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HVAC Tips and Articles from Industry Leading Specialists

Capital HVAC strives to provide the best heating and cooling system installation, repair, and maintenance services in SE Wisconsin - but they don't stop there. They also want to educate their customers on the HVAC sytems in their home or business, and help you avoid costly repair or replacement services. Below are a range of articles detailing frequently seeked information in regards to HVAC services and systems.

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3 Signs to Replace your Commercial Ice Maker

3 Signs to Replace your Commercial Ice Maker The old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” may end up costing your business more money that you’d think. So, before you have a business-halting repair to your ice maker consider these things: 1. Is my machine making enough...

Signs You May Need an AC Tune-up

Our Milwaukee AC Maintenance Company Saves You Money By Helping You Avoid AC Repairs with Simple Maintenance Checks Our AC repair Milwaukee HVAC technicians know air conditioner repairs and replacements aren’t always necessary. Oftentimes, your system just needs a detailed AC tune-up to restore it back to optimal performance. Below, we’ve...

Best Air Conditioner Brands

A new air conditioning system installation is one of the most effective moves you can make toward gaining a more efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable home. But that first choice is a big one, and determining what cooling system will work best for you and your needs is paramount....

Importance of AC Maintenance

A Yearly Air Conditioning Tune Up Has Big Benefits With regularly scheduled maintenance, your heating and cooling system will last longer, operate using less energy, have better balanced temperature control, and break down less. More Efficient: HVAC systems can operate 20% more efficiently with proper maintenance. Fewer Interruptions: 90% of HVAC...

11 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool on a Budget

Milwaukee AC Installers Share Energy Efficient Ways to Stay Cool & Comfortable  The air conditioning experts at Capital Heating & Cooling know it’s not always easy (or cost-effective) to keep your home dry, cool and comfortable during hot and muggy Wisconsin summers. Yes, our air conditioning installation services play a...

When to Get a New Air Conditioner?

Milwaukee AC Installation Specialists Answer the Big Question: “When Should I Replace my AC?” Our New Berlin AC Technicians hear it all the time: “When should I replace my AC?” We understand AC replacement is nothing that anyone wants to think about, it’s an out of sight out of...

When to Get a New Air Conditioner?

8 Warning Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner Our Milwaukee area brings on plenty of temperature extremes, and our summer in particular can be surprisingly scathing. Your air conditioner has to be able to keep up, providing you with powerful and reliable cooling power! But what if...

AC Repair Cost

What is the Cost of AC Repair in Milwaukee? Capital Provides the Answer! Capital Heating & Cooling provides flat rate AC repair pricing, upfront so there’s no hidden fees.  The cost of AC repairs depends on what needs to be fixed, when it needs to be fixed, and...

Benefits of Energy Efficient AC

Our AC Replacement Experts Advise on the Big Benefits of Energy Efficient Air Conditioners If you're thinking about replacing your air conditioning system, it's worth looking into a high efficient system. Capital Heating & Cooling’s Milwaukee HVAC installation technicians know the benefits of an energy efficient AC system reach...

Commercial Air Conditioning Warning Signs

Is it Time to Replace your Commercial AC System? Making a good impression and keeping your customers comfortable is essential to your business.  Capital Heating & Cooling understands you don’t have time for A/C breakdowns, nor care to spend your hard earned money on expensive emergency repairs to...

Air Conditioners: Everything You Need to Know

New Berlin HVAC Company Helps You Understand Your AC System Summer is around the corner and it’s time to think about your air conditioning system. Do you need to remove the AC cover? Should you have it professionally inspected and tuned-up before you turn it on?  Perhaps it’s...

What to do if your AC system won’t work?

Advice from top HVAC company in New Berlin We understand the value of a dollar and want to help you stretch your money as far as possible, so let’s start with the easy things – and if these don’t work, then call the professionals at Capital Heating &...

Why You Should Schedule an AC Tune-Up Each Spring

Warm weather is fast approaching. Is your air conditioner ready for another summer? To make sure your home stays comfortable as the temperature climbs outside, schedule air conditioner maintenance this spring before cooling season begins. Regular tune-ups from Capital Heating & Cooling benefit you in many ways. Then,...

What to Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Has your air conditioner quit working? Perhaps you remember the way it struggled to keep your Milwaukee home comfortable last summer, and you want to ensure better home comfort and efficiency this cooling season. Or maybe you're tired of your window AC unit and want to move away...

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking?

Out of all the diverse issues an air conditioner can come across, there are few that are even half as jarring and stressful as a cooling system leaking water. Not only is it likely that your home is now too hot—you’re dealing with potential water damage, too! Are...

