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Heating & Cooling FAQ

When Milwaukee-area homeowners have questions about their home comfort, they ask West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning. Our Comfort Advisors are heating and cooling experts. They know the HVAC industry inside and out, and have decades of experience which makes answering your questions and concerns simple. Curious what’s included in our tuneup service? Wondering how long your heating or cooling system will last? Find answers to these questions and more in our heating and cooling FAQs—or call us at 414-543-2800 if you don’t find the answers you need below.

West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning provides upfront pricing—the cost is determined by the job, not by the hour, which ensures everyone pays the same rate for work.

A residential service call is $94 plus tax and a commercial or rooftop service call is only $149 plus tax during our regular business hours, Monday through Saturday. Both include a technician going to the property, testing and diagnosing the unit, making recommendations, and providing estimates for repair, if needed. We also provide convenient 24-hour emergency service.

West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning services all makes and models of furnaces (including oil), boilers (including oil), central air conditioning units, garage heaters, commercial rooftop units, electric heat, and more.

Manufacturers require annual maintenance to maintain valid warranties. Properly maintained equipment will need fewer and less costly repairs. It will also lower energy usage while adding to your comfort.

West Allis Heating offers an annual maintenance agreement which includes two inspections, tune ups and cleanings—one in spring for the A/C and one in fall for the furnace—to save customers money. Call our office at (414) 543-2800 to sign up today!

A tune up and cleaning is a 15-point service check in which the technician examines the entire system, cleans and inspects all of the heating or cooling components, makes sure there are no safety hazards or items that require attention, and provides recommendations and pricing for repairs, if needed.

For a one-inch furnace filter, it is recommended that you change it every month. For a high efficiency furnace filter (four-inch or larger), it is recommended that you change it every six to 12 months. If you have pets, allergies, or smoke indoors, you may want to change your filter more often.

We don’t recommend it. Covering your air conditioning unit can create an ideal space for critters to make their home during the fall and winter months, which might cause damage to many components in the unit.

If you are concerned about your air conditioner being exposed, there’s no need to be. They are built to withstand the elements year-round. During your annual spring tune up, the technician will check for any debris inside the unit to ensure safety before you start it for the first time.

With proper maintenance, a furnace can last 15 to 20 years and an air conditioner 12 to 15 years. Our technicians will let you know when you should start thinking about replacing your unit, and explain what options are available to meet your needs and budget.

There are several variables that are taken into consideration to determine the cost of a new furnace or central air conditioning unit. The best first step is to set up a free estimate with one of our Comfort Advisors who can go over different equipment options and help you determine what would work best for your home and comfort.

Ductless systems create zones in your home, alleviating hot and cold spots. This makes them ideal for rooms that do not have ductwork, such as sunrooms and garages. They are fairly quiet and extremely efficient—allowing you to save money on your energy bills. Ask our Comfort Advisors if a ductless system may be right for you.