Power Inverter in Air conditioners

Inverter air conditioning and heating is the future of HVAC system allowing homeowners to adjust the capacity of the system as needed. An inverter does not produce power but redirects the direct current to alternating current and with that, the cooling or heating capacity is increased or decreased to eliminate the temperature fluctuation. Thus, draws lesser power and lesser unit of electricity.
In contrast, non-inverters have a noisy operation, less energy efficiency, and a fixed capacity to control the indoor temperature either by starting or stopping their compressors. 

Inverter Air Conditioner Benefits


How Does An Inverter Technology Work?

The intensity of cooling and heating keeps on changing as per the outdoor temperature or the amount of heat in a room. When there is a need to amplify the cooling or heating, the compressor motor starts working at relatively high speed and upsurge the quantity of refrigerant flow.
In moderate outside temperature, the magnitude of heating and cooling will reduce accordingly and the compressor will work at a reduced speed and thus reduce the amount of refrigerant flow.
To cut the long story short, it mechanically adjusts the temperature based on the requirement of the area. 

Benefits of power inverter in an air conditioner

There are a plethora of benefits of inverter air conditioning and heating compressor. The prominent ones are outlined below:

Reduced energy consumption:

An inverter AC has potential to deviate the speed of the compressor motor that helps to eliminate all costs related to stop-start cycles and with that in mind, it is more likely the AC will have more lifespan since low energy consumption meaning the reduced amount of wear and tear. 

Eco-friendly:

Inverter air conditioning and heating systems are more eco-friendly by considering their immediate fluctuation detection feature and mechanical adjustments made to the compressor speed. This makes the inverter technology more innovative in terms of energy saving and proving advantageous for the environment. 

High Level of comfort:

The most appreciated feature of the inverter is, its ability to change the amount of cooling and heating when required. By reducing the capacity, you are allowing the system to work on longer cycles. Longer cycles are synonymous with more heat exchange that ultimately helps you reach the desired temperature - meaning you add dehumidity in humid months and humidification in the dry months. 

Soundless operation:

Inverter air conditioner does not turn on off frequently yet works steadily at low power. This mechanism makes the system more efficient and soundless. On the contrary, to the non-inverter that keeps turning on and off to reach a certain degree.

Wrapping up the article

An inverter air conditioner costs a bit extra but considering its ability to provide a blend of advanced capabilities and ultimate comfort, makes it a smart and wise investment. Be it a big building or a small room, it is worth the extra monies disbursed on inverter air conditioning and heating as it cuts down the energy cost up to 50% and offers countless benefits such as precise comfort, less energy consumption and improved lifespan of the system.

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Indoor Air Pollution Can Become A Health Risk For The Elderly

Indoor air pollution has become a fundamental global public health problem requiring an increasing number of advanced research and policymaking. Even at low concentration, the presence of indoor pollutants has many adverse impacts. Older adults are likely to spend ≥80–90% of their time indoors. Thus, the indoor pollutants may have more significance for the adults because of a comparatively long exposure period.

Sadly, indoor air is ten times more contaminated than outdoor air. Germs, lint, smoke, dust mites, and household chemicals collectively make it more dangerous, especially for adults and kids who spend most of their time in the home.


Possible signs of Air trouble:

The following symptoms require your immediate attention.
- When air is stuffy, or an unusual noticeable odor is sensed.
- Limited air movement or broken air conditioning or central heating system.
- Too much humidity
- Presence of molds and mildew
- Chimneys or flue pipes getting damaged
- Feeling healthier and better outside

Major indoor air hazards;

Formaldehyde, particulates, lead, pesticides, and remodeling hazards are the rare indoor pollutants.

The most common air pollutants include:
Carbon monoxide: 
CO is a colorless contaminant which is primarily released from heaters, appliances, and stoves. It is an odorless gas yet blocks the movement of oxygen and cause tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and headache.

Nitrogen dioxide: 
A product of kerosene combustion and natural gas. The excess of NO2 aggravates the mucous membrane of nose eye and throat and in high concentration can lead to shortness of breath.

Radon:
A radioactive gas that oozes from the rocks and soils under a home. Radon can enter a home through walls or drains. Long term exposure to radon is the prime cause of lung cancers nowadays.

Smoke:
A cigarette contains almost 4000 chemicals in traces; out of these, 200 are the poisonous and 43 carcinogens.

