Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
City Air Conditioning and Heating (http://www.CityHeatAir.com), Toronto and Mississauga’s premier provider of HVAC maintenance, installation and repair services, is announcing its top reasons to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance or repairs before the hot Toronto summer rolls in.
“Household hydro bills in the Greater Toronto Area are soaring,” says Sunny Dwarika, owner and operator of City Air Conditioning and Heating. “According to the provincial government, electricity bills are forecast to increase 33% over the next three years, 42% within five years, and a staggering 54% over the next decade.”
Dwarika explains that most people usually only consider how much it costs to heat their homes during the cold winter months, but the fact of the matter is that as much as 60% of annual electricity costs go toward both heating and cooling a home. Being proactive and scheduling regular maintenance and repairs can have a big impact on hydro bills.
“While the Greater Toronto Area is supposed to experience ‘normal’ summer weather in 2014, it’s important to remember that we continue to get hit with a large number of unbearable extreme weather alerts,” he adds. “In 2013, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health issued seven heat alerts and six heat extreme alerts, while in 2012, they issued 12 heat alerts and nine heat extreme alerts. With the hot Toronto summer weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to schedule routine maintenance or repairs on air conditioners.” (Source: “Heat Alerts and Extreme Heat Alerts,” City of Toronto web site; http://app.toronto.ca/tpha/heatStats.html, last accessed June 16, 2014.)
Dwarika notes that there are a number of telltale signs that indicate whether it’s time to repair or replace an air conditioning unit . For example, if an air conditioner is more than 10 years old and isn’t keeping a room or home cool, it might be time to have it evaluated by a professional air conditioning contractor. And if the unit does need to be replaced, he says to look for one that has the “Energy Star” rating; Energy Star’s certified residential and condominium ductless air conditioners use about 15% less energy than conventional ones.
Another sign an air conditioner needs to be looked at by a professional, according to Dwarika, is if the indoor air is too humid in the summer: this can mean the air conditioner isn’t working optimally, is inadequate for the space requirement, or even suffers from leaky ductwork. Further, if the air conditioner is noisy, it could be a result of an issue with the indoor coil of the cooling equipment.
“Our technicians understand that maintaining your air conditioner is essential to keeping a home comfortable during the hot, humid Toronto summers,” Dwarika concludes. “That’s why we advise our customers to set up a regular maintenance plan to ensure that their unit lasts and saves them money by avoiding costly repairs and service calls.”
Toronto and Mississauga area homeowners and businesses have trusted City Air Conditioning and Heating with all their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) needs since 1989. Offering reliable 24-hour emergency response, City Air Conditioning and Heating has the expertise to help clients find the solution that fits their needs and budget, whether it’s for routine service and maintenance or complex repairs and installations. City Air Conditioning and Heating is a member of the Technical Safety and Standards Authority (TSSA) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). To learn more about City Air Conditioning and Heating, visit the web site at http://www.CityHeatAir.com / http://www.cityairtoronto.com or contact the company at info(at)cityheatair(dot)com or 416-531-5585. You can also follow City Air Conditioning and Heating on Twitter at @cityairtoronto or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Air-Conditioning-Heating/591853854246421.