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Central Air Condensate Drain

Central Air Condensate Drain

When installing a new air conditioner it is important to realize your new system will produce a lot of condensation that will need to be dealt with.   Overview Humidity in the air is a major factor in how hot the inside of your home feels.  The job of your air conditioner is not only to produce cold air but also to remove moisture from the ambient air.  Think about a hot summer day when a parked car sits idling with the A/C on, there is usually a pool or stream of water that forms underneath.  This is the water that the cars air conditioner is removing before pumping it into the cabin. The air conditioner in your home removes humidity in much the same way but the water can’t just be drained onto the ground.  The evaporator or A coil sits just above your furnace in the duct work.  To protect your furnace a drip tray or condensate pan is installed to dispose of the excess water.   Condensate Draining For Your AC Since the central air condensate drip tray is directly below your evaporator coil the hundreds of water drips are all collected and usually removed via gravity though to a nearby drain. Sometimes there is no drain nearby and a small condensate pump needs to be installed. They are relatively cheap and easy to install. There are some local codes here in Toronto and surrounding areas that stipulate the water can’t be drained into a plumbing vent or stack.  For the most part it is basically clean water and can be plumbed directly into the nearest drain with no need for buffers.   Common Central Air Condensate Issues As mentioned, the condensate pan is located directly above your furnace and thus it is essential it works perfectly.  Should a problem arise water will spill over right onto the furnace heat exchanger which is a primary component that’s very susceptible to rusting. Common problems could be that the drain line plugs or clogs causing the water to back up.  Also the drip pan can have debris that plugs the hole the drain hose or pipe is connected to.  Although a little more uncommon the drip pan can...

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The GTA Spring Air Conditioner Safety Inspection

The GTA Spring Air Conditioner Safety Inspection

Well it is official, Today is the first day of spring, and as always we start to promote the importance of air conditioner inspections and maintenance before you turn the central air in your home on for the season. This spring we want to remind homeowners about our A/C safety check special offered throughout the Greater Toronto area, this service is designed to check up on your air conditioner condition. Why In the Spring? A Home Air Conditioner safety checkup is conducted by a licensed HVAC Technician and we recommend this service once every spring.  After an air conditioner sits idle for several months during the winter, any number of problems may arise during start up or soon after.  Winter weather, salt corrosion, and debris can do serious damage to your A/C very quickly. These types of issues can lead to premature breakdowns of equipment, or create an otherwise unsafe operating environment. We Can Help An A/C preseason check up from us includes a thorough inspection of wiring, coils, refrigerant, A/C controls, condensate drains, and the air filter. Each area of inspection is meant to detect for existing damage and/or potential problems.  Should any repairs be needed, our HVAC Technician will thoroughly explain the issue and present you with available options in order to address problems before the cooling season officially begins. Part of the reason you should have a spring air conditioner inspection is to maintain efficiency.  When filters become dirty, airflow is obstructed; this forces an air conditioner to work harder when making cool air and uses more electricity. What Are the Benefits Of a Spring Air Conditioner Inspection? Keeping up routine maintenance on your air conditioner includes clearing debris, replacing air filters, and completing inspections can have many benefits. Most importantly seasonal maintenance ensures your air conditioner warranty remains valid, not only that but it also:   reduces breakdowns   lowers operating costs   extends equipment life   improves cooling efficiency   produces better indoor air quality Give us a call today to schedule your spring Air Conditioner Preseason Inspection Call:   (647) 925 1930   Or Fill Out The Form Below Contact Form Name (Required) Phone Number (Required) E-Mail Your Message Prove You're Not A Spaming...

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Toronto Winter and Your Air Conditioner

Toronto Winter and Your Air Conditioner

It seems as though winter is quickly approaching again.  The trees are losing their leaves and the plants are dying from the first frost of the season.  It was a great summer to have owned an efficient well maintained air conditioner as the summer was hot and humid. To further maintain your air conditioner and prepare it for winter there are a few things you should consider in order to keep your A/C in tip top shape.  First you’re going to want to have a service tech come in a do a maintenance service on your unit.  Although this doesn’t seem very important to have done every year I promise you it is.  If you don’t do the maintenance you void the manufactures warranty on the air conditioner.  This is much like your car, you wouldn’t skip oil and oil change to save a little money would you? The maintenance on an air conditioner only takes about 45 minutes to an hour but helps ensure you and your home remain cool and comfortable next summer. Secondly you will want to protect your A/C from the winter elements.  This is best done with an air conditioner cover; it is designed to allow air movement though the unit evaporating water and reducing rust.  Do not wrap your air conditioner in a plastic bag or other water proof material as this just holds water in promoting rust to form.  Also if your air conditioner is close to a walk way that is salted take extra precaution the salt, or salt water runoff don’t come in contact with your air conditioner. Heeding these two tips will help you continue to have comfortable cool living conditions within your home year after year. We do offer discounts on packaged maintenance service, so if you need your air conditioner end of season maintenance and your furnace start of season inspection give us a call and we can help you out for a discounted price. Call: (647) 925-1930 for full...

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