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Maintenance Club Membership Advantages

At Ignite we know that maintaining your HVAC equipment is vital to the longevity of your furnace and/or air conditioner, but yearly maintenance expenses can add up. That’s why we offer the Ignite Maintenance Club, a protection plan that can help our customers maintain their HVAC system for an affordable annual fee.

Say Goodbye To Unexpected HVAC Repairs

No one enjoys surprise expenses, especially when it comes to emergency HVAC repairs. But annual equipment maintenance can help prevent breakdowns and fewer emergency repairs. When you join the Ignite Maintenance Club you can rest easy knowing that your annual membership will help you to maintain your HVAC system while preventing unexpected repair bills.

Annual maintenance on your furnace or air conditioner can help prolong the life of the equipment. With a Maintenance Club membership your annual service is included and you will care for your equipment and extend it’s life expectancy. With regular maintenance an Ignite technician can identify potential problems before they become urgent and help you avoid emergency repairs!

Membership Advantages

Our most popular club memberships are the Furnace Club and the AC Club. Both of these plans include the more basic Filter Club. Let’s look at some of the membership perks in the Furnace and AC Club membership:

✔ Free filters, including delivery

✔ Free reminders to change your filter

✔ Annual furnace clean & check (a $145 value!)

✔ Discounts on furnace or air conditioner installation

✔ Discounts on all other Ignite services

✔ Priority service

✔ No overtime charges

✔ Maintenance reminders

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To download the above pamphlet, click here.

After Hours Savings

As a valued member of either the Furnace Club or AC Club, if you require after hours service you will only pay our weekday hourly rate. So emergency repairs on evenings and weekends would not incur the higher after hours rate and we’ll be there to help you out anytime with our 24 hour service.

Lower Energy Bills

A poorly maintained HVAC system results in higher energy bills. If your system is not running at its peak efficiency, it will take more and more energy to hear or cool your home to a comfortable temperature. Planned upkeep on your HVAC system means lower energy costs because a well-maintained system reduces energy usage.

Become A Maintenance Club Member

As you can see, membership definitely has it’s benefits. With one convenient annual membership fee you can avoid unexpected repairs and commit to annual maintenance of your HVAC equipment. Reap the benefits of regular maintenance for one affordable yearly membership fee by becoming an Ignite Maintenance Club member today! Contact us to sign up or call (780) 919-4916 or email us. At Ignite, your comfort is our concern!

Is It Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner?

As a homeowner there are always things to do to improve your house. In our last blog post we looked at affordable home improvements you can make to increase your home’s market value (hint: replace your furnace!). But when it comes to your air conditioner there are a few telltale signs that your A/C unit is nearing the end of it’s life. Let us help you determine if it’s time to replace your air conditioner or not.

Is your A/C more than 10 years old?

This is an easy question – how old is your air conditioner? Was the A/C unit installed in the home before you moved in and you have no idea how old it is? Or maybe it is more than 10 years old? As your A/C gets on in years, you should start preparing for the purchase of a new unit. Unlike furnaces, air conditioners sit outdoors and are exposed to the extreme temperatures throughout the year, which shortens their life expectancy. Modern air conditioners can last between 10-15 years and older units last about 10-12 years. If your unit is older than 10 years old it may be time to replace your air conditioner!

Regular maintenance and annual tune-ups by qualified technicians can improve the lifespan of your air conditioner. The lifespan can also be affected by how often you use the unit and whether or not the unit was sized correctly for your home when it was installed. Keep in mind that as your A/C grows older, its mechanical parts can become obsolete or unavailable for your particular model. If you aren’t able to replace a broken part, you may need to replace the air conditioner completely.

Does your A/C frequently break down?

If you’ve been getting annual tune-ups from qualified technicians, your air conditioner should not be experiencing breakdowns during the summer months. Many common A/C repairs are caused by the lack of annual maintenance. With this in mind, it’s a cause for concern if your air conditioner has multiple breakdowns despite regular maintenance. You might not need to replace your air conditioner immediately, but you should start planning on it in case your unit becomes inoperable.

