Ductless Air Conditioning

Air Tech Toronto has been providing ductless air conditioning services in Toronto for over 30 years. Ductless air conditioning services from Air Tech Toronto include ductless air conditioner installation, ductless air conditioner maintenance and ductless air conditioner repair. Overall, if you’ve got a ductless air conditioner that needs service, repairs or replacing then you can count on Air Tech Toronto to help.

Ductless air conditioners require proper attention and annual maintenance to ensure that they have a long and efficient lifecycle. Our technicians have the knowledge and experience needed to properly repair and perform maintenance on all makes and models of ductless air conditioners.

Contact us today for more information, to get a free estimate or to schedule an appointment: 905-737-5016

In 2019, the building sector’s space cooling demands required just 15% of the energy used for heating, resulting in about 1 billion tons of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Nonetheless, space cooling is rapidly expanding and is likely to increase more in the next decades. Cooling demand is expected to rise at a rate of more than 3% per year for the next three decades, which is eight times higher than heating demand in the previous 30 years.

There are several factors driving the increase in space cooling demand. Ownership percentages among high-income urban families in India range from 75% to 85%, compared to 5% or less in low-income rural households. Air conditioner ownership reaches 90% in the United States and Australia, whereas it is less than 10% in India, Indonesia, and close to 20% in Brazil. Only 15% of the world’s population has an air conditioner, despite the fact that 35% of the world’s population lives in places where it is extremely hot every day. As a result of rising living standards, climate change, and initiatives to expand access to the necessary energy services, the percentage of ownership is expected to rise to 60% by 2050 and 70% by 2070.

Prioritizing solutions focused on heating, cooling, or both will assist the building sector’s decarbonization. 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. Accelerating 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 heat pumps sold today are solely utilized for cooling. The average performance of air conditioners would increase by more than 50% by 2030 and nearly double by 2070. Without such efficiency improvements, according to stated policies, cooling electricity consumption 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, 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 technology. The Canada Greener Homes Grant or the European Next Generation EU will promote energy efficiency, the use of local resources, and the battle against climate change, which is projected to boost the use of heat pumps and other renewable heating solutions in new construction and renovation projects.

Your specific scenario will affect the final decision. We at Novel Care will make your choice as simple as possible.

A ductless or mini split air conditioning system operates in the same way as a central air conditioning system. They are both made of two components: an outdoor condenser unit and an indoor evaporator unit. As the refrigerant circulates between the two units, heat is transported from the indoor air to the outdoor unit, where it is released.

Cold air from the central air conditioner is forced through the ducts by your furnace’s air handler and circulated throughout your home. A ductless system eliminates the need for ducting and vents by connecting the condenser to the indoor unit by copper linesets.

How to Determine Which System Is better for You

If you have ductwork already installed in your house, going with a central air conditioning system is the more cost effective option.

If your home doesn’t have air ducts installed, a ductless mini split system is the smart choice to install. In this case, the installation consists of nothing but drilling a 3 inch diameter hole in your wall where the contractor can route the copper linesets. Compared to the installation of a new duct system, mini split installation is cheaper and less destructive, nevertheless faster. Ductless systems are also suitable for homes with new additions that are not connected to the house’s existing ductwork.

It is visually appealing?

A central air conditioning system is almost unnoticeable. A ductless mini split system, on the other hand, needs the installation of an indoor evaporator unit either in the ceiling or on the wall. Most manufacturers designed these devices to be as appealing as possible, yet you will notice them.

If you are very worried about the impact of the installation on your interior décor, a central system may be a better alternative for you.

How big is your house?

If your home is smaller than 2000 square feet, consider going with the ductless system. The majority of ductless systems may be insufficient to cool a larger home. If you have a larger house (2500 square feet or more), consider installing a central air conditioning system with ducts. Between 2000 and 2500 square feet, the increased power of a central air conditioning system will be worth the extra costs and you’ll get better efficiency out of the new central air system.

Are you concerned about energy efficiency?

