air conditioner repair

Air Conditioner Repair FAQ


The middle of summer is about the time we start to receive numerous inquiries about air conditioner repair. These are the most common questions our customers have about scheduling an AC service call.

What’s the cause of my air conditioner problem?

It’s impossible to diagnose an air conditioner problem over the phone, which is why we need to send a certified technician out to your home to run diagnostics and identify the source of the issue. However, there are a few common culprits of AC problems that you could check before calling for AC service.

  1. Check your furnace filter to see if it needs to be changed. A clogged filter can restrict airflow and cause the air conditioner to overheat and shut down.
  2. Ensure that your thermostat is working properly. Check that batteries don’t have to be replaced and that it’s set COOL.
  3. Go outside and see if there’s anything obstructing the outdoor unit. A buildup of leaves or an overgrown shrub could affect airflow and cause AC issues.

How much will AC repair cost?
Cost will depend on a number of factors including the part that needs to be replaced and the labour required to complete the repair. Note, if the air conditioner is still under manufacturer warranty, the replacement part could be free of charge. Additionally, if you have a HAMCO Protection Plan, you’re eligible to receive up to $950 in parts and labour coverage annually* and up to 3 no-charge diagnostics.

How long will it take for someone to get to our home?
We aim to provide speedy service to all our customers. When you call our office, you’ll be able to speak to a representative (no automated call centres) who will advise you of the first available appointment. If you’re a HAMCO Protection Plan member, we offer priority service within 24-hours.

If you’re experiencing issues with your air conditioner,
don’t hesitate to contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.

Are you enrolled in a HAMCO Protection Plan? Register today and save money on future maintenance, repair and service. Contact us for more information!

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been serving the heating and air conditioning needs of Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby and Brantford areas since 1946.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
for tips and information on specials and promotions.

* Heat exchanger or condenser/compressor not included

Related Post

JANUARY 22, 2020

Daikin Furnace Guide

Daikin is the largest heating and air conditioning manufacturer in the world. Their...

JANUARY 15, 2020

York Furnace Guide

For over 140 years, York furnaces have been delivering warmth and comfort to homes and...

JANUARY 8, 2020

Ideal Indoor Temperature...

There are disagreements in many households this time of year about the ideal indoor...

DECEMBER 18, 2019

Pro Tip: Check the Furnace...

One of the best things you can do to maintain your furnace and indoor comfort is to...

DECEMBER 11, 2019

Best Furnace to Install in...

Homeowners looking to upgrade their heating system always want to know which is the best...

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Frequently Asked Furnace...

Andrew Vasilak has been working at the family business for the last 15 years. HAMCO...

Call Us Now