Frequent breakdowns also means frequent repairs, and the cost of those repairs can add up. At a certain point, it might be more economical to purchase a new unit rather than sinking money into expensive repairs—especially if your warranty is expired.

Have your energy bills gone up?

Unless there are any drastic changes in your home’s energy use, your energy bill should stay around the same amount every month, fluctuating a bit for furnace and A/C season. An easy way to monitor this is to compare your current use to the same month’s use last year. If your energy use skyrocketed since turning on your A/C, it may be time to replace your air conditioner. These higher energy bills can indicate that your air conditioner is either malfunctioning or losing efficiency. Energy bills often start rising as an air conditioner gets older, so the two issues can be related. There are also online calculators to figure out the energy use of individual appliances such as this one from Direct Energy.

Has your home changed?

Did you recently add on to your home? Or did you do any extensive remodelling or changes to the windows or doors in your home? These alterations can affect your home’s layout or efficiency, which also affects your air conditioner requirements. An air conditioner that’s too small won’t cool your home well and it could be working under strain. An A/C that’s too big will short cycle, which also shortens its overall lifespan. If you’ve made changes to your home recently you may need to replace your air conditioner as well.

Is it time?

An air conditioning expert at Ignite can perform the necessary assessments to let you know if it’s time to replace your air conditioner. Call us today at (780) 919-4916 or email us. Our HVAC professionals can test your current unit and give you an honest recommendation in regards to your air conditioner needs. Our current promotion for financing a new air conditioner can be found here. At Ignite, your comfort is our concern!

Affordable Home Improvements

Now may be the perfect time to do some upgrades in your home! Did you know that a new furnace and air conditioner can be an effective way to increase the value of your home? At Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. we want to help you do that. With affordable home improvements such as a installing a new high efficiency furnace and new central air conditioning, the value of your home could increase. According to Consumer Reports, improving the efficiency of your home is one key way to increase your home’s value by up to 3%.

Will it make a difference?

Consider replacing your older furnace. With a new high efficiency furnace you could save substantial amounts on your monthly gas bill. To better understand the AFUE rating on furnaces, read our previous blog post. HVAC technology has changed dramatically over the past few years. For example, gas furnaces have become more efficient (95%+) in terms of performance, functionality, and energy consumption. A new furnace can save you a lot of money each year.

In addition, a new air conditioner can keep you cool during the hot Alberta summer months. If you already have central air conditioning, the unit has a life span of about 20 years. If you air conditioner is 12 years old, your air conditioning unit is passing its mid-life point. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20-40 percent of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model. The new models can keep you cool and save you money each month.

What will it cost?

For example, let us show you a breakdown of what it would cost for these affordable home improvements:

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Upgrade Now

Contact us today for a free quote on installing a new furnace and air conditioner in your home. When you hire a licensed HVAC contractor from Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. you can trust that you are getting a fair and honest price. Especially during this time we want to help you out as much as possible. We are only a phone call away and our 24 hour service guarantees that someone can help you out when you call.

Ignite Can Make Your Choice Easy

Are you ready to make some affordable home improvements? Is it time to get rid of your old, inefficient furnace and choose a Napoleon furnace? Or do you want to get ready for the summer with a new air conditioner? We can help you determine what is right for your home.

Call (780) 919-4916 or email us today. At Ignite, your comfort is our concern!

COVID-19 Precautions

As you know the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared a pneumonia outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic with sustained risk of further global spread. As of today there are 23 cases in Alberta and 107 confirmed cases across Canada. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is actively monitoring the situation and leading the response in Alberta. Ignite Heating will be taking our direction from AHS and Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw and will continue to respond and act in-line with their recommendations during this pandemic.

What Can We Do To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19?

At Ignite, the health and safety of our employees and clients is our top priority. It is vital that everyone maintains a high level of infection control so we can do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community and beyond. We recommend the following steps* to prevent the spread of common respiratory illnesses (such as influenza) as well as COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often. If soap is not readily available, you can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if hands are not visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands.
  • Don’t share items that may have saliva on them such as drinking glasses or water bottles.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are shared and touched most often.
  • Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada should self-isolate for 14 days when they return.
  • Self-isolate and call HEALTH LINK 811 if you have been in contact with someone who was suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.

