A heat wave is coming to Niagara, is your air conditioner ready?
Published June 21, 2022 at 2:41 pm
Summer is right around the corner, and there’s some serious heat headed our way.
For many residents, this is the time to figure out their air conditioning systems – something that Mr. Furnace is more than happy to help with, as a local St. Catharines based company and trusted service provider for Niagara region since 1978.
Nobody wants to feel hot and sticky at home, which is why it’s crucial to make sure your air conditioner works well. In some cases where your AC isn’t getting the job done, it may be time for a replacement.
How do you know when it’s time to replace your air conditioner? Look for any of these warning signs:
- Your air conditioner was installed a long time ago and is showing signs of age
- You see increases in your cooling bill, compared to previous months and years
- You feel uneven temperature zones throughout your home when the AC is on
- You hear strange noises when your AC unit is running, including sounds like the unit’s struggling
- Your air conditioner strains to keep the house cool, and may or may not succeed
- You have repaired your air conditioner several times already
- You aircon unit blows air that’s not cool at all
- Your air conditioning system leaks water or an oily substance – uh oh!
For Niagara region residents, Mr. Furnace is your one-stop shop for all home comfort needs: Everything from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to indoor air quality and air purification to heat pumps and boilers. In addition to their wide array of HVAC services, Mr. Furnace now offers plumbing services as well.
Their team of expert technicians is certified in air conditioner service and repair, and can help you replace and buy a new air conditioner based on the needs of your home.
If you’re not sure what kind of AC system to go with or how to get it set up, trust the pros at Mr. Furnace to handle it for you. Call today for your free no obligation quote at 289-271-1965 or via their online contact form.
And if you’re thinking of moving to a heat pump ductless system, right now is a great time to take advantage of the Greener Homes Grant which provides up to $5,000 in rebate programs for eligible residents. Mr. Furnace can help you determine whether you qualify for the grant, and figure out the best system for you.
Mr. Furnace’s expert team of technicians is available 24/7/365 with no extra charge for emergency after-hour service calls (even on weekends and holidays).
Mr. Furnace is also a Lennox Premier Dealer, working as a trusted service partner for the installation, maintenance and repair of all Lennox-branded premier home comfort products.
As for air conditioning options, there are two types of home cooling systems that work well for those hot Ontario summers: Central AC systems, and Ductless Heat Pump systems. Read ahead to learn about the differences and benefits of both.
A central air conditioning system is fairly simple: An external condenser unit (this often looks like a metal box on a level base) sits outside your home and rids your property of hot air. Inside your home, an evaporator coil above your furnace cools the air within your home.
The end result is nice, cool air blown through your home’s duct work using a fan, thanks to a partnership between your furnace or air handler and your AC.
Central aircon works in close contact with your home furnace because the air travels through the furnace filter and any air purification equipment that you have in place.
A ductless heat pump, on the other hand, is different from a central AC system in that it does not use ductwork to pump out cool air. Ductless air conditioners tend to be smaller and can be attached to the indoor wall, ceiling, or sit on the floor. The heat pump unit sits outdoors and can be mounted.
A small hole in the exterior wall connects the ductless, sometimes called mini split, indoor unit to the outdoor heat pump unit via a conduit, while a power cable, refrigerant tubing and condensate drain run between the indoor and outdoor units. This results in cool air without the need for ductwork.
Wondering which system is better for you? There are unique benefits to both:
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Mr. Furnace has been proudly providing St. Catharines, Niagara region, and the surrounding regions with the best HVAC deals, service and repair since 1978. Their certified technicians work tirelessly to ensure you and your family are comfortable during the hottest summers and coldest winters.
Call today for your free no obligation quote at 289-271-1965 or via their online contact form.
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