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Keeping Cool and Warm with Ductless Heat Pumps in Greater Toronto Areas.


With weather patterns in Toronto being predictably unpredictable, homeowners in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are constantly seeking out the most effective and efficient solutions for home heating and cooling. One technology that has risen to prominence in recent years is the ductless heat pump, a device capable of both heating and cooling your home depending on your needs. In this blog,...

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Your All-Weather Home Comfort Solution


Your All-Weather Home Comfort Solution As homeowners, we're always on the lookout for energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions to keep our homes comfortable all year round. Enter the heat pump – a versatile, eco-friendly technology that can keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, no matter the outdoor weather conditions. In this blog, we will explore how heat pumps work,...

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Harnessing the Power of Heat Pumps for Cooling in GTA Toronto


As the mercury rises in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), residents are continually seeking efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective ways to keep their homes cool and comfortable. In this race for coolness, one unlikely hero has emerged – the heat pump. You may wonder how a device named for producing heat can be an effective cooling solution. The name 'heat pump' may indeed...

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Understanding HVAC Filters: Types, Maintenance, and Replacement


  HVAC filters play a crucial role in maintaining indoor air quality and the efficient operation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. It is important to understand the different types of filters, their maintenance requirements, and when to replace them. A professional and highly skilled team from A-plusquality is available to help homeowners navigate these aspects...

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Humidifiers and Air Cleaners: Expertise for Healthy Indoor Living


Indoor air quality is a significant yet often overlooked aspect of our homes. It can influence our health, comfort, productivity, and overall quality of life. Today, as we spend more time indoors, the role of appliances like humidifiers and air cleaners becomes increasingly vital. This blog post shines a light on the industry's experts who specialize in these critical devices, ensuring we...

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Embracing Comfort & Efficiency: The Rise of Ductless Split Systems in GTA Toronto.


As we traverse the unpredictable weather patterns of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), having a reliable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is not just a luxury, but a necessity. Among the broad spectrum of HVAC systems available, ductless split systems are steadily gaining momentum in the GTA. Today, let's explore what makes ductless split systems an increasingly...

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Optimizing Comfort in Your Condo: A Guide to Heating and Cooling Systems.


Condominium living combines the benefits of homeownership with the convenience and simplicity of apartment-style living. However, managing the comfort levels in a condominium can present unique challenges, particularly when it comes to heating and cooling systems. We’ll delve into the essentials of condo heating and cooling, helping you to ensure a comfortable living environment all...

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A Deep Dive into Commercial Water Heaters: Your Ultimate Guide


A Deep Dive into Commercial Water Heaters: Your Ultimate Guide Welcome to this comprehensive guide on commercial water heaters, where we delve into the world of heating solutions tailored to meet the demands of businesses and large-scale applications. Whether you manage a hotel, restaurant, gym, or laundry facility, having an efficient and reliable commercial water heater is essential...

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Ductless Heat Pumps: The Next Big Thing in Toronto's Residential Heating Solutions.


The growing need for efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly heating solutions has seen a surge in the popularity of ductless heat pumps in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Amidst Toronto's variable and often harsh climatic conditions, this state-of-the-art technology promises comfortable living spaces while significantly reducing energy consumption. This blog post will explore...

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  • 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”.

  • What is a heat pump?

    Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

  • 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

  • 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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