Shift Air Mechanical Ltd. B.C. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Cranbrook’

What’s That Furnace Smell?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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 They’re not a very good investment and they’re getting more and more expensive or outdated with each passing year.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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