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Common Summer HVAC Problems

June 12, 2020

Common Summer HVAC Problems


As summer draws upon us, it's essential to know whether or not your HVAC system is in working order. Lots of problems can ensue, but there are simple solutions for many of the more common issues.

Refrigerant Leaks
The telltale sign that your HVAC's refrigerant lines are leaking is that your vents are blowing warm air throughout your house. These start as small pinholes in your coils and lines, but they can grow into serious issues overtime. The best solution is to
schedule an appointment with a technican from A-Plus Quality HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area to have the leaks patched up. Home solutions can cause more harm than good in the long run.

Poor Air Flow
There are lots of reasons why your HVAC isn't blowing like it should. A common problem is that the air filter needs to be replaced, which you can do yourself; it is recommended to do this at least once a month. Another solution is clearing all of the excess debris from your outdoor condenser. Dead grass and weeds can get into the condenser from when you mow the lawn or use your weed trimmer, and removing that dead foliage will improve the air flow.

Too Much Humidity
Even in the Greater Toronto Area, an HVAC unit will sometimes be bested by humidity levels in the summer. This is often a sign that your HVAC unit is aging and needs replacement. If you can't get HVAC services right away, then a good stopgap measure is to purchase a dehumidifier that can help the unit along.

Expensive Hydro Bills
As the temperature climbs, your energy bills may seem to be getting more expensive that they should be. A good solution to this problem is to keep your thermostat between 24-26 degrees while using fans to keep that air circulated throughout your home. If you can do so, you should have your HVAC system updated to one that can handle a smart thermostat.

The summer heat is great, especially when most of our months are filled with cold temperatures. It is important that all of your HVAC systems are running properly to provide proper comfort and maximized savings. If you have any questions regarding HVAC, the experts at A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, will be happy to help. Contact us today! 

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  • First experience was on New Year's Day, 2020, when furnace stopped. Called A-Plus and they had a rep (Jack) out quickly. He did some troubleshooting. He wasn't giving BS. Gave me options on repairing or replacing. Non-biased, no pressure. I chose replace and it was done the next day. Good experience all around. Second experience was early March, 2021 when a harsh chemical smell emanating from the furnace room, and pushed through the HVAC venting, permeated the house. Very concerning. Was late night, called A-Plus, immediately answered and suggested some safety moves for the evening. Booked a visit for the morning. Jack again came and assessed the issue and advised where the smell came from (outside). Again, very professional, quick, no BS, good guy. Completely satisfied with the service after often being given the BS treatment from other service providers for the house. Would definitely recommend.

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    a month ago
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FAQ

  • What is a mini-split?

    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

  • Furnace is blowing cold air in Winter?

    This can be due to Ignition lockout, sometimes could be resolved by resetting the power  and if this does not resolve the issue you should contact a certified gas technician from A-Plus Quality to get this problem resolved!

  • Most common Boiler Issues

    - Boiler fails to ignite
    - Low pressure
    - Strange Noises
    - Boiler is not responding to the thermostat
    - Cold Radiators
    - Boiler leaking or dripping
    - Boiler cycling very fast
    - Available Hot water but No Heat

  • Why is there ice building up on the copper pipes?

    There can be many reasons why the refrigerant pipes are freezing up but the most common issue is low refrigerant levels. If your AC unit has ice buildup turn off the unit for at least 4 hours and call us at 416-410-0337

  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

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