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HVAC Related New Year's Resolutions

January 8, 2021

HVAC Related New Year's Resolutions

With 2021 still in its absolute earliest stages, you still have the time to make a resolution and to finally stay with that promise to yourself. This year, with more time spent at home than before, consider resolutions related to your home's HVAC system.

1. Schedule regular maintenance

Skipping over regular maintenance means that you're likely not using your home's system at its maximum potential. In fact, you might be wasting money because you've been avoiding regular maintenance. Even more frightening is the fact that skipping over necessary maintenance can lead to dangerous issues. In 2021, make sure calling A-Plus Quality for HVAC maintence in the Greater Toronto Area is at the top of your list. 

2. Use the scheduling features on your thermostat

When you feel cold, you likely turn on the heat. However, once you start to feel warm, you may shut the system right off. Instead of constantly going back and forth, use the scheduling features on your thermostat. For example, you can schedule the heat to go down overnight when you are tucked into bed or when you’re not home. Same goes for the summer time; you can program the air conditioner to blast even more cool air after you come home from long days at the beach. Using the scheduling features on your thermostat will help to make your home more comfortable.

3. Choose energy-efficient options

Doing what's right for the environment is important, and selecting energy-efficient options allows you to make this change in your life. An old HVAC system, for example, might use up an unnecessary amount of energy. This is not only extremely inefficient, but it is also very costly. Calling A-Plus Quality for HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area with the goal of updating your system can lead to a more environmentally smart and less expensive option. If your HVAC system is simply outdated it may be time for a replacement; call A-Plus Quality HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area.

Cooling and heating your home are two important facets of life. Now, you can make some resolutions related to doing so in a better way. This year remember when you schedule your doctor and dental check ups, make sure you are also scheduling your HVAC service appointments. Keep your HVAC system in tip top shape for 2021 and the years to come with HVAC services from A-Plus Quality located in the Greater Toronto Area. Contact us today to book an appointment! 

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Client Testimonials

  • 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.

    Daniel Colombo
    a month ago
  • A Plus Quality Inc were absolutely AMAZING! I changed my furnace, AC, and humidifier. They were quick, efficient, professional and did an outstanding job. I definitely recommend them to everyone!

    Paul D
    in the last week
  • From the moment we called A Plus, until our heat was restored, the customer service was excellent! Polite and caring over the phone. Considerate and efficient technicians at the service end. Highly recommend.

    sue casey
    a week ago
  • A Plus Quality did a wonderful job installing our new Carrier heating system and ecobee smart thermostat. The technicians were courteous, professional and followed the health and safety protocols in regards to Covid-19. Thank you for a job well done!

    Patri A
    in the last week
  • what an amazing company, very friendly well experienced in the trade. they have lots of knowledge and the take all percostion of covid when coming into my house. they are also very clean and get the job done right. I will definitely be going to them again. I highly recommend for everyone to use a-plus quality.

    Gianluca Altobello
    a week ago

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FAQ

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

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