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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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Charge Air Conditioner Lines

Charge Air Conditioner Lines

Usually most people have a friend of a friend or a connection with someone somewhere where they can get a central air conditioner at a great deal. This has become quite common and we often lose a sale if someone has a connection somewhere. In all honesty I don’t blame home owners; I would take a better deal if I could get one somewhere else as well. Maybe its not the exact same central air system, maybe it’s a better one but a connection can sometimes bring in a great deal. The thing is central air conditioners can only be installed using specialized equipment. The copper lines running from the AC, through the wall, and into the A coil in your furnace have to be filled with a specialized refrigerant and pumped up to a specified pressure. Ones the correct pressure has been attained within the lines the lines are then brazed closed so they can never leak. So you very well may get a great deal on your central air but you will be on the search for an AC company that will come out and charge air conditioner lines and I can tell you it is not a priority for most companies. If you found us looking for a company to charge your air conditioner in the Southern Ontario area then you have stumbled upon the right place. We do charge air conditioner lines for central air conditioner systems. In fact we have actually hired a dedicated technician for this very job as we receive so many requests. So go ahead and get that central air at a great price through your connection knowing we can come out and charge your air conditioner lines in a timely manner. I wish we could put the price up online but size, brand, and system can change costs enough to potentially mislead clients. Give us a call with your new air conditioners details and we can give you an exact cost within a few minutes over the phone.   Call Us Anytime — (647) 925...

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How Much More Efficient Are Air Conditioners Now

How Much More Efficient Are Air Conditioners Now

This is an interesting question but it is very relevant. Is a new air conditioner that much more efficient now than an older model? If so how much more efficient are they? Central air conditioners calculate their cooling rate using something called SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) which we have talked about in depth and describes the efficiency increase in central air conditioners over time. This mea­sure of air conditioner energy effi­ciency is calculated over the cool­ing sea­son. It rep­re­sents the total cool­ing of a cen­tral air con­di­tioner dur­ing the nor­mal cool­ing sea­son as com­pared to the total electricity energy input (in Watt-Hours) con­sumed dur­ing the same period. The higher the SEER, the bet­ter the energy per­for­mance and thus the more money you save. In other words a sys­tem with a SEER of 16.00 will cost half as much to oper­ate as a sys­tem with a SEER of 8.00… Simple as that The min­i­mum SEER for new Cool­ing Sys­tems here in Ontario is 13.00, sys­tems between 5–10 years old would likely have a SEER rat­ings in the range of  10.00 to 13.00 , units over 10 years old will likely have SEER rat­ings of 7.00 to 10.00.  Now if your air conditioner is over 15 years old it will likely have SEER rat­ings of 7 or less. I went through my electrical bill the other day and worked out the actual cost of electricity here in the Greater T0ronto Area. My bill was over $65 and I only received 299 kWh for that price.  When I worked it out I am paying 22 cents per kWh with the debt retirement, taxes, delivery, and other assorted charges added on. In the summer months we can easily see an central air conditioner eat up 20, 40, 60, 100 kWh worth of electricity.  Running that system quickly becomes quite expensive. Upgrading to a new air conditioner may very well cut your air conditioners electricity bill in half of your old system had a SEER rating bellow...

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How To Get A Deal On A New Central Air Conditioner

How To Get A Deal On A New Central Air Conditioner

This should be an interesting post as I am offering up ways for people to spend less and get a deal on a new central air system which ultimately reduces my bottom line… I’m sure a lot of people interested in a new central air conditioner in the Greater Toronto Area are going to do some research regarding installation companies.  I completely respect that and in fact would do the exact same thing.  But, to get a great deal on an air conditioner doing some research is a great idea.  There are definitely some companies within Toronto and surrounding areas that are more than willing to take advantage of home owners. Here’s how you can protect yourself. Steps To Get A Deal Get multiple quotes (I’m thinking at least 3) Negotiate (there is always a little bit wiggle room but be realistic) Apply for all applicable grants and rebates Package multiple systems. Call me In depth Steps On Making Your Air Conditioner Deal Quotes –  You should definitely be looking at  at least 3 quotes from competitors.  Make sure that you really look at the models they are offering and compare apples to apples.  I would never take the lowest quote, simply throw that one away, you’re almost guaranteed a bad install as the contractor will cut corners in order to make money off the sale. Negotiate – A new central air conditioner may cost between 2 and 5 thousand dollars and the market is highly competitive.  100% truth here, the margins on these systems have dropped significantly over the last 10 years.  We used to make 7 or 8 hundred dollars on a sale but now we are lucky to be netting 50 to 100 dollars in profit.  If you are able to knock a 100$ off your new central air quote consider yourself a great bargainer. Grants and Rebates – This probably where most homeowners will make the best inroads when looking to drop the price.  If your contractor isn’t offering or educating you on available air conditioner rebates then its time to move on.  I’m not going to offer any numbers as the rebates change every so often, roughly 250 to 500 dollars is possible. Multiple...

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Rental Central Air Conditioners In The GTA

Rental Central Air Conditioners In The GTA

Here is some honest and true advice on renting your air conditioner within the Toronto and Greater Toronto area.   First and foremost how does renting an air conditioner work? Well it is basically the exact same as renting your water heater. A company will install and maintain the system with no upfront costs with an agreement you pay a monthly fee for a set term defined on the contract. Of course this opens up even more questions, so I will try to answer them now. The benefits of a rental air conditioner No upfront costs Brand new energy efficient system Maintenance plans Stable and reliable payments No surprise repair bills or breakdown costs Costs – The installation and unit cost is absorbed by the air conditioner installer and supplying company on the outlook that it will be paid back slowly through the set monthly fee. Central Air Systems – Only new high efficient units are installed, they type and model is completely up to the home owners, but monthly fees will either increase or decrease according to cost. The Luxury Lennox Signature series is going to have a higher monthly cost verses a high efficiency Amana ASX. Maintenance – This may be covered by the company installing the system but contracts can and do vary so it is an important question to ask a rep who visits your home for the consultation and model selection. Payments – Since you’re on a monthly contract your payments are very stable, you can accurately set a budget without the necessity of accounting for breakdowns, maintenance, or repairs. Repairs – We just touched on this point, but to reiterate the installation company will handle all repairs and breakdowns associated with your air conditioner. Just like a water heater rental. The moment a problem arises call us up and we will repair or even replace the system at no cost to the homeowner.   Here are the negatives when renting your air conditioner. Like I mentioned at the beginning I’m going to be brutally honest here, I may even scare some potential clients off but I feel it is important to look at all the facts so homeowners know what they are getting...

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