What’s That Furnace Smell?

November 15th, 2021

We want to be clear about one thing right off the bat—if your home is starting to smell offputting and you’ve pinpointed the source of the scent to your furnace, then you should call our team. While sometimes heaters can produce certain smells, these are very niche situations and the vast majority of the time a heater starts to smell, it’s usually because of something that’s gone wrong.

Our team specializes in furnace repair in Cranbrook, especially with furnaces that are starting to emit certain odors. These can point to gas leaks, leaking fumes like carbon monoxide, or the general disarray of a furnace that’s breaking down. This blog post is dedicated to evaluating some of the smells that a furnace can give off, what they mean, and why it’s so important that you pay attention to them.

Keep reading to learn more, and don’t forget to call us for any help you might need!

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Why Invest in an Electric Furnace?

November 1st, 2021

When homeowners think of investing in a furnace heating system, they are confronted usually by two choices—gas or electric. With oil furnaces on their way out, and natural gas furnace systems becoming incredibly efficient by every model invented, we sometimes see people steer more towards gas furnaces than electric systems. So, for anyone wondering why an electric furnace might still be a good choice, this blog post is for you!

Electric furnaces are still some of the most effective and affordable systems on the market. Depending on the HVAC services in Cranbrook and the cost of electricity, an electric furnace could actually be a better financial decision for your home than a gas one.

This decision depends on a wide array of factors that we’ll cover in this blog post. Just remember to call our team of professionals for a comfort consultation if you’d like to know exactly what system would be best for your home!

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Replace Your Oil Heater Today

October 18th, 2021

We don’t really install oil heaters anymore. This isn’t by accident, and it’s not because we don’t know how to, but it’s mainly because we just don’t want to anymore. They’re not a very good investment and they’re getting more and more expensive or outdated with each passing year.

Oil heaters used to be more of an investment in the 70s and 80s when natural gas was less pervasive. Oil production used to be a booming industry, so it was easier to have more competitive oil prices and keep things relatively affordable. These days, between the hyper-efficient electrical heaters we have available and the powerful natural gas systems that can heat any home, oil heaters don’t have as prominent a place as they used to.

Today, we’d like to talk about heating replacement, one of our most popular heating services in Cranbrook, and the benefits of replacing your old oil heater.

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PSA: It’s Heater Maintenance Season

October 4th, 2021

It’s that time of year again in the Columbia Valley! The leaves are starting to turn beautiful colors, the temperatures are dropping, and we might start getting a couple of snowflakes soon. We’re not complaining, fall is one of our favorite seasons, especially as we get ready to celebrate Halloween!

Before we excitedly put up the Halloween decorations and start tuning the TV into our favorite horror movies, we need to approach a more sensitive topic. It’s time to get heating maintenance in Columbia Valley.

Everyone should invest in heater maintenance during the fall. For homeowners with gas furnaces, this becomes especially important since a missed maintenance appointment can mean a safety concern crops up right under your nose. Today we’re going to talk about why heater maintenance is so important, and we’ll detail what goes on during a routine gas furnace safety inspection.

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3 Ways to Save Money on an AC Upgrade

September 20th, 2021

There are two main types of HVAC contractors in British Columbia. There are the ones that are just trying to sell you the newest and shiniest piece of HVAC technology so they can make a lot of money. And then there are the local teams that just want you to remain comfortable and happy, while hopefully making a sale on the side to stay in business.

We’re happy to say that we’re in the second group, and we’ll always look out for your comfort and budget first. Creating a healthy partnership with customers is the highest priority. So, while the rest of the industry might not want some of these secrets to get out, we don’t mind talking about them.

When looking at a hefty price for AC replacement in the Columbia Valley there are three distinct ways to save money. Make sure you jot these down and ask one of our trained professionals for more information so we can save you the maximum amount of money possible!

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Our End of the Summer AC Checklist

September 6th, 2021

Summer has quickly drawn to a close and it seems to have surprised all of us. While we might not have gotten the chance to do all we wanted to this summer, there will always be another one right around the corner! Let’s take some time today to ensure that next summer is much better than this one in terms of comfort and savings.

For instance, if your air conditioner required AC services in Columbia Valley, you might want to evaluate your options going forward. This is a great time to do so, because you won’t need it for another 9 months. This gives you ample time to plan, save money, and get ready to invest in a system that doesn’t cause you stress.

So, let’s go through our end-of-the-summer checklist that’s designed to help you save money and stay comfy this year, as well as next year!

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Don’t Give Up Hope on Quality AC Services

August 23rd, 2021

Is this your second time needing AC repairs in Columbia Valley this year? Or perhaps it’s your second time in recent memory and you’re starting to get fed up. Believe us, we understand the sentiment. Nothing feels worse than purchasing an expensive piece of equipment for your home comfort, only to then be spending way more than you budgeted to get this system fixed. It feels like you’ve been cheated, right?

Well, not all AC companies in Cranbrook or Columbia Valley are created equal. Some technicians might fix problems quickly, but not everyone gets to the root of the problem or discusses the option of replacement with you. That’s what we’re here to talk about today.

Don’t give up hope! Your comfort is an important piece of your home, and you should never have to compromise it. Our team has a few tips that could keep you feeling positive going forward so that you’re getting the most out of the money you invest in your system.

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AC Noises: What They Mean

August 9th, 2021

Is your air conditioner making noises? We’re not talking about the kind of noise where you put your ear up to the vents and hear the sound of a gentle breeze. We’re talking about the noises that make you uncomfortable, scared, or downright angry. These noises signal problems that always need to be addressed by a professional, and we’re here to talk about those types of problems.

If you’re confused, or you just want to get to the bottom of your AC’s strange sound, then you’re in the right place. We’ll talk about some of the most common AC noises we come across and why they mean you need to invest in AC repair in Columbia Valley.

The goal is that after reading this, and reading how serious a repair need like this can be, you’ll call for professional help from a team that cares about you. Sound good?

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Our AC Replacement Guide

July 26th, 2021

This is a tough topic to talk about. Many homeowners would much rather choose to keep their ancient, 20-year old systems running no matter what anyone says. No matter what, we will always perform the services that you want us to, so we’ll never really tell a homeowner that their choice is wrong.

However, we owe it to you and the rest of our customers to be honest about how far a repair will go in a system that’s likely running its way into the ground. If a new system could potentially save you money in the long run, we’re going to be straightforward about this and tell you that you might need AC replacement in Columbia Valley.

Don’t worry, you won’t need to just take our word for it. We’ll give you the rundown on when AC replacement could be a great decision and compare costs between a quick fix and a replacement for the long term.

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No Cooling? Here’s Our Emergency Checklist

July 12th, 2021

We’ve all been there—your air conditioner suddenly clicks off, the air stops flowing from your vents, and you start panicking because the heatwave has only just arrived. Before you run to the hills and give up on your home cooling, we’ve got an emergency checklist that can help you get things on track quickly.

We want to be completely honest and tell you that air conditioning systems are complex. You should never open up your system and try to perform AC repair in Columbia Valley on your own. Not only will this void the warranty of your system, but it will also cause a multitude of problems and most likely make things worse.

The most important step on this checklist is to call us, because we’re a team of certified professionals that will always get the job done right. Let’s see what else you can do to get your home cooled down and comfortable in the meantime.

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