Refrigeration and air conditioning are core components in Canada to battle the summer heat. Air conditioning technology is being updated very quickly. The average lifespan of an air conditioner is about 10-15 years. Older air conditioners are expensive to maintain and have a high energy consumption because they have a reduced cooling efficiency. This will cause electricity bills to increase year after year. Generally, replacing one after ten years is recommended as repair costs can be up to half the price of a new air conditioner. The energy needed for air conditioning typically costs a lot, so a well-oiled and newly designed cooling unit will provide a cheaper and smoother summer experience.
The main signs that you may need a replacement or a service are when your air conditioner makes strange noises, or your cooling performance worsens. Other symptoms are if the outside unit is dirty, stop airflow or anything out of the ordinary. Mas Air Home Comfort can care for your maintenance if your team needs to be serviced.
If you choose to replace or purchase a new unit, our Equipment and Home Assessment Specialists will evaluate your air conditioner based on its type, age, and usage habits. They will determine if it needs to be replaced or serviced and recommend a maintenance plan or a specific air conditioner model.
Once the assessment is complete, our licensed professional staff will quickly, accurately, and reliably perform the air conditioning installation or maintenance process. We focus on proper air conditioner installation and maintenance, testing and tuning a range of factors such as circuitry, plumbing, and equipment compatibility to ensure a seamless process. After the installation is completed, we also have regular follow-up phone calls to ensure 100% installation completion and satisfaction surveys.
In terms of air conditioner types, there are currently three mainstream air conditioners on the market in Canada:
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the result of dividing the total amount of heat removed from the room by the total amount of electricity consumed when cooling with an air conditioning unit. The higher the number, the higher the cooling efficiency, but the higher the price.
It is recommended that you choose a 13 SEER air conditioner. This is relatively more cost-effective in terms of price and maintenance costs
It is recommended to choose 14 SEER or higher air conditioners. The 14+ SEERs have relatively energy-saving and noise-reducing technology, but the price is also relatively higher. The price differences between 13 SEER and 16 SEER are about $1000-$1500, respectively.
This means that the difference in the price of higher SEER air conditioners in Canada is generally 3-4 months of cooling per year. High SEER units are generally recommended for installation in the southern United States or South America where they run for long periods each day, making them more cost-effective.
However, selecting a specific air conditioner model depends on the size of your house, the structure of your home and ductwork, the matching of your electrical system, and the planned future use of the air conditioner. Please allow our professionals to suggest model types as they have years of experience for the best model for your home.
For the same air conditioner, the 5-year installment fee is a few hundred dollars higher than the direct buyout, but it can significantly reduce the one-time payment pressure of the customer. The installment method is an open loan, which means that you can pay the balance at any time without charging additional interest on the remaining parts.
The benefits of a direct buyout are: the price is relatively lower and the problem is solved quickly. We will do all the installation and replacements on the same day at the earliest for direct buyouts, while installment payment may take one working day to approve personal credit and repayment ability.
It is mainly composed of a compressor, condenser tube, fan motor, and other components. The compressor compresses the refrigerant (in the air conditioning system, a substance that enables heat transfer through evaporation and condensation) and then obtains high-pressure room temperature refrigerant after heat dissipation. It then transports it to the indoor evaporator to decompress and absorb heat for cooling.
Mainly consists of a fan and an evaporator. The evaporator converts refrigerant liquid into gas, thus absorbing heat from the air in the home.
The indoor unit absorbs heat, and the outdoor unit exerts heat. The indoor and outdoor units work in tandem for the air conditioner to function correctly. Usually, only the external team needs to be replaced as the internal unit lasts longer than the external unit. Replacing the internal machine can cost a lot, so we generally don’t replace it unless necessary.
Air conditioning units are divided into standard units, and side split charge units. In many new houses nowadays, the spacing between rooms is minimal, and some of them share the aisle with neighbours. If you choose a larger standard unit, it will interfere with the common areas and cause mobility problems, so aside split unit will be more suitable for this situation.
Mas Air Home Comfort will choose the type of air conditioner and installation method best suited to your home’s specifics. We stand by our customers and pay attention to every detail to ensure 100% satisfaction with your air conditioning installation and repair.