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Don’t Forget About Fall Air Conditioner Maintenance

For most people preparing for the fall means doing back to school shopping, raking leaves, cleaning the gutters, drinking pumpkin spiced lattes and a litany of other things. For every homeowner this list should also include fall air conditioner maintenance.

Key Fall Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

  • Change Your Air Filter: Changing the air filter is important. A dirty air filter can result in quite a few problems for your air conditioner, the main one being an inability to cool your home. Fast-forward to the first time in the spring you decide to turn on your air conditioner and all you get is warm air. By changing your filter now you can avoid potential problems and allow cool air to circulate throughout your home.
  • Clean It Good: After a full summer of use your air conditioner builds up a lot of dirt and grime. While changing the filter is a good first step it’s also important to give it a good cleaning. Wipe down the inner coils, outer casings, and removing and leaves or other debris that’s inside your unit is a great way to ensure it’s ready for the spring.
  • Scheduled Maintenance: One of the most important things you can do before tucking your air conditioner in for a long winter’s nap is to call a professional technician from Novel Care to take a look. Professional air conditioner maintenance is the best way to keep your air conditioner working properly and efficiently. It’s also the best way to find and fix problems while they’re small, so they don’t cost you big time in the spring.
  • Air Conditioner Replacement: If your air conditioner is getting on in years you might need to start thinking about replacing it. One of the best times of the year to purchase a new air conditioner is in the fall when prices are lower. Most homeowners wait until the spring or summer to buy new units and manufacturers know this.

For more information about fall air conditioner maintenance contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has been installing, repairing and maintaining air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

 

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Time To Upgrade Your Air Conditioner and Furnace?

The air conditioner and furnace in your home are important components of your overall HVAC system. If any element of that system needs repairs, maintenance or to be upgraded it’s important to take action. Waiting too long to replace your air conditioner and furnace can result in your entire system working too hard, and ultimately costing you more money than necessary.

When your air conditioner and furnace are operating inefficiently they also face an increased potential of breaking down prematurely, which could happen when you need them most. The easiest way to keep this from happening is to ensure that your air conditioner and furnace are regularly maintained and replaced when your HVAC technician recommends. Working with a company like Novel Care means that you’ve got over 30 years of experience working for you, and you can trust that they understand when your components need fixing or replacing.

How Old are Your Air Conditioner and Furnace?

If your air conditioner is over 15 years old and your furnace is over 10 years old then it’s probably time you called Novel Care for an inspection and a free estimate on repairs, maintenance or replacement. When replacement is happening it’s also an ideal time to assess your duct system to see if it can be reconfigured to function better and increase the efficiency of your system.

Air conditioner and furnace technology has come a long way over the past 10-15 years, so if you’re running an older unit that’s coming close to its due date it’s the perfect time to think about replacing it. Old units might be reliable, but they can also be very inefficient and be costing you lots of extra money on your energy bill. Newer units are rated according to a SEER rating which indicated how efficient they are. The higher the rating the greater your energy savings will be.

Finally, one of the main indications that you need a new air conditioner or furnace is if your system is in a constant need of repairs. A new air conditioner and furnace can save you up to 25% on your energy bills, so waiting to replace them is only costing you more.

For more information about replacing your air conditioner and furnace or for a free consultation 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.

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Panasonic Ductless Air Conditioners

Panasonic ductless air conditioners are highly respected in the ductless air conditioning industry. Their products are well-built, provide a number of different features, and are known for being very energy-efficient. All available Panasonic ductless air conditioners sold in Canada have heat pumps, adhere to climate testing requirements, and lots of standard features that aren’t offered with many models carried by other brands.

In addition to their excellent functionality and efficiency they also offer some of the most stylish models on the market. They’re sleek, stylish, and offer curved glossy surfaces that provide the lustre of high-end electronics.

Panasonic ductless air conditioners are also known for being whisper-quiet, which is important especially since they all have heat pumps.

Panasonic Ductless Air Conditioner Features

Panasonic units utilize inverter technology, which means they use less energy while providing excellent levels of comfort. Inverter technology allows the unit to adjust the speed of the compressor motor depending on the demand placed on the unit. When a unit is merely maintaining a temperature maximum power isn’t needed so it operates at a lower capacity, saving you money on your energy bill.

All Panasonic units include a 3M anti-microbial filter that ensures more than 99% of allergens and other airborne particles are captured.

These ductless air conditioners are ideal for bedrooms, offices, and pretty much anywhere else noise can be a problem as they’re incredibly quiet. Every unit has a quiet button that instantly reduces the dB level by 5 dB.

Panasonic Ductless Air Conditioners Human Detection

ECONAVI is the human detection technology that Panasonic has included in some of its ductless air units. This technology allows the unit to understand when humans are in the room so it can adjust the temperature accordingly. If it sees that no one has been in the room for an extended period of time it switches to an energy-saving setting. Essentially, this feature helps the unit save you money.

For more information about Panasonic ductless air conditioners contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has been installing ductless air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Letting You Down?

