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Discover Efficiency | AC Installation Services

Discover Efficiency is a reliable and professional AC installation company servicing Halifax and surrounding areas.  If you want to save money and energy by installing a ductless/mini split AC system in your home, then you have come to the right place.

The owner Cameron Daniels is a Red-Seal certified HVAC technician who has been serving the community and providing quality and affordable air conditioning installation services for all types of AC units. Discover Efficiency works with nearly all major brands and models of air conditioners, and we can help you choose the best one for your home and budget.

What Type Of AC System Is Right For My Home?

An air conditioning system is a device that cools the air in your home, making it more comfortable and healthy. There are different types of air conditioning systems, such as:


  • Central AC: A central AC system uses ducts to distribute cooled air throughout your home. It consists of an outdoor unit that contains the compressor and condenser, and an indoor unit that contains the evaporator and blower. A central AC system can cool your entire home, but it can also be expensive and require more maintenance, especially if your home doesn't already have the necessary ductwork.

  • Ductless AC / Mini Split AC: A ductless, sometimes called mini-split, AC system does not use ducts to distribute cooled air. Instead, it consists of an outdoor unit that contains the compressor and condenser, and one or more indoor units that contain the evaporator and blower. Each indoor unit can be controlled separately, allowing you to customize the temperature in different rooms. A ductless AC installation can be more energy-efficient and easier to install than a central AC system.

  • Window AC: A window AC system is a unit that fits into a window or a wall opening. It contains all the components of an AC system in one compact unit. A window AC system can cool a single room or a small area, but it can also be noisy, block the view, and reduce the security of your home. These units are usually easy enough for the user to install without professional help, for this reason Discover Efficiency does not install window AC units.

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How Much Does AC Installation Cost?

The cost of AC installation depends on several factors, such as:

  • The type and size of the AC system: Different types and sizes of AC systems have different prices and installation requirements. For example, a central AC system cost starts around $15,000 and goes up from there, while a ductless or mini split AC system price starts closer to $4,000 and can increase depending on the number of indoor units.  These prices do not take into account available rebates and grants available.

  • The condition and layout of your home: The condition and layout of your home can affect the difficulty and duration of the AC installation. For example, if your home has existing ductwork, wiring, and insulation, the AC installation can be easier and cheaper. If your home needs new or upgraded ductwork, wiring, or insulation, the AC installation can be more expensive. Keep in mind that our team does not manage ductwork projects in homes.


The best way to find your cost to install air conditioning is to reach out to our team and request a free quote.  We will be able to schedule a visit that works with your schedule and provide a quote that includes timeline estimates and price.  We will also provide advice on how rebates work and how you can apply to lower your overall cost.

When Is It Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

Your AC unit is an essential part of your home comfort, especially during the hot summer months. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your old AC unit with a new one? There are some signs that can indicate that your unit is nearing the end of its lifespan and an AC replacement is needed. These include:


  • The age of your AC unit: AC units typically last about 15 years, depending on the usage, maintenance, and quality of the unit. If your AC unit is older than 15 years, it may be losing efficiency and performance, and it may be more prone to breakdowns and repairs. Replacing your AC unit with a newer and more efficient model can save you money and energy in the long run.

  • The frequency and cost of repairs: If your AC unit is constantly breaking down and requiring repairs, it may be more cost-effective to replace it instead of paying for the repairs. Frequent repairs can also indicate that your AC unit is not functioning properly and may be causing more damage to your home and your health. A new AC unit can provide you with reliable and consistent cooling and improve your indoor air quality.

  • The performance and comfort of your AC unit: If your AC unit is not cooling your home evenly and adequately, it may be time to replace it. You may notice that some rooms are too hot or too cold, or that your AC unit is running longer and louder than usual. You may also experience poor airflow, humidity issues, or unpleasant odors from your AC unit. These problems can affect your comfort and your health, and they can also increase your energy bills. These issues may not require a full heat pump replacement and may be solved with servicing.  An efficiently running AC unit can provide you with optimal cooling and comfort, and lower your energy consumption.

