One of the most significant investments you can make is buying your house. But it doesn’t mean you should invest in it unless it will pay off or enhance your living conditions. With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at a home energy retrofit programs and how installing a new Bosch residential heat pump might not be as expensive as you think.

What is a heat pump?

Let’s make things as clear as possible. A heat pump is a type of HVAC system. It may be used to heat or cool certain rooms in your house. While the word “heat pump” may seem confusing, it is a description of what the system does.

To summarize, in the winter, the heat pump takes warm air from the outside and distributes it inside. In the summer, though, it works in reverse, taking warm air from indoors and expelling it out of your home to keep you nice and cool.

Heat pump vs. furnace

While they both serve the same function throughout the winter season of the year, there are a few significant differences between these two units, which include:

  • Furnaces are often bigger and occupy more space to meet the requirement for a larger system to create heat – as opposed to a heat pump, which brings heat in from the outside.
  • Heat pumps may both heat and cool your home, resulting in a two-in-one system.
  • Furnaces are central units and require a proper duct system all across the house to function properly.
  • Heat pumps use far less energy.

Now that we’ve covered the fundamentals, let’s look at the Canada Greener Homes Grant and how you may receive a rebate from the government for a heat pump.

How to get Government of Canada rebates for home renovations

It can be expensive to upgrade your house. Indeed, there are low-cost improvements and retrofit solutions that have a significant influence on your home’s value. However, a retrofit and perhaps some cosmetic modification of your property are not the same thing.

We all know that remodelling generally refers to any sort of basic house improvement, but what exactly does retrofit mean? It typically means you’ve moved beyond the realm of do-it-yourself. A retrofit typically refers to an upgrade to your home’s primary systems. They require the services of an expert to analyze and implement energy-saving improvements. If you’re wondering how you can receive free money from the Canadian government for retrofit solutions, there’s a home remodelling grant for that.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is the most recent of Canada’s energy efficiency initiatives, and it was established to reward homeowners throughout the country who make their homes more energy efficient with up to $5,000 (plus $600 in some circumstances). But, exactly, what does that necessarily mean? It’s not as frightening as it appears. There are a couple of measures to take. Just keep in mind that you won’t really be able to DIY this one yourself. It requires:

  • An inspection/green home energy audit to evaluate your home’s current efficiency
  • Official recommendations that you can follow
  • Installation of at least one of the eligible recommendations (like Bosch climate 5000 installations)
  • And finally, a follow-up inspection/green home energy audit to see if your home’s efficiency has improved

Naturally, since this is a more significant job, you wouldn’t want to do it yourself and risk not being eligible for the rebate. For instance, installing the Bosch Climate 5000 is not something you can do using YouTube. To complete the task correctly, a professional installer with expertise and qualified equipment is required. Therefore, if you’re considering of improving your home’s HVAC system to take advantage of the energy efficiency retrofit initiative, you should consider hiring an expert.

Why choose Bosch thermotechnology?

Choosing a Bosch equipment is always a wise option since they are one of the best and most efficient heat pump manufacturers on the market today. It’s difficult to think of a better alternative when filing for a heat pump government rebate, with a better model and a 10-year Bosch warranty, and now that it’s part of the Canada energy savings incentive program. After all, when it comes to upgrading your home’s HVAC system, you want to be sure you have the ideal heating and cooling system. However, there are a few additional factors.

Air handler unit that’s whisper quiet

One disadvantage of the heat pump vs furnace argument is that furnaces are typically quieter. Yet, in a short period of time, technology has advanced significantly. The Bosch climate 5000 specifications for the air handler, for example, guarantee that it will not get louder than around 20 dB, which is as quiet as whispering or some rustling leaves.

High efficiency heat pump

An another major pro that has recently emerged from the Bosch climate 5000 reviews is that it is exceptionally energy efficient. This system was designed to outperform alternative heating and cooling choices, in addition to having a high SEER rating. This is because these air handlers are best suited for spot heating and cooling, resulting in reduced resource consumption. That means you may take advantage of Canada’s energy efficiency incentives, as well as enjoy pleasant temperatures and lowered monthly expenses.

