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Gas Air Conditioning Services by ROMA Heating & Cooling: Installation, Repair, Maintenance.

Your Trusted Gas Air Conditioning Experts in Greater Vancouver

Looking for reliable gas air conditioning services in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Richmond, or other areas in British Columbia? Look no further than ROMA Heating & Cooling. With over two decades of experience, we specialize in gas air conditioning installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement. Our skilled technicians provide fast and reliable services across the Greater Vancouver region, including all of its diverse neighborhoods.

Get a Free Estimate for Gas Air Conditioning Services Today

Ready to install a new gas air conditioning system or need urgent repairs? ROMA Heating & Cooling offers free estimates for all your gas air conditioning needs. Contact us at (604) 704-0300 or email us at info@romaheating.ca to schedule your appointment.

Installation, Replacement, Maintenance, Repair, and Tune-Ups

In the fluctuating climates of the Greater Vancouver Region, having a reliable and efficient air conditioning system is not just a luxury—it’s a necessity. At ROMA Heating & Cooling, we specialize in providing full-service air conditioning solutions, including installation, replacement, maintenance, repair, and tune-ups. Our commitment extends to ensuring that each client enjoys optimal comfort through our expert services, particularly focusing on gas air conditioning systems known for their efficiency and reliability.

Expert AC Installation and Replacement

Customized Solutions:

  • Initial Consultation: We start by assessing your specific cooling needs based on your home’s size, layout, and your personal preferences.
  • System Selection: Our experts help you choose the right AC system that fits your budget and efficiency requirements. We specialize in gas air conditioning systems, which offer excellent energy efficiency and durability.
  • Professional Installation: Our certified technicians ensure a seamless installation process, from ductwork adjustments and system calibration to a complete setup that maximizes your unit’s performance.

Efficient Replacement Services:

  • System Upgrades: If your current air conditioning system is outdated or inefficient, we provide replacement services with modern, more energy-efficient units that reduce your energy bills and enhance indoor comfort.
  • Safe Disposal: We handle the removal and disposal of your old system according to all local and environmental regulations.

Tailored and Technical Solutions from ROMA Heating & Cooling

Choosing and installing the right air conditioning system can significantly impact your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. At ROMA Heating & Cooling, we provide expert, customized air conditioning installation and replacement services. We specialize in high-efficiency gas air conditioning systems, known for their durability and superior cooling capabilities. Here’s a detailed look at our process:

1. Initial Consultation: Assessing Your Needs

  • Home Assessment: We begin with a thorough evaluation of your home’s size, layout, and existing HVAC infrastructure. This helps us understand the specific cooling challenges and opportunities within your space.
  • Personal Preferences: Our consultation includes discussing your preferences regarding system features, noise levels, and energy consumption to ensure the solution meets all your expectations.
  • Technical Evaluation: We calculate the cooling load required based on factors like square footage, window orientation, insulation levels, and household occupancy.

2. System Selection: Choosing the Right AC System

  • Budget and Efficiency Considerations: We help you navigate the balance between upfront costs and long-term savings through energy efficiency. Our focus on gas air conditioning systems offers an optimal solution for those looking for longevity and reduced operational costs.

  • Brand and Model Recommendations: We recommend and supply top-tier brands known for their reliability and performance. Here are some of the brands and models we support:

    BrandModelsFeatures
    LennoxXC25, SL28XCV, XC20Variable-capacity controls, high SEER ratings
    CarrierInfinity 21 24ANB1, Performance 17 24ACB7Quiet operation, superior humidity control
    TraneXV20i, XR16, XL18iPrecise comfort control, durable construction
    RheemPrestige RA20, Classic RA14EcoNet® Smart Monitoring, excellent warranties
    GoodmanGSXC18, GSX16Energy-efficient compressors, reliable performance
  • Energy Efficiency: All recommended models feature high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) and Energy Star ratings to ensure maximum efficiency and environmental benefits.

3. Professional Installation: Ensuring Seamless Operation

  • Pre-Installation: Prior to installation, we ensure all necessary preparations are handled, including obtaining any required permits and conducting a pre-installation site inspection.

  • Installation Process: Our certified technicians execute the installation with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring:

    • Ductwork Adjustments: We inspect and modify ductwork as needed to optimize airflow and system efficiency.
    • System Calibration: We calibrate your new system to match your home’s specific cooling needs, ensuring optimal performance and comfort.
    • Thorough Testing: Post-installation, we conduct a series of tests to ensure the system operates as intended, checking for proper function and making any necessary adjustments.
  • Post-Installation Support: We provide a complete walkthrough of your new system’s operation and maintenance requirements. Additionally, we are available for any follow-up service and support.

