Think the world of HVAC doesn’t change much? Think again! From the relatively recent advent of high-efficiency furnaces to the explosion in “smart home” thermostats and gadgets, HVAC is an ever-changing industry. By keeping up with new advances, you can ensure that you are getting the latest technology and making the best decisions for your home in terms of comfort, safety, and sustainability.
Here is our HVAC installation guide for 2023.
The Best Time to Install HVAC
When is the best time to install HVAC? Of course, you should try to install your new HVAC appliances before your current ones break down. No one wants to make an emergency call to their technician on the hottest or coldest days of the year. Plus, installing your new system when your HVAC company is less busy can mean better scheduling options for you and even discounts.
With our climate in Woodbridge and the GTA, the two slowest seasons for HVAC technicians are typically the spring and early fall. These are the best times to get all kinds of work done, from new installations to maintenance.
Considering getting new HVAC equipment? Contact our trusted team of professionals at Woodbridge GTA ClimateCare today!
Government Rebates for HVAC
You may have heard about the Ontario government’s Save on Energy Heating and Cooling Program. Unfortunately, these rebates are cancelled in 2023.
However, there are still national government rebates for HVAC. One option is the Greener Homes Grant program. Through this program, you can get both grants and interest-free loans. The grants range from $125 to $5,000. Before you make a purchase with this program in mind, we recommend that you speak to your HVAC technician and make sure that the equipment you’re purchasing is eligible for this grant program.
If you have gas HVAC appliances, you may also benefit from the Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate. This rebate cuts down on the cost of an energy audit from Enbridge. It can help you identify whether you need to replace your furnace or attic insulation or improve the air seal of your home.
New HVAC Features for 2023
HVAC manufacturers are always improving efficiency and adding new features to their products. Some of the most exciting new things you can get your hands on in 2023 include:
- Better smart thermostats: Smart thermostats can do even more than they used to. Some integrate with Alexa, Siri, and Google Home. Others act as security systems, alerting you if someone is in the home. Some of the best features are more directly related to HVAC, like telling you if your furnace or air conditioner needs maintenance.
- Heat Pump systems: There are many new options for energy efficiency on the market, and heat pump is one of the best. You can now use these systems to heat or cool your home, often for much less than alternative systems.
HVAC Support from Woodbridge GTA ClimateCare
If you’re considering getting new HVAC equipment in 2023, we can help you make the best decisions for your home. Reach out to our team today.