20 Jul
by Audrey
Facebook Post

Facebook post.  This switch won't make your house collapse if you press it (lol).  It's your air to air exchange switch.  This is an air exhaust system that activates your furnace to circulate the air in your home and in turn brings in fresh air.  In an average home this switch typically is programmed to come on and run for 20 minutes and then shut off.  It may do this three or more times in one day.

If you see this type of switch, it's a programmable switch.  If nothing is displayed in the window, it may mean it's in "manual mode". If it's in "manual mode" click the button (square panel below the screen) to turn the system on and let it run for 20 minutes, click again to turn it off.  Do this a few times per day.  In addition to bringing in fresh air, it will help clear up humidity build-up from cooking or showers, etc. 

If you want to switch it to the "program mode", click and hold the panel below the screen.  If nothing happens or the program doesn't activate it, you may have to program it.  This square panel (below the screen) opens to reveal the program buttons.  See instructions on how to program a model that looks like the one in this picture.

To read more about the different timers.


12 Jul
by Audrey
Global News Furnace Scam

Check out this Global News article - apparently they are now in the Grande Prairie area.  To report an incident to Service Alberta Consumer Contact Centre, call 1-877-427-4088 (http://globalnews.ca/news/2805109/door-to-door-furnace-scam-reported-in-eastern-calgary/).

We've been getting a lot of phone calls regarding high pressure sales and misleading information.  If this happens to you, please call the number above.  You may also want to get a second opinion from a local supplier.

31 May
by Audrey


 A fuzz blanket can form on your air conditioning condenser from dryer lint or poplar, dandelion and cat tail fuzz and as it runs. To keep your cooling system running in peak condition: turn off your unit, remove your outer louvre panels to access the coil and wash gently with a garden hose.

If you live in the GP, AB area, call LSM at 780-532-4418 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can do a complete Planned Service on your whole system and remove the fuzz blanket before it causes serious issues.