Need Air Conditioning In Sudbury? Find The Right Unit Here!
This week’s heat wave in Sudbury had us all escaping indoors for some much-needed A/C!
Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a heat warning for Sudbury on Monday. Since then, temperatures have risen to the high 30s with the humidex!
While they’ve let up a bit near the end of the week, this isn’t the last we’ll see of extreme heat and humidity this summer.
According to the official 2023 summer forecast, Ontario can expect a changeable summer. Hot periods will persist but will be graciously broken up by frequent cold fronts. Suffice it to say that more 30-degree weather is en route.
Is your A/C able to keep up with the demand?
For many old, reliable air conditioners, they just can’t take the heat!
Or maybe you've never had A/C before. Is this intense heat making you think twice about investing in home cooling?
If you read our last blog, you’ll know A/C is the #1 way to protect against heat-related illness. Air conditioning helps fight off and control heat and humidity, which can heop protect you during even the most intense heat wave.
Whether you’re in the market for your first system or a replacement, our team at Campeau Heating is here to help!
3 Popular Types of Air Conditioning Units
We make choosing air conditioning in Sudbury, Ontario, easy and affordable.
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A traditional air conditioner typically refers to a central unit.
This type of A/C is a whole-home cooling solution. As long as it’s sized correctly, it is powerful enough to cool your entire house!
Central air conditioning is also considered quite luxurious - for more reasons than one.
Benefits of a Central A/C:
- Fast and effective cooling
- Enhanced energy efficiency
- Minimal noise
- Improved indoor air quality
- Increased comfort
These cooling systems are incredibly durable and long-lasting too. With the proper A/C maintenance, they can last 15-20 years!
How Does a Central A/C Work?
The system comprises two units - one indoor ventilator and one outdoor condenser. They work together to pull in warm air from within your home, convert it to cool air, and then return it.
To deliver this newly cooled air throughout the home, central A/C requires ductwork and vents.
Cooled air travels through the ductwork and releases through vents - effectively cooling each room!
A ductless air conditioner work similarly to a central. But its goal is quite the opposite.
Instead of cooling the entire home, ductless systems provide zoned cooling.
Zoned cooling individually treats different rooms (zones) in your home. It allows you to control the temperature of each of these zones separately!
Many buildings and areas benefit hugely from this cooling system. A few examples include apartments, garages, spare bedrooms or cottages!
Let’s break each area down:
Apartments and spare bedrooms both have guests living in them. Having these areas controlled by personal preference ensures those occupants experience optimal comfort.
Garages and work sheds aren’t used as frequently. So they don’t need constant temperature control. But having the option to cool the space down during a big project can make a huge difference!
Lastly, cottages are the top choice for a ductless A/C system. They are especially popular in seasonal cottages, which are usually unoccupied for much of the year. Air conditioning is only needed here during cottage season (May - September). Cottages are typically smaller and only require cooling in specific rooms as well. This makes ductless A/Cs the more practical and energy-efficient choice!
Benefits of a Ductless A/C:
- Space saving
- Easy installation
- Increased energy efficiency
- Personalized comfort
- Great indoor air quality
How Does a Ductless A/C Work?
A ductless air conditioner works much the same way as a central system. Each unit has a fan and evaporator that connects to an outdoor compressor via refrigerant lines.
The air cools as it travels through the refrigerant lines to the compressor. Once cooled, it returns to the indoor unit to circulate the room.
There is no need to install ductwork or vents within your home. Just a few holes to fit the refrigerant lines through, and that's it!
Geothermal Heat Pump
Did you know? Geothermal is one of the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions!
These systems draw thermal energy from the earth's surface to cool your home. In doing so, they can save 20-50% on cooling costs compared to conventional systems.
Benefits of a Heat Pump:
- Lower operating costs
- Quiet operation
- Low maintenance
- Increased home value
- Environmentally friendly
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
While it may seem odd to cool your home with the earth, we promise the process is 100% effective!
Outdoor temperatures vary based on season and time of day. But underground temperatures (a few feet below the surface) remain consistent.
Your heat pump can convert this thermal energy into efficient cooling using either,
a) A closed-loop system or
b) An open-loop system.
Another cool thing about geothermal systems is that they can provide cooling and heating! They even do so in a variety of forms!
Whether you want a forced air, radiant or hot water heating system, your geothermal heat pump can do it!
Learn more about how a geothermal heat pump works.
Choosing The Right A/C Unit For Your Home
Selecting the right A/C for your home can be daunting.
With so many options available, how do you know which is best for your home, budget and lifestyle?
At Campeau Heating, our cooling experts are always ready to help you find the best A/C.
Factors to Consider When Choosing an A/C:
- Energy efficiency standards
- Home size
- Noise level
- Maintenance Needs
- Available space
- Desired features
These factors help guide the decision-making process. This ensures you choose the right system for your home.
Cool Down This Summer With Campeau Heating
Are you looking for reliable air conditioning in Sudbury? You’ve found it!
At Campeau Heating, we service homes, cottages and businesses with the best cooling products!
Ready to cool down? Give us a call!
Reach our office at (705) 560-2441 or contact us online.