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Common Summer HVAC Problems

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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  • 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.  

  • Why should I maintain my Furnace or AC?

    An annual maintenance will extend the lifetime of your heating and cooling unit. The technician will diagnose and repair any problem with the unit before it fails, so you won't need to worry about any problems when the weather gets very hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

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