Ductless Air Conditioner Installation

Ductless Air has been providing ductless air conditioner installation in Toronto and throughout the GTA for over 30 years. As a result you know that we’ve got the knowledge and experience necessary to properly and efficiently install any make or model of ductless air conditioner.

When your old ductless air conditioner has bit the dust and it’s time for new ductless air conditioner installation give us a call. Whether its the middle of a heat wave in the summer or regular mild spring day, we’ll be at your home as soon as possible to get your old ductless air conditioner removed and a new high-efficiency one installed in its place.

For more information about Ductless Air’s ductless air conditioning installation services contact us today: 647-547-9207

Your home is one of the biggest investments you can make. But that doesn’t mean you want to pour money into it unless it’ll pay off or improve your living conditions. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at a home energy retrofit program and how adding a new Bosch residential heat pump might actually not cost you as much as you think.

What is a heat pump?

Let’s keep this super simple. A heat pump is part of the HVAC family. It can be used to heat or cool individual areas of your home. And while it might sound counterintuitive to call it a heat pump, the name is a reflection of what the system does.

Long story short, the heat pump pulls in warm air from outside and distributes it indoors in the winter. But, in the summer, it works in reverse by pulling warm air from inside and pumping it out of your home to keep you cool.

Heat pump vs. furnace

While they both do the same thing in colder months of the year, there are a few key differences between these two systems, including:

  • Furnaces are usually larger and take up a bit more space to accommodate for needing a bigger system to generate heat — unlike a heat pump which draws heat in from the outdoors
  • Heat pumps can heat and cool your home, so it’s two systems in one
  • Furnaces are centralized and need proper a proper duct system throughout the home to operate effectively
  • Heat pumps are more energy efficient

Now that the basics are covered, let’s dive into the Canada Greener Homes Grant and how you can get a heat pump government rebate.

How to get Government of Canada rebates for home renovations

Upgrading your home isn’t cheap. Sure, there are cheap renovations to increase your home value and retrofit solutions that make an impact. But a retrofit and some cosmetic remodelling of your home are a bit different from each other.

We know that remodelling covers just about any type of simple home renovation… but what does retrofit mean? Well, it usually means that you’ve left DIY territory. A retrofit usually refers to improving a main system in your home. They require a professional to handle the assessment and installation of energy-efficient upgrades. And if you’re thinking, “how can I get free money from the Canadian Government for retrofit solutions,” luckily, there’s a home renovation grant for that.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is the most recent of Canada’s energy efficiency programs and was created to give back up to $5,000 (plus $600 in some cases) to homeowners across the country who make their homes more efficient. But what exactly does that mean? Well, it’s not as intimidating as it seems. There are a few steps to follow. Just keep in mind that you won’t really be able to DIY this one yourself. It requires:

  • An inspection/green home energy audit to evaluate your home’s current efficiency
  • Official recommendations that you can follow
  • Installation of at least one of the eligible recommendations (like Bosch climate 5000 installations)
  • And finally, a follow-up inspection/green home energy audit to see if your home’s efficiency has improved

Naturally, this is a more serious job, so you wouldn’t want to give this a try yourself and risk not qualifying for the rebate. For example, Bosch Climate 5000 installation isn’t something YouTube can guide you through. It requires a professional with experience and qualified equipment to get the job done right. So if you’re thinking about upgrading your home’s HVAC to cash in on the energy efficiency retrofit program, better look into hiring a professional.

Why choose Bosch thermotechnology?

Well, owning a Bosch is always a good decision because it’s among the best and most efficient heat pump manufacturers available today. With quality design and a 10-year Bosch warranty, and now it’s part of the Canada energy savings rebate program, it’s hard to think of a better option when applying for a heat pump government rebate. After all, you want to make sure you have the best heating and cooling system when it comes to retrofitting your home’s HVAC. But here’s a few more reasons.

Air handler unit that’s whisper quiet

One negative in the heat pump vs furnace debate has been that furnaces are generally quieter. But, technology has come a long way in a short time. For example, the Bosch climate 5000 specs for the air handler states that it won’t get louder than about 20 dB — that’s as quiet as a whisper or some rustling leaves. Hard to chalk that up to being too noisy.

High efficiency heat pump

Another big positive to come out of the Bosch climate 5000 reviews is that it’s very energy efficient. Besides a low SEER rating, this system was made to outperform other heating and cooling options. The reason is that these air handlers are best suited for spot heating and cooling — so less energy is wasted. And that means you can enjoy the benefits of Canada energy efficiency rebates as well as comfortable temperatures and lower monthly bills.

Central air conditioning systems may not be a viable solution for your house, or they may not be the best choice for your particular needs.

