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Information you should ask for when looking at a furnace replacement:

  • Furnace efficiency
  • Calculated furnace size
  • Warranty details
  • Brand name and model number of the quoted furnace
  • Disposal of the existing furnace
  • Thermostat included
  • Blower fan motor size
  • Direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) blower fan motor
  • Ductwork modifications
  • Electrical work
  • Modifications to the existing chimney
  • Permits and inspections
  • Modifications to the combustion air supply
  • Sufficient air flow for central air conditioning
  • Condensate pump
  • Two-stage or Multi-stage burner
  • Variable speed blower fan motor

1. How often should a person change the furnace filter?
- If using a pleat filter, the filter should be changed every 2 to 3 months.
- If using a dust stop filter, the filter should be changed monthly.

2. What happens to the furnace if the filter does not get changed enough?
- If the filter is dirty then less air moves over the heat exchanger causing it to over heat. If this happens the built in safeties on the furnace will cause it to shut down.

3. Why should I choose a Lennox product?
- Lennox Industries has been in the furnace business for over 100 years.
- They stand behind their products and warrantees.
- They lead the industry in technological advances, developing products that are more energy efficient and environmentally friendlier.

4. What is Preventative Maintenance
- Preventative maintenance is a program we offer to check and service your heating or cooling equipment to try to avoid any of the problems that may arise from the equipment not being kept in peak operating condition.
- For furnaces this involves visual inspection of the chimney and heat exchanger, testing of the igniting equipment, testing of the controls, checking belts and filters, cleaning and oiling of the motors, and checking the blower operation.
- For air conditioning systems this involves checking the furnace filter, blowing out the condenser, removing debris from the compressor, and checking the unit pressures.

5. How big of an air conditioning system do I need for my house?
- As a general rule, we recommend 1 ton for every 400 to 600 square feet.

6. What should I do if I smell natural gas?
- Call SaskEnergy immediately. We recommend opening windows and doors to air out the house. If the smell is very strong leave your house and wait for SaskEnergy arrive.

7. Why should I choose a programmable thermostat?
- A programmable thermostat is designed to change temperature settings at specified times and dates. Depending on the type and complexity of the thermostat, it can tell you everything from when your filter needs changing to the outdoor temperature. Not all programmable thermostats are compatible with all furnaces. By setting your temperature back for nights and unoccupied periods, you can save on the expense of heating your home more than necessary.





  • We offer 24 Hour Emergency service from October 31st to March 30th.
  • We Repair all makes and models of equipment.
  • We are members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan.
  • We are a SaskEnergy Network Member.
  • 10% seniors discount on labour for service work (does not include quoted jobs).
  • We offer 1 Air Mile for every $20.00 spent (before GST) on invoices under $5,000.00. Over $5,000.00 is subject to additional charges.
  • We accept Master Card and Visa payments on invoices under $5,000.00. Over $5,000.00 is subject to additional charges.
  • We are a member of the Air Miles program.

We offer 24 Hour Emergency service from October 31st to March 30th. If you need emergency service please call

Dave LennoxFor more than 100 years, Lennox has set the standard for home comfort. Today, Lennox is the most preferred brand of heating and air-conditioning equipment in North America.

As an industry leader, Lennox can do what no one else can - offer innovative product lines and products to meet every comfort need.

SaskWest Mechanical is proud to be your local Lennox dealer. Our commitment to offering only the highest quality products and service is second to none.

Visit the Heating and Cooling pages to see how Lennox can go to work for you saving you money and adding more comfort and less worry to your life.

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