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Central Air Conditioner Tips and Tricks

Central Air Conditioner Tips and Tricks

For many residents of Toronto or the GTA summer means more exposure to hot and humid temperatures.  Of course this also means the occasional ice cream cone and a trip to a local cottage or beach for a few days of rest and relaxation. With your central air conditioner working to stave off summer’s heat, this time of year also means higher electrical bills for most of us. Still, there are a few quick things you can do to ensure your home has the best opportunity to keep costs down and efficiency up. Below is a few quick tips on how you can cut back on your energy bills. Don’t forget About Your Ceiling Fan Ceiling fans or your conventional floor stand models can make a room feel about four degrees cooler.  This is accomplished simply with air movement alone. Of course make sure to turn fans off when you leave the room Remember That Thermostat Set your thermostat as high as you can while still feeling comfortable, and try to raise it up a few degrees when you’re away from home. Upon your return drop the temp back to where it is comfortable.  Thermostats today are mostly electronic and it’s as simple as pushing a button. Be careful not to lower or raise your homes temperature too much while you are away as it may cost you more to bring the temperature back.  Consider a programmable thermostat, which regulates temperatures according to your pre-determined settings and time of day. Watch Your Air Conditioner Keep the area around your central air conditioner clean and clear of shrubs, plants and weeds.  These types of interference can block air flow and reduce efficiency. Have the air conditioner serviced once a year by a licensed service technician.  An inspection usually requires the technician check a number of service points for proper specs and tolerance.  This ensures efficient operation and reduces the chance of a breakdown during summer. Change Your Air Filters Your central air conditioner uses the same filters as your furnace and thus it needs to be replaced when switching from one season to the next.  A clean air filter allows for optimum air flow, decreasing not only the amount of...

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Summer Here In Toronto Is Close

Summer Here In Toronto Is Close

It has been a long spring and an even longer winter. Personally I’m not complaining but I’m ready for summer. Sure, last spring was a windfall year for air conditioner sales but we need winter, it’s part of our Canadian identity. We have had a small warmup this year with roughly a week of mid twenty-ish warmth prompting us to transition over to the air conditioners and that summer feeling. It sure didn’t seem to last long as last weekend (may 11-12) while golfing it started to snow… As such when these warm spills kick in my mailbox is inundated with pamphlets, post cards, and deals for air conditioner service or spring inspections at “rock bottom prices”. Being in the industry I enjoy going over these ad companies offerings and sometime laughing out loud. Don’t get me wrong some are reasonably priced and offer a fair service at a fair price. Here is what I look for. If it is more than 100$ for a spring service on your air conditioner – its way too much A new air filter should be included in the price Minimum 15 point inspection on your air conditioner Upon completion 12 months of free system diagnostics Listed above is the bare minimum that I would recommend, here is why. Many companies (including us) offer a protection plan that you can purchase for your home HVAC systems (water heater, air conditioner, furnace).  This is a simple monthly fee that includes your seasonal maintenance as well as emergency service, repairs, and parts.  When you work out the costs a monthly protection plan is much more cost effective than purchasing one off seasonal inspections. Interested Finding Out More? Well your going to have to call us or have us call you… Or your could fill out the quick contact form on the side of the page, that always works as well. Call: (647)...

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Toronto Heat Wave of 2010

Well step outside and its obvious we are in a bit of a heat wave, we have received hundreds of inquiries for air conditioner service as well as replacement units.  We try and stress that you have your equipment serviced regularly so that its not breaking down when you need it most but it can be difficult as it is designed to be as invisible as possible. A good portion of Toronto west went with out power today as a transformer caught on fire and effectively removed 930 megawatts from the Ontario grid.  Luckily our power supply is well connected to our neighbours and we are able to purchase their excess power until the unit is fixed.  It certainly makes you realize how much you use electricity when its suddenly not there. During heat waves like this its a good idea to listen to you air conditioner and see how long it runs for, if you never hear it stop you may have a problem.  If this is the case let us know and we can come by and give you some advice on whether the air conditioner need replacement has been inappropriately sized for your home or just needs a quick service call.  Our first consultation is always free so send us a quick message with your issue and we will call you back to schedule a time when you will be home. Send us a message...

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