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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The square footage of your functional area determines your heating, cooling, and ventilation requirements. If you modify the layout, usage, occupancy, or even the materials used to remodel your space, your HVAC system must also adapt.

More people equals less heating and more cooling

You may be doing your remodel to accommodate more people. Whether your family has grown, and you require an additional bedroom, or you have hired new coworkers for your business, you will be surrounded by more people.

For example, if you remodel a restaurant dining room to accommodate more customers, you will increase the occupancy of your area. The more people that occupy a certain space, the warmer it becomes. The average human generates around 80 watts of heat, or 275 BTU/h.

As a result, your dining room will require less heating in the winter and more cooling in the summer. You must ensure that your new HVAC system can accommodate these adjustments.

When usage of building areas is changed, heating and cooling requirements also change

You might remodel your office or workshop to make room for additional activities and better use of the space. For example, your manufacturing company may be growing and relocating into a new location that was previously operated as a warehouse. Your company will most likely use the area differently than the previous tenant.

A gym’s heating and cooling requirements will differ from that of a retail store. Not only will the activities be different, but so will the hours. Nonetheless, the ultimate goal remains the occupants’ comfort.

Because they generate excess heat, new electronics and computer equipment in the room may make a significant impact. Try to determine that the new HVAC system is designed in accordance with the new requirements.

Changing the overall layout requires changes in the duct work

Air ducts, as a major part of your ventilation system, carry the warm and cold air throughout the building. They were specifically designed to maximize comfort based on the old layout. When you relocate or open up walls, windows, doors, or even cubicles, you change the air flow throughout the place. If you don’t update the duct work in line with the layout changes, you’ll probably end up with undesirable hot and cold spots in your new place.

You need to control unpleasant odours

This is particularly significant if you work in the food, fitness, or health industries. It’s also a key factor to consider when remodelling washrooms, kitchens, and garbage disposal rooms; fresh air is essential.

To avoid these unpleasant odours in locations where they may irritate your clients or staff, control the air movement in the appropriate directions. Changing the layout alters the air flow as well. It must be addressed in order to keep those smelly kitchen or washrooms odor-free. Adding an air purifier can greatly improve the air quality.

Your old furnace and air conditioner may be incorrectly sized

New construction techniques and energy efficient materials affect the need for heating and cooling in your newly renovated space. Insulated windows, doors, and walls prevent drafts, which reduces both heating and cooling needs.

But this airtight construction won’t let in fresh outdoor air without powered ventilation and exhaust fans. New LED light fixtures produce less heat, which reduces your cooling needs but may increase heating requirements. You need to reevaluate the complete heating and cooling system.

Your existing furnace and air conditioner may be incorrectly sized for the new needs of your renovated space. In many cases, your current HVAC system is now oversized and wastes a lot of precious energy. You might want to add new alternative appliances, such as installing a heat pump to the system to further reduce your energy consumption and improve your comfort levels in your renovated space.

Since its introduction in the 1970s, the world has become more familiar with the concept of a ductless mini split air conditioning system as alternative heat sources. Between 1954 and 1968, Japanese enterprises Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba pioneered the technology. The ductless mini split 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 mini split air conditioning 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 of Mini Splits 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. How do ductless air conditioners work? Let’s find out.

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 air conditioning cooling demands 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 AC is now ready to run all spring, summer and fall to keep their home cool and refreshing.  If they had allowed their mini split AC 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.

We’d like to thank all of our dedicated and loyal customers that voted for us to achieve the Top Choice Award title of:

Top Commercial Air Conditioning and Heating Company of 2017 in GTA

We use our 30+ years of experience to ensure that our customers get the services they need at competitive prices. We rely on referrals for a lot of our business and over the years our business has grown. This tells us that our customers are pleased with our services and pricing. We are very happy to receive this award, but the real reward comes from our happy customers. We’ll continue to provide the same services that we always have to ensure that our customers are happy, regardless of whether we win any awards or not.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if all of our appliances lasted forever and worked perfectly all the time. We would save so much money and time fixing them. Unfortunately, this will never happen as all appliances are machines. Over time all machines break down, it’s that simple. Air conditioners are no different, which is why from time to time we experience air conditioner problems. Fortunately, some of our air conditioner problems are easy to understand, identify and even fix.

