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Getting Your Furnace Ready For The Fall Season

You’ve probably started to bring out your sweaters and warm socks to get ready for fall, but have you considered getting your furnace ready? Here are three tips to ensure your furnace is raring to go when the cold weather…

Water Heater Efficiency Tips

You would notice pretty quickly if you didn’t have hot water, but many of us overlook the equipment responsible for this luxury, water heaters. Here are some tips that will improve the efficiency of your water heater to ensure you…

When Was The Last Time You Changed Your Humidifier Pad?

Humidifiers are a great way to regulate the humidity levels in your home, but many homeowners don’t realize that these devices, whether they’re whole-home or portable, have filters just like your furnace called humidifier pads. Here is everything homeowners should…

Is It Time To Retire Your Air Conditioner?

Although many of us tend to shut off our AC at the end of the summer and forget about it until next season, now is the time to take a critical look at your cooling system and decide if it’s…

Why Repair When You Can Replace Your Air Conditioner

Is your air conditioner on its last legs? There comes a time when every homeowner must decide if they should keep pouring money into costly AC repairs just to get through one more season, or if it’s best to just…

The Best SEER Rating For An Air Conditioner

No, a SEER rating doesn’t have anything to do with steaks, but it does have everything to do with the efficiency of your air conditioner. The SEER rating of an air conditioning unit is essentially a performance rating that tells…

What Can You Do Before Calling For Cooling Service?

Is your air conditioner not cooling your home like it used to? It’s always best to leave AC maintenance and repairs to the professionals, but you can safely check a few problem areas off the list before calling in the…

Check the Air Conditioner Before Buying a Home

It’s common practice to get an inspection done before you buy a new home, but one thing that can get overlooked are the heating and cooling systems. Most home inspectors only check to see if the system turns on and…

Help Prevent AC Freezing

If the air conditioner freezes, you’ll notice a significant drop in cool air flowing throughout the house and you’ll likely see a build-up of ice on the outdoor unit and the evaporator coil which sits above the furnace. If your…

Save on a Home Comfort Upgrade with the YORK Spring Promotion

Many homeowners decide to upgrade their home comfort systems during the summer so they can take advantage of seasonal rebates from manufacturers. Until July 31, 2020, HAMCO can help you save on new YORK home comfort systems and products during…

Does Your Air Conditioner Use R22?

If your air conditioner uses R22 refrigerant, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it. R22 hasn’t been used in the production of new air conditioners since 2007, and since the grace period to recharge older units has now passed,…

Common Problems with Older AC Units

As air conditioners age, there are a number of different problems that you can run into. Common problems with older AC units are usually a result of general wear and tear and can include reduced efficiency, leaks, fan issues and…

Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage Cooling

Since air conditioners can last a long time, homeowners don’t have to buy a new cooling system that often. As a result, you might not be completely familiar with certain terms when researching new AC systems. One thing that we…

How to Save Money on a New Air Conditioner

Installing a new air conditioner is a financial investment, however, there are a number of ways to save money and still upgrade your home comfort.

Is Ductless AC a Good Choice for My Home?

When considering upgrading your cooling system, you might want to install a ductless AC. There are many benefits to this type of energy-efficient unit and it could be the best option for your home.

Tips to Increase AC Efficiency

Get the most out of your cooling system by improving AC efficiency. There are a few easy ways homeowners can make sure that their air conditioner is running efficiently and reliably.

Predictions for Summer – Will it Be Hot?

These past few weeks, we’ve had a taste of summer weather. If it’s any indication for what is to come, we’re heading into a HOT summer season. The Farmer’s Almanac seems to agree and is predicting that we could be…

Easy Fixes for Common Air Conditioner Problems

If you are having problems with your air conditioner, there are a few things you can try before calling for AC service.

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready

It’s time to get your air conditioner ready for the summer season! There are a few things you should do and check before turning on your cold air.

Looking for a Slim Air Conditioner? Consider the Daikin Fit

The Daikin Fit is a revolutionary new air conditioner that comes with a variety of benefits. One of the biggest advantages of this new AC is that it’s an extremely slim unit that is perfect for zero-lot lines, patios or…

AC Financing Options

If you want to replace your air conditioner, you don’t need to pay the full price upfront. Financing an AC is an affordable way to keep your home cool and comfortable without breaking the bank.

Choosing the Right Smart Thermostat

There are many smart thermostat choices, but we believe that one of the best on the market is the Daikin One+

Why You Need to Have Annual AC Maintenance

It’s important to have your air conditioner professionally tuned-up every year. Preventative maintenance can improve reliability, efficiency and help you save money in the long run. While we normally advise homeowners to schedule this appointment as soon as the weather…

Does AC Brand Matter?

AC brand matters—a lot. A quality air conditioner will last for years and won’t require much work beyond some annual maintenance; however, lower quality air conditioners could break down frequently and will need to be replaced more frequently—causing you to…

 Keep Your Indoor Air Clean and Healthy

Indoor air quality is important all year, but it seems to be at the top of everyone’s mind right now. There are a few steps you can take to ensure that the air your breathing is clean and healthy.

How Long Does an Air Conditioner Last?

Air conditioners can last anywhere between 10 and 15 years depending on the brand, installation, and level of maintenance. Once the system is a decade old, you should be on the lookout for signs that it’s time for an upgrade….

FAQ – Installing a New Furnace

When it comes to installing a new furnace, homeowners often have many questions. Here are some of the most common inquiries we receive when people are thinking about upgrading their system.

Understanding Furnace Warranties

A comprehensive HVAC warranty will minimize expenses and frustration if anything goes wrong with your new heating system. When considering a new system, make sure you understand the different furnace warranties offered by manufacturers and what they do and do…

How to Extend the Life of Your Furnace

A new heating system is a financial investment and will be responsible for keeping you and your family comfortable through many long, and sometimes harsh winters. To ensure you’re getting the most from your new furnace and to help extend…

Why is the Furnace Making Sounds?

Sometimes homeowners call the office wondering if they need to schedule a service call, because although the heating system is working, they complain that the furnace is making a new and/or unusual sound. In almost all instances, we recommend scheduling…

Is Your Indoor Air Healthy?

How do you know if the air you’re breathing inside your home is healthy and clean? Many people just assume that there’s no issue with their indoor air, but our homes can be polluted with allergens, micro-organisms, mould, bacteria or…

Affordable Furnace Repair in the GTHA

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd., offers affordable furnace repair in the GTHA and services homes between Mississauga, Brantford and Grimsby. Our insistence on complete customer satisfaction has earned us a nearly perfect rating on Google.

Extremely Cold Weather and Your Furnace

Winter has been unpredictable the last few years. Some years are mild, some years are snowy, and other years we’re breaking cold records every other week. Through it all, your furnace works hard to keep your home warm and comfortable….

Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems

Before calling for professional furnace service, you can try to troubleshoot some common furnace problems by checking the thermostat, changing the furnace filter, and ensuring that there’s power to the system.

Beware of Blocked Furnace Pipes During a Snowstorm

We’d like to remind homeowners of the dangers of obstructed furnace intake and exhaust pipes. The intake pipe is needed to provide air for the combustion process and the exhaust pipe expels fumes away from your home. During a storm,…

Daikin Furnace Guide

Daikin is the largest heating and air conditioning manufacturer in the world. Their quality systems are innovative, always using the latest technology, and built to last. We believe so strongly in the brand, that we’re proud to be the area’s…

York Furnace Guide

For over 140 years, York furnaces have been delivering warmth and comfort to homes and businesses across the country. The York furnace brand is known for its quality construction, dependable reliability and affordability. If you’re looking at upgrading your heating…

Ideal Indoor Temperature During Winter

There are disagreements in many households this time of year about the ideal indoor temperature. Some people turn up the thermostat to keep the house warm all day long, while others are constantly adjusting settings to help ensure energy and…

Emergency Furnace Repair in the GTHA

If you require after-hours emergency furnace repair over the holiday season, don’t hesitate to contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling by calling us at: (905) 527-1049.

