When you’re looking for an air conditioning contractor, you need to know that they will stand behind what they do. After all, air conditioning systems are one of the most expensive appliances you’ll purchase and the costliest ones to run. Choosing ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will ensure that you stay cool throughout the summer and don’t waste money due to inefficiency. Our goal is always to offer complete solutions while remaining respectful of your time and home.
We offer a full range of services including repairs, maintenance, and installations, so you can count on us for the best service.
- Emergency Services
- Air Conditioning Tune-Up & Repair
- Air Conditioning Installation
- AC Filter Replacements
- Air Duct Cleaning and Repairs
- UV Air Sanitizers
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Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance
Whether you have a car, lawn mower, or bicycle, you understand that each one must have some type of maintenance. It could be something as simple as changing the oil or airing up the tires, but you know it has to be done if the product is to last. Air conditioning systems are no different and need periodic maintenance and tune-ups to continue running for as long as possible. A few key ways that ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help your AC last for a number of years include:
- AC filter changes
- Evaporator coil cleanings
- Lubricating the blower motor
- Calibrating your thermostat
- Inspect refrigeration lines and top them off if needed
- Check the compressor and condenser operations
We will run through a complete checklist of items to ensure your air conditioning unit stays working hard for you throughout the summer. Although you can technically get away with opting out of these inspections and tune-ups, it isn’t recommended. Oftentimes, failing to keep your system properly maintained will cause it to fail sooner than it should and may even void the warranty. Also, keep in mind that a clean and well-working unit will help you save a ton of money on energy costs.
Signs Your Air Conditioning May Need Repairs
Most air conditioning systems don’t suddenly stop working, but instead, will give signs of potential failure. These signs and symptoms can be obvious but oftentimes are almost unnoticeable. Here’s what to look for:
- Vents blowing warm air
- Little to no air flow
- Loud noises
- Burning odours
- Inaccurate thermostat
- Water or refrigerant leaks
Our expert cooling contractors offer long-lasting AC repair services that keep your home comfortable and cool. Not sure if that’s what you need? Give us a call for detailed inspections.
ProSolutions: Your Solution for All of Your Air Conditioning Needs
We definitely aren’t wishing for your air conditioning system to quit working, but we know that sometimes these things happen. When you choose ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, you will have peace of mind knowing that your AC is less likely to go out in the middle of a heatwave. We offer service plans to help remind you about needed maintenance and that will help the cost of any needed repairs. You will be delighted to know that our technicians are trained to clean up after themselves, arrive on time, and present you with all cost-related information before the job begins!
How much does it cost to install an AC in Edmonton?
The cost to install an AC in Edmonton will depend on the unit you choose to purchase, as well as the unit you are replacing and the condition of your home and ductwork. The cost to purchase a unit and have it installed by a professional air conditioning services provider can be anywhere from $3,400 to $10,000 or more.
Simple, low-end air conditioning units will cost less to buy and install. If you would like a high-efficiency AC that is ultra-quiet, you can expect to pay more. It’s important to note, however, that energy-efficient models can help you save on utility bills.
Although it may cost more to have a professional install your AC unit, keep in mind that hiring an AC contractor will ensure your air conditioner runs efficiently. An Edmonton company will be able to optimize the unit for local conditions, guaranteeing your AC runs perfectly based on the conditions in Alberta.Read More...
What size of AC do I need?
The size of AC you need will depend on several factors.
For help finding the right size AC for your home, contact a local St. Albert AC contractor. They will help you find the right size and the right unit for your needs. The contractor will complete a load calculation to determine what size AC you need. Factors like the size of your home, the local climate, the number of appliances you have, etc. will be taken into account. Therefore, it’s best to have a local St. Albert AC contractor complete this estimate so that they can base the calculation on the local climate.
Keep in mind, while you can have an AC unit that is too small you can also have a unit that is too big. An AC that is too small will not be able to cool your whole home and a unit that is too big will waste energy. In both scenarios, your utility bill will be more than necessary and you will likely be reducing the lifespan of the air conditioner. When you're shopping for a new AC, be sure to keep size in mind.Read More...