Maintenance and Repair Services

Preventative Maintenance:

  • Scheduled Inspections: Regular check-ups can prevent unexpected breakdowns, especially during peak usage times. Our maintenance services include system inspections, filter changes, and coolant level checks.
  • Performance Optimization: We adjust and calibrate your AC system to operate at peak efficiency, ensuring cool, comfortable air distribution throughout your space.

Comprehensive Repair Services:

  • Quick Diagnosis: Our technicians use the latest diagnostic tools to quickly identify any issues with your air conditioning system.
  • Expert Repairs: We handle all types of AC repairs, from minor fixes to major component replacements, ensuring your system is up and running smoothly with minimal downtime.
  • Emergency Services: Our 24/7 availability means we’re always ready to respond to your air conditioning emergencies, providing prompt repairs to restore your comfort.

AC Tune-Ups and Cleaning

System Tune-Ups:

  • Full System Check: Tune-ups involve a thorough examination of your AC unit, including checking thermostat settings, electrical connections, and system controls.
  • Efficiency Enhancements: We make necessary adjustments to improve overall system efficiency, which can help reduce your energy consumption and extend the life of your unit.

Professional Cleaning:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Units: We clean both indoor and outdoor components, removing dirt, debris, and other obstructions that can impede airflow and efficiency.
  • Air Quality Improvement: A clean AC system not only performs better but also improves the air quality in your home by reducing the presence of allergens and pollutants.

Maintenance and Repair Services for Air Conditioning Systems

At ROMA Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of a well-maintained and efficiently functioning air conditioning system. Our comprehensive maintenance and repair services are designed to keep your AC system running smoothly, ensuring cool, comfortable air distribution throughout your space, regardless of the weather outside. Here’s a detailed look at our maintenance and repair services:

Preventative Maintenance

Scheduled Inspections:

  • Regular Check-Ups: We conduct routine inspections to identify potential issues before they become major problems, especially crucial during peak usage times to prevent unexpected breakdowns.
  • System Inspections: These include checking all components of your AC system, ensuring everything is operating correctly.
  • Filter Changes: Regular filter replacements to maintain air flow and system efficiency.
  • Coolant Level Checks: Ensuring your AC has the correct amount of refrigerant to operate effectively, which is essential for efficiency and the longevity of the system.

Performance Optimization:

  • System Calibration: We adjust and calibrate your AC to deliver optimal performance. This process involves setting the thermostat correctly, checking the refrigerant levels, and ensuring the coils and components are functioning efficiently.
  • Efficiency Improvements: Regular maintenance helps in fine-tuning your system’s operation, which can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.

Comprehensive Repair Services

Quick Diagnosis:

  • Advanced Diagnostics: Our technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to accurately pinpoint issues within your air conditioning system, enabling quick and effective resolutions.
  • Problem Identification: We quickly identify common and uncommon problems, from faulty wiring and sensor issues to refrigerant leaks or compressor troubles.

Expert Repairs:

  • Wide Range of Repairs: Our skilled team handles all types of AC repairs, from straightforward fixes like sealing leaks to more complex jobs like replacing motors or compressors.
  • Quality Replacements: We use high-quality, durable parts for replacements to ensure a long-lasting repair.

Emergency Services:

  • 24/7 Availability: Our emergency repair services are available around the clock to tackle urgent AC issues, ensuring that you’re never left without cooling during hot weather.

AC Tune-Ups and Cleaning

System Tune-Ups:

  • Full System Check: A comprehensive evaluation of your AC unit from top to bottom, which includes assessing the thermostat settings, electrical connections, condensate drain, system controls, and overall AC performance.
  • Efficiency Enhancements: We perform necessary adjustments that not only improve the performance but also extend the lifespan of your unit by preventing overwork and excessive wear.

Professional Cleaning:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Units: We thoroughly clean both the indoor and outdoor components of your AC system, removing any accumulated dirt, debris, and obstructions that can affect airflow and cooling efficiency.
  • Air Quality Improvement: Regular cleaning of your AC unit contributes to better indoor air quality by reducing allergens and pollutants that can circulate within your home.

