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4 Questions Customers Frequently Ask HVAC Contractors

4 Questions Customers Frequently Ask HVAC Contractors

By properly maintaining the HVAC system, you can keep your family comfortable all year-round. To help you keep up with maintenance, it’s essential to hire a heating and cooling contractor. When you start working with a contractor, you might want to ask them some basic questions about your unit.

FAQ for Heating & Cooling Contractors

How do you know when it’s time for a replacement?

While most contractors recommend replacing a heating and cooling unit about every 10 years, there are also some signs to look for. If your energy bills are suddenly higher than normal, this could mean a potential problem with the unit. You should also look into replacing units that require frequent maintenance. Noisy and inefficient units may also need to be replaced. 

How often should you schedule maintenance?

To keep the furnace and air conditioning system working well, a contractor will likely recommend regular maintenance. Call a contractor in the spring to service the air conditioning unit, change the filters, and inspect the ducts before the summer weather. The same goes for heating units in the fall. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you can keep the system running efficiently and extend its life span as much as possible. You can also decrease health risks, like allergies and carbon monoxide leaks, by scheduling maintenance before the season starts.

What factors should you consider when buying a new unit?

When it is time to replace the HVAC unit, speak with a contractor about your options. They will likely assess the efficiency of your home, finding places to update before installing a new system. You will also want to find a system that works for the size of your home. Weigh the cost and quality together, as a new unit will be an investment; while you might not be ready to invest in the latest technology, an upgrade can boost efficiency down the line. 

Should you hire a professional for installation?

While some homeowners might be tempted to attempt the heating and cooling installation by themselves, this can only lead to faulty work and careless mistakes. To ensure your system is working properly and functions for years to come, hire an HVAC company to perform the installation. Following the installation, they can work with you to set up a maintenance schedule that works for your home. 


Whether you want to schedule an HVAC inspection or are ready to install a new unit, Ron Hammes Refrigeration in La Crosse, WI, has the expertise you can trust. As a full-service HVAC and commercial refrigeration company, energy efficiency is a top priority. They can help both commercial and residential property owners maintain their heating and cooling systems through repairs, ventilation service, and heat pump installation. To view a full list of services, visit them online, or call (608) 788-3110 to speak with a member of their team today. 

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