Tips To enjoy Stress-free summer and spring:

Seniors have typically weak immune system, and they may already suffer from a lung or health-related issues that make them more vulnerable to the indoor pollutants. If you are an older adult or have someone in your home, follow these tips to make the air healthier to breathe.

- Keep your windows open for at least an hour to bring the fresh air in.
- Never buy more than you need of a product that can trigger indoor pollution, especially pesticides and cleaning solvents.
- Always buy a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
- Regularly change the furnace filters as recommended by your HVAC technician.
- Clean carpets, upholstery, and draperies in the fall or once per year.
- Never forget cleaning ceiling fans and exhaust fans of your bathroom and kitchen in every fall.
- Always prioritize wood floors or tiles to the carpets.
- Heating ducts and dryer vents need to be cleaned every year.
- Keep a close eye on humidity and improve ventilation.
- Consider investing some bucks in the right equipment that can potentially eliminate the majority of irritants.
- Make sure there is no leakage of water from pipes or walls that may lead to the development of molds.

What specific ways do you use to ensure that your indoor remains a safe and healthy place for the elderly? 

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Here's why you should be concerned about keeping the indoor humidity controlled in Summer

Humidity is a foe to all! It causes extreme discomfort during the harsh summer of heat. Even worse, humidity in your place brings-in health hazards. The increased and unwanted moisture in the air leads to rot and mould on surfaces causing many health-related issues. Therefore, most of us would like to stay in an air-conditioned room.

Here is why everyone hates humidity in summer

- Hair and humidity can never get along - The clothes get stuck to your body the moment you step outside. - You feel like you need another one right after you get out of the shower. - Crowded subways and elevators. Hope you get the idea!

Can outdoor humidity be controlled?

There isn’t much you can do to avoid outdoor humidity. However, there are some steps you can pursue to maintain a good indoor humidity level (optimal level is between 45-60). This is the responsibility for homeowners and businesses alike to take some crucial steps to minimize summer humidity level in the indoor, so structural and furniture damages along with illness can be prevented to a significant extent.
  • Keep a close eye on humidity and temperature level in your home
  • Properly clean water leaks and sources of water standing in your place 
  • Check for the mouldy smell that is a precursor to fungus growth

How the humidity is removed from indoor?

  • One of the most popular methods to remove indoor humidity is air conditioning. When the air passes out of the coil, the air conditioner is functioned to pull out the unnecessary moisture in it.
  • The other common method is using a dehumidifier that either can be connected to ductwork or stands alone. 
  • HRV is another option to consider, as it is geared towards pushing moisture outside. It works fine with limited moisture. 
  • The most convenient way to keep humidity low is to keep your home surfaces dry. 
  • Certain areas of the home can cause stickiness and humidify your home. Basements, pipes, windows, and attic are the entryways for moisture. 

Damages from summer humidity:

Want to know what else humidity can do to ruin your day? Humidity can cause the following problems which you might not be aware of:

Humidity adversely impact the health

Humidity is a vital component of air quality. However, the presence of high vapour pressures is problematic for human health. In high humidity, people report the symptoms like: - Muscle cramps
- Nasal congestion
- Fatigue
- Headache
- Wheezing
You should never let humidity to linger – the high moisture leads towards the growth of contamination and mould that can cause severe health concerns.

Damaged furniture and décor:

High humidity can badly impact carpets and paintings and even upholstery can be damaged by the lingering moisture. Woodwork and mouldings are more likely to expand and become damaged in moisture

Damaged electronics:

The high amount of humidity can excel the conductivity of the insulators causing them to wear out prematurely. Moreover, the uncontrolled humidity also leads towards condensation which results in the short circuit of electronic equipment.

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Little deeds that will make your Summer beautiful

Little things matters and in fact, at times, it is only the little things that matter. Julia A Carney in her poem Little Things says;

Little deeds of kindness,

Little words of love,
Make our earth happy,
Like the Heaven above


While everybody is concerned about appliance replacement, upgrading home cooling essentials, doing insulation, cleaning filters etc, and all for their own comfort and ease, what if we talk instead, about doing something that brings comfort and happiness to somebody else? Have you ever thought that even your HVAC choices and the behaviours associated with them can bring a whole lot of positivity and produce a bulk of goodness? This blog is different today and that is because cool people think of cool things; not just for themselves but for others as well.



