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What is the Best Time to Install a New Air Conditioner?

What is the Best Time to Install a New Air Conditioner?

Normally, there is never an opportune time to install a new air conditioner, especially when you need one. However, all conditions held constant, the best time to buy a new air conditioner is during fall and spring when there is a low demand for AC installation in Toronto. The best time to buy an Air conditioner in Toronto depends on whether you are getting window units or a central HVAC system. Most Heating and Cooling Services in Toronto find themselves with a high inventory of AC units during cooler months, especially for window units. To promote sales, most dealers offer discounted prices as well as incentives. This way, they can lure offseason customers.

What is the best Air Conditioner for You?

The best air conditioner for you depends on the price range and your cooling needs. There are three main types of air conditioners you can choose for your home.

Central Home Air Conditioner - this is one of the best options for Canadian homes and works efficiently for mid-to-large size family homes. The average price for these units is $3,500-$6,000. The best part about a central home AC unit is that they are connected to your home's thermostat and can serve you for up to 15 years with low maintenance.

Window Air Conditioners - these are popular among small to medium size homes. They are fitted with a small compressor, condenser, evaporator, and coil in a single unit. They are relatively cheaper compared to other types.

Portable Air Conditioner - just as the name implies, these units are easy to move and can be used in different rooms. Despite their portability, these units need to be installed with a window kit. They are also cheap compared to the window and central units.

Why Spring Is Perfect to Install a New AC

Air conditioning units are often overused during winter and summer when the weather is extreme. This may not be the best time to get HVAC services in Toronto to install your new unit. It's best to make your purchase during spring and fall. Shopping during summer or winter means you will meet high demand, resulting in higher prices and low incentives. March, April, and May are the best months to buy your air conditioner – consider researching the best stores and what they are offering now.

Spring is also the best time to install your AC unit since most HVAC services don’t have a heavy workflow. This means they provide better rates and more incentives to attract more customers unlike high seasons such as winter and summer. Get a consultation from A-Plus Quality and decide which air conditioner is the best option for you - call us right away!

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  • I don't usually leave reviews. I was enthusiastic to leave one for A Plus Quality Inc. It's a shame that other companies don't exist like Shaq and his team. They are genuinely the good ol' fashioned group that take care and service your needs from end to end. I'd be happy to recommend them to family, friends and collegues. Thank you and Happy Holidays! - Anthony

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  • Overall very happy with service and installation. Pricing was reasonable and the technician was very quick and completed the job sooner than expected. Good first experience with this company.

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  • My furnace stopped working on the coldest day of the year! I called them and they had a guy at my door within two hours. Overall a great experience with very professional service . As a new homeowner they were amazing at providing some good advice on how to maintain my unit, filter etc things I didn’t really know and also other tips throughout the house .

    Chris Bone
    a year ago
  • ''A Plus Quality Inc/Heating and Cooling Services'' bailed me out of a difficult situation. My furnace quit with -18C° temperatures at 8pm on a Saturday. We had an infant at home and the house was cooling dramatically. By 10pm one of their technicians, Jack arrived and was able to show me how dangerous my situation really was. By 10am Sunday morning another technician, Dave began the installation of a new furnace. Shortly after, Jack joined in. Each gentleman was friendly, informative and answered all subsequent questions. Thank you for going above and beyond. Would highly recommend both technicians and the company they represent.

    Michael Mandal
    a year ago
  • Today I had an unfortunate issue with my furnace resulting in a full replacement. At this point I was worried I would be without heat in the beginning of winter and started to prepare myself for the worse case scenario. I decided to call A Plus Quality Inc who I have been dealing with for a while in hopes that they would be able to bail me out of this jam, and that's exactly what they did. Within 5 hours they had 2 men at my home disassembling my old furnace and replacing it with a new one. I would've never thought I could've had this issue resolved in 1 day, let alone hours. The level of professionalism and customer service I received today was far more than I could've ever imagined. I have nothing but good things to say and would definitely recommend this company to anyone. Thanks again for all your help.

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  • Why should I maintain my Furnace or AC?

    An annual maintenance will extend the lifetime of your heating and cooling unit. The technician will diagnose and repair any problem with the unit before it fails, so you won't need to worry about any problems when the weather gets very hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter.

  • How do I know what size unit I need?
    If you have any problems with your system, you should contact the contractor who installed the units. All our systems are covered by a 5 year parts, 7 year compressor limited warranty
  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

  • What is a heat pump?

    Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

  • What is a mini-split?

    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

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