Air Conditioners

Novel Care has been providing residents of Toronto and the rest of the GTA with expert HVAC services. We install a lot of air conditioners in Toronto. When our customers need central air conditioning or ductless air conditioning services we have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure they get the products that are right for them.

Air conditioning makes summer time in Toronto bearable. As we all know the heat can become very intense in July and August, so having an air conditioner is essential.

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Since its introduction in the 1970s, the world has become more familiar with the concept of a ductless air conditioning system as alternative heat sources. Between 1954 and 1968, Japanese enterprises Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba pioneered the technology. It was created as an upgrade from the window unit. The key objective was to offer cooling to houses and buildings where a more extensive, whole-system approach was either impractical because of space or monetary limitations, but subsequently offering far more pleasant cooling technology.

Initially available only as a window air conditioner or a wall-mounted indoor unit option, the ductless system provided enhanced performance, higher efficiency, and the ability to regulate separate zones. The possibility to remotely place the system’s condensing outdoor unit and therefore relocate the sound-bearing components from the living area was a significant benefit in freeing up window space.

The fact that the small, compact condensing units could be put in various locations, keeping up with the space-restricted Japanese building practices, while being energy efficient, was one of the major elements in the ductless system’s early popularity. To this day, the worldwide baseline ductless product is a wall-mounted indoor unit, which accounts for approximately 75% of total global mini split system sales.

Several manufacturers saw opportunities and introduced additional ductless indoor units, such as floor consoles and ceiling-suspended units to their existing HVAC systems. Concealed ducted-style and concealed ceiling cassette units have also been created, giving the ductless mini splits a new application.

Heat Pump Technologies Are Evolving

Ductless heat pump systems earned a reputation for reliability in terms of service and maintenance. Today’s technology has further enhanced this reputation, with installations rarely experiencing issues. Whether it is a small system or a multi zone system — which was invented by Daikin in 1973 — these air conditioner systems are extremely energy efficient, requiring simply basic filter maintenance and condenser coil cleaning.

As the Japanese invention was gradually spread across the world, the demands that each region created, both in terms of sales and design, further improved the concept, allowing ductless air conditioners to become the standard of many countries’ HVAC choices.

Longer pipe lengths, improved height separation, broader operation temperature range in both cooling and heating modes, efficiency levels exceeding government-mandated minimum requirements, and user-friendly mobile controls were among the technological advancements of ductless ACs.

The most significant evolution of the mini-split happened with the introduction of the more sophisticated variable refrigerant volume (VRV) zone systems. These advancements provided a ductless solution for servicing whole-house residential applications with multi-split systems capable of serving up to five zones.

Constant Evolution and Energy Savings

Compressor technology transitioned from conventional to variable-frequency drive (VFD) inverter compressors, offering outstanding operating performance (full and partial load) for mini split heat pumps and close control of the desired comfort level. Improvement of the heating and cooling equipment reliability, and extended lifespan in the main focus.

Condensing fan motors were upgraded from direct-drive to VFD inverter-types, which improved performance at the extremes of the ambient operation range and increased efficiency.

To reduce indoor noise levels and power consumption, evaporator unit fan motors transitioned from direct-drive to direct-current (DC).

Heat exchanger technology has advanced to incorporate sophisticated high-performance coil designs with little surface area but high heat exchange to guarantee higher system capacity. Even with a tiny, packed unit, higher efficiency can be obtained.

Self-diagnostic features assist the installing contractor and owner in addressing system errors and getting the equipment back to operational with as little downtime as possible.

A residential ductless heat pump is a type of HVAC system that uses refrigeration and electrical energy to heat and cool a building. There are two primary parts:

  • A condenser, which is generally located on the building’s outside.
  • An air handler unit, the evaporator, is located within the building.

A refrigeration line connects the two units of the heat pump system, which transfers hot or cool air into the house. Because the condenser and air handler are separate components, this system is commonly referred to as a mini split system.

A multi zone ductless air conditioning unit has several indoor units that are spread all across the building and are supplied by a single outdoor unit.

The Difference Between a Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump and a Furnace

The main difference is that furnaces create heat by burning fuel, such as oil, gas, or propane, whereas heat pumps generate heat by utilizing electricity.

