In-unit HVACs (in-unit heat pump/AC system) are owned by the unit owner and each owner is responsible for their own annual HVAC service.
Twice each year Hudson Park’s building HVAC systems are switched: from winter to summer or summer to winter. After the buildings switch is a good time to have your own, annual, in-unit HVAC system inspected.
From time to time, Communication Committee volunteers at 235 & 245 Kent will facilitate a group-booking for in-unit HVACs to be serviced - to make savings for unit owners.
If you would like to join this group initiative, please complete and send the form at the foot of this page - but help the volunteers by reading this entire page first.
It may not be possible for a quick reply because this initiative is coordinated by volunteer residents.
For immediate concerns regarding your in-unit HVAC: please contact a reputable HVAC company.
VERY IMPORTANT: If circumstances require an appointment time - or even a guaranteed range of appointment times - this volunteer initiative is not the way to go.
2020 dates will be posted springtime
Please read the ‘PROCESS’ section below about the impossibility of having an appointment time and about the other terms of joining.
COMPANY AND COST
The company that the volunteers currently work with is Vision Air Conditioning and Heating – the same company that services the buildings’ systems
The cost for an individually booked HVAC inspection is $175 plus HST
The cost for ‘group-rate’ bookings (through Hudson Park volunteers) is $110 plus HST per unit (at 13% this will be $124.30)
Payment is on the day of the service upon receipt of the invoice
The technician does not have a credit card machine
Exact cash, or cheque (made payable to Vision Air Conditioning and Heating)
If you are able to supply him with one, the technician will install your new filter at the same time as the service
Alternatively, you could order a filter from Vision Air: use the form below to indicate the dimension for the filter
A Vision Air filter is $18 +HST and there are 4 known sizes. If you find that your aperture is a different measurement, then please make this clear with a 2 week turn around time.
It is perfectly acceptable to tape two ‘store-bought’ filters together to put in your HVAC as long as the aperture is covered. There are many hardware stores in the city selling packs of filters that are cost-effective and do the job. These filters, and even purpose-bought filters, can always be taped in; to keep them secure
Filter sizes from Vision Air are: a) 16x24x1, b) 20x31.35x1, c) 17.5x36x1 or d) 16x30x1 (all measurements are in inches)
TERMS OF JOINING
You have to be present in the unit when the technician comes to the door (or your representative)
Property Management staff can not be asked to be there for you because these in-unit HVAC machines are owned by unit owners
The ‘group rate’ services are done one after the other; flowing through a schedule of our names and addresses
Specify appointment times are not part of this volunteer group initiative
It is possible to request to one of the first few on the schedule - but that does not give any guarantee of timing
The invoice is paid by cash, cheque or e-transfer: following the service. The technician does not carry a credit card processing machine ($110 plus HST)
A service will take approximately 20 minutes - unless there is a problem
The technician begins the service day at 7 a.m. and works through the schedule of units - we don’t control or monitor the day and so can’t give appointment times
The unit is pulled out to properly inspect the drain pan and drain (to avoid slow leakage to the unit below you) unless you leave something obstructing the way
The technician will clean the area after the service is complete
To begin the process, complete the form below
2020 HVAC GROUP SERVICE
Please complete this form
HVAC in-unit group services are coordinated by volunteer residents in the Hudson Park Communications Committee
More information about your in-unit HVAC (a webpage in the ‘Maintenance’ section of this website)