At Jack Kiefer Heating & Air, we feel it’s important to help you make educated choices. With that in mind, we’d like to answer some HVAC frequently asked questions to help you out.

The information we are providing should help you protect your investment, save money on heating and cooling your home, and create a comfortable indoor environment for your family.

What Does HVAC Stand For?

The acronym HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The term HVAC refers to different systems that will move air throughout your home. 

What Should I Spend on a New HVAC System?

The answer to this question depends upon where you live, the size of your home, and your lifestyle-based needs. According to HomeAdvisor, the cost of the actual system will average $7,000, but the high end could exceed $10,000. There is a wide range of prices for installation as well, from a few thousand dollars on the low end up to $12,000. 

Equipment and installation are equally important. It’s best to call a certified HVAC contractor to help identify the appropriate HVAC system for your home, and install it with precision. We understand this is a big investment, and you deserve a high quality system. For this reason, we offer special HVAC financing at Jack Kiefer Heating & Air.

How Can I Increase the Longevity of My HVAC System?

Once you make the investment, you will want it to last. On average, an air conditioner will last up to 15 years, and a furnace up to 20 years. The one most important thing you can do to get the most out of your HVAC system is to schedule maintenance with a certified HVAC contractor twice a year. Have an HVAC expert inspect your air condition in the spring, and your furnace or boiler in the fall. This will help you troubleshoot small issues before they become a big deal, and keep your HVAC system in tip top shape. Many HVAC experts will offer discounts on regular maintenance contracts.

How Often Should I Change My HVAC Air Filters?

You should change, or at least check your HVAC air filters every 3 to 6 months. A clean HVAC air filter will help increase the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC system, by making it easier on the system to distribute air. It will also help to improve the air quality inside of your home.

Changing the HVAC air filter is something you can do yourself. Remove the filter, and check on the frame for the correct size. This way, you’ll know what to buy.

How Can I Save Money on My Energy Bills?

There are several things you can do to reduce your energy bills.

You can save as much as 10% on energy, according to The US Department Of Energy, with a single tactic. In the winter, turn your thermostat down by 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day, and turn it up by 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day in the summer. It makes sense to do this when you are away from home or sleeping.

Other cost saving measures include:

  • Schedule bi-annual HVAC inspections
  • Make sure your HVAC air filters are clean
  • Seal air leaks on your doors or windows
  • Keep air vents clear of furniture and drapes
  • Run a ceiling fan counter clockwise in the summer to push warm air up, and clockwise in the winter to put warm air down
  • Keep drapes or shades closed when outdoor temperates are extreme.
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Contact Us for Great HVAC Service & Advice

It’s important to have an HVAC expert in your contacts who you trust. We are here to help you, with great service and advice. If you have any HVAC questions or issues, contact us

Our prices are fair. We are punctual, and respond quickly to emergencies. And, we offer HVAC financing to make sure you can comfortably take care of your heating, and cooling needs with a quality system. Give us a call at 920-637-4189 or drop us an email.  

We are proud to be your HVAC experts in Neenah and the Fox Cities.