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 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