If you live in a region where electric power is reasonably priced, you might consider installing a heat pump as a new heat source. They are ideal alternatives to furnaces and air conditioners since they can provide cold air in hot times.

High efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than ordinary central air conditioners, resulting in lower energy consumption and greater cooling comfort throughout the summer season. They may be utilized in sub-zero temperatures thanks to recent improvements.

How Air Source Heat Pumps Work

Take a look at your refrigerator or freezer to see how this works. It transfers heat from the inside of the box to the exterior. A thermostat within the box maintains a constant temperature, and when the box becomes too warm, it begins to pump heat out of the box. When the box cools and reaches the temperature selected, the pumping stops until the interior heats up again.

During the summertime, your heat pump in cooling mode utilizes R-410A, a refrigerant to remove hot air from your home and discharge that heat into the outside air. In the winter, it works like a reversed air conditioner. In ductless systems the refrigerant absorbs heat from the outside air and transfers it to your home.

This heat is transferred by the refrigerant line to the indoor unit, which then distributes it to the air inside your house via a fan within the interior unit. Heat pumps are indeed very energy efficient heat sources. They transfer heat rather than generate it. In fact, when compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces or baseboard heaters, a heat pump may cut your power consumption by half.

In recent years, the space cooling demands of the construction industry needed roughly 15% of the energy utilized for heating, generating about 1 billion metric tons of CO2 from electricity consumption. Meanwhile, space cooling is growing fast and is expected to grow even more in the coming decades. For the next three decades, cooling demand is predicted to grow at a rate of more than 3% every year, which would be eight times faster than heating demand in the past 30 years.

The rise in space cooling and air conditioning demand is being driven by a number of causes. In South East Asia, air conditioner ownership rates vary from 75% to 85% among high-income urban families, compared to 5% or less in low-income rural households. Air conditioner ownership in the United States and Australia exceeds 90%, whereas it is less than 10% in India, Indonesia, and near to 20% in Brazil.

Despite the fact that 35% of the world’s population lives in countries where it is extremely hot nearly each and every day, just 15 percent of the world’s population owns an air conditioner. The rate of ownership is predicted to climb to 60 percent by 2050 and 70 % by 2070 as a result of improving living standards, climate change, attempts to improve access to essential energy services, and lowering prices of ductless air conditioning.

Prioritizing solutions focused on heating, cooling, or both will assist the building sector’s decarbonization. Ductless heat pump technology may be used in a wide range of climates and can be configured to offer both heating and cooling. Heat pumps are currently required for heating and cooling by one-third of the world’s population. Promoting the adoption of high efficiency HVAC equipment, as well as innovation, will be critical to meeting global decarbonization targets.

Despite their rising popularity, the vast majority of mini split heat pumps sold today are solely utilized for cooling. The average performance of an air conditioner and heat pump system would increase by more than 50% by 2030 and nearly double by the year 2070. Without such efficiency improvements in ductless systems, according to research, electricity consumption for cooling may almost triple by 2070.

An estimated 33% of homes globally have both heating and cooling requirements, however this figure may be as high as 78% in Europe, 56% in North America (the Unites States and Canada combined), and over 80% in China. It is essential in these locations that technology is developed to achieve decarbonization goals.

Government incentives provide an opportunity to encourage the adoption of more energy efficient ductless mini split system technology. The Canada Greener Homes Grant or the European Next Generation EU are promoting energy efficient air source heat pumps, the use of local resources, and battle against climate change, which is projected to boost the use of heat pumps and other solutions using renewable heat sources in new construction and renovation projects.

Your home is one of the biggest investments you can make. But that doesn’t mean you want to pour money into it unless it’ll pay off or improve your living conditions. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at a home energy retrofit program and how adding a new Bosch residential heat pump might actually not cost you as much as you think.

What is a heat pump?

Let’s keep this super simple. A heat pump is part of the HVAC family. It can be used to heat or cool individual areas of your home. And while it might sound counterintuitive to call it a heat pump, the name is a reflection of what the system does.

Long story short, the heat pump pulls in warm air from outside and distributes it indoors in the winter. But, in the summer, it works in reverse by pulling warm air from inside and pumping it out of your home to keep you cool.

