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HVAC Services in Ottawa

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A sweltering summer day can be unbearable without a functioning air conditioner. Similarly, a frigid winter night can be a chilly nightmare if your furnace is on the fritz. Both of these examples highlight how crucial a dependable HVAC system is when you live in our region. That's why our team at Francis Home Environment offers comprehensive HVAC solutions that can keep your home comfortable year-round.

Whether it's installing a new energy-efficient air conditioner, repairing your furnace, or improving your indoor air quality, our team of skilled technicians is equipped to handle your HVAC needs. We also provide cooling and heating maintenance services to keep your systems running at peak efficiency, potentially saving you money on energy bills and preventing costly breakdowns. 

We also offer a variety of plumbing and electrical services. Whether you have a leaky faucet or need to upgrade your electrical panel, our experienced technicians are up to the task.

To schedule HVAC services in Ottawa, call (343) 453-5603 today.

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Francis Home Environment: 

Your Source for Home Comfort Solutions

Since 1933, Francis Home Environment has been a cornerstone of the community, providing homeowners with reliable solutions for all their home comfort needs. Whether you're facing a minor inconvenience or a major system overhaul, our commitment to exceptional service remains unwavering. We know you have options when it comes to home comfort, but here's how we stand out in the Greater Ottawa Area:

  • Weekend, same-day, and emergency services: HVAC issues can be urgent which is why our technicians are available whenever you need us.
  • 24/7 availability: Whether it's the middle of the night or the crack of dawn, our team is available 24/7 to address your heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical needs.
  • Decades of experience: For over 90 years, we've been committed to providing top-quality home comfort solutions. Our long history is a testament to our reliability and expertise.

Choose Francis Home Environment for unparalleled home comfort solutions. Call (343) 453-5603 or contact us online to schedule HVAC services in Ottawa today.

Your Local Lennox Dealer

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable throughout the year, Lennox is a name synonymous with quality and reliability. As a local Lennox Premier Dealer, we offer a full range of Lennox home furnace and air conditioning solutions.

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Our team of Lennox-certified technicians has in-depth knowledge and training in installing, maintaining, and repairing all Lennox-branded home comfort products. Our commitment to personalized service means that you can trust us to provide you with expert guidance and support throughout the entire process, from product selection to installation and ongoing maintenance.

Choosing a Lennox system is an investment in your home's comfort and energy efficiency. By partnering with us, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest level of service and support possible from a team dedicated to your satisfaction. 

Ottawa's Indoor Air Quality Experts 

Indoor air quality is crucial for maintaining a healthy and comfortable living environment. Poor indoor air quality can lead to or exacerbate health issues, such as allergies, respiratory problems, and even long-term conditions like asthma. Additionally, pollutants like dust mites, mould spores, and pet dander can accumulate in your HVAC system over time, filling the air you breathe with contaminants and impurities. That's why focusing on indoor air quality isn't just a luxury—it's a necessity for the well-being of you and your family.

At Francis Home Environment, we offer a range of indoor air quality services designed to improve the air in your home and support a healthier living space, including UV air purifiers, duct cleaning services, dryer vent cleaning, and humidifiers. If you are unsure about how to improve the quality of your home's air, don't worry—we are happy to help. A member of our team can meet with you and discuss your specific needs, home, and budget. Once we understand your situation, we can recommend and install a solution in no time.

Find our home comfort solutions in Ottawa.
  • Almonte
  • Arnprior
  • Bishop Mills
  • Carleton Place
  • Casselman
  • Clarence
  • Cumberland
  • Embrun
  • Gloucester
  • Greely
  • Kanata
  • Kemptville
  • Manotick
  • Nepean
  • Orleans
  • Ottawa
  • Rockland
  • Russell
  • Stittsville
  • Vanier

What Homeowners Say About Us

4.9 Stars On Google From Over 4,100 Homeowners
  • “Professional, friendly and efficient. He diagnosed the issue within seconds and had it fixed within minutes. He gave our system a thorough checkover after completion and had lots of useful advice for cheap maintenance and care.” - David C.
  • “We have been dealing with them for years and always have a good experience. I highly recommend Francis.” - Laura P.
  • “I own a home that was built in the 1960s and this team was able to find a solution for every problem that came up.” - J.W.
  • “The technician worked extremely hard to troubleshoot the issue in our extremely warm house. He utilized another team member via video call to assist him with the technology.” - Marshall M.
  • “A team that works well together, pleasure to have them in our home. This is the second big job done by Francis Fuels here, not one complaint. Good products, great reliable service and to top it off, friendly, kind and respectful.” - Catherine L.
  • “Service has always been top-notch for the many years we have been with them. Highly recommended for both service and installation of equipment and add-ons.” - Arthur W.