- Upgrade unit for the sake of the environment 

You might be all okay with your existing Air Conditioner unit which is not energy efficient. It could be an old unit, still comforting your summers but by not being energy efficient, causing a lot of carbon prints. So here goes the first to do; not for yourself but for mother Earth. Upgrade your unit in order to stop the harm that your existing system is causing. The comfort which you will get in return is, of course, your reward for making this kind choice.

- Show some kindness to the technicians 

Kindness costs nothing they say. It certainly does not and yet brings a chain of rewards in multiple forms. When you call a technician for installation, repair, maintenance & tune-up or any other kind of HVAC service, don't forget to show them some love and kindness. Imagine how hard would it be for us to enjoy cool summers and warm winters if these technicians were not there. Show them kindness by offering them a cold drink (as it's hot and they work hard), by appreciating what they do, by assisting them in handing them the tools, by thanking them warmly when they are done etc. When you are inclined to show kindness, you find ways to be as kind as you can in as many ways.

- Do some good for no money | Donate your appliances 

What if your HVAC choices could indirectly help brighten someone else's life? Nope, we aren't talking about the brand owner whose brand you purchase and consequently, make him rich. It's rather about helping someone who is in need of help. Fortunately, there are a number of philanthropic initiatives by the HVAC community to which you can contribute. For example, Philanthro Filters. Philanthro Filter donates a portion of every filter purchased from it for the well being of orphan children across the world. Simply by purchasing filters from such visionary suppliers, you could help someone in needs. Similarly, Lennox has its "Feel The Love" program which installs free of cost heating/cooling appliances at the homes of the needy people and these are offered by the well off homeowners. As you upgrade your home cooling appliances, donate the old appliances to such philanthropic programs.

Life is not all about finding ways to comfort one's own self. It is also about making the most of the opportunities to comfort others. This summer, develop a vision of spreading love and kindness in as many ways as you can. And you, by doing this, will always shine like a star.

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Get a complete Know-How about Red Tagged Furnace in Ontario

We will be discussing some basic facts of the red tags in Ontario to make you learn what they are and why they are issued and the process of red tag removal.

Introduction about Red Tag:

Red tags are most commonly known by the name of warning tag. It is an indication that the gas-powered appliance is in “unacceptable condition” and the person who is accountable for that appliance should take some action to fix the conditions.
As far as the seriousness of the problem is concerned, the technician would be required by law to shut off the supply of gas of the appliance. It is not just the furnaces that can be red tagged, in fact, warning tag can often be given to the water heaters or the gas dryer units or gas boilers

Why your furnace gets Red-Tagged?

If your furnace or the water heater is getting red tagged; it might be possible that it has been damaged or it has been deteriorated in a way that impairs the safe operation. Moreover, there could be some sort of issue within the condition of the piping or even the hoses and tubing too. What happens next contingent upon the type of red tag you have received? Since the common reg tags are: Immediate Red Tag (Category “A”) where a technician immediately cuts off the supply of gas to the furnace. Another type of red tagging is 30-Day Red Tag Warning ( category B ), where you are required to fix the system within 30 days. In the view of furnaces, the condition of a cracked form of the heat exchanger is one of the most common reasons for the red tagging. The heat exchanger has a set of coils repeatedly looped through the air flow in a heating system. Simply stated, the heat exchanger is the important component of the furnace, responsible to heat the air.

Overview plus detail about Red Tag Removal:

Now, we are sure that you would be much interested in learning about different methods for red tag removal. There are different processes you can follow to avoid red tags that end in the hefty repair bills. - You need to get your appliance completely inspected. You should be asking the technician to completely inspect with all sorts of faults that are being identified in the red tag. You should hire an experienced and certified gas technician who will inspect the appliance and make repairs if needed. - You can also send the clearance portion of the red tag to some well-known gas company. Make sure that the gas company has received the red tag set of clearance before the deadline. The tech will simply fill out clearance and simply re-activate the appliance.
Please note that if licensed, certified gas technicians as they find any appliance in “unacceptable condition,” are required by law to give it a red tag. There is no space to put yourself in the argument. 

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What to consider before Renting a Furnace in Ontario

The question which often haunts us as homeowners is whether we should buy a Furnace or rent it? People in Canada are more inclined towards renting a furnace. For the sake of consumer protection and removing all hassles regarding sales tactics, laws have been designed by the province of Ontario. The province of Alberta also passed legislation regarding this. Though you still need to be conscious before signing any agreement at the door, today's article demonstrates about two choices regarding your cooling and heating system; purchasing a Furnace or renting it.