Pro Tip: Check the Furnace Filter

One of the best things you can do to maintain your furnace and indoor comfort is to regularly check the furnace filter and replace as needed. Even if you’re using a filter rated to last longer than 30 days, we…

Best Furnace to Install in Southern Ontario

Homeowners looking to upgrade their heating system always want to know which is the best furnace to install. At HAMCO Heating & Cooling, we believe York and Daikin are two of the best HVAC manufacturers and would recommend any of…

Daikin One+ Thermostat Improves Comfort and Efficiency

The new Daikin One+ is the first smart thermostat that offers full two-way communication with Daikin Fit heating and cooling systems. This unique feature will improve your overall home comfort and increase energy efficiency.

Frequently Asked Furnace Questions with Andrew Vasilak

Andrew Vasilak has been working at the family business for the last 15 years. HAMCO Heating and Cooling Ltd. provide furnace and air conditioning service to homeowners in the Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville area and today he answers some commonly…

Furnace Repair Might be More Expensive than Furnace Replacement

It’s a decision most homeowners will have to make at one time or another, spend money on furnace repair or furnace replacement. Too often, we hear people opting for repairing their system because they believe it’s the most cost-effective solution,…

Difference Between an ERV and HRV

How fresh is the air in your home? During the warmer months, an open window or door helps exchange the stale air in your home, but when the temperature drops and homes are sealed people tend to notice that the…

Keep Indoor Air Fresh and Healthy this Winter

With windows and doors tightly closed to keep the warm air inside, you might notice the air in your home is stale. Regularly replacing furnace filters can help, but sometimes you need the help of an additional home system, like…

Two Ways to Improve Furnace Efficiency

We have cold winters and it’s often necessary to run the heating system for weeks on end to keep your home warm and comfortable. Help your pocketbook by taking two simple steps to increase furnace efficiency.

Importance of Annual Furnace Tune-Up

You should be scheduling preventative heating maintenance every year. There are a number of benefits that come from an annual furnace tune-up, plus, if your heating system is still under manufacturer warranty, it’s likely you’re required to have professional maintenance…

Why Choose HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. for Furnace Repair

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been in business for over 70 years and we’re proud of the reputation we have for providing quality service in the Hamilton, Grimsby, Burlington and Oakville areas. Homeowners have come to trust us for…

Do You Need to Replace Your Furnace?

If your heating system was installed around the year 2000 or earlier and you’re deciding whether to replace your furnace, you should.

Time to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

As we approach the end of September, it’s the perfect time to schedule annual furnace maintenance. Having professional service on your heating system can help prevent a breakdown while also increasing efficiency.

Purchase a Furnace Protection Plan Ahead of Winter

A furnace protection plan is a sound investment and can save you money on annual furnace maintenance, diagnostic fees, parts and labour and even credit towards new equipment.

Daikin Seasonal Promotion

Fall is the perfect time to upgrade to a new heating and cooling system. You can take advantage of fall promotions and enjoy increased home comfort all year long.

Did Your Air Conditioner Barely Survive This Summer? Time for an Upgrade!

This summer, if you held your breath every time you turned on the air conditioner, hoping it would work, it’s time for an upgrade. Using an AC that is struggling can decrease overall home comfort and increase energy bills. Now…

Improve Indoor Air Quality with a New Furnace Filter

One of the best ways to improve indoor air quality is to regularly change the furnace filter. After running the AC all summer, now is the perfect time to check and change the filter. Using the HVAC system with a…

Free Air Conditioner Quotes in Hamilton, Oakville and Burlington

Call HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. before upgrading your cooling system. We offer free air conditioner quotes in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington (and surrounding areas) and have knowledgeable staff that will be able to accurately calculate your home’s cooling load, suggest…

How to Determine Air Conditioner Size for Your Home

It’s extremely important to install the right air conditioner size in your home. A system that is too big (or too small) can be prone to premature wear and tear, breakdowns, higher energy bills and uneven cooling. The best way…

Save Money When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Upgrading to a new AC is a financial investment, but there are ways to save money when the time comes for replacing your air conditioner. The two best ways to lower the cost of a new air conditioner is to…

Do You Know if Your Air Conditioner is Level?

During our long history of serving Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas, we’ve responded to countless AC service calls. One thing we’ve noticed is that homeowners don’t realize how crucial it is to have a level air conditioner condenser and…

Ductless Air Conditioning Options

When it comes to keeping the house cool and comfortable, you’re not limited to central air conditioning or inefficient window units, you can install ductless air conditioning that can provide zoned and efficient cooling and with some models heating.

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.

First Home? Everything You Need to Know About Your Air Conditioner

Buying your first home is exciting, but it can come with a steep learning curve. Many new homeowners are often intimidated by the heating and cooling system in their homes and are unsure of what they need to do in…

What’s Included in an Annual AC Tune-Up?

We always tell our customers about the importance of an AC tune-up, but not many people actually know what’s involved with this important appointment. The goal of yearly maintenance is to inspect the system to ensure it’s operating efficiently, reliably…

5 Ways You’re Inadvertently Damaging Your Air Conditioner

A cooling system is a financial investment and needs to be properly maintained to ensure its longevity. After servicing countless air conditioners, we sometimes come across an AC problem or breakdown that could have been easily prevented, but the homeowner…

Troubleshooting AC Problems

There could be a number of reasons you’re experiencing AC problems. Before calling for professional air conditioner service, try these fixes.

How to Install Air Conditioning in an Older Home

There used to be only a few options for people that wanted to install air conditioning in an older home. Typically, it was through the use of loud, inefficient portable or window air conditioners that only cool certain rooms; or…

AC Installation FAQs

Upgrading an air conditioner is a financial investment, so homeowners often have a number of questions about AC installation. If you’re considering replacement, it’s important that you work with a company that takes the time to explain the process and…

Keep Your Attic or Home Addition Cool and Comfortable

Converting an attic to a living space, repurposing a sunroom or building a home addition can provide your family with some much-needed extra space—but you’ll need to decide the best way to heat and cool the area to be comfortable….

The Best Air Conditioner Brand for New Installation

Upgrading your cooling system is a financial investment and will have a significant effect on your home comfort—so it’s important to choose the right brand. To make sure you’re installing the best air conditioner brand, take into consideration where the…

The Daikin Fit Now Available in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is proud to be a Daikin Comfort Pro dealer, which gives us access to the new Daikin Fit system, now available for installation in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas. This innovative product from the…

Importance of Annual AC Tune-Up and Maintenance

The best piece of advice we can give homeowners is to regularly maintain all their home comfort systems. Too often, we get called for air conditioner repair and after assessing the system, we can see the problem was a result…

How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace an Air Conditioner

A cooling system is a financial investment and homeowners we speak with often struggle to decide if they should repair or replace an air conditioner. We want to make sure our customers are making the right decision and always offer…

Save on a New Daikin Whole-Home Comfort System

Upgrade your heating and cooling system and save with our annual Daikin Spring Promotion! If your home comfort system is over 20 years old, isn’t keeping the home comfortable, or is requiring increased repairs—don’t wait for a complete breakdown—be proactive…

Daikin VRV Life Installation in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville

Daikin is a global leader and innovator in the HVAC industry and they have manufactured an extremely versatile, and efficient, heating and cooling system that can increase your home comfort and energy efficiency—the Daikin VRV Life system. As a Daikin…

Q & A with Andrew Vasilak of HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.