Many people consider having air conditioning in their house to just be a luxury. However, for certain elderly adults, air conditioning is crucial to their health and well-being. If you have an older family member, having an air conditioning system may be lifesaving, especially when temperatures outside reach unbearable levels.

Because of the natural ageing process, as well as sickness or pharmaceutical usage, people’s ability to regulate body temperature often deteriorates as they age. Sadly, due to this shift in bodily function, seniors account for a significant part of the yearly fatalities related to heat waves globally. Many seniors avoid air conditioning due to financial concerns as well as invalid beliefs that air cooling might hurt them. That is why it is critical to discuss the benefits of air conditioning to our senior family members, as well as the dangers of extreme temperatures.

When a heat wave strikes, it is difficult for anybody to adjust to the rapid increase in temperature. It might be even more challenging for the elderly. In addition to the body’s inability to regulate its temperature, many elderly individuals do not sweat sufficiently, leaving their bodies unable to cool down. The elderly should not rely solely on their perception of temperature. If the thermometer indicates that it is hot outside, the elderly should take precautions to remain cool indoors.

We may install ductless air conditioning in their house, which delivers controlled cooling to particular areas. Often, elderly individuals spend most of their time in a certain section of their house. There is no need to cool the entire house when using a ductless air conditioner, and the homeowner can simply adjust the temperature of the system with an easy-to-use smart thermostat.

It is critical to keep your senior family members safe while the temperatures are at their utmost. We can help decide the appropriate option for your loved ones’ requirements.

Temperatures in Toronto are finally beginning to level out and it looks like Spring is here to stay. Before you know it the heat of summer will be bearing down on us and you may wonder “why isn’t my air conditioner working?” Hopefully, most of us don’t wait until a heatwave hits to ask this question, but if you do there are a few simple reasons that might make it true.

With proper maintenance and care your air conditioner should effectively run well throughout the summer, but not every air conditioner issue is completely avoidable. One of the most common questions we get every spring when people turn their air conditioners on for the first time is Why isn’t my air conditioner working? Here are a few reasons why it might not be working the way it should be.

Check Your Thermostat

First of all the batteries in your thermostat need to be changed at least once a year. There will typically always be enough juice in them to ensure the digital display is on, but your thermostat also needs to have enough power to send an activation signal to your furnace and air conditioner. If the batteries are dying they might not have enough power to get that signal to your air conditioning unit.

If your air conditioner still isn’t turning on then check the temperature settings to ensure that they haven’t been changed. Other family members might have adjusted the temperature to suit their preferences, and as a result, it might be warmer than you’re accustomed to.

Damage To Ductwork

If you have a central air conditioner then your duct system is an essential part of it. Cracked, bent or ductwork with holes in it might be letting air escape into the walls of your home or other exposed areas in your basement. This can drastically reduce the amount of air that’s actually making it to your vents and out into your home.

It’s also a good idea to inspect your vents for blockages. If you had recent construction activities in your home and materials have fallen into vents or you have smaller family members who are prone to putting things down the vents then you might have a blockage that’s limiting airflow.

Free Your Condenser

The condenser is the large part of your air conditioning system that resides outside of your home. If this unit gets blocked by plants, trees, bushes, garbage, chairs, leaves or any other debris its efficiency can be affected. A dirty or blocked condenser won’t be able to receive enough air to release heat from its coils. When a condenser is obstructed it can shut down or turn on and off repeatedly, which is known as short-cycling. Keeping your condenser clean and clear of debris is not only important to keep it running but essential to its efficiency.

So, Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Working?

There are numerous reasons for air conditioner problems, some more technical than others. If you try these solutions and still don’t have any luck give Air Conditioner Pro a call and one of our technicians will be able to assist you. Keep your family cool this summer, contact Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049.