    Our FAQ

    Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 343-453-5603 today!

    • What to Look for in an HVAC Servicing Company?

      When it comes to choosing a company to partner with for your HVAC services, sometimes, it can be not easy to select one that is reliable enough to get the job done right the first time. Therefore, it is essential that homeowners do their due diligence and research before signing a contract with any HVAC servicing company, as it can end up costing them more money in the long run if something is not repaired or installed correctly.

      Therefore, to ensure that homeowners feel well-informed when making their decision, here are some of the most critical factors that you should look for in an HVAC servicing company that prove they are trustworthy and suitable for the job:

      Years of Experience 

      One of the first and most important factors in choosing the right company for your HVAC services is choosing a business that has years of experience. While newer companies may provide quality work, it can lead to a hit or miss scenario. On the other hand, a company with years of experience has the knowledge and skills to keep a business up and running for an extended period of time.

      Positive Customer Reviews 

      The most telling sign that a business is reliable with its ability to offer you quality results is positive customer reviews. Customers are what make any business successful. Therefore, if the company has positive testimonials on its website and other social media pages from previous clients, then you can feel confident that what they are saying is true.

      Proper Licensing 

      All HVAC technicians and companies in Ottawa are required to have all the proper licenses and certifications to operate legally. Therefore, if you are looking for more confirmation that a company you’re thinking of working with is legitimate, ask them for proof of documentation to ensure that it is accurate and valid.

      Insurance/Warranty on Services 

      Further, the company you choose to partner with should also come with insurance and/or warranty on all services they offer. That way, if something should go wrong, you can rest assured knowing that you will not be reliable to pay for any repairs or modifications once a technician has finished servicing your home.

      Get a Free Quote 

      Companies that are unwilling to give homeowners free quotes should not be trusted. A professional company should provide you with a free estimate on the services you need, and all costs should be confirmed before any work is conducted in your home.

    • How Much Does HVAC Installation Cost in Ottawa?

      At Francis Home Environment, we recognize that every homeowner and home is different. And with over 85 years in the industry, we can confirm that when it comes to installing an HVAC into your home in Ottawa, there isn’t a one size fits all solution. Therefore, before we are able to provide you with an installation cost for a new HVAC in Ottawa, homeowners must first schedule a free at-home consultation with one of our technicians.

      During your consultation, a professional HVAC technician will listen to your unique needs as a homeowner before conducting a thorough inspection of your property. Once this is complete, a Francis Home Environment professional will be able to provide you with suggestions and recommendations on how to maximize your home’s energy efficiency while staying within your budget.

      Therefore, while we are unable to provide you with an installation cost online, we can provide you with a list of factors that will ultimately play a role in the final price so you can have a better understanding of what to inspect.

      Here is a closer look at some of these essential factors unique to your home and lifestyle:

      • The type of HVAC system you wish to install into your home.
      • The type of HVAC system currently installed on your property.
      • The scope of the project at hand.
      • The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of the HVAC unit you need for your home to operate as efficiently as possible.
      • The cost of labor relative to the size of your project.
      • The installation techniques needed to connect your new HVAC unit based on the size, layout, and other factors of your home.

      Another important consideration that will help us determine the appropriate size of your HVAC unit is the number of British Thermal Units (BTUs) required to heat and cool your home. This energy unit measures how much power it takes to heat one pound of water. Each HVAC unit has a different BTU number. This number is determined by:

      • The age of your home.
      • The quality of your home’s insulation, in addition to its heat gain and loss.
      • The total square footage of your home.
      • The layout of the rooms and floors throughout your home.
      • The style and quality of ductwork you have installed in your home.
      • The height of your ceilings.

      As you can see, choosing the correct HVAC unit for your home, along with the process of installation, are pretty complicated. As such, it’s common for homeowners to feel overwhelmed, especially when they do not have professional guidance to rely on. For example, without the professional advice of an HVAC company, you risk installing a unit into your home that is either too small or too large for your home. When this occurs, you will inevitably use more power to cool and heat your home than is required. In the end, it will end up costing you more money on your monthly energy bill. In addition, with a system that is the wrong size, you risk causing damage to your home that can end up costing you money over time as well.