4 Times You Should Call for 24-Hour Emergency AC Repair

Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner in the Milwaukee area, being confronted with an AC unit problem mid-season can be exceedingly stressful. The heat really pours on around here in the midst of summer, and you need a solution that prioritizes your comfort. That’s why at...

Should I Schedule Commercial AC Repair or Replacement?

Complications arising with the central air conditioning unit in your commercial business can be uniquely challenging. Dealing with improper cooling for any amount of time is simply not an option, and so you have to find the best means of meeting your needs. That means the solution that...

How to Choose an AC Unit Replacement for Your Southeast Wisconsin Home

Is it time to replace your central AC unit? Since this is a significant investment that will impact home comfort every summer for the next decade or more, it’s important to make your selection carefully. This guide will help you choose an air conditioning unit replacement for your...

Signs Your Commercial Air Conditioner Needs to be Repaired

As a business owner, you do everything you can to ensure a positive experience for your customers and employees. At the same time, you do what you can to protect your bottom line. That’s why a broken central air conditioner deserves your immediate attention. Commercial AC units work...

6 Signs You Need an AC Replacement

Replacing an air conditioning system is not often the first choice many homeowners will make. But the truth of the matter is that choosing to replace your home central AC unit is often the best way to reduce issues and improve home energy-efficiency! Having said that, when exactly...

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Oil Furnace Replacement Pros & Cons

Advantages and Disadvantages of Replacing Your Oil Furnace When it's time to replace your oil furnace, our New Berlin HVAC experts can help you choose the right home heating system.  When oil was cheap oil burning furnaces made sense, but with volatile oil prices and efficient and enviro-friendly...

Oil to Gas Furnace Conversion Cost

Milwaukee HVAC Installation Experts Perform Affordable Oil to Gas Furnace Conversion If you’ve been considering an oil to gas furnace conversion, you stand to enjoy many benefits after making the switch. Still, you may wonder about the costs involved. Consider the factors that affect the price you’ll pay...

What Do Furnace Repairs Cost?

We occasionally gets a customer who questions the cost of their furnace repair, usually the cost of a part.  For example, if they found the part for sale on Amazon at for $50, they want to know why the complete furnace repair cost is more than $50. Here’s why...

Emergency Commercial Furnace Service

The 24 Hour Commercial Furnace Repair Milwaukee and Surrounding Areas Trust for Rapid Response and Efficiency At Capital Heating & Cooling, our Milwaukee commercial furnace repair technicians understand the huge importance of providing rapid response and accurate efficiency when commercial heating systems break down. Whether it’s an issue...

Who to Call for Emergency Furnace Installation

Milwaukee HVAC Specialists Provide Emergency Service Capital HVAC caters to the North Shore communities by providing high end customer service and emergency furnace repairs & installations 24 hours a day.  When the heat goes out, we know your family can't wait until "business hours!"  This Whitefish Bay homeowner's...

Common Commercial Furnace Problems

Milwaukee Heating Service Technicians Explain the Most Common Failures of Commercial Furnaces and the Reasons Behind Them Our furnace repair Milwaukee HVAC technicians know a lot can go wrong on commercial furnaces. From the burners to the blowers and everything in between, our Milwaukee heating service technicians explain...

Furnace Maintenance Tips

Most of us try to avoid our heating system breaking down when we need it most, so we schedule a pre-season maintenance visit from our local HVAC Company. Whether it’s in the middle of your businesses busy season, or just a cozy Sunday at home, Capital Heating &...

How Much Does a Furnace Tune-Up Cost?

Benefits of Routine Tune-Ups Outweight the Cost Permanent appliances like furnaces require routine maintenance to avoid the production of carbon monoxide gas & help keep heating costs low. So, how much does furnace maintenance cost?  This is a well-deserved question since there’s so many HVAC commercials and ads...

What's Included in a Furnace Tune-Up?

Furnace Tune-Ups Cover Routine Maintenance The caliber of HVAC Company you choose to perform your furnace tune up will impact the quality of tune up service you receive.  The main purpose of any furnace tune up is to extend the life of your heating system, avoid expensive furnace...

Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?

Common Reasons for a Faulty Furnace When your furnace is working correctly, it automatically turns on and off to keep your indoor air temperature comfortable. However, the average heating system only turns on and off 3-6 times in an hour. If your furnace is turning on and off...

Should I Buy My Own Furnace Parts?

