A Short-Cycling AC May Be a Short-Lived AC!

September 6th, 2021
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A central air conditioning system runs in cycles: the thermostat sends a request for cooling to the air conditioner’s control board, the board turns on the compressor to place refrigerant under pressure, and the refrigerant circulates to remove heat from indoors. The cycle concludes after the thermostat registers the AC has met the target temperature, causing the compressor to cycle down (although the blower fan may continue to run).

A standard cooling cycle lasts for 15 minutes or more. This is the minimum time necessary for all parts of the AC to put in the work to make a noticeable difference in the indoor temperature. On hotter days, the cycle will last longer. 

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Why Is There Ice on Your AC?

August 23rd, 2021
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Ice appearing on parts of an air conditioning system, usually along the indoor evaporator coil, is a common HVAC problem, and one that people often misunderstand. To someone unfamiliar with how air conditioning works, seeing ice may simply seem like a sign the AC is working extremely well, making the air so cold that it’s creating ice. 

This isn’t what’s happening. Ice should never appear on an air conditioning system, and its presence makes it harder for an AC to do its job. If the air conditioner doesn’t receive repairs, the ice will continue to grow and eventually cause the AC to stop cooling entirely.

Below we’re going to look at why ice might form on your air conditioner and why you need it fixed right away. 

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Temprite Is a Partner With Habitat for Humanity

August 9th, 2021

Since 2013, Temprite Climate Solutions has been a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN). The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to “bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.” Habitat VIN operates with the help of volunteers and donors to build decent, affordable homes so local families can live better lives. Our partnership with Habitat VIN is important for us to help to provide sustainable, affordable housing for local families.

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Announcement Regarding COVID-19 Safety Protocols

August 5th, 2021

As the rate of COVID-19 infections in our area continues to decline, Temprite Climate Solutions remains committed to prioritizing the safety of our customers and employees.

We respect the decisions of our employees to continue to wear masks for their safety as well as the safety of others. Temprite continues to provide PPE and sanitation supplies for our office team and field technicians. At a customer’s request, our staff will respect the comfort level of the client for masking and PPE precautions.

We are proud to do our part and support our employees’ efforts to help diminish the possible risk of infection in the community.

For a job done right, call Temprite!

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Your AC Is Cooling … But Not as Much as It Should

July 26th, 2021
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A properly installed central air conditioning system for a home is supposed to create comfort throughout the house. Air conditioning systems are designed to provide 11°C of cooling for a house, and that’s often more than enough for people to feel comfortable (provided the air conditioning system is large enough).

But what if your AC isn’t holding up its promise? If you turn on the AC, set it to a comfortable (but not too cold) setting of 26°C, and it isn’t much hotter than 37°C outside (a pretty hot day for us), but you don’t feel the house cooling down like you expect, you may have an air conditioner problem. 

Below will look at some reasons your air conditioner is losing its cooling capacity and struggling to make your summer as cool as you want it.

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Take Advantage of These Rebates for Heat Pump Installation

July 12th, 2021
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At Temprite Climate Solutions, we are not only in the business of helping people solve comfort problems in their homes. We also find ways to help our customers save energy with the installation of high-efficiency equipment. Making the upgrade to better energy efficiency doesn’t have to be as costly as you may believe: there are several rebates available that can significantly reduce costs.

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Watch Out for AC Refrigerant Leaks!

June 28th, 2021
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Many of the most common problems that can affect a central air conditioning system occur during the last five or so years of the system’s service life. Wear and tear take their toll—even with regular maintenance done each year—and the AC will require attention from professionals until it reaches the point where it costs less to have a new system installed than to continue with repairs.

In this post, we’re looking at a problem that can strike earlier in an AC’s service life, sometimes starting after five years: refrigerant leaks. The copper lines that carry refrigerant through the air conditioner can corrode because of chemicals found in household air, and this often causes refrigerant to escape. Refrigerant loss is a major problem for an AC, that will lower its effectiveness and efficiency and can also cause a catastrophic breakdown. We’ll give you some help understanding these problems and spotting the signs you need air conditioning service in Campbell River, BC to fix refrigerant leaks.

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Get Your AC Tuned-Up Before the Summer Heat!

June 1st, 2021
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Are you enjoying the spring weather? This is one of the most relaxing times of the year when it comes to outside temperatures, hitting that sweet spot between too cool and too hot. But these spring temperatures won’t last much longer. Your home’s air conditioning system will soon start its regular work of cooling down your family—and it might not be ready for the job.

There’s one way to make sure your AC is prepared for the summer, and that’s with a professional tune-up and inspection. Thanks to professional maintenance, you can lower the chance you’ll need to call for AC repair in Parksville, BC or have an air conditioner that wastes money whenever it comes on. 

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The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

May 17th, 2021
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If you found your way to this post, you probably have plans for a new water heater installation in Qualicum Beach, BC this summer. Not only do you have the plans, you have an idea to make the switch from a standard storage water heater (a.k.a. a tank water heater) to a tankless water heater. 

We approve of considering tankless water heaters, which offer many benefits for households. Although a tankless water heater might not fit with your home’s needs—no two households have the same water usage patterns and requirements—you’ll at least benefit from taking a look at what one of these systems can offer you. 

Below we’ll look into the main benefits of using a tankless water heater.

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What a UV Air Purifier Can Do for a Home

April 19th, 2021
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If you’re looking to improve your home’s indoor air quality, you have several options for air quality devices. There are basic filters and room air purifiers you can purchase from stores, but these rarely offer much improvement. The best route is to contact a professional HVAC contractor who works with specialized air quality equipment, such as air filtration and air purification systems, humidity controls, and heat recovery ventilators (HRVs). 

One air cleaning option is the UV air purifier, also known as a UV germicidal light. We offer service to install UV germicidal lights and can answer any questions you might have about them. We’ll address a few of the main questions below to give you a better idea of what UV purification systems do and if you need one. 

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