HVAC & Heating Services
Keep Your Home Cool & Comfortable With Our HVAC Repairs & Installation
Your HVAC system keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In addition to temperature control, your HVAC unit also contributes to a better indoor air quality for you and your family.
When working properly, your home should be able to maintain comfortable temperatures with a level of energy efficiency that allows for affordable utility bills.
What does HVAC stand for?
H Is For Heating
HVAC units circulate warmed air throughout your living space when the outside climate is cooler than you would like.
V Is For Ventilation
HVAC units replace the indoor air through a system of ducts and vents. This also helps to alleviate unpleasant smells and moisture problems by keeping the air circulating with the interchange of new air.
AC Is For Air Conditioning
There is nothing better after a hot day outside than to walk into a perfectly chilled house. HVAC units keep cooler air flowing through your home on a hot day.
Installation Of HVAC Units
In order to make the most of your new HVAC unit, you need to ensure that it is installed properly. Our technicians are well-trained and licensed to install your HVAC unit. They will make sure that your unit is functioning properly when the installation is complete.
The installation of your unit requires permits and an installation that meets all code standards and regulations. If your HVAC unit is not installed up to code, this could cause problems with your home’s insurance coverage and your unit’s warranty if the unit malfunctions. An HVAC unit that does not meet code regulations can also substantially decrease the resale value of your home.
Our contractors also have great relationships with suppliers and a strong knowledge of the market. This allows them to get your unit and accompanying materials at a much lower price than you are likely to pay if you attempt to purchase and install a unit on our own. All of our work is guaranteed, which is important when you are dealing with a major purchase like your HVAC unit.
HVAC units are one of the items in life when size really does matter. It is critically important that your unit is the proper size for your building. If your unit is too small for the size of your home, it will not be able to cool your home properly and you may not find the relief you seek on a sweltering hot day. A small unit may also not be able to provide sufficient heat during cold winter nights to provide an environment that is comfortable for a good night’s sleep. If you find that the size of your home is in the middle of two different sizes of units, it is advisable to opt for the larger HVAC unit in order to efficiently and effectively service your entire home.
HVAC Units Need Periodic Maintenance
Just like your car needs a tune-up from time to time to work properly, your HVAC unit needs periodic maintenance performed by a licensed professional to keep your unit working in tip top shape. A proper maintenance schedule will also keep your HVAC functioning properly for a longer period of time. Our contractors are experienced and well-trained in performing the proper routine maintenance and care that will keep your unit operating at maximum efficiency for years to come.
We advise that you have your annual maintenance performed in the early fall before the days get too cool. Our professionals will be able to determine during their annual visit if there is any reason that your HVAC unit might not properly heat your home when the thermometer drops below 18 degrees. It is better for you to know if your unit needs a small repair before you and your family find yourself shivering in your own home.
During the annual visit, our technicians will perform a thorough cleaning of your entire unit. Regular deep cleanings will extend the life of your unit. This process includes cleaning all dirt and foreign particles from all of the movable components of your unit. Our technicians will also clean the drain pans and inspect them to make sure that there is nothing blocking the drain hole. All grime will be removed from the fan. This will prohibit build-up from interfering with the fan’s function. The motor will also be cleaned, and all foreign particles, dirt, and bugs will be removed from the unit.
After the completion of the annual inspection and cleaning, our contractors will provide you with a report outlining what was done on your unit and providing you with detailed information about the condition of your HVAC. This is helpful information for any homeowner. If you are looking to place your home for sale in the near future, your ability to provide documentation of annual service and cleanings of your HVAC will help provide potential buyers with a level of comfort in the condition of the unit. These reports include outlining the cleaning procedures that were performed as well as the levels of essential fluids like oil and coolant levels.
Why You Shouldn’t Work On Your Unit Yourself
Many homeowners are tempted to perform routine maintenance on their units without hiring a professional. This is not recommended. Without the training of a licensed HVAC professional, you do not have the skills or experience needed to navigate the complexities of the unit properly. The slightest mistake could result in a complete malfunctioning of your unit. It is also possible that you would not realize that you had damaged the unit with DIY servicing until later when your home fails to warm or cool properly.
Furthermore, maintenance and repairs on your unit that are not performed by a licensed professional will likely result in the voiding of the unit’s warranty. In the end, any money you save in attempting to do maintenance or repairs on your own will be lost in the damage that you could do to your unit and the likely elimination of warranty protection.
Other Heating Systems
Our team members are experts in installing, maintaining, servicing, and repairing multiple types of heating systems suitable for all kinds of BC weather. Our Red Seal tradespeople can design and build the ideal system for your heating needs, whatever they may be — including natural gas and propane boilers, furnaces, unit heaters, wall heaters, fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts. We can even design and build solar thermal systems that can reduce your fuel costs by up to 80%!
We are also members of the FortisBC Trade Ally Network, so our great rebates extend to furnace and gas systems. Our staff can help with every step of the application process.