My parents live in a bungalow in Etobicoke. Even though the lake is right there, that isn’t always enough to keep them cool in the summer. Sure they don’t like to complain about the heatwaves or humidity, but I knew it was becoming more of a concern as they got into their senior years. My wife and I talked to them about it and we all agreed that replacing their residential central air conditioning unit – which stopped working years ago – was a solid option for them.

Residential Central Air Conditioning Is Worth The Price

Once we started to shop prices of different models available, we realized that getting a new residential central air conditioning unit wasn’t as expensive as we had originally feared. Thankfully, a co-worker recommended Air Conditioner Pro to get us started. They were great right from the start and paid us a visit to give an accurate assessment.

Since the bungalow wasn’t the biggest, and the existing ductwork had held up just fine over the years, the cost was actually more affordable than we’d thought. Plus it came with a good warranty, just in case.

Residential Central Air Conditioning Made A Huge Difference

Once the installation was done, my parents noticed a difference right away. They felt more comfortable in their own home which honestly took a load off my mind. I know they’re safe in the summer and don’t have to worry about them as much. Plus the kids really appreciate it too since they spend some time there after school most days.

Overall, I’m very pleased with my whole experience. From start to finish, Air Conditioner Pro made it pretty easy and I just wanted to say they come highly recommended from my family and I.

If you need help or are thinking about upgrading your residential central air conditioning, don’t hesitate to contact us at 647-547-4049. Customer service is very important to us, which is why someone on our team is always ready to answer your call. We’re even available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

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Like most HVAC technicians we recommend changing your furnace and air conditioner air filter every month or two. By name alone we all understand that this is important in order to keep the air in our homes clean, but that’s only part of the reason why you should change it often. Changing your air conditioner air filter is also especially important to avoid damage to your air conditioner.

Essentially, your air conditioner air filter is there to prevent damage, but if you’ve put the wrong one you can do more harm than good, and here’s how.

How Your Air Conditioner Air Filter Protects Your System

Primarily your air filter does in fact filter the air, which leads to cleaner air in your home. There are fewer allergens and dust and the air is generally fresher. The intention of an air filter is to avoid having anything large sucked into the blower, which can lead to damage that is expensive to repair. Without an air conditioner air filter, your blower can build up with dust and other large debris and ultimately breakdown.

The competing factor with ensuring cleanliness of air and keeping dirt and debris out is air flow. Allowing air to move through your system is important for efficiency and reducing wear and tear on your system. If your air filter is too dirty it reduces air flow, which means your blower has to work harder to move air around your home. This creates unnecessary stress on your blower, reduces the air quality, and makes your system work harder, which in turn uses more energy and costs you money.

Upgrading Your Air Filter

Dirty air filters that are the wrong size and rating for your furnace can do just as much damage as a dirty one. the extra fibers that rap particles and allergens in your super expensive air filter might do just that, but they also drastically impede air flow. These fibers are incredibly tightly woven, which means your air will be a little cleaner, but your unit will work much harder to move air.

The MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) of your air filter is a good indicator of how well it filters. Most air conditioners come with a filter of about 1-4 MERV, but may be able to hold a filter of up to MERV 8. However, if the filter is too strong, you put your air conditioner at risk.

For more information about your air conditioner air filter contact an HVAC technician at Air Conditioner Pro Toronto today: 647-547-4049.

Air Conditioner Pro 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 Air Conditioner Pro

Our Air Conditioner Pro 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.

Investing in your home is always a smart choice, especially in Toronto and the GTA. With bidding wars and prices climbing every day, spending your hard-earned cash on the right upgrades requires some research. Take a look at some of the things you should consider before investing in an air conditioner split system for your home.

Knowing The Basics

Everyone likes to be comfortable no matter how hot or cold it gets outside. That’s one of the benefits of owning your own place. You set the rules, and the internal temperature. When it comes to choosing a ductless air conditioner, you’ll want to consider the setup of your home. If ductwork is already in place, a central air unit is most likely the way to go, while those depending on radiators for heat might be thinking about a ductless system, aka a split system.

An air conditioner split system is quite simple and only consists of an indoor unit, outdoor condenser, and tubing that connect the two. Air is brought in from outside, cooled, and distributed to a given area of your home. This is a very efficient way of controlling the internal temperature, and requires less in the way of installation.

