Do you live in a home that has never had air conditioning? Many older homes have no provisions for central air conditioning. In fact, central AC units were not common before the 1960s. Also homes built in the mountains often have no air conditioning even today. It was supposedly cool enough at the higher elevations so that air conditioning is not needed at all. The only thing a homeowner had to do was to open two windows and a nice cool mountain breeze would start flowing through the house to keep things cool. That sounds simple enough, but many folks simply must have their AC units. At this point it is a good idea to get estimates from several residential hvac contractors toronto and also to check their references and certifications.
Older houses with no existing ductwork can be cooled with a ductless air conditioner. These systems may have SEER ratings as high as 18 or 19. AC efficiency is usually rated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER, and the higher this number is, the more energy efficient the unit is. All residential AC units sold in the US are required to have a SEER of at least 13. To qualify for the Energy Star label, the SEER must be at least 14. So ductless air conditioning units are regarded as being super-efficient due to their high SEER ratings. Plus they are a lot quieter than conventional AC units. Ductless products can be used for cooling only or they can be installed as cooling/heating heat pumps if you desire.
Laird and Son Heating and Air Conditioning is a family business that has been operating in the Toronto area over the last 60 years. Many other services may be offered in addition to ductless air conditioning. Installations are a major part of the job for an AC contractor. AC installers are trained by the manufacturer so you can rest assured that the job will be done right. The installer makes sure that every item on an equipment checklist is checked off. Equipment tests include gas pressure tests, checking for correct manifold pressures where needed, and checking other operating pressures in the new unit. Forced air gas furnaces and hot water boilers for heating systems are also installed by a good HVAC contractor.