5 Common Air Conditioner Problems

  1. Cleanliness: It’s been a long time since you cleaned your air conditioner and now something is wrong with it. Air conditioning units needs to be cleaned fairly regularly, especially since they sit outside and are privy to all nature has to throw at them. Filters should be replaced regularly, evaporator and condenser coils should be cleaned at least once a year, and wiping down your air conditioner components is also helpful to maintain efficiency.
  2. Leaking Refrigerant: Refrigerant is the fluid inside your air conditioner that keeps things cold. If you find that you’re constantly adjusting the temperature slightly colder, there’s a good chance you have a leak. Refrigerant isn’t the safest liquid on the planet, so it’s probably best to call a professional HVAC technician from a company like Novel Care to take care of fixing it.
  3. Poor Drainage: Drainage issues are quite often the result of loose pipe connections or clogs. These clogs can result in water backing up into your unit and your house, which can cause expensive water damage if it’s not noticed quickly.
  4. Worn Out Controls or Sensors: Just like other electronics that get used all the time, these components can wear out and need replacing. Corrosion at terminals and on wires can cause issues for your system, so be sure to point out anything you see during service calls.
  5. Flipping A Switch: Lots of air conditioners have an option where the unit is connected to and indoor wall switch, for safety and ease of use. As the homeowner you know what that switch does, but not all of the visitors to your home know. This switch could have been accidentally flipped and turned your unit off.

Take a look at these things when you notice any air conditioner problems. For more information or to schedule a service appointment contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

When it comes to choosing the right air conditioner installer you can’t afford to make the wrong choice. It appears that the heat in Toronto this summer isn’t going anywhere soon, so if you need air conditioner repair, air conditioner maintenance or an air conditioner installer making the right choice is essential.

You rely on your air conditioner for almost half of each calendar year, which means it works a lot and as a result will need maintenance and eventually to be replaced. When it comes time to replace it how do you know what to look for in a new air conditioner installer?

Finding The Best Air Conditioner Installer

At Novel Care, we know that every air conditioner installer we hire meets our high expectations, it still important for your peace of mind to do your homework. Here are a few things to do prior to calling Novel Care:

  • Google air conditioner installers, HVAC companies in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA, and compare them to each other.
  • Read review on Google, Facebook, and other forums to find out what type of reputation your prospective companies have.
  • Look your favourite companies up on the Better Business Bureau website and read reviews there.
  • Talk to your neighbours about your air conditioner installer shortlist and see if they have any opinions about the companies you’ve selected to contact.
  • Ask lots of questions when you finally start calling companies. Talk to them about warranties, insurance, bonded employees, years in the industry, and what pricing they can provide on new air conditioners.
  • Ask each company for references from past customers. Any company that has a good reputation won’t have a problem allowing you to contact any of their customers.

Whether it’s a ductless air conditioner or a central air conditioner, an air conditioner is a big investment and ensuring yours is professionally installed by a reputable company is important. If it’s not properly installed you might encounter issues that you shouldn’t and it could end up costing you more than you anticipated.

For more information about air conditioner installation services or to make an appointment for a free consultation contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

It’s not common knowledge, but only 17% of homes in the world have air conditioning. Fortunately, this statistic is going to change, soon, and vary drastically. By the end of the century, within the next 84 years, the number of homes that have air conditioning will rise to about 70%. This isn’t anticipating any radial factors but based on the growing demand of the global middle-class population.

The main way this will be achieved is through technology and the thought that merely cooling an individual’s personal space is much more affordable than an entire building. Consider things like office chairs that provide cooling, or shoes that keep individuals cool as they walk.

Technological Advances In Air Conditioning

It’s difficult to predict exactly, but the amount of energy that even the most efficient air conditioner models consume is a lot for some countries to digest. The United States Government is known for a lot of things, but the DELTA program isn’t one of their more popular ones. DELTA stands for Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities.

For example, they’ve developed a prototype in RoCo, the robotic personal conditioning device. RoCo has a heater and air conditioner attached to a moving base that follows you around through the signal on your smartphone. RoCo will gently blow the warm or cool air at your to help regulate your temperature. In a commercial building, up to 30 percent of energy costs could be saved, especially if RoCo is charged using solar technology.

DELTA has also come up with a wireless powered climate-controlled office chair. It uses only 14 watts to providing heating for its user and 4 watts for cooling. It has cooling and heating elements that are assisted by small fans, and when not in use the whole system powers down to save energy.

One of the most impressive technologies is the thermoregulation of shoes. DELTA calls this the ReBoot, which has thin insoles with water channels running through them. Working like an air conditioner the water absorbs the heat from your feet and disperses it through a small fan in the boot. This works because the feet are part of the body’s cooling system and give off a lot of heat. By making them more efficient the body will cool off faster.

