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Being a homeowner is Toronto and the GTA isn’t easy and requires you to question just about every repair bill, maintenance fee, and any other cost that will inevitably rear its head. In the end, it all comes down to balance. You don’t want to book everything all at once, and you also can’t ignore everything in hopes it will get better. That’s exactly why booking fall duct cleaning is a good idea.

September & October Are Perfect Months For Fall Duct Cleaning

Luckily, duct cleaning is one of those things that doesn’t need to be done more than once a year in your home. This cuts down on cost and lets you save your hard earned money. The reason why the early fall months are the best times to book one is that it’s just before winter.

As the temperature drops, chances are you will be spending more and more time indoors to stay warm. Combine that with spending more money than you’d like around the holidays and you might find yourself hibernating until spring. More time inside means you have to remember to consider the air quality in your home. Over the year, vents and ductwork pick up debris in the air. This can build up over time and actually increase the risk for respiratory issues or even allergies for those of you with pets. Simply put, the air in your home is stuck in a vicious circle when your ductwork isn’t cleaned – and being exposed to that isn’t good for you or those you live with. Luckily, Novel Care can help.

Book Your Fall Duct Cleaning With Novel Care

Toronto and the GTA is our home, and we’ve been proudly serving this metropolis for more than 30 years now. From installations of furnaces and air conditioners to maintaining boilers, rest assured that when it comes to HVAC, there’s nothing we haven’t seen before – and that includes providing fall duct cleaning.

Give our office a call at 905-737-5016 to learn more about fall duct cleaning and have your questions answered by a trained professional. After all, we take the time to work with you, so that you can feel informed and confident when making decisions about investing in your home’s maintenance. Helping homeowners and business owners alike is a big part of why we’ve been able to serve Toronto and the GTA for as long as we have – so we’re not about change anytime soon. Call today!

If you live in Toronto and the GTA, you know that it’s not cheap. From entertainment and dining out just finding parking or commuting through the city, saving money isn’t easy. That’s why it’s so important to follow best practices at home – where you can actually help control costs each month. Having a high efficiency hot water heater can help with that.

High Efficiency Hot Water Heaters Use Less Water

The biggest benefit of going the high efficiency way over the traditional model is that these don’t need to store water. Traditional water heaters are known for being big due to their large tanks that store and heat water. A tankless high efficiency hot water heater can do this same thing though, and it takes up much less space in your home. In fact, it heats water as you need it, which is why it’s the preferred solution in condos and smaller homes. Less water also means a smaller bill each month.

Saving Space With A High Efficiency Hot Water Heater

Having a big luxurious home with space to spare isn’t realistic for everyone in Toronto and the GTA. If you have a home, chances are you’ll want to use every bit of space you own. Unlike traditional hot water heaters, a high efficiency tankless model can fit in a closet, rather than a small section of a basement.

Tankless High Efficiency Hot Water Heaters Won’t Explode

Explode might be a bit dramatic, but if a traditional hot water bursts in your home, that can be just as dramatic. Tankless models have a fail safe that will click in if there is an error, and with no water actually being held in the system, there is no chance for it to burst.

All of these benefits are common knowledge for any HVAC professional, so be sure to consult with one before choosing to upgrade to a tankless unit.

Novel Care Can Help With Your Tankless High Efficiency Hot Water Heater

Our professional team of HVAC technicians has served Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years now. We’ve seen it all, and been there time and time again to make repairs, perform annual maintenance, and installations for homeowners. The most important thing we have to offer though is that we take the time to work with you and explain your options, so you can make informed decisions about your HVAC system. Just give us a call to get started at 905-737-5016. Our team is available 24/7 in case of emergency, so don’t be shy. After 30 years of customer service, we’ve learned a thing or two about putting people first.

Toronto and the GTA can have some pretty extreme weather. It’s either unbearable in the summer with humidity or freezing cold in the winter, so it’s important to know what your options are when it comes to heating and cooling. See why heat pumps might just be your best bet.

Heating And Cooling 101 – What You Need To Know

Unless you work in the world of HVAC, it can be pretty confusing to know the differences between central air conditioning and ductless, or heat pumps and boilers.

First things first, heat pumps are 100% useful in both the summer and winter months. When it gets hot out, the system works to pull in air from outside, cools it, and distributes it indoors. When it gets cold out, you can set it to heat your home. This time, the unit will pull in colder air and condense it so you only feel warm air coming in.