Andrew Vasilak is an HVAC expert. He works at his family’s business that specializes in installing, repairing and servicing home comfort systems in the Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville area. He’s been in the business for over 15 years and has…

How to Finance HVAC Equipment

Upgrading your furnace or air conditioner is an investment and sometimes homeowners aren’t financially prepared to replace a unit when it unexpectedly breaks down. If you don’t have the funds to replace your heating and cooling system outright, you have…

Introducing the New Daikin Thermostat

Daikin—the world’s leader in heating and cooling systems—has announced a number of new products. The Daikin Fit is a revolutionary HVAC system that has been designed for maximum installation flexibility while providing unparalleled comfort. Recently, they also introduced the Daikin…

Save Money with a Furnace or AC Maintenance Plan

Most homeowners don’t think about their heating or cooling systems too often, but they definitely notice when either breaks down. Calling for emergency repair can be expensive, so to keep your home comfortable all year, without breaking the bank, it’s…

Commercial HVAC Maintenance and Services

HAMCO Heating and Cooling Ltd. offers commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) services for Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas. We have the knowledge and experience to install, repair and service the equipment that keeps your business comfortable all…

Early Furnace Warning Signs

During the winter, your home’s furnace is absolutely essential when it comes to keeping your family warm. But, just because your heating system is running, doesn’t mean it isn’t getting close to a breakdown. From strange noises and high utility…

Water Heater Safety and Maintenance

Your water heater may remain unseen, hidden in a utility closet or sitting alone in a basement, but keep in mind that it needs regular maintenance for safety reasons. It’s important to ensure water heater safety by keeping an eye…

Should I Close a Heating Vent in an Unused Room?

You should never close a heating vent in your home as a way to save money. It will not make your heating system more efficient and could even cause damage, requiring you to call for furnace repair.

Is it Better to Rent a Furnace or Finance a Furnace?

For most homeowners, it’s best to finance a furnace rather than to rent. In the long run, you’ll save money, have more control over maintenance and services and won’t be locked into a long-term rental contract.

HAMCO is Proud to be a Certified YORK Dealer

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is proud to be a YORK Certified Comfort Expert and YORK dealer in the Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville regions. In order to gain—and retain—our dealer status we participate in ongoing training, only install premium-quality equipment…

Hidden Costs of Constant Furnace Repair

When faced with the decision to replace a furnace or do furnace repair, many homeowners choose to spend the money on repair costs. In some instances, repair makes sense, but far too many times we see people choosing to spend…

Furnace Safety Tips

When it comes to furnace safety, you shouldn’t take any risks. While there are safety features built into modern heating systems, it’s still the homeowner’s responsibility to schedule annual furnace inspections, regularly check the filter and ensure carbon monoxide detectors…

The Most Common Mistake when Buying a New Furnace

We’ve been in the heating and cooling business since 1946. During that time we’ve had the pleasure of installing thousands of furnaces in southern Ontario. We’ve also been the first call for many homeowners that have had a disastrous furnace…

Furnace Registration for Daikin and York Warranties

A benefit of furnace replacement is that new heating systems come with manufacturer warranties. While the terms and conditions vary, usually, there’s a limited warranty on the heat exchanger and a basic parts limited party warranty. Furnace registration is required…

Which Furnace Brand Should I Buy?

Deciding which furnace brand to install is a big choice. There are large differences in price, reliability and efficiency and the decision will likely affect how often you’ll have to schedule repairs and how comfortable your home will be. At…

Cold Weather is Snow Problem with our Daikin Winter Promotion

The cold weather has arrived so that means it’s time to announce the details of HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.’s Daikin Winter Promotion.

The Correct Furnace Fan Setting for Winter

People often have questions about the proper furnace fan setting for winter. Should the furnace fan always be ON—constantly circulating air? Should it be set to AUTO so that the fan only turns on when there’s a call for heat?…

Upgrade to a New Furnace to Increase Comfort and Efficiency

Heating systems can last for decades—or even longer—but just because a furnace still turns on doesn’t mean it’s providing optimal comfort or even heating the home efficiently. Running an older furnace can produce uneven heating and could even be contributing…

Benefits of Installing a Garage Heater

Many people don’t pay much attention to their garage in the winter. It’s a place to keep the car free of snow and it’s also the catchall for any item that doesn’t have a place inside the house. However, the…

What is the Daikin Fit?

This fall, Daikin Fit™ was introduced as a revolutionary product that drastically improves home comfort and efficiency, specifically for homeowners in southern Ontario. This new smart HVAC system incorporates features of a ductless condensing unit while also being able to…

Boiler vs. Hot Water Heater: What’s the Difference?

Many of our customers have been asking us, what the difference is between a boiler and a hot water heater? While both devices are used in the home for heat-related purposes, they don’t perform the same functions. Understanding the difference…

Why You Should Insist on Custom Furnace Ductwork

When installing a new heating system, HAMCO Heating and Cooling Ltd. manufacturers the necessary furnace ductwork in-house. Many people don’t think twice about their ductwork, but it’s an important part of keeping your home warm. By producing all the needed…

Install an ERV to Improve Indoor Air Quality

November marks the beginning of National Lung Month, and it’s a time to keep your breathing in check. Everyone wants to breathe in healthy and clean air, but sometimes our indoor air quality poses as a challenge. Airborne dust and…

Furnace Financing Has Never Been Easier

With the chill of winter right around the corner, it is important to have a furnace that you can trust heating your home. Whether your unit has broken down, or you simply want to upgrade your existing unit, HAMCO Heating…

High-Efficiency Furnace Benefits

There are many benefits to upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace. A new heating system can help lower monthly energy bills, which means more money in your pocket. It can also provide increased reliability through the cold weather months and a…

Schedule Furnace Maintenance Before the Cold Weather Arrives

Preventative maintenance is essential for the performance of your heating system, and the best time to prepare your furnace for winter is before the cold weather arrives. From beating the winter rush to reducing the number of repairs, there are…

Furnace Tips to Increase Energy Efficiency

There are a few simple furnace tips that can help reduce monthly energy bills and help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

Fall in Love With our Daikin Promotions

We’re proud to offer not just one, but two great Daikin promotions that can’t be beat! Take advantage of these fall deals and stay comfortable all year long!

Unbe-leaf-able Savings on a New Furnace and AC with Our YORK Fall Promotion

If you’re in the market for a new home comfort system this fall, look no further than our YORK Fall Promotion and enjoy huge savings!

Benefits of Using a Humidifier

If you suffer from dry winter air, the benefits of using a humidifier cannot be overstated. A whole-home humidifier can help reduce illness and congestion, make the house feel warmer and help prevent dry skin.

Why You Need Fall Furnace Maintenance

It’s important to schedule an annual furnace tune-up before the cold weather arrives to ensure your heating system will operate reliably, safely and efficiently all season long. Yearly furnace maintenance can also help extend its overall lifespan and lower monthly energy bills.

Benefits of Fireplace Installation Before Fall

While HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is primarily known for furnace and air conditioning installations, there is another service we’re proud to offer—fireplace installations. A new fireplace can increase home comfort during the chilly fall and winter months and can…

Upgrade to a New AC Before Summer is Over!

Installing a new AC at the end of summer has many benefits including faster service, peace of mind and sale prices that can’t be beat.

Have You Changed Your Air Filter Lately?

Did you know that a central heating and cooling system share the same air filter? For some reason, many homeowners will remember to check and change the filter in the winter but forget this task during the summer. It’s important…

HAMCO is Proud to be a Daikin Comfort Pro Dealer

We believe in only installing the best air conditioners and furnaces for our clients and that’s why we’re proud to be a Daikin Comfort Pro Dealer for Hamilton and surrounding areas. Daikin is a global leader in the heating and…

Replacing an Air Conditioner can be Affordable

Don’t put up with an AC system that is struggling to keep your home cool and comfortable, with HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd., replacing an air conditioner can be affordable.

