“Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is.” – Joe Barton
Are you fortunate enough to live in Toronto? Have you noticed that Toronto’s climate seems much milder than the rest of Canada? Why? Do you have a furnace or a home-heating system installed in your home? If so, why should you maintain your home’s furnace?
Toronto’s moderate climate
The city Toronto is situated next to Lake Ontario. It is well-known that Lake Ontario’s water temperature moderates the Toronto’s climate, making it one of the mildest Canadian climes east of the Rocky Mountains. According to Wikipedia, “downtown Toronto sits in a pocket of the humid continental climate.” The differentials in Lake Ontario’s water temperature ensures that there is a “high degree of variability from year to year and sometimes even over a period of days, particularly during the winter months.“
In simple terms, apart from the fact that Lake Ontario prevents Toronto from experiencing the harsh Canadian winters where temperatures can drop to -50° F, the climate is affected by how warm, or cold Lake Ontario’s water temperature is. Ergo, if the water is freezing, a chilly wind will blow off the lake into the city, cooling the city down and vice versa. In practical terms, the winds that blow off Lake Ontario either cool the temperature down or they warm the temperature up.
Your home’s heating system
In a nutshell, the term “furnace refers to the household heating systems based upon a central furnace.. and is known as a device used for high-temperature heating.”
Even though Toronto’s climate is still considered mild by Canadian terms, the average winter temperatures are still between 7°F and 30° F; thereby, making it necessary to install, service and maintain a furnace in your home. It goes without saying that as with all heating and cooling systems, your household furnace needs to be maintained and serviced on a regular basis. It is also not a good idea to try and service your furnace yourself. It is far better to contract AccuServ, a heating and cooling specialist company. Before you ask why your furnace needs a regular checkup, here are several reasons why you shouldn’t leave it alone until it malfunctions:
Cost-effective, optimal functioning
As with any electrical/ mechanical equipment, your home-heating system will function optimally if you ensure that all of the filters, heaters, and sundry moving parts are kept in top-notch condition. For example, if your furnace’s heaters are not working properly, it will burn more fuel in order to heat your home to the required temperature.
The more fuel such as gas, oil, LPG, wood and coal your furnace burns, the more carbon dioxide, excess heat, and waste it will produce. This, in turn, will add to the current global warming, greenhouse gas effect crises the globe is currently facing.
In order to prevent the harmful effects of a malfunctioning furnace on both your monthly budget and the environment, it is vital to ensure that your home-heating system is maintained and serviced on a regular basis.