The AC unit suction line needs protection from outside air otherwise condensation will occur with water dripping on the floor or ground. It also means that refrigerant gas can warm up before it reaches the compressor. Make sure the line is covered with insulation to protect it and maximize the efficiency of your AC unit.
Air circulation issues in your home? If you are experiencing this, check the vents in those warmer rooms. Vents bringing hot or cool air into the house winter/summer accumulate dust, pet dander, whatever, and should be vacuumed on a regular basis to ensure good air flow. At the same time make sure that your return air vents are not blocked by furniture or other items pushed up against them.
We recommend a smart thermostat when your home comfort system has both an AC and Furnace unit. In addition to improved comfort settings, many smart thermostats are able to alert you of troubles like “Too Hot” or “Too Cold” warnings - some can even report directly to your phone!
If it’s battery-operated, check the batteries and replace them as necessary. Otherwise, if you have a problem, call one of our experts at ProSolutions.
Experts like ProSolutions will tell you that it’s best to have at least two-thirds of your vents left open for best operation of your AC system. It is far harder to cool down a house versus keeping it at a constant temperature.
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.
Air conditioning is 100% worth it in Edmonton. The summers in Edmonton get very hot and an efficient, properly calibrated AC provides a comfortable indoor space. As a result, many Edmonton homeowners have installed air conditioning in recent years. Now, more than 60% of homes in Alberta use AC during the summer months.
A central AC is your best bet for efficient and reliable cooling if you want to escape the heat this summer.
Thinking of installing a new AC in your Edmonton home? You may require a permit for your new air conditioner. Don’t worry, ProSolutions can help. Our experienced Edmonton AC company will be there every step of the way - from helping you choose the perfect AC to filing for permits, and more. Plus, our local technicians will guarantee that your new air conditioner is perfectly calibrated so you can enjoy optimal home comfort, even on the hottest days.
It costs approximately $4,800 to $10,000+ to install air conditioning in Edmonton. The total cost for a new AC depends on several factors, such as:
An air conditioner with a high-efficiency rating and many advanced features will cost the most upfront. However, this type of AC will also help you save on energy costs. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase the most efficient air conditioning unit you can afford.
ProSolutions offers a wide range of AC brands at price points to fit all budgets.
A high-efficiency AC costs about $30-45 per month to operate in Edmonton. However, the less efficient your air conditioner is, the more it will cost to keep turned on. Compared to a high-efficiency AC, like a 16 SEER or higher, an inefficient unit can cost $100+ per month in electricity.
As you can see, buying a new air conditioner with a high-efficiency rating can help you save a significant amount in energy costs!
ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning doesn't just work in Edmonton. We also serve the surrounding communities, including: