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Ways to Save on Your Energy Bills 

October 23, 2020

Ways to Save on Your Energy Bills 


Toronto's high energy costs have long been a cause for concern. The issue became a national talking point in 2017 when the Fraser Institute released a report that evaluated electricity price growth in Ontario. The researchers discovered that Toronto residents paid an average of $201 a month on energy costs, which was $60 more than other major Canadian cities. Fortunately, you don't have to move out of Toronto to reduce your energy bills. Instead, incorporate some of A-Plus Quality’s, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, strategies to lower your energy costs.

Follow an HVAC Maintenance Schedule
Regular maintenance is considered one of the essential HVAC services in Toronto. Maintenance can lower your system's energy consumption by as much as 15 percent, significantly reducing your bill. You handle some necessary maintenance tasks, such as changing the air filters and cleaning the coils. However, you'll need a professional service technician for more advanced tasks, including checking for leaks, oiling motors, and tightening connections.

Use a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat learns the temperature you prefer and keeps it there when you're at home and awake. When you go to sleep or leave home, it changes the temperature to use less energy. You don't relinquish full control, though, since you can also change the temperature from your tablet, computer, or smartphone. Choose an ENERGY STAR qualified thermostat for the most savings. An ENERGY STAR connected thermostat can reduce your HVAC system's energy consumption by at least eight percent.

Upgrade to an ENERGY STAR Qualified HVAC System
Upgrading to an ENERGY STAR qualified HVAC system can dramatically reduce your energy bills. For example, ENERGY STAR air conditioners use 30-40 percent less energy than the units sold a decade ago. Unit upgrades are among the most popular HVAC services in Toronto for individuals who want to reduce energy consumption drastically.

Your HVAC System is the Key to Lowering Your Energy Bills
Annual HVAC maintenance and installing a smart thermostat will help you lower your energy bills. You can even take it a step further by upgrading to an energy-efficient system. When you combine these three strategies, your energy bill should dip below Toronto's average. A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, can help you lower your energy bills. Contact us today to speak to a specialist about implementing new and energy efficient systems into your home. 

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    3 months ago
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  • 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
     
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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