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AC Frozen? Here’s How Long It’ll Take to Defrost

Here’s a problem you likely never anticipated: Ice on your HVAC in the middle of summer. It’s actually more common than you think! When we’re running our AC units more often and at colder temperatures, they’re more likely to freeze up. If you notice something wrong with your AC, especially visible ice crystals, it’s time to take action. We’re here …

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Why is my Air Conditioner’s Refrigerant Line Covered in Ice?

A Calgary tech explains Let’s say you’re mowing the lawn or pulling weeds. You’re looking forward to finishing up your chores so you can head inside and enjoy a nice, cool beverage in your nice, cool home. As you’re working, you glance over at your trusty AC unit, and something looks… unusual. And by “unusual” what we mean is “frozen.” …

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What is a Heat Pump, and How Does it Work?

Enjoying the summertime looks a little different right now (thanks COVID-19), but what probably won’t change is the summer heat. That means most of us are already looking for ways to keep cool while keeping our costs down. You know the usual suspects: AC units, window units, and ceiling fans. There’s also, you know, praying for the heat wave to …

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It’s Time to Switch Your Fan Direction

How to Be More Comfortable and Save $$ This Summer You know all those trendy DIY videos on Facebook and Instagram? (Of course you do, because what else have we all been up to while social distancing?) Most of those hacks lead to hours of cleaning up glitter and hot glue, never to produce a finished or useful project. But …

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How to Hire an Air Conditioner Contractor During a Global Pandemic

We have to confess something: That is a blog post title we could have never anticipated. But COVID-19 has certainly turned the world upside down, hasn’t it?  We realize this is temporary: the stay-home orders, the daily press conferences, the teleconferencing and social distancing. Eventually, the virus will be under control and we won’t have to second-guess if we really …

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How Do I Find the Tonnage of My AC Unit

OK, real talk: As a homeowner, replacing your air conditioning unit is absolutely no fun. It can be expensive, the research is a time-suck, and unless you’re Calgary HVAC pros like we are, you’ll quickly come up against unfamiliar industry jargon (like “AC tonnage”) that’ll leave you frustrated, confused, and worried about making a costly mistake.  If that sounds familiar, …

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Spring is FINALLY Here! Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Spring is FINALLY here! The weather has been unpredictable, to say the least, but that first glorious hot day of summer reminds us that it’s time for a tune-up of that air conditioner. An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for it to function effectively and efficiently throughout the years. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning …

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Which is Better – Low-Velocity or High-Velocity Air Conditioners?

You might be under the impression that the air conditioner in your homes is ‘pretty cool’, but you might get shocked to hear that many of those so-called ‘pretty cool’ air conditioning units are actually low-velocity systems. We have a better idea – why not trade them for high-velocity systems that, although have been around in the marketplace for quite some …