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Preparing Your Air Conditioner for the Summer

May 29, 2020

Preparing Your Air Conditioner for the Summer


Summers in Ontario are often hot and can be miserable if you don’t have a properly working HVAC unit. However, for efficient and reliable HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, there are a few measures you can take to keep your air conditioner ready for the hot months. Below are a few at-home HVAC maintenance measures that can help keep your home comfortable and cool during the summer.

Filter Replacement
Cleaning and replacing filters is one of the involving, yet essential maintenance tasks that a homeowner can do to their air conditioner. Filters often become clogged with dirt and dust after continued use, which can restrict the flow of air. So, it is wise to inspect your air conditioner’s filter before the hot months get underway to ensure efficiency. It may be necessary to change the filter more often, depending on factors such as pets, allergies, and the type of HVAC unit.

Schedule for AC Tune-Up
Scheduling HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area is by far the surest way to keep your AC at its peak performance. During the inspection, your AC professional will look at all the components of your cooling system to ensure everything is just fine ahead of the summer. Regular tune-ups allow a technician to spot any minor repair before it develops into a catastrophe.

Why Is It Important to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer
Preparing your air conditioner for the summer can help keep your unit at its optimal performance. Also, spring maintenance ensures that the AC is properly lubricated and clean after the harsh winter months. Preparation can also help prevent breakdowns, which are common during the scorching summer heat. Preparing your AC for the summer will help keep your home comfortably by eliminating any built-up dust and unclogging air filters.

Consequences of Not Preparing Your AC for Summer
Neglecting the maintenance of your AC unit ahead of summer can result in costly problems. Having a faulty AC during the summer can lead to a chain of mechanical issues, including discomfort, downtime, declined property value, high humidity, and reduced rental income. So, it would help if you were proactive so that you save money and time and keep your AC at peak performance.

Get prepared for summer now, A-Plus Quality can provide any necessary HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, whether it be helping you find a new air conditioner or repairing your existing one. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and be ready for the hot summer heat.

 

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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 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.

  • 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 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

  • How do I know what size unit I need?
    If you have any problems with your system, you should contact the contractor who installed the units. All our systems are covered by a 5 year parts, 7 year compressor limited warranty
     

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