Heat pump vs. furnace

While they both do the same thing in colder months of the year, there are a few key differences between these two systems, including:

  • Furnaces are usually larger and take up a bit more space to accommodate for needing a bigger system to generate heat — unlike a heat pump which draws heat in from the outdoors
  • Heat pumps can heat and cool your home, so it’s two systems in one
  • Furnaces are centralized and need proper a proper duct system throughout the home to operate effectively
  • Heat pumps are more energy efficient

Now that the basics are covered, let’s dive into the Canada Greener Homes Grant and how you can get a heat pump government rebate.

How to get Government of Canada rebates for home renovations

Upgrading your home isn’t cheap. Sure, there are cheap renovations to increase your home value and retrofit solutions that make an impact. But a retrofit and some cosmetic remodelling of your home are a bit different from each other.

We know that remodelling covers just about any type of simple home renovation… but what does retrofit mean? Well, it usually means that you’ve left DIY territory. A retrofit usually refers to improving a main system in your home. They require a professional to handle the assessment and installation of energy-efficient upgrades. And if you’re thinking, “how can I get free money from the Canadian Government for retrofit solutions,” luckily, there’s a home renovation grant for that.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is the most recent of Canada’s energy efficiency programs and was created to give back up to $5,000 (plus $600 in some cases) to homeowners across the country who make their homes more efficient. But what exactly does that mean? Well, it’s not as intimidating as it seems. There are a few steps to follow. Just keep in mind that you won’t really be able to DIY this one yourself. It requires:

  • An inspection/green home energy audit to evaluate your home’s current efficiency
  • Official recommendations that you can follow
  • Installation of at least one of the eligible recommendations (like Bosch climate 5000 installations)
  • And finally, a follow-up inspection/green home energy audit to see if your home’s efficiency has improved

Naturally, this is a more serious job, so you wouldn’t want to give this a try yourself and risk not qualifying for the rebate. For example, Bosch Climate 5000 installation isn’t something YouTube can guide you through. It requires a professional with experience and qualified equipment to get the job done right. So if you’re thinking about upgrading your home’s HVAC to cash in on the energy efficiency retrofit program, better look into hiring a professional.

Why choose Bosch thermotechnology?

Well, owning a Bosch is always a good decision because it’s among the best and most efficient heat pump manufacturers available today. With quality design and a 10-year Bosch warranty, and now it’s part of the Canada energy savings rebate program, it’s hard to think of a better option when applying for a heat pump government rebate. After all, you want to make sure you have the best heating and cooling system when it comes to retrofitting your home’s HVAC. But here’s a few more reasons.

Air handler unit that’s whisper quiet

One negative in the heat pump vs furnace debate has been that furnaces are generally quieter. But technology has come a long way in a short time. For example, the Bosch climate 5000 specs for the air handler states that it won’t get louder than about 20 dB — that’s as quiet as a whisper or some rustling leaves. Hard to chalk that up to being too noisy.

High efficiency heat pump

Another big positive to come out of the Bosch Climate 5000 reviews is that it’s very energy efficient. Besides a low SEER rating, this system was made to outperform other heating and cooling options. The reason is that these air handlers are best suited for spot heating and cooling — so less energy is wasted. And that means you can enjoy the benefits of Canada energy efficiency rebates as well as comfortable temperatures and lower monthly bills.

Helping Canadians shop for energy efficiency EnerGuide is the official mark of the Government of Canada for its energy performance rating and labeling program for key consumer items—houses, light-duty vehicles, and certain energy-using products. Besides the well-known and recognized ENERGY STAR® certification, the distinctive EnerGuide label is a familiar sight to most Canadians. We see it when we shop for new appliances, look at the literature for a new furnace, ductless mini split, or read the fine print on a light bulb package.

EnerGuide ratings are tested and verified

The EnerGuide symbol on the EnerGuide label is a registered trademark of the Government of Canada; it cannot be reproduced without permission.

The familiar symbol tells Canadians that we are looking at a government-backed program. It assures us that we can rely on the information provided on the label.

The EnerGuide label is visible proof that the product has been tested and verified to meet or exceed minimum energy performance standards set by Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations.

