Four FAQs about Air Conditioners

People throughout Toronto use different ways for home cooling. While some prefer central Air Conditioners, other find Mini Splits or Ductless more suitable for them while some other prefer Window ACs and in rare cases, some love their ceiling fan enough to not replace it with anything else. All these different cooling techniques have been there for some time, however, in the recent years, Ductless Air Conditioners have become more popular. Several people have already converted to ductless and there are many who are looking to convert to Ductless Air Conditioners but want to make sure if this would be a right decision. We're mentioning commonly asked Ductless AC FAQ's to help homeowners get the answers and choose with ease.


FAQ1: Why is Ductless AC worth it?
What most homeowners ask it, why should they convert to Ductless? How would it actually benefit them in terms of efficiency and savings? Here's the answer:

* Ductless AC's are perfect for homes that are built without ducts. Installing a ductwork is both expensive and time-consuming. Ductless AC’s can work without any ducts.

* Ductless ACs are easy to install, easy to relocate and easy to repair. It's all easy here dude!
* Ductless not only cost less in initial purchase, they also help save up to 30% on energy bills yearly

* Hate noises? Purchase Ductless. It's a quiet kid.

* Ductless are more secure compared with Central ACs

FAQ2: What kind of maintenance Ductless ACs require?
When it comes to maintenance, nothing different than the Central Air Conditioner maintenance is required. Just like the filters and components of a central AC need to be cleaned, same goes for ductless ACs. The filters, the indoor, outdoor units need to be cleaned. pipes should be checked for any possible leaks and wires for any possible damages. That's all. Nothing complex.

FAQ3: What does SEER of an Air Conditioner mean?
SEER is an abbreviation of Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. It is a unit used to refer to Air Conditioner's efficiency and is measured on energy used and the cooling given in that much consumption of energy. The more the SEER value the better the efficiency of the Air Conditioner. 13 is the least value a ductless AC should have while the higher range goes up to 27-28 SEER

FAQ4: How are Ductless systems more efficient than  Central Air Conditioners?
The most convincing reason to install Ductless is that Ductless ACs don't require a duct which means 30% of energy does not get wasted which in the case of Duct ACs does. In addition, ducts are mostly not tightly installed and leaks take place which also contributes to energy loss. All these factors are not present in the Ductless system. It simply works without a ductwork saving 30% energy while also giving quick cooling.

So, do you have any other Air Conditioner questions? Are you bewildered to switch to Ductless Air Conditioner or not? Do you wish to fix your fatty energy bills problem? Here's the answer:
Consult an HVAC professional and have him inspect your system as well as your home requirements to suggest what is the best suitable to you. Remember, although Ductless AC's are what most people are turning to, there are still some homes where Duct ACs can work the best. So before you make a hefty investment, seek a professional suggestion.


Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Summer To Buy Your New Air Conditioner

Smart people make smart choices. They pre-plan things instead of waiting to take action at the eleventh hour. When it comes to home comfort heating and cooling appliances, most homeowners prefer purchase of appliances as their season begin. This too because spending a season without the relevant seasonal appliances is hard and also because the sales are on right in the beginning of the seasons. But is it really a smart choice to purchase an appliance right at the time when its season begins? Let's talk about Air Conditioners in particular and discuss why should you think of purchasing Air Conditioner now than in early or mid-Summer.

AC purchase

Avoid Installation delay

As the Summers begin, the HVAC professionals get busy since they have a whole lot of customers to serve and deal with. If you purchase your AC right in the beginning or in the very midst of Summer, chances are that you'll have to wait for a couple or more weeks to get it installed. And well, to be very frank this delay is a time that never ends when the climate is getting hotter and hotter outside. To avoid this kind of unease and discomfort, it is suggested that you purchase Air Conditioners before the Summer actually begins. Spring is the best option to be very precise.