These technologies aren’t currently available on the market, so while we all wait for our own personal cooling accessories we’ll continue to rely on high-efficiency central and ductless air conditioning systems.

Contact Novel Care today for a free consultation: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region, and the GTA for over 35 years.

Annual air conditioner maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your air conditioner is running properly and efficiently. Proper air conditioner maintenance is also one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running longer, so replacement units are fewer and farther between. It’s a big mistake to forgo air conditioner maintenance, and here are 7 other mistakes you might be making when it comes to home cooling.

Air Conditioner Filters – Part of air conditioner maintenance is changing the filter, but it shouldn’t end there. The air conditioner and HVAC filter should be inspected and possibly changed at least once a month. Changing the air filter is easy and can improve the efficiency of your system immediately.

Programmable Thermostats – A programmable thermostat is one of the best ways to ensure your system is running as efficiently as possible. This reduces the wear and tear on your system and also ensures that you’re not paying high rates on your energy bill when you don’t need to. Smart thermostats make programming even easier as they understand your habits and adjust the temperature accordingly.

Incorrectly Setting A Thermostat – The human body can adapt to changing temperatures quite easily. If you’re setting your thermostat too low during the summer to keep your home and body temperature very low you might be wasting money. Every degree setting lower in the summer can increase your energy bill by up to 3%. Allow your body to adjust to higher temperatures so you can save money in the summer.

Fans – Ceiling fans are a great addition to air conditioning systems. They help circulate air throughout your home, so your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard. Ensure that your fan is turning counterclockwise during the summer to assist with airflow.

Poorly Positioned Vents – It’s tough to choose where your vents are located in your home, but it’s important that they aren’t blocked by furniture or curtains. Obstructed vents aren’t able to properly cool your home or circulate the air. This makes your system work harder than it has to, which in turn costs you money.

Empty Rooms – It’s not always the best idea to close vents in your house as it affects the pressure of your home, but if you can put dampers on the pipes leading to empty rooms in your home and close them when they’re not in use you won’t be cooling empty rooms. When doing this it’s important to close the doors to those rooms so cold air is sucked into them.

Window Coverings – Sunlight is wonderful, but it’s also the biggest thing fighting your air conditioner. By coming through the windows and heating the air in your home, sunlight can be making your system work harder to keep your home cool. shades and blinds are the best defense against the sun when it’s shining through your windows.

For more information about air conditioner maintenance or keeping your home HVAC system running efficiently contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 35 years.

When it comes to the efficiency of your home, your cooling and heating systems account for a lot of your energy bill. If you’re not sure if your system is running correctly you might be tempted to call an HVAC technician for air conditioning repair services. Ultimately, it’s the best way to get your system working properly, but first it’s important to find out if your system needs attention.

You may notice that your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home as quickly as it used to. You’ve put your hand over the vent or register and it’s hard to tell if the air is warmer than it was a month ago, or even last summer. One simple way to test if your air conditioner is running properly is to use a thermometer.

Use A Thermometer, Then Call For Air Conditioning Repair

The easiest way to find out if your air conditioner needs a tune up or air conditioning repair services is with this easy test. Turn on your air conditioner and leave it running for at least 15 minutes. Ensure that the temperature outside is above 80 degrees F, and that the air filter is clean. Next place a thermometer on the register that’s closest to the indoor cooling equipment and leave it there for at least 5 minutes. Next do the same on the return of intake vent that sucks air from your home to be cooled. The air that’s coming out of the furnace should be 15 – 20 degrees F cooler than the air that’s being sucked in. If the air that’s coming out is less than 15 degree F cooler than there might be a problem with your air conditioner.

Issues could range between low refrigerant, leaking refrigerant, a blockage, poor air circulation, and more.

Overall, this is a good way to tell if your air conditioner is operating as efficiently as possible. Low efficiency could mean you need air conditioning repair or maintenance services.

For more information about air conditioners contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been installing, repairing, and maintaining central and ductless air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 35 years.

In case you haven’t noticed it’s exceptionally hot in Toronto these days. Toronto weather trends have been hot, and even with rain in the forecast there won’t be much relief. Sure it’s summer, but most people have noticed that this summer is turning out to be very hot and very dry. This combination can cause a number of problems for people with allergies and respiratory diseases.