Since 1970, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has been a leader and Canada’s voice on standards and accreditation on the national and international stage. They drive collaboration and build relationships, promote Canadian priorities, and connect stakeholders to global networks and resources. Their goal is to improve Canadians’ quality of life and economic prosperity.

How do products get their labels?

Before a product can carry an EnerGuide label, it must be tested. The tests determine how much energy the product would use under average Canadian conditions. Different product types use different measurements.

Tests procedures are standardized to ensure that labelled products are tested according to the same criteria and that the EnerGuide rating is comparable from one label to another within the same class of products.

Similarly, the Government of Canada, whenever possible, aligns its standards and testing procedures with those in the United States. Regulated energy-consuming products imported to Canada or shipped between provinces/territories must carry an energy efficiency verification mark from a certification body accredited for energy efficiency by the Standards Council of Canada. The energy efficiency verification mark can be a small label or an addition to the product’s nameplate.

Learn about the EnerGuide label

The voluntary EnerGuide label displays the model type and SEER. The energy efficiency of an air conditioner is measured by its seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER): the higher the number, the more efficient the model.

It also uses a pointer to show where that value falls on a scale of energy efficiency for similar models. In brochures that refer to more than one model or size, there may be more than one pointer on the scale. Use this indicator value and scale to see the model compared with the most efficient and least efficient models in the same class.

The ENERGY STAR® name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.

Most people don’t know that their air conditioning system has a condensate line or drain hose to allow the condensation to drip off and safely leave the system. Essentially, the condensate line is a tube that moves water from the air handler to a drain or place outdoors, depending on the way your system is configured. Sometimes, your system will do something weird like turn on and off rapidly or simply not cool properly as the only sign that your condensation line needs cleaning or attention.

Why Is There A Condensate Line?

In a modern HVAC system, the air from your cold air return is pulled across a special coil that gets really cold when the gases inside are compressed. As that warm air passes over the coil and is cooled, it the liquid it was carrying as vapour, which is them collected in a condensate pan underneath the coil. The condensation then goes out down a tube from the pan into a drain or outside into the ground.

It’s a fairly simple system, but if the tube gets clogged you can be in real trouble.

When the condensation line is blocked, this process is disrupted. Some air handlers are designed to essentially stop working until the standing water is removed from the pan, others will simply spill everything onto the floor or into a wall, which can lead to water damage and even damage to your system. This is why it’s usually recommended that you flush that condensation line every time you change your HVAC air filter.

If you suspect a clogged condensation line, flushing it with straight vinegar or a diluted vinegar/ hot water mix can get the water out of the condensate pan. If you aren’t certain how to do this yourself give us a call at Novel Care. We’re always happy to help: 416-921-0000

The short answer is… air conditioning. Without ductwork of course. The trick isn’t in understanding what is ductless, but whether or not if it’s right for you home or business. Take a look below and see why ductless is perfect for a city like Toronto and the GTA.

What Is Ductless: Efficient Air Conditioning

Unlike central air or window units, ductless air conditioning offers a solid option for older homes and buildings. Not only are they powerful enough to cool a specific area, but they can do it efficiently to avoid a drastic spike in energy bills during those hot and humid months.

The reason why ductless are more efficient than central or window units is due to their design. Since they are installed into a wall with very small holes to connect to the condenser, the chance for air leakage is very low. Plus, central air tends to actually waste energy due to the fact that cooler air is lost as it travels through ductwork in the house or building. Ductless is more direct. It takes air in, and disperses it to the area it resides in.

What Is Ductless: Reliable Options

Just like any appliance, there are a few quality manufacturers out there to choose from that you might recognize. LG, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic are some of the bigger names you may have heard of, but don’t forget about Daiken, Fujitsu and American Standard ductless air conditioners. Each of these brands has the experience and quality that homeowners and business owners alike have come to trust over the years. Just remember to have a professional install yours if you decide ductless is for you.

Professional Installation Matters

You should be able to answer the question “What is ductless?”, but that doesn’t mean installing it in your home is a weekend DIY project – unless you have professional experience.