Replace than Repair

If you're dragging a years old Air Conditioner, arriving Summers surely give you goosebumps as the Summers remind you of the repair that your Air Conditioner requires. And who knows better than you that this time it is going to be heftier than ever before since the system is older than it ever was. So, why not purchase a new unit than dragging the same and regretting a sudden breakdown later in the mid of a scorching Summer day? Uncover your AC, analyse it with a test run and also quick calculate its age. If the AC is making freakish noises, giving improper air flow or is showing serious repair signs while the age is equal to or above 15 years, pomp pomp pomp! Better go for a replacement and this is the best time to do that.

Appliance research for best purchase

What do you think, if your AC faces a breakdown right in the middle of Summer, would you be doing a lengthy research on what to buy? 90% chances are that you'll purchase a unit abruptly without doing a proper research. We suggest our customers to always seek a professional's opinion and do an individual research before making costly purchases. Buying an appliance randomly could be risky since it might prove to be an unfit product for your home. One reason why we call Spring the best time for AC purchase is that you can have enough time to search and decide while can also take some professional's opinion. A carefully researched purchase will not only help choose a perfectly fit product but will also last for longer, giving supreme efficiency. All that you want!

Bottom Line

Purchasing Air Conditioners before the cooling season actually begins is a smart choice that smart people make. Not only this preseason purchase helps avoid sudden breakdown scenarios but also benefits in the form of in time installation and in the purchase of quality products. And therefore we and all HVAC professional say, BUY NOW! It's the best time!

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Here's why you should install a Heat Recovery Ventilation system

Before we move on to the reasons of why it is benefiting to install an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) system at home, it is imperative to learn what actually an HRV system does. So let's explore how a Heat Recovery Ventilation system works.

The main purpose of an HRV system is to keep the home ventilated without wasting energy. In Winters, people prefer to keep doors and windows closed so that the indoor heat doesn't get wasted. Similarly, in intense Summers, the house is kept tightly packed to not let the outdoor heat enter the home. This is not a bad practice as far as capturing of warmth or losing it is concerned. But unfortunately, we need something more than warmth. A properly ventilated home is what brings a home like experience. Today, homes are built tightly packed. Then, insulation adds to the packing and there is left little to no room for ventilation. Unventilated homes can not only cause suffocation, odor, production of molds and spores but can also promote a totally unhealthy environment. To sit fit with homes of the millennium, HRV is a device that helps. It makes ventilation possible without any loss of heat, that too without opening any windows and doors.
Heat Recovery Ventilation System

In a heat recovery ventilation unit, there are two ducts.One duct is for carrying cool and fresh air from the outside towards inside of the home. While at the same time, the other duct carries warm and stale air from the inside of the home towards the outside, a bit similar to the exhaust fan. Both these ducts amalgamate at a point where the inside air shifts its energy to the incoming air, making it warmer. This particular unit is the primary part of an HRV where the most important function takes place and is called a heat exchanger. Once the energy is shifted, the incoming cool air automatically becomes warm to give a soothing indoor experience. This way, not only that the warmth does not get wasted but also the home gets proper ventilation.

Benefits of HRV system

Now that you know how the system works, it is the time to discover the benefits of it. Ready steady, here we go!

Recycles Energy

Recycling is a wonderful thing. Recycling wastes little to nothing and the thing/source is utilized in an equally effective manner again. In the case of HRV systems, the heat gets recycled and is recovered back to home, this time with an amalgamation with fresh and healthy air. One reason to go for HRV system installation is its effectivity to keep the home warm in all seasons, minimizing energy bills and a limited use of heating/cooling appliances while also providing sufficient ventilation.

Counters excessive humidity and its consequences

In addition to providing fresh air, an HRV system by providing proper ventilation reduces the excessive moisture and condensation in the home that can contribute to the production of molds and spores and also affect the home's interior. There are several homeowners in Toronto who come up with problems of excessive humidity or moisture due to basement flooding that they fail to combat. For such people, installing HRV systems is the best option since proper ventilation throughout the home reduces all such consequences of moisture and combats excessive moisture too.

Counters CO poisoning

Our homes are tightly packed today while we're also using appliances like Furnaces, Gas Fireplaces and others that produce Carbon Monoxide as a by-product. Homes that are not properly ventilated fail to exhaust poisonous gasses in case they're produced as a result of pipe leakage or vent damages. This could be a serious threat and cause fire since the lack of ventilation let the gasses circulate within the home. HRV system reduces such accidental possibilities.

