Daikin Inverter Technology
Daikin offers their heating and cooling systems with Inverter Technology? What does that mean? Inverter (variable speed) HVAC systems are an energy saving technology that helps to reduce wasted operation in HVAC systems. Temperature is adjusted by changing the motor speed rather than turning the motor on then turning it off. Your comfort is maintained and your system operates at an energy conserving level. A simple analogy is comparing how your car performs in stop and go traffic versus cruising at highway speed making small adjustments to road conditions. Inverter technology allows your furnace to cruise along efficiently. Temperature is adjusted by changing motor speed and maintaining your comfort while operating at an energy conserving level. Inverter technology not only saves you money on your energy bills but helps prevent temperature swings in your home. You will feel the difference. Daikin inverter systems are also engineered to achieve lower operating sound levels. Finally the increased efficiency of the inverter technology system will reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system and therefore contributes to longevity and durability.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
- After turning the power off to the unit, rinse outdoor coil annually with a garden hose to remove dust, grass cuttings, etc.
- Check unit operation annually. Do not wait until you need cool air! Annual maintenance is recommended.
- It is recommended that the thermostat be set no lower than 21ºC (70ºF) for cooling. Below this temperature, ice could form on the indoor coil, possibly resulting in damage to the equipment.
- If ice forms on the connectors going into the indoor coil or outdoor unit, turn the equipment off and call for service immediately!
- In cooling mode, do not lower temperature setting on the thermostat unless the outdoor unit has been off for five minutes. The breaker will probably trip or a fuse may blow if you turn it on too soon.
Does the Air Conditioner Sit on a Pad or a Bracket?
It really depends on the location of the condenser unit.
It is preferable to mount the unit on brackets attached to the foundation. This will eliminate any strain on the line sets due to movement of the ground around the foundation. Call us to discuss if this option is right for your installation.
Noise Levels of Our Air Conditioner Units
The outside noise that comes from the condenser is 64 to 74 decibels (dB).
A hair dryer at three meters is 80 dB. The interior noise of the average car at 100km is 70 dB.
Our equipment suppliers offer the quietest air conditioner units available. Call us to discuss different units that are available.
I Have Two Furnaces, Do I Need Two Air Conditioner Units?
Tell us where the comfort issue is and at what time. Is it during dinner? At bedtime? If it is at bedtime and all the bedrooms are upstairs – it really might be possible to provide cooling only to that floor.
Troubleshooting Your Furnace or Air Conditioner
Please check the following before calling us for service. These are problems that homeowners tend to overlook and are not covered by warranty.
Step 1: Is your thermostat set to the correct function?
Step 2: Has the power to the furnace been shut off?
- Electrical panel breaker
- Power switch located close to furnace of high in the basement stairwell
- Ensure the furnace fan door is on properly
Step 3: Is the filter clean? A dirty filter will eventually cause service problems and drastically decrease efficiency of both the furnace and air conditioner.
Step 4: High-efficiency furnaces have a System 636 PVC vent pipe which terminates on the side of home or through the roof. Ensure this is not blocked by debris, snow or ice.
If you cannot locate the problem by following these steps and require service, take note of the furnace model and serial number and call us.
Equipment Maintenance and Care Guide
Annual Maintenance will improve the efficiency and prolong the life of your equipment. Your equipment should only be serviced by a qualified service technician.
Annual Maintenance is required to maintain your manufacturer’s warranty.
Caution: Do not perform any maintenance without turning OFF the power to the equipment.
Please see our blog posts relating to your specific maintenance needs.