Air Conditioning Installation for Milwaukee Area Homes & Businesses
No matter how good an A/C system you have, or how well you maintain it, at some point the cost of repairs will outweigh the cost of replacing it. If you’re at that point, or nearing it, Hartlaub can get you a new system from virtually any major manufacturer and install it to manufacturer specifications.
How long should an A/C system last?
With proper maintenance, a correctly installed central air conditioning system in our climate has an average service life of 15 to 20 years. Ductless A/C systems tend to have a shorter service life, and heat pumps (less common in Wisconsin) last about as long as the typical central air system.
What brands of A/C systems does Hartlaub sell and install?
We can get and install central air conditioning systems from all the major manufacturers, including:
- American Standard
- American Standard
Does Hartlaub install ductless A/C systems?
Yes, we also source and install ductless A/C systems, but if you are looking to replace a ductless system this may be a good time to consider switching to a central air system. Adding ductwork to a home that wasn’t originally built with it will add to the cost of installation, but it pays off in the long term in greater comfort, lower energy bills, and higher resale value when you sell your home.
Why choose Hartlaub for an A/C system installation?
For starters, Hartlaub has been serving the greater Milwaukee since 1948. We’re a family-owned business built on giving our customers great service and fair pricing, and we have hundreds of positive reviews from them to prove it.
All our technicians are licensed, bonded, insured and NATE-certified, meaning they have met the rigorous standards for North American Technician Excellence. When you hire Hartlaub to install an air conditioning system, you can count on all work being done to the manufacturer’s specifications by some of the best HVAC technicians in the business.
The first step of any installation, though, is properly sizing an air conditioning system to your home. If it’s too large, it won’t be efficient and will short cycle—blasting you with cold air for a few minutes, then cycling off. Same goes for heating if you're looking at an HVAC system that does both. If the system is undersized, it won’t adequately cool your home.
There’s more to sizing an HVAC system than just getting the total square feet of your home. Proper sizing will use what’s known as a “Manual J” calculation, which takes into account factors like the insulation in your home, the windows, how much exposure your home has to the sun, the efficiency of your ductwork, and other factors. We always follow the Manual J evaluation process to ensure you get the right-sized system for your home.