      However, with the help of Francis Home Environment and our licensed, expert HVAC technicians, we’ll work with you closely from start to finish to ensure you feel well-informed and confident in the decisions made for your home from start to finish. Regardless of the type of project at hand, Francis Home Environment has your best interests in mind, so you can rest assured knowing your home is in good hands.

      At Francis Home Environment, we’re happy to offer all Ottawa homeowners financing when purchasing a new HVAC system!

      For more information on installation costs and choosing an HVAC in Ottawa that will optimize your home’s energy efficiency based on the unique features of your home, call us directly or book a free consultation with Francis Home Environment today so we can get you back to enjoying your home in no time.

    • What is the Difference Between AC and HVAC?

      This is a common question we receive from homeowners who are looking to install a new HVAC unit into their home, as there is some confusion about what each unit is. Therefore, to provide you with clarity, let’s take a look at what these differences are in more detail.

      Simply put, an HVAC unit is a heating, cooling, and air ventilating unit that is installed in your home. It allows homeowners to control the temperature inside their home to their preferences using a thermostat. This thermostat works to either increase or decrease the temperature. It also allows you to monitor your indoor temperature and set schedules for your heating and cooling cycles.

      On the other hand, an HVAC unit is in charge of circulating air inside your home. As a result, it helps homeowners keep their indoor air clean by removing any dust, hair, dirt, and other airborne contaminants that can affect your health. In addition, it also helps ensure your indoor air quality is not stagnant. Generally speaking, HVAC units will fall into these categories.

      • Air conditioners
      • Heat pumps
      • Boilers
      • UV air purifiers
      • Humidifiers
      • Water heaters
      • Furnace

      As you can see, an air conditioner is a type of HVAC unit responsible for heating your home. These can either be ductless or work using the ductwork of your home. The air conditioning unit will draw hot air into your home’s ductwork through a vent before it is drawn into your unit’s compartment. If you have a ductless system, it will draw air from the outside of your home before it is drawn into its compartment. The warm air is cooled using a refrigerant liquid that removes the heat from the air before it is blown back into your home using ductwork or through a vent on your air conditioning unit. The process of cooling the air is continued until the desired temperature set on your thermostat has been reached.

      The main components of your home’s air conditioning unit include:

      • Refrigerant
      • Compressor
      • Condenser coils
      • Air ducts, if applicable to your home
      • Expansion valve
      • Evaporator coil

      AS you can see, it is easy to get these two systems mixed as they are technically the same thing, yet they are different as well. Therefore, if you want to learn more about installing an air conditioning unit in your home or require repair or maintenance services for your home’s current air conditioning unit, the team at Francis Home Environment is here to help.

    • What is the Difference Between HVAC and Furnace?

      Again, this is another common question that we often receive from homeowners who are looking to install a new HVAC system into their homes. While an HVAC unit is responsible for heating, cooling, or ventilating your home, a furnace is simply a type of heating unit that comprises the home’s overall HVAC system. A furnace is either powered by electricity or natural gas. If you have natural gas in your home already, then chances are your furnace is also powered using this method compared to electricity.

      Further, regardless of the type of power used, the energy will produce heat onto a burner. The produced heat is then moved through what is known as a heat exchanger. The warmed air is then transferred out of your furnace system using your home’s ductwork before diffusing into each room of your home through air vents. At the same time, as your furnace produces heat, the combustion gasses created to do so are safely vented outside of your home using a flue pipe to ensure you do not come in contact with any carbon monoxide.

      The main components of your furnace system include:

      • The control system, also known as the thermostat
      • Gas valves
      • Burners
      • Heat exchangers
      • A motor blower
      • Ducts
      • Ventilation system
      • Flue pipe

      Together, they work to heat your thermostat to your liking regardless of what time of year it is.

      Are you thinking of installing a furnace in your home? Do you need repair or maintenance services for your furnace? Call us directly or book an appointment with Francis Home Environment today for more information on all HVAC.

    The Francis Home Environment Difference

    Certified Technicians Providing Exceptional Service
    • Comfort Guaranteed

      We guarantee all of our installations, for a peaceful home and mind.

    • Trusted Experience

      Francis Home Environment has been serving families in Ottawa and the surrounding area since 1933.

    • Locally Based & Operated

      We’ve been serving local families for over eighty-five years, which shows both our dedication and experience.

    • Serious Service

      We offer ‘round-the-clock service so that you’re always covered.

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