Bottom Line

Keeping in view the above-mentioned benefits, it seems convincing to install an HRV system particularly if you have a non-ventilated or well insulated home. Although the installation of an HRV system is costly, it's benefits are also enough rewarding too and help save in a long run.
So what now? Planning to purchase an HRV unit now? Here you go! Find out Lennox Healthy Climate HRV System.


Pros & Cons of UV Air Filtration

Technology is making advancements and we are moving from a life of ease to a life of more ease and comfort. There was a time when UV Lights were used in order to keep a hygienic environment for storing food in stores and to sterilise the surgical equipment in hospitals. However, since the past few decades, the use of UV lights for the purpose of purifying indoor air has increased to a great extent. People today are more conscious than they were about the air they breathe and the air today is also more filthy than it ever was. The use of UV lights for the purpose of air purification has increased particularly in Southern and Northern America/Canada. The home comfort heating and cooling appliance supplying companies have started to manufacture advanced UV Air Filtration Units that can be used independently and also in combination with the home's HVAC system. While the use of UV Lights has increased massively, an important thing that people have shown concerns towards is; How effective are UV lights and are there any side effects that the UV lights have?
Below are some positive and negative aspects of the use of Ultra Violet Lights:


Pros of Ultra Violet Lights

A remedy for mould infection
If you're living in a moisture filled environment or you have a basement flooding problem off and on, there are chances that your home will have more production of moulds and spores. They are basically a type of bacteria that are although not harmful for health but can sometimes cause serious infections to some people. Since moulds are living organisms, UV Lights are highly useful for killing this type of bacteria consequently reducing the risks of infection.   

Protection from viruses
There are several diseases that are viral diseases or infections. Germs from an infectious person pass on to other people through the air. Therefore, almost always, viruses of different types are present in the air depending on what kind of diseased people you have around. UV Lights not only are highly effective in killing bacteria but also combat viruses well. They take their ability to spread the infections and, therefore, make the air cleaner and healthier.

No more foul odours!
You heard it right. UV Lights help remove odours too. There are some bacterias that are particularly associated with causing odours. As said earlier, UV Lights help combat all types of bacteria, they tackle with odour causing bacteria too and leave the home fresher and healthier to breathe in.

Cons of Ultra Violet Lights
Costly Installation
Since it's an expensive system, the negative side of UV Lights is that you'll have to spend way more than normal air filtration unit on UV Air Filtration units. A costly initial installation makes it unsuitable for those with a low budget.

Regular Maintenance
UV Lights are made to work with particle filters than to work as stand alone systems, regular filter replacement is required. Moreover, the UV bulbs also need to be replaced at least once a year. This makes the system even more expensive.

Efficiency lacks
Although UV Lights are helpful in combating bacteria, viruses and other such air borne particles, all they do is to deactivate them. They, therefore, do not actually remove the particles from the air, only kill their ability to harm. This makes UV Lights non-suitable for those having allergies like pollen allergy etc.

Bottom Line
It depends on your own concerns, budget and health conditions whether or not you'd like to install a UV Air Filtration Unit at home. One thing is for sure that UV Lights do help improve the air quality and do not have health risks since they do not directly get in contact with skin. If you plan to install one, try to consult your HVAC service provider in order to choose the best for your home. Also, if you're installing a UV filtration system in order to treat health problems, try consulting with your physician forehand.
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Reasons why your Furnace is making Freakish noises

What was the last time you heard some noise from your Furnace and how did it sound like? Sure not a musical one and sure you didn't enjoy that particularly if that started to come at night. Interestingly, Furnaces are naughty naturally. They show up mischievousness usually at night and making strange sounds is one of them. But be sure, they don't do it without a reason. They've something to grab your attention towards. What else then they can do instead of yelling at you?
Okay, time to be serious! Below we've discussed some reasons of why Furnace makes noise.

