Home Heating Solutions from Atlantis
When searching for a new furnace replacement within the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Areas, Atlantis is your first choice for superior product quality and expert installation. Atlantis is a Lennox Premier Dealer that has been serving our clients for over 16 years.
Our comfort advisors will come to your home to go through the many options that are available to you. We sell and service many brands and models so we will be able to solve any HVAC problem and complete it within your budget. Our comfort advisors will give you all the available ENERGY STAR qualified furnace information that will lead to lower gas bills and keep you and your family in perfect comfort.
Getting the Most Out of Your Furnace
The fact is, a furnace problem can occur at any time of the year, whether it’s hot or cold outside. Problems are most likely to arise with older model furnaces, therefore it's best to have yours serviced regularly to avoid or predict any upcoming or possible issues. We will inspect to identify any problems, then provide and explain your available options. We are firm believers in providing the best, most practical and most affordable solutions to all of our valued customers.
Furnaces are susceptible to a variety of problems; the risk of some can be minimized with the following tips:
- Ensure that your filter is clean
- Make sure that all vents are open and clear of any blockages
- Keep the furnace area clear and clean
- Maintain a good humidity level
- Get regular furnace tune-ups
We understand that our Ontario winters are often treacherous and that having a broken or poorly running furnace can be both uncomfortable and dangerous. We keep our trucks stocked up to offer a 24 hour emergency service to help you out when you might need it the most.
So whether you’re in need of a scheduled maintenance visit, a repair, a complete furnace replacement or a brand new installation; trust Atlantis HVAC Systems Inc. to handle all of your heating needs. With over 25 years of providing superior service to our clients, we have the knowledge and the expertise to handle all of your HVAC requirements.
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**When Replacing The Outdoor Unit, Should The Indoor Unit Also Be Replaced?
The answer is most likely YES, but this is mainly due to four main reasons:
Matched system design
All outdoor cooling units are specifically designed to work with matched indoor units for optimum efficiency and performance. Air conditioners and heat pumps may "work" with other indoor units, but the result is a definite compromise in overall system performance.
In recent years, indoor blower coil units have undergone numerous design advances—especially in the areas of air handling performance, filtering efficiency and operating sound levels. A new outdoor unit will also include the latest design advances.
Higher cooling and heating efficiency
The cooling and/or heating efficiency rating assigned to a given air conditioner or heat pump is based on matched system performance. While you may gain higher efficiency by replacing only the outdoor unit, the efficiency levels (and savings) will not be as high as with a matched system.
If an air conditioner or heat pump outdoor unit is 10 years old and needs to be replaced, the indoor unit is just as old and has been subjected to the same amount of wear and tear. Replacing both units means you won't have to replace the indoor unit in a short time—you'll have years of service from both units.
A new unit also gives you a new product warranty. Replacing the indoor unit at the same time as the outdoor unit gives you added peace of mind, knowing the new warranty covers the entire system.
At first, replacing only an air conditioner or heat pump outdoor unit may appear to be a bargain. That is, until you consider the lower efficiency, decreased reliability and high cost of ownership associated with single-unit replacement. It may cost more to replace an entire system, but this gives you more efficiency, reliability and comfort.
**Why Is It Important To Have Regular Maintenance On My Home Comfort System?
You wouldn't buy a brand-new car and expect to never have to put air in the tires, change the oil and check out any unusual noises, would you? In the same way that an automobile requires periodic maintenance for optimal performance, a home comfort system should be regularly inspected by a qualified technician. Contact us Today to ensure your Furnace and Indoor Air Quality equipment is working properly and efficient before winter arrives!
**Replace or Repair Factors
It’s not easy to know whether you should repair or replace your home’s heating and cooling system, especially if you’re facing an emergency situation. While there’s no hard-and-fast rule, there are some important considerations to keep in mind as you make your decision.
-Age of your system
Air conditioners and heat pumps last an average of 10 to 12 years, while furnaces have a life span of around 15 to 20 years. If your equipment is within those ranges, expect more repairs in the near future.
-Cost of repairs
As a good rule of thumb, Consumer Reports recommends replacing a product when repairs exceed 50% of the cost of a new one.* Your Local Dealer is a great resource for current promotions that could significantly reduce the cost of a new system.
Many local utility companies also offer incentives for upgrading to high-efficiency systems. By replacing your older system with a high-efficiency one, you’ll not only benefit from these one-time rebates and credits, but you can also enjoy significant utility savings every month.
If you’re concerned with your energy footprint, you may be surprised to know that your heating and cooling system accounts for about 50% of your home’s energy use.** Upgrading to new ENERGY STAR® qualified equipment ensures your units meet or exceed federal standards for energy efficiency.
-How well your system is performing
Do you feel like you have to constantly adjust your thermostat to stay comfortable? Does your air conditioner or furnace make noises when it starts up? Does your air feel stuffy or damp? If any of these issues are getting in the way of your home comfort, it may be time to get a new system installed.