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All around the Waukesha and Milwaukee areas one company is known for being the customer's first choice for heating and air. 1st Choice Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive heating and air conditioning services including furnace, boiler, air conditioning and air quality services year round.

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How long should air conditioning systems last?
Generally speaking, a modern air conditioning system should last between 10 - 15 years.  The health and efficiency of your air conditioner are determined by a variety of factors, including:  
  • Whether or not the unit was properly maintained throughout its lifetime. If you skipped the yearly A/C tune-ups, the lifespan of your A/C may be shorter than it should be. 
  • How frequently you use the unit. 
  • How hot and humid it gets in your area
  • Whether or not the unit was properly sized when it was purchased for your home.
Keep in mind that as your air conditioner ages, its mechanical parts may become unavailable or obsolete. If you can't replace a broken part, you'll have to buy a new unit. If you get yearly A/C tune-ups from qualified technicians, your air conditioner should not break down in the summer. Many common A/C problems are caused by a lack of maintenance, and having your unit serviced will help to prevent them. HVAC technicians can also detect and repair any problems with your air conditioner before the summer season begins. 1st Choice offers professional maintenance services to keep your system running smoothly throughout the summer months. Connect with us today to learn more or to schedule service!
What are the benefits of air conditioning maintenance tune up service?
Having your air conditioning system maintained has many benefits. Aside from sparing you costly repairs, it can prolong the overall life of the entire system. Here are 4 specific ways that having your air conditioning system maintained on a regular basis can help your bottom line in the long run.  Reduced cooling costs. Most summer days are terribly warm. And, while your air conditioner can handle the problem fairly well, it does tend to eat up some money in the process. A tune-up streamlines and optimizes your system so that it can do its job better and more easily, which directly translates to significantly lower cooling costs. Improved air quality. Your air conditioner has been dormant for months, and during that time, a lot of gunk, grime, dust, and debris has accumulated. If you don't deal with it, all of this junk will end up in your home's air, which can kill your air quality and make allergies worse! Routine maintenance is the way to go for clean, fresh air in the spring and summer! Repairs are less expensive. In the event that you do require repairs, they will most likely be much less expensive if you have been receiving maintenance. Why is this so? Because the most expensive problems (part failure, air flow problems, etc.) are addressed during a tune-up, they are kept in check and costly breakdown problems are avoided. More comfort. What good is an air conditioner that can't keep you cool? Most summers are difficult even for the most modern of systems, and if you want to get a consistent cool, you need your system to be in top shape. Our professionals can ensure that everything is in good working order, allowing you to stay comfortable even during the worst heat waves. Ready to schedule your maintenance service? Contact 1st Choice today!
Should I repair or replace my air conditioning unit?

When deciding whether to repair or replace your home cooling system, consider the following factors:

  • Age of the unit: Consider the age of your air conditioner, just as you would with your home heating. When deciding whether to repair or replace your air conditioner, age is an important consideration. On average, you should replace your air conditioner every 10 to 15 years.
  • A system that uses R-22 Freon: To save energy across the country, the federal government is phasing out Freon. As a result, Freon prices are rising dramatically. If your air conditioner uses Freon, you'll need to replace it eventually in order to switch to the new R410A refrigerant. If your unit is breaking down or having problems due to a lack of Freon, it's probably time to consider a replacement.
  • Frequency of Repairs: Do you have the impression that your air conditioning system is constantly breaking down? Have you found yourself calling HVAC technicians on a regular basis to fix yet another problem with your system? If this is the case, ongoing repairs can quickly add up — and performing them on an older unit on a regular basis just doesn't make sense.
  • Cost of Repairs: If you can't decide whether to repair or replace your current unit, and it's over the age of ten, buying a new unit may be a better investment. AC units will, without a doubt, require repairs from time to time. However, if your system requires repairs on a regular basis, the cost of these repairs may eventually exceed the cost of installing a new unit, making investing in a new unit the wiser choice.