The combination of hot and dry Toronto weather means that there is more matter floating in the air, which means there’s more matter floating in the air in your home. People with allergies to dust and other particles could find themselves having a late summer sneeze here and there.

For people with respiratory diseases this Toronto weather can be difficult to take. Breathing in hot heavy air can be challenging and with the risk of dehydration peaking it’s important to stay indoors and out of direct sunlight.

Relief From Toronto Weather

As HVAC professionals we know that one of the best ways to beat the hot dry Toronto weather is to ensure your air conditioner is working properly. Your air conditioner not only provides you and your family with cool and refreshing air, but it also filters the air in your home. This is one of the best ways to improve your indoor air quality.

With so much dust and other particles floating in the air the filter on your air conditioner and HVAC system will be working overtime. Be sure to check it at least once a month throughout the summer to ensure it’s not clogged, and is allowing proper airflow.

For more information about which air conditioners best suit your situation and can help you beat the Toronto weather this summer contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been installing, repairing and maintaining air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

There are several different kinds of air conditioner rebates in Ontario. The provincial government and equipment manufacturers both offer different types of rebates. The rebate described below is provided by the Ontario government through Save On Energy. Rebates apply to both commercial and residential situations. To find out if you’re eligible for a rebate take a look at the information and eligibility requirements below:

Air Conditioner Rebates In Ontario: Eligibility Requirements

  • This heating and cooling incentive is only available to residents and businesses of Ontario. Eligible businesses must be utilizing residential-type air conditioning and HVAC systems. Equipment must have been purchased through and installed by an eligible HVAC contractor like Novel Care.
  • You must be an Ontario resident to qualify.
  • All service must also be performed by an eligible heating and cooling contractor like Novel Care.

Air Conditioner Rebates In Ontario: Installation & Submission

Incentives for installations of eligible equipment completed between Jan 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016. Your contractor must enter your online incentive submission by January 8, 2017 and all supporting documentation, including the proof of purchase must be sent in by February 1, 2017.

Upon the successful submission and acceptance of your application you will receive:

  • $250 incentive when you purchase and install a new ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioning (CAC) system that satisfies at least a 14.5 SEER and 12 EER.
  • A $250 incentive when you replace your existing furnace with the purchase and installation of a new eligible high-efficiency furnace equipped with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM).
  • $400 incentive when you purchase and install an ENERGY STAR certified CAC system that satisfies at least a 15 SEER and 12.5 EER.
    Full Terms & Conditions can be found here.

For more information about rebates in Ontario or to purchase equipment through Novel Care to get your rebate contact us today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been providing professional and reputable air conditioner and HVAC services in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 35 years.

Sitting in the shade on a hot day is a great way to stay cool. Well, the same goes for your air conditioner. Air conditioning efficiency is heavily impacted by the amount of heat and sun being placed on your air conditioner. If shaded by a tree for most of the day your cooling system won’t have to work as hard as it would if it were in direct sunlight. As a result, it’ll run more efficiently and you’ll save money on your energy bills.

If an air conditioner’s compressor or condenser sits in the hot sun it has to cool itself off as well as the air that it draws from inside the house. A cooler air conditioner will not only save you money, but it will have a longer life and require less maintenance over the years. On top of that adding greenery to your yard is always beneficial in terms of cooling your home and yard overall.

There are other options to keep the sun off your air conditioner. Sunshades and other elevated covers or awnings that are made specifically for air conditioners are also excellent, yet less natural, ways to keep your air conditioner cool.

Impeding Air Conditioning Efficiency

One thing to note when planting trees and other shrubs to shade your air conditioner is not to have them too close. Your air conditioner relies on the space and air surrounding it to work properly and efficiently. When the leaves of trees and bushes reduce the airflow around your air conditioner it has to work harder to move the air around it. Additionally, if a tree or bush is too close it can get scorched by the air conditioner, so keeping them at a safe distance is also in their best interest.

It’s also important to make sure that the trees or bushes you plant don’t drop lots of seeds, which can fall into your air conditioner and cause problems.

If you need a new air conditioner installed, maintenance on your existing one, or just want to learn more about air conditioning efficiency contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been providing professional and reputable air conditioner services to the residents of Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 35 years.

 

A ductless air conditioner is a great retro-fit addition to houses that don’t have existing duct systems. Houses with radiant heating, space heaters, and baseboard electric heating don’t typically have ductwork, so there’s no easy way to incorporate central air conditioning.