You have the option of placing a window unit, a portable air conditioner, or a ductless air conditioner heat pump system combo.

What’s the difference?

A small window air conditioning unit is a compact, portable air conditioner that is designed to fit in your living room window. It is only intended to cool one area at a time.

A portable air conditioning unit is similar but not identical. It provides a single zoned cooling by sitting on the floor and using a duct to exhaust hot air either through a window or door.

As these units absorb humidity from the surrounding air, you must empty the condensate water pan on a regular basis it you are using one of these cooling systems.

How do ductless air conditioners work?

A ductless air conditioner—often known as a ductless mini-split system—is made up of two parts:

  • One part of the system is located outside of the house, similar to the condensing unit of a central air conditioner.
  • The other part is the indoor air handler unit, which, just like the evaporator coil of a ducted central air conditioning system, is mounted on a wall inside the room.
    Copper pipes—lineset—pass through a tiny 3″ diameter hole drilled in the wall of the house to connect these two components. With new models  Up to 5 indoor units can be connected to a single outdoor unit to provide zoned air conditioning when and where you need it the most.

How much is a ductless split air conditioner?

Window air conditioners are often the cheapest option and the easiest option and also the quickest to install.  Portable units come in a close second place regarding price and convenience of installation.

Ductless mini-splits, on the other hand, tend to be a somewhat more expensive alternative due to the additional components and more complex installation process. Ductless cooling systems, on the other hand, are significantly less expensive than switching to central air conditioning since they allow you to avoid building ductwork where no such currently exists.

Ductless air conditioning is an excellent cooling option in the summer and a great heating option in the winter. Ductless air conditioning systems are ideal for homes that don’t have existing duct systems while providing very quiet and efficient air conditioning.

Ductless air installation is also a very affordable option when compared to the thought of installing ductwork in your home. Apart from the weeks and even months of construction, you’ll have to endure you’ll also have to pay for the equipment, materials, and labour involved in installing ductwork in your old home.

Existing Ductless Air Conditioning

So, you’ve chosen ductless air conditioning installation and have had it running for a number of years now. Any of our Ductless Air HVAC technicians will tell you that you’ve made an excellent choice.

One thing that’s important to understand about your ductless air system is that it needs regular maintenance just like any other air conditioning system. As a homeowner, there are 3 easy things you can do to ensure that your ductless air conditioning system runs well all year round, especially when you need it most.

  1. Ductless Air Filter: Ensuring that the air filter in your ductless air conditioner is always clean is one of the most important maintenance tasks you can do. The air filter ensures that the air that’s being brought in through the intake is clean, which flows through easily when it’s clean. A dirty filter will cause your system to work harder than it needs to, thereby reducing efficiency and lowering the effectiveness. Your ductless air conditioner air filter should be cleaned or replaced at least once per month.
  2. Clean The Exterior: It might not seem like a big deal, but cleaning the outside of your air conditioner is important. Gently wiping it with a damp cloth to remove the dirt and dust ensures that it won’t be sucked inside the unit, and also removes the possibility of impeding or damaging any mechanical or moving parts.
  3. Clean The Pipes: During peak usage, it’s important to keep the pipes between the air conditioner and the compressor clean. This ensures that there is good airflow between the two units, so efficiency and functionality aren’t impacted.

 

Overall, it’s important to perform regular maintenance on your ductless air conditioners. These simple tasks are an easy way to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.

For more information about ductless air conditioning or to make a ductless air conditioner installation or maintenance appointment contact Ductless Air today: 647-547-9207.

Ductless Air has been providing professional and reputable ductless air conditioner installation and other HVAC services in Toronto, York Region, and the GTA for over 35 years.

When it comes to cooling your home, it’s important to consider all your options – and there are plenty based on what you’re looking for. Find out how a ductless air conditioner blows away the competition.

How Ductless Air Conditioners Save You Money

Ductless air conditioning is a nice compromise between traditional central units and window models. Central units tend to be thought of as the most common choice found in homes or offices, while window systems are much smaller and best suited for smaller living spaces like apartments and dorm rooms. Ductless air conditioners are a trending third option, but how do you know which is right for you? Here are a few questions to consider before committing to a specific type of air conditioner.

  • Do you have an older home?
  • Is there existing ductwork in place?
  • Are you looking to cool your entire home or just high-traffic areas?
  • Do you have a strict budget?
  • How well insulated is your space?

Answering these questions can help you narrow your search. Older homes tend to have colder basements, poorer insulation and can be very expensive if you choose to install ductwork for a central air conditioner. However, if you’re only looking to only cool a given area of your home (i.e. living room, bedroom, etc.) then ductless is a great choice. It’s designed for spot cooling areas of your home. This makes it an affordable option because it uses less electricity since it is only trying to cool a smaller space rather than every room in the house. Less energy means smaller bills each month.

