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Dehumidification Is Important For Your Home

If you’ve got Asthma or another respiratory disease then you understand how humidity can affect your breathing. Ductless air conditioners are a great way to rid your home of humidity, which can be referred to as dehumidification. Dehumidification occurs when the humidity is removed from the air being cooled and circulated throughout your home.

Main Benefits Of Dehumidification

  • Improve Your Home’s Smell / Indoor Air Quality – If the air in your home isn’t as refreshing as you want it to be then it could be the result of dampness. Dehumidification can remove the dampness from your home and in turn get rid of and mould or mildew smells that might also be lingering. Dehumidification helps reduce odours that can accompany mould and mildew in your home, thus getting rid of that “musty” smell that you might refer to, especially in your basement.
  • Protect Clothes & Fabrics – If mould or humidity is allowed to build up in your home the chances of mould growth on clothing and furniture can drastically increase. Especially if it’s stored in tight spaces. This mould can also develop on bed linens, towels curtains and other fabrics. Dehumidification is an excellent way to alleviate this problem.
  • Protected Property – Dehumidification can help to protect your property by way of fighting rust and corrosion. If  you notice that your electronics, tools or appliances are developing rust or corrosion, it might be the result of too much moisture in the area. Dehumidify these areas quickly with your ductless air conditioner.
  • Freshen Up Your Home – When your home is less humid everything is affected. Your clothes will dry faster, your cereal will be freshen, your bread will last longer and won’t go stale as quickly. There are a number of places where dehumidification can help.
  • Quicker Cleaning Times – Dehumidification helps to reduce dust in your home. Less dust means you won’t have to clean as often.

Rid Your Home Of Humidity

When you consider your next ductless air conditioner or heat pump, be sure that it will help dehumidify your home. Summer time in Toronto and the GTA can be humid, and protecting your property is as simple as the flick of a switch. It’s also just that easy to help with respiratory diseases and other health concerns related to humidity.

For more information about ductless air conditioners or heat pumps contact a Novel Care ductless or heat pump technician today: 647-547-4049

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Case Study: Ductless Air Is The Way To Go

Novel Care recently took some time to answer a call for someone looking to know more about ductless air vs. central air. This is Tom’s story.

Ductless Air Is Perfect For Pets

Toronto and the GTA can get quite warm in the summer, and no one knows this better than Tom. As a certified plumber, he makes house calls throughout the day. That means driving from location to location and since he represents a smaller business, that usually means he’s working past 5pm.

Tom has a smaller place of his own in the east end like most Torontonians nowadays. His dog Oscar lives with him. Just like you shouldn’t leave a pet in a hot car while you go shopping, you really shouldn’t leave them in a hot house either. As a responsible pet owner, Tom would ask his elderly neighbour to dog-sit on especially humid days knowing that this neighbour had air conditioning. With this neighbour getting ready to move in with their family, Tom needed to find another way to keep Oscar comfortable in the summer.

Is Ductless Air Better Than Central Air?

Tom decided to give us a call after doing some homework on ductless air systems. After answering a few of his concerns, we convinced him to let us provide an assessment of his home. With just a simple basement apartment setup to keep cool, we knew ductless air was the way to go for Tom and Oscar.

Ductless air works best when trying to control room temperature of a given area of a home. It pulls in air from outside, cools it, and then distributes it to a large area (like a living room), known as spot cooling. Combine this with a well insulated home, and ductless air works like a dream – even in muggy summer weather.

Need Ductless Air? Call Novel Care

Our Novel Care experts have been helping Toronto and the GTA stay comfortable for more than 30 years. Summer, winter, it doesn’t matter. We install, maintain, and repair all HVAC systems, including ductless air. Best of all, we take pride in being there for our customers whenever they need us. That’s why we’re available 24/7 for emergencies. Just contact us at 647-547-4049 and one of our trained staff will be there to help. So don’t wait to get answers about ductless air. Let us keep you and your pets cool all summer.

Fall Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance

In case you haven’t noticed fall is well under way. You know the signs: colder weather, leaves on the ground, sweaters everywhere, and of course you might think about turning on your heating system. If you have a ductless heat pump, fall is definitely the time to book a ductless heat pump maintenance appointment.

Importance of Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance

Your ductless heat pump is an investment, and as such you want to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible. With proper maintenance and care your ductless heat pump will run well for many years. It’s really that simple. Without proper ductless heat pump maintenance your heat pump can experience breakdowns and actually have a shorter operating life.

Benefits of Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance

There are numerous benefits to the proper care and maintenance of your ductless heat pump.

  • Efficiency: With annual heat pump maintenance your unit will operate as efficiently as possible. Maintenance ensures that your unit uses as little energy as possible to produce heat. The less energy it uses, the lower your energy bills will be, and so you save money each month. The chances are your ductless heat pump will operate for a long time without maintenance and still produce heat, but it will continually become less efficient as it gets older.
  • Reliability: Scheduling an annual heat pump maintenance appointment is the best way to give yourself some peace of mind that your ductless heat pump will operate when you need it to. While it’s not a matter of life and death if your heat pump doesn’t turn on, it’s frustrating and inconvenient to spend good money on a home appliance only to have it breakdown all the time. Proper maintenance will drastically increase the reliability of your ductless heat pump, so it will turn on and work properly when you need it to.

The fall is the best time to take care of HVAC maintenance, including your heat pump. Contact a Novel Care HVAC technician today to book an appointment: 647-547-4049.

Ductless Units For Home Heating

Ductless systems are most commonly used in the summer for air conditioning, but many units also have heating options that can be useful during cooler times of the year. Ductless systems aren’t the ideal solution for heating your home during the cold months of winter, but they are a great way to heat spaces in your house that aren’t fully heated by other heating sources like electric heating or forced air heating.

Ductless Heating In The Fall

As the night’s cool down, but the days are still hot utilizing your ductless air conditioner for both heating and cooling is a great way to maintain home comfort and efficiency. Ductless units have the ability to blow warm air into cool spaces so you don’t notice the difference in temperature during cool fall nights.

Complete ductless systems also offer the same efficiency that they typically do when being used for air conditioning. This means that you can count on them for heating without drastically affecting your energy bill.

Autumn Maintenance

In order to keep your ductless system reliable and running efficiently during the colder months it’s important to take care of it. Simple cleaning of the unit and the filter is typically sufficient on a regular basis to keep your unit working fine, but professional maintenance should be done at least once or twice a year as well. Call and HVAC expert to take care of the maintenance for your ductless system is essential to it working properly and lasting for many years to come.

HVAC professionals can identify problems and make recommendations and repairs as necessary. Overall, there’s no better way to maintain your system.

For more information about using your system in the fall and winter or to schedule a maintenance or repair appointment contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the entire GTA for over 30 years.