Major Air Conditioning Brands and Models Serviced

At ROMA Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves on our expertise in servicing a wide range of top air conditioning brands in Canada. We provide comprehensive installation, maintenance, and repair services for various models from these leading brands, ensuring that your cooling system operates efficiently and reliably. Here’s a detailed list of five major air conditioning brands and ten models or series from each that we service:

1. Lennox

  • Signature Collection XC25 – The most precise and efficient air conditioner you can buy.
  • Signature Collection XC21 – High-efficiency, multi-stage cooling.
  • Elite Series XC20 – High-efficiency air conditioner with true variable capacity.
  • Elite Series XC16 – Two-stage cooling for enhanced comfort.
  • Elite Series XC13 – Dependable, energy-efficient cooling.
  • Merit Series ML14XC1 – Economical, environmentally responsible home cooling.
  • Merit Series 14ACX – Reliable and responsible home cooling.
  • Merit Series 13ACX – Budget-friendly and dependable air conditioner.
  • SL18XC1 – The quietest and most efficient single-stage air conditioner.
  • SL28XCV – The quietest and most efficient air conditioner on the market.

2. Carrier

  • Infinity® 26 Air Conditioner with Greenspeed® Intelligence (24VNA6) – The most advanced Carrier® AC.
  • Infinity® 21 Central Air Conditioner (24ANB1) – High-efficiency cooling.
  • Infinity® 19VS Central Air Conditioner (24VNA9) – Variable-speed cooling.
  • Performance™ 17 Central Air Conditioner (24ACB7) – Reliable, energy-efficient cooling.
  • Performance™ 16 Central Air Conditioner (24ACC6) – Compact and economical.
  • Performance™ 13 Central Air Conditioner (24ACB3) – Budget-friendly and efficient.
  • Comfort™ 16 Central Air Conditioner (24ABC6) – Efficient and economical.
  • Comfort™ 13 Central Air Conditioner (24ABB3) – Economical and dependable.
  • Comfort™ 16 Coastal Air Conditioner (24ABA6) – Built for coastal environments.
  • Performance™ 14 Compact Air Conditioner (24AHA4) – Suitable for tight spaces.

3. Trane

  • XV20i TruComfort™ Variable Speed – Ultimate energy efficiency and humidity control.
  • XV18 TruComfort™ Variable Speed – High performance and quiet operation.
  • XL18i – High-efficiency, two-stage cooling.
  • XL16i – High-efficiency, durable and economical.
  • XR17 – Dual-stage cooling for greater comfort.
  • XR16 – Reliable, energy-efficient performance.
  • XR14 – Economical cooling performance.
  • XR13 – Affordable reliability and efficiency.
  • XB16 – Cost-effective cooling solution.
  • XB13 – Budget-friendly and reliable.

4. Rheem

  • Prestige® Series Variable Speed (RA20) – Premium efficiency with quieter performance.
  • Classic Plus® Series Two-Stage (RA17) – Superb reliability and performance.
  • Classic Plus® Series Single-Stage (RA16) – High reliability and quality.
  • Classic® Series Single-Stage (RA14) – Great all-around efficiency.
  • Classic® Series Single-Stage (RA13) – Entry-level affordability and efficiency.
  • Classic® Series Single-Stage (RA16) – Robust and dependable.
  • Prestige® Series Variable Speed (RA21) – Ultra-high efficiency.
  • Classic® Series Single-Stage (RA14) – Cost-effective and durable.
  • Classic® Series Single-Stage (RA13) – Dependable performance and value.
  • Classic® Series Single-Stage (RA14) – Solid performance, budget-friendly.

5. Goodman

  • GSXC18 – Best-in-class efficiency and quiet operation.
  • GSXC16 – High-efficiency and sound-dampening features.
  • GSX16 – Energy-efficient and durable.
  • GSX14 – Reliable cooling and affordability.
  • GSX13 – Budget-conscious and efficient.
  • GSC13 – Economy model with reliable performance.
  • DSXC18 – Superior efficiency with two-stage cooling.
  • DSXC16 – High-efficiency with added comfort features.
  • GSXC14 – Efficient and quiet.
  • GSX11 – Most economical of the Goodman offerings.

Key Signs Your Air Conditioning System Needs Attention

An air conditioning system is crucial for maintaining comfort in your home, especially during the warmer months. Like any complex mechanical system, it requires regular maintenance to operate efficiently and effectively. Recognizing the signs that your air conditioner needs servicing can help you avoid more significant, costly problems in the future. Here’s a comprehensive guide to understanding when your AC system may need professional attention from ROMA Heating & Cooling.