DIY Furnace Repair Balances Risk and Cost If your furnace is giving you trouble, it can be tempting to try to save a few bucks and give it a shot yourself. Do I need Bryant furnace parts, Luxaire, Rheem furnace parts? Is it the flame sensor or do...

DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips for Winter

Top 4 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Heating System Running When it’s winter in Wisconsin we all look for ways to avoid having to call for emergency furnace repair.  These helpful DIY furnace maintenance tips can help your home heating system run efficiently for as long as possible. It...

8 Ways to Get Your HVAC System Winter Ready

Milwaukee Heating Company Saves Homeowners Time & Money  When it comes to your home's HVAC system there's a few simple things you can do between maintenance visits to make sure your heating system is ready to work reliably and efficiently when the cold Wisconsin winter arrives.  If DIY...

6 Signs It's Time To Replace the Furnace

New Berlin Furnace Installation and Heating System Replacement Specialists Talk About When It's Time to Consider a New Furnace. Knowing when to replace your furnace is a tough decision, but our New Berlin furnace replacement installers make it easy. When looking furnace replacement services, here's 6 things to consider. 1. How...

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

The cylindrical thing in your garage, basement or utility closet is more important than most realize. Take good care of it and it will take care of you.   In addition to the annual maintenance done by a qualified HVAC company like Capital Heating & Cooling, here’s a few...

Maximize energy savings with radiator heat control

Capital Heating & Cooling introduces the arrival of Honeywell’s TheraPro HR90; a programmable electronic radiator controller used for standalone radiator temperature control. Honeywell's new HR90 radiator control caters to the energy conscious building owner with features such as minimum and maximum temperature limits and a child/safety lockout to prevent...

What kinds of home heating systems are there?

What kinds of home heating systems are there? When it’s time to have a new heating system installed or replaced, your options are Geothermal, Boiler, or Furnace.  They all have pros and cons, and our residential heating experts can help you decide which is best - but in the meantime, let’s...

Choosing a Furnace Installation Company

When it’s time for furnace replacement, upgrade, or new furnace installation, it’s important to choose a qualified HVAC company.  Qualifications include the appropriate licenses, home furnace installation experience, insurance coverage.  Additional things you’ll want to consider include warrantees & guarantee coverage, post-installation support, and availability.  Capital Heating &...

Furnace Specials

Affordable Furnace Installation in Milwaukee and Throughout Southeast Wisconsin Capital Heating & Cooling offers the best furnace installation deals in Milwaukee and throughout Southeast Wisconsin. From affordable furnace installations in Milwaukee to furnace tune-up specials in Waukesha, Capital Heating & Cooling has you covered. Our local heating technicians...

Furnace Cleaning - What's Involved & Why It's Necessary

As summer winds down, homeowners start to think about preparing for the long cold winters in Southeast Wisconsin.  Things like closing up the pool, cleaning up the yard, and making sure your home heating system is ready to operate reliably and efficiently all winter long top the list...

What to Do If Your Furnace Won't Start

One of the most common reasons for emergency furnace repair services is when a home furnace won’t start. Before paying for professional furnace repair in Milwaukee and surrounding areas, here’s a few easy things you can check yourself in just a matter of minutes. We've included a furnace troubleshooting video and step...

Top 10 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

Tips from Top Milwaukee HVAC Company Everyone wants to know how they can save some cash on their energy bills.  Sure there's the obvious - turn off the lights and keep the heat down - but there's so much more you can do to keep your heat bills low this winter....

How to Choose the Right Furnace for Your Home

You may not realize how much you rely on your furnace for home comfort until the system starts acting up. Should you schedule a repair, or is it time for a furnace replacement? Some telltale signs you should replace your furnace include old age, frequent breakdowns, comfort problems,...

3 Reasons to Buy a Furnace in the Off Season

It’s the middle of summer, and the weather is wonderfully warm. You’re focused on keeping your Milwaukee home cool, not worrying about what winter might bring. However, if your heating system barely made it through last season, don’t wait until the first snow to replace it—install a new...

7 Furnace Noises You Should Never Ignore

As winter approaches and you turn on your heating system for the first time, you may be caught off-guard when the equipment starts making strange sounds. Some noises are relatively harmless while others warrant 24-hour furnace repair or installation services. Of all the furnace noises you might encounter,...

4 Common Furnace Problems & How to Avoid Them

It’s easy to ignore your furnace—until your comfort level drops or you receive an overpriced heating bill. What if you could take steps to avoid these problems and keep your furnace running smoothly all winter? With the following advice from the top-rated HVAC company in Menomonee falls—Capital Heating...

