Toronto Air Conditioning Services

Looking for affordable and reliable air conditioning services in Toronto? Novel Care is your #1 choice!

We have over 30 year of experience taking care of air conditioners of all kinds throughout Toronto and the GTA. When it comes to repairs, we have the experience and knowledge to work on all makes and models of central air conditioners and ductless air conditioners. If you need maintenance to ensure that your air conditioner is in tip top shape and operating as efficiently as possible, we can help. We’ll ensure that your air conditioner is operating as energy-efficient as possible, so it reduces the cost of your energy bill whenever possible.

If you have an older home that doesn’t currently have an air conditioning solution we can help. We’ve worked with many Toronto homeowners to help them understand their home, the layout and what’s possible in terms of heating and cooling systems. We’ll make sure you understand our recommendations and then provide you with a free estimate and schedule for completion.

Contact us today for more information about our air conditioning services: 647-547-4049

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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 Novel Care 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, Novel Care 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 very 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 Novel Care Toronto today: 647-547-4049.

For some sleeping is no problem, for others it’s frustrating the arduous. Before you rush to the doctor to get a prescription for sleeping pills consider what your ideal sleep temperature is. Finding your ideal sleep temperature can be one of the best sleep aids out there, so setting the thermostat in your home or bedroom to accommodate that can be a game changer.

Typically, the ideal temperature for sleeping ranges between 68 and 72 degrees, which is a little cooler than you might want throughout the day. In the summer sleeping can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have air conditioning. Essentially, you can always pull up your blankets if you’re too cold, but there are only so many items of clothing you can strip off if you get too hot.

Achieve Your Sleep Temperature With Air Conditioning

The easiest way to get your bedroom the right sleep temperature in the summer is with air conditioning. Whether you have a window unit, a ductless air conditioner, or a central air conditioning system it’s important to adjust the temperature properly.

Proper maintenance of your air conditioning system is also essential for it to accurately achieve your sleep temperature. Regularly changing the filter and having regular maintenance scheduled with a professional HVAC technician are the best way to keep it working efficiently and properly. The best time to take care of your HVAC and air conditioner maintenance is in the spring, before you place heavy usage and loads on your air conditioning system. You filter should be checked at least once a month, especially in the summer when it can be dustier than usual in your home.

Fans For Your Sleep Temperature

Ceiling fans can also help keep your bedroom cool. In the summer ensure that they’re rotating in a counterclockwise direction in order to produce a cooling effect. Additionally, floor and desk fans should be rotating and not just pointed directly at one place. This circulates the air in your bedroom even more and evenly distributes cooling throughout.

Overall, a properly maintained air conditioner is the best way to achieve a nice cool sleeping temperature. For more information about air conditioner maintenance, installation or repairs contact Novel Care today: 647-547-4049

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

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

LG Ductless Air Conditioners Energy-Efficiency

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

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

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

Stylish LG Ductless Air Conditioners

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

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

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 Novel Care today for more information or to schedule an air conditioner installation or repair appointment: 647-547-4049

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 Novel Care 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 Novel Care 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 Novel Care 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 Novel Care 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 Novel Care 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 Novel Care 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 Novel Care 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 Novel Care. For more information or to book an appointment contact Novel Care today: 647-547-4049