HVAC represents Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is commonly utilized
to describe the
whole heating and cooling system comprising of the duct work, air filters, humidification controls,
Find the label on the exterior of the system component for a manufacture date. If the equipment is less than five years old it may have a warranty, but also may not based on the make. Warranty terms and conditions change by manufacturer and the installing company. Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can verify the warranty status of your heating and cooling system via System Inspection. We also offer a Platinum PLUSTM Protection Plan for your heating and air conditioning systems, regardless of the age of your equipment or manufacturer warranty status.
Noisy heating and cooling equipmentadd to sound pollution.While no financial
savings are tied to less sound in your home, the
sound rating of a cooling system can have a significant effect on
comfort and enjoyment of your Oakville home. The sound level of an
air conditioner or heat pump depends on a number of things,
such as the
, and the insulation of the compressor can increase the
amount of noise it makes.
many heating and cooling systems made today are quieter now more than
ever, it's a safe thought to compare sound
ratings when evaluating a new
air conditioner or heat pump,
particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.
A Service Call fee is a charge for the effort associated with the time and travel to diagnose, inspect and deliver expert recommendations for a home's heating or air conditioning system by a certified professional technician. Coupons for the Service Call fee are often available on our web site, in the Yellow Pages, or by email when joining our Email Club at the bottom of this page.
A popping noise is a typically sign of an under-sized duct design. It
may be attributed to greater air flow than the duct work can handle. Have a qualified company analyze your home's ventilation system
for proper design and provide a written recommendation. Improper duct work layout can be attributed to a number of ventilation and air quality problems, including:
- loud banging noises
- higher energy bills
- lowered life expectancy of the system
- uneven heating & cooling throughout your home
- damaged compressor in cooling season
- overheated unit in the winter
In addition, if your ductwork is incorrectly sized you may have other problems, such as leaky ducts and poor layout that restricts airflow. In humid states this can cause mold growth within your ductwork.
answer is, most likely
yes. Here's why.
System Design: All air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units
are specially designed
to work with a matched indoor unit for optimal
efficiency and performance. The effect of this matched equipment
is a synchronized,
top-performance team that ensures dependability and efficiency. Air conditioner
and heat pump outdoor units may ”operate” with indoor units other
than those for which they have been specially constructed;
however, the outcome
would be a definite compromise in system performance.
Advances: Over time, indoor blower coil
units have undergone many design advances — especially in the areas of air handling
performance, filtering efficiency and operating sound levels. An
up-to-date outdoor unit will also incorporate the latest
Cooling And Heating Efficiency: The cooling and/or heating
efficiency ratings that are advertised
for an air conditioner or heat pump are based on their performance as matched
systems. While changing only the outdoor unit may result in improved efficiency when compared with your old system, but it
will not be as efficient as it was designed to be, and your savings will
be lower than with a matched system.
Age: If an air conditioner or heat pump is 10 years old or more
and needs to be replaced, the
indoor unit is likely just as old and has been subjected to the same amount of wear and tear. Changing both units
means you won't have to replace the indoor unit in just a
short time… you'll have many years of efficient
Warranty: A new system also delivers you a new
product warranty. Changing
the indoor unit together with the outdoor unit results in peace of mind,
knowing that the new warranty covers the entire system for the same period of
Bargain: At first glance, replacing only the
outdoor air conditioner or heat pump may appear to be a savings. But, when you
consider the lower cooling and heating efficiencies, decreased reliability and
high cost of ownership that results, it's not such a bargain. Replacing an
entire system may cost more, but the result is
efficiency, reliability and comfort for years into the future.
to a value menu at many
restaurants, charging a flat rate cost as opposed to an
hourly charge provides more
value for our customers because nothing is excluded,
the pricing is up-front, and it does not change. Regardless of the cost of parts or how much time it takes
the repairs, the price will not change. This is one of the reasons
why Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
is the most trusted name in Oakville.
You probably wouldn't purchase a brand-new car and plan to not ever have to put air in the tires, change the oil and examine any unusual noises. Your home comfort system is similar to your car’s engine; it’s a mechanical device with a motor, electrical components... and even fuel. So it is essential to have routine maintenance of your home comfort system by a qualified technician. If not maintained properly on a routine basis, even the best heating and air conditioning equipment could have difficulties and become less 'fuel' efficient over time.
are many items that can trigger your HVAC system to
freeze up; most of
them usually need to be corrected by a professional technician. Determining
the air filter is clean or replaced and determining the airflow is not restricted are about the only tasks
a homeowner should safely identify
or handle themself.
refrigerant: On occasion, freezing up originates with a leak in the
refrigerant lines. Weak solder joints, friction from piping rubbing or
vibrating against an object, leaking valves or loose fittings can cause leaks. The length of time your system has been installed and the type and location of the
leak govern the decision whether to have the system repaired or
evaporator coil: As
time passes, the evaporator coil will become dirty. On these occasions,
the results are similar to those of having a dirty filter. Progressively
you will lose airflow, slowly enough that you probably would not realize it
until it freezes up or is not cooling adequately. You will need to contact your local Service Experts
sales and service center to fix
blower motor or relay: A blower motor not running at the proper speed or not running at all
can cause freezing. It can also be intermittent, starting at full
speed and slowing down after it heats up. Or a relay could cause it to start
one time and not the next. Either way, you will need to contact your local Service Experts
sales and service center to correct the problem.
that your system was freezing due to a dirty air filter, after replacing or
cleaning the filter, you can speed
up the thawing process by turning the system off and
then turning on only the fan. If you have a heat pump system, you can try
turning the system to heating mode until the ice has melted. After the ice has
the system settings back to normal. If the system refreezes, contact Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in
Oakville to correct the problem.
you are changing
your Oakville area home air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, it is a good time to also install a new zoning system to fix
hot and cold spots or special temperature needs in the home.
When your new comfort equipment is coordinated by a zoning
family benefits from customized temperature
control in each zone.
is also something to consider for new homes since the system can
be installed during construction. If you are purchasing a new home,
check with your builder about a zoning system. It could make the difference
between just enjoying your new house and being truly comfortable in it.