Frequently asked questions
What is HVAC?
Short for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The system (s) are used to provide heating and cooling services to buildings.
Why Brightside Mechanical?
I am an experienced service technician with over 10 years of experience in Oil & Gas, having worked on industrial sized heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems, as well as medium to small commercial and residential systems. It is my mission to provide Personalized, Reliable and Fit-For-Purpose services that brings peace of mind to Canmore and Banff residents’ heating and cooling needs, underpinned by exceptional customer service.
How often should one service a furnace?
An annual maintenance is recommended, including a thorough examination and cleaning of all parts. Regular maintenance will help to avoid common malfunctions to equipment parts (e.g. air filter, fan, pilot light, and heat exchanger). The optimal time to conduct an annual service maintenance is during the spring to fall months.
How often should one change a furnace filter?
Every 3 months is recommended, however, frequency may increase depending on pet ownership and furnace cycle frequency.
Should my hot water heater receive an annual maintenance?
Yes. Annual maintenance includes a thorough cleaning of the inside of the unit, as well as an inspection and cleaning of the main burner assembly. Regular maintenance helps to prevent premature unit failure.
How often should I “flush” my hot water heater?
Within the Bow Valley, the recommendation is to flush the unit at least twice a year. Flushing the water helps to reduce sediment build up. With regular maintenance, the average life span of a hot water heater should last between 8 to 10 years.
Do you install gas lines?
Yes. I am a certified Journeyman Gasfitter (A) which is the highest available certification.
Do you service on weekends?
I provide 24/7 emergency services. For special circumstances, I can be flexible to schedule servicing over the weekend.