Just be sure to consult a professional to handle the installation. This isn’t an overly complex installation, just be sure to have someone with experience help you. After all, the last thing you’d want to do is make a mistake that compromises your new air conditioner and leaves you with costly repair bills.

Let The Experts At Ductless Air Install Your Ductless Air Conditioner

With more than 30 years of HVAC experience, we’re confident in our team of professional technicians to install, maintain, and repair any type of air conditioner in Toronto and the GTA. We’re even available 24/7 in the event of an emergency, so feel free to call anytime you have a problem. We’d be glad to help you get the most out of your ductless air conditioner.

Give us a call for more information about our services at Ductless Air: 647-547-9207

 

 

Hi, my name is Chris. I ran a small ad agency with a few people I worked with over the years. Originally, it was just a few of us, but before I retired we had successfully grown the agency to 15 people. One secret no one told me about was the value in keeping staff comfortable at work. This is where professional ductless installation was so important, but I’ll get to that shortly.

In the beginning, working long hours didn’t seem like a big deal, but as more bodies filled our office, we quickly realized that our older building just wasn’t great for ventilation and keeping people at the right temperature. Our building was pretty old, and as a new business owner I just didn’t have the money to remodel and put in central air conditioning and all the ductwork that goes along with it.

Instead, I mentioned my problem to a friend of mine, and they recommended calling Ductless Air for ductless installation. After talking on the phone a bit and explaining my situation, they recommended booking a consultation onsite to take a look. The technician showed up the very next day and was great. Really seemed to know their stuff and informed me about the benefits of ductless air conditioning in an office space like mine.

Long story short, Ductless Air performed the ductless installation and my office morale went way up. People didn’t complain anymore and we went on to enjoy our time in that office for a few more years until we moved on to bigger and better things. I definitely recommend Ductless Air for ductless installation, maintenance, repairs, whatever… they’re great! From start to finish, they did an awesome job and we’re always there when I needed them.

Professional Ductless Installation Experts

After more than 30 years, we still take pride in hearing positive feedback like Chris’ story above. It’s really not just about skill that makes Ductless Air stand out from the competition, it’s our dedication to customer service.

At Ductless Air, we’ve seen, installed, and repaired it all when it comes to HVAC. Whether it’s an older office building you need to keep cool or your furnace stops working one cold winter’s night, rest assured, our team is always up to any challenge you may have. Give us a call at 647-547-9207 to learn more about ductless installation. We’re available 24/7 to answer your call. Providing you with peace of mind is our priority.

It’s no secret Toronto and the GTA can get pretty uncomfortable in the summer. To combat the rising temperatures, you might be wondering about upgrading your A/C. Good idea, but it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Take a look at the benefits of ductless mini-split air conditioners.

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Benefits Of Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners

Energy Efficient

First and foremost, mini-splits are much better at using energy when they are installed properly. This is great for your monthly energy bill. Less power used means a smaller bill. And since it’s ductless, no energy is lost or wasted. What’s not to like?

Designed For Smaller Spaces

Let’s face it, open concept design wasn’t as popular in older homes as it is today. This is perfect for mini-splits. These guys work best to cool a given area of your home. Living rooms, recrooms and bedrooms are the popular areas of a home where mini-splits really shine.

Cost Effective

Sure, a window air conditioner might save you a few bucks, but it’s also going to pull more energy, leak air, and not give you the same production that a mini-split can provide. One of the most important benefits of ductless mini-split air conditioners is that they won’t cost you a fortune compared to the alternatives.

Central air is probably your best bet, but that’s only if you have the existing ductwork in place throughout your home. If not, it could be quite costly to setup a central system along with the correct ductwork to support it.

Now That You’ve Seen A Few Benefits Of Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners…

Just do yourself a favour and make sure you hire a professional to install it. This really isn’t a DIY thing, unless you have some experience with installing ductless systems.

At Ductless Air, our team of professionals has been helping Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years now. That includes all HVAC installation, maintenance, and repairs. Rest assured we’ve seen it all – which is why we know the value in getting the job done right the first time. Nothing is worse than knowing the benefits of ductless mini-split air conditioners and then having any “handyman” poorly install it. The wrong installation can leave you with a unit that is the wrong size for your home, leaks that let in outside air or just compromise the integrity of a good mini-split. If you’re looking to have one installed, or learn more about if a mini-split air conditioner is right for you, please contact us at 647-547-9207. We always put customer service first, so helping you make informed decisions about HVAC is a big part of what we do.