Air Conditioning Repair in Calgary

Are you tired of sweating through the scorching heat of summer in Calgary?

From routine maintenance to emergency repairs, Shift Air’s professionals have got you covered.

Residential Air Conditioner Repair Services in Calgary 

When it comes to your home’s comfort, few things are more distressing than having your air conditioner break when you need it most. Summertime heat can seem unbearable when you don’t have an air conditioner you can count on, even if it’s just for a few hours.  You can count on the fast and skilled air conditioner repair team at Shift Air Mechanical to have your back.  We’ll restore your air conditioner and your comfort quickly and affordably. 

Rest assured you’ll be in good, qualified hands from start to finish when you call our professionals. Dial (403) 452-7076 or send us a message online!

4 Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs a Repair

Though you may not be an air conditioning expert yourself, you can be on the lookout for the signs and symptoms that your air conditioner needs a little TLC. 

Common signs that your AC unit may be worse for wear include:

  1. Little or No Airflow: The easiest to spot signs that your air conditioner needs a repair is reduced airflow or lukewarm air coming from vents.
  2. Loud Noises: When your air conditioner clicks on, you should hear the familiar hum of fresh air blowing, and nothing more.
  3. Bad Odors: If your air conditioner starts giving off unusual odors or burning smells, it’s time to shut it off and call in a professional.
  4. Moisture: Wet spots or puddles near your equipment are cause for concern and often reflective of freon or water leak.
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How Much Does an Air Conditioner Repair Cost?

If your air conditioner is broken down, you’re probably wondering how much it’s going to cost to get it up and running again. As a rule, most repairs range from $200 to $1,000+, with an average of $350.

With that said, there are so many factors that can impact the cost of an air conditioner repair including: 


If you have an HVAC parts warranty, you may be covered in the case that a part fails and needs to be replaced. 

Each system, if installed by a licensed contractor and registered with the manufacturer comes with a limited parts warranty, typically ranging between 1-10 years. Unless you have an extended warranty that covers the expense of hiring a technician, you will have to pay out-of-pocket for a service call. 

Component Repair or Replacement

When parts or components can’t be repaired, you will need to replace them. Purchasing a new part will add to your total cost of furnace repair and can vary in price, largely dependent on brand, our supplier’s pricing, availability and if it’s a part that we stock on our trucks.

Time and Difficulty of Repair

It goes without saying, but the longer a repair takes the more costly it can become. 

Some factors that can have the biggest impact on price are the system location, complexity of repair, age of system, wiring requirements—and whether the system is being repaired during our workday or as an after-hours emergency.

Technician Experience and Training

Have you ever heard of the saying you get what you pay for?  We are not the lowest price contractor out there, but we also aren’t the highest.  Our pricing is fair and takes into consideration the value and experience we offer. 

We don’t allow just anyone to show up to your house. All our technicians are trained and certified to service all makes and models of heating equipment, enabling them to diagnose and repair your issue right the first time, every time.  

We also are one of very few contractors who backs up our repair work with warranty.

Most Common Air Conditioner Repairs & Pricing

As a city with hot summers and chilly winters, Calgary relies heavily on-air conditioning systems to keep residents comfortable year-round. However, like any mechanical system, AC units can experience issues that require repairs. 

Let’s look at some of the most common AC repairs and how much they cost:

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is a crucial component of an AC system as it absorbs heat from the air, cools it, and then circulates it back into the home. However, refrigerant leaks can occur due to corrosion, aging components, or manufacturing defects. Low refrigerant levels can result in reduced cooling performance and increased energy consumption and must be addressed by a licensed HVAC technician. 

Compressor Failure

The compressor is the heart of an AC system, responsible for compressing the refrigerant and maintaining the desired temperature. Compressor failure can occur due to wear and tear, electrical issues, or overheating. It may cause the AC unit to blow warm air or fail to turn on altogether, requiring professional repair or replacement.

Fan Motor Issues

AC units have two types of fan motors: one for the condenser unit (outdoor unit) and another for the evaporator unit (indoor unit). These motors can experience problems such as motor failure, worn-out bearings, or damaged blades. Faulty fan motors can result in reduced airflow, decreased cooling efficiency, and increased energy usage.

Dirty or Clogged Air Filters

Air filters play a crucial role in trapping dust, dirt, and debris from the air before it enters the AC system. Over time, filters can become dirty or clogged, reducing airflow, and causing strain on the AC unit. Regular filter replacement or cleaning is essential to maintain optimal AC performance and prevent costly repairs.

Thermostat Issues

The thermostat is the control center of an AC system, regulating temperature settings. Thermostat issues such as inaccurate readings, faulty wiring, or calibration problems can result in improper temperature control and discomfort. Professional inspection and repair may be required to resolve thermostat issues.

Cost for the Most Common AC Repairs
  • Replace capacitor: $120 – $250
  • Replace contactor: $150 – $400
  • Replace outdoor fan: $400 – $1000
  • Replace AC coil: $850 – $1,850
  • Replace compressor: $800 – $2,000

Regular maintenance, timely repairs, and professional HVAC service can help prevent these issues and ensure a reliable and efficient AC system to beat the Calgary weather. If you believe your AC system is experiencing an issue that requires repair, don’t hesitate to contact our Calgary experts today. 

Call (403) 452-7076 to discover the Shift Air Mechanical difference.

We look forward to serving you!


It is recommended to service an air conditioning unit at least once a year to ensure it’s running efficiently and to prolong its lifespan. Regular servicing can help detect potential issues and prevent costly repairs later on.

Common signs include a significant decrease in cooling efficiency, unusual noises from the unit, frequent cycling on and off, and visible leaks or moisture around the unit. If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to schedule a repair service.

The cost of air conditioning repair services can vary depending on the severity of the issue and the specific repair needed. It’s best to consult with a professional service provider for an accurate quote.

Yes, some basic maintenance tasks you can perform include regularly cleaning or replacing the air filter, clearing any debris from around the outdoor unit, and regularly checking the thermostat settings. However, for more complex tasks, it’s recommended to hire a professional.

Regular maintenance can improve the efficiency of the unit, reduce energy costs, improve indoor air quality, and extend the lifespan of the unit. It can also help to detect potential issues early, reducing the likelihood of costly repairs.

Look for a reputable company with licensed and insured technicians, positive customer reviews, and a transparent pricing model. It’s also beneficial if the company offers emergency services for immediate assistance when needed