There are a couple of things to remember about split systems though. They work best when your home is properly insulated, as the insulation works well at keeping your energy costs lower on average. Also, these are best for spot cooling only. That means if you want to keep more than a single room cool in the summer, you might have to factor the installation of additional indoor units into your budget.

Choosing The Right Ductless Air Conditioner Split System

As with anything in life, you want the best. Unfortunately, most of us have a budget to contend with. When it comes to an air conditioner split system, here is a list of some of the best names in the business to get you started. Take a look to learn some of the different features of each, but ultimately you’ll want the opinion of a professional before you invest.

Contacting the right professional to install and consult with you is highly recommended. This will help ensure you find the right model best suited for your home and budget. Plus, this guarantees the installation process goes much smoother.

The Right HVAC Professional For You

Toronto and the GTA is a big place with plenty of self-proclaimed professionals wanting to offer their services. To help narrow your search, consider the ones with experience and who serve a large area. This ensures they are reputable and know how to treat customers.

At Air Conditioner Pro, we take pride in providing quality HVAC installation and maintenance services. In fact, we’ve done so for more than 30 years now. Our dedication to helping our customers is second to none. That’s why we’re available anytime, contact us at 647-547-4049. We’d be more than happy to consult with you about which air conditioner split system is right for you.

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 Air Conditioner Pro 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 Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049. Air Conditioner Pro has been installing, repairing and maintaining air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

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 Air Conditioner Pro 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 Air Conditioner Pro 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 Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

Air Conditioner Pro has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

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 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 noise 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 the Panasonic product innovations contact Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049. Air Conditioner Pro has been installing ductless air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

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 Air Conditioner Pro. 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 Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

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

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 Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

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

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 Air Conditioner Pro today: 416-921-0000.

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

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 and a hotel in Eureka 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 Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

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

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 Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

Air Conditioner Pro 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.

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 Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

Air Conditioner Pro 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.

You’ve got questions about air conditioners and we’ve got answers. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions we get about air conditioners into this one useful blog. Ever wonder how air conditioners work? Find out how they work and much more in our question and answer segment for our customers in Toronto, York Region and all over the GTA.

Q: How Do Air Conditioners Produce Cool Air?

A: Air conditioners are responsible for two primary things in your home or office. They remove heat and remove moisture. In Toronto and the rest of the GTA there are times in the summer where the heat is dry and others where it’s very moist. Your air conditioner needs to perform these two jobs well to ensure your home is comfortable and healthy. So how exactly do air conditioners work? As warm air is drawn into the air conditioners filter it passes over a very cold coil where the heat and moisture are absorbed. This cool dry air is then re-circulated through your home and the process continues until your indoor space achieves the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat.

Q: Is It Cheaper To Run The Fan On Air Conditioners Or Ceiling Fans?

A: Ceiling fans will consume less energy and unless your air conditioner’s fan has an electronic filter that requires a continuous stream of air it can be turned to auto. This ensures it only engages when your air conditioner turns on. The benefit to running your HVAC system’s fan all the time is that it also filters the dust and pollen out of the air in your home, which means the air will be cleaner.

Q: Does Closing Vents To Redirect Air Save Me Money?

A: The short answer is no. The long answer is that if installed properly your vent system is designed to ensure the proper flow of air throughout your home. Closing vents can result in a poor balance of pressure and make your system actually work harder and cost you more. This can also lead to duct leakage as pressure increases.

Q: Is It Better When Air Conditioners Run For Long Periods Or Short Bursts At A Time?

A: Most air conditioners won’t be able to effectively remove very much moisture from the air in your home if they only run for short bursts. If your air conditioner is only running for short bursts you’ll be getting cool air and if there isn’t much moisture then it may be more efficient depending on your air conditioner make and model.

Q: Should Interior Doors Be Open Or Closed When The Air Conditioner Is On?

A: Air conditioners and HVAC systems are designed to move air through your home in a specific way, so if you have doors impeding that movement they are restricting the airflow and disrupting the system.