The ductwork of a central air conditioner plays a crucial role in allowing a central system to achieve its efficiency potential. The efficiency of a central system is greatly reduced if the ductwork wasn’t adequately designed (more bends and angles in lines) or properly sealed. Ductless systems use much less energy than any of the central air conditioners.

Most ductless systems are called heat pumps instead of air conditioners. When it’s freezing cold outside, the unit will reverse the coolant’s flow direction and brings warm air into the house, as long as the temperature doesn’t fall below -30°C.

Heat pumps are extremely efficient, so this may be the ideal choice if you want to use your furnace less frequently.

Doing your research before you buy anything is a common practice. This is especially true when considering a new heating and cooling system for your home. There are a lot of factors to consider, so we put together a few “need-to-knows” to help you avoid common ductless air conditioner buying mistakes.

Thinking Bigger Is Better Is One Of The Worst Ductless Air Conditioner Buying Mistakes

While size may matter to some people, it’s not that helpful when it comes to keeping your home at the right temperature. What you want to focus on is the SEER rating that comes with your ductless air conditioner. SEER is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it is the best indicator for how efficient your system will be. The higher the rating, the better. However, higher ratings tend to carry higher price tags, but they will also save you more on energy bills each month.

More Ductless Air Conditioner Buying Mistakes: Bargain Hunting & Self-Installation

While the price is always a factor in upgrading your home, it’s important to not be stingy here. It’s okay to ask for different options with high SEER ratings, but you don’t want to settle for something that won’t get the job done properly either. Finding this balance comes from working with a professional installer on this project.

Self-installation as a way to save money is the last of the 3 big ductless air conditioner buying mistakes. The installation itself won’t be too difficult if you’ve had experience. If you are a novice though, you could end up making an error that would compromise the integrity of the unit, void any warranty, or shorten the overall life cycle of your ductless air conditioner. That could mean repair bills or replacing your heating and cooling before you normally would. Leave it to the professionals instead. Most installers offer a warranty and can answer any questions you have so you get peace of mind.

Ductless Air Conditioner Buying Mistakes Are Easy To Avoid

Air Tech is a name Toronto and the GTA have trusted for more than 35 years. Our technicians have the experience to assess, repair, and install any HVAC system to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. That’s why we’re available 24/7 in the event of an emergency. Just give us a call at 905-737-5016 to learn more. We’d be more than happy to help you go over your options and find the right heating and cooling system for your home.

Spring and summer are almost here, which means you want to ensure that your ductless air conditioning system is ready to keep you and your family cool. Toronto Ductless AC Repair services are an important part of keeping your system primed and running as efficiently and reliably as possible. So, do you need a Toronto ductless AC repair expert for spring ductless maintenance services?

Professional Toronto Ductless AC Repair Services

If you own a ductless AC Toronto or somewhere in the GTA, then it is important that you are aware of the unique needs of your system. Therefore, we have provided a light list of ductless repair needs below. Keep reading to learn more!

While professional Toronto ductless AC repair and maintenance is essential for the health of your ductless system, there are some things you can keep an eye out for in between ductless appointments.

Water Leaks

Each of the wall-mounted air handlers in your home has a series of connections routed through a hole behind it. These connections include a power line, a refrigerant line, and a condensate line. The condensate line is responsible for removing water moisture from the cooling process so it doesn’t enter your home.

However, the condensate line may develop leaks over time, causing water to collect between the back of the air handler and the wall. Eventually, this can lead to structural damage to the wall and can cause the air handler to fall. Not only will you have to deal with the cost of repairing your wall, but you are also going to have to replace the air handler. Ensuring that your condensate line is in good shape is an easy way to avoid these problems. As you notice any sign of water on the wall surrounding the air handler then give it a long hard look and if you aren’t sure or see damage then call us for professional Toronto ductless AC repair services.

Broken Air Handlers

Over time, you may find that the air handlers in your home start to experience some wear and tear, which can lead to malfunctioning. this can mean they’re either not producing enough or any output to keep your home cool. Although this can be a nuisance, it is not as big of a deal as you might think. Sure, the room it is located in might be warmer than other areas of your home, however, the rest of the air handlers in your house should continue to operate normally. It is very rare that you should ever need to replace the entire ductless system.