Another thing you should know is that heat pumps are great for keeping energy costs lower each month. They were actually designed to only control the temperature of a given area of your home at a time. This makes heat pumps great for heating and cooling living rooms, bedrooms and other frequently used spaces of your home – but not all at once. You should always consider asking a professional for an assessment to see if heat pumps make sense for your home. If you have a smaller, well-insulated space, then they could be your best option.

Novel Care Can Handle Your Heating And Cooling Needs

We’ve spent more than 30 years serving Toronto and the GTA, so we know a thing or two about heating and cooling. While heat pumps are a fantastic option, we always take the time to meet with you to assess your home, discuss your needs, and answer any questions you may have before any work is done. This ensures you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your home. After all, these are typically big investments, and we want you to feel confident in your choice.

Whether it’s a heat pump, furnace, central air conditioner, or boiler, let us help you find the right answer for your heating and cooling needs. Give us a call at 905-737-5016 to learn more about your options. We’re even available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

My name is Alex and I recently just bought a condo in the east end of the city. The building itself is a bit older and everyone is responsible for his or her own air conditioning/furnace. Since my building is at least 15 years old, I knew there was a chance I’d have some trouble with my HVAC. And that’s exactly what happened. I made the mistake of calling someone my property manager recommended without checking up on them first. Now I’m still dealing with these guys for my central heating repair and winter is almost over!

Should’ve Gone With Novel Care For Central Heating Repair

After countless calls and emails with this HVAC company, it’s slowly starting to become clear that maybe they aren’t as professional as I’d originally hoped. Sure they came recommended by my property manager, but that’s only because they’ve had some experience with my building. It had nothing to do with how good they were. It was just a matter of convenience!

Naturally I did some digging into other HVAC companies who might be able to help with my central heating repair needs, and Novel Care was the first one to get back to me. They were nice enough to answer my questions and listen to my situation. Thanks to them I was able to actually get a qualified professional to take a look at my furnace within a few hours of my call.

They recommended I let the other company finish up since they were the official installers and it wouldn’t cost me anything, but I just wanted this to be done. I should’ve just called Novel Care from the start.

Central Heating Repair Is One Of The Many Things We Have To Offer

At Novel Care, we’ve spent the past 30 years taking care of HVAC problems around Toronto and the GTA. Rest assured there’s nothing we’ve haven’t seen, installed, or repaired when it comes to central heating and ductless options for heating and cooling. In our experience, getting the right person to handle your central heating repair is the best way to save time, money, and aggravation. That’s why our dedicated team works hard to get the job done right the first time. We know the value in making our customers’ lives easier, so give us a call at 905-737-5016. Whether it’s central heating repair, installations, or any other HVAC problem, we’d be more than happy to help!

As a homeowner in Toronto and the GTA, you know that repairs and upgrades to your place don’t come cheap. That’s why it’s so important to do some research and know what your options are before investing in some central heating alternatives like heat pumps.

Heat Pumps Make A Great Central Heating Alternative

For those of you who may not know about heat pumps, they are a ductless option. A heat pump pulls in air from outside, condenses it, and pushes it indoors through a single unit.

Since they don’t distribute warm air throughout the entire home, heat pumps are quite different than central heating. They don’t require vents or necessary ductwork associated with central heating, making them a very efficient option for heating specific areas of your home. Most people will have one unit per floor that will either be in a bedroom or living room. Having these smaller units relies on you only wanting to warm the most heavily used areas of your home. The idea is that by heating only the rooms you use most, you won’t be wasting energy heating up your entire living space. This keeps monthly energy bills lower than if you had central heating in place.

Naturally, if you already have the ductwork in place and are familiar with central heating, installing heat pumps may not be for you. Yes, they are cheaper than replacing your furnace, but it really depends on the size of your home, and which areas you’d like to keep warmest in the winter months. Often times, furnaces can last for up to 20 years if properly maintained, so if yours isn’t broken, swapping it out for a heat pump instead may not be the best use of your money.

Let Novel Care Help With Your Central Heating & Heat Pumps

After more than 30 years of serving Toronto and the GTA, our team knows a thing or two about keeping homes warm in the winter. Just give us a call at 905-737-5016  to learn a bit more. Our dedicated team is there to help answer your questions, book an assessment or even dispatch a technician in the event of an emergency. We know it’s not always easy to choose how to heat your home, so let us share our experience so you can make informed decisions. Rest assured, whether it’s central heating or heat pumps, Novel Care is the right choice for you.