1. Insufficient Cooling

  • Sign: The air conditioner is running, but the air isn’t as cold as it once was, or different rooms are cooling unevenly.
  • Possible Causes: Low refrigerant levels, dirty air filters, issues with the compressor, or ductwork problems.
  • Action Needed: Schedule a service call to diagnose and resolve issues affecting cooling performance.

2. Weak Airflow

  • Sign: There’s little airflow through your AC vents, which can make your AC work harder to cool your home.
  • Possible Causes: Clogged air filters, broken motor, or blocked or leaky ductwork.
  • Action Needed: Check and replace air filters, and if the problem persists, contact a professional to inspect the ducts and internal components.

3. Thermostat Problems

  • Sign: The AC doesn’t turn on, or there is a significant discrepancy between the thermostat setting and actual room temperature.
  • Possible Causes: Faulty thermostat or miscommunication between the thermostat and the AC unit.
  • Action Needed: Test the thermostat with different settings to confirm the issue. If inconsistencies continue, professional recalibration or replacement may be necessary.

4. Strange Noises

  • Sign: Unusual sounds such as grinding, squealing, or scraping during operation.
  • Possible Causes: Loose parts, debris in the system, a malfunctioning compressor, or a failing belt.
  • Action Needed: Turn off the AC system and call for professional service. These sounds can indicate serious problems that may cause significant damage if not addressed promptly.

5. Unpleasant Odors

  • Sign: Foul or pungent smells emanating from AC vents when the unit is running.
  • Possible Causes: Mold or mildew inside the unit or ductwork, or burned-out insulation.
  • Action Needed: If it’s a musty smell, mold remediation within the ducts or AC unit may be required. For burning smells, immediate professional inspection is crucial to prevent potential fire hazards.

6. Frequent Cycles

  • Sign: Your AC turns on and off more frequently than it normally does, regardless of the weather conditions.
  • Possible Causes: Overheating, thermostat issues, or improper sizing.
  • Action Needed: It’s normal for the system to cycle more frequently on the hottest days, but if it occurs regularly, it could be an efficiency issue requiring a maintenance check.

7. High Humidity Levels Inside

  • Sign: During the warm months, good air conditioners should moderate humidity levels automatically. If the air feels sticky or damp, it may indicate a problem.
  • Possible Causes: AC system not sized correctly, malfunctioning, or in need of recalibration.
  • Action Needed: Professional assessment and adjustment of your air conditioning system.

8. Water Leaks

  • Sign: Pools of water or active leaks around your air conditioning unit.
  • Possible Causes: Clogged condensate drain lines, faulty condensate pumps, or refrigerant leaks.
  • Action Needed: Address leaks promptly to prevent structural damage to your home and potential health risks from mold growth.

Ensuring AC System Health with ROMA Heating & Cooling

Recognizing these signs early and responding promptly can extend the life of your air conditioning system and ensure it runs efficiently. Regular maintenance checks by ROMA Heating & Cooling can prevent many of these issues from developing. Our professional team is equipped to handle everything from routine maintenance to emergency repairs, ensuring your system remains in peak condition.

Choosing the Right Air Conditioner for Homes in British Columbia: Calculations, Sizing, and Energy Considerations

Selecting the appropriate air conditioning system for your home involves careful consideration of several factors, including the size of your home, the local climate, and your specific energy efficiency goals. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to calculate the right air conditioner for different home sizes and types in British Columbia, complete with scenarios to illustrate the process.

Key Factors in AC Sizing

  1. Square Footage: The size of your home is the primary factor in determining the capacity of the air conditioning unit you need.
  2. Insulation Quality: Well-insulated homes retain cool air better and may require a smaller AC unit.
  3. Window Size and Orientation: Large windows or windows that face south can increase cooling requirements.
  4. Climate Zone: British Columbia has varied climate zones, from coastal areas with mild temperatures to interior regions that can experience high summer temperatures.
  5. Household Occupancy and Heat Load: The number of people in the home and the presence of heat-generating appliances affect AC load.
  6. Energy Efficiency: Choosing an AC with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating can significantly reduce energy consumption.

Calculating the Right Size

The general rule of thumb is that you need about 20 BTU of cooling power for each square foot of living space. However, this can vary based on the factors mentioned above. Here’s the formula:


AC Capacity (BTU)=Square Footage×20

Adjustments may be needed based on insulation, window size, and household dynamics.