Toronto is finally getting some relief from the heat with more mild temperatures. Over the past few weeks we saw some temperature records get broken and people do everything possible to beat the heat. Did your air conditioner let you down over the past few weeks when you needed it most? If your air conditioner wasn’t working well or barely kept your home cool during the recent heat wave then it might be time to do some investigating to determine if it’s time for a new air conditioner or not.

How Old is Your Air Conditioner?

The typical lifespan of central air conditioners is 15 – 20 years, which is heavily dependent on the maintenance and repairs that take place over the years. At a certain point you’ll notice a drop in the efficiency on your energy bills and as the repairs bills start to pile up a new air conditioner typically makes the most sense financially.

Here are some other signs you might need a new air conditioner:

  • Thermostat problems
  • Poor air flow
  • Substandard performance
  • Strange sounds
  • Strange odors

One of the best ways to find out if you need a new air conditioning system or if you maintenance and repairs are enough is to talk to a professional and reputable HVAC company like Novel Care. Sometimes there’s just a bad part in your air conditioner and other times there are major problems with the compressor system. It’s hard to know unless you’re an expert and have encountered lots of problems over the course of an HVAC career.

A New Air Conditioner

HVAC technology has come a long way over the past few years and as a result air conditioners are running more efficient than ever before. This results in great air flow, cost savings and efficiency, as well as reduced maintenance and repairs. Newer systems are also much quieter than older ones.

 

For more information about purchasing a new air conditioner or for a maintenance or repair appointment contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

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

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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.

What You Should Know About Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioners

Ductless air conditioners are an excellent cooling solution for residential and commercial spaces that don’t have existing ductwork for a central air conditioner.With so many different manufacturers of ductless air conditioners it can be difficult to know which model is your best choice. Today we’re breaking down the Mr. Slim series of Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners. Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners have been on the market for quite a while and are known for being on the leading edge of technology and quality.

Features of Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioners

Mr. Slim ductless air conditioning units have features such as the variable compressor speed inverter, which ensures that the units only the minimum amount of energy to maintain a specific temperature and humidity level. Basically, the variable compressor speed inverter allows the unit to cycle down to a lower speed once a specific temperature has been achieved. In doing so it works to maintain the temperature rather than turning off and then having to turn on again and work to achieve that temperature all over again. Overall, it uses much less energy and in doing so costs you lees on your energy bills.

Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners are also known for being whisper-quiet. The fan technology on Mr. Slim air conditioners ensure that they so quiet you won’t even notice them running. They also include high-speed heating and cooling, so they achieve any temperature as quickly as possible to accommodate extreme outdoor conditioners.

Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioners For All Building Types

The Mr. Slim ductless air conditioners are ideal for homes, offices, industrial offices, and other small commercial areas. They can be networked into a complex and effective cooling system or used as individual units to serve a specific purpose. They come in a variety of stylish designs that are all quiet, compact and energy-efficient.

All Mr. Slim units come with a variety of standard and optional features so you can customize each unit to suit your needs. Things like remote controls can be useful in some situations and unnecessary in others. The M-Series features remote controls, wind guards, wall fans, and condensate drain pumps while also being Mitsubishi’s most efficient models.

Installing Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners in any space is very simple as well. Using Novel Care ductless air conditioner installation services is the best way to ensure your new Mr. Slim unit is properly installed. Novel Care has been installing air conditioners, ductless air conditioners, and a number of other HVAC products in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. For more information about Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners, installation services, or repair and maintenance services contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

What You Should Know About LG Ductless Air Conditioners

LG is one of our preferred brands to order and install for our clients in Toronto, York Region and throughout the GTA. LG ductless air conditioners are dependable and look great in any room of your home or office. LG provides mini split systems, heat pumps and a variety of other products. They range in output from 9000 to 36,000 BTU and boast a number of different energy-efficiency systems.

LG Ductless Air Conditioners Energy-Efficiency

LG has one of the most energy-efficient systems available at 28 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) as well as one of the quietest ones on the market that operates whisper-quiet at only 17 dB. Low SEER LG ductless air conditioners are always in high demand, and extremely quiet units are ideal for places like libraries, bedrooms, and other places that require silence.

LG also offers a range of LG ductless air conditioners that use variable speed compressors. Many conventional air conditioners use constant speed compressors, which turn off once a desired temperature is achieved. Variable-speed compressors will operate at a high-speed until a specific temperature is reached and then will cycle down to operate at a lower speed to maintain that temperature. This is one way LG ductless air conditioners are able to be so energy-efficient.

When it comes to silently operating units LG ductless air conditioners use a unique cross flow fan and low vibrating compressor to ensure the least amount of noise possible. When combining LG units that have Sleep Mode with fan blades that are 25% larger than standard blades LG can ensure you will barely notice your ductless mini split system operating.

Stylish LG Ductless Air Conditioners

LG has put lots of thought into the technology used in their air conditioners, but they’ve also put a lot of thought into the style of their units. LG’s Art Cool Premiere series has a number of different styles and options for any room in your home or office. LG has put thought into how your new LG ductless air conditioner interacts with your existing style rather than simply providing stark-looking functional cooling systems.

For more information about which LG unit is right for your needs or to make a repair or maintenance appointment contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has been installing ductless air conditioners in Toronto, York Region, and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.