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How do I select the right air conditioning system?

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.

What does SEER stand for?

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. 

Can I have too large of an AC System?

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.

Why should I consider replacing my existing AC system?

Why should I consider replacing my existing AC 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.

What is involved in replacing an old system?

What is involved in replacing an old system?

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.

How expensive are air conditioning systems?

How expensive are air conditioning systems?

ProSolutions has a complete range of systems and accessories ready to install in Edmonton from $3400 to $10,000+ for ultra high efficient and ultra quiet inverter units

These AC systems are built for our weather and come with warranties to match. 10 years parts and warranty available and some brands even carry a manufacturers 10 year or lifetime unit replacement guarantee.

How is a central air conditioning system installed?

How is a central air conditioning system installed?

Whole-home air con units are integrated into your home’s existing furnace ductwork and mechanical room equipment set up.

The actual steps to install a central air conditioning unit include installation and repair of ductwork, preparation of the areas where inside and outside units will be placed, connecting the outside condensing unit to the inside, adding refrigerant and then testing the system. sealing up of any new holes or penetrations in the homes envelope. We also make sure that your thermostat is functioning with the new equipment properly.

At ProSolutions Inc., you will find that we take the time to explain what we are doing and give you options on how we install your new AC system. 

Air conditioner longevity - How long will a new one last in Alberta?

Air conditioner longevity - How long will a new one last in Alberta?

An air conditioner's longevity supported by regular service and maintenance should last 15+ years in Alberta. And if maintained properly, don’t be surprised to exceed that by many years also.Regular maintenance check-ups cost from a certified technician anywhere from $89-200+ depending on the contractor you work with.

ProSolutions Inc. customers that have our Service Partner Plan benefit from lower maintenance costs and even pre-scheduled appointments so you can relax and enjoy living in your home instead of working on it. 

What type of warranty will I get from my AC Unit?

What type of warranty will I get from my AC Unit?

All installations are backed by a minimum 5( #?) year comprehensive parts warranty & mosthigher efficient models boast 10 years out of the box. 10 year extended labour warranty is available through pretty much any professional AC installation company and their brand of partners.

What disruption will I face when AC is installed?

What disruption will I face when AC is installed?

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.

Will air conditioning make us sick?

Will air conditioning make us sick?

Your AC system has filters specially designed to remove dust and other impurities. These filters remove almost all possibilities for allergies to exist.  Since the air conditioning also removes excess humidity from the air, it prevents the build-up of mould and bacterial growth. This helps improve your home’s air quality. 

People that report being allergic to AC are typically allergic to what's in the air being circulated. This is why proper filters or air cleaners are essential for AC and furnace systems. Your home’s comfort extends beyond just the air temperature/humidity, to the cleanliness of it too.

What is my most important installation decision?

What is my most important installation decision?

Several manufacturers make and distribute air condition systems. Generally they’re of a high standard. The difference between a good installation and a great one is the expertise that goes into the installation. ProSolution is well qualified to do that for you.

Over the years, we have created extensive installation procedures that guarantee the job is done right every time. We know how to overcome common challenges and the ones that are rare. 

Hiring those less experienced often results in headaches for the homeowner. This makes a ‘deal’ on the installation not always a deal in the long run. You want to work with a company that will be around longer than your AC unit so you know who to call if it breaks. 

AC Units - Two things every homeowner should remember.

AC Units - Two things every homeowner should remember.

AC units are a blessing in the dog days of summer in Alberta. However, when you are experiencing issues with your unit running the way they were built to run, this tends to create an uncomfortable situation for your household. Here are two things every homeowner should remember.

1.  Always check to see if you need to shut the power off in dealing with any air conditioner issues.

2.  Deal with a trusted and experienced professional, like ProSolutions, when buying a new air conditioner, or repairing an existing unit.

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