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One of the most important things to understand when you have a commercial building is the severity of receiving a red tag on one of your commercial HVAC appliances. A red tag can be placed on your commercial gas appliance by a licensed HVAC technician and requires immediate attention to prevent damage, rising costs and even the ensure the safety of the people in your building. If the issue that caused the placement of the red tag is severe enough, the technician that placed it might have to turn off the gas appliance, the gas to the appliance to the gas to the building. This is likely in order for the safety of the people in the building and the next technician to work on the gas appliance.

How Many Types Of Red Tags Are There?

There are two types of red tags. The first type of red tag is an “A”, which sounds pretty simple but it’s important to understand what it means. “A” red tags are placed on appliances that pose a threat to the safety of the people that live, work and play in your building and need to be addressed immediately.

The other type of red tag is a “B” red tag, which is an indication of unsafe conditions that often require fixing within a specific time period. Whether your commercial gas appliances need repairs to bring them up to code or need to be replaced altogether to ensure your building is safe, they need to be addressed in the time indicated on the red tag. If the time period isn’t followed the gas to your building may be shut off by the municipality in your area.

Whether you have an “A” or “B” red tag it’s important to quickly resolve the issues. The fastest way to have them fixed is to give us a call at 647-547-4049.

Why Did I Get A Red Tag?

Red Tags are placed on commercial gas appliances or gas systems when those units are in need of immediate repairs or replacement. A red tag is placed on a commercial gas appliance by a licensed commercial HVAC technician when a hazardous situation is evident and needs to be resolved.

One simple example of why a red tag might be placed is if your commercial gas appliance is leaking carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that has no odour or colour, and can lead to severe sickness and even death. It might receive an “A” red tag from the HVAC technician on site and the gas to the building will likely be turned off in order to make the environment safe until repairs can take place.

What Do I Do When I Receive A Red Tag?

The best thing you can do is call Novel Care647-547-4049. Our HVAC technicians have the knowledge and experience necessary to properly and safely evaluate the situation and provide you with a resolution. That also means that you get a free estimate for the work that’s needed in order to resolve the problem. Whether that means expert HVAC repairs or the replacement of equipment you can count on Novel Care.

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

How Old is Your Air Conditioner?

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

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

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

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

A New Air Conditioner

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

For more information about purchasing a new air conditioner or for a maintenance or repair appointment contact Novel Care today: 647-547-4049

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

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 Novel Care today: 647-547-4049

Novel Care 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.

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. Novel Care 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 Novel Care at 647-547-4049 or info@novelcare.ca.

Performing proper maintenance and repairs on your air conditioner, furnace and other components of your HVAC system is an essential part of saving energy around the house. One thing people often overlook in terms of saving energy and money is through their water bills. Water conservation is important not only to your household bottom line, but also to the environment. There are lots of easy ways to reduce your water usage around the house, which not only saves money, but energy and water.

Saving Energy. Saving Water.

Reducing water usage is something that everyone can and should take part in. Here are some great ways to save water around the house:

  • Toilets: Above and beyond any other appliance or component, toilets use the most water in your home. This means they also waste the most water in your home. Low flow toilets can save on average 20% of the water of an average residential toilet. Dual flush toilets are also very popular in terms of design and water-saving capabilities. Overall, finding ways to flush your toilet less is one of the most effective ways you and your family can save water and reduce your water usage footprint.
  • Showering: Shower is much more efficient in terms of water-savings than taking baths, depending on how long you’re in the shower of course. Showering on the whole is an easy place to save water. Low flow shower heads use to offer little to no pressure and people were turned off by them as they couldn’t effectively rinse off. New low-flow shower heads have changed dramatically and provide much better pressure and enjoyment, while still saving water. Low flow shower heads can save up to 7.5 litres or 2 gallons of water each minute.
  • Taps & Faucets: changing bathroom habits when it comes to brushing your teeth is as easy way to save water. Running the tap for a long period of time while water isn’t being used is simply wasteful. While hand-washing is an important part of our society, ensuring that it’s done efficiently and quickly in order to save water is important to saving energy as well.
  • Simply use Less Water: This point boils down to wants versus needs in terms of saving energy through water usage. Watering your grass and washing your car all the time might not be necessary, but results in a pleasing aesthetic. Find ways in your daily life to use less water and you’ll notice a difference on your energy bills.

These four tips are a good start to minimize your water usage and help you in saving energy around the house. For more information about saving energy through water usage or in any aspect of your HVAC system contact Novel Care today: 647-547-4049