Have you heard about the new regulations surrounding the energy efficiency of air conditioners? Well, if you’re planning to buy a new AC anytime soon, it’s time to read up about what they mean. In short, energy regulatory boards have introduced a new energy efficiency rating system. It’s stricter and aims for higher efficiency of air conditioning systems. The new rating system is SEER2, and you can learn all about it here.
As the summer months approach, many homeowners are thinking about how they’ll beat the heat and keep their homes cool and comfortable. While traditional air conditioning systems have long been the go-to solution, there is a more energy-efficient and cost-effective alternative that is worth considering: the heat pump. It might sound crazy that we’re suggesting you use a heat pump to cool your home, but hear us out! Here’s why you should skip the AC and use a heat pump to cool your house this season.
Over the past few years, many Toronto homes have opted to forego their traditional furnace and central air conditioner in favour of a heat pump. There are several benefits to owning a heat pump, and with one system for both heating and cooling, there’s no wonder why it’s so popular. If you’re thinking about making the switch to a heat pump for your Toronto home, now is the time to take advantage of the available grants to get the best price! Continue reading
One of the most common telltale signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair, maintenance, or even replacement is the presence of a funny, musty, or dirty smell. If you’ve noticed a funky scent coming from your AC recently, don’t panic. Sometimes, a funky smell from your air conditioner can be remedied without professional intervention. If your air conditioner is releasing a musty smell, here are some of the common causes and what you should do to remedy the situation. Continue reading
It happens all the time: a home with a perfectly good central air conditioner still has some warm spots throughout the house, specifically, on the second floor or the attic. Why is this and why is it so common? How do you prevent warm spots in the home throughout the summer? Fortunately, supplemental attic and second-floor cooling is a great option for those tricky-to-cool rooms. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading
Over the past decade or so, ductless mini-splits have become increasingly more popular in Markham homes as both the main form of air conditioning for family homes as well as a great provider of supplemental cooling alongside a home’s central air. If you have invested in a ductless mini-split, of course, you want it to live a long and productive life. Here are some of our expert tips on how to keep your ductless mini-split running smoothly. Continue reading
If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner–especially if your home doesn’t have preexisting ductwork–you may have heard of ductless air conditioners as a viable alternative to central air conditioning. While great systems, ductless air conditioners are not as well-known or as commonly understood as central air conditioning, which leads many homeowners to have questions about what exactly they are and how they work. Here are our answers to our customers’ ductless AC FAQs. Continue reading
One of the reasons that so many homeowners are drawn to Markham is because of its variety of both older and newer homes. Regardless of if you want a brand new build or a home with a little bit of history, you can find it in Markham. One issue with both newer, and older builds, however, is the lack of ductwork to install central air conditioning. If this is the case in your home, don’t fret, you can still beat the heat this summer with Spring Home’s air conditioning options for homes without ductwork.
Purchasing a new air conditioner for your home can be costly, but there are times when you can’t avoid spending the money. If your current air conditioner is on its last legs, costing you in energy bills, or providing inadequate home cooling, then it might be time to bite the bullet and replace it. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank for home comfort this summer, there are several great ways to save money on a new AC this spring. Continue reading
Purchasing a new air conditioner for your home can be a large investment. It’s only natural that homeowners want to get the most out of their AC before it’s time to replace it once again down the road. If you’re interested in learning more about the average lifespan of an air conditioner and how to make yours last as long as possible, here’s what you need to know. Continue reading