AIR CONDITIONER INSTALLATION

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Central Air Conditioner Replacements and New Installations


Summers in the GTA are hot!

When the hot humid summers start, air conditioning is one of the foremost concerns on our minds. Although we love to be outside enjoying the weather, we spend most of our time inside. A cool, comfortable, energy efficient space is a must. Offering residential and commercial systems.

Reasons to upgrade your old AC

  • Modern air conditioners are far more energy efficient

  • Modern air conditioners operate quietly

  • Installing a new air conditioner is an opportunity to address poor performance issues with your old system

  • A new air conditioner means a new warranty
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LETS TALK AIR CONDITIONERS


For most of us, our understanding of air conditioners is simple as changing the temperature on thermostat

Lets not over complicate things though. Lets just understand them better to help your buying decision.

In simple terms, how do AC’s work

After years of talking to clients about air conditioners. Many people simply believe the outside machine brings cold air inside the house. Well, what’s actually happening is the the back and forth flow of hot and cold refrigerant. The outside unit called the condenser has a compressor inside. That compressor does what its name suggests. It compresses refrigerant causing it to get cold. This cold fluid moves inside to a cooling coil installed with your furnace or air handler. This creates a cold surface for air to pass over. The air passing over the coil is cooled and distributed through the ductwork by the blower in the furnace or air handler. The refrigerant now warms up and moves back outside to the condenser that expels the excess heat via its own coil and fan. The process repeats.

50% cooling, 50% humidity control

One of the biggest jobs an air conditioning system has to do is remove excess humidity from the air. If all your cooling system could do was remove humidity you would feel 50% more comfortable inside. Humid air holds heat, this is what causes us to feel warm and sticky. Humidity is removed by the condensation created by the indoor evaporator coil. The warm returned air moving over the coil coil creates condensation, water vapor. Its drips off the coil and gets drained away. What remains is conditioned, dry cool air.


“for an air conditioning system to function properly, it must have time to do its job”


Bigger air conditioner equals more cooling right?

Well yes a bigger air conditioner can handle more cooling. However this doesn’t mean that a bigger air conditioner is the right answer. The fact of the matter is, for an air conditioning system to function properly, it must have time to do its job. When you oversize an air conditioner, it creates short cycling, short intermittent run cycles. Without a long enough run cycle, a limited amount of air is making it over the evaporator coil hindering the removal humidity. This also causes rapid temperature swings, more energy consumption and constant restarting of the equipment that will wear out parts quicker.

The same is inversly true for an undersized air conditioner. If the cooling system isn’t larger enough to handle the amount of air it needs to condition. The result is a system that never satisifies the thermostat and does not shut off.

What size then?

There is not one size fits all method for sizing an air conditioner. For a new installation a proper load calculation is the absolute best method. It factors in everything from the construction materials of your home, to windows, insulation and design temperature for your area. When replacing, if your existing unit was correctly sized from the beginning, it can be as simple as replace the old unit with a new unit of the same size. Having a professional HVAC contractor on site will guide you with what size air conditioner to purchase.

WHAT ABOUT MODELS?

Manufacturers offer many different models with different efficiencies and features. Sometimes they offer different series with the same efficiency ratings but each series has a different feature set that you may want or may not matter to you.

It’s confusing, we know! We will try to simplify things so it makes more sense. Buying a new air conditioner should be relevant to our climate here in Southern Ontario. Let’s look at the three different model types, what features they offer and where they fit.

SINGLE STAGE CONDENSER

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Single stage:

A single stage air conditioner has always been the industry standard. It means the compressor in the condenser runs at only one speed. Simply put it gives the evaporator coil maximum cooling. For the Southern Ontario climate where or cooling loads are low to moderate and short lived, compared to a year around hot climate. A single stage AC is a perfectly adequate compressor to use.

Benefits:

  • Lower in cost
  • Proven technology
  • Compatible with any furnace or air handler
  • Most cases smaller in physical foot print
  • Lowest cost for repair

Cons:

  • Single speed operation
  • Lower end models can be louder in operation
  • Average to moderate efficiency
  • Correct sizing is more important

TWO STAGE CONDENSER

VARIABLE SPEED CONDENSER

ROOFTOP AND PACKAGED UNITS (COMMERCIAL)

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HOW ABOUT YOUR FURNACE?

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Trane Side Discharge Condenser Air Conditioner

FEATURE OF THE MONTH


TRANE XR16 SIDE DISCHARGE

Designed with limited space in mind, the XR16 Low Profile home air conditioner will meet the needs of difficult-to-install or tight space required homes such as zero lot line, condos, or under decks.

  • Up to 17 SEER Efficiency
  • Small footprint for tight spaces
  • Climatuff™ Compressor
  • Duratuff™ Plate Fin coil
  • Integrated fan system with leading edge swept blade design
  • Super Durable Power-Paint finish

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Efficiency 90%
Comfort 90%
Price to Performance 95%