What to Expect During an Air Conditioner Service Call

A broken air conditioner can be a source of stress for homeowners. Professional air conditioner service is important—but it can be hard to know who to call when you need AC repair or what to expect during the appointment.

Don’t Cut Corners: Choose a Reputable Heating and Cooling Company

While many customers do thorough research about furnace and air conditioning brands before making a final decision, most don’t do the same amount of research on the installation company. It’s important to remember that quality matters when selecting a heating…

How to Extend Your AC’s Lifespan

An air conditioner can generally be expected to last between 10 and 15 years, but its lifespan can be significantly shorter or longer depending on how well the system is maintained.

Factors that Impact Air Conditioner Lifespan

When the summer heat is in full force, the last thing you want to worry about is if you can count on your AC system to keep you cool. While a cooling system can generally be expected to last between…

Different Cooling System Options

Now that warm weather is here, some homeowners are realizing that they need to upgrade the air conditioner before the end of the summer. There are two main types of cooling systems that you can install to help keep you…

When to Call for AC Repair

It’s important to know how to recognize when your cooling system is in need of an urgent fix and when to call for AC repair. Knowing the warning signs can help you take action before a minor issue becomes a…

You Can Still Save Money Even Though GreenON Program is Over

It was announced last Tuesday that the GreenON program had ended. Some homeowners are confused about the status of their rebate and how the announcement affects other incentive programs.

Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Thinking about upgrading your air conditioner but don’t know where to start?

Three Factors that Affect Air Conditioner Prices

It’s no secret that AC systems are a financial investment. As you do research about air conditioner prices, you’ll notice that there can be some variation in quotes and that’s based on three main factors.

Time to Get Your AC Ready for the Summer Weather

June has only just begun but we’ve already had a glimpse of the hot summer weather that’s predicted for our area. While most people have already turned on their air conditioners, not everyone has scheduled annual maintenance to get their…

How to Incorporate a Ductless System in Your Home

While many homeowners rely on central air conditioners or forced air furnaces to stay comfortable throughout the year, there is another heating and cooling option that could deliver even more benefits in certain situations. We’ve outlined the different ways a…

Finance a New Water Heater with HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.

Being a homeowner can be expensive. Sometimes appliances and home comfort systems unexpectedly break down and it’s a struggle to find money for a replacement. If you find yourself needing a new water heater, you have options! You don’t need…

Protect Your AC During Home Renovations

Planning a home renovation for the long weekend? Before you get started, you should take the proper steps to protect your AC so it won’t get damaged during your renovation project. We’ve outlined five tips you can follow to ensure…

Upgrade Condo Cooling With a Ductless Air Conditioner

With more and more people choosing to live in condos, it’s important to know which kind of heating and cooling system is best suited for condo living. Most condo cooling systems are inadequate—forcing tenants to use obtrusive and inefficient window…

You Can Finance a New Air Conditioner

Installing a new air conditioner is a financial commitment and sometimes people haven’t budgeted to replace their cooling system. If you need to upgrade the AC before the summer but can’t afford the whole replacement cost—you can lower the initial…

Invest in an Air Conditioner Premium Protection Plan for Peace of Mind

It’s important to schedule annual air conditioner maintenance to help keep you and your family cool and comfortable all summer long. As you get ready to schedule your yearly AC appointment, remember that you can sign up for a HAMCO…

3 Expert Tips to Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been in business since 1946 and over the years we’ve installed, repaired and serviced a lot of heating and cooling systems. In the last seven decades, we’ve seen the difference between a properly maintained…

Don’t Let Poor Indoor Air Quality Aggravate Seasonal Allergies

With the arrival of spring, many people are patiently waiting for their gardens to bloom and lawns to grow in. However, Canadians that suffer from seasonal allergies are busy stocking up on allergy medication and carefully monitoring the pollen count….

Include AC Maintenance as Part of Your Spring Preparations

Spring is finally here and warm weather will soon follow. At HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd., our customers’ comfort is important and we want to remind all homeowners to schedule AC maintenance before the first heat-wave. Annual air conditioning inspection…

Scheduling HVAC Installation During a Home Renovation

Spring and summer is a time for home renovations! It’s exciting to make upgrades around the house, but without proper planning, you could quickly find yourself falling behind schedule and going over budget. An area that homeowners often overlook is…

Spring Safety and Cleaning Tips

This weekend, the clocks skip ahead an hour and we’ll “lose” an hour of sleep. This unofficial start of spring will have many homeowners deep cleaning their homes and getting ready for the warmer weather. As you start your spring…

How Serious is a Furnace Short-Cycling?

More often than not—you’ll notice a change in your heating system before it completely breaks down. Sometimes homeowners notice their furnace short-cycling and want to know how serious the problem is and how to fix it.

Confused About Rebates? We Can Help!

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is excited to let all our customers know about the different HVAC rebates that are available to homeowners within the Hamilton area. If you’re looking to upgrade your home comfort system, you can save by…

Cost of a New Furnace in Southern Ontario

Many people contact us for a quote on their heating and cooling system. These queries come through our website, over the phone and on social media. Many homeowners just want to know what a new furnace will cost, but unfortunately,…

Buying a New High Efficiency Furnace

With the cold winter we’ve been having, a number of homeowners are dealing with heating systems that just can’t keep up. The lucky homeowners that have been able to schedule a furnace replacement before a complete breakdown are ensuring that…

Rent vs Own: Your Guide to Buying a Furnace

When purchasing a new home, expenses start to add up quickly and the idea of renting a furnace instead of buying one appears to be a tempting way to save some money in the short term. We’ve created an infographic…

What Does that Furnace Noise Mean?

Winter weather can take its toll. The long snowy days can have an effect on moods, impact travel plans and cause stress to your heating system. With furnaces working hard to keep your home warm and comfortable, now is about…

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. Helps Combat Cancer

For the month of December, HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. donated $2 from every service call to the Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation. We would like to thank all of our customers for their business and have made a donation on…

Please be Cautious of Door-to-Door Furnace Scams

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is reminding all homeowners in the Hamilton area to be cautious about door-to-door furnace scams. If someone comes to your door and asks to inspect your furnace, please don’t let them in! The recent news…

Have Pets? Don’t Sacrifice Indoor Air Quality!

Anyone that owns a pet knows how they can enrich your life—the endless love and companionship are priceless and they truly become a member of the family. However, any pet owner can also tell you how hard it can be…

Home Safety Tips for the Holidays

Clark Griswold had some struggles getting his home ready for the holiday season. While his antics made for some good movie action, it can provide some valuable lessons for homeowners. Here are our home safety tips for the holidays—a la…

No Heat? No Problem—HAMCO Offers 24/7 Emergency No Heat Service

If you live in the Hamilton or surrounding area, rest assured that HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is available for any emergency heating service needs at any time, on any day. We’re fully committed to keeping you safe, warm and…

Reminder: Change Furnace Filters

Many furnace problems and furnace repairs can be avoided by simply changing furnace filters regularly. When filters get dirty and clogged, they can cause a host of problems. However, many homeowners forget to head to the mechanical room on a…

Furnace Renting Myths and the Benefit of Financing

Replacing heating and cooling equipment in your home is a financial investment. However, when the time comes, not every homeowner is able to afford the whole replacement cost. Homeowners have two main options to lower the initial cost: furnace renting…

What’s a Furnace Red Tag and How Can You Avoid Getting One?

Have you ever heard of or seen a furnace red tag? If you have, you likely know how serious the matter is. For those who don’t, a red tag on your heating system essentially means that your equipment is unsafe….

Why Won’t The Furnace Fan Turn Off?