Do you have questions about air conditioners that we haven’t answered here? Contact Air Conditioner Pro today for more information or to schedule an air conditioner installation or repair appointment: 647-547-4049

Are you a senior citizen or do you live with seniors? If you answer is yes then it’s time to start thinking about the effects of the muggy heat of summer on breathing easily. Central air installation is one of the best and healthiest ways to combat the muggy heat that comes along with summers in Toronto and the rest of the GTA. Many seniors have health problems that involve the lungs, heart and other components of the respiratory system, which can all be affected by the indoor air quality of their homes and living spaces.

For home without air conditioning central air installation is an affordable and easy way to improve and maintain high-quality indoor air quality through the summer and warmer months of the year. Air conditioners regulate the temperature of a room or home and also remove the moisture from the air that can make it difficult to breathe, especially when warm or hot. Extreme heat is also dangerous for seniors as it can lead to dehydration, heat stroke, laboured breathing and a number of other dangerous symptoms that can all lead to 911 call.

Fight Summer Heat With Central Air Installation

Air conditioners are one of the best defences against health related issues during the hot months of summer, particularly for vulnerable individuals. If you don’t currently have an air conditioner then consider central air installation. It easily integrates with your home’s existing ductwork and provides cool regulated air to all the rooms with vents. Central air installation is fast and affordable and there is little maintenance for central air conditioners.

If you don’t need central air installation services, but have an existing central air conditioner then it’s important to ensure its working well and properly maintained. Air Conditioner Pro has been providing central air installation and central air maintenance services in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure your air conditioning system is ready when summer heat waves hit, and if there happens to be a breakdown we’re there fast and ready to get the cold air pumping again.

For more information about central air installation or maintenance contact Air Conditioner Pro at 647-547-4049 or info@novelcare.ca

When our air conditioning experts talk about taking control of your home comfort they’re not referring to a wrestling match with a group of throw pillows. As much fun as that would be, they’re referring to ensuring that your air conditioning system is working as hard as possible to ensure your home comfort this spring and summer.

If you use a forced air heating and cooling system in your home you’re typically heating and cooling your entire home or office space at one specific temperature. While this might beneficial if every inch of space is being used all the time it’s not a good use of energy and money if you have lots of empty rooms for most of the day. You wouldn’t flip one master switch every morning to turn on all the lights in your home would you? So why does one master switch turn on the cooling or heat for your entire home at the same temperature?

Control Home Comfort With a Zone Control System

A zone control system allows you to effectively take control of your home’s air conditioning and heating systems. Zone control systems allow you to distribute cooling and heating throughout your home in a more efficient way. A zone control system allows you to direct cool or warm air to places where it’s needed and direct less to the places it isn’t. So, room by room or zone by zone you’ll have more control over the temperature.

Controlling home comfort with a zone control system is one upgrade to your HVAC system that will really pay off. Here are some of the benefits of installing a zone control system:

  • Improved Comfort: Unless you live alone and want your home one single temperature all the time a zone control system can improve home comfort for everyone in your house. Generally, everyone like the temperature to be slightly different and with a zone control system you’ll have the ability to make everyone happy in terms of cooling and heating.
  • Save Money on Your Energy Bills: If improving your home comfort isn’t enough to make you want a zone control system then how about reducing the cost of your energy bills? Zone control systems provide a more efficient environment for your furnace and air conditioner so they only work when they have to. This is how zone control systems reduce the amount of energy your HVAC appliances need to work, and by saving energy you’re not only saving money but also the environment.
  • Less Wear & Tear: Overall, if your air conditioner and furnace are operating more efficiently and directing cool and warm air more efficiently throughout your home or office they are in fact working better. As a result the wear and tear they experience will be far less than if they were simply running all the time to maintain the same temperature through an entire home or office. Over time wear and tear can be costly expenses and even lead to replacement as appliance break down. In addition to a zone control system it’s also important to ensure your air conditioner and furnace receive routing maintenance. Working with a professional and reputable HVAC company like Air Conditioner Pro to ensure your air conditioner and furnace are running efficiently is important to the longevity of your appliances.

