Why summer brings the biggest challenge for homeowners

The humidity of Ontario summers and the potential for stress on the body makes it important to keep your home’s air conditioning system updated and in good working order.

“There are still elderly people without air conditioning in their homes,” says Frank Cullen, owner of Cullen Heating and Air Conditioning in Oshawa. “It’s so unhealthy, and really hard on the elderly.”

The top aggravation to homeowners is having the air conditioning system break down, says Cullen. He points out people can get by without heat for periods of time in cold weather by dressing in layers, but there’s little relief to be found in humid weather if the air conditioning system stops working.

“The biggest demand is hot water and air conditioning,” he agrees. “When it comes to aggravating people, if it’s hot weather, it’s hard to get away from it.”

Upgrading an older air conditioning system before it fails will save homeowners money on their electricity bill in the long run, he points out.

“The new units are 50 per cent less costly to run,” he says. “The older ones use more hydro, and even if the old one is working, it could go at any time.”

With four crews of professionally trained and insured installers, Cullen Air Conditioning and Heating can book jobs within a matter of days, offering a 10-year warranty on the product and five to 10 years on labour. The company has been in business since 1985, serving Durham Region homeowners to top customer reviews. More than 80 per cent of the company’s business comes from referrals from happy customers, a reputation Cullen prides himself on.

Homeowners can get a free estimate for new air conditioning, with on-site pricing done once it’s determined what size of air conditioner is right for the size of the house. Most installation jobs can be completed in half a day to a day, says Cullen.

Once the new air conditioning system is installed, it’s important to keep the outdoor unit clean, keep it free from any grass and shrubs growing around it and keep the furnace air filter clean, says Cullen.

Cullen Heating & Air Conditioning provides a full range of residential services for your home comfort, including air conditioning, furnace installation, custom ductwork, supply and installation of water heaters, and heat pumps.

Call Cullen Heating & Air Conditioning at 905-725-9731, or schedule an appointment online.

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