Scenarios

Scenario 1: Small Home in Vancouver

  • Home Size: 1,200 sq ft
  • Adjustments: Good insulation and moderate window size
  • Calculation:
    1,200 sq ft×20 BTU/sq ft=24,000 BTU

     

  • Consideration: Given Vancouver’s mild climate, a standard 24,000 BTU unit might be sufficient. However, if the home has large windows or poor insulation, consider scaling up to a 30,000 BTU unit.

Scenario 2: Medium Home in Kelowna

  • Home Size: 2,500 sq ft
  • Adjustments: Average insulation but large south-facing windows
  • Calculation:
    2,500 sq ft×20 BTU/sq ft=50,000 BTU

     

  • Consideration: Due to higher temperatures and significant solar gain from south-facing windows, increasing the capacity by 10% to 15% is advisable. A 55,000 to 57,500 BTU unit would be more appropriate.

Scenario 3: Large Home in Kamloops

  • Home Size: 4,000 sq ft
  • Adjustments: Excellent insulation and moderate occupancy
  • Calculation:
    4,000 sq ft×20 BTU/sq ft=80,000 BTU

     

  • Consideration: Kamloops can have very hot summers, potentially necessitating a larger unit. Considering the insulation, an 80,000 BTU unit could suffice, but it’s crucial to ensure the unit is efficient (consider a SEER rating of 16 or higher).

Energy Efficiency Considerations

Choosing an air conditioner with a higher SEER rating can greatly reduce your energy usage and lower your bills. In British Columbia, it’s recommended to select an AC unit with a SEER rating of at least 14 to balance performance with energy efficiency.

 

We Proudly Serve:

  1. Vancouver

    • Experience top-tier HVAC services tailored to both residential and commercial settings in the heart of Metro Vancouver.
  2. Burnaby

    • Count on us for expert installation and repair services across Burnaby, ensuring your home or business stays comfortable year-round.
  3. Richmond

    • From historical homes to modern commercial complexes, our full range of HVAC services are available throughout Richmond.
  4. Surrey

    • As one of BC’s fastest-growing cities, Surrey enjoys comprehensive coverage from our skilled HVAC technicians.
  5. Coquitlam

    • We offer detailed and customized heating and cooling solutions to meet the diverse needs of Coquitlam residents and businesses.
  6. Langley

    • Both urban and rural parts of Langley can benefit from our specialized services, ensuring optimal HVAC performance.
  7. North Vancouver

    • Our team provides exceptional HVAC services that cater to the unique landscape and architectural styles of North Vancouver.
  8. West Vancouver

    • Trust our expertise to manage your heating and cooling needs in West Vancouver with precision and professionalism.
  9. New Westminster

    • Historic and newer developments in New Westminster can experience our reliable and efficient HVAC solutions.
  10. Port Coquitlam

    • Residents and businesses in Port Coquitlam can take advantage of our comprehensive HVAC services and maintenance programs.

Special 15% Discount Offer:

To further our commitment to serving our community, ROMA Heating & Cooling is offering a 15% discount on all our services for customers in these areas. Whether you need a new installation, routine maintenance, or urgent repairs, our discount applies to all our services, helping you maintain a comfortable and efficient environment in your home or business without breaking the bank.

ROMA Heating & Cooling: Ensuring Your AC Runs Perfectly

Our detailed maintenance and repair services ensure that your air conditioning system remains in peak condition, offering comfort and efficiency year-round. To schedule a maintenance check-up or to request a repair service, contact ROMA Heating & Cooling today at info@Romaheating.ca or visit our location. Trust us to maintain your AC system with the utmost care and expertise, keeping your environment cool and comfortable.

Why Choose ROMA Heating & Cooling for Your Air Conditioning Needs?

  • Expertise in Gas Air Conditioning: We specialize in gas air conditioning systems, offering a range of services from installation to repair and maintenance.
  • Dedication to Quality: Our team is committed to providing high-quality service that meets and exceeds your expectations.
  • Tailored Services: We understand that every home is different, and we customize our services to match your specific needs and preferences.
  • Licensed and Insured: All our technicians are fully licensed and insured, giving you peace of mind that your property is in good hands.

Contact Us

If you’re looking for reliable, efficient, and expert air conditioning services in the Greater Vancouver Region, look no further than ROMA Heating & Cooling. Contact us today at info@Romaheating.ca or visit our location to schedule a consultation or service appointment. Let us help you maintain a cool and comfortable home environment with our comprehensive air conditioning solutions, tailored specifically to your needs and backed by our commitment to excellence.

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