GTA Air-Conditioner Sales

Posts Tagged "Ontario"

Pricing Your Homes Central Air Conditioner.

We are into late May and the heat of the summer season is starting to descend upon southern Ontario and the greater Toronto area. If you are looking for an air conditioner to cool your home this summer but unsure of the costs then we hope to break it down to help you better understand where your money goes. Central Air Costs First off replacing a central air conditioner is usually cheaper than if you have never had one.  The reason for the price discrepancy is due to the extra time and work needed to modify your duct and venting system above your furnace.  An A-coil has to be installed to allow your homes warm air to flow through the chilled coil ultimately cooling the interior of your home. Free Quotes Okay, more importantly what is it going to cost? Just for a small warning I won’t go into specific numbers because each home is different. I have in the past quoted specific numbers only to have a customer reference what I had written, albeit he was in completely different situation and stubbornly refused to listen as to why the prices were different. Thus pricing in this article is simply for example only, I would be more than happy to answer any question you have and give you exact pricing for your home, simply give me a call (647) 925-1930. When installing a new air conditioner two of our technicians will come out to your home with a brand new system that was properly sized and selected by you the home owner during the initial pre consultation.  The price of your central air system will be completely determined by the size, efficiency, and brand that you select.  You can expect somewhere from $700 to over $5000 for a just the air conditioning unit alone. Included in the Installation Our installation includes the A coil, condensation collection systems, charging the lines with coolant, as well as all the labour needed to run the new copper coolant lines and even removal of your old system and all components. Our installation fee can range from around $200 to well over $1000 if your home needs multiple air conditioners. It’s incredible difficult to...

Read More
Reliance Air Conditioner Prices

Reliance Air Conditioner Prices

The Reliance air conditioner side of the company is quite large.  In fact Reliance is probably one of the few recognizable names for HVAC equipment in Ontario. There are some pros and cons associated with being one of the biggest players and we’re here to discuss. First off give us a call (647) 925-1930 or fill out our contact form and we will give you a free quote, at least you have a comparison now. The Reliance air conditioner part of the business can rent, finance, or sell you a unit just the same as we can. Reliance uses air conditioners manufactured by Carrier, Amana, and Goodman.  This is similar to us but we also have Lennox systems. The problem is that Reliance is a large company with a lot of overhead, yes they buy a lot of air conditioners and probably get them a bit cheaper than we would due to volume, but maybe they push them out to homes where they aren’t a great fit. Maybe we pay a little more and don’t get bulk discounts but we always order the exact model and size your home needs. I don’t know if Reliance has bad customer service but it’s possible our smaller sized company has a better chance of treating customer better and more efficiently.  Like I said earlier, give us a call and give Reliance a call, get two quotes and choose the company that you feel the most comfortable with.  Don’t forget that by comparing quotes you can know for sure you’re not being “ripped off”. We are confident in our prices and our staff, so don’t just stop at Reliance Air conditioners, call and get quotes from other HVAC companies as...

Read More
Air Conditioning Market in Ontario 2012-2016

Air Conditioning Market in Ontario 2012-2016

Is a report on air conditioners worth $5000? A recent report on the Global air Conditioner Market has been released detailing the forecast for anything A/C related from 2012-2016. The report aims to answer all of the following questions: What will the market size be in 2016 and what will be the growth rate? What are key market trends? What is driving this market? What are the challenges to market growth? Who are the key vendors in this market space? What are the market opportunities and threats faced by key vendors? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of these key vendors? Now to get access to a copy of this companies report they want close to 5000 dollars.  The report does take a look at over 60 countries and analysis each locality, but I think we can do better and for FREE. We have been dealing with air conditioners for well over a decade, I would say that the employees here are experts in the field for the Canadian industry. Therefore I proposed all of the above questions to everyone here and summarized their views and opinions below. What will the market size be in 2016 and what will be the growth rate? Every single person suggested that the market would continue to grow at a sustained pace but market size suggestions varied significantly. What are key market trends? Again there was a clear stance by respondents that efficiency increases would continue to be a market trend that all manufactures will continue to pursue.  Cheaper, energy efficient systems were mentioned.  A few people talked about the move towards home automation systems and having a connection to your homes cooling system through the internet and smart phones. What is driving this market? Employees responded with a number of thoughts regarding the driving factor.  While reviewing the results I couldn’t help but think that each suggestion was responsible in some form or another. Electricity cost Environmental consciousness Efficiency Energy costs Growth in Connectivity Comfort requirements What are the challenges to market growth? Your air conditioner sits outside pretty much out of sight and out of mind.  It is easy for home owners to forget how much change has occurred in...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More