Understanding Fan Coil Actuators in Condo HVAC Systems

In a condo fan coil system, the actuator is a motorized device responsible for controlling valve operations. Working harmoniously with the thermostat, it regulates the room temperature by managing the flow of hot or cold water through the coil. Actuator failures are one of the major reported reasons for service calls when it comes to…
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Condo ERV Repair & Maintenance – Importance of Air Balancing

ERV, also known as Energy Recovery Ventilator, is an integral part of a home’s ventilation system. These systems are designed to improve indoor air quality by bringing fresh outdoor air while exhausting stale indoor air. They work by transferring the energy from the outgoing exhaust air to the incoming fresh air, which helps to precondition…
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Flashing HPS Red Light on Your Condo Heat Pump System

If you notice a red high-pressure switch (HPS) light on your condo heat pump’s circuit board, it typically signals an issue related to elevated refrigerant pressure. The HPS serves as a safety mechanism, designed to deactivate the heat pump compressor when refrigerant pressure becomes excessively high. This illuminated light indicates a potential problem requiring expert…
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Why Do Condo Heat Pumps Fail In Winter?

Condo Heat Pumps aka Water Source Heat Pumps have different requirements during heating or air conditioning seasons. By understanding these requirements and taking preventative measures, residents & property managers can ensure optimal performance throughout the cold season. What Are The 5 Most Common Reasons Condo Heat Pumps Fail During Winter? 1. Low Water Temperature Low…
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Lifespan of HVAC Systems in Condos: An Expert Guide

Knowing the HVAC Lifespan In Your Condo can help you Plan & Budget for Maintenance, Repair and Replacement when necessary. Regular maintenance and good repair practices will eliminate the root cause of issues associated with in-suite HVAC systems. This article will provide a comprehensive guide to the Average Lifespan of Five (5) Common HVAC Systems Used In Condos: Fan coil systems, Heat pumps, PTAC…
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Why My Condo Heater Blowing Cold Air?

If you’re a condo owner, you know how important it is to have a functional heating system during the colder months. Unfortunately, there may come a time when your condo heater starts to blow cold air instead of hot. This can be frustrating, but there are several steps you can take to fix the problem.…
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Furnace Prices In 2023 | Toronto & GTA

Are you looking for a new furnace in Toronto? Our comprehensive guide to furnace prices in Toronto will help you understand the factors that impact the cost of a new furnace and installation, including the size of the furnace, its efficiency rating, and the complexity of the peojct. Get started by comparing quotes from local heating and cooling…
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Omega Heat Pump Flashing LPS Red Light. What Does It Mean?

A red low-pressure switch (LPS) light on a condo heat pump circuit board or control panel typically indicates that the system is experiencing low refrigerant pressure. The LPS is a safety pressure switch that is designed to shut off the heat pump if the refrigerant pressure in the system becomes too low. When the light…
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How To Tender Your Building Fan Coil or Heat Pump Projects?

Many property managers struggle with older In-Suite HVAC systems once they pass the expected life expectancy. Whether you are looking to do annual/semi-annual maintenance or building a wide HVAC retrofit project, the board of directors will need to have a proper tendering process to select the right contractor for your building. Here we outlined a…
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What Are The Best Heat Pumps For My Condo? – Toronto & GTA

Our clients often ask, “what is the best heat pump for my condo?”  We are restricted by Condo HVAC requirements, space, compatibility, and liability issues in a condo environment. Therefore, we may only have a few choices when selecting the correct replacement heat pump system for your condo. Condo Heat Pump System Condo Heat pump…
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Why Is a Bad Smell Coming Out of My Condo HVAC System?

Do you smell musty in your home? Bad odour is one of the most reported problems by condo residents. This is mainly due to the lack of HVAC maintenance in your condo suite. Filter replacement isn’t only enough to have perfect indoor air quality. During the summer months, condensation causes a lot of moisture &…
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All You Need To Know About Fan Coil Replacement – Before & After

If you’re currently scheduled for a fan coil retrofit project, here is how you can prepare before & after the work is completed. Book the service elevator for the day of installation. Ensure there is a minimum of 6 ft or 2 Metres clearance around the fan coil area. Our technicians will use different tools,…
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6 Ways To Eliminate Excessive Humidity & Condensation Levels In Your Condo?

Condensation & excessive levels of humidity can cause potential problems for your condo apartment. Most Toronto condo owners and property managers have to deal with some degree of challenge regarding excessive humidity in the apartment. Now in Toronto, the majority of downtown waterfront condos suffer more during hotter summer days because of Lake Ontario water…
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6 Reasons Your Condo Gets Too Hot or Too Cold In The Winter? – Condo Tips

Many condo owners in Toronto contact us when they feel like the temperature in their space is either too hot or too cold consistently. This is one of the most reported problems in residential low-rise & high-rise buildings. In this guide, we would like to examine six (6) common causes of in-suite temperature imbalances and…
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Condo Fan Coil Change Over From Air Conditioning To Heating

Toronto weather is getting colder at night and this means that condo building managers will begin to post announcements and notices around the building common area to notify the residents about the in-suite fan coil changeovers. Although Building staff usually use every communication medium to communicate with the residents, building managers are reporting that many residents are…
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