Ductless Air Conditioners

Ductless air conditioners are one of our most popular services. We do regularly work on furnaces, boilers, central air conditioners, heat pumps and many other HVAC appliances as well. Ductless units and heat pumps are a big part of the Toronto housing landscape. If you’ve ever been house hunting in Toronto or the GTA you’ve likely come across a ductless air conditioner or two. You may have even wondered what it was, if you come from a house with ductwork.

These little units are powerful and efficient ways to cool and heat your home. They run for decades and typically with regular maintenance they won’t break down very often, if at all.

Air Conditioner Pro has been providing ductless AC maintenance, repairs and installation in Toronto for over 30 years, so you can count on us to come prepared with the knowledge and experience you want.

Contact us today for more information about ductless products or for a free estimate: 647-547-4049

In 2019, the building sector’s space cooling demands required just 15% of the energy used for heating, resulting in about 1 billion tons of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Nonetheless, space cooling is rapidly expanding and is likely to increase more in the next decades. Cooling demand is expected to rise at a rate of more than 3% per year for the next three decades, which is eight times higher than heating demand in the previous 30 years.

There are several factors driving the increase in space cooling demand. Ownership percentages among high-income urban families in India range from 75% to 85%, compared to 5% or less in low-income rural households. Air conditioner ownership reaches 90% in the United States and Australia, whereas it is less than 10% in India, Indonesia, and close to 20% in Brazil. Only 15% of the world’s population has an air conditioner, despite the fact that 35% of the world’s population lives in places where it is extremely hot every day. As a result of rising living standards, climate change, and initiatives to expand access to the necessary energy services, the percentage of ownership is expected to rise to 60% by 2050 and 70% by 2070.

Prioritizing solutions focused on heating, cooling, or both will assist the building sector’s decarbonization. Heat pump technology may be used in a wide range of climates and can be configured to offer both heating and cooling. Heat pumps are currently required for heating and cooling by one-third of the world’s population. Accelerating the adoption of high-efficiency HVAC equipment, as well as innovation, will be critical to meeting global decarbonization targets.

Despite their rising popularity, the vast majority of heat pumps sold today are solely utilised for cooling. The average performance of air conditioners would increase by more than 50% by 2030 and nearly double by 2070. Without such efficiency improvements, according to stated policies, cooling electricity consumption may almost triple by 2070.

An estimated 33% of homes globally have both heating and cooling requirements, however this figure may be as high as 78% in Europe, 56% in North America, and over 80% in China. It is essential in these locations that technology is developed to achieve decarbonization goals.

Government incentives provide an opportunity to encourage the adoption of more energy-efficient technology. The Canada Greener Homes Grant or the European Next Generation EU will promote energy efficiency, the use of local resources, and the battle against climate change, which is projected to boost the use of heat pumps and other renewable heating solutions in new construction and renovation projects.

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 to 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, 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 the 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.

Being a homeowner isn’t as easy as you might think. There are always upgrades to make and expenses that need to be paid. That’s why it’s so important to do your homework and research the best systems to consider for your home, rather than just take the word of an installer. Here, we’ll take a closer look at 3 big reasons to choose ductless heating and cooling, so you can learn more and make an informed decision.

Ductless Heating And Cooling Is Easy To Install

There are a few different ways to heat and cool your home. While most of us might think of a furnace for heating and central air for cooling, ductless systems are proving to be just as good – depending on your needs of course.

For starters, ductless heating and cooling is a single unit that is installed in your home. It isn’t very invasive and can be mounted to a wall within a couple of hours (if done by a professional). This is a very simple dual-purpose system that doesn’t require any collaboration with existing pipes or ducts. It is simply a unit on your wall connected to another just outside your home. The condenser outside pulls in air to be heated or cooled by the indoor unit and distributed to the room accordingly.

Shrink Your Carbon Footprint With Ductless Heating And Cooling

With more and more people packing into Toronto and the GTA, there is a growing need for more energy to power the increasing demand. Luckily, ductless systems use less power on average than a central air conditioner or furnace because it doesn’t need to heat or cool the entire home. Instead, ductless heating and cooling distribute air to the immediate area. If you have one in your living room, that will be the warmest in the winter and coolest in the summer. This is great for reducing your household energy consumption. You won’t be wasting energy warming or cooling rooms of your home you aren’t using.

Ductless Heating And Cooling Saves You Money

The final benefit of using less energy is that your monthly bills will be smaller too. Think about it. Less energy used means more money in your pocket. That’s good for everyone.

Trust The Professionals To Install Your Ductless Heating And Cooling

With more than 30 years of HVAC experience, we guarantee there isn’t a furnace, air conditioner, or ductless system we can’t handle. Call 647-547-4049 to learn more about installations, maintenance calls, or if you ever need repairs. We’re available 24/7 in the event of an emergency so you never have to feel stuck without heating or cooling for very long.

So, spring is here and you need a new ductless unit for your home. It’s this time of year that lots of our customers ask us: “What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is a ductless unit that’s capable of both heating and cooling your home. It is designed to transfer heat from one place to another. On warm days, heat is extracted from indoors and transferred outside, while the opposite happens on cold days. Even at temperatures as low as -10°C, heat pumps are an efficient way to heat and cool your home while reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money on your energy bill..

What are the benefits?

Now you know what is a heat pump, but it’s important to understand the benefits.

  1. A heat pump can reduce heating costs by up to 50% compared to electric heating
  2. Heat pumps don’t directly create carbon emissions as they don’t burn natural gas
  3. They run more frequently to help make your home have a more even temperature
  4. A heat pump is a quiet home comfort system as they are designed to promote smooth and quiet airflow
  5. Heat pumps provide air conditioning too, so they can cool your home in the summer

Types of heat pumps:

mini-split is the most common type of heat pump. It means the heat pump is actually located outside of your home, while the air handling unit is located inside. The installation required for this type of heat pump unit is very minimal and is easily done in a few hours.