When the house temperature falls below what the thermostat is set at, the furnace kicks on and distributes heat until the desired temperature is reached. Once the house is nice and toasty, the burners and furnace fan should shut off…

Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality During National Lung Month

November is National Lung Month and, as heating and cooling specialists, HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. wants to ensure all our customers are breathing healthy air inside their homes. Previously, we’ve outlined the causes of poor indoor air quality and…

Tips to Keep in Mind When Buying a New High Efficiency Furnace

Buying a new high efficiency furnace is a big financial investment. These complex systems will heat your home for over a decade, so it’s important to get the right equipment for your home and needs. Before you take the plunge…

Reminder: Change Smoke Alarm Batteries This Weekend

At the beginning of spring, we urged all our customers to start a new tradition — to check and change smoke alarm batteries at the start of Daylight Savings Time (DST). On November 3rd, DST will end and we’ll “gain”…

Pumpkin Carving Tips

Halloween is just a few days away, and it’s the perfect time to start carving your pumpkin. Follow our pumpkin carving tips to keep your jack-o-lantern fresh for Halloween.

Combat Dry Winter Air with a Whole Home Humidifier

When the temperature drops, so does the humidity. Dry winter air can make it uncomfortable to spend time inside your home and can aggravate skin and breathing problems. Combat the uncomfortable winter air with a whole home humidifier from HAMCO…

What You Can Expect During a Furnace Tune Up

In previous articles, we’ve discussed the importance of annual furnace maintenance but haven’t really touched upon what a homeowner can expect during a professional, comprehensive furnace tune up. The purpose of a furnace tune up is to ensure that the…

Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) Benefits

When it comes to air exchangers, there are two popular options. An HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) and an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator). Both options are similar in operation but differ in terms of how they handle humidity. ERV units are…

Get A/C & Furnace Replacement with HAMCO’s York Fall Promo!

It’s a great season for saving BIG, and we at HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. are taking part in offering amazing deals for you! If you’ve been in the market for an air conditioner and furnace replacement, look no further…

Beat the Rush, Schedule Furnace Maintenance NOW

September has felt more like summer than fall, but don’t forget that we’re just a few short weeks away from the bitterly cold weather. While you might not need to turn on your heating system yet, you can schedule your…

Autumn AC Maintenance Tips

As the leaves start to fall, many homeowners spend their weekends outside raking, putting away summer lawn furniture and generally getting ready for the cold weather. Make sure that during your annual fall clean up you don’t overlook autumn AC…

2017 Daikin Fall Promotion – Perfect Time to Schedule AC and Furnace Replacement

The annual Daikin fall promotion is back and HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is excited to bring you all the details to help you save up to $3,000 on your AC and furnace replacement! This year’s promotion is valid from…

HAMCO’s Summer Blow-Out Special Is ON NOW!

This promo is now over. View our updated York Fall Promo here and stay tuned for upcoming specials.  Summer is a great time for saving BIG, and we at HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. are taking part in offering amazing…

Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

We spend a lot of time in our homes and consider it our safe place to retreat from the world. However, did you know that often times the air quality inside our homes is worse than outside?

Make Sure to Clean and Check the AC Condensate Drain

While the weather this summer has been all over the map, we’ve had enough hot days to give our cooling systems a workout. HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. wants to remind homeowners of an often-overlooked AC maintenance task—checking and cleaning…

Increase Your AC Airflow With These Tips!

An air conditioner that is working correctly will produce cool air and distribute it evenly throughout the home, ensuring all rooms are equally cool and comfortable. Sometimes, the air conditioner is working fine, but for some reason, there is weak…

How Exactly Do Air Conditioners Work?

For many homeowners, when the temperature gets too warm inside, they simply adjust the thermostat and wait for the cool, comfortable air to come pouring through the vents and registers. Not many people think too much about how the cool…

What’s the Difference Between HVAC Air Filters?

An important part of furnace and air conditioner maintenance is inspecting and changing the filter. HVAC air filters help prevent allergens and other pollutants from circulating throughout your home and keep the delicate electronics inside your heating and cooling system…

The Importance of a Reputable HVAC Pro

We know that a lot goes into the upkeep of your home, especially your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. But your home comfort depends on a functional furnace and AC, so annual maintenance is a must. However, a…

The Benefits of Purchasing Ductless Condo Air Conditioning

Condo living has countless benefits and appeals to thousands of renters and buyers across Hamilton. However, as appealing as these modern residences are, a lot of condo dwellers are finding a common problem amongst themselves—poor HVAC systems. The good news…

Our Summer Round-Up of Hamilton Events

It’s no secret that we at HAMCO are very proud of being a part of the Hamilton community, calling it both our place of work and home! Our business is as much about our reputations and the relationships we build…

Is Your Humidifier Off for the Summer?

When seasons change, there are a number of tasks that have to be accomplished. The first signs of spring prompt most people to deep clean their homes while the first snowflakes have homeowners scrambling to dust off shovels and snow…

Protect Your Air Conditioner Condenser During a Summer Storm

Your air conditioner condenser (the big outdoor unit outside your home) is tough and built to withstand a lot of what Mother Nature throws its way. However, we occasionally get a serious summer storm that even your air conditioner condenser…

Turn Air Conditioner Off or Keep It Running During the Day?

Everyone worries about high monthly energy bills. However, in the middle of summer when it’s sweltering hot outside, some people forgo energy efficiency for comfort and leave their AC blasting all day—even when they’re not home. Some believe that keeping…

What Does SEER Have To Do With Anything?

What’s SEER got to do with your AC? Plenty!

NOW is the Time to Schedule Furnace and AC Replacement!

Don’t wait until your air conditioner won’t turn on to schedule an AC replacement — take advantage of our Daikin Special Summer Savings! For a limited time, you’re eligible to save up to $3,350!

Summer Air Conditioner Prep

Our spring weather has been all over the map this year—one day is extremely hot while the very next day is ice cold, leaving people searching for their toques. We were even subjected to a week of rain and some…

Considering a Ductless Mini Split System for Your Home

Many homeowners believe that they only have two options when it comes to air conditioning their home or condo: a central air conditioner (CAC) or a window unit. Most would be surprised to know that there is another option—ductless mini…

Have You Seen the HAMCO Bus? Enter Our Latest Contest for a Chance to Win!

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Ensure Your Furnace and Water Heater Weren’t Damaged from Recent Flooding

Last week, southwestern Ontario received as much rain as we usually get in an entire month! As a result, many homeowners were faced with flooding in their homes and basements. Now that the worst of the weather has passed, it’s…

Take Advantage of IESO Savings Before They Change!

On July 1, 2017, our current rebate format for Energy Star Air Conditioning and Furnace purchases will change. The current IESO savings for air conditioners will no longer be available, however, the new program will feature a larger incentive and…

Incorporate Energy Efficient Landscaping in Your Garden This Spring!

Winter weather is (hopefully) behind us and many homeowners are turning their attention to the great outdoors and getting their backyards ready for the summer season. To help the planet and lower your monthly energy bills, try to incorporate some…

Make Every Day Earth Day

This Saturday, Canadians nationwide will celebrate Earth Day. Being mindful of our planet is very important to HAMCO Heating and Cooling Ltd. and we encourage the Hamilton community to take a moment on April 22nd to do one thing to…

Schedule Air Conditioning Service and be Ready for the First Heat Wave!

It happens every year—that first really nice day hits and our phones start ringing off the hook. We take panicked calls from people all over Hamilton desperately trying to book air conditioning service after realizing their cooling systems aren’t working….

HAMCO Protection Plans for Your Peace of Mind

Your furnace and air conditioner are one of the most important investments you’ve made; after all, they are foremost in keeping your home comfortable. So, it should be obvious that proper care and maintenance is required to keep such an…

3 Tips to Prevent Pests from Damaging Your HVAC System

As seasons change throughout the year, pests like insects and rodents seek out warmth in your walls or the cool refuge of your basement. Unfortunately, the easy access point to your home that your HVAC system provides is like a…

Schedule Your Air Conditioning Replacement BEFORE the Temperature Rises

The weather may still be cold outside, but now is the perfect time to schedule your air conditioning replacement. If your cooling system is 10 years old or you’ve experienced any of these warning signs last summer, you’ll most likely…

First Time Homebuyers — Inspect the HVAC System!