*Ignite Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. employees are committed to strictly upholding these recommendations. 

We would also encourage you to not rely on non-government sources for information about COVID-19, as misinformation abounds on the internet. The best sources for information are:

What Can You Expect From Us?

Ignite Heating is committed to taking reasonable precautions and being transparent with both our employees and clients. Currently we will continue accepting and completing jobs as regularly scheduled, all while upholding the above mentioned recommendations. We will make sure our employees are doing their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to do their jobs. If the situation changes and/or our ability to complete work is compromised by the pandemic then you will be the first to know. We will continue to monitor the situation and will adapt as necessary. 

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Contact Us Anytime

If you have concerns about COVID-19 or Ignite as your HVAC Contractor, please feel free to call us at (780) 919-4916 or email us today. As previously mentioned, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees and our valued clients. We are going to do everything we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our employees are committed to taking the necessary action steps to help prevent the spread of the virus. We are keeping a close watch on the situation here in Sherwood Park, Edmonton and our surrounding area. So far we haven’t needed to adjust our hours of operation or reschedule work but if that becomes necessary we will definitely inform you. At Ignite, your health is our concern!

HVAC Decisions Are Tough

Your furnace is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home, especially during the winter. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about their home heating system until a problem occurs. And then when faced with urgent HVAC decisions they have not idea where to turn! Do you have confidence in yourself to take on the complicated repairs as a weekend DIY project? Are you willing to risk it or spend your whole weekend trying to do the repairs yourself? You could make the problem worse or put your loved ones in danger, especially during these cold winter months. If you are faced with tough HVAC decisions, we can help you figure out who to call.

Why An HVAC Repair Specialist?

Consider an experienced licensed HVAC contractor that has been doing air conditioner and heating system repairs for years in your community. We have seen almost all of the possible problems that can happen. Usually we only need to check out the system for a couple minutes before we have an idea of what is wrong. If you do the job yourself there is a very distinct possibility that you will misdiagnose the problem and waste a lot of of time fixing something that is not broken. Can you really trust the person on YouTube to know what is wrong with your HVAC system? Although some videos may help you with simple things like how to change your furnace filter, most repairs will be out of the scope of what can be covered in a video. Make sure you hire someone who can diagnose and repair your problem the right way.

Of course, you might not have the proper tools and equipment to fix your furnace or air conditioner because these tools are not found in the average person’s toolbox. HVAC repairs need to be done by professional technicians with specialized equipment and tools. We stock many parts in our mobile vans and carry the necessary tools to get the job done. If we don’t have the correct part we will source it and get it as soon as possible. Your HVAC decision can be made easier if you choose someone with the right tools and equipment to get the job done right.

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How Do You Choose The Best Furnace For Your Home?

Are you looking for advice on what furnace your home requires? Or maybe you want ideas on how you can save money on your monthly heating and cooling bills? An expert in the heating and air conditioning field can advise you on the best solution for your needs. Our last blog post can help you narrow down your individual furnace needs, because that is a major HVAC decision you will make for your home.

Choose Ignite When You Have A Tough HVAC Decision To Make

Don’t risk making problems with your HVAC system worse than it already is! Hire someone who has the tools, knowledge, and skill to make sure that your repairs are done right the first time. Hire a licensed HVAC contractor from Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. and leave all your worries in our capable hands. We are only a phone call away and our 24 hour service guarantees that someone can help you out when you call.

Ignite Can Make Your HVAC Decision Easy

Are you ready to upgrade your existing home heating system or replace your old furnace? Is it time to get rid of your old, inefficient furnace and choose a Napoleon furnace? Or is your current furnace in need of repairs? Consult an HVAC professional at Ignite Heating to help you choose the right furnace for your home or repair your current system. We can help you make the easiest HVAC decision.

Call (780) 919-4916 or email us today. At Ignite, your comfort is our concern!

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