Having an efficiently operating air conditioning system during the warmer months of summer is just as crucial as having a properly operating furnace in winter.  Without either, your indoor environment would be very uncomfortable and even pose a threat to the well-being of elderly individuals and very young children (esp. infants and toddlers).  In addition to this, stuffy indoor conditions could also be an issue for individuals who have respiratory problems as well.


The best way to ensure that your system is operating at peak performance is to have the H&H Air Conditioning & Heating technicians come out and perform regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and any air conditioning repair service that may be required.  As an industry leader in a broad range of HVAC services, we specialize in installing, maintaining, and repairing air conditioning systems in the cities of Kitchener, Oakville, and Richmond Hill.



In many cases, replacement is totally unnecessary and the problem could be solved with a minor, inexpensive repair.  There are a number of reasons why your system malfunctions and loses efficiency.  The easiest way to decide between air conditioning repair and replacement is what we refer to as the “50% Rule.”  Simply stated, when the cost of repairs exceeds 50% of the value of your system, it’s time to consider replacing it.



The most common reason that air conditioning units break down or malfunction is the lack of preventative maintenance on them.  Invariably, A/C systems break down at the least opportune time . . . like in the middle of summer when they are already working their hardest.  If you learn to recognize the following signs that indicate the need for air conditioning repairs, you will save yourself a lot of discomfort and stress:


Significant reduction in airflow – if you turn your air conditioning on and put your hand in front of one of your vents you should be able to feel a strong airflow coming out of the opening.  If not, this indicates a problem and you should contact us for help.

No cold air – if only room temperature air is coming out of the vent or it is barely cool, this means the unit is struggling to keep up with the temperature setting.  This type of situation is reason enough to have preventative maintenance and air conditioning repair service performed prior to the hot weather.

Air conditioning doesn’t respond to the thermostat setting – this usually indicates that there is a problem with the thermostat and it may be time to replace it with a newer, more energy-conscious model.

Abnormal odors and sounds – strange odors and unrecognizable sounds usually indicate a significant problem with your air conditioning system such as mold growing in your ductwork or parts have come loose.  In any case, you should contact us to come inspect your system.


For more information regarding air conditioning repair, maintenance, and installation services in Kitchener, Oakville, and Richmond Hill, call H&H Air Conditioning & Heating today and discuss your needs with one of our knowledgeable representatives.