HVAC Service and Repair in North Vancouver
You can rely on Morningstar to recommend and install the best heating and cooling system for your North Vancouver home or business. Our service is second to none. Morningstar works with top brands to offer you the latest equipment in design, technology, reliability and energy efficiency. We offer HVAC services in North Vancouver as well as in Whistler, Squamish, Britannia Beach, Lions Bay, West Vancouver and mainland Vancouver.
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Phone: (604) 833-5180
Contact: Alex Jovic
24-Hour Emergency Services
Your comfort is our highest priority, so when a problem occurs, count on us to get you up and running as quickly as possible with our 24-Hour Emergency Services.
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Furnace Service and Repair
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- We service all major brands of heating, pool, boiler, water heating and a/c equipment.
- We maintain everything we sell according to the manufacturers specifications to provide the highest level of efficiency for our customers.
Buying a New HVAC System? Here Are Some Tips
There are many factors to consider when buying a new heat pump, furnace, or air conditioning system. To help you make your decision easier, we have some handy tips below. Click each heading to expand.
Air Conditioning System
Choosing an Air Conditioning System
Selecting an air conditioner for your home is a big decision. It’s an important investment today. It will play a key role in your home energy expenses for years to come. And when the summer heat is at its worst, you’ll want your family to have the best, most reliable cooling comfort possible. Here are a few things to consider.
What do good central air units have in common?
The best ones are efficient, operating on minimal electricity to hold utility bills down. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year when properly maintained. Good systems are quiet, long-lasting and low in service needs.
How can I be sure my Unit is the right size?
Obviously, an air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. But what many don’t realize is that an oversized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the compressor.
A good contractor will determine the optimum size for your home by making a careful study of your cooling requirements. Window dimensions and exposure. Floor space, insulation and local climate. Heat-generating appliances. The direction your home faces. Even the amount of your home’s exterior shaded by trees.
He’ll specify the cooling capacity of the system in either Btu/h (British thermal units of heat removed per hour) or refrigeration tons (one ton being equal to 12,000 Btu/h).
Which air conditioners are energy efficient?
Much like automobile manufacturers, today’s air conditioner manufacturers are required by law to evaluate and rate their equipment according to its energy efficiency. This rating is known in the industry as a SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the equipment.
Most new homes with central air come equipped with a standard builder’s model. However, when replacement becomes necessary, property owners can upgrade their air conditioning by specifying a more energy-efficient system.
High SEER models are generally more expensive, but can easily make up the difference by reducing your home energy bills over the long run.
Are some air conditioners built better than others?
The compressor is the heart of a condensing unit. On a hot day, it works long and hard. Look for air conditioners using the highly advanced scroll compressor. Scroll compressors are recognized by the industry as the leader in reliability, efficiency and quiet operation.
Other features to look for include louvered steel cabinets that protect the coils from damage and expensive repair bills.
Also, with some condensing units, the fan can be another source of bothersome noise. Look for units with a grill design that minimizes air restriction for quieter fan operation.
Choosing a Furnace System
These days, home owners search for all the value they can find in every household purchase they make. You’re probably no different. So when the time comes to replace a furnace in an existing central heating system, or to install a totally new system, you want equipment that minimizes costs and delivers dependable comfort for your family – season after season. Here’s a look at some things to consider.
What do Good Furnaces Have in Common?
The best furnaces are efficient. They keep a home warm and comfortable. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year. And they are quiet, long-lasting and low in service frequency and cost.
Heat Pump Systems
How to Choose a Heat Pump System
As cold as it gets outside, you’ll heat up the productivity indoors. You need a heat pump that saves on both gas and electricity. Whatever heating option you choose, you can depend on Morningstar to install a system that is energy-saving, cost-effective, and reliable for years to come.
What Should I Know About SEER and HSPF?
The Department of Energy requires all air-conditioning and heating equipment manufacturers to evaluate and rate the efficiency of their equipment on a seasonal basis. These ratings are known as the SEER or, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, for air conditioners, and the HSPF or, Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, for heating equipment.
Heat pumps use both numbers. The higher the SEER or HSPF rating, the more efficient the heat pump. High-efficiency units cost more. But since operating costs are lower, the payback period may be shorter than you realize. A high SEER/HSPF heat pump also can add value to your home which is important to today’s energy-conscious home buyers.
Are Exterior Features Important?
Absolutely. Look for features such as a louvered, galvanized steel cabinet to protect the condensing unit from outdoor hazards. And make sure the cabinet is powder-painted with a high-quality enamel for improved durability and appearance.
What Kind of Coils Should I Look For?
Look for copper tubing in the evaporator and condensing coil. Copper tubing is a good conductor of heat and is virtually immune to corrosion. And unlike fragile aluminum tubing, copper tubing is relatively simple to repair in the field.
Are Some Brands Quieter Than Others?
With some units, the outdoor fan can be a bothersome source of noise. Some units have a grille design that minimizes air restriction which allows the fan to operate more quietly. Also, the fan is mounted on the underside of the grille. This protects it from the elements and it directs airflow upward, away from plants and shrubbery.
Want to know how you can save on your utility bills?
There’s a lot you can do at home to save money on your utility bills, heating and air conditioning equipment, and service. Click here to see our money-saving tips.