According to Health Canada1, exposure to indoor mould is associated with an increase in chronic wheezing, and associations have been found between a home’s dampness and the risk of developing asthma. To ensure the health of everyone in your home, make sure you know the causes and […]

Keeping Your Home Efficient This Winter

Homeowners tend to face higher hydro bills in the winter because as temperatures drop, we turn to the thermostat to keep our homes cozy and comfortable. What many people don’t realize is that there are simple ways of keeping your home efficient without sacrificing comfort. With increased efficiency comes lower bills!

Leaves Can Actually Block Your Furnace & Force it to Stop Working!

It may be December now but last month had us feeling like it was late-September instead! The sun has been shining and the red, orange and yellow leaves have only now all fallen off the trees. The nice weather has allowed homeowners to prepare for the upcoming winter by tuning and starting up their furnaces […]

New Preventative Maintenance Members Get $25 Off a Furnace Tune Up!

Most people only really think about their furnace when it’s time to turn it on (or off!) and when it’s not working as it should. But there’s a lot of care that should go into your furnace to keep it functioning properly and to avoid costly breakdowns.

Preparing for Seasonal Winter Storms

In Canada, we’ve come to expect very cold temperatures and flurries but can often be struck with severe storms that seemingly appear out of nowhere. It’s important to keep yourself and your home ready for the unexpected and ensure you’re preparing for seasonal winter storms in advance.

The Importance of a Clean Furnace Filter

Your furnace is responsible for keeping your home warm and comfortable through the long, cold Canadian winters. But it can only do its job properly if it’s well maintained, which includes ensuring that it has a clean furnace filter.

The HVAC Ratings All Homeowners Should Be Familiar With

Maintaining home efficiency is the best way to save money and help the environment by lowering your carbon footprint. But how exactly is efficiency rated in your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system? Understanding the most important HVAC ratings can benefit you when upgrading to new units and help you make an informed decision about […]

Book Your Furnace Repair Before Winter Strikes

As we gear up for winter, we start to organize our home inside and out. However, don’t forget to prepare the most significant part of your home that keeps your family comfortable in the chilly winter months ­– your furnace. Be sure to invest in furnace repair this season so you’re not left in the […]

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