Dirty Burners need your attention

When we say maintenance! maintenance! maintenance! we say it for your better. Maintenance services will cost you some dollars but will sure save you from unhappy accidents. If you've had an HVAC service provider do the maintenance of your Furnace, you must have seen him cleaning the burner. Cleaning of the burner is more crucial than cleaning the Furnace filters. One major reason of Furnace noises is a dirty burner. As the burner gets dirtier and dirtier it takes more time to ignite. Delaying ignition forms gas clouds. And when the ignition takes places, an excess of gas causes boom boom sounds. Oh sorry, not boom boom, something like bhraam bhraam. So if you don't feel like singing over this sound, take a soft brush, turn off Furnace connections and clean your burner else try to set up some space in your budget for a new furnace because the dirty burner may later affect the heat exchanger. And once the heat exchanger is gone, you'll have to buy a new Furnace. And you're in no mood to do that we know. So, clean the burner!
Contraction and Expansion of Air Ducts
Take your ear closer to the Furnace. Hearing any sound? Yes, but that doesn't seem to come from the Furnace itself. Congratulations! Your Furnace is an innocent Furnace. But your ducts aren't! If the noise is coming not from the Furnace then it is probably coming from the ductwork. As the air blows through the Ducts, its parts may face contraction and expansion. The unusual noisy contraction and expansion occur due to improper setup of the ducts or maybe due to undersized ducts compared with the system. So if the noise is keeping you up all night, better call your HVAC service provider to fix that. Or, if you're okay with the sounds, better record it and send it to us. Let us hear how musical is your Ductwork.

Filter Dudes Filter!
And after all, things come back to the Filters. Julia A Carney in her renowned poem Little Things emphasized on the importance of little things. If you never read that, google it but later and for now, understand that little things do matter. Cleaning of filters hardly requires 10 minutes. Such a little, little, little thing to do but this same little thing if ignored can cause mighty problems such as causing freakish furnace noises that make you think of the Furnace accidents you read in the newspaper last month. Frightening? Certainly! Then please clean the clogged smogged, fogged dirty, yukhhh Filters.

Bottom Line

If your Furnace is making noise and you're still unable to figure out what went wrong with it, faint not! Scroll up and find our number. Call us now and get your Furnace screwed up today. Did you eat enough today? The sound could be coming from your tummy. Just wondering!


Essential Home Comfort Appliances for Winters

On average, a North American individual spends more than 80% of his life indoors. Being indoor means being at a comfortable place i.e home. And by the way, doesn't home sound synonymous to comfort? Yeah, it does! If one fails to feel comfortable at home, he's either living on icebergs or hasn't chosen then essential and right home comfort appliances for his home.
We're living in the age of technology and now after getting prone to home comfort appliances, for us, living in comfort without them is almost as improbable as for a plant to live without sunlight. Especially, when there's an extreme weather all around, it is difficult to maintain moderate indoor temperature without employing home comfort appliances. We've listed down essential home comfort appliance for Winters that you should consider using in order to improve the heating Air Quality and overall home comfort.

High-Efficiency Furnace, A wise choice
You might be using a gas fireplace to heat yourself up in Winters or maybe an electric heater. Not a bad option though but come with drawbacks. Electric heaters can be costly and may turn out to bring fatty energy bills if you use them often and use several heaters for different rooms. The problem with gas fireplace is that it can't equally heat the entire home. 

As a substitute, a High-Efficiency Furnace could be a wise investment you can make to warm yourself up in Winters. The bright side of this substitute is that one High-efficiency Furnace is sufficient to heat several thousand square feet of area that too, equally. By this, you'll not feel discomfort due to changing temperatures as you move from one place to another in your home. Furnaces warm the indoor air quickly, smoothly and efficiently. Even with an intense cold temperature outside, you can enjoy an ultimate experience of being at home. Really home.

