Furnace Repairs

We Can Repair Your Gas Or Electric Furnace

Gas & Electric Furnace Repair Service Parksville, Qualicum, Nanoose, and The Oceanside Area.

Want To Repair, Replace or Retrofit Your Existing Gas or Electric Furnace?
We specialize in gas and electric furnace replacement and repairs throughout Qualicum, Parksville and Nanoose.

Most BC homes are heated with either gas fired or electric furnaces or boilers. Furnaces heat air and distribute the heated air through the house using the ductwork often hidden inside walls, floors and ceilings. Boilers heat water, and provide either hot water or steam for heating. The steam is distributed via pipes to steam radiators, and hot water can be distributed via baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems, or can heat air via a coil.

Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. is a full serving home heating contractor based out of Qualicum Beach and serving the entire Oceanside area including Qualicum, Parksville, Nanoose, and Nanaimo.  We specialize in the repairs, replacement and new installations of furnaces for residential home heating systems.  From simple repairs, to upgrading your entire system we've got you covered.

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Based on 29 Reviews

Wow .. if there was a button higher than 5/5 this company definitely would be top of our list. Long story short, we were running on emergency heat last 6 months misdiagnosed by another company, after some research hubby picked Fujitsu as being the most technically advanced heat pump. Mike helped me by offering a contact for rebates as well as moved some appointments to provide immediate professional installation as our house was chilly, amazing workmanship. Thanks so much guys, much appreciated!! PS our dogs loved them too, pet friendly as well 🙂

Evelyn Michor April 13, 2023

We had very good service from Mike. He's busy but came at exactly the scheduled time and fixed our heat-pump. Our previous service guys were ripping us off. Mike explained what needed to be done and charged us exactly as Quoted. No surprises. He's our goto guy now.

John McNulty April 2, 2023

Our furnace broke during a cold snap. Mike came out the same day, Friday afternoon, gave us an estimate, and started right away on Monday. There were some hardware issues with the new unit, and he had them replaced by the manufacturer as soon as he could, and worked hard and extra long to get everything going for us. He was very professional, knowledgeable and responsive, and seemed to really care about doing a great job and getting us out of the cold. We will continue to use his services for our property. Thanks Mike!

E Bett February 26, 2023

Mike installed a heat pump and header. Service was excellent, very efficient and cost effective compared to WESTILE. System works very well. Mike also followed up in a timely manner (same day) when my receipt was misplaced, enabling me to apply for aFederal rebate.

jan nelms February 17, 2023

Mike is super capable and a pleasure to have at the house . Thanks for the great work

ken johnston February 17, 2023

Well done Mike and team! Prompt and professional. The project and transaction was simple and fast with no drama. We will definitely use you again. 🙂

Tyler Cody February 16, 2023

Understanding The Efficiency Rating On Your Furnace

A central furnace's efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). The Federal Trade Commission requires new furnaces to display their AFUE rating so consumers can compare heating efficiencies of various models. AFUE is a measure of how efficient the appliance is in converting the energy in its fuel into actual usable heat over the course of a typical year.

Specifically, AFUE is the ratio of annual heat output of the furnace compared to the total annual fossil fuel energy consumed by a furnace.  An AFUE of 90% means that 90% of the energy in the fuel becomes heat for the home and the other 10% escapes up the chimney and elsewhere.  AFUE doesn't include the heat losses of the duct system or piping, which can be as much as 35% of the energy for output of the furnace when ducts are located in the attic, garage, or other partially conditioned or unconditioned space.

Electric Furnaces Are Very Efficient But Electricity Isn't Cheap!

An electric furnace has no flue loss through a chimney. The AFUE rating for an all-electric furnace or boiler is between 95% and 100%. It's important to understand though that despite their high efficiency, the higher cost of electricity in BC makes all-electric furnaces an uneconomic choice. If you are interested in electric heating, consider installing a heat pump system.

Comparing Furnace Efficiency - What Features Do You Look For?

