Tired of dozens of sleepless nights and sweltering days every summer? An air conditioner from Good Guys Heating Cooling & Plumbing can make them a bad memory. We install a variety of cooling systems that suit the needs of different homes.
For detached houses with ducted heating systems, we usually recommend a heat pump as the heating and cooling system of choice. A heat pump is like and air conditioner that can operate in reverse- providing you with cooling in the summer and saving you up to 60% on heating costs in the winter. Up to $11,000 in government rebates are now available on heat pumps. See our heat pumps page to learn more.
For townhouses with ductwork or homes where the year-round noise of a heat pump is a concern, we recommend a central air conditioner. We sell some of the quietest heat pumps you can buy, and they can be quieter than most new washing machines are when they are spinning the clothes. This amount of noise is rarely of concern in most detached houses, except when it must be placed right outside a window in a frequently occupied room. For townhouses, strata councils and municipal bylaws can often be very strict when it comes to these noises, so we more often recommend and air conditioner, as it will only be running on hot summer days.
For air conditioning in a condominium or a house with hot water heating, we recommend Mitsubishi Mr. Slim ductless split air conditioners. These units have indoor units that are mounted near the ceiling so they do not require ductwork to distribute the air.
Mr. Slim M-Series indoor unit
Some people are surprised at the cost of installing a ductless system, which starts at about $6500 for a system with a single indoor unit (additional indoor units cost about the same). This is because they are often compared to much less expensive portable air conditioners. However, ductless units are much more efficient and are made to last much longer than portable units. Their installation involves connecting the indoor and outdoor units with copper refrigerant lines, running power to both units, running drainage for the indoor unit, and loading the refrigerant. To do a proper job, this process usually takes two technicians at least 8 hours.Advantages of a ductless split air conditioner compared to a portable air conditioner include:
1) The system is quieter indoors because the compressor (the noisiest part) is in the outdoor unit.
2) The cold air will be disributed better since the unit is mounted near the ceiling, so the cold air can gradually fall down after it is blown across the room.
3) A drain will be installed so you won’t have to empty a tray.
4) They are much more efficient & reliable.
A variety of sizes are available to cool anything from a small room to a large open area in a home, and multiple indoor units can be attached to a single outdoor unit. We also install Mr.Slim M-Series heat pumps that can provide ultra-efficient heating as well as air conditioning.
Good Guys Heating & Cooling: Your top choice for air conditioning installations
Today’s high-tech air conditioning systems won’t provide the comfort, reliability, quietness, and energy efficiency they are capable of if they are not installed properly. As the systems have become more complex, so has their installation. At Good Guys Heating Cooling & Plumbing, our weekly training sessions ensure our installers have the knowledge to perform top quality installations. We allow them to spend the time necessary to design, install, and set up your system for optimal performance.
Call 604 GOOD GUY (604 466 3489) for more information or to schedule a free quote on an air conditioner installation. Or use our online schedule quote form.
You can see a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim unit and a Lennox SL18 air conditioner in operation in our showroom at 12981 80th Ave in Surrey.