At Novel Care, rest assured you’re getting a team with the experience to get the job done right the first time. Our team has served Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years now, and our customers can always count on us. Day or night, we’re available 24/7 by phone in the event of an emergency to deal with any HVAC issues.

So now that you can answer “What is ductless?” why not let our professionals provide you with a free assessment to see if ductless is right for you. Just give us a call at 416-921-0000, and we’d be more than happy to help you beat the heat this season.

Just like a television, microwave, or any other appliance in your home, there are plenty of companies who make the same product. When it comes time to start searching for ductless air conditioner brands, have a look below for a better look at some of the available manufacturers on the market today.

3 Ductless Air Conditioner Brands To Consider

What makes these ductless air conditioner brands stand out? Each are established manufacturers and have notable benefits, including energy star rated units. See below.

Fujitsu

This established brand has more than 40 years of experience, which is why it’s first on the list. Combine that with the sleek design, energy efficiency, 99.99% performance rate and ability to perform so quiet you’ll need a reminder it’s on, and you have plenty of great options for ductless air conditioning with Fujitsu.

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Electric may be most known for its vehicles, but they know a thing or two about cooling your home as well. With plenty of stylish options to go over, rest assured Mitsubishi can deliver a quality ductless unit that will save you money on your monthly energy bill while also being an environmentally wise choice.

Panasonic

Last but certainly not least is Panasonic. Yes, that Panasonic! It doesn’t take long to see the parallels in the products they make. These ductless options are filled with smart technology to help regulate a given area of your home, prevent pipes from becoming too cold, and much more, making it a great solution to your ductless air conditioning needs.

Novel Care Installs All Major Ductless Air Conditioner Brands

Navigating through the countless variety of ductless air conditioner brands can certainly seem like a big task. Good thing there’s Novel Care. We’ve spent more than 30 years installing, repairing, and maintaining all types of HVAC systems in Toronto and the GTA. Let us help you make the decision that’s right for you. To start, just give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to work with you. Our number is 416-921-0000. We pride ourselves in putting customers first, so don’t wait to start searching for the brand that’s right for you. Let us help you stay cool all summer long, with a quality brand at an affordable price.

As the days get longer, you’ll start to feel the temperature climb too. In Toronto and the GTA, almost everyone has air conditioning to battle the rising heat of the summer months, but which type is right for you? Thankfully there are only two choices, but choosing between ductless and central could have a lot to do with your living situation and budget.

Ductless Costs Less Than Central Air Conditioning

It really does depend on your home, but ductless is less invasive to install, making it more cost-effective. For example, central air conditioning is great for cooling off a home but only if you have the necessary vents/ducts in place. Central takes cold air from the main unit and pushes it through the vents of a home to spread the cool air to all rooms evenly. This is great if your home is equipped with the necessary ductwork. If it isn’t, you can imagine how expensive it might get to have your home fitted with the required vents and ducts.

Ductless on the other hand is a great alternative to central air conditioning. A ductless unit can be installed to cool a given area of your home. Most often, this option is installed in a large common area of the home like a living room or family room for maximum effectiveness.

How Ductless Air Conditioning Works

Designed to work best for spot cooling, ductless air conditioning can be a single subtle unit installed to help you beat the heat. It draws in air from outside, runs it through the unit for cooling, and redistributes the air to the given room via a small fan. It doesn’t require too much work to install, which is great for those looking to cool off without breaking the bank. Also, the subtle design of ductless air conditioning means it won’t clash with the room’s décor.

Naturally, you can choose to have more than one ductless air conditioning unit in a bigger home, but this is something a professional can recommend after seeing your residence.

Novel Care Is Toronto’s Choice For Ductless Air Conditioning

Toronto and the GTA is a big place with a ton of options to choose from when it comes to professional installers. Narrowing it down can be tricky, but Novel Care makes it easy. Our team has been in the business of installing, maintaining and repairing all HVAC systems, including ductless air conditioning for more than 30 years. We put our customers first, every time. Give us a call at 416-921-0000 to learn more, ask us questions, or to set up your free consultation. We guarantee we can help. Contact us today and let us keep you cool this summer!

Andrew and Cheryl own a small semi-detached home in the west end of Toronto. It’s an older home that has a nice new boiler and radiator system to keep it well heated throughout the winter. We know because we installed the boiler, but that’s another story. This time around they needed to get their ductless air conditioner ready for the spring.