Do I Need a Furnace Maintenance Plan?

7 Ways an HVAC Maintenance Plan Will Save You Time & Money The fact is although you're not obligated to sign up for an annual furnace maintenance plan, you'll get better pricing, longer warranties, and faster service if you do.  Capital Heating & Cooling offers two levels of...

Tech Tip of the Month

During the winter an average house loses about 10,000 to 12,000 total pounds of weight. This weight is lost due to wood and other materials losing moisture in the cold Wisconsin winter. Needless to say, your home and the air outside will become very dry in the winter....

How to Fix Uneven Heating in Your Menomonee Falls Home

It’s common for homeowners in Menomonee Falls to complain of uneven temperatures from room to room, especially in the winter. If you want to feel comfortable in every room without adjusting the thermostat constantly, follow these tips from Capital Heating & Cooling’s Menomonee Falls heating contractors to fix...

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Air Handler Failure

One of the most important parts of a commercial HVAC system is the air handler. An air handler is engineered to circulate the air generated by heating and cooling systems. It is responsible for transferring the air through the ductwork and into the temperature moderation area. As such...

6 Signs of a Good Commercial HVAC Maintenance Contract

Waukesha HVAC Contractor Spills the Beans on Commercial HVAC Maintenance Plans Whether you’re looking for commercial furnace maintenance, boiler maintenance service, or a professional HVAC company to maintain a combination of systems at multiple locations, it’s important to work with a local HVAC company that offers customizable commercial HVAC...

Geothermal Energy Definition - How It Works

What is Geothermal Energy? Geothermal energy has been used to heat and cool businesses for several decades and over time its name has morphed into several popular variations including geo-thermal, water-to-water, ground-water assisted, ground-water, and geoexchange. Regardless of which variation you choose, geothermal energy by definition is: thermal...

How to Choose an HVAC Company?

To ensure your heating or cooling system is being serviced or installed by a professional, you must make certain they have all their credentials in order. Making sure the HVAC Company that you choose is qualified to perform Residential & Commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning services will...

Evaporator Coil Maintenance

There are two main aspects to evaporator coil maintenance. The first is keeping the coolant-filled coils free of dirt and debris. Second is keeping the evaporator drain clean and clear so that the condensed moisture from the air can drain rather than pool. Doing both of these regularly...

Benefits of Signing Up for an HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Your HVAC system works hard to keep your Greater Milwaukee home comfortable all year round. Do you give your equipment the attention it deserves? Annual maintenance from Capital Heating & Cooling is essential to keep your system running smoothly. Did you know that HVAC equipment loses about 5%...

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Air Filter Buying Guide

Advice from the Menomonee Falls HVAC Experts on Allergy Filters & more: Choosing the best air filter for your home depends on what you’re trying to filter, how diligent you are about changing the filter, if you’re concerned about the operating efficiency of your furnace equipment and of course how...

Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

New Berlin Air Filter Replacement Specialists As a homeowner, it’s important to make sure you provide the proper care and attention for everything in your home – right down to the HVAC air filters. Our New Berlin HVAC filter replacement specialists know there are a variety of benefits...

Indoor Air Quality Importance

Our Brookfield Air Filtration System Specialists Discuss the Importance of Clean Indoor Air Many people are unaware of the outdoor pollutants being perpetually pumped into their homes via their HVAC system. Tack on indoor household substances like cleaning solutions, wall paint, smoke, fragrances and other chemicals, and it’s...

Pet Dander and its Effects on Indoor Air Quality

Our Waukesha air filtration installers know pet dander is responsible for causing allergic reactions in approximately 10 million Americans. Pet dander is composed of microscopic skin cells. These dead skin cells flake off to make room for new skin cells (just like humans). Since “dander” is a natural...

Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned After Renovation?

Air Duct Cleaning After Renovation? Having your home or business remodeled is an exciting time that leaves you with a new look. What you cannot see though is that it also leaves you with dust, wood and insulation particles that settle on your floor, counter tops, and in...

Duct Cleaning After Remodeling?

Menomonee Falls Heating and Cooling Experts Explain Why   Remodeling is an exciting thing that can leave you with a beautiful finished product for years.  Sure the construction dust can linger on on your furniture, floors, counters and table tops - but that's the least of your worries....

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

Why our Milwaukee HVAC Professionals Recommend Air Duct Cleaning Capital Heating & Cooling’s Milwaukee HVAC professionals are dedicated to improving the indoor air quality of businesses and homes throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. It is projected that 90% of a person’s day is spent indoors. This being the case, getting...

