HVAC System

Novel Care is Toronto’s #1 choice for HVAC system installation, maintenance and repairs. Whether you have a commercial or residential need we have over 30 years of experience on our side, which means there’s no problem we can take care of.

Our residential HVAC technicians can handle any needs relating to ductless air conditioning, central air conditioners, furnaces, boilers, radiator systems, water heaters, in-floor heating, duct cleaning and much more. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure that your HVAC appliances are operating as efficiently and reliably as possible.

Our commercial HVAC technicians have to ability to work on any commercial HVAC configuration or equipment to ensure that it’s all running properly and efficiently. We know when it comes to your bottom line an HVAC system can make a big difference, so saving you money is our specialty.

Contact us today for more information about any of our commercial or residential HVAC services: 416-921-0000

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5. Lubricate & Clean the Blower Motor: Check your owner’s manual to see if your motor is the kind that needs lubricating or not. Not all blower motors need lubricating, so you can save yourself a lot of work if it doesn’t. If it does, turn off the power, open the cover and clean the caps covering the bearings. Then remove the caps and lubricate the bearings. If just reading this sounds like a lot of work to you, feel free to give one of our HVAC system technicians a call and we’ll take care of it.

6. Test the Igniter Switch: An older HVAC system might have a pilot light that needs relighting if it blows out or is off for maintenance. A newer HVAC system will have a furnace with an electronic igniter switch. If the igniter isn’t working, push the reset button. If that doesn’t do the trick, check your breaker. Still not working? Call a professional. The last thing you want to do is damage the igniter or the furnace.

7. Inspect the Chimney & Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because it has no smell or taste. Chimneys can house carbon buildup or even small animals, which can lead to a blockage and carbon monoxide in your home. A professional will inspect all the chimneys on your home to ensure that they’re safe. It’s also a good idea to routinely test or replace carbon monoxide detectors as they help protect you year round.

8. Replace The Filter And Nozzle, And Check the Tank Level of Oil Furnaces: Unlike gas-fired systems, oil units require oil filter changes, burner nozzle cleaning and a pretty thorough heat-exchanger brushing. This keeps your entire HVAC system including your oil furnace running efficiently. Since oil doesn’t burn as cleanly as gas things can get fairly dirty and inefficient if left unattended.

Overall, there are quite a few important things that you should be taking care of at least once a year if you have an HVAC system that you take care of yourself. If home maintenance like this isn’t your thing, that’s what we’re here for. Contact us at Novel Care Toronto. We’ll give you a free quote and let you know just how quickly we can be there: 416-921-0000.

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School is back in session; the leaves are starting to fall, and pumpkins are popping up in festive displays all over the place. It won’t be long until you switch your HVAC system over from cooling to heating, if you haven’t already. Essentially, winter is coming, and you need to ensure your HVAC system is ready. Here are some things that you need to ensure are working properly, configured properly and ready to keep your family warm.

Checking Your HVAC System

1. Turn On the Thermostat: The first thing most people do is to switch the thermostat over to heating. Setting the temperature, a couple of degrees warmer this time of year doesn’t mean that your system will turn on all the time, but it’ll keep your home warm if the temperature dips slightly. If you don’t hear the furnace kick in, take the cover off your thermostat, and ensure that all the wiring is properly attached and snug. Additionally, make sure that there is power to your thermostat as well as your furnace. If it’s still not working, you could check the furnace fan, blower or heat pump, but at this point it’s probably best to call a professional HVAC system technician.

2. Change The Air Filters: You may or may not already know this, but your furnace has air filters that clean the air that’s being blown around your house. Most of the time there’s only 1 filter that resides in your furnace, but some HVAC systems have filters in each of the vents throughout your home. Whether you have a single filter in your HVAC system or not they should all be changed every few months. You may not think your home is dusty until you take a look at these filters. We promise once you change them, you’ll never forget to do it again…yuck! Changing these filters means you’ll not only have cleaner air, but also, it’ll help prolong the life of your furnace.

3. Cover The AC Condenser: Unless your HVAC system has a heat pump (in which case, don’t cover it at all because it runs all year), cover the condenser to protect it from falling icicles. You don’t have to completely wrap up your air conditioning systems’ condenser but protecting the top of it from anything large falling on it can save you on repair costs when spring time comes. Don’t wrap it in a moisture-trapping plastic tarp.

4. Clean The Heat Exchanger: The heat exchanger in your HVAC system should be cleaned out properly at least once a year by a professional, like an HVAC technician from Novel Care. This needs to be done while the unit is disabled to avoid injury. Our technicians will look for cracks that can lead to dangerous CO (carbon monoxide) leaks.

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