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FAQ Category: AC Install

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.

If the coil hasn’t been cleaned for a long time or the refrigerant has sprung a leak, here’s what to try:  

Set your thermostat to high and Fan Only, and leave it on for a couple of hours. That may resolve the issue. If it does not work, you could have more than just a frozen line causing issues. Call in the experts and let them help you out. Click here to learn more about AC Repairs.

In Edmonton, both boilers and furnaces are used to provide homes with heat. The difference between a boiler and a furnace is the way in which they heat a home.

A boiler takes water and heats it then circulates this hot water (or steam, in some cases) throughout the house in order to heat it. The hot water is circulated using pipes, radiators and/or radiant floor systems. Once the water has cooled, it is returned to the boiler to be heated and reused in a closed-loop system.

A furnace, on the other hand, heats and distributes air in order to heat a home. This hot air is distributed via ductwork and vents.

What has to be replaced or repaired, apart from the new unit? What shape is the ductwork in, what about insulation, and windows. What about piping for refrigerant and condensate? What of the electrical wiring, grills and registers on the floors and walls, filters before the furnace and evaporator coil and it’s condition and cleanliness? Consult with ProSolutions for an accurate assessment of your present air conditioning system.

If you already have an AC unit that is working, there may be reasons to replace it before it breaks. The primary reason for early replacement is to increase efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint.

Is your air conditioning system in good shape? If it is older than 8-10 years it is going to be less efficient. Since AC systems in 2020 can be 60% more efficient than 10 years ago, by replacing aging units you will save on operating costs. A unit 15 years or older is not only less efficient but likely to run into expensive repairs as parts wear out. Also if it old and phased out refrigerant R-22 in your system, it will be almost too difficult to service and repair, as the chlorine based gas is being replaced by r-410a chlorine free product and other eco-friendly refrigerants in the residential industry.

If your AC is oversized, your home will not be as comfortable as it should be. As well, the air conditioning unit may have a shorter lifespan.

There’s no doubt about it - a larger AC unit will cool your home faster. However, this can result in your home being cooled TOO FAST. As a result, you may get hot and cold spots throughout your home. Gradual and even cooling, on the other hand, is achieved the right size air conditioner for your home. Fast cooling can also mean that your AC doesn’t have time to dehumidify the incoming air. Therefore, you’ll have cool but moist air circulating in your home.

An oversized AC can also result in increased energy costs and a decreased lifespan. This is because the unit will be frequently starting and stopping.

Air conditioning specialists like ProSolutions can help you buy and install the perfect AC for your home.

While it’s possible to install your own air conditioner, and even to do DIY AC repair, it’s not recommended unless you are a trained AC professional. Professional AC installation in Edmonton will ensure that your air conditioning system is safely installed and that is runs efficiently and effectively.

A professional AC team will guarantee that your air conditioner is optimized for the environment in Edmonton. They can also help you pick the perfect size AC for your home. Having a professional install your air conditioner can also help you save money by ensuring that the job is done right the first time. If something goes wrong when you’re installing your own AC, this can cause problems that will end up costing you more than a professional installation. Not to mention, an AC professional will have your AC installed quickly, so you can relax in your cool and comfortable home.

If your furnace blower is not working, there could be a couple of issues here, one more serious than the other. Firstly, it is important to understand how a furnace works. You can begin to understand this through a very simple principle. A furnace uses some type of fuel (i.e. electrical, oil, gas, etc) to heat a series of coils.  What type of fuel your furnace uses for this combustion.  This series of heated coils (called a heat exchanger) has a fan (called a blower motor) which blows your houses' air over them and into your air ducts where it is dispersed throughout your house.  This simple process, regardless of what type of fuel you use, is how your furnace is able to blow warm air into your home.

If you're having any issues with your furnace blower not working. It can come down to the blower motor in the furnace may need replacing and that’s usually a job for the experts. A capacitor. If the capacitor is defective, the fan motor might be noisy, overheat, or not run at all. If the control board is defective, it might not send voltage to the blower motor. If the furnace is not getting power, check the furnace circuit breaker or fuse as this might also be an issue.

On the other hand, the unit may be clogged with dirt and dust and you may be able to fix that yourself but may likely need special attention to unclog the debris and dirt from the components.

In the end, there are several things that can lead to a furnace not blowing air.  If you decide to try and repair an older unit and it requires more effort and costs incurred. It may just be more advantageous to replace it.

If you need help with your furnace issues, give us a call today!

There are several possible reasons. The usual ones relate to a frozen evaporator coil, dirty filter, dirty condenser coils, a leak somewhere in the refrigeration system or possibly in the ductwork system. It could also be that your unit is older and simply not able to keep up with the extra heavy cooling demands with our weather changes these days. ProSolutions Inc. can check this for you, identify the issue, and advise you on the best actions to take.

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.

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.

At ProSolutions we take the greatest care to ensure that our installation will be top of the line. We have handled many retrofits for our customers. Our installers are among the best in the industry – we have the experience and we’re well aware of the complexities involved when installing these systems.

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