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3 Top Factors That Affect New Air Conditioner Pricing

You might think that there are numerous factors that affect the price of a new air conditioner, but realistically there are 3 main factors.

  • Efficiency (SEER rating)
  • Single-Stage vs. 2-Stage Cooling
  • Size

New Air Conditioner Efficiency (SEER)

SEER is the measurement of the efficiency of your new air conditioner, it stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The SEER ratings for any new air conditioner start at 13 and go into the 20’s. Popular air conditioners that combine affordability and energy-efficiency are typically rated between 13 and 17. These popular units are also typically single-stage air conditioners.

As it goes the higher the SEER rating the more expensive a new air conditioner usually is.

New Air Conditioner Stage Cooling

Single Stage Air Conditioner: These air conditioners function like a light. They either get switched on or off. They operate at either 100% capacity or 0%, there’s no in between.

2-Stage Air Conditioner: These air conditioners start-up running at about 2/3 of their maximum capacity and then increase to 100% only if the outdoor temperature warrants it. This ensures that the unit is operating as efficiently as possible at all times. 2-stage air conditioners typically cost about $1000 more than a single stage unit, but over time that cost can be recouped on your energy bill.

New Air Conditioner Size

When referring to the size of an air conditioner it’s not in reference to the physical size of the unit. Air conditioners are measured in tons, which indicates how much cooling capacity it has. Typically, central air conditioners increase incrementally in size by 1/2 tons. The larger the unit the more expensive it will be. To find out what size init your home or commercial space needs it’s usually best to consult with a reputable and experienced HVAC technician.

Overall, there are numerous factors that can affect the cost of your new air conditioner, but these 3 factors carry the most weight so understanding them is important. Now that you know more about the reasons for the cost of your air conditioner you can have an educated conversation with your Novel Care Toronto HVAC technician about which new air conditioner is right for you.

For more information about installing a new air conditioner or for a free estimate contact Novel Care Toronto today: 905-737-5016.

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

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The Forefront of HVAC: The Ductless Air Conditioner

The HVAC industry is always silently evolving. Consumers aren’t as acutely aware of the technological advances taking place in products like the ductless air conditioner, the furnace, the boiler and the heat pump, but they’re fast and impressive. Initially a ductless air conditioner would be very unique to the region it was purchased in as manufacturers didn’t distribute globally and technology wasn’t as widely shared or available. Today the ductless air conditioner market is extremely competitive with companies worldwide constantly innovating and creating new technologies. The race to make their ductless air conditioners more attractive to consumers has never been more competitive.

Ductless air conditioner systems are equipped with intricate but easy to use controls, which allow consumers to switch between cooling, heating, ventilation and in some cases dry mode operation. Dry mode is a technology that removes moisture from the air via the inverter technology in the unit. Removing moisture in a similar way to a de-humidifier also results in a small reduction in temperature in the space surrounding the unit.

Other technologies like occupancy sensors that tell units to turn on when people are around allow consumers to customize their comfort levels. Units now feature rapid cooling and heating features as well that provide bursts of cooling and heating when quick temperature changes are needed. Some units can also be controlled via smart phone or the internet, allowing users to make changes while they’re not present. The volume control of units is constantly being amended. Quieter units are very popular and technology has definitely kept up with demand in this respect. Overall efficiency is always going to be a game-changing technology as consumers are constantly looking for the most efficient units that also provide a plethora of other features.

The Key to Ductless Air Conditioner Technology

One key thing that ductless air conditioner manufacturers do well is listen to their consumers. The continuous innovation is meeting the demand for higher efficiency and cool features, which makes the lives of front line HVAC suppliers much easier.

For more information about HVAC technology or ductless air conditioner technology contact Novel Care Toronto today: 905-737-5016.

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

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Millennials Don’t Care About An Energy Efficient Air Conditioner

In case you don’t know millennials are the trendy 20ish demographic that lives in urban and densely populated city areas, they ride the subway to work, they love eating out and they don’t care at all about an energy efficient air conditioner. Well, that’s not entirely true. They do care about energy efficiency, the environment and the like, but they’re predominantly renters. This means that without owning a house they haven’t even regarded the needs that come along with it.

A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders found 75% of millennials want homes, and 66% would actually prefer to live in the burbs. 28% indicated that Energy Star appliances were essentials, while 84% of those also said an energy efficient home is ideal. Overall, they do value an energy efficient air conditioner, but haven’t even gotten around to considering it yet.

Alternative reports have indicated the same results, but have included costs. This is where millennials become price sensitive to the added costs of energy efficient appliances.

The Value: Energy Efficient Air Conditioner

The challenge the HVAC industry and leading HVAC companies in Toronto like Novel Care Toronto have encountered is there is a lack of education about the long-term benefits of energy efficiency versus the short-term cost.

Overall, energy efficient air conditioners, furnace, boilers and other appliances do cost slightly more, but in the long-term reduce energy bills. These reductions easily compensate for higher initial costs, produce fewer emissions, and quite often perform better.

Energy efficient air conditioners and other appliances should be viewed as an investment just like many other pieces of a home. They do have the ability to produce good returns in lower maintenance and monthly costs, and will last for many years.