Air Duct Cleaning Facts

Duct Cleaning Waukesha Trusts For The Truth About Air Duct Cleaning When it comes to air duct cleaning services, it’s easy to get mislead by the overload of information out there. What’s a good price? Who to hire?  When you contact Capital Heating & Cooling’s Waukesha duct cleaning team,...

5 Air Filtration Systems to Reduce Allergy Symptoms

In the U.S, more than 40 million people suffer from year-round allergies. Whether your allergies are mild, extreme, or somewhere in between, our Waukesha Indoor Air Quality technicians recommend an air filtration system to ease the irritating symptoms of allergies/asthma and provide overall healthier indoor air quality, for...

Top 8 Whole-Home Humidifier Benefits

The ideal indoor air humidity level is around 30-40%, but here in Wisconsin especially in winter, our humidity levels are naturally closer to only 10 percent%. The lack of moisture is damaging to your home and your health, but can easily be prevented with a Whole-Home Humidifier. 1....

Tips for Choosing a Duct Cleaning Company

Choosing a reputable duct cleaning company in Milwaukee sounds easy right? Experts warn homeowners and businesses to do their research on duct cleaning companies to avoid getting scammed. What to look for when hiring a duct cleaning company in Milwaukee and surrounding areas: Choose NADCA Certified Choosing a...

Top 3 Ways to Breathe Easier

Anyone with allergies or asthma can attest to the discomfort and desperation that comes from bad indoor air quality.  Sneezing, stuffy noses and itchy eyes are only the beginning – those with severe respiratory issues have difficulties breathing – which can be scary, especially for kids and elderly....

Understanding Indoor Air Quality

Brookfield Air Purifier Specialists Discuss the Most Common Indoor Air Contaminants and What Clean Air Can Do for You Would you believe indoor air is 10x more pollutant than outdoor air? When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Allergens outside are blown away or beat down...

How Much Does Air Duct Cleaning Cost?

Milwaukee Duct Cleaners Advise on Air Duct Cleaning Cost Factors When it comes to choosing a local duct cleaning company not all air-duct cleaning services are created equal, so it’s important to understand what factors determine how much it will cost to clean the air duct system in...

6 Signs Your Home’s Dryer Vents Need to Be Cleaned

Dryers are some of the most useful appliances you can have in your home. But when they aren’t maintained regularly, they can become sluggish, weak, and start feeling like they’re more trouble than they are worth. Are you having trouble with your home dryer in the Milwaukee area?...

Can Duct Cleaning Relieve Fall Allergies?

Get the Scoop from SE Wisconsin Duct Cleaning Company, Capital Heating & Cooling Fall is a great time of the year in Wisconsin - the leaves change colors, the kids go back to school, and pumpkin spice lattes are back.  But as the seasons change, it's also the...

How to Avoid an Air Duct Cleaning Scam

If you’re interested in having your air ducts cleaned, you must first find a reputable company to provide this service. Unfortunately, scams abound in the air duct cleaning industry. How do you know which companies offer quality work and which ones are out to scam you? Just follow...

Is an Indoor Air Quality Test Necessary?

Get the Facts from Milwaukee's Top Indoor Air Quality Company     Did you know 96.7% of Americans have at least 1 our of 6 common indoor air quality problems?  And 50% of homes have three critical problems!  Is the air inside your Wisconsin home or business contaminated? It's...

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9 Tips for Hiring a Heating & Cooling Contractor

Choosing an HVAC contractor isn’t something most people do every day, so it’s important to rely on tips from credible resources like Energy Star to help make a decision you won’t regret. While Capital Heating & Cooling provides residential and commercial heating and cooling services, this article is...

COSBE’s 2017 Future 50 List

  Capital Heating & Cooling Leads the Pack Menomonee Falls, WI. – July 5, 2017 – Capital Heating & Cooling is thrilled to make COSBE’s annual list of the top 50 fastest growing businesses in the Milwaukee region.  The annual Future 50 program recognizes companies in the seven-county Milwaukee...

30 Weird Facts About HVAC

Ever wonder why there's no school in the summer, or how rich people heated their homes in the ancient days? The words "Did You Know?" can perk anyone's ears - so, share these fun facts and be the smartest kid in the class!  Our Menomonee Falls HVAC Company...

End of Summer Checklist

14 To-Do’s Before Summer Ends The end of summer is fast approaching and there’s still so much to do! A humid summer can take a toll on your home, both inside and out. Heat causes surfaces to contract, increasing the chance of cracking or damage. Our humid Wisconsin...