Is renting a Furnace worth considering?

Renting a furnace seems modest at first glance - homeowners pay monthly payments which are quite feasible than the initial outlay. The cost has been a prime consideration for any family while making an investment for their homes. Presently, homeowners have found rentals a better alternative than purchasing it and paying all cost at one-go.

Here are a few things you should consider before making your mind for purchasing a furnace
ü  Rentals allow you to pay for the unit over an extended period or you won’t have to pay a hefty amount of your Furnace all at once.
ü  Canadian rental companies offer customers complimentary annual maintenance to keep their furnace working smoothly.
ü  You don’t pay extra for protection plans as it has already been included in the price of a rental. The rental companies come with full coverage protection– meaning you won't pay for furnace service and repairs. Moreover, in any event, a furnace break downs, the company shall replace the entire unit.

How to rent a Furnace:

Renting a furnace is a straightforward process. A homeowner will sign an agreement and upon the landlord’s approval and a signed contract, a new furnace will be installed immediately at his place and then he pays instalments after each month at a scheduled date. A renter doesn't pay any extra cost besides the fixed monthly payments.

Things to consider before renting a Furnace:

Once you have decided the furnace rental service as the best pick for you, don’t forget to consider the following facts:
ü  The company should be reputed and TSSA-certified with certifications for your region.
ü  Choose a company which offers easy and hassle-free installation and helps you to dispose of the old unit.
ü  Get a complete guideline or assistance regarding the payments, mark up rates and other important factors.

Wrapping up the article:

The final decision regarding purchasing or renting a furnace is up to your preference and budget. For some people, paying thousands of dollars in one-go isn't an option while some people lack a strong credit rating or had a bankruptcy. However, they still get a choice to go for some companies who don’t require excellent credit scoring for granting a loan or renting a commodity.

Despite all benefits, some homeowners still sense renting a furnace as an extra burden due to fewer choices of a Furnace brand, reduced flexibility, and higher overall cost. 

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Why would your Tank Water Heater Leak?

Reasons of a leaking Tank Water Heater
A leaking tank can be a lot of trouble. No one likes standing in the washroom all wet and wondering why did the water end so fast. Or coming back home to a leaking ceiling or a wet floor.
There can be multiple reasons behind a leaking water heater tank and different places from where it can leak. 
Some of the places it can leak from are:
- Water heater nipples 
- Water supply lines
- Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve
- Drain line
- In the tank
These are some of the very common places which can cause the water to leak and there can be many reasons behind it. 



Rust

All Water Heaters have anodes to prevent rusting but over time, the anode can start to fail. As most of the water heaters are made up of steel, they start rusting. You would be easily able to notice this problem as your water will start getting a little dirty due to the rust getting mixed in it. If the anode rod is not replaced, it can make your tank to leak.

Air Pressure
A strong air pressure is built up in your tank when the water coming from the exterior of your home has a strong pressure or the temperature is too high. This is not a very common problem but it can cause your tank to burst up at any time.

Build-up of Sediments

Most of the houses have hard water that comes into the water heaters and the hard water has different minerals dissolved in it. Those minerals start settling at the bottom of the tank and build up a strong layer. This layer then prevents water from heating fast or even heating at all which can eventually lead to a leak or even a burst.

Corrosion

Corrosion is very common and can happen to any kind of tank over time. This causes several small leaks which are then pretty hard to find.

General Wear and Tear

This is very much common and happens when the tanks get old. When a tank finally reaches the age of 9 to 10 years, it can start having leaks at different parts which are very general. You then probably need to replace those water heater tanks to avoid any inconvenience. 

Drain Valve

While people can jump to this conclusion very fast that there is something wrong with the hot water tank, they forget to check just this one place. It is very commonly seen that a loose drain valve might not give you a lot of trouble in the very beginning but it can start leaking a lot of water as the time passes. You just need to check if the drain valve is tightly closed or not, and if even it has some problem, you can easily replace it. 

Have you ever faced a leaking water heater scenario in your Toronto home? If yes, how did you tackle it? 

For all those homeowners struggling with their Water Heaters and planning to replace, here's our supreme collection of Toronto's best brands. 

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