With many years of experience repairing furnaces in the Edmonton area, we can guarantee that we will provide you with knowledgeable, experienced and professional service!
Does your furnace need to be serviced? Unsure if you need the help of a professional?
Give us a call anytime for a consultation on your situation. You can also fill out our furnace repair form below and a Legacy Heating and Cooling representative will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Some Great Tips from Service Champions
A furnace is crucial for comfort and survival in cold winter weather. Without it, we would still be huddling around wood fires to stay warm. Unfortunately, furnaces need regular professional tune-ups and homeowner upkeep to run strongly and efficiently.
Even with proper maintenance, however, furnaces can break down and develop problems that impede regular functioning. If your furnace is acting up or refusing to turn on, go over these furnace troubleshooting tips first, before you call in the pros.
Check furnace filter
The first thing you want to check is the air filter. Over time, furnace filters get dirty. Dirt and dust can quickly clog the filter, which impedes airflow, worsens indoor air quality, and can even prevent the furnace from turning on in some cases. It can also become a fire hazard and cause premature breakdowns due to excessive dust and dirt. Turn your thermostat off and flip the furnace switch off before you conduct any work on the furnace. Check your air filter every 30 days (set calendar reminders). Hold your filter up to a light source — if light cannot pass through easily, it should be cleaned or replaced. When installing your new filter, remember that the arrows should point in the direction of the airflow. Make sure you properly secure the access panel.
Check the thermostat
After verifying that your furnace filter is clean and installed properly, check the thermostat. Make sure it is set to “heat” and try setting the temperature at least 5 degrees higher than the current room temperature. If the thermostat needs new batteries, replace them. For electromechanical thermostats, you may need to open it up and give it a gentle dusting. Use a soft paintbrush or something similar to lightly brush off dirt and dust, including around the metal coils and contact plates. If your brush is too large, try a soft paper. Check the location of your thermostat and make sure it isn’t receiving any false readings from sunlight, lamps, ovens, space heaters, or any other heat source. If the thermostat is receiving the wrong input, it will send out the wrong output.
Check furnace switch and electrical panel
Sometimes, the filter and thermostat are fine. Instead, power could be the problem. Check the furnace switch located near the furnace. Someone may have accidentally turned it off. Try flipping it back on. If that doesn’t work, head to the electrical panel. Make sure power is turned on at the breaker box or fuse box. If your breaker box is properly labeled, make sure the HVAC breaker is on. Even if you don’t have any labels, look for the breaker switch that is in the opposite direction of the rest. That is the breaker you want to switch back on with the rest. To reset your breaker, flip the switch all the way off before flipping it back on again. You should hear a click. To restore power to a fuse box, look for a melted and discolored fuse. Unscrew the fuse and replace it with the exact same size and type of fuse. The best way to find fuse replacements is to go to the store with a current fuse and replace it with an identical one. Turn your furnace switch on and see if this restored power to your furnace. If the power is still out or the breaker continues to trip, contact a professional. Warning: Make sure your hands and feet are completely dry before attempting to reset power. If there are any signs of electrical damage or moisture, or you don’t feel comfortable, don’t touch anything and contact a qualified electrician right away.
Check furnace flame
Your furnace flame should be a healthy blue color, with perhaps a small yellowish tip. The blue flame indicates that your gas furnace is burning the fuel safely and efficiently. If the flame is red, yellow, purple, green, or any other color than blue, contact a professional right away. Never attempt to fix your furnace flame color on your own.