Ductless air conditioner units are also great choices for rooms and additions where extending ductwork isn’t feasible. Overall, ductless air conditioner units are an excellent choice for a number of situations and are a great way to keep energy bills low and indoor comfort high.

Ductless Air Conditioner Main Advantages

Here are some of the main advantages of incorporating or installing a ductless air conditioner into your home or office space.

  • Size: They’re very small in size and as a result can be incorporated into just about any space and existing decor.
  • Flexibility: They can be used to suit small areas as well as large, and can be customized for spot cooling or entire floor cooling. Multiple units can be networked in order to further enhance your cooling efforts and provide flexibility to lots of different people.
  • Zone Cooling: Cooling different zones is an excellent way to keep specific areas different temperatures, and ensure that different people can adjust the cooling in their spaces to suit their preferences. This is done through the use of multiple thermostats.
  • Easy Installation: Installing a ductless air conditioner is easy and can be done in a single day. They consist of 2 main components, an exterior condenser, and an interior air handler. These units are connected by drilling a hole through an exterior wall and running a pipe with all the necessary components. Typically, these units should be no further than 50 feet away from each other, but exceptions can certainly be made to accommodate unique scenarios.
  • No Ductwork: Ductless air conditioner units don’t have any ductwork. That means there’s no energy loss through the ducts, there is no need for new construction to install new ducts. Duct systems can be responsible for up to 30% of a central air conditioner’s energy consumption through inefficiency.
  • Remote Controls: Ductless air conditioner systems are easier to operate than televisions, which ensures that anyone can properly configure and operate them.

Overall, ductless air conditioners are an excellent choice for spaces that have existing ductwork and spaces that don’t have any. They’re the perfect addition to any home or office environment, providing cool fresh air that increases the comfort of your space. You might also experience other benefits like increased efficiency and happiness due to your space being much more comfortable than it was before you installed ductless air conditioning.

For more information about ductless air conditioners contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.

Novel Care has been installing and maintaining ductless air conditioners in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 35 years.

When they were initially introduced into the consumer market air conditioners were considered a luxury. Now they’re a normal, expected and essential part of residential and office environments.

Homeowners and business owners rely on air conditioners to keep their spaces cool and comfortable during the summer months. Aside from the cooling benefits of air conditioners, there are multiple other ways they can benefit your home or work environment.

The Benefits of Air Conditioners

  1. Air conditioners help combat the negative effects of extreme heat such as temporary physical and intellectual impairment.
  2. Air conditioning makes home and work environments much more comfortable in hot summer months.
  3. Air conditioning systems contribute to heightened job performance by allowing workers to focus on their jobs rather than the temperature of their workplace.
  4. Lower temperatures reduce the presence of insects and parasites in both the home and office. Bugs and other critters typically like warm and moist environments, which air conditioners eliminate.
  5. Air conditioning is essential to avoiding dehydration during the summertime. Extreme or even moderate heat has the ability to dehydrate workers and family members in the summer.
  6. A clean and properly maintained air conditioning system rids your environment of dust, allergens, pollens, and other unpleasant particles.
  7. Air conditioning is an easy way to improve the air quality in your home or office. Air conditioning systems continuously circulate the air and in doing so filter and clean it, which maintains easy to breathe air.

Overall, there are numerous benefits to air conditioning systems in just about every residential or commercial environment. It’s important to keep it well maintained and properly serviced and cleaned on a regular basis to reap all the benefits.

For more information about the many benefits of keeping your air conditioning system clean and well-maintained contact Novel Care today: .

Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 35 years.

Just about everywhere you look these days someone is telling you how hot it is outside and to find air conditioning. The weatherman is constantly proclaiming a heat warning, seniors are being told to stay indoors, and 60 sunscreen is flying off store shelves.

It might seem like the amount of advice you get during the summer is overwhelming, but everyone just has your best interests in mind. At Novel Care we do as well, which is why we’ve put together this shortlist of 3 ways that air conditioning is good for your health.

Air Conditioning is Healthy

  1. Dehydration: This might not be news to you, but in the summer you sweat. Sometimes you might not realize how much moisture your body is actually losing until you feel dizzy, get a headache or any other symptoms of dehydration. It can happen fast, so while drinking lots of water is an important part of keeping cool, ensuring you have easy access to air conditioning is essential. Your body can take time to hydrate, but by keeping your body cool you’re reducing the amount you sweat and your core temperature.
  2. Clean Air: Air conditioning is designed to do just that, “condition” the air. In doing so the air that’s circulated through your air conditioner is filtered. Pollen, dust, smells and other particles are removed and the air you’re now breathing is much cleaner and healthier.
  3. Humidity: Humidity might not be a big deal to you, but some people have difficulty breathing when humidity is high. Additionally, humidity is also a major contributor to mold growth. If mold is allowed to form in your home you’ll be breathing in mold spores, which can contribute to a number of respiratory issues.

