Victoria’s Heating and Cooling Service Experts

Air Conditioning

The use of air conditioners for greater home comfort is becoming more popular during Vancouver Island summers.

Get ahead of the heat and let us get you set up for the upcoming summer season. Installing a quality air conditioning unit will provide your home with added comfort and relief. You can also ask us about our maintenance HVAC services for your air conditioning system.

4 Seasons offers air conditioning services in Victoria, BC and surrounding areas. Call us for any of your air conditioning queries and we’d be happy to help.

Air Conditioning Installation, Repairs and Maintenance

Our services include installing new air conditioners and an array of repair services to keep your current unit working the way that it should. Our cooling experts can educate you on everything you need to know about your air conditioner to ensure it runs in optimal condition for years. contact us for a consultation for help determining which type of air conditioner would be best for your home.

From ductless to portable air conditioners, the right type of unit for your home will depend on the size of the room and your cooling needs. For any assistance with installation, repairs, or maintenance of your air conditioning systems, you can rely on our team at 4 Seasons.

What are Different Types of Air Conditioning Systems?

There are different types of air conditioners that are suitable for different spaces and structures. For example, a small room can accommodate a window air conditioner, but this may not be adequate for a two storey home, in which central air conditioning would be more effective.
Different types of air conditioners include:


• Central air conditioner
• Ductless air conditioner (mini-split)
• Window air conditioner
• Portable air conditioner
• Hybrid air conditioner
• Geothermal heating and cooling

What type of air conditioning is most efficient?

Generally, central air conditioning is most efficient. If you’re looking for whole-house cooling, and you already have ductwork in your home, this is the most popular option. You can expect lower energy bills, more indoor comfort, cooler temperatures and lower humidity. However, if you’re looking for something ductless or different, we have plenty of highly efficient options to suit your unique space.

How long should an AC unit last?

An AC unit should last 15-20 years, on average. While every unit and home is different, and every homeowner has different needs, with proper maintenance and care, you can expect 15 to 20 years of cooling from a new high efficiency air conditioning system.

How much does a new AC system cost?

A new air conditioning system costs on average between $2,500 and $8000. The exact cost of an air conditioner will depend on several factors including the size and output of the air conditioning system, the size and layout of your home, as well as the condition of your home’s existing insulation and ductwork. Call us for a quote!

How Do I Know If My Air Conditioning System is in need of repairs?

Your air conditioning system is in need of repairs if the following issues present themselves:


• warm air
• insufficient airflow
• frequent cycles
• high humidity
• water leaks
• bad odors
• unusual noises

Heat Pumps in Victoria, Services to Heat and Cool Your Home

With Vancouver Island’s chilly winters and warm summers, heat pumps in Victoria are a great, high-efficiency way to heat and cool your home. Unlike a combustion heating unit like a furnace, heat pumps utilize the same technology found in fridges. They are an excellent energy-efficient heat source for your home, with the added benefit of cooling your home in the summer. Simply put, a heat pump will pull warm air from the outside and circulate it in your home during the winter months. In the summer, the process reverses, and the heat pump pulls the hot air from your house to be dispersed outside.
We have the experience to install, repair, or maintain your heat pump in Victoria.

What Are The Benefits of Heat Pumps?

The benefits of a heat pump include:


•  They’re typically safer than combustion systems

•  Cheaper to run compared to gas and oil boilers

•  Reduces carbon emissions, has a very efficient conversion rate of energy to heat

•  Less maintenance than combustion system

•  Cools your home during the summer

•  Very long life-span, a reliable and steady heat source

How much does it cost for a heat pump system?

A heat pump costs on average, from about $6,000 to $14,000. The cost of a heat pump can vary depending on the type, model and installation needed to support your home’s characteristics and size.

How many years does a heat pump last?

A heat pump can last anywhere from 10-20 years if you’ve been maintaining your heating system. At around the 15-year mark, you may start to see a less efficient system.

Do heat pumps use a lot of electricity?

Heat pumps do not use a lot of electricity. Heat pumps are a very cost-effective alternative to traditional electric heating options because they move heat, rather than generate heat.

Don’t Have Ductwork in Your Home? Not a Problem 

A ductless heat pump system is an ideal way to heat and cool your home. They are an easy and customizable installation option that can accommodate most houses, townhouses, manufactured homes. Ductless heat pumps do not have ductwork, which eliminates concerns about dirty air ducts and improves indoor air quality. With significant savings over electric heat, ductless heat pumps can greatly reduce your energy bill. 4 Seasons chooses high-quality heat pumps from Daikin to install in your home.


Heat Pump Repairs and Maintenance in Victoria from 4 Seasons

Has your heat pump stopped working, or is your thermostat not working properly? It’s important to have your heat pump routinely maintained. Regular maintenance will keep your heat pump running smoothly and reduce repair costs in future. Choose professionals with experience and count on 4 Seasons to keep your home as comfortable as possible. If you want to beat the heat and combat the cold, give us a call today, or request a free in-home estimate online.

What usually fails on a heat pump?

Failures that can contribute to your heat pump not cooling include low refrigerant levels, dirty air filters or coils, or a faulty thermostat. Physical blockages such as leaves and debris can get stuck in the system externally as well and prevent it from functioning properly.

Do heat pumps require annual maintenance?

It is recommended to annually maintain your heat pump with a professional technician. Moreover, if your heat pump is the primary heating and cooling system in your home rather than a supplementary system, more than once a year is suggested.

Can cold weather damage a heat pump?

Cold weather can technically damage a heat pump, if you have a heat pump not suited to your climate. Technological advances have allowed for the production of heat pumps specifically designed to withstand cold climates. Make sure you opt for the heat pump that suits your climate. Consult our experts!

Take advantage of the rebates available at 4 Seasons on our services and products.

Get in touch with us today for a free estimate for any of our services.