Home ownership is a big investment: in time, in money and emotionally. Going through the home buying process for the first time can be overwhelming; there are so many things you must look out for, ask questions about and inspect…

Use Daylight Savings to Change Your Batteries and Your Clocks

On Sunday, Daylight Saving Time begins and we “lose” an hour of sleep at exactly 2:00 a.m. when the time springs forward. In past years, we would have to spend a good portion of the day walking around the house…

Upgrade Your Home Comfort System With our Daikin Spring Promotion!

With spring around the corner, now is the perfect time to upgrade your home comfort system, especially if you are looking to replace both your furnace and air conditioning unit. HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has partnered with Daikin to…

Optimize Your Humidity Control for Total Home Comfort

Our homes are our havens- the places we can depend on to be most comfortable and where we can completely relax. We find ways to ensure that the many aspects of our indoor environments are optimized to fit our needs,…

Help Your High Efficiency Furnace by Insulating Your Home

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. proudly carries superior and dependable high efficiency furnaces. Our lineup of heating systems are built to fit any budget or specific need. However, even the best heating system won’t be as efficient as it could…

Why Choose HAMCO for Your Air Quality, Cooling and Heating Service?

There are a lot of cooling and heating service companies — we know! But HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been your go-to place for home comfort system products, service and installation for over 70 years for a reason!

Beat the Winter Blues: Exercise, Eat Healthy and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

It’s common for many people to feel less than enthusiastic about this time of year. For some, it’s the lack of sunshine that brings them down. For others, it’s the bitter-cold wind and the threat of snowfall around every corner…

3 Smells That Require a Furnace Service Call

Finding the source of a strange smell in your home can be difficult – the family dog could have rolled in something unpleasant outside, a child’s forgotten lunch could be hidden under their bed, or the smell could be a…

Three Common Fixes to Try Before Calling for Heating Service

This time of year, we receive a lot of calls from homeowners requesting heating service. Near the top of the list, we get asked why a furnace is suddenly blowing cold air instead of the warm air meant to keep…

Misconceptions That Lead to Premature Furnace Replacement

There are pervasive myths in every aspect of life and they often seem to stick around despite any evidence of truth. There are many myths people believe to be fact about their home comfort systems, but are actually causing damage….

With Our Daikin Winter Promotion, NOW is the Perfect Time for Furnace Replacement

Fun Fact: February 2nd is the winter midpoint – it’s the halfway mark between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Depending on how you look at it, on February 2nd winter is either already half-over or only half-over. What’s…

Furnace Installation, NOT A DIY PROJECT!

Over the years, our service technicians have seen a lot of work-gone-wrong, many times from homeowners trying to save some money by doing work that should have been done by a professional. While there are tasks around the house that…

Hamilton: Get 24/7 Emergency Heating Service

The holidays are coming up fast! You’re ready for long, fun-filled nights with loved ones, while staying cozy indoors and keeping out the bitter cold. Your furnace is the last thing on your mind… but not on ours! HAMCO Heating…

Last Minute Holiday Decorating Tips for All!

The holidays are fast approaching and we have some tips to get your house decorated like a pro! The secret to professional holiday decorating is to keep it simple and fresh.  While a display like the Griswold’s certainly draws attention,…

Seasons Savings! Get $25 Off a Furnace Check & Clean

The holiday season is a time for giving gifts and spreading joy, and HAMCO Heating & Cooling is excited to do just that by bringing you seasonal savings with $25 off of a furnace maintenance when you enter promo code…

National Recall Issued: Kidde NightHawk Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

CBC News recently reported that Health Canada has issued a recall for 1.5 million Kidde NightHawk smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors across the country. They are malfunctioning and may be unable to perform properly in the event of an…

Prepare for Potential Winter Storms Ahead

We’ve already started to feel the steady drop in temperature here in Canada, meaning that winter is definitely on its way. With the approach of winter, you should also consider what preparations you should be making for any potential winter…

Why Leaves Might Be the Reason Your Furnace Will Stop Working

Can you believe it’s late-November and the leaves only really started to fall in the last couple of weeks? It’s been a long and beautiful autumn in Ontario this year, and homeowners have had a lot of time to get…

How to Keep Your Indoor Air Healthy This National Lung Month

Canada observes National Lung Month every November as a reminder to Canadians about how essential our lungs are to our overall health. Because we here at HAMCO Heating & Cooling specialize in HVAC, we know how critical the air you…

Why You Need to Change Your Furnace Filter

Your home’s heating system is what keeps you warm and comfortable all winter long, but it can only do its job properly if it’s well maintained. A critical part of furnace care that many homeowners often forget is ensuring that…

HVAC Scams Continue Knocking Door-to-Door

You may remember HVAC scams receiving a lot of buzz earlier this year. It was becoming increasingly common for homeowners to find a salesperson at their door, working to convince them that they were in need of a new furnace….

It’s HAMCO’s 70th Anniversary!

It’s our 70th Anniversary! This year marks HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.’s 70th year of providing excellent heating and air conditioning service for Hamilton and the surrounding area.

The HVAC Ratings You Need to Know

Keeping your home energy efficient is one of the best ways to save money on your monthly utility bills. But understanding how efficient your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system actually is can benefit you in the long run when…

Don’t Forget to Schedule Furnace Repair Before the Cold Weather Hits!

It seems like the fall season was waiting for the official end of summer to sweep right in. It’s been significantly colder these last few days and we hate to say temperatures will only be dropping further. It’s time to…

Convert from Oil to Natural Gas at Home

As utility bills continue to rise every six months or so, it’s important to take advantage of aspects that are under your control in order to save money. If you are still heating your home with oil or electricity, it’s…

Show Us Your Oldest Furnace Hamilton – We Want To Replace It!

Attention Hamilton area! It’s contest time! HAMCO is officially on the hunt for the oldest furnace in Hamilton and the surrounding region! And once we find it, we’re going to replace it with a brand new Daikin furnace for FREE!

Ensure Your Home is Prepared for Fall!

Summer is almost over, and the cool weather is starting to roll in. We are sad to see the warm temperatures go, and we know that soon we’ll all be putting on sweaters and snow pants. But before you start…

Daikin Fall Promo

As summer comes to an end everyone is preparing for the cool fall weather – and before we know it, the freezing winter temperatures. But don’t worry; HAMCO has your back. We have you covered with our latest Daikin Fall…

How to Evaluate the Condition of Your AC Unit

With summer coming to a close, it’s time to evaluate the quality of your air conditioner before you turn it off for the fall, winter and early spring. You need to evaluate the condition of your AC and check for…

The Reasons Behind Your Air Conditioner Leaking Water

If you’ve ever walked past your air conditioner and noticed water pooling around it, you know how stressful it can be to consider all of the things that can be going wrong. However, there are several common reasons for your…

Ductless Split Systems Offer an Alternative Comfort Solution

Ductless split systems are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. They come in single and multi zone options as either a supplemental solution for specific rooms or areas or a whole-home system with more customization and efficiency potential.

How to Know if Your Air Conditioner is Low on Refrigerant

Air conditioners are complicated machines, and with complicated machines come complicated problems. That’s why we’re here. In the Greater Hamilton area, we provide heating and cooling solutions – like when your air conditioner is low on refrigerant.

Benefits of Hiring a Pro

We understand that replacing your home comfort systems can take a serious toll on your wallet and it can be tempting to cut corners or even attempt to install it yourself. But while it might save you some coin at…

Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

It’s a hot summer day and you’re feeling it. You go inside and realize you’ve just hit a wall of more hot air. What is going on? Did your air conditioner break? Why is your air conditioner blowing hot air?