If you currently need air conditioning or need air conditioning maintenance or installation contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. We’ve been working in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years and love meeting new neighbours.

Making the best decisions for your home are important to ensure its functionality and maintenance. Searching for air conditioner repair in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA results in more options than you may know what to do with. Sifting through the various companies can be tiresome, but there are a few things you should be looking for.

Air Conditioner Repair In Toronto: HVAC Companies

There are certain things you should look for in an HVAC company that’s going to provide you with air conditioner repair in Toronto or anywhere else in the GTA.

HVAC Reputation – These days it’s easy to look online and see what kind of reputation a company has before hiring them to do work for you. When it comes to HVAC companies and air conditioner repair in Toronto there are so many options in the GTA, but there are few like Novel Care with a sparkling reputation.

Experience – Some HVAC technicians might tell you that experience doesn’t matter, but that’s just not true. Over time HVAC technicians learn more and more about their job, the products they work with, and the tools they use. An experienced HVAC technician can complete tasks quicker, cleaner, safer, and generally better than one with very little experience. Novel Care only hires HVAC technicians that have a great track record and lots of experience.

Overall, Novel Care has over 30 years of experience with things like ductless air conditioner installation, furnace repairs, ductwork, and air conditioner repair in Toronto and the GTA.

Customer Service – When it comes to customer service you know the difference between good and bad. Novel Care puts customer service at the forefront of its training so all HVAC technicians act with courtesy and professionalism on each job.

Guarantees – It’s important to choose an HVAC company that believes in their work and will stand by it with a guarantee. Novel Care provides a guarantee that ensures you’re happy with all of our work and if you’re not we’ll fix it free of charge.

Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. For more information about Novel Care or to schedule an appointment contact our offices today: 416-921-0000.

As the first heatwave of summer is upon us you’ll be relying on your air conditioner to keep your family cool and comfortable. When temperatures rise into the high 20s and 30s your air conditioner and HVAC system have to work even harder to maintain your specific temperature setting.

Keeping your air conditioner and HVAC system in good working order is the best way to make sure it works when you need it to. There’s nothing worse than sitting through a heatwave while waiting for an HVAC professional to come and fix your air conditioner. Remember lots of people have air conditioners that break during heat waves so most HVAC companies, especially reputable ones like Novel Care, get booked up much quicker than they normally do.

4 Ways To Keep Your Air Conditioner Running

  1. Professional Air Conditioner Maintenance: In the spring, before summer is here, it’s important to have your air conditioner and HVAC system tuned up by a professional. It might not seem like a big deal, but it’s essential to have specific things done by a professional so your system is running as efficiently as possible. Some parts can be damaged if not cleaned properly, which is why a professional from a reputable company like Novel Care should be tasked with your air conditioner maintenance.
  2. Replace Your Air Filters: Your air conditioner and HVAC system might have one or more air filters that need to be changed or cleaned on a regular basis. This is one of the easiest things that you can do to maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system. Replacing the filter also helps to reduce the amount of dust, pollen, and other allergens in your home. Overall, a clean HVAC filter ensures that all the internal parts of your system are dust free and clean.
  3. Stop Tinkering With Your Thermostat: Find a comfortable temperature for your home and then leave your thermostat alone. Once you find that temperature it’s important to set it for times during the day when you’re actually home. When you’re not home set your thermostat to maintain a higher temperature so it uses less energy. A programmable thermostat should only be adjusted if your habits change and you find yourself home during an irregular time. Overall, once you set it the less you tamper with it means that your air conditioner and HVAC system will run more efficiently.
  4. Cover Your Windows: Blinds, shades, curtains, or any other type of window covering help keep the sun out during the day when it’s very hot. When the sun shines through a window it turns your home into a fishbowl and super-heats the air. As a result, your air conditioner has to work extra hard to cool your home. Planting trees and other foliage in your yard to block the sun can also help.

For more information about how to keep your AC working efficiently all summer or to book a maintenance or repair appointment contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. Novel Care has been providing HVAC services in Toronto, York Region, and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.