Shift Air Mechanical Ltd. B.C. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

3 Ways to Save Money on an AC Upgrade

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Let’s Discuss Our Maintenance Program

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Let’s take a step back for a second. Air conditioning maintenance is vital, and it’s even more important that homeowners get it done every single year. The more frequent their maintenance, the less likely they’ll need part replacements down the line. This should be common knowledge and we want to make that super clear before we get into the nitty-gritty.

Now, once you’ve decided that maintenance is as important a priority as it should be, then comes the complicated question of which maintenance plan to choose. Not only do different HVAC providers have different standards of AC maintenance in Columbia Valley, but their perks and programs are going to vary greatly depending on the company.

We can’t speak for any other team, but we can speak for ourselves. We’re going to discuss our specific maintenance plan and try to figure out why it could be the perfect one for you.

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5 Reasons to Invest in a Heat Pump

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

You might have stumbled onto this blog post because you’re searching around the internet for fast and effective AC repair in Columbia Valley. While it might seem like this is about a different topic, it’s really not. Every air conditioner has a lifespan, and it’s going to need to be replaced eventually. If you’re looking around for help with repairs then there’s a good chance your air conditioner is on its way out.

If it’s not, then hey—call our pros and we’ll get to your home right away and fix it.

If it is, then this might be a good time to consider your options. There’s no rule in the rulebook that says you have to invest in another central air conditioner. In fact, if you’ve got a failing heater and a failing air conditioner, this might be the perfect time to invest in a heat pump.

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Why Professional AC Repair Matters

Monday, May 17th, 2021

We know, compared to having a family friend or a local amateur perform repairs, professional services might seem like a luxury. We’ve even met homeowners would are surprised that anyone would call for a professional technician to repair their air conditioner. Well, little did they know that this should be the norm, and anyone who isn’t calling for professional service is likely paying for it in some form or another.

We’re not trying to scare anyone into calling us for AC repair in Columbia Valley. We just want to be honest with you. Professional AC repair can help you avoid complicated problems down the line and make your life a lot easier. It can even save you money where amateur repairs would cost more.

We can explain all of this and more. Just keep reading as we go through the details!

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Switch Your Heat Pump Over Today

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Heat pumps are truly amazing. Don’t you feel lucky as a heat pump owner, having a “one system fits all” solution to all the weather problems that we encounter? From chilly spring nights to those warm May days, your heat pump has your back no matter what. It’s a really great feeling and we urge all those prospective heat pump owners to hop onboard and join the team!

However, one important thing we need to talk about is the reversing switch and the reversing valve. Your heat pump can indeed heat and cool your home but it needs to be prompted to do one over the other. For instance, if heat pumps in Columbia Valley are set on heating mode because of the chilly night temperatures, but they’re not switched over using the reversing switch, they can’t cool your home when temperatures rise during the day.

You’ll need to manually switch the system over to cooling mode. We’ll show you how to do that today!

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