Basically, all you need to do is call a professional Toronto ductless AC repair technician from Air Tech Toronto. We will drop by, check out your air handler and provide you with a free estimate for repairs or replacement. It’s that easy.

Refrigerant Leaks

Your ductless system works much like a traditional air conditioner, relying on the flow of refrigerant to transfer heat from one place to another. But what sets the ductless system apart is that it has significantly more refrigerant lines than a traditional AC, which means that the chance of a refrigerant leak is much higher. Signs of a refrigerant leak include a decline in cooling power and odd hissing noises. You might even notice fluid dripping from the system. If you suspect that you are dealing with this type of leak, be sure to contact an expert right away.

For more information about ductless air conditioners or to get a free estimate for maintenance and repairs contact us at Air Tech Toronto today: 905-737-5016 | info@AirTechToronto.ca

It’s that wonderful time of year when you leave your house in the morning and the sun is shining and when you leave work at the end of the day it’s still shining. The days are longer and getting warmer and soon you’ll need to kick on your ductless air conditioner. That means it’s also time for spring ductless maintenance.

Why Is Spring Ductless Maintenance Important?

You might not think your ductless air conditioner needs maintenance after the fall and winter, but think again. Most people who have ductless air conditioners actually do use them in the fall and winter for a variety of reasons. You might use it to circulate the air in your home, you might use it to filter the air in your home, you may use it to actually cool your home if you have the oven on or you might use it for any number of other reasons. Overall, we’ve seen that our customers in Toronto and the GTA actually use their ductless air conditioners in the fall and winter quite a bit.

On top of that, if you have a heat pump you definitely use it throughout the cooler months of the year, which means it definitely needs spring ductless maintenance.

Spring ductless maintenance ensures that your ductless air conditioner or heat pump is operating as well as possible. When your ductless air conditioner gets a professional maintenance appointment it doesn’t have to use as much energy to operate, as a result it lowers the cost of your energy bills and saves you money each month. Spring ductless maintenance also helps reduce the wear and tear on your ductless air conditioner, which leads to fewer breakdowns and repair calls in both the short and long-term.

Call Air Tech Toronto For Spring Ductless Maintenance

Air Tech Toronto has been providing spring ductless maintenance services for homes and businesses throughout Toronto and the GTA for over 35 years. Call today to schedule an appointment before all of our spots fill up for the coming months: 905-737-5016.

We don’t like to brag, but we’re home air conditioning experts. It’s just one of the many things we do very well. We’ve been around for a while now, over 30 years in fact, and during that time we’ve learned a lot about air conditioning. One thing we were excited about when technology began to change is automation.

Automation Is Good For Air Conditioning

It’s not uncommon for people to waste energy and in turn money on air conditioning by leaving the system running throughout the day. Whether they don’t know any better or they forget to turn it off, they’ve left it running at a temperature designed for when people are actually home. Many of our customers do this, until we advise them otherwise of course. By now most of our customers have programmable or smart thermostats, which are excellent inventions and in our eyes a necessary automation for every home.

Using these thermostats is the best way to save money on both your air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter. Many smart thermostats actually allow you to gauge your energy usage in addition to controlling your system from anywhere.

  • Check on the air conditioning and heating systems using a thermostat that connects to Wi-Fi.
  • Track energy usage with data stored in the application.
  • Allow the thermostat to learn your habits in order to automatically set the most efficient temperatures for your needs.
  • Have the ability to control the temperature in case there is a drastic shift in the atmospheric temperature.

We install hundreds of new programmable and smart thermostats every year throughout Toronto and the GTA, saving our customers thousand of dollars every year.

Programmable and smart thermostats install easily with just about any air conditioning system, and with the help of an HVAC air conditioning professional you can start saving money on your energy bills in no time at all. Well, you can actually begin saving the moment your new thermostat is activated. So why wait?

