There’s nothing quite as refreshing as stepping into a cool, comfortable home on a hot, humid summer day. It’s a sensation we’ve enjoyed since 1902 when modern air conditioning was invented by Willis Carrier. For most people, it’s hard to imagine life without it.
Home air conditioning systems are available in three main categories: traditional split-system AC units, packaged air conditioners and ductless systems. Each of these operate by the same basic process to lower the temperature and dehumidify the air in our homes. They all require an evaporator coil, a condenser coil, a compressor and refrigerant to essentially pull heat and humidity out of the home while returning cooler air to your living spaces. Regardless of which type of system works best for your home, correctly sizing it will provide the best results in comfort, performance and energy-efficiency.
Today’s air conditioners are available in single-stage, two-stage and multi-stage models. Think of cooling stages as gears on a bicycle or a car. Single-stage models are like a bicycle with one gear. It’s great on a flat stretch of road, but takes a lot more energy to go up a steep hill. Two-stage models add a second gear, one to handle every day cooling needs, and a second gear to provide additional cooling as needed. Multi-stage air conditioners are like cruise control on your car, adjusting up and down as needed to provide comfort and efficiency as weather conditions change.
Air conditioners are typically rated two ways: cooling capacity and energy efficiency. When you ask the question, “what size AC unit do I need?” you’ll be interested in cooling capacity as measured in BTUH or tons. To compare energy efficiency between different AC units, you’ll usually look for the SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which is kind of like the air conditioner version of Km per Litre for a car.
When you turn to the Carrier experts at Zed-Air Heating and Air Conditioning for your home comfort system needs, you’ll find a comprehensive selection of air conditioners designed to fit any home and nearly any budget. Of course, the cost of a new air conditioner often reflects the comfort benefits, performance and length of warranties.
Some Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Air Conditioner:
Has your home been cool enough in the summer?
How long do you intend to keep your house?
Do you see yourself enjoying your system for years, or are you upgrading your system to increase the resale value of your home?
Have you considered investing more money in your equipment now to save money in long-term energy costs?
Are you looking to save on your up-front equipment costs?
How important is air quality to you?
Does anyone at home suffer from asthma, allergies?
Do you have pets in your home?
Is controlling the humidity something you have considered?
Here Are Some of Our Featured Products
If There’s an Air of Superiority to These Units, It’s Because They’re the Quietest, Most Efficient AC Units We Make
The Infinity 19VS is different in a lot of ways. It offers variable-speed compression that can step down in 5 stages to as low as 25% of its capacity. That's huge from a comfort perspective. The ability to run in lower speeds most of the time makes it quieter and more adept at removing humidity and keeping temperatures even. Plus, those lower speeds are the sweet spot for the unit's best efficiency levels and for getting the most benefit out of other systems you might have like an air purifier because of more constant air flow through the system.
Infinity® Series Air Conditioners
With the Infinity 17 air conditioner you can have two-stage compressor comfort that lets the system bring up the cool if needed while functioning mostly in low-stage where you enjoy the highest efficiency and amazing dehumidification.
It's also generally quieter in low stage and, if paired with an Infinity variable-speed indoor unit and an Infinity control, this cooling system can provide even smarter energy and comfort management.
Performance™ Series Air Conditioners
Presenting a reliable, energy-efficient and quiet way to cool your space—no matter how much space you have.
In addition to a traditional air conditioner, our Performance series line includes a compact AC unit for tighter installations.
Both types can operate more quietly than most dishwashers and offer impressive SEER ratings.
Performance series air conditioners offer that perfect balance between budget limits you may have today and your desire for long-term energy saving.
Cased Coil - The Perfect Complement to Your Heat Pump or Air Conditioner
Okay, so maybe an evaporator coil isn’t exactly the kind of purchase you’re dying to show off to your friends and family.
But if you like your air conditioner or heat pump to perform at its highest-possible level of efficiency, it’s a difference everyone’s sure to notice.
The Infinity® System
Introducing the ultimate expression of Carrier® expertise and innovation - Infinity® System includes top-of-the-line heating and cooling products that offer a range of capabilities and patented technologies. Our advanced system control allows you to synchronize your comfort needs, receive energy reports to better maximize savings and more. The Infinity System is smarter, more efficient and more powerful than our non-communicating systems. It redefines comfort as we know it. The Ideal Humidity system actively controls both temperature and humidity in the home to provide the best comfort all year long. Other systems depend on heating or cooling demand to manage the moisture in the air. But, Ideal Humidity gives the homeowner the right amount of humidity day and night, even in mild weather. No other manufacturer can do this! Ideal Humidity saves energy, too. By keeping humidity under control, the homeowner can set their thermostat lower to stay comfortable and save energy! Click here to learn more about Ideal Humidity.
Carrier® Ideal Humidity™ Technology
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Zed Air is the best choice for your new air conditioner. All our installers are licenced! Our installers take pride in what they do. They make every effort to ensure the job is done right the first time. Before starting an installation they protect your home with floor coverings and will take the time to go over the procedure with you and describe how the new refrigerant lines will be installed and where the new unit will be installed. When they are finished they will go over what they did with you and make sure you understand how to operate and maintain your new equipment. If there is anything you are not quite happy with they will gladly make any adjustments needed to ensure you are completely satisfied with your new A/C installation.
It’s the Little Things That Count
Our installers don’t take short cuts. The job is done the right way… not the easy way. Our installers are paid by the hour not by the job! Their goal is to provide you with the neatest job possible.
We have the right tools for the job. After every installation our A/C’s are pressure tested at 300 PSI for 15 minutes All of our units are evacuated to 500 microns as per manufacturer instructions. All of our units are accurately charged with the right amount of refrigerant
The A/C is always left operating at maximum efficiency. All warranty info and users guide are left with the homeowner. A review of how to operate your new system, the work performed and your invoice is done before they leave.
Don’t Worry We Got You Covered!
We are always here if you need us, just call and our customer service department will take care of you! All of our units come with a 10-year parts warranty and 2-year labour warranty. All of our units are eligible for a 10-year parts and 10-year labour warranty.