Take Advantage of Our Best Promo Yet with YORK, the Certified Comfort Experts!

The summer season is always full of great savings and offers, and HAMCO wants to bring some your way! If you’ve been considering upgrading the air conditioner and furnace in your home, now’s the time to do it with our…

Save with the Summer Daikin Sale!

At HAMCO, we provide you with home comfort systems that you can rely on, the kind that are high quality and very dependable. Now with the Summer Daikin Sale, you can find one of those high quality units without breaking…

HAMCO is Your Hamilton Area Daikin Dealer

Daikin is a global leader in heating and air conditioning, which is why HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is your local Daikin dealer.

Summer’s Here! Is Your Air Conditioner Ready?

After a long winter or even at the end of last season, your air conditioner could have developed problems that need to be fixed. Sometimes, animals can nest in the system over the winter, new shrubbery can grow around the…

Facing A Night Without Air Conditioning

Your air conditioner is a highly complex machine that needs proper, professional maintenance to make sure that it will work as it should during the hot summer days. Hamilton, we know you are really starting to feel the summer heat…

Maintaining a Healthy Home Through Indoor Air Quality

HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. is about more than just keeping your family comfortable, we also want to make sure our services offer you the best opportunity to live in a healthy home. Older HVAC systems and ones that use…

Keep Dad Comfortable on Father’s Day with Air Conditioner Maintenance

With the fast approach of Father’s Day (it’s next weekend!), you may be wondering how you can show your dad how much you appreciate him and all he’s done for you! Why not find a way to keep dad comfortable…

Cleaning Your HRV Filter or ERV Filter

Your HVAC system is a big investment, and needs to be treated as such! Proper annual maintenance of your home comfort systems is always recommended and should be done by a certified professional. If your home has an HRV (Heat…

How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Quiet

As the seasons move from spring to summer, you may be starting to crank up your air conditioner. Keeping your home at a comfortably cool temperature is what you expected, but what you didn’t count on was struggling to keep…

5 Signs You Need an Air Conditioner Replacement

Taking your air conditioner for granted is easy; you get out of the hot, sticky outdoors into your cool, comfortable home. But as the years go on, your air conditioner’s effectiveness begins to wane and eventually it calls it quits….

Keep Bills Low as Energy Prices Rise

We’re always trying to help our customers reduce their energy consumption in order to lower their energy bills, but energy prices in Ontario keep rising. In November, the rates for electricity were raised an amount that would cost the average…

Worry-Free Comfort with HAMCO Protection Plans

Furnaces and air conditioners can be a pain, which is why we recommend you leave it to the experts. You can have worry-free home comfort when you sign up for a HAMCO protection plan!

Your Chance to Win Tickets to the Hamilton TiCats Home Opener from HAMCO!

HAMCO Heating & Cooling has long been the Hamilton area’s trusted HVAC service providers, but what you may not have known is that we’re turning 70 this year! 70 years of heating and cooling service, installation and advice has taught…

Spring into Savings with York and HAMCO

HAMCO Heating & Cooling has been committed to bringing high standards of heating and cooling needs to our customers since 1946. We believe in treating our customers like family, and offering the best we can to ensure your comfort. That’s…

Save with the Spring Daikin Sale

Spring Daikin Sale At HAMCO, we provide furnaces and air conditioners that are high quality with dependability you can trust. With the Spring Daikin Sale, you can find one of those systems for less!

Save $25 on Air Conditioner Maintenance Until April 30, 2016

With the weather so up-and-down in the Hamilton area, our focus is on keeping your home comfort consistent. What’s most important right now is getting your air conditioner ready for summer, so HAMCO is offering savings on air conditioner maintenance.

Use SEER to find the Most Efficient Air Conditioner

SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio When purchasing a new air conditioning unit, one of the most common desires is to have a system that operates efficiently. To find the most efficient air conditioner, you need only look at one…

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

If you have a central air system, you also have a series of ducts that act as a passageway to distribute conditioned air throughout your home. To keep a healthy indoor air quality, you’ll need to change your filter.

Union Gas is Offering up to $2,500 in Rebates for Energy-Saving Renovations

Attention all Union Gas customers! Union Gas is offering new ways to save when upgrading your home to be more energy efficient.

Furnace Repair That Warrants Replacement

When you suffer a furnace breakdown in the middle of winter, fixing it is an absolute necessity. In certain circumstances, you’ll be faced with the difficult decision between furnace repair and replacement.

HAMCO’s Most Efficient Furnace Options

Finding the most efficient furnace will pay off long-term. Finding the most efficient furnace to fit your budget is an important consideration when buying a new HVAC system.

Furnace Not Working? Snow Might be Your Problem

Navigating through the up and down temperatures of this winter can be difficult, but if it recently snowed and you find your furnace not working, we may know why. While it is entirely possible that this could be a larger…

Furnace Maintenance: Be Proactive to Guarantee Comfort

Keeping your HVAC systems healthy is all about being proactive. Guarantee your comfort this winter by scheduling furnace maintenance as soon as possible. Even though winter started a little late this year, it’s important to remember that it’s still going…

Beware of furnace scams!

Protecting our customers from unnecessary costs is one of our main focuses, and recently a potential furnace scam has been making the rounds. It has been brought to our attention by several of our customers that there are some organizations…

Hot Water Heater Rentals: We’re Extending our $200 Pre-paid MasterCard Promo!

In our war against cold showers, we’re extending our promotion for a $200 pre-paid MasterCard with a water heater rental! We wrote about the offer in November, but for anyone that missed it we’ll break it down for you. If…

Prepare for Winter by Saving up to $1,850 with Daikin

Daikin is now offering the potential to save $1,850 with the purchase of a qualifying air conditioner and furnace. In Hamilton, we’re not used to seeing this warm of temperature throughout December and into January. For a while there, it…

VIDEO: What to Look For When Buying a New Furnace

Buying a new furnace can be a big commitment and when you purchase new equipment you’re hoping to commit to the system for 15-20 years. If you plan on getting the most value out of your machine, you should be…

Don’t Hide Your Gifts in the Furnace Room!

Where do you hide your gifts? Kids can get rather curious, and as each day passes the holiday season seems harder and harder to wait for. For this reason, all parents need a hiding spot. Some parents choose their closets,…

Don’t settle for a noisy furnace

You may think you’re stuck with your noisy furnace, but you’re not. The annoyance of a noisy furnace only gets worse as we get closer to our cold Canadian winters, when our furnaces are forced to run longer cycles. If…

Understanding Furnace Filters and MERV

Your furnace is utilized to improve the comfort of your home, however if it’s not maintained properly it is unable to properly do its job. One of the main aspects of furnace maintenance is filter replacement. Furnace filters catch dust,…

Don’t Let Winter Dry Out Your Home

Canadians are supposed to like winter, so why does it hurt so much to see summer go. Winter has its benefits – beautiful sights, loads of activities and of course the holidays – but the weather isn’t always cooperative when…

Signs that your furnace needs replacement

The closer we get to consistently negative temperatures, the closer old furnaces get to breaking down. It’s unfortunate timing, but furnaces that should have been replaced long ago have a tendency to break down on the days you need them…

Ontario energy prices continue to rise

If it seems like energy prices are rising every six months, that’s because they are. In May, the prices were set to 16.1¢/kWh during peak hours (11:00 am to 5:00 pm), 8.0¢/kWh during off-peak hours (7:00 pm to 7:00 am)…

VIDEO: Go behind the scenes of a HAMCO furnace replacement

It’s hard to know whether or not something has been done right if you’ve never seen it done before. That’s why the service industry can be a difficult one to navigate for consumers. After all, it’s not uncommon to have…

Rent a hot water heater and receive a FREE $100 MasterCard Gift Card + 3 months no payments!