Contact Air Tech Toronto today for more information about automating your system: 905-737-5016.

Saving energy, saving money

Buildings, notably our houses, are responsible for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. We wish to help Canadians in making their homes more energy efficient. This implies that homes will be more pleasant and less expensive to maintain, while also helping our environmental goals. The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners in making their homes more energy-efficient, creating new employment for energy advisors all over Canada, expanding our domestic green supply chains, and combating climate change.

What’s available through the initiative?

Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners in making energy efficient retrofits to their houses, such as improved insulation, EnerGuide inspections (worth up to $600), and professional assistance to homeowners so they can start planning their retrofits.

Recruitment and training of EnerGuide energy advisors to fulfill growing demand; this will lead to the creation of new jobs throughout Canada. The project allows participants to receive up to $5,600 in total. To keep residents informed, updates will be provided throughout the duration of the initiative. We are committed to guaranteeing that Greener Homes reaches a wide range of Canadians, including those living in rural and northern areas and those with restricted internet access, as part of our mission. We are creating a diverse network of energy advisors in order to create job opportunities for all Canadians and to satisfy the requirements of our communities.

Official list of eligible products

Earlier this year, Kyle and Samantha had just bought a new home in the east end of Toronto in Leslieville. Like all homes in the area it’s old, but has been renovated, so there are few mechanical issues with the house. Being a smaller home the person who did the renovation left the boiler and radiators in the home to maximize space. To supplement the heating, provide air circulation and also cooling in the summer they also installed a ductless heat pump. A ductless heat pump is a great way to further add control to the heating and cooling systems, so it is a welcome addition to any home, but in this case it was poorly installed.

Unfortunately for Kyle and Samantha this ductless heat pump wasn’t installed correctly, which led to its early demise. Without a warranty or any other recourse to take with the seller of the home, they called Air Tech Toronto Toronto. We can certainly sympathize with Kyle and Samantha because moving can be a time consuming and expensive part of life. While it’s expensive it should also be exciting, so this road bump took some of the wind out of their sails.

Since we were replacing the ductless heat pump anyway, they wanted a new system with increased efficiency to provide the comfort they wanted in the main living area of their home, but without a big impact on the energy bills.

We replaced the old broken down ductless heat pump system with a new Mitsubishi Hyper Heat heat pump system. These state of the art systems come with a 10 year parts and labor warranty, so if anything goes wrong with this one they will certainly be covered. Ductless heat pump systems act both as cool and heating sources for the home, and come with humidity control, which is important for homes with boilers and radiators.

Call Air Tech Toronto For Ductless Heat Pump Help

We were happy to help Kyle and Samantha out with this little problem. In the short term it can be frustrating, but in the long run they might look back on it and have a bit of a laugh. If you have a ductless heat pump or any ductless air conditioning system that needs to be replaced call Air Tech Toronto. We’re always happy to help and provide 24/7 emergency service throughout Toronto and the GTA. Call 905-737-5016 to get a free estimate today.

One of the most common questions that we get from our customer, friends and family about our job is how does ductless AC work? It’s a very effective system for cooling your home and the process itself is fairly straightforward. But make no mistake, the technology in a ductless AC unit is state of the art and very impressive. That’s why they’re so efficient and reliable these days.

Essentially, ductless AC systems provide cooling and heating in your home without needing ductwork. The indoor unit that you see hanging on the wall or ceiling has a corresponding outdoor unit. The outdoor unit is called the compressor and carries refrigerant and power to the indoor unit through a small system of pipes. The refrigerant is delivered directly to the indoor unit, which is also called the air handler, typically located on the wall or ceiling of a room in your home. Installation is fairly easy and does not require any major construction or renovating. All that it takes is to drill a small 4 inch hole in an exterior wall that can be used to connect the two units.

If you also want ductless heating, you will need to install a ductless heat pump. These units look and function basically the same as ductless AC units. They supply both heating and cooling.

Here’s an example of how a ductless AC system is connected.

