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AC Maintenance in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville

Your AC unit does more than keep you cool during the hot summer months. It protects you from the dangers of heatstroke when temperatures hit record highs in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville. That’s why regular maintenance of your air conditioner is so important to you and your family.

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Top Local Residential and Commercial AC Tune-up Service

To save you money and ensure your AC unit is ready for the warmer season, scheduling regular AC tune-ups at home and at work can prevent minor issues from becoming serious problems that impact the life of your air conditioner.

A Lancaster Heating and Cooling service technician works on tuning up an air conditioner.
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Warning Signs Indicating a Potential Issue With Your AC Unit

If your AC unit is running and you can hear it making odd noises or notice any water pooling under it, that’s a clear sign it’s time to call our experts in to help. Even an unusually high utility bill can point to a larger problem with your air conditioning. If you notice anything unusual when you turn your AC on, such as:

    • Strange sounds
    • Blowing warm air
    • Mouldy smell
    • Weak airflow
    • Water leaking

Our HVAC technicians are certified to provide AC maintenance on all major brands, so we’ll be able to identify the problem quickly and provide you with the service you need.

We Offer Reliable Local AC Maintenance

When it comes to AC maintenance in your local area, Lancaster Heating and Cooling has a reputation for quality repairs and service. Experience our five-star customer service and get your air conditioning unit in top shape before the seasons change. Schedule an appointment with us, or give us a call at 905 388 3333

AC Maintenance FAQs

Should I be covering my air conditioner for the winter? 

There have been many opinions on covering outside condensers leaving customers thoroughly confused. Varying temperatures and hot sun in the winter could cause condensation within the cover and the appliance. This condensation does cause problems with the “fins” in the condensing unit. A simple piece of plywood over the top of the unit will prevent ice buildup on the top of the unit and allow the “fins” to breathe within the condensing unit thus not restricting the air circulation. 

How often should I replace or clean the air filters in my air conditioner?

Air filters should typically be checked every 1 to 3 months, depending on usage, indoor air quality, and the type of filter used. Dirty filters can restrict airflow, reduce efficiency, and lead to increased energy consumption.

What are the benefits of regular air conditioner maintenance?

Regular maintenance helps ensure that your air conditioner operates efficiently, extends its lifespan, reduces the likelihood of breakdowns, improves indoor air quality, and maintains optimal comfort levels in your home or business.

What maintenance tasks can I perform myself, and when should I call a professional?

Homeowners can perform basic maintenance tasks like cleaning or replacing air filters, clearing debris from the outdoor unit, and ensuring proper airflow around the system. However, it’s important to schedule professional maintenance annually to address more complex tasks and ensure the system’s overall health.

How can I improve the energy efficiency of my air conditioner through maintenance?

Energy efficiency can be improved by keeping the air conditioner’s coils clean, ensuring proper airflow, sealing duct leaks, installing a programmable thermostat, and scheduling regular maintenance to optimize system performance.

What should I do if I notice a decline in cooling performance from my air conditioner?

If you notice reduced cooling performance, you should check for issues such as dirty air filters, blocked vents, refrigerant leaks, or malfunctioning components. If simple troubleshooting doesn’t resolve the problem, it’s best to contact a professional HVAC technician for a thorough inspection.