In the fall when they last used it, their ductless air conditioner had a squeaking noise and wasn’t blowing as cold as they were used to. At the time it wasn’t a big deal because they were shutting it down for the year, but with spring on the horizon they knew they’d be using it soon enough.

Andrew and Cheryl called us, Novel Care, a week ago to come and take a look at their ductless air conditioner well in advance of spring. They wanted to make sure it was ready to go when the warm weather arrived. They also had the money saved up and ready to spend in case they needed to replace it, which they didn’t. Luckily, they called us before allowing it to operate through a small issue. We won’t bore you with the details, but the repairs were fairly simple.

We were in and out of their home in a few hours at very little cost to them. Their ductless air conditioner is now ready to run all spring, summer and fall to keep their home cool and refreshing.  If they had allowed their ductless air conditioner to work all summer long without being serviced they would certainly have run into bigger problems that would take longer to fix and certainly be more expensive. Their foresight worked in their favour and we’re happy they called us early.

In the spring and summer we field so many emergency ductless air conditioner repair calls because people have neglected a small repair or annual maintenance. With these issues being so avoidable, we wish more people were as diligent as Andrew and Cheryl.

For more information about ductless air conditioner maintenance or to book a ductless air conditioner repair or maintenance appointment contact us today at 416-921-0000.

Owning a home in Toronto and the GTA isn’t an easy achievement. You should be proud, but most homeowners are actually a bit overwhelmed with their new responsibilities. From managing property taxes to ensuring your home is energy-efficient, there is plenty to do if you want to protect your investment. When things breakdown, it’s important to know who to call, like in the event you need home air conditioning repair in Toronto.

Finding The Right Home Air Conditioning Repair In Toronto

While it might be easy to lookup “best home air conditioning repair in Toronto”, that doesn’t always produce the best outcome. Often times you might end up with someone who doesn’t fully know what they’re doing, unfamiliar with all the various makes and models, or doesn’t serve your particular area of Toronto and the GTA. It can be quite frustrating to put your home’s repairs in the hands of a stranger, which is why it’s important to weigh your options.

The right home air conditioning repair in Toronto doesn’t always mean the cheapest option available. In fact, there isn’t really a set price since every home is different. A qualified professional would only make recommendations after properly assessing your home to see what the nature of the issue is. And installation is also based on the home itself. Sure you want an efficient model, but the square footage of your home, whether or not you have the correct duct system in place, and the insulation of your home are all crucial factors before selecting a model of home air conditioner.

Take the time to go over a couple of options instead of just hiring the first one you come across. You’ll have plenty to choose from when it comes to home air conditioning repair in Toronto, but the one you choose should have these 5 basics, including:

  • Serves Toronto and the GTA
  • Has more than 10-15 years’ experience
  • Is available in the event of an emergency
  • Is knowledgeable and able to answer your questions
  • Has good reviews online or testimonials/case studies

Novel Care Offers The Best In Home Air Conditioning Repair In Toronto

If you’re still looking to speed up your search, consider all that Novel Care has to offer. With more than 30 years of HVAC experience, you can feel good about choosing Novel Care. Our reputation in Toronto and the GTA has always been to focus on customer service and performing quality repairs, maintenance, and installation, every time. We’re even available 24/7 in the event of an emergency, and can respond within hours to assess the problem. Contact us at 416-921-0000. Someone is always there to take your call and answer any questions you may have. When it comes to home air conditioning repair in Toronto, Novel Care is the right choice.

The summer in Toronto and the GTA is no joke. Each year, heat warnings encourage us to trade fun in the sun for the comfort of the great indoors. This is only a relief if your A/C is working though. Without it, your home could feel like a sauna – which is what got our previous client Abby to give us a call last summer. Rather than look through countless cooling contractors in Toronto, she remembered we’re available 24/7, and promptly contacted us when her A/C went out on an especially hot summer afternoon.

Cooling Contractors In Toronto Who Always Answer Your Call

The temperature had risen well into the 30s – not counting the humidex – when we got Abby’s call. She explained that she was hosting a birthday for her 8-year-old son when the rain forced their backyard BBQ indoors. The power didn’t go out, but their air conditioner did. Unsure what was the issue, she called Novel Care.