Quality Humidifier - Brings promising comfort:

Lennox Humidifiers

Air in Winters gets drier and begins to give rise to phenomenon like static electricity and problems like itchiness, dryness, irritation. In order to maintain a moderate humidity level, the use of Humidifiers is important in Winters. Humidifiers are home comfort appliances that vaporise the water and spread it into the indoor Air. The moisture increases the humidity level and thus counters dryness, itchiness, irritation, static electricity and breathing unease. An additional benefit of Humidifiers is that they make the Air Warmer thus causing less use of appliances consequently helping in saving fatty energy bills.
Do you have a Humidifier installed at your home? If not, you might want to have a look at these quality Humidifier Products.

Efficient Thermostats - Invest today, save tomorrow:
If your Winters are going to be spent in Canada, may God have mercy on you. Dude, it's super cold and keeping oneself warm indoors in Canada is not as easy as some people might assume. Keeping the Heating appliances ON  24/7 is not the answer to combat the intense cold since, at the end of the month, you'll also be paying energy bill and sure don't wish to spend all your hard earned salary on paying bills. Also, excessive use of heating appliances is not okay for health and eventually start causing serious health problems. So the point of keeping things moderate comes back again. In order to keep a moderate indoor temperature by modifying the appliance setting, a gadget called Thermostat helps you out. 

Thermostats help keep the indoor temperature moderate. They automatically turn off your Furnace when not needed, changes its speed as per outdoor temperature requirements and some Thermostats also give you a monthly report of your appliance usage. This, on one hand, reduces the excessive use of Heating appliances in Winters consequently adding to appliance’s life while also help save hundreds of dollars on energy bills every year.
If you don't have a Thermostat installed or are still using old models, you might want to check out these latest technology Smart Thermostats.

Bottom Line:
Using these 3 essential home comfort appliances, you can now enjoy Winters with ultimate home comfort and can also save on energy bills monthly as well as annually. Does that sound cool? I’m sure it does.
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Different types of Home Insulation

Home Insulation Toronto

There are different types of home insulation which can cut down your power bill. Insulation is not only a great way of saving big bucks, it also saves the environment from immense damage. Every household should, therefore, turn to insulation to reap the benefits.
Choosing the right insulation can be difficult if you do not know the basics. The information provided below will educate you in this area so that you can overcome the challenge of making the best decision.
Here are the most common types of home insulation:
  1. Blankets

Blanket Insulation

This is the most common type of insulation. It is most widely and easily available. Blanket insulation exists in the form of rolls. These rolls can be made from a variety of insulating material such as wool, cotton, fibreglass and plastic fibres. Typically, blankets are used for spaces where there aren’t a large number of obstructions. These may include any unfinished walls, floors or ceilings. This insulation type is also commonly used in new construction projects instead of remodelling projects. The blankets are fitted between studs and beams to perform the insulating job.

  1. Fibreglass and Cellulose

Two cheapest types of insulating materials are fibreglass and cellulose. Fibreglass consists of fibre made of glass. It is one of the safest insulating materials since it poses no fire danger. When used in buildings, it provides effective insulation against heat and cold as well as sound. Fibreglass cuts down energy bills by up to forty percent when used as a thermal insulator. On the other hand, cellulose is another kind of fibre which provides effective insulation. It is a plant-based fibre which can be used to fill cavities in walls as well as roofs for the purpose of insulation.

  1. Spray Foam

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam consists of polyurethane. For the purpose of insulation in buildings, it is sprayed it is sprayed on walls, roofs and all contoured surfaces. As the name suggests, it is a kind of foam which is created by mixing together certain liquids. These liquids react together as soon as they are mixed. The foam is produced as a result of this reaction and performs the function of insulation. It is highly effective at reducing heat transfer by preventing the infiltration of air through minute cracks and seams.

  1. Foam Board

Foam Board Insulation

Foam board is another type of plastic used for the purpose of insulation. However, as opposed to spray foam, a foam board consists of rigid sheets of plastic. These sheets are then used during the construction of buildings. This is a very flexible type of insulating material. It can be easily cut in order to obtain the right size and the required shape. In addition, foam boards are also very light in weight. It is, therefore, quite easy to handle them during a construction job. These boards are available with varying amount of thickness. This thickness determines the overall insulation provided by the boards.

There are many other types of home insulation available. The ones discussed above are the easiest to handle and are light on the pocket.

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