What You'll Get
C$48 for a duct-cleaning package for up to 10 vents (C$199.99 value)
- Cleaning for 10 vents
- Cleaning of all the supply and return lines
- J-channel cleaning
- Basic sanitization
- Three-point inspection (AC coil, dryer vent, and air filter)
- Air balancing
- Camera inspection before and after service
Central Air Conditioning: A Quick-Change Act at Home
Take a peek at the principles of central air conditioning to understand just what your technician will be adjusting.
A refrigerant is a substance that transforms more easily than most from a gas to a liquid and back again. This shape-shifting is what makes modern air conditioning possible. Refrigerant cools the home by traveling through a compressor, a condenser, and an evaporator—the last a part of the furnace system inside the house, while the other parts reside in an air-conditioning unit that usually sits outside staring longingly at the family it works for.
It might seem natural to think of air conditioning as a process of blowing cool air into the home, but it might be more easily understood as a matter of carrying off hot air. Fans suck air from the home into the system and draw it across the coils of the evaporator, which house liquid refrigerant. As the refrigerant relieves it of its heat, the furnace’s blower and ducts distribute the now-cooler air throughout the home. Meanwhile, under heat, the refrigerant becomes a vapor that flows into the compressor, which further pressurizes the gas and propels it into the condenser.
Now it’s time to get rid of all that heat. In the condenser, heat is radiated away, helped along by the venting and large surface area of the metal fins on the outside of the unit. This lets the refrigerant cool down and return to liquid form, leaving it ready to flow back inside and pick up another load of the home’s heat.
Since it hit the market in 1932, central air conditioning has not only made it possible to build houses in the hottest regions of the country—it’s actually changed the way those houses are built. High ceilings, eaves, awnings, attics, and front porches were once standard elements of home architecture that provided relief from the stifling summer heat and invited bats to come flap their wings to make breezes. Central air made it both possible and, given the cost of installation, desirable to create simpler one-story homes without these architectural flourishes, leading to a post–World War II boom in sprawling modern developments.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per household. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid within City of Toronto, York region, Peel region, Halton region, Durham region. Additional vents $8 each. Additional hook-ups $29 each. Additional duct clean $8 each. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About CleanFreshAir Services Inc.
About 10 years of experience back up CleanFreshAir's air-duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and dryer-vent services, making them more than qualified to eliminate an atmosphere's buildup of dander, pollen, dust, and stale punchlines. Reducing these pollutants has numerous advantages, ranging from easing allergic issues to reducing utility bills.