The only way you wouldn’t have noticed the leaves falling and the weather getting cooler is if you haven’t left your home for a while. As much as we all try to avoid it, winter is almost here and instead of trying to avoid it we need to prepare for it. Many older Toronto homes have furnace systems that need to be replaced, repaired or just need plain old maintenance. Whether they’re new or old these furnaces need fall furnace maintenance.

Scheduling a professional fall furnace maintenance appointment will give you and your family peace of mind that your home will be warm and toasty for the entire winter and spring. While keeping your house warm is a primary purpose of your furnace, there certainly are benefits of keeping it well maintained with fall furnace maintenance:

Energy Savings

When your furnace isn’t properly maintained it has to work harder than necessary in order to keep your home warm during cold winter days. Energy efficiency is important to maintain in all of your HVAC appliances, especially your furnace. There are lots of issues that can have a negative impact on furnace efficiency. When your furnace is running efficiently, it uses less energy, which mens it costs you less to operate it. Overall, fall furnace maintenance saves you money on your monthly heating bills.

Fewer Furnace Breakdowns & Furnace Repairs

A regularly scheduled fall furnace maintenance appointment is the best way to allow a Novel Care technician to service your furnace. This appointment allows our technicians to find issues with your furnace before they can turn into big problems. Preventative appointments like this prevent things from escalating and costing more to fix or even repair in both short and long term cases. Essentially, this appointment can help prevent breakdowns and repairs when you least expect them. The weather may not be ideal and your wallet might not be ready for the cost.

Longer Equipment Lifespan

An fall furnace maintenance appointment allows a Novel Care technician to go through a long checklist of things that need to be addressed on any make or model of furnace. They will tune up, clean and test your furnace to ensure that all moving parts and functions are working properly. While this is great way to keep your system working well, it will also help them last longer. Professional fall furnace maintenance basically means your equipment will last longer and run better, compared to equipment that’s not maintained.

Fall Furnace Maintenance From Novel Care

Book an fall furnace maintenance appointment today. Contact a Novel Care HVAC technician today for a free estimate: 905-737-5016.

There are a number of different types of furnace filters available to put in the furnace in your Toronto home. Beyond all the different types for different uses and seasons, there are also disposable and permanent ones that need to be evaluated. So you’ve asked yourself what are the different furnace filter types? Keep reading below to find out.

Disposable Fibreglass

Probably the most common type of furnace filter on the market is the disposable fibreglass filter. These are typically great for preventing large particles, dust and debris from being circulated throughout your home.

Disposable Electrostatic

Electrostatic filters are excellent for ridding homes of things like smoke, pet hair and other types of hair and dander. These filters will keep allergens and other small particles out of the air in your home.

Disposable Pleated

Though pleated filters are regarded to be the best product to eliminate mites and spores from the interior air in your home, these types of furnace filters do need to be changed frequently. If left unattended, a disposable pleated furnace filter can damage your  HVAC system.

Permanent Electrostatic

With a life expectancy of six to eight years, this filter can be easily cleaned in your household washing machine and put back into use. Interestingly, while this permanent model results in less waste, it has been found to be slightly less effective than a disposable electrostatic filter for allergens and small particulate matter.

One thing to note prior to buying a new furnace filter is to check out what you already have in your furnace, especially the size. Most furnaces have a specific size for furnace filters that needs to be adhered to. The existing style is also a good guideline for the next one you’re going to purchase, unless you have a specific need for filtering the air in your home.

Contact us for more information about choosing a furnace filter in Toronto or to have one of our technicians take care of replacing it for you: 905-737-5016

After a summer in Toronto and the GTA, most people will agree that you need some kind of way to cool down on those humid nights. If you have pets or your parents living with you, you can’t afford to not have a/c in your home. The city has been under heat warnings in the past, but central air systems can make all the difference. Take a look at why central air systems are the right choice for Toronto summers.

Central Air Systems Are Quiet

Everyone always thinks that air conditioning is the same when you’re looking through countless models listed at various prices. One important X factor with central air systems is that they are known for being on the quiet side. Sure, the noise may not bother you during the day, but if you’re a light sleeper, a loud a/c unit could make summer nights last forever. Consider looking into the right model of central air conditioning for a quiet solution.

Central Air Systems Are Powerful & Efficient

To really tip the scales in favour of central air systems, you need to consider how big your home is. If it’s larger, then a window unit or even ductless option may not cool your entire living space. Central air provides you with enough power to keep your home cool and comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside.

Don’t think that more power means higher energy bills though. Most central air systems are designed to be energy efficient to avoid being wasteful. Plus, they are contained to the house itself with very little chance of cool air escaping – which is a problem for window based units.