An absorption heat pump is designed for larger homes (over 4,000 square feet) and operates on natural gas, propane, solar-heated water or geothermallyal heated water rather than electricity.

Heat pumps for existing furnaces:

You don’t need a new heating or cooling system installed in your home to reap the benefits of a heat pump. Some heat pumps can be added to your existing furnace for use during spring and fall. This allows you to utilize much less power while running your furnace during these milder times of the year. A heat pump can help to keep your home more comfortable at a much more affordable price.

When it comes time to think about the way you’ll be cooling your home this year, this ahead to a heat pump solution that will also provide heating in the cooler months.

So, What Is A Heat Pump?

Heat pumps mean cost savings, energy efficiency, space saving, easy installation, wifi technology, programmable features, quiet operation and much more. For more information about heat pumps or to get a free estimate for heat pump installation or maintenance call Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

Spring is right around the corner and for us that means an influx of customer calls and emails all saying the same thing: Fix My Ductless Air Conditioner.

Spring is one of our busiest seasons in the ductless air conditioner industry and it’s in large part to the “fix my ductless air conditioner” requests. So, why do we have so many of these specific requests in the spring?

Why?: Fix My Ductless Air Conditioner

Many clients don’t take proper care of their ductless air conditioners throughout the winter, which can lead to prolonged use without proper maintenance or care. This, as you may guess, can lead to parts wearing down, filters getting clogged, small issues turning into bigger problems or a variety of other issues.

For the most part, it’s important to ensure your ductless air conditioner gets a proper ductless maintenance appointment during the winter. Many of our customers use their ductless air conditioners in the colder months to filter the air in their homes, circulate the air in specific rooms or even to provide cooling if for some reason their house is too hot.

On top of that, if your ductless air conditioner is actually a heat pump you may be using it for supplemental heating in the fall and winter. That means it definitely needs at least one seasonal maintenance appointment to ensure that it’s ready for spring and summer.

Overall, regular maintenance is the best way to avoid repairs to your ductless air conditioners, but if you do end up needing repairs you’ve come to the right place.

The “Fix My Ductless Air Conditioner” Experts

Air Conditioner Pro ductless air conditioning technicians have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your ductless air conditioner is fixed right the first time. If you just need a maintenance appointment we can help too. Just give us a call and we’ll be there in no time: 647-547-4049 

Saving energy, saving money

Buildings, notably our houses, are responsible for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. We wish to help Canadians in making their homes more energy efficient. This implies that homes will be more pleasant and less expensive to maintain, while also helping our environmental goals. The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners in making their homes more energy-efficient, creating new employment for energy advisors all over Canada, expanding our domestic green supply chains, and combating climate change.

What’s available through the initiative?

Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners in making energy efficient retrofits to their houses, such as improved insulation, EnerGuide inspections (worth up to $600), and professional assistance to homeowners so they can start planning their retrofits.

Recruitment and training of EnerGuide energy advisors to fulfill growing demand; this will lead to the creation of new jobs throughout Canada. The project allows participants to receive up to $5,600 in total. To keep residents informed, updates will be provided throughout the duration of the initiative. We are committed to guaranteeing that Greener Homes reaches a wide range of Canadians, including those living in rural and northern areas and those with restricted internet access, as part of our mission. We are creating a diverse network of energy advisors in order to create job opportunities for all Canadians and to satisfy the requirements of our communities.

Official list of eligible products

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

Main Benefits Of Dehumidification

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

Rid Your Home Of Humidity

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

For more information about ductless air conditioners or heat pumps contact a Air Conditioner Pro ductless or heat pump technician 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.

Okay, so before you ask…yes it is January, so why are we talking about ductless air conditioning maintenance? The simple answer is that it’s never too early to start thinking about ductless air conditioning maintenance. Spring and Summer are months away and we’re all still dealing with the freezing cold that never forgets about Toronto and the GTA, but when that nice weather comes you want to be ready.

Ductless Air Conditioning Maintenance: It’s Never Too Early

  1. Affordability: Why wait until the Spring and Summer to book your ductless air conditioning maintenance appointment. Those are the months when all of us spend the most on day trips, weekend get-aways and summer vacations with the family. Once the kids are out of school our credit cards take a hit. By comparison, January and February are very affordable months, which is why we urge our customers to book early.
  2. Get The Appointment Time You Want: While we have lots of professional Air Conditioner Pro ductless air conditioning maintenance technicians working for us year round, getting the ideal appointment time during our busiest times can be challenging. We’ll always be able to help on an emergency basis within 24 hours, but if you need you ductless air conditioning maintenance appointment taken care of ASAP during our peak time we may have to work between our schedules to find something ideal for you. To avoid any waiting whatsoever book early in the spring or even in February. We’re always available early to take care of your ductless air conditioning maintenance appointment.
  3. Don’t Wait For A Breakdown: We normally have the most calls for ductless air conditioning maintenance in the spring. This is because it’s the time of year that most people turn on their ductless air conditioners for the first time. Don’t wait until you are turning your unit on for the first time to call for a maintenance or repair appointment. Ensure that maintenance is taken care of before you actually need to use your ductless air conditioner will take care of any issues that might lead to a breakdown, so you can just enjoy the cool refreshing air.

Essentially, you can schedule ductless air conditioning maintenance any time of the year, but it should be at least once a year and ideally before any heavy usage. For more information about ductless air conditioning maintenance contact Air Conditioner Pro today at 647-547-4049. We’ll provide you with a free estimate for the maintenance of your unit and book an appointment that suits your schedule.