Service and Maintenance Articles

Maintenance Tips for your Ductless Mini Split System

Ductless mini split systems are a great way to keep your home comfortable all year long, whether you’re using them as your primary HVAC system or to supplement your other systems. Their seamless operation and compact design make it easy…

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 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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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,…

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…

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….

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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