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What’s The Ideal Sleep Temperature?

For some sleeping is no problem, for others it’s frustrating the arduous. Before you rush to the doctor to get a prescription for sleeping pills consider what your ideal sleep temperature is. Finding your ideal sleep temperature can be one of the best sleep aids out there, so setting the thermostat in your home or bedroom to accommodate that can be a game changer.

Typically, the ideal temperature for sleeping ranges between 68 and 72 degrees, which is a little cooler than you might want throughout the day. In the summer sleeping can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have air conditioning. Essentially, you can always pull up your blankets if you’re too cold, but there are only so many items of clothing you can strip off if you get too hot.

Achieve Your Sleep Temperature With Air Conditioning

The easiest way to get your bedroom the right sleep temperature in the summer is with air conditioning. Whether you have a window unit, a ductless air conditioner, or a central air conditioning system it’s important to adjust the temperature properly.

Proper maintenance of your air conditioning system is also essential for it to accurately achieve your sleep temperature. Regularly changing the filter and having regular maintenance scheduled with a professional HVAC technician are the best way to keep it working efficiently and properly. The best time to take care of your HVAC and air conditioner maintenance is in the spring, before you place heavy usage and loads on your air conditioning system. You filter should be checked at least once a month, especially in the summer when it can be dustier than usual in your home.

 

Fans For Your Sleep Temperature

Ceiling fans can also help keep your bedroom cool. In the summer ensure that they’re rotating in a counterclockwise direction in order to produce a cooling effect. Additionally, floor and desk fans should be rotating and not just pointed directly at one place. This circulates the air in your bedroom even more and evenly distributes cooling throughout.

Overall, a properly maintained air conditioner is the best way to achieve a nice cool sleeping temperature. For more information about air conditioner maintenance, installation or repairs contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been providing air conditioner services in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

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The Evolving Ductless Air Conditioner

In many business categories things have been done a certain way for a long time and implementing change is often very difficult. One exception to that is the HVAC industry where ductless air conditioner technology evolved quickly and was incorporated just the same. These systems are continually evolving and at the forefront of the industry and the basis for which many electronics companies have been developed.

While system design remains quite basic with a compressor, condenser, expansion device, and evaporator, seeing the inside of a unit illustrates its complex systems. There are numerous components and circuits that have all been implemented over the years to increase efficiency and reliability. All of these technological advances have not driven up the price significantly, so these units are still an affordable solution. However, these advances have allowed these units to be used for a vast array of applications in commercial and residential spaces.

Originally, the ductless air conditioner was intended to serve as a replacement for window air conditioner unit, which it does, but it also does much more. Now with the ability to create large zoned systems that can cool large spaces and entire home and offices, ductless air conditioner technology has few limitations.

Key Technological Ductless Air Conditioner Advances

  • The Standard compressor switched to variable-frequency drive (VFD) “inverter” compressors. This allows them to deliver exceptional operational performance, maintain a specific comfort level and ensure the units remain reliable.
  • Condensing fan motors changed from direct-drive to VFD inverter-types. This significantly improved the performance of the units.
  • Evaporator unit fan motors evolved from direct-drive to DC- or ECM-type. This change minimized the amount of noise that units would make, as well as reduced their power consumption.
  • Heat exchanger technology evolved to include intricate high-performance coil designs. These coils have less surface area, but have the ability to maximize heat transfer to ensure system capacity.
  • Systems now have their own control systems, allowing consumers fully integrated units that work together. This means condensing units, evaporator, zone control, and centralized controllers.
  • Self-diagnostic functions help consumers and technicians solve system issues on the spot.
  • Systems now meet the growing needs and requirements to have a healthier and cleaner air filtering.

For more information about any ductless air conditioner brand or model contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been installing and maintaining ductless air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

Air Conditioning Maintenance Is About Safety

You might think that you don’t need air conditioning maintenance because your air conditioner seems to be running fine. This might be true, but it might also be the reason your air conditioner fails or worse catches fire. Recently, an air conditioning unit at a St. Louis area school caught fire and forced the evacuation of the entire campus.

The building is located on the University of Central Missouri campus. Fire crews reported that the air conditioning unit caught fire due to a mechanical issue. The unit caught fire at 5:45 in the morning and luckily there were no injuries reported.

When an air conditioner has a mechanical issue it normally just shuts down or ceases to work, but there is a chance that a small fire can occur due to the heat, speed or rotation, and electrical components in the units.

Improper maintenance and repairs are often the easiest way to prevent an incident like this from occurring. Whether you’re running a commercial air conditioner or a residential air conditioner it’s important to schedule regular maintenance. Finding a reputable and experienced air conditioning maintenance company is the best way to ensure your air conditioning units are running efficiently and safely.

Air Conditioning Maintenance: Efficiency & Safety

Typically, all it takes is an annual or bi-annual air conditioning maintenance visit to ensure your air conditioner is running efficiently and safely. Surprisingly, most people don’t know that simple maintenance can drastically improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and in doing so saves you money on your energy bill. Additionally, your air conditioner will be running safer, which means you won’t be on the hook for replacement or big repair costs if it were to catch fire or just stop working.

