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Starting Your A/C Up Again

Starting Your A/C Up Again

What is the proper way to start your Air Conditioner up after the winter? Well there are a few steps home owners should take to ensure that their A/C runs smoothly and that this summer remains a cool one inside their house. As always most people wait for hot weather to start their air conditioners, and of course that’s when they find out that the compressor has seized or something has broken over the winter.  We recommend that you check your AC around the first or second week of May for homes in southern Ontario (maybe even a little earlier for Toronto home owners).   Most companies will suggest a service call to have it examined but that really isn’t necessary as most of the work is quite simple. Here is a list of tasks to complete before your air conditioner is summer ready. Remove the cover on the outdoor unit and store in a safe place Clear any plant matter or debris in and around the system Set the outdoor switch to “ON” Check to ensure that any A/C breakers are switched ON Ensure humidifier bypass (if you have one) is in the CLOSED position Turn the air conditioner on at your thermostat and let it run for about an hour Check the vents around your home to ensure cool air is flowing Lastly, visually check the compressor unit outside for irregular noises and any type of icing. If your AC passes all the tests above you should be ready for the upcoming hot summer in Ontario this year. REMEMBER If your air conditioner is over 15 years old it is inefficient and probably will need costly repairs sooner rather than later.  Consider replacing it before it wears out and you can avoid a last-minute emergency replacement in a summer heat wave.  This will likely net you a better deal and significantly reduce your energy bills throughout the summer – new units are much more energy efficient. You can also take advantage of Ontario Power Authority’s Heating & Cooling Incentive which gives home owners $650 back when they upgrade their furnace or air...

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Lennox 14ACX Air Conditioner

The Lennox 14ACX is part of the Lennox Merit Collection which is on cheaper end of its air conditioner offerings. The Merit Series combines the legendary Lennox quality that is expected in an air conditioner as well as time-tested technology to deliver a high level of dependability, efficiency and comfort.  Many of the Merit Series air conditioners have earned the reputable Good Housekeeping Seal, which is a prestigious honour for any piece of equipment . All Merit series air conditioners utilize R-410A as the refrigerant.  Lennox is committed to providing innovative HVAC solutions that benefit end users as well as the environment. Their proactive development of R-410A refrigerant systems delivers cost-effective air conditioners helping to reduce ozone depletion. 14ACX Specification Efficiency ratings of up to 14.00 SEER—can save you hundreds of dollars a year, when compared to a standard air conditioner. High-efficiency outdoor coil—provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation. ENERGY STAR qualified—meets or exceeds guidelines for energy efficiency. Sound levels—as low as 76 dB. Dependable scroll compressor—provides smooth, efficient and reliable operation for years to come. Chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant—Exceptional comfort without creating more environmental problems. 5-Year Limited Warranty on all the covered components. Corrosion-resistant cabinet—protects against rust and corrosion with heavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction and a durable, baked-on finish.   The Details Installation Time – 2-4 hours Cost or Price – Call us for an accurate price on a 14ACX (depending on size) or have us call you Size – Air Conditioners available in sizes ranging from 1.5 to 4 tonnes (tonnes is a measure of cooling capacity not weight) 14ACX Brochure –  View it...

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What is SEER?

Air Conditioner SEER SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is the number that describes how well or efficient an air conditioner works.  The SEER rating is determined by taking the amount of cooling supplied by the air conditioning equipment and dividing it by the power being used by the air conditioner under a particular set of seasonal conditions. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the equipment is. Recently Governments have raised the efficiency standards from a 10 SEER minimum to a 13 SEER minimum.  This means a significant increase in energy efficiency in addition to significant environmental benefits. In addition the increase can save consumers hundreds of dollars each year on utility bills. For the consumer, if your current air conditioner has a rating of less than 13 SEER, new regulations do not require you to purchase new equipment.  Replacement parts to 10-12 SEER systems will be available for many years so repair and maintenance can continue as needed.  New air conditioners, however, can no longer be produced that do not meet these minimum standards. If you decide to replace your existing AC system with a system that has a 13 SEER or higher rating you will notice energy savings.  The initial cost for the unit will be more expensive but the overall value needs to be taken into consideration – money savings in the long run.  In order to maximize this benefit, you need to make sure that when replacing the equipment that the indoor unit and outdoor unit are appropriately matched.  So be sure to check with your dealer before installing any new equipment. The higher the SEER level the greater efficiency the air conditioner is and the more money you can expect to save on your cooling bill. Check out the Lennox XC14 with a SEER rating of...

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Lennox XC15 Air Conditioner

The Lennox XC15 Central Air According to many consumer reviews, the Dave Lennox Signature Collection XC15 Air Conditioner is “the quietest central air conditioner you can buy”.  This Air Conditioner has an energy efficiency of 17 SEER associated with its operation, along with a high-efficiency outdoor coil. Its easily one of the 10 best central air conditioners due to the fact  its eco-friendly and has a chlorine-free R410A refrigerant. The AC provides easy cleaning and maintenance accessibility, and comes with a warranty period of 15 years. XC15 Specifications SilentComfort technology—delivers the ultimate in quiet, consistent cooling Sound levels as low as 63 dB—it would take 40 XC15s to equal the sound from one typical air conditioner Precision-balanced, direct-drive fan— Ultra-quiet operation with a specially designed fan Efficiency ratings of up to 16.70 SEER—can save you hundreds of dollars a year, compared to a standard air conditioner ENERGY STAR® qualified—meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency This product qualifies for a tax credit under the Ontario Government Energy Audit Program High-efficiency outdoor coil—provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation Chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant—Exceptional comfort without creating environmental problems Lennox System Operations Monitor—first onboard cooling system diagnostics in the industry—assures reliable operation and fast troubleshooting The Details Installation Time – 2-4 hours Cost – Call for the most accurate price XC15 Brochure –  View it...

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Toronto Air-Conditioners

Toronto is an unusual city as it is located on the shore of a massive freshwater lake. This directly affects the weather for Torontonians as it brings lake effect snow in the winter, cooler temperatures in spring, and even warm breezes in the fall.  Do you still need an air-conditioner if you live in Toronto? Absolutely, we still get muggy, hot, humid weather that turns peaceful sleeping into sweaty torture. We have been installing A/C units for years in Toronto, we offer competitive prices, several popular manufactures, and industry leading additional warranty.   We have also partnered with a Government service organization that is able to perform home energy audits enabling home owners to receive Government grants further reducing the price of an Air-Conditioner. The farmers almanac is predicting a long, hot summer (opposite of last years hopefully) get an air conditioner before demand outstrips supplies and prices rise.  Give us a call or send us a quick message here and we can come out and give you a free...

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