I want to take a moment to show you a photo that was taken near Jarvis and Dundas. This is a ductless outdoor unit that was installed very poorly.
You don't need to be an expert HVAC contractor to see that this is just plain bad. You could even argue how unsafe it is. Seeing this kind of work makes us wonder who is doing all of these installations?
This photo was actually featured on our Google business page. We recently took it down because we received a notification about how it's one of our most viewed photos. Without the proper context, it might have made us look bad!
Having just anybody install a ductless unit can end up costing more than it already does. You would be lucky to find anybody who would even want to fix this.
It's important to check that your installers have proper TSSA certification and are licensed gas technicians. Be careful to avoid any generic HVAC website designed to look genuine. See our guide for spotting telltale signs.
Here is the original photo:
The wires should never cross the unit, and the electrical connections should definitely not be exposed. Looking at this ductless air conditioner makes our head hurt. Where do you even begin with fixing this?
What it should look like:
We want to take this time to show you what our final product actually looks like.
Notice how all the tubes and wiring are professionally installed. The line set is covered and gorgeously fits in with the siding of any home.
It looks like it genuinely belongs there, blending in and barely taking up any space. This is what Ductless.ca really looks like!
Even when you're working with a lot of tubing and wiring, there is no excuse. Just look at how seamlessly this outdoor unit integrates with side of this home. It should look like it came with the home, not like it's about to fall off of it!