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Central Air Conditioner Verses Window Air Conditioner

Central Air Conditioner Verses Window Air Conditioner

There are a number of options home owners can take when deciding how to cool their homes. Today we are going to look at the differences between a temporary air conditioner verses that of a permanently installed solution. Window and Portable Air Conditioners These systems are commonly sold in Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Walmart, etc. They range in size from around 2000 Btu to upwards of 15000 Btu. Basically there are ductless systems, window systems, and roller floor systems. Generally they are most effective when used to cool a single room in your home as there is only one output location. De-humidification One of the primary functions of any air conditioner is dehumidifying the air, this results in much cooler feeling temperatures. Window mounted systems expel the water out the back of the unit, floor standing units sometimes have reservoirs that need to be emptied. SEER Rating Power consumption is an important factor when considering an air conditioner and unfortunately these smaller sized systems are some of the most inefficient systems you can buy. In fact most window and free standing air conditioner have SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating) below 10. This is equivalent to full home central air conditioners sold in the 70’s. Warranty These small systems typically have a one year warranty and realistically are not designed to last any more than 3-5 years. They are built cheaply and are sold at the same standard. Whole Home Central Air Conditioners These systems are designed to cool your entire home, they install into your furnace system and use your homes existing duct-work to spread the cool air evenly. Full home air conditioners are not commonly sold in big box stores due to the specialized knowledge and equipment needed for installation. Your best bet is to have a local contract supply and perform installation. As always we recommend homeowners receive at least three quotes before choosing a contractor. De-humidification As with all air conditioners dehumidifying the air is a big part of maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. Fully installed central air conditioners have a double walled collection plate that ensures all moisture is caught a diverted to the nearest drain. SEER Rating Whole home air conditioners are now restricted...

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Can You Run Your Air Conditioner In The Winter?

Can You Run Your Air Conditioner In The Winter?

There could be any number of reasons why someone may want to run their AC during the winter. By winter I am suggesting the cold season being anytime from October to March here in Toronto or the GTA. For example, it could be when you are hosting the’ turkey dinner and the oven plus the burners are on along with extra family members and friends, your house can turn into a sauna.   You very well could here someone say “it’s hot in here, can you turn the AC on?”. Alternatively you may experience a lot of humidity at a point during the winter where it collects on your windows and turning on the AC would be an effective way to remove that water vapour.  Sure you may have checked the fan to ensure its not blocked up with snow, or maybe you have a cover and simply removed it so you can fire the air conditioner back up temporarily. It’s not like you can’t run your air conditioner in the winter, it more that you are running your system outside the design parameters.  All the repair techs here would strongly advise against it. Nowhere in the owners manual does it give specific instructions against running your air conditioner in the winter, but they do elude to it.  Take a look at some of the charts showing efficiency, you may quickly find the lowest temperature shown is around 60 F (15 C for Canadians).  The charts only show so far as most home owners would simply open their windows rather than running the air conditioner. On top of common sense many air conditioners are equipped with factory installed low ambient controls to prevent operation in low temperatures. In terms of harm you can cause to your air conditioner… The compressor can overheat as the oil is too think to circulate in cold temperatures, causing the unit to fail.  If this is a rental air conditioner there is a good chance the company renting to you will hold you accountable for running the system during the winter. Primarily you would simply want to open your windows to cool your home down in the winter months....

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The Importance of Free Quotes and Companies Like Atlas Cares

The Importance of Free Quotes and Companies Like Atlas Cares

There are literally hundreds of heating and cooling business in Toronto and the GTA that offer any number of services.  Get your air conditioner repaired, install a new one, or even schedule preventative maintenance.  The realty is almost any company can do a fine job of the aforementioned tasks; but how do you choose the right contractor? A company like Atlas Cares can be a great choice for home owners; they are well established and have numerous positive online reviews.  But before you go ahead and spend thousands of dollars on a new central air conditioner don’t you think it might be prudent to compare prices even just a little? We would love the opportunity to give you a free quote on your homes central air and give you a free bargaining chip if you decide to go with Atlas Cares (or another company).  You can be confident you’re getting the best deal if you compare quotes between the competition. I would also like to bring your attention to the fact we are specialized in the air conditioning industry, it is our primary focus and we do it really well.  A company like Atlas Cares is focused on several areas and may not be considered a specialist in any one.  They work on furnace systems, duct cleaning, air conditioning, water heaters, boilers, and more.  Who do you think will offer you the best service or installation of your new central air?   Give us a try and let us show you why more people are switching to the air conditioner specialists here in Toronto, and the Greater Toronto Area.   Give us a Call: (647) 925-1930   OR Click here to Have Us Call...

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The Sun Reflector Kit Reduces Air Conditioner Use

The Sun Reflector Kit Reduces Air Conditioner Use

We have had a few early blasts of heat here in Ontario and throughout the Toronto area.  let’s be honest about things, our cooling season is not nearly as long as our heating season. The interesting part is that the air conditioning season can cost the same in energy as you pay to run your furnace throughout winter. This is partially due to the fact our furnace systems are incredibly efficient (well yours should be) whereas our air conditioners are not quite at the same level. Here is a great local product that can be used to increase your homes efficiency and really reduce the amount your central air system needs to run.  We all know how expensive the electricity can be keep them purring along during those heat waves. The system is called the Sun Reflector Kit, it basically turns your windows into mirrors reflecting the sun’s rays so they don’t heat up the inside of your home. Yes we are in Canada and we do have a winter when the sun actually works to warm our home. Well the Sun Reflector Kit is removable and cheap enough to replace every year and you will still save significant money on energy costs. The Sun Reflector kit is just $12.99 and can be purchased at Home Hardware stores throughout Canada. It takes about an hour to install and reduces the transmission of heat though your windows by as much as 90%. The best part is that it doesn’t block the view out of your windows; the product is almost similar to a one way mirror The Sun Reflector Kit will be on the now infamous Dragons Den this year. Check It Out Here:  Sun Reflector...

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Why Choose US

We are Experienced Experts in HVAC Installation   Why Choose Us? When you demand heating, ventilation and A/C systems that perform with perfect comfort, choose Home Air Conditioning. We can meet custom designs, working from architectural specifications, and customer requirements. Qualified and Experienced HVAC Service Technicians Your Partner in Energy Management 24-Hour Emergency Service Our Computerized Records Speed Up Customer Process We focus on ongoing education for our service technicians and demand the best from them. HVAC improvements and technological advancements are occurring at a seemingly ever increasing pace today.  Thus your air conditioner and general HVAC systems rely more heavily on technology than ever before.  These improvements  force us to keep current with our training in order to stay well...

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