We understand that Christmas is just around the corner, so purchasing a new hot water heater may be a larger expense than you can afford at the moment. Luckily there are other options: For a limited time, rent a hot…

Avoid cold floors this winter with radiant in-floor heating

As Canadians, we’re supposed to embrace winter. While there’s a lot to look forward to (holidays, hockey, first snowfall), there’s one thing that no looks forward to…cold floors. HAMCO has the solution! Radiant In-Floor Heating. Also known as hydronic heating,…

York can save you $2,350 on a new furnace and air conditioner

If you aren’t considering a new heating system, you probably should be. Newer, more energy efficient technologies are constantly being developed yet many people decide to hold onto their old equipment for far too long. Evaluating your options doesn’t necessarily…

How to prepare your air conditioner for winter

Now that summer’s over, your furnace will be the star of the show. Furnaces will get all the attention; all our blogs for the next few months will be written about them, and nobody will care about air conditioners anymore….

Upgrade your comfort with Daikin this fall and save up to $1,850

Summer is officially over in 6 days and we want to make sure that your home comfort system is ready. With the end of summer, also comes time to turn on your heating system. However, before you commit to your…

Is your A/C low on refrigerant?

Air conditioners are complicated machines, and with complicated machines come complicated problems. So what is one of the most common A/C problems that people tend to encounter? Refrigerant charge (amount). Refrigerant is the substance that flows through your A/C to…

8 Tips to Lighten the Load on Your Air Conditioner

Summer is nearing to a close. However, the heat is back in a big way and your air conditioner may have to work some overtime. At this point in the summer there can be build ups in dirt and debris,…

Building our community with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. They mean to achieve this by building affordable housing in places around Canada, such as our very…

Now offering monthly financing for as low as $43/month!

Furnaces and air conditioners can provide some difficulty financially. If you experience a system breakdown and need replacement, it can be an unexpected cost that puts you in a bind. Not anymore! HAMCO is now offering monthly financing from as…

Eliminating those hot and cold spots in your home

Do you have an addition or a room on the second floor of your home that’s either too hot or too cold? These are some of the most common problems that homeowners face when attempting to keep their home at…

Mention this web offer to receive $50 off!

Mention this exclusive web offer and save $50 on the purchase of a furnace or air conditioner with HAMCO! A new system will be more efficient, quieter, more consistent in its heating/cooling, and most importantly for consumers – energy savings….

Don’t forget to switch your humidifier off in the summer

It’s finally starting to feel like summer! So now it’s time to actually do all those things that you were supposed to do before the summer started. Many of these tasks may be related to your HVAC system, but today…

Daikin’s 12-year Warranty is the best in the industry

What’s the difference? That’s the first question on everybody’s mind when searching for a new furnace and/or air conditioner for their home. What’s the difference between styles of equipment, HVAC companies, manufacturers, or even sizes? We have tackled many of…

Game Day with HAMCO! LIKE us on Facebook for your chance to WIN 2 tickets to see the Ticats take on the Argos

Oski Wee Wee! Oski Waa Waa! Holy Makinaw! Tigers! Eat’em Raw! With this new offer from HAMCO, it should be “Heat’em Raw”. Because we do heating and cooling… Okay, that was a bad joke, but this is still a great…

Save up to $2,162 with Daikin’s Summer Savings Program

How old is your air conditioner? 5, 10, even 20 years old? Earlier this year, we had a customer who returned to HAMCO after 40 years. It really was a great story but we don’t recommend that our customers keep…

When it comes to HVAC, size matters

Summer is here and you’ll want to make sure your HVAC system is accurately sized. Temperatures are starting to become uncomfortable at times which means people are starting to run their air conditioners. Having a comfortable home means you will…

Free media filter or humidifier with the purchase of a new air conditioner and furnace

It’s not easy being comfortable. If a house is too hot or too cold, it doesn’t really matter how comfy the couches are. If the air is too humid you’ll feel damp and sticky and if the air is filled…

Ductless Air Conditioning vs. Central Air Conditioning

The world of HVAC can be a confusing place for first time buyers, especially when trying to differentiate the two main types of air conditioning systems – ductless and central. Most people can go 10-20 years without replacing their air…

3 most common air conditioning problems

Despite the cold temperatures this week, air conditioning season is just about here. If you’ve waited this long to turn on your system, it could have suffered damages over the course of the winter. You should schedule maintenance on your…

Sign up for a Protection Plan with HAMCO

HVAC equipment is usually the last thing on your mind… until you experience a breakdown that is. These unexpected breakdowns and maintenance issues are the reasons why so many people sign-up for protection plans. Protection Plans give you peace of…

Understanding indoor air quality

Every year, spring seems like it can only bring fun and happiness. There is warmer weather, beautiful colours and blossoming plants. What is often overlooked is air quality. In the spring, people (especially those with allergies) can experience headaches, nausea…

Starting this month, Ontario energy prices are rising

Starting this month, most residents of Ontario will experience an increase in peak-hour energy costs. Due to new time-of-use billing from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), energy use from 11:00 am-5:00 pm will cost double that of the energy used…

Air Conditioner Maintenance with HAMCO

Summer is fast approaching, are you ready? It’s almost time for popsicles, sprinklers, pools and actually wanting to leave the house. Temperatures are rising above 15 degrees all week and we’re all just waiting to celebrate by throwing on the…

10 spring cleaning tasks

You don’t have to dread spring cleaning. By preparing your home properly, you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying what summer is all about, sun and relaxation. Most spring cleaning lists check off the obvious chores, but there are…

HAMCO customer returns after 40 years

HAMCO has been serving Hamilton, Brantford, Grimsby, Oakville, Burlington, and Mississauga since 1946. Our business is as much about our personal reputations and the relationships we build with our customers and neighbours as it is about selling and servicing HVAC…

Save up to $2,350 on a York air conditioner and furnace + free Petro-Canada gas card

Load up on savings this spring season with HAMCO Heating & Cooling! You can save up to $2,350 when you purchase a York air conditioner and furnace through HAMCO. In addition, you’ll receive a Petro-Canada gas card that can save…

Spring Rebate! Save up to $2,162 on a new Daikin air conditioner and furnace

Spring is here, which means spring savings with HAMCO of course. For a limited time only, Invest in a new Daikin air conditioner and furnace and you could save up to $2,162! Preparation is key. By replacing your old home…

Save $25 on maintenance when you book online!

As we approach air conditioning season, it’s important to have a qualified technician inspect your unit to make sure that it is in perfect working order. That’s why we’re offering our customers $25 off the cost of maintenance service when…

Why Choose HAMCO?

HAMCO is your one stop shop for all of your home comfort needs. Being in the service industry we understand the importance of quality service and products. Since 1946, we’ve created our sheet metal in house, used no sub-contractors, dispatched…

Understanding Cracked Heat Exchangers

A cracked heat exchanger is a danger to your home and should be treated as one. Furnace heat exchangers are used to transfer heat between the fuel being burned and the air in your home. High-efficiency furnaces incorporate a secondary…

Select the Right Humidifier

This winter, temperatures have been at record-breaking lows. The dry and bitter cold can have a direct effect on your home’s air quality, which can jeopardize your health and comfort. The team at HAMCO Heating & Cooling has an easy…

Get up to $1,800 off a new Daikin furnace & air conditioner

Even though the frigid temperatures and mounds of snow may say otherwise, we are less than a month away from the end of the winter season. With the spring closing in fast, comes HAMCO’s end-of-season savings! There is no better…

Maintain Home Comfort and Lower Energy Bills

What’re the best ways to maintain home comfort and lower energy bills?

System Repairs or Replacements Can Help Save Money

The cost of living keeps going up and a big part of this is rising energy costs. Whether your home is powered by electricity, gas or some combination of the two, it’s starting to cost more to keep your home…

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