Ductless A/C diagram

When is it best to use a ductless AC system?

Ductless systems and heat pumps are very useful in lots of situations and can be a great addition or any cooling or heating system in your home. There are several scenarios in which you should consider installing a ductless AC system:

  1. If you have an addition that you need to heat and cool, and don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on installing ductwork.
  2. If you have an attic or a garage space that you want to heat and don’t want to, or cannot install ductwork.
  3. If you live in an old house, where structurally it would be too difficult and expensive to install a new system of ducts.
  4. If your home is relatively small (under 1500 sq. ft.) and ductwork cannot be easily installed.
  5. If you have central heat and AC, but want a supplemental system when temperatures get either too hot or cold. A ductless system can work well in particular rooms of the house that don’t get adequate heating or cooling from the central system.

For more information about ductless AC or heat pumps give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you find out if ductless air conditioning is right for your home. Contact us today for a free estimate: 905-737-5016.

In case you haven’t noticed, summer is officially here. The weather is beautiful, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the air is starting to get much warmer. We’ve heard from lots of customers who have turned on their ductless air conditioner already just to test it out before the hot weather arrives. Some are working great and some need replacing. Turning it on for a test is a great idea and we recommend all of our customers do the same. It’s the best way to ensure that your ductless air conditioner is working after sitting for the winter, and if it’s needs replacing you need to start thinking about buying a new ductless air conditioner now.

Buying A New Ductless Air Conditioner In Toronto

Many Toronto homes are nearing 100 years old, and if they weren’t renovated with duct systems then they probably utilize ductless air conditioners, or have no air conditioning at all. Either way, buying a new ductless air conditioner will create a cool and comfortable environment for you and your family all summer, and last for many years.

You’ll notice that there are many different manufacturers when you’re buying a new ductless air conditioner.

  • Fujitsu Ductless Air Conditioners – Fujitsu has been manufacturing high quality ductless air conditioners for over 35 years. They provide many options for high quality and high-efficiency ductless products. When buying a new ductless air conditioner, considering Fujitsu is important.
  • Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioners – Mitsubishi is a well recognized brand worldwide. They might be known mostly for their automobiles, but they also manufacture lots of other high quality products. Mitsubishi manufactures electronics and Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners are a main product in their catalogue. Their ductless air conditioners are designed to work well in all environments such as residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality. Buying a new ductless air conditioner made by Mitsubishi is a great idea.
  • LG Ductless Air Conditioners – LG is fairly new to the world of ductless air conditioning, but that doesn’t mean LG ductless air conditioners aren’t a good product. They’ve have quickly taken a large share of the market because they’ve been identified by HVAC technicians and customers as high quality and reliable. In their brief 10 year history LG ductless air conditioners have developed a reputation for being very energy-efficient. If you’re buying a new ductless air conditioner take a look at some of the LG ductless products.
  • Panasonic Ductless Air Conditioners – Like Mitsubishi, Panasonic is a brand name that’s been around for a very long time. They’re known more for excellent consumer electronics rather than automobiles, and they’ve also moved into the ductless air conditioning market. They’ve been delivering great products in the ductless air conditioner industry for many years and if you’re buying a new ductless air conditioner an energy-efficient Panasonic ductless air conditioner won’t let you down.
  • Daikin Ductless Air Conditioners – Unlike many other manufacturers that make ductless air conditioners, Daikin only works in the HVAC industry. They manufacture many different commercial and residential heating and cooling solutions, and ductless air conditioners are a big part of that. When you’re buying a new ductless air conditioner, installing a Daikin ductless air conditioner in your home is an excellent idea.

Air Tech Toronto Ductless AC Installation

We’ve been installing ductless air conditioners in Toronto and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. This means we have the knowledge and experience to ensure you get the right ductless product for your home, and it’s installed properly. We know that there are lots of great options out there, and we’ll help you narrow your choices down to the ones that suit your budget, provide you with the energy-efficiency you need, and will be reliable for many years to come.

Contact Air Tech Toronto today for more information: 905-737-5016