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One Last Season For Your Air Conditioner

One Last Season For Your Air Conditioner

If repairing your central air conditioner will get you through one last season here in Ontario then this might be the one to try.  Call our central AC repair team who have been trusted for years by homeowners throughout Toronto and the GTA. We are certified to make air conditioner repairs on top brands like Trane, Carrier, Bryant, Lennox, Amana, Goodman, and many more. As we all know this winter has been a bit on the extreme side of things compared to last season.  Currently as I type this the great lakes have 92% ice coverage, this is way higher than anything we have seen in the last 35 years.  Forecasters are suggesting that the deep cold and abundance of moisture (ice and snow currently) will contribute to a cooler damp summer season.  This of course lends to the idea that making it through one more season with your current central air conditioner might be a good plan, and it could be. Give us a call (647) 925 – 1930  to have your central air inspected and serviced to maintain your warranty and ensure proper efficient working order before the summer heat hits us. Regardless of whether you as a homeowner or small business owner is looking to purchase a new air conditioner or have your existing system repaired, we have exactly what you are looking for.  We can also install your new system, fix a broken AC, or even organize regular maintenance to maintain warranty. Toronto’s Home Air Conditioning can provide premium air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters, water softeners, and any other HVAC system required at affordable prices. When consulting us for assistance we always take into account your needs, budget, and time frame so you can make an informed decision.   Fill Out Our Contact Form and Have One Of Or REPS Call You (647) 925 – 1930 [contact-form-7 id=”276″ title=”Lighbox...

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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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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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Pros and Cons of A/C Wall Bracket and Stone Mounting

Pros and Cons of A/C Wall Bracket and Stone Mounting

Most good central air conditioning companies in the GTA will offer two ways to mount your new air conditioner.  The first being a gravel or patio stone pad that is laid down and the system will sit on top of.  The second option is the wall bracket that will hold your new air conditioner off the ground allowing additional air flow.  Here are some of the pros and cons of each method. Patio Stone A/C Foundation The patio stone can crack and will need to be replaced which is difficult Some consider the stone easier to cut the grass around If your home is new the stone foundation can sink stretching the electrical lines (the new soil is usually not compact) Sloping grade can make this style more difficult to level out Air conditioner is more exposed to leaves, grass, and organic matter Moisture builds up easier on the top of a patio stone Metal A/C Wall Bracket Mount There have been numerous complaints about vibrations through walls The system is off the ground allowing additional air flow and a reduced chance of rusting Rubber damper are supposed to isolate the house and the mount but have had mixed reviews Sloping ground is inconsequential for this mount type There is no chance  for ground settling to become a problem over time Easier to cut the crass under the system? I hope that helps.  I think to make a good decision you need to assess your home and your air conditioners installation. If it happens that the ground is sloped away or that your system would be installed on a garage exterior wall then the metal bracket may be the best choice.  Alternatively if your old central air was installed on a pad then you wont need to worry about ground settling and it may make sense to stick with what works. Ultimately the choice is up to...

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Central Air Conditioner Theft

Central Air Conditioner Theft

This is an interesting topic in that it actually happens more frequently than you might expect within, Toronto, the GTA, Hamilton, Mississauga, anywhere really. Why does this occur? Well an A/C is installed outside the home making it more vulnerable than your furnace or water heater which are in the home.  Commonly an central air conditioner is simply placed on a patio stone, there is no lock or bolts holding it down.  A thief who steals a central air can simply cut the lines and walk off with the system.  It is relatively common for homeowners  to flip the breaker in the fall for the winter season making the removal even easier. Why Are Central Air Conditioners Stolen? If you are looking around at replacing your system you will quickly see that they are not cheap.  A thief can very easily sell that system and make a tidy profit.  If the system cant be sold whole than the coils inside hold a lot of copper.  I’m sure everyone has heard about some situation on another where copper has been stolen.  An small industrial A/C can easily hold 600 to 800 dollars in scrap copper.  Access, your air conditioner is easily accessible and this in itself is a reason why they are easy targets. How To Stop Central Air Conditioner Theft There is nothing you can do to completely remove the risk but there are a few things to prevent it.  Some installers use a metal frame that is mounted to the wall of your home and holds the A/C off the ground about a foot.  The A/C is literally bolted to the wall making it more difficult to steal.  For real good security you can actually buy specialized locks for your air conditioner.  These systems consist of 4 powder coated steel bars that encase the system and bolt it to the ground....

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