Furnace Maintenance Checklist

Residential Furnace Installation, Service, and Repair

If you’re looking for high-quality, reliable, and affordable residential HVAC services in Hamilton and the surrounding areas, then it’s in your best interest to contact MDM Mechanical. We offer expert furnace installations, cleaning, repairs, and general maintenance services to ensure that your system is running smoothly all year long. Not only do we offer reasonable rates for our services, but we also schedule in-person consultations to examine the current state of your furnace. Honesty, transparency, and integrity are all indispensable qualities in the HVAC industry, and you can rest assured that’s exactly what you get when you hire our furnace repair services in Hamilton.

Residential Repair Services in Hamilton

For optimal functionality, service quality, and longevity, furnaces need regular professional maintenance and repairs. At MDM Mechanical, we uphold a high standard of service quality and only use energy efficient materials to get the job done right and to your satisfaction. Our goal is to help make your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible to help reduce your monthly energy consumption and bills.

As a family-owned and operated business, we completely understand what it’s like to have a strict budget allocated for monthly expenses and residential repairs. If your furnace is looking a little worse for wear or needs to be repaired, we’ll work with you to come up with an affordable and effective solution.

Our Furnace Repair Services

After carefully examining the current state of your furnace, our team of expert HVAC contractors will make professional product and service recommendations that suit your needs and fit your budget. We are an authorized dealer to sell and install Amana and Rheem products. Here’s what we can do for you:

Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Furnace

High-efficiency residential furnace installation in Hamilton is the way to go if you want to minimize your home’s energy consumption rates and ultimately lower your monthly expenditures. Gas furnaces have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating that indicates the amount of heat the unit is able to get out of the fuel that’s consumed. High-efficiency gas furnaces should have a minimum AFUE rating of 90% and can go up to 98.5%.

Furnace Installation

Some furnaces are in such bad shape or so outdated that they’re beyond repair. When the time comes to replace your old furnace and install a brand new one, you need expert advice and workmanship to get the job done for you. MDM Mechanical specializes in quality furnace replacement and installation in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

Furnace Maintenance

To maximize the functionality and lifespan of your furnace, you need to invest in routine maintenance and repair services. Ideally, you should schedule maintenance services at least once a year or once in the summer and once in the fall to make necessary seasonal adjustments.

Furnace Repair

In addition to our extensive gas furnace repair services in Hamilton, we also specialize in fixing unit and garage heaters, rooftop units, gas piping, storage tanks, and so much more. Let us know what type of residential HVAC services you’re looking for and we’ll be more than happy to help!

Different Types of Residential Furnaces

Residential furnaces have a number of different features that are suitable for various home layouts and square footage. They come in a range of sizes and configurations with modern technological features, finishes, and easy-to-use interfaces, so you can adjust the settings according to your heating and cooling comfort levels. Here are the different types of residential furnace installation services we offer in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Mississauga, Oakville, Dundas, and more.

Single-Stage Furnaces

A single-stage furnace is only capable of running on high capacity. When the thermostat is turned on and requires the space to be heated to a certain degree, the furnace will work at full speed to reach that temperature. Once the desired temperature is reached throughout the home, the thermostat signals the furnace to go idle or shut off. This can result in uneven heat distribution throughout your home. Single-stage furnaces only have an AFUE rating of about 80%. They’re not very energy efficient and have low upfront costs but will end up costing you more to thoroughly heat your home in the long run.

Two-Stage Furnaces with Variable Speed Blowers  

Two-stage furnaces have two gas flow settings: high and low. The variable speed blower is a component that’s located inside the furnace or air handler. It allows you to adjust the furnace settings to run at two different capacities simultaneously based on the current heating requirements of your home. The thermostat communicates the heating capacity of your space and the furnace responds immediately. ECM, which stands for Electronically Commutated Motor, refers to the DC motor inside the unit. It has a built-in inverter and magnet motor for more energy-efficient heating and cooling.

Modulating Furnaces

Modulating furnaces operate on extreme precision. The thermostat provides an up-to-the-minute temperature reading and immediately alerts the furnace if the temperature drops by the slightest degree. The furnace immediately springs into action to adjust the gas flow settings and work to maintain even heat distribution, consistent temperatures, and comfort levels throughout your home. Modulating furnaces ensure that the temperature throughout your home is constantly monitored and regulated for optimal energy and fuel efficiency and comfort.

Oil-Fired Furnaces

Oil-fired furnaces have an average AFUE rating ranging between 80% and 90%. Although they’re not the most energy-efficient furnaces on the market, they’re ideal for homeowners who live in remote areas and don’t have as much access to renewable fuel resources.

Waste Oil Furnaces

Waste oil furnaces are often touted as being environmentally friendly because they run on old or used automotive oil and vegetable oil. However, waste oil furnaces typically contain substances such as lubricants, detergents, lead, PCBs, and chromium. When heated, these substances turn into gases that become airborne and can cause serious ozone damages.

Dual Fuel Furnaces

Dual fuel furnaces consist of two different systems that operate based on external temperatures. Mild temperatures call for the use of a heat pump, which pulls warm air from outside and heats it up to the desired degree before depositing it into your home. When external temperatures are too cold, the dual fuel system automatically switches to a gas furnace that provides even heating distribution throughout your home. It switches back to the heat pump when the temperature outside rises.

Wood-Burning Furnace

If you can chop or purchase firewood, then a wood-burning furnace could be a great option for your home. Similar to oil and gas furnaces, wood-burning furnaces are connected to the ductwork of your home and that’s how they distribute hot air into each room. However, there’s a lot of maintenance involved. Since you can’t leave the fire unattended, you can only heat your home while you’re there. To prevent accidents or burning your home down, you have to put the fire out if you plan on leaving your home for an extended period of time.

To consistently heat your home even when you’re not there, you can install a combi furnace that also includes an oil or gas burner as a backup. When you put the fire out, the furnace will automatically switch to your backup heat source to continue heating your home safely. Due to its impracticality, standard wood-burning furnaces have a very low AFUE rating of around 45% to 55%. Advanced models can reach 75% to 90%.

Which Manufacturers Make High-Efficiency Furnaces?

  • Goodman
  • Amana
  • Trane
  • Carrier
  • Lennox
  • Coleman

Areas We Serve

  • Hamilton
  • Dundas
  • Ancaster
  • Brantford
  • Water Down
  • Stoney Creek
  • Grimsby
  • Burlington
  • Oakville
  • Mississauga

Why Choose MDM Mechanical?

Our name is synonymous with residential furnace repair in Hamilton and surrounding areas. We truly believe that “there’s no shortcut to quality” and we stand by that statement. We’ll take the time to answer all of your questions, walk you through our service process, and offer extensive maintenance services to ensure your system is always running smoothly. Contact us today to learn more about our services.


Residential HVAC Services

  • Boilers
  • Hot water tanks
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Hydronic heating
  • Gas piping
  • Pool heaters
  • Garage heaters
  • Warning tag clearance
  • In floor heating
  • Radiators

Areas We Serve: Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Burlington, Waterdown, Oakville, Flamborough and surrounding areas!


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