For more information about air conditioning maintenance services, or for repairs or installation contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been working with commercial and residential air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

 

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It’s Time To Ditch Your Window Air Conditioner

Do you rely on a window air conditioner to keep a bedroom, living room, dining room or any other room in your home cool? It’s time to get rid of your window air conditioner and move on. They’re noisy, bulky, block the light in your window, and are a security hazard for people looking to break into your home.

Have you heard of ductless air conditioners?

Ductless air conditioning is an affordable and stylish alternative to every kind of air conditioning, especially a window air conditioner. Ductless air conditioners have lots of benefits that window air conditioners can’t even come close to matching.

Window Air Conditioner vs. Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless air conditioners are quiet.

  • Ductless air conditioners are quiet and most people don’t even realize they’re operating when they’re turned on.
  • Ductless air conditioners have lots of great styles and integrate seamlessly into your existing decor.
  • Ductless air conditioners are incredibly energy-efficient.
  • Ductless air conditioners are easy to install and can be ready to use in a day without any construction.
  • Ductless air conditioners will last for a long time with minimal maintenance, continuously pumping out crisp cool air.
  • Ductless air conditioning systems do a great job of filtering the air in your home.
  • Window air conditioners are noisy and quite often interrupt the conversation in the room, or even your sleep patterns.
  • Window air conditioners are bulky and ugly and block the light from coming through your window.
  • Window air conditioners have a reputation for sucking power and raising your energy bill
  • Window air conditioners can be installed quickly but require a properly sized window and aren’t often insulated properly.
  • A window air conditioner typically lasts only a few years and over time loses it’s ability to produce nice cool air.
  • A window air conditioner does a poor job of filtering the air in your home.

There are so many benefits to ductless air conditioners that we could go on all day about them. For more information about ductless air conditioners or to get one installed in your home contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. We provide professional ductless air conditioner installation and other HVAC services.

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Need Affordable Air Conditioning? Check This Out!

If you’ve been sitting at home this summer covered in sweat with fans constantly running in every room, you’re not alone. Lots of people in Toronto, York Region, and the rest of the GTA also rely on fans when the summer heat arrives. We’ll ceiling and desk fans aren’t the only affordable cooling solution these days. Ductless air conditioners are very affordable air conditioning solutions. Here’s a crash course on ductless air conditioners for those who aren’t familiar with them.

Affordable Air Conditioning: Ductless Air Conditioners

Ductless air conditioners are a very affordable air conditioning solution for a number of reasons:

  • They don’t require any construction during installation.
  • They come in a variety of sizes and prices to suit every need and all budgets.
  • They are more efficient than central air conditioners, fans and other types of cooling.
  • They allow you to customize your home cooling by focusing on the rooms you actually use.
  • Their configuration allows you to add more units in the future, so you don’t have to create a cooling solution for your entire home if it’s not in your current budget.

Overall, ductless air conditioners are incredibly affordable. They take about a day to install and come in a variety of different styles so you can match your existing decor.

Ductless air conditioners consist of two components. The indoor air handling unit and the outdoor condenser unit. The air handler is the stylish piece that spreads cool air throughout your home. The condenser works together with the air handler and can feed multiple air handlers if necessary.

The only necessary construction when installing ductless air conditioners is to drill a hole through an exterior wall of your home to connect the two units.

For more information about this affordable air conditioning solution contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been installing ductless air conditioners and other cooling and HVAC solutions for over 30 years. We proudly serve all of our neighbours in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA.

Choosing A Ductless Air Conditioner Installation Company

Choosing a ductless air conditioner installation company can be difficult. You might be at the point where you know you need a ductless air conditioner, but what’s next? Toronto has lots of ductless air conditioner installation options and finding the right one for your needs is important. Here are some tips to help you make a smart choice when it comes to ductless air conditioner installation.

Ductless Air Conditioner Installation Options

  1. Experience: Searching Google for ductless air conditioner installation will bring up so many results that you might be overwhelmed. While doing your research it’s important to choose a company that has lots of experience with ductless air conditioning. This ensures that your investment is installed and configured properly. Proper installation also means your ductless air conditioner will operate efficiently and reliably.
  2. Guarantees & Warranties: Choosing a company like Novel Care, that provides comprehensive guarantees and warranties at the company and manufacturer levels is important. Ductless air conditioners are machines and like any machines they can be defective or have defective parts. While Novel Care only sells and installs top of the line ductless air conditioners there is always the possibility of a defect. In these cases guarantees and warranties protect you and your investment.
  3. Bonded & Insured: Don’t work with an HVAC company or any contractor that’s not bonded or insured. If something in your house is broken or a worker is injured while in your home they should be covered by insurance and bonds. If they aren’t you might be on the hook for medical bills or left paying for your damaged property out-of-pocket.
  4. Reputable & Professional: One of the most important things to note when looking for a ductless air conditioner installation company is their reputation. Most companies should have online ratings and comments from customers that indicate what they’re like to work with. It’s nearly impossible to change an online reputation, so companies that have poor track records should be avoided.

Overall, choosing a ductless air installation company isn’t that difficult, just ensure you do your due diligence.

For more information about choosing the right company contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. Over that time we’ve built an excellent reputation for great work that’s affordable and guaranteed.