If you notice any of these signs, we recommend talking to a certified technician to see if your heat pump requires servicing or if a new heat pump is needed.


Replacing your AC unit can be a big investment, but it can also bring you many benefits, such as:

  • Lower energy bills: A new AC unit can be more energy-efficient and use less electricity to cool your home. This can reduce your energy bills and your environmental impact.

  • Better indoor air quality: A new AC unit can have better filters and features that can remove dust, pollen, mold, and other pollutants from your indoor air. This can improve your air quality and your health, especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma.

  • Increased home value: A new AC unit can increase the value and appeal of your home, especially if you plan to sell it in the future. A new AC unit can also make your home more comfortable and attractive for potential buyers.

If you are ready to replace your AC unit, you need to find a reputable and professional AC installation company near you. One of the best AC installation companies in your area is Discover Efficiency. We provide quality and affordable AC installation and service for all types of AC units. Discover Efficiency is licensed, insured, with an experienced and Red-Seal certified technician who can handle any AC project, big or small. We work with almost all major brands and models of AC units, and we can help you choose the best one for your home and budget. Contact us today for a free quote on your AC unit replacement, and discover the difference that we can make for your home comfort.

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Where to Find AC Contractors in Halifax?

If you are looking for air conditioning contractors in Halifax, you have many options to choose from. You can search online, ask for referrals, or check reviews and ratings to find the best AC contractors in your area. However, not all AC companies are created equal, and you need to be careful and selective when hiring one. You need to make sure that the AC contractor you choose is:

  • Licensed and insured: A licensed and insured AC contractor has the proper training, certification, and protection to perform AC installation safely and legally. You can verify the license and insurance of the AC contractor by asking for their credentials or checking with the relevant authorities.

  • Experienced and reputable: An experienced and reputable AC contractor has the skills and knowledge to handle any AC project, big or small. You can check the experience and reputation of the AC contractor by asking for their portfolio, references, or testimonials.

  • Quality and affordable: A quality and affordable AC contractor offers high-quality AC installation services at reasonable prices. You can compare the quality and affordability of the AC contractor by asking for a free quote, a written contract, and a warranty.


One of the AC contractors that meets all these criteria is Discover Efficiency. We are a licensed and insured AC installation company near you, with almost a decade of experience and a stellar reputation. We offer quality and affordable AC installation services for many types of AC units. Contact us today for a free quote, and discover the difference that we can make for your home.

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Contact Us Today For An Air Conditioning Installation Quote

If you are ready to discover the benefits of air conditioning in your home, contact us today to schedule your free quote. We will assess your home, recommend the best type of AC unit for your needs, and provide you with a detailed estimate. We will also help you with any rebates or incentives that are available from Efficiency Nova Scotia or the federal government.


Don’t wait any longer, discover the difference with Discover Efficiency, your trusted AC installer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Call us at 902-441-6748 or fill out our online form to request a free quote for an air conditioning system.

Ryan D.

“We had two pumps installed and Cameron was prompt with our initial inquiries and showed professionalism through our entire experience.
Great pricing and transparent communication further added to the positive experience. We are extremely happy with the product, customer service, and reliability that we received from Discover Efficiency HVAC."

Kaitlin V.

"We had a heat pump installed earlier this year and had a great experience. Cameron was easy to work with and took the extra time to answer all the questions we had about the unit. The installation process itself was easy, seamless and quick after having our estimate done. We specifically requested a unit that would qualify for the heat pump rebate and had no issues getting our rebate after Discover Efficiency ensured our unit would qualify before installation. The price was also great compared to other installers, highly recommend!"

Nicholas H.

Right from the beginning every step of the process dealing with Discovery Efficiency was very enjoyable for myself as a customer. Cameron was highly professional in everything he did; from answering all my questions to the work preformed I couldn’t be happier! If you want top quality service and products at very competitive prices from a trust worthy local business, look no further!
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