Your air conditioner and furnace are two of the most important pieces of your home comfort puzzle, so maintaining them is essential. Installing a zone comfort system is one of the best things you can do to upgrade your home cooling and heating systems.

Call Air Conditioner Pro today to ensure your home comfort is where you want it this spring and summer. If you need to schedule a regular maintenance visit, emergency appointment or want more information about zone comfort systems contact Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

This summer, the summer of 2016, is projected to be one of the hottest summers in recent memory with more days above 25 than the average person can remember. Now that you know how hot the weather is going to be it’s time to make decisions surrounding your air conditioning system, or lack thereof, and a ductless mini split air conditioner is the perfect choice.

If you live in a home in Toronto, York Region or anywhere else in the GTA you understand that throughout the summer when temperatures soar it can be tough to stay cool without A/C. The fastest and sometimes cheapest solution in the short-term is to buy a window air conditioning unit for your bedroom window, which can at least help you sleep at night. Many homes don’t have existing ductwork and as a result people think that window units are their only choice, but that’s not the case. A ductless mini split air conditioner is probably the best choice for a home without existing ductwork.

The Mini Split Air Conditioner

There are nearly endless sizes, capacities, and options when buying a ductless mini split air conditioner. Their typical configuration is with a single outdoor compressor or condenser that works in a similar way to a central air conditioning unit, and an air handler that hangs on the wall inside your home. The two units are connected by refrigerant, power and control cables and lines. Aside from those components there’s nothing else needed to operate a ductless mini split air conditioner.

As mentioned there are a number of different options and varying SEER ratings available, which is a measure of their efficiency. These systems are best suited to cool a single room or area, whereas if multiple areas need cooling a mini split air conditioner should be upgraded to a dual-zone, which provides the ability to independently control the temperature in each area.

What Size Mini Split Air Conditioner?

If you only need to cool a small space any sized model will work, but in terms of efficiency it’s important to choose one with a BTU level that suits the square footage being cooled. The best way to completely understand which unit is right for your needs, where the unit should be positioned, and how to properly set the temperature is to work with an HVAC professional from a reputable company like Air Conditioner Pro.

Effectiveness & Energy Use

Depending on the size of your space and the amount you require cooling a mini split air conditioner can save you up to 30% of the energy you would use on a central air conditioning system. This is primarily due to the fact that they’re smaller units and they provide you with the ability to focus your cooling efforts where they’re needed rather than the entire house at once. This energy savings translates into saving money on your energy bills, which also means it’s good for the environment.

Mini Split Air Conditioner Heating Options

Many of these unit also provide heat when the temperature drops in the fall and spring. While they’re not always ideal choices as a primary heat source they are efficient choices to avoid having to turn on your furnace or boiler just to warm up a single room.

Overall, a mini split air conditioner is a great choice for many situations where cooling is needed, especially when there isn’t any existing ductwork. For more information about ductless mini split air conditioners contact Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

When it comes to saving money around the house there are a few things that can be done in every season to optimize your energy usage. In the spring and summer it’s time to fire up the air conditioning, but there are a number of things to consider in order to ensure you’re saving as much money as possible while running it. Aside from regular servicing by a trusted Air Conditioner Pro professional that includes preventative maintenance, there are numerous things that can be done prior to the busy summer HVAC season. Here are 15 easy ways to save on air conditioning costs this summer.

A number of these items should be done by a professional Air Conditioner Pro HVAC or air conditioning technician such as any work on the condenser and other sensitive internal air conditioner components.

