Shift Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Calgary’

The Benefits of Calling for AC Repair

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Some homeowners, especially those who live far away from town, think that their air conditioner is their own burden until it needs to be replaced or it breaks down entirely. These kinds of homeowners don’t often call an HVAC contractor in Calgary, AB. That’s unfortunate because they don’t know what they’re missing!

We don’t understand this shift in perspective. Very few people without car knowledge would decide to work on their aging car instead of taking it to a trustworthy mechanic, so why would people think this way about an air conditioner?

Professional air conditioner maintenance is a necessity. Like seeing a doctor for a check-up or going to the mechanic for repairs on your car, it’s just a part of having a cooling system. If you forgo this service, your life is going to get a lot more complicated. Let us explain.

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Check on Your Refrigerant Levels

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Unfortunately, most air conditioners don’t have an easy way to check for refrigerant levels. However, there are a few industry secrets that can help homeowners detect when refrigerant levels might be lower than they should be.

By checking your refrigerant levels, or at least the condition of your system in regards to refrigerant, you can better understand what might be causing problems or why your AC functions just fine—either way, vigilance pays off. For those who need help with a malfunctioning air conditioner that might be low on refrigerant, our team provides sensible air conditioning repair in Calgary, AB for an affordable price.

The first step towards air conditioner repair is detecting there’s a problem in the first place, and if you keep reading, we’ll let you in on how you as a homeowner can check on the status of your system.

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Top 4 AC Repairs to Be Aware of

Monday, May 18th, 2020

We talk about air conditioner repair a lot on this blog, and for good reason. AC systems are designed to function for longer periods of time these days, and if you’re looking to keep yours living past its 10th birthday, then you’ll need to be vigilant. There are some common repairs that homeowners should know about, since they’re likely what’s ailing your system if you’re encountering problems.

So, in the spirit of being professionals in the field of HVAC, we’ve decided to talk about some of the more common problems that you might experience with your air conditioner and what to do about said problems. Luckily, you’ve got access to a team of qualified individuals when you need AC repair in Calgary, AB and you should never be afraid to call us if any of the following problems seem familiar!

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The Benefits of Springtime Maintenance

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

We talk a lot about repairs and replacements of air conditioners in this blog, but what we don’t talk about enough is when to get quality maintenance performed. To be honest, there is a multitude of reasons to get AC maintenance in the springtime and we’d like to talk about some of those reasons today.

AC maintenance in Calgary, AB isn’t nearly as optional as people make it out to be. It could be the difference between having an air conditioner that lasts 15 years and one that barely lasts 10. One of those scenarios is going to have you paying more money, earlier—which is exactly what we’re trying to avoid!

So, take a seat and put on your reading glasses. It’s time to figure out what our AC maintenance services can do for you and why it’s so important to schedule them in the spring.

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How Exactly Do You Change Your Air Filter?

Monday, March 9th, 2020

We talk about the importance of filter changes on this blog quite often. Though, what many HVAC companies with a strong web presence forget to do is talk about exactly how your heater’s air filter is supposed to be changed. We’re not always talking to people who have as much time spent with these machines as we do, so sometimes it can feel like we’re talking to experts when really, we’re talking to homeowners with little to no experience in the field, just like you!

This isn’t a bad thing. Not every homeowner has the time or the ability to spend so much time doing research about their HVAC system that they know exactly how to swap out their air filter. That’s why we’ve consolidated everything you need to know in one blog post. Get your air filter cleaned and replaced in no time with our handy guide to stave off furnace repair in Calgary, AB!

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Keep a Furnace Breakdown at Bay with 3 Tips Today!

Monday, February 24th, 2020

We apologize for the cheesy headline, but we just couldn’t help being excited about giving you some life-changing tips that could help your furnace last through the rest of the winter!

When temperatures start to dip low, it can be stressful for all homeowners in our neck of the woods who wonder whether their heater will make it to the point where it can be replaced safely during the spring, fall, or summer. Sometimes the two options are either waiting until you require emergency heater repair in Calgary, AB or somehow just eeking by without a catastrophic problem occurring within your heating system.

Well, luckily for you, you’ve got access to two things. The first is knowledge about how to take care of your furnace (which we will gladly impart on you), and the second is a company like us that’s right around the corner. We’re always available to fix your failing furnace if things get too bad!

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4 Noisy Nuisances from Your Gas Furnace

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Noises are not normal when they come from your furnace. Well, we mean the loud and obnoxious noises that don’t just sound like air silently being pushed through your vents.

The fact is, homeowners often ignore the noises that come from their heater because they don’t want to deal with the ensuing service call or furnace work that the noise generally calls for. However, if you’re a homeowner that cares about your furnace, you’ll know that the earlier you call a service professional about your furnace’s noises, the better the results will be.

That’s because gas furnace repair in Calgary, AB needs to be done to address issues before they compound into additional problems that eventually lead to a system breakdown. By pinpointing which noises warrant an emergency call, you’ll be easier equipped to deal with your furnace issues in a timely manner. Save money and stop the headaches by reading on!

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What CAN a Homeowner Do for Their Heater?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

We’re sure you’re probably tired of us telling you to constantly call a professional. In this day and age, with our common access to the internet, the world is full of homeowners that are eager to perform their own DIY solutions to many problems. That’s why it can be pretty demoralizing when you read about how important it is to not try doing something yourself and to call a licensed, experienced specialist for the job.

However, we’d be lying if we said that there was absolutely nothing a homeowner could do to help maintain their heater throughout the winter. As a matter of fact, there are some pretty huge things that can be done without the supervision of a professional HVAC technician, which also plays a large role in the healthy upkeep of your system.

And don’t forget—for everything else, make sure to call us for heating service in Calgary, AB!

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Which Maintenance Plan Is Right for You

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Silver plans, bronze plans, agreement A, agreement B, it can be hard to understand the difference from one maintenance plan to another. Unfortunately, just like health care or car maintenance, you’re going to have to make an informed decision to address the routine maintenance that your air conditioner or heater needs. Before you say anything, yes—your heater will require maintenance if you want it to last anywhere close to its expected full lifespan.

Heater maintenance in Calgary, AB is important because of our climate. It can get exceptionally cold here for an extended season, which means that homeowners are inclined to have their heater last for as long as possible while consuming as little fuel as necessary to keep their homes warm. That’s why we’re going to go through and talk about what you can expect from different maintenance plans, the pros and cons of each one, and which plan might be better for you.

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How It Works: Heat Pumps

Monday, December 30th, 2019

While we might not be as informative as a two-hour-long documentary about heat pumps, we’ve got the necessary info about heat pumps right here for homeowners in our area. If you’ve ever wondered how they work, then your search can stop here. We’ve got the experience and the technical background working with these systems to tell you how they work and help you stay informed when investing in a heating system.

To be honest, they’re not as complicated as you might think! Heat pumps in Calgary, AB provide a unique heating solution for many homes in our area, and their utility is only matched by their efficiency and innovative design. These systems are an amazing way to heat your home, and if you’re tired of burning natural gas or dealing with boiler problems for decades, why not give a heat pump a try?

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