Pilot light and gas valve
If you go to check the furnace flame and it is out, you will need to relight it. While you can relight the pilot on your own, be extra careful and consult your owner’s manual for proper instructions. Don’t forget to turn off the gas for around 10-15 minutes before attempting to relight the pilot. If you continue to smell any gas, do not continue! You may have a leak, in which case, you should evacuate the household immediately and call your gas company and the fire department at a safe distance. If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Properly secure front panel
Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for properly securing the access panel. Many furnaces will not operate if the panel is not pressed in all the way. Ensure all vents and registers are open and unblocked Sometimes, your furnace is running but your rooms aren’t getting the proper heat or airflow. Inspect your entire home for all the supply and return grills. They should all be fully opened and unobstructed. Make sure there are no rugs, furniture, or anything else restricting the flow of air. Not only will blocked vents and registers affect your comfort, they can also lead to duct leaks due to excessive air pressure and premature HVAC repairs and breakdowns. Closing off vents and registers in unused rooms is NOT a good idea. You won’t save any extra money and will end up causing more problems for your heating system. Furnace Troubleshooting Recap:
Clean or replace air filter
Troubleshoot thermostat problems — replace batteries if necessary Set thermostat to heat and at a higher temperature than the current room temperature Check electrical panel for blown fuses or tripped breakers Make power switch near furnace is flipped on Check pilot light, relight pilot light if needed Open all vents and registers Properly mount and fasten access panels (as a safety mechanism, some furnaces won’t turn on if access panels are not properly installed) Contact a qualified HVAC professional Learn more furnace troubleshooting and repair tips. When in doubt, call a professional
Air Conditioning Repair Service Edmonton
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It can be nerve-racking when your air conditioner starts to act up. There are lots of factors that cause AC systems to malfunction; some you may be able to troubleshoot yourself, others require an HVAC professional. If you are comfortable doing troubleshooting yourself, we recommend following our AC Troubleshooting Guide.
Call for a quick AC consultation
If you are unsure whether you need professional help, you can always call Legacy for a quick consultation.
With many decades of experience in air conditioner repair in the Edmonton area, we know the most efficient and effective solutions for all your air conditioner problems.
We guarantee you the most knowledgeable, experienced and professional service around. We never suggest a customer book an air conditioner repair service unless it is truly necessary.
Book an air conditioner repair service
If you know you need the assistance of an HVAC professional, call us immediately or use the form below to schedule a repair service that works with your schedule.
How much does it cost to fix an air conditioner?
The only fix for this is a costly replacement of the equipment, which includes various small parts, new Freon, and labor. Cost: $500 to $2,100. It might be wise to replace your air conditioner if it's more than eight years old, or if the estimated cost of repair is more than 50% of the cost of a new unit.
Legacy Heating and Cooling has extensive experience and knowledge in HVAC systems! Call (780) 733-1256
At Legacy, we specialize in HVAC systems for residential new home construction (RNC) and installation and replacement of furnaces, air conditioners, air cleaners, thermostats, humidifiers, heat recovery ventilation (HRV) units, humidifiers, and unit heaters, as well as other HVAC products!
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Why choose Legacy Heating & Cooling Ltd.?
We take the time to listen and understand your needs. Our HVAC service technicians will always help you understand your options and provide professional and reliable advice.
Free quotes on a new furnace or air conditioner installations or replacements
Coordination with the city for inspection of new heating and cooling systems
Some tips below.
• Keeping the cool air inside is just as important as keeping the warm air outside. Caulking, weather stripping, and adding additional attic insulation will help keep cool air inside during the summer.
• Make sure the air is flowing properly through the vents. Inspect the ductwork for holes or separated joints, and hire a professional to repair them.
• Add insulation around air-conditioning ducts, when they are located in unconditioned spaces, such as attics, crawl spaces and garages; do the same for whole house fans where they open to the exterior or attic.
• Homeowners should check the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating of their air-conditioning unit. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the unit is and the lower your utility bills will be. Upgrading to a higher SEER rating can save homeowners hundreds of dollars a year on their energy bills.
If the air-conditioning unit needs to be replaced, homeowners should be aware of the U.S. Department of Energy legislation that requires all new, central air-conditioning units manufactured after January 23, 2006, to have a SEER of at least 13.
Consumers may want to consider an energy-efficient model, such as the Coleman Echelon™ 15+ SEER air conditioner. New models are Energy Star® qualified, use environmentally friendly refrigerant and have high-efficiency scroll compressors that enhance reliability and contribute to the extremely quiet operation of the units.
Furnace Repair Edmonton
Dirt is the biggest enemy of your furnace. It can waste fuel and drastically lower efficiency. Dirt affects all three basic components of your furnace, so cleaning is the most important part of regular maintenance. The three parts of the furnace should be cleaned: the filter system, the blower, and the motor.
The furnace filter should be replaced or cleaned at the beginning of the heating season and about once a month during periods of continuous use. To check the filter, take it out and hold it up to the light. If it looks clogged, replace it with a new filter of the same type and size regardless of the length of time it has been used.
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