You can identify and compare a system's efficiency by not only its AFUE but also by its equipment features.

Old, low-efficiency heating systems:

  • Natural draft that creates a flow of combustion gases
  • Continuous pilot light
  • Heavy heat exchanger
  • 56% to 70% AFUE.

Mid-efficiency heating systems:

  • Exhaust fan controls the flow of combustion air and combustion gases more precisely
  • Electronic ignition (no pilot light)
  • Compact size and lighter weight to reduce cycling losses
  • Small-diameter flue pipe
  • 80% to 83% AFUE.

High-efficiency heating systems:

  • Condensing flue gases in a second heat exchanger for extra efficiency
  • Sealed combustion
  • 90% to 98.5% AFUE.

Is Retrofitting Your Existing Furnace Worth It?

Furnaces can be retrofitted with upgraded parts to increase their efficiency. These upgrades improve the safety and efficiency of older systems that are otherwise still in good operational condition.

The costs of retrofits should be carefully weighed against the cost of a new boiler or furnace, especially if replacement is likely within a few years or if you wish to switch to a different system for other reasons, such as adding air conditioning. If you choose to replace your heating system, you'll have the opportunity to install equipment that incorporates the most energy-efficient heating technologies available.

Retrofits are fuel-specific, so you'll need to check with a professional home heating contractor such as Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. to find out which upgrades would be applicable to your furnace.

Replacing Your Old, Inefficient Furnace

Although older furnace systems had efficiencies in the range of 56% to 70%, modern conventional heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 98.5%, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home. Energy efficiency upgrades and a new high-efficiency heating system can often cut your fuel bills and your furnace's pollution output substantially.

If your furnace is old, worn out, inefficient, or significantly oversized, the simplest solution is to replace it with a modern high-efficiency model.  Before buying a new furnace or modifying your existing unit, first make every effort to improve the energy efficiency of your home, then have a heating contractor size your furnace.

Energy-efficiency improvements will save money on a new furnace, because you can purchase a smaller unit. A properly sized furnace will operate most efficiently, and you'll want to choose a dependable unit and compare the warranties of each furnace you’re considering.

Why Choose Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. For Your Furnace Repairs and Service?

When you choose Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. to repair or replace your old gas or electric furnace you are partnering with the local home heating professionals.  We’ll be able to tell you exactly what is wrong with the unit and what it will cost to repair.  You can always count on sound advice when dealing with our technicians and we believe in repair over replacement if it makes economical sense.  If it doesn’t we’ll be able to let you know that as well.  There is no sense repairing a unit that cannot be repaired, or is so old and inefficient that you’d be better off with a newer unit.

If you’d like an estimate to repair your broken furnace then give us a call today 250-714-5230 or fill out our email form and someone will get right back to you so we can answer any questions and schedule a time to inspect your furnace.

Furnace Repair Services We Provide

If your furnace isn't working, don't be left in the cold, we can help!

  • Thermostat Repair
  • Thermostat Replacement
  • Wifi Thermostat Installation
  • Blower Motor Repair/Replacement
  • Air Duct Repair
  • Air Duct Sealing
  • Carbon Monoxide Inspections
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors/Alarms
  • Burner Controls Repair
  • Flue Piping Repair
  • Gas Piping Repair

Experience The Friesen's Difference

We're Not Like Every Other HVAC Company In The Oceanside Area

Licensed & Insured

We are properly licensed in BC and carry sufficient insurance to ensure your property is protected while we work.


Our team has many years of experience in the HVAC industry in British Columbia and Vancouver Island.

Competitive Pricing

We won't always be the lowest estimate but we'll always provide the best quality service and workmanship, and the most value.

Great Communication

We are excellent communicators and keep you in the loop at every stage of your project.

Rave Reviews

We have many happy clients who are absolutely thrilled with the work we've done for them.

Spotless Clean Up

You'll never know we were on your property aside from the more comfortable home or building we've left behind.

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