AC Install Toronto and selecting a unit

AC install Toronto: The most important day in the life of your air conditioner is the day it is installed. Proper AC installation and choosing the right size accounts for almost 75% of the operating efficiency and performance of the system you buy.

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There are several types of systems, including:

  • Window units: installed in windows as a singular AC system unit
  • Split systems: either as mini-split (ductless) or central systems that are installed as inside and outside units
  • Central system: uses duct system that’s usually combined with the heating system to cool a whole house
  • Portable units: comes as a split, hose or evaporative system for ease of movement around the house

Whether summers are really getting hotter or we’ve lost our tolerance for heat as we grow older, lots of us are tempted to yank out noisy, dripping air conditioners and replace them with quiet, efficient whole-house central air-conditioning systems or split units.

Selecting an AC Unit

The first order of business — and maybe the most important decision in having central AC installation done in your home — is selecting the right equipment.

Sizing the unit.

Why is getting the proper size unit so important? An undersized AC install won’t be able to cool rooms down completely on the hottest days and will cost more to operate because it has to run longer than a correctly sized unit. An oversized compressor also costs more to operate because it simply takes more electricity to run a bigger unit. And an oversize unit doesn’t lower humidity effectively. That’s because it cools the air so quickly that it shuts off before it has a chance to circulate the proper volume of air past the coils to extract the necessary moisture. The result is a room that doesn’t seem as cool as the temperature indicates. In fact, the room can feel clammy and damp.

Unit efficiency.

The SEER rates how many Btu an air conditioner will remove for each watt of electricity it consumes. The higher the SEER, the less it costs to operate. Federal law requires that new AC units have a SEER of at least 13.

The higher the SEER, the less it costs to operate. Federal law requires that new AC units have a SEER of at least 13. These units have lower operating costs, tend to be higher quality, have more safety features, better sound shields, and lower voltage requirements. In general, the higher the SEER, the higher the initial cost for the unit AC install Toronto.

Proper placement for AC Install Toronto

Even the quietest condensers make noise, we will need to find a location that’s not near a bedroom or home-office window. We also will not completely enclose it because it exhausts warm air out the top. Any airflow restriction will lower the unit’s efficiency. You can hide the condenser in the landscaping, as long as air can freely circulate around it and the landscaping is kept clean without any obstruction to the unit.

Our HVAC Installers

The City Air heating and air conditioning installation contractors are local, licensed, insured, and have undergone a thorough background screening process before conducting a free in-home consultation.

When the hot summer months approach and you find yourself standing in front of the fan to keep cool, you dream of having air conditioning to cool down your whole house. While AC install Toronto isn’t always complicated, it’s usually best to work with an air conditioning contractor who will help to ensure it’s done correctly.

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