Save On Air Conditioning Costs With This Intuitive List

  1. Simply put ceiling fans can save you money as long as they’re blowing air down. They take up much less energy than running an air conditioner and have a cooling effect on your skin.
  2. Close off the lower levels of your home. If you have a basement door keep it closed. This will ensure that cool air from your air conditioner doesn’t pool in the basement of your home.
  3. Seal up your home. When windows and doors are allowing air to move in and out and leak they’re not just letting warm air in they’re letting cool air out, which means your air conditioner is working harder than it needs to.
  4. Have your condenser professionally cleaned every year. This isn’t something that should be done by the homeowner but it’s a fairly simple part of any HVAC technician’s annual maintenance checklist.
  5. Ensure that no bushes, trees, or other shrubbery or debris is blocking your air conditioner from venting properly.
  6. Seasonal service appointment from a professional are essential to ensuring that small issues don’t become large expensive costs.
  7. Turn off your air conditioner and open your doors and windows when evenings and morning are cool and refreshing.
  8. Turn your thermostat up during the night-time or when you’re away on vacation.
  9. If your air conditioner is an older model or on its last legs and you’re holding on for dear life because you don’t want the expense of replacing it you’re probably costing yourself money. Newer air conditioners are much more efficient and will save you money on your energy bills every month. A newer air conditioner can save you up to 60% on an annual basis.
  10. Keep doors and windows covered during the day or when you’re not home. The sun can heat up your home in the summer, which means your air conditioner has to work harder to keep it cool.
  11. Keep your vents and duct system clean and clear of all furniture and appliances. This ensures airflow throughout your home is optimized.
  12. Check the filters in your HVAC system and replace them as often as necessary to keep air moving easily through your vents and ductwork.
  13. Shading your condenser from the sun can help it run more efficiently, but it’s important to ensure that whatever is shading it isn’t impeding airflow.
  14. Don’t place lamps or other heat sources near your thermostat. This can cause your thermostat to operate under the impression that it’s warmer in your home than it actually is. As a result your air conditioner will run when it shouldn’t be.
  15. Is your attic properly ventilated? Allowing hot summer air out of your attic can significantly reduce the amount of heat in your home. This can also reduce the wear and tear on your roof and shingles.

Implementing these simple tips to optimize your home’s air conditioning can save you and your family hundreds of dollars in energy costs. For more information about saving money on your energy bills for professional air conditioning services contact Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

As humans, many of us have a habit of waiting until the last-minute to take care of just about anything if we have the ability to put it off until later. Then when “later” comes we rush to finish the things we should have done a while ago. Preparing your air conditioner for summer isn’t something you should put off until later. Before you know it spring will be here and with it warmer weather, pollen, dust, and other debris that floats in the air.

Most people don’t have their air conditioner running a whole lot through the spring, but ensuring that your HVAC system and air conditioner is ready and operating efficiently can save you headaches when the warm weather hits. Waiting until the last-minute for air conditioner maintenance can result in having to wait until an appointment time is available as most people wait until a heat wave is upon us to book an air conditioner maintenance appointment.

Homeowners & Air Conditioners

Prior to a scheduled air conditioner maintenance visit by a professional from a reputable company like Air Conditioner Pro there are a few maintenance tasks a homeowner can take care of themselves.

  • Clear The Area Around Air Conditioners: If your air conditioner is surrounded by bushes, trees or any other foliage it may be working harder than it needs to. Anything that can restrict airflow to and from your air conditioner can increase how much it needs to work to properly and efficiently take in cool air and expel warm air.
  • Cleaning Air Conditioners: It may sound simple but cleaning your air conditioner also ensures that it’s running efficiently. It’s important to be very gentle when cleaning the various parts of your air conditioner. The external coil and fins of your air conditioner are very delicate and can be easily damaged. It’s important to remove all debris from these components in order to maintain and increase your air conditioner’s efficiency.
  • Turn Them On Early: In the early spring turn on your air conditioner and check all of the associated components to ensure they’re working properly. The indoor blower motor, the fan outside, and any other visible elements need to be working properly prior to running your air conditioner for an extended period of time. If your unit isn’t working well or happens to break down during your test a service call in the early spring won’t be as costly as it is during peak summer times.

Overall, it’s important to properly take care of your air conditioner and ensure that you have a regularly scheduled air conditioner maintenance appointment with a reputable company like Air Conditioner Pro. For more information or to book an appointment contact Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049