Month: August 2016

Three Ideas for Using a Ductless Air Conditioner as a Design Element

By now, you might have heard that many homeowners in Toronto choose ductless air conditioner systems. They do this for reasons that include easier installation, energy and space-saving, and room-by-room control. All well, good, and necessary, one must say – everyone deserves maximum efficiency and convenience from their appliances.

However, there’s one other factor that could make the ductless AC more popular. Depending on your room style, it could be integrated into the space as a key design element.

You might be thinking: How can a ductless AC be good for design when it’s a boxy installation and a ducted one can just “disappear” into a wall?


Beyond Open Windows and AC Repair: 5 Tips for Good Indoor Air Quality

When the air inside your Toronto home begins to smell weirdly or feel stuffy, there’s more you can do beyond throwing open the windows or cranking on the air conditioner. Here are five other ways you can improve indoor air quality.

Take the time for house plants.

Start with something simple: add two or three house plants to take in carbon dioxide and help purify the air. If no one in your home is allergic to pollen, flowering plants may also serve doubly as an air freshener – as long as you don’t let wilting blooms overstay in your living room, of course.

Check your appliances.

Again, this does not mean simply checking whether it’s time for air conditioner repair. The appliances you might think have little to do with air quality actually have significant impact on it.

AC Repair Experts Explain Common Blower Unit Problems in Ductless ACs

Ductless air conditioners have seen an increase in popularity over the years mostly due to their reliability and longevity. Just like traditional systems, a ductless air conditioner may experience a myriad of operational and mechanical failures during their lifetime.

At times, however, these units manifest problems with cooling the room, and it’s often due to the blower units. Also called the air handler, this component’s role is blowing air after it undergoes cooling in the system.

If the blower unit malfunctions, then a system will complete the cooling cycle without blowing the air into your home, meaning that it just keeps consuming power.

AC Repair Experts on Problems with Evaporator and Condenser Coils

When there is too much heat buildup, your home’s indoor comfort is dependent on an air conditioning system, so when it breaks down, there are various inconveniences. An air conditioning system lives on care and attention, and if yours doesn’t get enough of them, some problems arise. Issues with the evaporator and cooling coils are possible in your air conditioning unit. These coils are two of the most vital components because they are responsible for the cooling cycle.

With the evaporator coil providing the transfer of heat that enters into the system and the condenser coil allowing the release of this air to the outside, an AC can keep a room cool as long as it’s running. If any of them are faulty, then AC repair services will be necessary to fix them.