At Alberta Indoor Comfort (previously Sears), we know how cold it can get here in Calgary during the winter, and sometimes, that cold can seem relentless. We want no one to be alone and cold all winter, which is why we’re one of the most reliable heating contractors Calgary residents rely on when they need a furnace service company.
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Stay Warm with Our Heating Services
- 24 Hour Emergency Services
- Heating Maintenance and Repairs
- Heating Installation and Replacement
- Furnace Maintenance and Repairs
- Furnace Installation and Replacement
- Heat Pump Repair and Installation
- Gas Log Fireplace Services
- Boiler Maintenance, Repair and Replacement
- HVAC Filter Replacement
- Commercial HVAC
How Often Should You Maintain Your Heater
Your furnace is built to last a long time, and to ensure that it keeps you warm year in and year out, it’s best to perform regular maintenance on it. Most experts recommend having your furnace inspected to make sure it’s in good working order in the fall because the last thing you want is to turn on your furnace when the temperature drops only to find it’s not working. So, call your local furnace service company and set a schedule to have a furnace tune up at least once a year.
What Can Go Wrong With Your Heater?
When Old Man Winter shows up at your door, you want to send him packing with a warm furnace. However, sometimes when you try to crank up the heat, nothing happens. Here are common problems that affect many heaters today.
- Cool or cold air blows
- Clogged or dirty air filters
- Broken thermostat
- Frequent cycling
- Blower won’t stop running
- Loud noises
- Strange odours
If you notice any of these issues with your furnace, take it as a sign that something’s wrong and call a specialist right away.
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Why Changing Air Filters Is Important
When talking about furnace maintenance, you’ve probably heard over and over about changing the filters. When your air filters become dirty, it reduces the airflow through the system, which makes the furnace work harder to circulate the air, which reduces the furnace’s lifespan. Changing the filter is easy, but if you need help, call your local furnace service company for an appointment.
Common Space Heater Problems & Troubleshooting Tips
Space heaters can be true lifesavers when it comes to staying warm throughout the cold, bleak winters. But just like any other appliance, they can malfunction. Here are some tips to see if you can get it start working again. If not, give us a call to take a look.
- Symptom: Odd Smell
Possible problem: Dirt, dust, and grime buildup
Solution: Clean it. Space heaters can start to have issues when their components are dirty. If your space heater smells off, it could be dirt and grime have become trapped in the base of the heater. This base can be unscrewed and cleaned. If you use gas, dirt can collect on the gas nozzles. Likewise, heating elements and ceramic plates can get dirty. Cleaning them may solve the problem.
- Symptom: Heater shuts off easily or doesn't respond to controls
Possible problem: Thermostat malfunction
Solution: If your space heater is not responding to the controls or shutting off unexpectedly, the thermostat may need to be replaced.
- Symptom: No Heat
Possible problem: Broken heating element
Solution: If your heater isn't giving off sufficient heat, the problem could be a faulty element which should be replaced.
Experiencing Issues with Your Gas Log Fireplace?
Fireplaces not only create a wonderful ambiance in a home, but they also serve to keep you warm all winter long. If you're experiencing any of the following, give us a call for immediate repair:
- Won't ignite - check the breaker box. Reset tripped breakers.
- Failed pilot light - follow the manufacturer's instructions to relight the pilot light. If it won't stay lit, here could be a wiring issue or damaged thermopile.
- Burner trouble - The pilot light or burner jets may be dirty or it could be a problem with the circuitry or thermocouple.
- Strange Smells - Clean out the fireplace and flue. If you suspect a gas leak, shut off the fireplace and vent the house. Call the gas company and a trusted HVAC company.
If your gas log fireplace isn't working as it should, it can feel like a burden to call out a professional for repairs. At Alberta Indoor Comfort, we pride ourselves on providing hassle-free service and expert personalised attention. Give us a call and let us restore the comfort of your home today. You'll see why we're the company so many of your friends and neighbors trust for all of their home service needs.