After a few minutes, our operator informed Abby there was actually a technician nearby who could take a look. She just had this unit installed before the summer began and was certainly well within her warranty, so we were surprised to hear something had gone wrong. Our technician arrived within the hour and took a look at the unit – everything’s fine. No weird sounds, but no cool air either. The answer seemed almost too obvious at this point. Our man popped upstairs and gave a bit of a chuckle as he opened the vents in the living room, kitchen, and dining room. Naturally, someone at this birthday party had a sense of humour and closed up all the vents.

Now you might be thinking, why we didn’t ask this upfront when Abby first called, well, we’re not sure if you’ve ever hosted a birthday party for a dozen 8 year olds, but it’s not easy. Abby sounded pretty stressed out on the phone and the noise in the background was pretty clear that these little ones weren’t happy. Rather than ask her the basic questions we normally would, it was easier to dispatch our expert to check out the problem. At Novel Care, we believe that when it comes to cooling contractors in Toronto, customer service makes all the difference. It paid off for Abby, and our expert even scored a piece of ice cream cake for his troubles.

Novel Care Has The Best Cooling Contractors In Toronto

Toronto and the GTA is a big place with no shortage of do-it-yourselfers and self-proclaimed experts willing to lend a hand when you need something. What you want to avoid though is finding just anyone to handle any issue in your home. Cooling contractors in Toronto are a dime a dozen. Sure, some are very cheap, but future repairs are rarely covered by warranty and will often cost you more down the line. At Novel Care, you can avoid these issues.

With over 30 years of experience, you can’t go wrong. We even take the time to select the best staff to join our team and support them in ongoing training, so we’re always up to date on the latest techniques. Novel Care has been the right choice for cooling contractors in Toronto for over 30 years now, which means we handle all your heating and cooling needs, including installation, maintenance, and repairs. We’re available 24/7, contact us to get started at 416-921-0000. Let us keep you cool all summer. We’ll even help make it more affordable.

There’s no denying that the city of Toronto and the GTA can get humid and uncomfortable when the summer months come by. Our client Harpreet can attest to that. With a new dog under a year old and a baby on the way, his central air conditioning gave out just as the temperature began to climb. Harpreet eventually found us after a tedious search for heating and air conditioning in Toronto. We were glad to help in a hurry.

When Heating and Air Conditioning in Toronto Can’t Wait

Imagine the mercury rising, so you turn on your air conditioner. Only trouble is that it’s not quite as cool as you’d like. You tinker with the thermostat but nothing is working. Something is wrong. Add in the pup running around and a pregnant wife, and you can understand just how stressed out Harpreet was when he began his search for heating and air conditioning in Toronto. Thankfully, he found us soon after.

Once he explained the issue, we were able to dispatch someone to his home fairly quick. Our expert worked with Harpreet to explain what the issues were, and what kind of budget he had to work with. Thankfully, his budget wasn’t too strict since the unit was better off being replaced than repaired. We explained that there was a warranty in place with the new model, and Harpreet should feel comfortable giving us a call should anything go wrong.

Our expert recommended a central air conditioning unit that made sense for the size of the home. We were even able to schedule the installation a day later to ensure it was up and running when the heat kicked in that week. Harpreet followed up with us to say thank you and that his ac was running great. Oh, and his new baby girl was safe from the sticky summer temperatures.

Novel Care Is The Right Choice For Heating And Air Conditioning In Toronto

With more than 30 years of HVAC experience, Novel Care is a name you can count on for repairs, maintenance, and installation of furnaces, boilers, air conditioning units and much more. We carefully select only the best technicians to join our team to ensure efficiency in every call we answer. Whether it’s for a small commercial space, or a residential home, we understand that you deserve to be comfortable year round. That’s why we’re available 24/7. Just contact us at 416-921-0000 and we’ll be there to respond quickly, assess the situation at hand, and make recommendations based on your needs and budget. For heating and air conditioning in Toronto, you can’t go wrong with Novel Care.