To learn more about repairing vs. replacing, we are happy to help. Contact 1st Choice today and one of our friendly team members will answer all your questions!

How often should HVAC be serviced?

Even if you don't feel there are any problems with your heating and air conditioning system, HVAC experts agree that having it inspected, serviced and cleaned twice a year is a good idea. Having this completed on a regular basis ensures that your system operates at peak energy efficiency and is ready to cool your house during the months when you need it the most. If you have a standard central ac unit and a furnace, each of these units should be serviced once a year. If you have a heat pump system that you use all year, you should schedule this service every 6 months. 

1st Choice Heating & Cooling is happy to help with your HVAC service needs. Request service today. 

How much does it cost to service an HVAC system?

On average the cost of servicing your air conditioning unit or system ranges from $50 to $140. It is important to note that regular maintenance on a unit may be required to avoid voiding some manufacturer's warranties. The price you pay is determined by whether the technician performs a simple tune-up and cleaning or if they discover any larger problems with your air conditioner that require repair.

Even if your system doesn’t appear to be having any problems, keeping it on a regular service plan will ensure it doesn’t develop problems. 1st Choice Heating & Cooling is happy to help with your HVAC service needs. Request service today.

Is a HVAC service plan worth it?

In a word, yes! HVAC service plans may seem like an unnecessary cost, but they pay for themselves in lifetime savings. Your heating and cooling systems are pretty much always working, so your service plan will ensure they’re working at peak efficiency, which will reduce not only your energy bills, but also your chances of expensive equipment breakdowns. Also, most manufacturers require regular maintenance of your HVAC system in order to maintain the warranty. You could void your manufacturer's warranty if you do not perform regular maintenance and keep proper documentation. 

Request service from 1st Choice Heating & Cooling to have your HVAC unit serviced today.

Furnace Repair, Replacement & Tune-Up

Winters in the Waukesha and Milwaukee area are tough. You should never be without a working furnace. We can repair, replace or tune up your furnace to prevent unexpected breakdowns and to ensure it’s running smoothly and efficiently all winter long.

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Boiler Services in Waukesha & Milwaukee

Our installation, maintenance and repair services aren’t just for furnaces. We also service cast iron boilers, high efficiency boilers, steam boilers and radiant heating systems in the Milwaukee and Waukesha metro areas.

Air Conditioning Repair, Replacement & Tune-Up

When it’s hot out, don’t sweat it. Call 1st Choice for top-rated AC repair, replacement or tune-up services. We’ll keep your home cool on even the hottest summer day.

Indoor Air Quality Services

You shouldn’t have to worry about what you’re breathing inside your home. Our air quality services will keep the air you breathe clean and balanced to support your family’s health. We specialize in air filtration, ionization, dehumidification and humidification, as well as energy-saving heat recovery ventilators.

Call 1st Choice Today

Call us at 262-547-2030 today to learn more about all of our home heating and cooling services. 1st Choice Heating & Cooling should be your first choice for all things home comfort in the Waukesha and Milwaukee areas

Thank You For The 1st Rate Reviews!

Elle Mars
Elle Mars
17:18 21 Jul 21
Mike has come to our house a few times in the last few years for my furnace and AC that are getting older. He’s always very friendly and super informative. And my dog LOVES I am! It’s actually adorable how my dog wants to sit right by him while he is working.I feel like I can trust him to give me an honest opinion.Looking at other reviews, it looks like my intuition is right!
Nicholas Binder
Nicholas Binder
16:42 04 Jul 21
Always been honest and their prices are fair. I recommend them to my friends and family quite often
Eric Hanson
Eric Hanson
14:56 17 Jun 21
Highly recommended! In addition to installing a new AC unit in a new location, we also hired them to relocate our furnace and gas line - all part of a basement remodel. The workers were very knowledgeable, and worked with us through every detail/measurement to ensure our ultimate project would be a success. Kudos to Rob, Lynn, and Jessica for taking great care of us!

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