Only Let The Professionals Install Central Air Systems

While today there might be more do-it-yourselfers than ever before, that doesn’t mean this is a job for anyone. Installing your central air takes a professional, so please don’t try to handle this one on your own.

Central air is an investment, so make sure it’s done right and it will last a long time. Trust us, we have over 30 years of experience repairing, maintaining and installing central air systems along with any other HVAC system. You wouldn’t believe the damage we’ve seen from people trying to hack it themselves and save a few bucks. We always recommend letting a professional handle important systems in your home. Just give us a call at 905-737-5016 to get started. Someone from our team would be more than happy to help you get an estimate or just answer your questions, so you can make informed decisions before you install. Contact us today, and let us keep your home cool this summer.

In Toronto and the GTA, there is no shortage of central air conditioner companies to choose from. But knowing the good from the bad can be a challenge when going through all the different brands and models available. Here are 2 of the central air conditioner companies we use, who have been very popular with our customers over the last 30 years. Take a look.

2 Central Air Conditioning Companies You Can Trust

Lennox – Being comfortable as the temperature rises and falls is important. That’s why Lennox’s Precise Comfort Cooling Technology is so popular with its customers. This feature helps stabilize your home’s internal temperature to within 1 degree of what you set on your thermostat…all the time. Most units blast on when the thermostat changes, but that can create times where you are cold or warm and then forced to fiddle with the thermostat yourself. Instead, this cooling technology allows the central unit to adjust and distribute a steady stream of cool air in the summer, so you’re never too warm indoors.

York – Not to be outdone, York has a few interesting features of their own. First, is its efficiency. York actually has units that range between 15% and 25% higher efficiency than some models on the market today. That means you’ll see a savings each month since it uses less energy to cool your home. Second, York has its own patented feature called Quiet Drive. This ensures the model is always as quiet as it can be. Pair this with the fact that all central air conditioner units are outdoors, and rest assured you’ll almost forget you have an air conditioner when its keeping you cool all summer.

We encourage you to look into these brands for yourself to learn more. There are plenty to choose from, but having the right professional recommend specific models based on your home’s needs can help you narrow down your choices.

Novel Care Only Works With Quality Central Air Conditioning Companies

Prefer to just chat with a professional about which options make sense for you? Give us a call at 905-737-5016. Our team at Novel Care puts customer service first, so we’re always available to help by booking assessments or answering questions. After all, we have more than 30 years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing all types of HVAC systems, so there’s nothing we can’t solve. Let us help narrow your search for central air conditioner companies, so you can have the right unit cooling your home this summer.

Hopefully, you’re reading this in the springtime to avoid any last-minute pressures that a hot summer day in Toronto and the GTA can bring. If not, no big deal, we’ll make this short and get right to the benefits of upgrading to a new central air conditioning unit in your home. Take a look below.

A New Central Air Conditioning Unit Is Very Quiet

Cooling off indoors in the middle of a heatwave is nice, but being able to sleep through a humid night is better. Good thing this air conditioning option doesn’t make a lot of noise. In fact, because the condenser is located on the outside of your home, the chances of you hearing anything are quite low. That means a solid night’s sleep, even when the temperature is well into the 30s.

Expect Your New Central Air Conditioning To Be Powerful And Last A Long Time

The major benefit of air conditioning is that it can cool your entire living space. That’s not a problem for central air. Unlike a window based unit, central air has the power to easily cool multiple rooms. Best of all, they are efficient too. That means your energy bill won’t skyrocket as long as you use your air conditioner correctly to keep your indoor temperature comfortable.

Another great perk of central units are they last long. On average, a good maintained system can last anywhere between 15 and 20 years. That’s a great investment that will help you beat the heat summer after summer after summer.

Let The Professionals At Novel Care Install Your New Central Air Conditioner

Now that you’ve read the positives of choosing central air, don’t make the fatal error of finding just anyone to install it. That’s how money is wasted. In a city as big as Toronto and the GTA, there could be countless “professionals” and “handymen” who might be available to help, but that doesn’t mean they are qualified to get the job done right.

Make sure the person or company you choose has been around long enough to have the correct experience. In our case, we’ve been serving Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years, so we know everything about maintaining, repairing, and installing HVAC systems correctly – including central air conditioners. Just give us a call at 905-737-5016 to get started. A member of our team is always around to answer your questions and setup an appointment to provide an onsite assessment. After all, we want to make sure the job is done right, and we’ll go out of our way to make sure that happens. Contact us today.