How long does it take to install an air conditioner?
How long it takes to install an air conditioner will depend on several factors. This includes the type of AC unit you buy, the type of unit you’re replacing, the size of your home, the location where the new unit will be installed, the condition of the ductwork in your home, etc. However, on average, a professional AC installation company should be able to accomplish this within a day.
When having a new central air conditioner installed in your home, be sure to use a local AC company to do the installation. This will ensure that the unit is installed properly, that it will run as efficiently as possible in Edmonton conditions, and that the AC contractor can complete the installation as quickly as possible.Read More...
Air conditioner parts – Which parts break down if it’s not maintained?
Air conditioner parts break down over time. However, an improperly maintained central air conditioning system will put pressure on every part of that system. A dirty filter that hasn’t been replaced, fans that are not cleaned, leaking refrigerant, exposed wires in the electrical box, ice build up on coils. These put pressure on the capacitors, sensors that track heat levels and thermostat readings and generally weaken the unit so it does not run efficiently and any part can break down.Read More...
Cleaning condensing unit – The Do’s and Don’ts.
Cleaning a condensing unit can be an important part of maintaining the longevity of your condensing unit. Should you use a pressure washer or liquid cleaner though? The short answer is NO! Do not use a power washer. You may damage fins or other parts of the condensing unit. Use a garden hose and spray into the coil to remove all the dust and other stuff that gets onto the coil over the season. As for liquid cleaners, most of them contain corrosive agents and you don’t want to damage the coil or any other parts of the unit with which it comes in contact.
If you're thinking about cleaning a condensing unit. A certified AC repair contractor will have specialized cleaners in cases where the coil needs to be thoroughly cleaned.Read More...
Air Conditioner Maintenance FAQs
It’s not necessary unless you’re concerned a chunk of ice should fall on it and damage the motor. If so, put a board, like a thick piece of plywood across and anchor it with rocks/cinder blocks, etc.
At ProSolutions Inc., we think it is better to not protect it all round with a tarp/cover as you may get insects and mice showing up as residents. Or moisture may get in during the winter causing corrosion.
Blowing snow and rain will not cause problems for your outside unit when you are properly maintaining it throughout the year.Read More...
How do I protect my AC unit against mother nature?
The Edmonton area has a substantial mice population and they can get into that outside condenser unit to build their nests. You’ll also find leaves and other debris, including small branches. It’s smart to clean them all away.
You should also visually inspect your unit regularly, even a quick glance as you walk by it is good practice. Chances are, you will notice something that seems out of the ordinary before it becomes a real problem if you do this.Read More...
Can I have too large of an AC System?
Yes! Often, homeowners who buy based on the biggest cooling capacity are disappointed in the final performance of their system.
If the unit is too large, the space gets too cool and humidity is not removed. You’ll feel cold and clammy. Plus the frequent cycling can wear out your AC Unit faster since the hardest load on your AC is when you start it up. You can also freeze up the AC unit if the air flow is too low and the unit can not be kept from freezing up. Freezing up of a central AC system is a recipe for disaster on the HVAC equipment.Read More...
What does SEER stand for?
SEER is the acronym for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio”. It is a maximum rating and not a constant value which can make it hard to really understand in every situation. Higher numbers represent higher efficiency. Currently, you can find AC units with SEER ratings as high as 25.
Basically, SEER is the average expected energy use of your home’s AC unit if you keep a constant inside temperature while dealing with the outside fluctuations in temperature during the season (so 15 - 35 degrees C in Alberta).
You can think of the SEER value the same way as the milage (L/100km) your vehicle gets. Under optimal conditions, without driving aggressively (cooling too much) you should average out to the manufacturers rating.Read More...
How do I select the right air conditioning system?
Make sure that the system is the right size for your home or building. So square footage, ductwork, windows, single or two storey home – they all factor into the calculation. The ProSolutions team can figure this out for you as we have for more than 10,000 homes across Edmonton and area.Read More...
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