For more information about energy efficient HVAC components, Energy Star appliances, or to schedule a free estimate appointment contact Novel Care Toronto today: 905-737-5016.

Novel Care Toronto has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years and has a reputation for excellent service and competitive prices.

3 Reasons Ductless Air Conditioning Is Right For You

In case you haven’t noticed summer is here, and it came in with a blast of heat that we haven’t seen for years. With no rain in the forecast to cool things down residents in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA rely on air conditioning. Ductless air conditioning is an excellent option to cool any home, office, or other space. Many people are too familiar with ductless air conditioning because they live in homes with large systems of ductwork. These homes don’t always need ductless air conditioning because the central air conditioner pushes cool air through the duct system. Ductless air conditioners have the ability to cool entire houses or just small spaces.

3 Things To Know About Ductless Air Conditioning

In case you haven’t realized it yet we think ductless air conditioners are great options for any area of the home or office. Here’s why:

  1. Ductless Is Easy To Install: That’s right! Ductless air conditioners are incredibly easy to install. They only have 3 main components. The indoor piece called the air handler. It either hangs on the wall, the ceiling or can sit on the floor as desired. The outdoor condenser unit can also either be hung up or placed on the ground. The final piece to the puzzle are the pieces connecting the 2 components. All these wires and cables and pipes need to fed through a hole in the exterior wall in order to allow the two components to function properly. Which brings up the next point…
  2. No Construction: It’s extremely typical to avoid any sort of construction while installing ductless air conditioning. Generally, all that needs to be done is for a hole to be drilled through an exterior wall in order to connect the two units. Aside from that they just need to be mounted and you’ll be cooling your home in no time.
  3. Affordable: Not only are these units cheaper than central air conditioners, their installation is cheaper and they don’t require the expensive installation or modification of ductwork. Once you have a unit installed, depending on use, you’ll notice a much smaller impact on your energy bills than you would if you installed a central air conditioning unit.

Overall, there are a multitude of reasons to install ductless air conditioning. For more information contact Novel Care Toronto today: 905-737-5016.

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

Ductless Mini Split Installation Is Easy!

If you’re thinking about ductless mini split installation for your home then you probably already know about the many benefits of this type of air conditioner. Ductless mini split installation will result in an energy-efficient and very controllable unit that creates excellent circulation and indoor air quality. On top of that you won’t have to worry about all the expensive issues that come with owning a central air conditioning system and installing ductwork. The one thing that stops most people from moving forward with ductless mini split installation is understanding how much work is involved.

Ductless Mini Split Installation

One important thing to understand about ductless mini split installation is that you can leave all the work to the Professionals at Novel Care. While installation is easy for a professional HVAC technician, it’s important its performed by one to ensure its done properly. Professional installation ensures that your unit is installed correctly, that it’s optimized and efficient, and that you don’t have any repair issues in the near future.

Overall, these units are some of the easiest air conditioning units to install.

Ductless mini split installation happens in two stages: installing and configuring the outdoor condenser unit, and mounting, configuring and connecting the indoor air handling unit. The air handling units are the ones you’ll see inside your home. Typically, they’re mounted on the wall, but there are also units that can be mounted on the ceiling and rest on the floor.

Connecting the two components merely consists of drilling a whole through an exterior wall in order to run the power, refrigerant, and condensate lines through the wall. Following the connection of the two units, all that’s required is understanding how to properly set the temperature and taking care of a few small bits of maintenance.

For more information about ductless air conditioners or ductless mini split installation in Toronto, York Region or anywhere in the GTA contact Novel Care Toronto today: 905-737-5016.

Novel Care has been providing professional and reputable ductless air conditioning services to Toronto and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.

Ductless Air Conditioning Installations Toronto

Don’t let the summer heat beat you and your family. In Toronto, North York and the rest of the GTA there are at least 4 months every year where the sun shines down on us all with the potential the create unbearable heat. With global warming becoming more prevalent every year the chances of a heat wave and warmer days overall is higher every summer. Reputable HVAC companies like Novel Care provide ductless air conditioning installation Toronto and the GTA because customers are continually looking for better cooling solutions. We understand that your home is a refuge from the heat, which is why we provide cooling options that suit any budget.

We carry ductless air conditioners from many different manufacturers, so there’s a unit that suits the needs and budget of just about everyone. Here are some of the brands we carry:

Cooling Solutions: Ductless Air Conditioning Installations Toronto

Ductless air conditioning is one of the best cooling solutions for homes that don’t have existing ductwork. Ductless air conditioners are also great for small sheds, pool houses, and other small buildings that require cooling in the summer.

Novel Care carries a wide variety of ductless air conditioners. Ductless air conditioning installations Toronto should be performed by HVAC professionals like those employed by Novel Care. This ensures that you purchase the proper ductless air conditioner and that it’s installed correctly.

A ductless air conditioner that’s not installed correctly can be inefficient, cost you more than it should, and actually underperform.

Save Your Family This Summer

Don’t wait until the next heat wave is blazing down on Toronto. Contact Novel Care today for a reputable and professional ductless air conditioning installation service: 905-737-5016. With over 30 years of experience selling and installing ductless air conditioners Novel Care is your best choice for summer cooling solutions.