Before setting out to spend your money, it’s important to know a bit more about ductless HVAC systems. Weighing the pros and the cons is always a good idea when it comes to investing in your home. After all, Toronto and the GTA is a big place, and upgrades for your home can get expensive quick if you don’t ask the right questions. Take a look below for a quick rundown of what you need to know.

What Does Your Home Need?

To start, you’ll want to identify what type of ductwork your home has in place. If the answer is none, then ductless HVAC systems make more sense.
These systems are made up of an outdoor condenser, indoor unit, and tubing that connect the two. The outdoor component brings in the air, while the indoor unit cools it to your desired temperature. It should be noted that this is a known way to save some money on your next energy bill too! Central air units tend to lose as much as 30% of their efficiency while traveling through ductwork, so ductless is beneficial in the long run.

When It Comes To Ductless HVAC Systems, Start With The Best

Any time you’re doing research, it’s easy to start with the best brands for home upgrades. This case is no different. Here are just some of the bigger, more reliable companies that make ductless HVAC systems you can count on.

It should be noted that while ductless might be ideal for your home, you should consult with a professional installer to see how many units you might need. You see, these ductless air conditioning systems are designed for spot cooling specifically. That means if your home is on the larger side, you’ll need more than just one unit to cool the entire residence. Plus it’s always a good idea to go with a pro when making upgrades, rather than looking for just the cheapest option available.

Installers Serving Toronto And The GTA

In the spirit of getting things done right the first time, going with the cheapest self-proclaimed professional isn’t recommended here. The right pro will have the experience to make recommendations based on your budget and needs.

At Novel Care, we have been doing exactly that for more than 30 years. Our dedicated team of HVAC experts are more than capable of handling all of Toronto and the GTA’s installation and maintenance needs. We even make ourselves available 24/7, should any emergency repairs be needed in the middle of the night. Contact us at 416-921-0000 to learn more. We’d be more than happy to answer your questions and help you get started on navigating through all the available ductless HVAC systems, and narrowing down which works best for you.

Before the weather changes from ice-cold to sweltering hot, you might want to consider being prepared. Just like you’ve come to rely on your furnace or boiler in the winter to keep you warm, your air conditioner can really save you from sticking to the furniture on those muggy days. This is why some companies offer an air conditioner protection plan for residential cooling systems.

Why Do I Need A Protection Plan?

If you’re wondering this, chances are you’ve been very lucky. Consider this. It’s a hot, humid day and you’re parents are visiting from out-of-town. Sure, you could show them around the city. After all, Toronto and the GTA is a big enough place with plenty to offer, but they’ve had a long trip and just want to relax indoors. When it’s too hot to go outside, just imagine if your air conditioner decides to stop working. In the middle of a heat wave, this could prove to be downright dangerous for your parents who certainly didn’t travel all this way just to wipe sweat from their heads every few seconds. An Air Conditioner Protection Plan could help though.

What Is An Air Conditioner Protection Plan?

The simplest way to explain this is to say it’s a way to ensure your peace of mind, all year-long. Basically, if your air conditioner decides to break down, someone will be available to make repairs and help you without charging you for labour or parts! When you buy into a protection plan, you’ll be covered for however long you agree to. That’s why we offer Air Conditioner Protection Plans to every one of our customers!

What Exactly Does Novel Care Cover?

  • Repairs, part replacement, labour
  • Includes free annual check-up

After 30 years of installing and maintaining HVAC for our customers across Toronto and the GTA, we know a thing or two about making the repairs you need, fast. Whether your thermostat isn’t working or there’s a problem with the compressor, we can be there to handle the problem and you won’t pay for any parts or labour. In fact, you can click here for a complete list of items our Air Conditioner Protection Plan covers. And you’ll never have to worry about being covered in the future. We’ll automatically renew your Air Conditioner Protection Plan every year, unless you’d prefer not to have this payment in place.

Additionally, if a part is unavailable or has been discontinued for your model of air conditioner, we will gladly refund any money collected for the Air Conditioner Protection Plan, as long as no other service calls have been fulfilled during your agreement.

Still have a few questions? Novel Care also offers a boiler protection plan and furnace protection plan. Feel free to contact us at 416-921-0000! We’d love to hear from you and help ensure your home stays cool under the heat of summer.